Friday, November 20, 2009

my favourite albums of the decade

truthfully i don't know how ppl can really do this at all or atleast when they say "the" best albums of a decade. that statemnet encompasses something i and my pockets could never fathom over the years.
but i can definitely live with listing my favourite albums for the decade that i listened to, most that i remember skipping lunch and collecting single dollar bills in one large roll that would thud when it was time to give it away in place of music packages in the mail .

My favourite albums of the decade:

Merryweather Post Pavillion
Animal Collective

is it hearing these songs live? it's definitely that, that just makes the album priceless for me; flooding tons of memories, sounds smells, and experiences. no group of songs have touched me more, allowed me to make new dancing friends, inspire me to actually go to different cities by myself, make my eyes go wide and scared from seeing open drugs users, and watching a lil avey tare jump around like a crazy mischievious pan. OH AND DUDE GET A FREE VIP PASS AND SEE PANDA BEAR JAM UP CLOSE. all these spectacular things is on the basis of these being really amazing songs making an unbelievable album!

fevors and mirror
bright eyes

when i first picked up this album i just felt a turning of events, the cd in my hand was going to be a ticket to a new style of music (to me) that i can definitely feel cool about knowing. not a second later i would be stopped by a '01 hipster couple the guy stopping telling me " that will be the best album you ever listened to it's so good, get it" and get it i did. i can remember so many moments croaking and belting out "haligh haligh a lie haligh" in shopping marts, my backyards in the summer. or sitting on my rooftop wondering who arrienette is and the deeper meanings behind the repetition of clocks calanders mirrors and scales. it was just the best stuff to listen to as a teenager.

slgtm s/t
Saturday looks good to me

haha oh saturday looks good to me. i was in west orange HS the worst HS ever. it seemingly came straight out of the movies with cliques and each person being catgorized into a certain group and those groups sticking to themselves. i didn't understand it at all, spending my last couple of years in good ol S.O.M.A. (south orange / maplewood) where most of us were brooklyn natives or hatian natives and we all just blurred into a group of kids that all talked and knew eachother. where maybe the only different groups were two: popular or not popular and those even blended and mingled. anyways one good thing did come from WOHS the kids were more devoted to their music listening and introduced me to saturday looks good to me (not purposely). there was a clique that i just named the Saves the day crew. they were FREAKING CRAZY they wore their patches all over the place and sang their songs down the hall, like every alternative kid was part of this clique. alternative meant you loved saves the day. except me, i wasn't in my stage of killing flies with honey yet and was like "saves the day freaking sux bright eyes is so much better, UGH!" yet somehow i made friends with one of the kids. one day after being very excited of the practically school trip to pa to see saves the day he showed me all the treats he bought. one was of a band that he said was good enough live that he bought the album but they sucked on album. he let me have it, oh thanks haha, but dude i had no idea what a gift he gave me! it was filled with lo fi amazingness and girl boy call and responses. it was dreamy and simply fantastic. it was a fitting escape from the hallways walking down the wooden baracks and maze of a school that was awful W.O.H.S.

republic of two

OH NEDELLE! PLEASE COME BACK AND MAKE A NEW ALBUM! this album was the soundtrack to my only on again off again (somewhat) relationship (or just friends as he may say). anyways i think magic happens whenever this album is put on, something happens with the weather and my heart and thoughts and they all meld together, and i end up singing and crying in sorrow and happiness. once i put it on after aforemention boy called me while he was away for school or africa or NC or something and a crazy snow storm started. outside was just sheets of fluttering white flakes and grayness it was beautiful. just as the storm was seemingly at its worst and that winter was going to have a longer stay that year THE SUN BURSTS out! the layers of snow all melt and the trees and streets become bare again, water dripping from everything that it sounds and looks like a sunshower. and all this happens during this lovely sad jazz like album which is all but 30 minutes. seeeeeeee MAGIC!

wild like children
tilly and the wall
the songs to this album are the songs i heard to the first show i ever went to, which probably was the best and purest of fun shows i ever went to in my life. i don't know it's so perfect i don't even have words for the albums greatness, just memories. like whenever i hear reckless i think about at the bright eyes show and stomping to it with one of the best ppl in the world. and jamies face lighting up when i did my shocking bit. and shaking it out to shake it out. the ice storm big gust and you, my friend getting excited when he saw ppl jumping on stage and him literally pushing me up to dance on the stage at bowery like FTW?! dude they were the best for me ever back then and this album triumphed over everything and just broguht smiles

6 .
my mothers hand (album sleeve is from "handsom danny", couldn't find "my mothers hand")
ben + bruno
never been much for folk music but this album is just too much. it's too much for my heart with its beauty sometimes. ben and bruno is about a guy named ben and his dog bruno and the events that occur in their life: being abducted by a religious fanatic, getting a divorce, loving his daughters, being cheated on, being taken away by flocks of blue birds, watching his wife give birth, and when his death comes. though i shouldn't put it that way cuz it not chronological, so one song will be about his 100 grim reapers and the next will be about him telling his daughter what to do about friend problems, though neither of those are in my mothers hand. for my mother hands there are simple angelic folk songs that just melt my heart, so much prettines that just comes from a strike at a (probably toy) xylophone (it was light) and simple chords but with such touching lyrics (o sweet lung). i just don't know how it's not in everyones ipod in the fall winter spring and summer.

a new chance
the tough alliance
just so much glee comes to me when i listen to these two swedes songs. it just makes me think of a bunch of cute scrappy reckless swedish boys in gangs swinging baseball bats at eachother and robbing and looting and wearing masks over their faces, and then all convening together at night in a basement converting their energy of rumpous acts to dancing crazily around with eachother with their two fellow brethren THE TOUGH ALLIANCE, makes me want to be a swedish boy. oh yeah it also makes me think that all their songs are to eachother and about their amazing bromance, sharing motorcycle rides together and sleeping in bed together and letting one slip their hand in the others pants while sleeping cuz they miss their girlfriend and they're asleep and they're just like "oh jeez are you missing your girlfriend again, get your hands out my pants, wake up, i'm not her!"

I heard the angels sing
fred thomas

dude this album shattered me when i got it. just shattered me. the songs are so strong but delicate at the same time. they were so delicate with feeling and missed loves and sometimes just saying oh well but then saying you can't hide all the sadness with others kisses or bottles of wines or scattered records that you relate to in the summer, cuz that one, oh that one, will always be there.

psychic chasms
neon indian
everyone i get a chance to, i make them listen to deadbeat summer. "oh yeah you're sick? that's awful! yo but speaking of sick... listen to this SICK song by neon indian". ok i know this choice might be rash and yes he is a newcomer, and like the album just came out a month or two ago. but dude this is SUMMER, this is my favourite season. this is what i wait for all year around. this is what i want to hear and feel like on those hot sunny days that melt together with the break of some air to breath when the sun goes down. with too many boys on the mind that they're all fuzzy, and you can't make them out for the life of you. the feeling of hot slow sticky happiness that if you look a lil deeper and form some lines on the nebulous clouds that there's probably a slight unhappiness or mornful feeling to it. but no matter cuz on the grander scale it's amazing/confusing and hot and you feel good and want to drunkinly dance and drop it down in time to the beat.

gorillaz S/T
You remember freshmen year you remember when the box was canceled and mtv2 came on instead? i do it was when i was introduced to gorillaz. this album is just a medley of so many genres and backgrounds of music. but it was still always gorrilaz. it was ingenious i loved it, plus they were cartoons that i thought were cute. like word i wanted 2-D's 2D baby.

read music / speak spanish
i still can't pernounce their name correctly! and i like it that way. closest i've ever got to music with a cause. god knows though i didn't care at all about the message, conor oberst just made it sound so good and powerful to sing along to!

deep geems
glass candy
this is what i want my dance music to sound like!

good evening
nite jewel
another newcomer that i just can't help but add. she was the first i remember ever hearing with that glo-fi sound thats so popular this year that i'm so excited about. anyway her album i only have on record, no cd or ipod and i don't think i'd have it any other way. pretty much only being able to listen to it when i'm about to go to bed. i love this being the sound track to my sleep, like tripping on cough syrup, certain that it's slowing down these beats. but you remember "no i don't even have cough syrup in my system" and then you're happy cuz someone is smart enough to know sometimes you have to slow it down and chop it up.

son ambulance
this album was such a favourite in my teens. i would go out for drives with my parents and when we'd finally get to the destination i would stay in the car just so i could play this album and listen to it in good stereo sound. unfortunately one day my sister ruined it for me right during my favourite song "violet" and confessing awfulness to me. i just remember both of us in a home depot parking lot in the back seat both crying our eyes out like we were 1 and 3 again it was very sad with violet developing and crashing in cresendos matching precisely with our conversations exasperation. haven't really been able to listen to that album again since. it was just too much for my innocent 16 yr old heart.

nite drive
i always dream of this perfect ideal atmosphere for after hours dancing. when you're actually dancing with your partner and not just some random boy trying to grind on you (ewwwww) and it's dark with slightly glowing lights. and everyone around you seems really tired and probably just getting off a high and if they were normal and if you were normal and if your partner were normal you would all be home sleeping or feeling eachother. but you're not normal and everytime you wipe the sweat off your face you find a slight glittering glow now smeared on your hands that frightens you till you remember that you rubbed florescent glitter all over your face and now its smeared on your partners cheeks and shoulders and neck. and then theres this music playing, this pervasive, slightly throbbing music that somehow has become background music and though you had forgot about it mentally you know it was what was carrying and moving your body all this time. and it stops all of a sudden and just when you feel your body is going to give out you see the producer hunch over and play the rythmic blitzed keys and a voice coolly coo and your partner smiles and lifts you and spins you around and you're ready to dance some more, glitter and all. with this album i have atleast found that pervasive music in the background.

3/07 - 9/07
high places
have you ever heard such lovely drifting tropical songs in your life?! but still with a pounding beat that drops you right back to the earth, but then enough lightness to carry you back up?

night falls on kortdella
jens lekman

i fear i will never see this man play live... EVER

david dondero
i once actually compared him to bright eyes, at the height of my bright eyes craze

person pitch
panda bear

it was one of those cds that i just didn't get at all when it first came out besides just one song. but it has really grown on me quietly and passively. (i'm kind of wondering why it's so high up on my list, just something about it makes me want to put it above the ones below)

tout gache tout perdu (ruined everything lost everything)
francois virot

this album is so beautiful and tender. just a few hand claps and taps at guitar but it's one of the lushest albums to ever hit my ears. the songs are pretty timeless to me. i would just spend my dreary train rides back home from school listening to this and feeling better even though it was raining and leaves were falling, and my mind didn't want to stop thinking of awful boiled eggs. but the songs of francois virot took that away for a lovely sing along for two (my ipod and i).

faces down
sondre lerche

dear catastrophe waitress
belle and sebastian

rise above
dirty projectors


ugly organ

danse macabre
the faint

where the humans eat
willy mason
september girl
kelly jean caldwell

nat baldwin

white williams

boy life
lo-fi fnk


relationship of command
at the drive-in

black out
the good life

weirdo rippers
no age


forever heavy
black moth super rainbow
sing out america

a place where we can go
jeremy jay

who will cut our hair when we're gone
the unicorns
though it'd not in top twenty i still have to write about this album:
it was a dark and gloomy night on halloween. i was forgotten by parents and was sitting outside my job hopeless with no cellphone at the time and way to scared to ask any passing cars for a ride on the night that it was. 1 am finally came and i lost all hope of my parents remembering me at all. so i mustered up my courage and began my track from route 10 to the woods and mountaineous reservations of new jersey. i almost fell down a cliff, my lil ballerina flats fell apart, my messanger bag broke, i had to squat in the open to pee (and of course got some on my pants) with no tissue, walked a mile the wrong way, met eye to eye with glowing green eyes, and then worst of all my cd players batteries died in the middle of the trip! but before the cd player died carrying me through half my journey was this album. don't know why cuz its so spooky to listen to! thank god for those drunken teenagers coming from their halloween party that gave me a ride. finally got home at 6.
dude also i had a pretty crazy experience recently, where i was like "when did stuff like this started happening to me?" i just totally shared drinks with one of the dudes from the unicorns thanks to a friend who invited me to come. it was kind of hilarious and he was a funny mischevious instigator now that i think about it.
bring it back
mates of state

Saturday, August 29, 2009

tonight Beach Fossils

they played the night that my animal collective extravaganza had occurred but don't plan to miss them again. the songs that i've heard i really like. and for some reason the voice reverb or whatever that they use seems more poignant and nice then the rest lat usually use it and just give off the effect to purposely sound hazzzy and garbley
yay and it's at the cameo


so because of my love i went to see both nights at the bandshell. both were amaing, though one was excedingly spectacular. it was also emotionally charged so blue egauls neutral or music and black means emotional that you may want to skip reading if you're not me haha

day 1
August 14, friday

i met up with my lovely lil friend which was great because before hand my happiness was dashed to peices the night before and the following morning. somehow i had a giant falling out through text messages with a friend after hangin out with them. this left me pacing around my room all day and biting my lip reciting absentmintedly "all is ok you're gonna see animal collective and have a blast. agh but how can i be happy knowing a friendship has come to this? ah whatever he's an idiot. stupid stupid stupid". but i finally managed to put on my dress and go and then talk to my lil wise friend who always helps me in these situations. so we left her house with my head a bit cooled off. we got to the bandshell and the line was tremendous! Tremendous! but reached the end. i heard "what did he say" playing and was like "oh my god is that nite jewel? is that her sound checking?! don't tell me she's opening! it can't be, that's just the house dj right?!" of course it was the latter. shortly after they let us in. i had no idea that the bandshell area was such a monstrosity, it felt like an arena to me and i couldn't imagine the place actually being sold out to fill compacity (ofcourse i was wrong). this time around after my crazy stint of having to be upfront and crazy for all their past shows i opted to play it cool this time. my friend knowing i'm crazy offered for us to make it to the front, and i was like "nah lets just sit oh the uphill field i bought BLANKETS!" i was so chill, and i could tell she really appreciated it. i swear after screaming thank you thank you when they started playing chocolate girl as the first song at terminal as if it were for me, i wanted to keep as much distance as being sited as the crazy animal collective girl. we got some jambalya (amazing) and jammed through the set of dam funk, though somehow we thought his name was dj EZ but liked calling him dj FEEL GOOD way better. he had the whole thing feeling like a back yard BB-Q and he was the dj your uncle hired with free food and bear as his pay, ofcourse on a much larger scale though. then it was black dice. i suppose we turned into those sniggering girls that music boys think are real idiots and that we only came cuz we love panda pear and my girls. sorry. but we couldn't help but to crack a few jokes on them just cuz of the scale of the show and the obscurity of the band. we figured that this definitely had to be a case of the emperors new clothes in order for ppl to show exasperated emotional movement to it, or just really F'ed up on something. we also wondered how the whole writing process goes cuz it sounded so improved. i know the very idea of sample music means it can't be totally improvised cuz they have to have preconcieved ideas of what sounds they planned to load to use for the show. maybe that's an appeal about sammple music the sound of improve and freeform that it gives although it is way preconcieved and technical. but alas i'm not a musician nor sampler so have no idea. i haven't seen them since north six when they opened for animal collective, but they were a completely different band then from what i saw now. they were packed with latest artillery of sample machines. but i have to admit they still had the same energy. i then admitted to my friend that i did have a album of theres and i was really into eric copelands album and had seen him before at DBA. i suppose just like all other genres of music each group and their product isn't for everyone, and black dice just isn't for me. i then decided that there wasn't much difference musically from black dice and animal collective and the appeal of animal collective is that there is singing that you can atleast make sense of and relate to plus the composition of their songs has some normal song structure to it like choruses and then rise and falls, black dice is just all over tha place.
finally animal collective came on. i couldn't see a thing and wish i had brought my glasses very bladly. avey tare entered and that was my cue to stand up and be ready to dance! and they started with what whould i want sky which was an interesting opener slow and drowny kind of reminded me of the days when they would open with the dancer. then i think they did who could win a rabbit which is so amazing live and infectious. i realized during the show which i didn't mention before they had this extravagant set which look like from a school play. so durring there whole set the diagrama would move and change which was pretty neat. it was weird my friend and i were the only ones dancing through the thing even she had to sit down during the spaced out part of daily routine. which had started with chores i think right? which i flipped on! i hadn't heard chores since their webster shows! but word no one got up to dance except for during my girls and bro sport, and aye was bro sport just an explosion of sounds and movements for me, i kept worrying that i was going to step on our neigbors bears and trying my best not to be an annoying girl while still having fun. i swore at one point i thought i heard samples of peacebone but i was wrong :/ but the highlight was definitely guys eyes. guys eyes always hits home for me. it's the song that they played during SSS that made me think twice about this band and realize that they are now my new love of music, it's that sound. when i first heard it sound like an implosion like the sound would explode out but then sucked back in. anyways i teared and then stomped all over my area to that song till my necklace broke. i laughed in shock threw on my blanket and continued jumping and stomping. i really love that band they're so good.

day 2
August 15, Saturday

day 2 was substantially better in soooooooo many ways. well first the day started out way bad for me. the stages i were in yesterday were enraged, crazed, and then it all just seemed funny to me. but this morning i woke up and was just soo sad and kept reading the three messages that my newly estranged friend wrote me during the show the day before. thank god for my lil wise amie she somehow managed to keep me from writing him back. but now with no help noon or something stroke and i called and left a message offering to explain, and got heat stroke on my stoop. wondered the streets of new york looking for ganapas and finding boys juggling that made me even more melancholy. finally found some ganapas and hit the subway to head over to the bandshell. i came later this time so it was nice and cool and turning dark. this time i was planning just to sit outside the bandshell and listen (not so much watch) this time for free. found a spot on a hill infact where the hill i sat at within the park the day before but on the otherside of the barricade. pretty prime spot as you can get for free. took out my book layed out my scarf and ate my ganapas. low and behold a figure comes and hovers over me. it's my estranged friend. i was pretty happy i told myself if they were a good friend they would try to find me hear to talk. ofcourse we didn't talked we ate ganapas and shared beers and then danced to animal collective when they started. and oh how they did start!!!! they started out with GRACE. and i flipped my lid i couldn't believe it and then plan flut. all i could was squeak and then jump around to pan flute. then it was like leaf house or something, a good song that i really liked and then #1 i think. my estranged friend was like "what what happened" and i said "NUMBER ONE I CAN'T" believe this. then song for ariel played and it was amazing the sounds just so amazing i told him how i had broke my necklace yesterday and he said that sounds highly unlikely and i got really soar over the fact that he didn't believe in my bodies devoutness to loosing it's ish when they play. then my girls began, which sad to say got me really giddy cuz i knew my friend really liked the song, so i told him to be panda and i'll be avey as we always do. it was so joyous. i dance like a lil fool. so much so that a man came up to me and was like: "i have a vip ticket, but i can't go in cuz my friend has a dog. but you can have the vip ticket and enjoy the show right up front!"
AYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! so after finishing the duet to my girls i ran through fireworks to make my way to the entrance. ofcourse when getting there realized that i hadn't made ammends at all, so we did and i even gave him my ganapas and said so long sadly. but as soon as i turned towards the gates i sprinted with the knowledge of vip access on my wrist. i skipped through the gaurds with such a big smile they even smiled and went straight to the front of vip the way it was set up i could see panda bear wailing at the drums for once during fireworks, a bit prolific, but sad i could barely see avey. but i danced and dance which was kind of funny cuz non of the vipp ppl were dancing to pay that amount on tickets and to just sit back like your in a cafe? i could never. but they were all nice enough to say i moved beautifully hahahahaha (i always thought it was cracked out, but ok beautiful). it was just stunning. bro sport just put me in a rapture till my head hurt. i even got to go to their dj after party for free (with vip wrist band) and met avey tare. it was a beautiful night.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Steely Dan / Toro Y Moi

i saw steely dan tonight... last night... whatever. i finally saw them, it was about 10 years too late though from the hight of my love for them. it was aja in it's entirety which is very fortunate of me cuz it's the only ablum that i know and love, by the time my parents bought a cd version of gaucho i was out of my stage of listening to what they do and raging to blink 182. it was my first seated concert too, which has it's plus' and minus'. i think as i get older the plus will become more advantageous as i become less and less of a dancer. i hope i end up like the cute lil 60 year old lady today dancing in the balcony with her lil short hair cut, that would be cute to be a cute old lady. though i enjoyed the concert thuroughly it was kind of said cuz it almost exactly like listening to the cd in my room. they sounded exactly like their recordings, so i was just glad that i didn't pay for my ticket (yikes). wish they played ricky don't loose that number.
Note: when i was lil i would sit and look at that album cover to try and figure out what in the world was going on in it, i still can't figure out as much as could back then, which i imagine is a lady in a komono but what direction is it wrapped so confusing.

oh guess what toro y moi is playing tomorrow at the cake shop, i'm going! hopefully it's like 5 bux (it's 7). never was aware that cake shop had a two drink for one special before 8 that's actually pretty appealing. but yeah so i'm going. must remember that he plays at 8:30 and cake shop is only fashionably late with their shows
Note: that like volume high volume low switch thing that he does with his songs kind of hurts my ears but still so good

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Nedelle Nedelle, where are you Nedelle?

Nedelle i need new fresh songs about heartbreaks from boys. all your other songs i associate too well with past boys.
p.s. i should've went to see Cryptacize last friday instead of Lucky Dragons, for shame

Did you go to NorthSide festival?...No, oh well good for you!

cuz i did, and i must say it was pretty lame. i don't know if it was due to my own fault, or what. but man oh man. somehow it was just a big lame hassle trying to see everyone i brought my 40 dollar badge to see. i'm not sure if it was like this for the whole festival or just for me. but yeah i would get to a show and find out the artist either canceled (FRANCOIS VIROT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH THE HORROR), was a no show (marnie stern) and they wouldn't even let me in with my badge to see majik markers after that crazy trek, it was another brooklyn band with the same name (Discovery), i was just completely retarded and as usual confused excepter for ecstatic sunshine (why do i always do that?), their band members were like two hours late and even though i saw them coming it was like 2:30 in the morning and i had to wake up to go to TILDEN BEACH the next day (Kurt Vile), or no one came to dance at their dance party, with a very empty dance floor as a result (jonothan toubin ny night train). so yeah that was my gist of the northside festival, i would like to say that i remembered the bands that i did see and that i cared, but the festival was mostly made up of obscure local bands so if the ones that you particularly know didn't show up the whole thing was a bust. i felt like i paid 40 dollars to walk around williamsburg in the mist and rain. oh WAIT FRIDAY!!!!!!!!! friday was a decent day
i went to death by audio got some free icecream and saw like three acts, one was with cute guys playing rock n roll, the other i don't remember, and then this girl whom i forget though i've been meaning to see her play. she was decent but i was tired and anticipating the show to come at glasslands (and being sent crazy text messages about how i have awesome taste in music hahaha). for glasslands i went to see that group crap, what's their names, they're part of that ever growing mgmt circle ahhhh Acrylics, they were ok, just remember not exactly what was going on. nothing on stage or coming from it seem to link together or was in context with eachother perhaps it was due to exhaustion. i got to get a free D + T magazine with a feature on grizzly bear. i guess to be fair there was saturday too though it was highly dimmed by the Kurt Vile incident, seeing the new version of the Muggabears (Grooms) was very exciting for me even though i liked the MBs wistful slow reverb style the grooms punk sound was very welcomed as well, then their were Woods, they were ok. it was my second time seeing them, it's hard for me to get excited over this new crop of brooklyn bands, they're just so eh to me. but hey maybe i'll love them in another year. then Blues Control, who i really like, kind of funny though i was telling a kid that they have a very textural and loop noise sound definitely not rock, and like the first two songs they play are crazy guitar riffs, hahaha they changed a bit since the last time i saw them

who are they?

DO YOU KNOW THEM?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i mean yeah it seems like everyone "knows" them or atleast there songs, but is there anything else (though that's probably all you really need to know)? whenever i listen to their albums on my ipod i worry that my ear hasn't been kept to the ground (or eyes/monitor) close enough and have completely missed out on them playing a live set somewhere near me. i know nothing about this band except that i love their songs trully and madly. they have a record lable that they run with other really good tropical/ summer like swedes on it (even that's an intimidation to go to if you don't know what you're looking for). and that they've wanted us to BE STILL for like the past two years. and still i am, waiting for the day of news that they are playing somewhere close by (even if they are lip synching) . it's times like these that i wish i knew swedish.

Koka Kola Veins is a really good song

p.s. and speaking of loving tough alliance, did you hear that jens lekman got H1N1 (swine flu!!!!!!!!!!!!!). i just know it he's gonna die before i ever get to see him play live, not to sound calous but my luck of never getting to see him play is just so uncanny.