My Brightest Diamond

Aural Fixation / (Vegan) Pumpkin Monkey Bread

By Sierra Drucker and Catherine McNulty

It seems like every fall some crazy rumor mongering news outlet reports a pumpkin shortage. Can you imagine going through the entire autumn without pumpkin bread? Or pumpkin scones? Or pumpkin pie?! I can’t, so I go into crazy apocalypse mode and stock up on canned pumpkin, mini pumpkins, sugar pumpkins, and any other orangey gourd I can lay my hands on. But you know what? There are always pumpkins available until the bitter end. Oh yeah, when December rolls around, there they are, looking forlorn and dejected.

But it’s October and it’s time to celebrate the king of the gourds. And nothing showcases the mighty pumpkin quite like cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar, and butter. This recipe can be made vegan or non-vegan and is a delicious addition to a lazy fall brunch.
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TA Mixtape / Summer Lovin’ : How Does Your Garden Grow?

If the fact that my last mixtape included tracks from both Journey AND The Backstreet Boys didn’t reveal me to be a huge nerd, then I’m about to blow my cover now: this past April I actually left my apartment in Silverlake – Los Angeles hipster music mecca – and moved completely across town into a house a mile away from the beach.  AND I LOVE IT. Yeah, it’s much farther to get to most shows, and a much more painful drive home when I head east on weeknights, but I moved to be closer to my job in Santa Monica and in that regard it’s a total win.

I also love living in a house.  Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, two floors.  I love my huge living room and kitchen.  I love having a front yard.  I love my tiny room, which is almost completely become my own personal magical music happy land.  Currently though, I’m especially loving my back patio.  I want to paint the walls.  I want to buy cute vintage patio furniture.  And I want to garden.

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'Tis The Season: April Showers Bring May Flowers

How about a little spring in your step…? Check these great tracks out!

1. Animal Collective “My Girls” ♫ http://twt.fm/377898

2. The Polyphonic Spree “Section 9 (Light & Day / Reach For The Sun)” ♫http://twt.fm/377917

3. The Beatles “Here Comes The Sun” ♫ http://twt.fm/377930

4. My Brightest Diamond “Feeling Good (Cover)” ♫ http://twt.fm/377935

5. Bright Eyes “I Must Belong Somewhere” ♫ http://twt.fm/377942

6. Sigur Ros “Gobbledigook” http://twt.fm/377809

7. Darwin Deez “Radar Detector” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zmwubEqD6g(video)

8. Princeton “Ms. Bentwich” ♫ http://twt.fm/377981

9. Guster “I Spy” http://song.ly/2jdsv

10. Beirut “Forks and Knives”

11. MGMT “Kids” ♫ http://twt.fm/378091

12. Lily Allen “Smile” ♫ http://twt.fm/378101

What am I missing here?

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