Walk About favorite David Lynch and NPR provide us with this appropriate Halloween trick/treat – Crazy Clown Time streaming online. Music is so pivotal to the creepy charm of Lynch movies (or Twin Peaks) so I suppose him making an album makes sense. But hey, it’s David Lynch, so it doesn’t necessarily have to make sense to be enjoyed. Happy Halloween.
Had the pleasure of attending my first game at Notre Dame’s legendary stadium. Though Walk About isn’t much a of a travel or sports blog, I was pretty happy with the way this photo turned out and wanted to share it.
Just going to go-off on a quick little rant for you guys about sizing. On average, I’d say about 95% of guys buy clothing a size too large, at least. I can confidently say this because I’ve been buying clothes too large myself until about a month ago, and I’ve been big into apparel for a while now.
Who could deny the fact that their jeans are too big in the waist and need to be cinched in with a belt after one-wear out of the dryer? I’ve most recently sized-down two sizes in my pants for the fall. Yes, when I try them on they are quite tight. After one wear, no…after two hours of wearing them around–sitting down in a chair/couch or walking up-and-down stairs..the pants start to fit perfectly.
You might be beginning to get the idea that this is the most ridiculous post we’ve happened to create on here for a while now, or maybe ever. All I’m saying is just give it a try. Why? Because you will stop having to wash your clothes all the time to get them back to that feel-good size (Too much washing is bad for clothes), and you won’t have to worry about drying the shit out of them either (Which is also damaging). On top of that, I think most dudes would say they just enjoy having a pair of pants that don’t fall off every minute of the day without a belt that causes a damn uncomfortable feeling with the rumpled waistband or whatever hell is going on down there with your belt (which to note, is probably too big as well.)
All right, I’m finished. But I would like to say that I did the same with my shirts too–went down a size. World of difference. Oh and suits I used to buy a 40R in college and now I’m buying a 38S, and they look ten times better.
Just get over that feeling that your clothes are going to be too small. They won’t be. And you will be a happier man. I won’t promise because I don’t want a ton of complaint messages coming my way, but I’m more so just asking you to take the risk. Take the risk on a $15 dollar pair of on-sales. I’m asking you because I want all you dudes out there to feel better in your own clothes, and I think the ladies would appreciate it as well.
The perfect soundtrack to fall 2011, Real Estate’s Days is an album in reverent and wide-eyed seasonal and physical transition. From the band that gave us the chilled-out summer vibes of its self-titled debut, comes a record that tightens its strengths, moving sonically from the swimming pool to the leaf-strewn backyard.
Music that sounds this pleasant can often slip by as nothing but a background novelty. But, Real Estate reward attentive listening with quaint imagery, such as someone riding home blacked out on a bicycle, that resonates so well with someone in limbo between youth and adulthood. And with song titles such as “Younger than Yesterday” (a carry over from the Reality EP) it’s even more clear that this band captures the poetic, nostalgic and uncertain emotions of youthful change.
First single “It’s Real” is a standout on par with Real Estate’s “Beach Comber” in the category of endlessly listenable pop songs, but there’s not a weak song on here. The band does little to graduate from its old sound, but that’s fine here. The greatness is in the subtle improvements (production, lyrical expansion, flow) and the beauty is in the emotion provoked.
Wish I was going to be in Brooklyn with young Christopher for this one, if for no reason other than the free Tito’s Handmade Vodka! Looks like a fun show.