fun. at The 40 Watt 4.20.2010


this was the very first (and only) time i saw fun., as the supporting artist for Motion City Soundtrack three years ago. i went to see MCS and didn’t know a single fun. song but fell in love with how much energy and emotion the lead singer had. also how involved he was with the audience. if only i knew how much they’d mean to me a few months later… and now 3 years after. and now here i am running a blog dedicated to them!

also my mom and i almost started crying during “the gambler”

“I don’t participate, but I don’t discriminate” - Nate’s comment on ‘4-20’


Last night I finally got to see Blind Pilot. Needless to say, I was rather pleased.


Absolute insanity during The Past Is A Grotesque Animal @sydney_wh @eluardian_instances


Restless by 40 Watt Sun

I can’t see my way when shame is covering my eyes.
Carry a flame for me that I might make it;
Faltering forward as the time.
I can leave no traces
Or I can move the stars in space;
But I can say nothing for the weight of the action that lies like scars upon my face.
But I will say for you anything you need to hear …
I mean it;
Take the longing from these restless eyes
And keep it for as long as you need it.
I mean it;
Take the longing from me.

I won’t see you changing should you remember me somehow.
What in the world would make me feel that way
When nothing on earth would make me now?

All I ever wanted was something that I have never seen.
And all that I ever offered was something that I have never been;
But I will play for you any part you need, my love …
I mean it;
Take the longing from these restless eyes
And keep it for as long as you need.
I mean it;
Take the longing from me.

I can’t make things right, baby
But you know that I will try.
Say that I waited from now till forever;
Say that my tongue should never speak;
Say that I stayed here and lay down beside you;
Say that I buried my mouth in your hair.”

Microwavable Chocolate Mug Cake



1 slice of butter 1cm thick (30g)
6 squares of milk chocolate (30g)
1 egg
2 tbp caster sugar
1½ tsp vanilla sugar or ½ tsp vanilla extract
4½ tbsp plain flour
½ tsp baking powder


In a mug, melt the butter with the chocolate in the microwave for 30 to 40 seconds (800 watts).

Beat the mixture until smooth, then allow it to cool slightly. One by one, whisk in the egg, sugar, vanilla sugar, flour and baking powder.

Cook in the microwave for one minute 20 seconds (800 watts).

Allow to cool for one minute before eating.

Bon Appetit!

-Ritu Khanna

For more recipes and information, visit Small Wonder today~ 

galapaghosts asked:

40 Watt - ELEL

couldn’t listen all the way through | not my thing | it’s okay | kinda catchy | ok i really like this | downloading immediately | already in my (roommates) library 

send me song recs and ill tell you what i think!!


The Party’s Crashing Us Now @sydney_wh @eluardian_instances

“Henry Chinaski tenía la ruta más dura de todo su distrito. Bloques de apartamentos llenos de buzones con nombres medio borrados, corredores con bombitas de 40 watts y, lo más molesto, viejas en las puertas, de un lado a otro de las calles, haciendo la misma pregunta como si fueran una sola persona con una sola voz: ‘¿Cartero, tiene alguna carta para mí?“. 720 Bs.

Charles Bukowski, Cartero.

#Bukowski #Cartero #Libros #Librería #LibrosNuevos #QuéLeer by hipatialibros


D E N I M in A T H E N S

The city of Athens, Ga is no stranger to the Canadian Tuxedo. This classic American look can be seen in all Athenian establishments from Walker’s Coffee and Pub to in line at the 40 Watt. 

Although this trend is prominent in Athens, the look is rare to find on the University of Georgia’s campus. You are more likely to see someone wear all denim walking down East Clayton St before you see them in you 11:00 Biology class. This speaks to the awareness of style that Athens Townies have. The denim on denim trend has not reached its mainstream culmination and the mass consumer is not ready to sport the classic indigo from head to toe. It takes a person willing to experiment with their closet to have a true appreciate for this particular outfit set.

Captured above are stylish UGA students and amigos, Jianna and Charles. 

Jianna sports a bleached wash denim jacket over a cropped denim top with a clean finish. On the bottom, a curve hugging pair of skinny jeans. She completes the outfit with tinted carnation pink shades and her signature “Sorry” tote.

Charles is a 70′s king in a matching clean finished jacket and pants. Paired with a solid black tee tucked in with a black leather belt, the look is a nod to the very beginnings of the denim on denim trend. 

If you like what you see and want to shop denim in Athens, here are a few local boutiques that will have just what you need:

  • Dynamite Clothing 143 n. Jackson st
  • Atomic Vintage 260 W Clayton St
  • The Pope on Prince 523 ½ Prince Ave

Click the picture above to read an in-depth interview with Daniel Tanghal, better known as Meth Wax, in this week’s issue of the Red & Black. Daniel talks about his newest release Full Frontal, his recording process + techniques, as well as plans for a full-band album (pictured above: Ryan Taylor on bass, Emmett Cappi on drums) in the very near future.

In other Marching Banana news… fuck it, here’s a quick roundup of 2015 press & blog stuff I forgot to touch on - we’ve had 5 releases so far this year. 


Fake Flowers “Wonder Wave” review in Flapgole Magazine

Q & Eight with Patrick Brick, on Freeklife & hating Sam Smith

Kissing Booth longform feature in Ampersand Magazine

New Wives show review @ 40 Watt Club, 01/09/2015

Futo discusses offshoot Teen Sleuth Cassettes & future plans

Meth Wax “Horse Placenta” review on Olympic Sedans

((did i mention i finished college??))


Put your music device on shuffle and post the first ten songs without skipping.

I don’t really want to tag people but I was tagged. Thank you mr-scribble for the tag! Sorry I didn’t do this sooner I absolutely didn’t see it until now.

1. The struggle - Grizfolk
2. Sweater Weather - The neighbourhood
3. Our Own House - MisterWives
4. You and I - Ingrid Michaelson
5. 40 Watt - ELEL
6. Electric Love - BORNS
7. Morocco - Moon Taxi
8. Dead Air - CHVRCHES
9. Frazier Ave - Miniature Tigers
10. Drops of Jupiter - Train