Wednesday, December 30, 2009

silver jews - wild kindness

In an effort to make myself sound/feel more legit, I've finally put together a website: www.jamesbernal.com

Updating it will be [one of] my New Year's Resolution[s].

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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

jock jams volume 8

I can't get over how terrible that mural is. or how precious Josh is.

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a tribe called quest - electric relaxation

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

deerhunter - vox celeste

This picture reminds me of how great that backpack has been and how many buses, airplanes, and boat rides we've shared over the years. Looking through it a few weeks ago, I was hoping to find a lock. Instead, I found seashells, a subway map, and an email scrawled onto the back of a napkin.


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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

pixies - gigantic

A year ago, we were playing Beer Toss and The Pixies came on. The guy next to me turned to his friend and mentioned how much he hated that band. In hindsight, what an idiot.

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Friday, December 11, 2009

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sunday, November 29, 2009

talking heads - this must be the place

Approaching the bottom-of-the-world, Calafate, Argentina. We were popular amongst the street dogs that followed us around and I actually felt part of something bigger. That is, until I let hubris get the best of me and a rogue German Shepherd bit my leg. Just ask my friends- they love that story.

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Friday, November 27, 2009

dirty projectors - stillness is the move

Bro. I didnt think I'd like this album, but now I can't stop listening. Bro.
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Monday, November 23, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

treefingers

Because Gainesville, Fl is a fancy place where fancy kids come together to have fancy dinners such as this one:


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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

animal collective - guys eyes

Taking a break from the ridiculously cold Pacific in Nicaragua.

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Saturday, November 7, 2009

david bowie - china girl

Jamie Tao, missing link between sloth and human.

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

kings of convenience - rule my world

I'd like to adopt an Australian Kelpie. I need to secure a backyard first.


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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

mum - we have a map of the piano

While in Colombia this past week, my dad found an old Kodak Brownie in my grandparent's old apartment. He brought it back and I've been playing around with it and I can't help but feel like an archeologist because it's such a simple device (essentially a light-tight box with a shutter) but some levers don't seem to do anything. I'm going to keep playing with it and figure out a way to roll some modern film into it.

In other news, I've been a whole lot more inspired these past few weeks. I've been looking/lurking a lot and seeing so much good work from people that I just feel like grabbing my camera and running outside. The deceptively pleasant weather is also helping. I just need to find adventures/excuses to sling my camera over my shoulder.



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Friday, October 16, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009

akron/fam - we all will

My old roommate, Roger, doing his thing. Which is actually watching other people do their thing. In bikinis. By the pool.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

beach house - astronaut

Precious Josh's Precious Cat doing Precious Things.

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Monday, October 5, 2009

Friday, October 2, 2009

woods - night creature

A photo from back when I used to live in The South and 2AM grits actually hit-the-spot. And Danielle didn't live in Korea.


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Monday, September 28, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

Fun Fact about James Bernal #83:
My favorite Beatles song is 'Hey Jude'


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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

the anniversary - the heart is a lonely hunter

Just looking at this photo makes me tired. Volcano trekking in Central America.


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Sunday, September 6, 2009

joy division - digital

The best part about my new job is that I'm about a 5 minute walk down to the beach and I can't figure out if that's good or bad.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

four tet - parks

I always knew I'd say this, but yeah, I miss college.


Here we are playing Wisest Wizard on Josh's Porch.
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Saturday, August 29, 2009

monomono - tire loma da nigbehin

This shouldn't surprise you, but I'm starting to feel the effects of 'the travel bug' yet again.

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Monday, August 24, 2009

velvet underground - femme fatale

Early-Morning-Mate-in-Middle-of-Nowhere-Argentina

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Friday, August 21, 2009

broadcast - come on let's go

Whitney installing her BFA show.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

lali puna - faking the books

Precious Josh shows us how to safely light a bottle rocket. and his crack.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009

sharks keep moving - second instrumental

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