Saturday, December 5, 2009

i'm a punk rocker, yes i am.

gorgeous items above from
amy winehouse wears their acessories.

via twitter, my good friend, jessica from lola vintage asked me what i was listening to this week. for a girl who is completely obsessed with music, i realized that i had gotten so caught up in being busy, that i wasn't really listening to anything. i immediately went through my cds and pulled out michelle shocked, old john mayer, violent femmes, social d and mazzy star.

i'm a punk rocker, yes i am.

okay, so i'm not anymore, but i used to be
{i was 14}, listening to dead kennedys, sex pistols, social distortion, black flag, circle jerks, just to name a few. i bought all my clothes from the salvation army, shaved half my head, seriously. i loved army jackets, anything black, safety pins, doc martens and eyeliner.

it was a short-lived phase, that soon gave way to rockabilly, adam and the ants and bow wow wow, followed by an infatuation with the go gos and madonna
{completely bleaching my hair and cutting it off, wearing it like a virgin style}.
i truly adored madonna, dressing the part, lacey lingerie,
bracelets, ripped tights and all.

through my many phases of music styles,
the best might have been the 80's with fine young cannibals, oooh i love them,
somewhere along the way,
i found my way back to my original loves,
reggae, classic rock, R&B and hip hop.

while i still have a special place in my heart for punk music and fashion,
lyrics are what really influence me,
and well, i'm just not as rebellious as i used to be
{'s a holiday in cambodia...}
doesn't really make me want to sing out loud.

favoring the 'one love' vibe of my favorite artists
like jason mraz, bob, jack johnson, anya marina and so, so many others.
i am obsessed with music
and my style is totally influenced by what i'm listening to that week.
{never country, although,
i have a huge crush on taylor swift and she is on replay a lot lately}.

on that note, i am always looking for something new to add to my playlist.

and suggestions are always welcome.

what are you listening to these days?


  1. Kerri, I would LOVE to see pics of your music-influenced past, if you're ever willing! For me it was my goth "Cure" stage with black lipstick and finger nail polish mostly. I absolutely adore Mazzy star, definitely one of my all time faves. Thanks for sharing, can't wait to listen to some of the new names. <3

  2. I started listing off all of my favorite "growing up" bands and actually started to bore myself, so I erased them all..suffice it to say, I lOOOOVVEE music! always have, always will.
    The band I have been loving lately is called NEEDTOBREATHE, especially their new album the Outsiders....
    fun post..(and I also would love to see those pictures!)

  3. i was never into country, except maybe a little johnny cash. and although i didn't shave my head, i did have that flock of seagulls haircut for a while...and i haven't listened to much of anything lately....i've grown to like quiet (did i mention i have a toddler who's addicted to cartoons and a hubby who's addicted to sports? - so when the tv is off it's nice not to have anything on!)

  4. jessica, anya marina is sooo good. you can listen on myspace. she's a san diego girl.

  5. i'll check out need to breathe.

    and alex, i understand the need for quiet, too. i have those days. ;)

  6. I'm an old punk rocker myself...these days, well - I'm a SAHM with 3 littlies (OMG, what was I thinking?)
    oooh so much music to listen to and choose from. I adore PJ Harvey and Nick Cave (in his several incarnations), a big fan of both from waaaaay back. Not a country gal either, but find Philippe Solal quite amusing to listen to (check out his version of "Pretty Vacant"). Radiohead, Portishead, Mazzy Star, and ...

  7. I love taylor swift too, which lead me to little big town and lady antebellum. strangely, I'm going through a country phase!

  8. Hi Leigh! wow! all the way from cambodia...

  9. tractor girl, i love old radiohead, too. i'll be looking into all the suggestions girls.



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