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Hey Dude

Posted in travel by arcanedufresne on August 17, 2009

Another care package courtesy of Marlboro came today, this time with the goods. Our airline tickets, trip itinerary (which includes clay shooting, horseback riding, off-roading, etc.), personalized luggage tags, a debit card to pay for checked bags, emergency contact cards and also some ridiculously silly baseball caps with what appears to be HR emblazoned on the front. Last week they sent us two giant rolling duffel bags to pack our belongings. This is going to be fantastic.

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Posted in ballin by arcanedufresne on August 17, 2009

Potentially one of the dumbest fan moves of all time, and also possibly the most hardcore LeBron fan alive. Who is going to one up him and get LBJ’s portrait as part of a mural back piece?


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Owl City – Ocean Eyes

Posted in music by arcanedufresne on August 17, 2009

On time this week.


The new Owl City album is like eating fourteen packets of sugar (or thirteen and one packet of Splenda if you count the remix). At first it’s fun and new and exciting and after a couple you have a sugar high and are having a great time, but by the last packet, is so sweet you are 5 seconds from puking your guts out everywhere. I mean this in the best way possible, because the album is honestly an enjoyable listen.

Listen to Cave In

The vocals are a glimmering Ben Gibbard-esque chirp, and elements of Hellogoodbye drive the instrumentation on some of the tracks (Hello Seattle, Umbrella Beach), but it is all unique/original enough to be fresh. The lyrical content and delivery honestly make you grin like an idiot at how tongue-in-cheek and witty Adam Young is on every single song. He toes the boundary of how cutesy someone can be before you are forced hit eject and put in Terror, but with lines like this on the track The Bird and the Worm:

And we’ll enjoy picking apples in late September like we’ve done for years,
Then we’ll take a long walk through the cornfield and I’ll kiss you between the ears.

it’s impossible not to shake your head in admirable disgust. Then use it as a pick-up line to the next emo/indie girl you come across. All-in-all, Ocean Eyes is a guilty pleasure of pure joy, like listening to the Rocket Summer for the first time or watching the movie Ladybugs for the 28th time. Hit play, sing along, and smile because that is why this was created.

P.S. Meteor Shower sounds beyond eerily similar to the song Thule by The Album Leaf.

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