ilona the pest

insecurity + narcissism = awesome!

Saturday, June 21, 2008


my friend jk and i were recently reminiscing over email about our old band -- how much we rocked, and how much fun it was. inspired, after going to the beach to cool off, i hung out at my bf's music studio for a few hours this afternoon. we recorded a cover of New York City by They Might Be Giants (with some influence from Cub's cover). [CORRECTION: i am a loser. the song was written by Cub, and covered by TMBG. so reverse that.] i was going to add piano but i couldn't figure out a good part in time. it's not super-polished, but i think it's pretty cute!

i should really play music more often. (mid-year's resolution?) it's a much more satisfying way to spend my free time than eating candy and watching reality TV.


  • At 12:15 AM, Blogger jk said…

    that is so weird. i was listening to cub today and just changed my myspace song to NEW YORK CITY by cub.

  • At 12:58 AM, Blogger ilona said…

    whoa, that is downright spooky. i didn't even know anyone else listened to Cub.

  • At 11:16 PM, Blogger jk said…

    i think it's a testament to our musical mindmeld. i've been listening to cub since '94. have all their cd's (actualy got the betti-cola on vinyl).

  • At 2:46 PM, Blogger jk said…

    btw: this is a cub song covered by TMBG, you dork.

  • At 3:06 PM, Blogger ilona said…

    omg. seriously? i am such a loser. (and sexist! i just assumed that the awesome song was written by the boy band.) also i think someone told me a long time ago that cub was covering TMBG, and i just took that at face value. but still, i suck.

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  • At 10:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Your style reminds me of a less caffeinated Kimya Dawson. ;-)
    Hope your trip to Denver was fun. I enjoy your blog and think you are a cutie.

  • At 2:31 PM, Blogger Scott Simpson said…

    Very cool, very cool. I've been working on my own cover of the song -- work-in-progress over at Keep rockin'!


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