Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Memorable Quotes from Say Anything... (1989)

Can't find any wav downloads for a new mix cd, but while searching i came across this one: Memorable Quotes from Say Anything... (1989): "Diane Court: Nobody thinks it will work, do they?
Lloyd Dobler: No. You just described every great success story. "

And, then, this one:

Mike Cameron: I don't know you very well, you know, but I wanted to ask you - how'd you get Diane Court to go out with you?
Lloyd Dobler: I called her up.
Mike Cameron: But how come it worked? I mean, like, what are you?
Lloyd Dobler: I'm Lloyd Dobler.
Mike Cameron: This is great. This gives me hope. Thanks.

Yahoo! News - Iraq to Get Legal Custody of Hussein Wed.

According to AP... Yahoo! News - Iraq to Get Legal Custody of Hussein Wed.

but America will still get weekend visitation rights.

Monday, June 28, 2004

The Knives Are Out

The Knives Are Out: "The Knives Are Out

By Reuel Golden

JUNE 23, 2004 -- Combine the gritty black-and-white photography of Lars Topelmann with some macho copy deriding psychotherapy in one ad and singing the praises of firefighters in another and you have an award-winning campaign. The five-image campaign for Gerber Blades, created by Portland, Oregon agency Johnson Sheen, was recently named a finalist in this year's Kelly Awards."

Sunday, June 27, 2004

Dick Advice

I didn't see this, but does anyone remember during the 2000 campaign that Cheney and Bush did their best Beavis and Butthead?

'That reporter's an asshole.'
'Heheeheheheehehehehehe, asshole, yeah.'

Dick Advice: "Dick Advice
CNN is reporting that on the floor of the Senate yesterday, Dick Cheney told Sen. Pat Leahy, 'Go fuck yourself.' We agree! Go fuck yourself -- while it's still legal!
UPDATE: Speaking of sodomy. . . Wonkette operatives tell us that the fighting words sprang from an exchange in which Cheney told Leahy he didn't like what Leahy had been saying about Halliburton, to which Leahy replied that he didn't like Cheney calling him a bad Catholic. So you'd see how 'Go fuck yourself' is the only appropriate response."

Thursday, June 24, 2004

Not IM, Not XM, Not even LM

We hit the 1000th againagain! post two nights ago with the Ween update.

Thank you to everyone for reading and contributing, especially Cousin Brant (are you still out there?), Ma Kook, Jgo, Keener and Ward.

And special thanks to alcohol, loneliness and cocaine for making it all possible.

Here's to MM!

Mobile Phone Masts Go Undercover

I'm not going to blog the picture, but you really need to go to this site and see The Jesus Cell Tower.

Mobile Phone Masts Go Undercover | Science & Technology | Deutsche Welle | 14.06.2004: "Jesus on the antenna

The latter crosses the line for some congregations, who are not willing to see Christ on a cross, with antennae sticking out here and there. The mayor of Schwabhausen, in deeply Catholic Bavaria, has come out against such an antenna in his village church. Mobile phone companies are hesitant as well.

'The churches actually don't like it so much,' said Susanne Satzer-Spree, a Vodafone spokeswoman.

However, some houses of worship have managed to make their masts part of their identity.

'Everyone recognizes the church now,' said Johannes de Fallois, pastor at a church in Neuburg."

Wednesday, June 23, 2004


whilst watching l&o x2...

when you're not with someone, it seems like the greatest miracle in the world that someone would be with you.

and when you are, it seems like a fait accompli.

kinda like freelance assignments. actually, that comment diminishes what i was saying. so ignore it.

polyphonic spree cancelled their show here in town, based on lollapalooza. motherfuckers. still love 'em though.

ABC Sports - Jackson, Keith

So, late in my UF career, my friends, the late Charlie Mandese (i miss you, Chuck, and I'm sorry), Doug Lampe - who looks like a white Tony Dungy, and Wade XXXXXX, would wake up early on gamedays and start calling each other.

as soon as one of us was awake and sober enough to call, we would call one of the others in our circle and anonymously say, "Dixie Head-knockin'" and then hang up. This was an imitation of Keith Jackson, perhaps the best announcer ever for college football. It was then that persons responsibility to call somebody else and say the same thing. Then we would all do microwaved shots of Jim Beam. i am not kidding about any of this.

due to the lack of the popularization of email, we never kept in touch, and, unfortunately, Chuck died in 1998 suddenly, and we never got to reconcile.

i miss him. he looked like Charlie Kaufman in Adaptation, but better looking, and he made me laugh. we'd be playing Texas Hold'em if he were still alive, and laughing our asses off.

here's to you, brother.

ABC Sports - Jackson, Keith: "Jackson spent 10 years at ABC affiliate KOMO in Seattle in news, sports and production. He moved from KOMO to ABC Radio West as sports director in 1964 and continued freelance work with ABC Sports before becoming full-time in 1966. He also worked as a radio news correspondent during those years. In 1965, he worked a baseball telecast with Jackie Robinson in the afternoon and covered the Watts riots that same night in Los Angeles.
Jackson was born and raised on a farm near the Georgia-Alabama state line. He served four years in the U.S. Marines, including time in China. He attended Washington State College with the intent to study police and political science, but graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism, learning his trade in the same studios that produced Edward R. Murrow, among others in the broadcast industry.
Keith and his wife of 50 years, Turi Ann, reside in Sherman Oaks, California. They have three children -- Melanie Ann, Lindsey and Christopher. They also have three grandchildren, Ian McKenzie, Holly Elizabeth, and Spencer Thomas Jackson. "

Space, the Infinite Frontier

Just called Sobier and asked if he'd rather be the top Art Director in his field or have mad cow. he chose mad cow.

Space, the Infinite Frontier: "Harry Caray: Hey! What about this Mad Cow Disease?
Jeff Goldblum: [completely cracking up] What about it?
Harry Caray: Well, it was here for a while, then it went away. Your thoughts?
Jeff Goldblum: Yes, yes, it was in the news for a while and then it disappeared from the news.
Harry Caray: Good point! [pause] Gee, I hope I never get it. [long pause] Hey! What about this? If you could choose between being the top scientist in your field, or getting Mad Cow Disease, what would it be?
Jeff Goldblum: [pretending to think about it] Well, of course I would choose to be the top scientist in my field.
Harry Caray: [grasping his hand] Oh good! I was worried you would choose Mad Cow!"


had drinks with Hart, Molly, Kate and Sean and others, and Kate said that I need to get a hobby; i've been blogging too much.

Molly defended me and said that this is my hobby.

she's mostly right.

the two of them talked about spinning poi. it makes me really sad. i'm amazing at it, and yet it's been taken from me. more than anything else related to my back, that hurts me the most. especially because it was going to be a huge accomplishment of last summer.

it's half the reason that i haven't committed to doing anything for Disorient this year at Burning Man. i don't want to let anyone else or myself down by not doing what i said i would do, and i feel like last summer that that happened.

marking my calendar for Kate's bday on the 10th. she's a cancer, which apparently is rather caring.

as a 26th close to a cusp birthday, i've got little of that cancer ideal. do you think Mick Jagger is concerned about Keith Richards health? (we share a bday, me and mick).

"but don't worry, even if things get just a bit too heavy, we'll all float on, alright."

Bhangra Plus MP3 List

This site is completely ridiculous. Shouldn't mp3 sites give recommendations? Fucken information overload.

Bhangra night at Fez again on Saturday. Yeehaa.

Bhangra Plus MP3 List: "Wassup bhangra fans! You said you wanted some music, so here's some MP3s that we've indexed from all across the web. Please read our DISCLAIMER. The site that the mp3 song came from is linked from its corresponding 'Source' link. There's a whole mix of songs everywhere so feel free to browse around. We will be periodically verifying these links to make sure they are still valid, so keep posted. Remember, you are responsible for what you download."

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Austin City Limits Festival

My friend Jeanine emailed me about 5 months ago about going to this.

The schedule is ridiculous - like they took the artist list from everybody's iTunes at work and then signed them all up.

Artists & Schedules


It is morning in America.

The Moms sent me an email today about Reagan ignoring AIDS (SIDA en espanol).

Hoping I can take 12 sleeping pills (2 hours per) and wake up tomorrow at this time. Or perhaps later.

All sorts of fancy basketball stuff going on, which I will attempt to relate to something interesting that has nothing to do with basketball. Something about life being a metaphor for basketball, or something like that.

OK, read The Moms email, which included this kinda scary line:
"20. In April 1987 a White House official admitted that President Reagan had never discussed AIDS with his own Surgeon General Koop."


I have to admit that usually when mom sends and email with FW in the title, that it immediately goes into the delete pile. Not sure why I read this one other than the fact that it was the only email in my inbox when I woke up.

Am dreading spending another day doing nothing with no one.

Where are my wonderwalls?

Monday, June 21, 2004

Pete Libertine knife arrest - NME.COM

So, I'm thinking, me and Pete Libertine can hook up and get a really bad drug addiction going, and then record really cool piano ballads together. Or, at least, I could be Bez to his Sean Ryder.

You've seen 24 hour party people, right? if not, you need to get out more.

Pete Libertine knife arrest - NME.COM: "THE LIBERTINES? PETE DOHERTY has been arrested after coming back to the UK from Thailand.
As previously reported, the guitarist flew out for a course of rehab at the Thamkrabok Monastery. However, Pete walked out after just a few days, and returned to the UK earlier in the week.
It has now emerged that police pulled Pete for a suspected driving offence on Thursday (June 17), just hours after he arrived back in London.
Pete was searched, and it?s alleged police found a flick knife in his possession. As a result the guitarist was arrested and is due in court later this month where he?ll face the charge of possessing an offensive weapon.
Doherty?s trip to Thailand to clean up was the reason The Libertines pulled out of festival appearances in June"

The Official James Web Site : Sound

Now I'm relieved to hear that you've been to some far out places, it's hard to carry on, when you feel all alone...

Had dinner at Outback with Sean, Alison, Hart, Marc and Amy. Got home and just felt all alone. Called Kate and she and I will hook up later in the week, but i'm facing a day all alone tomorrow.


I'm not sure when or if i'll be able to walk away from this feeling. Wish i could take a drug and feel oblivion for a bit. This is why I went on a bender for a while before, but who will randomly go get fucked up on a Monday with me?

Talked to Michelle (the world's greatest hugger for a bit before the Outback.) Life's not terrible, I just hate being alone.

'Now I've swung back down again it's worse than it was before if I hadn't seen such riches I could deal with being poor..."

The R/West kids are all in Minneapolis (hi ward!) this weekend. Spied an email from the Crush on Nikispice's computer today and pretended not to notice.

Wrestling's on, as well as CSI.

Ah, well. Tecate is still available.

The Official James Web Site : Sound

www.mnftiu.cc | get your war on | page thirty-five

Strip 4 is a keeper.

"Why don't we just cut to the chase and say the first side to rape a thousand retarded donkeys is the winner?"

www.mnftiu.cc | get your war on | page thirty-five

MilkandCookies - Gollum Rap

Ol Dirty Schmiegel

Shins cover the House of Love

so before the Stone Roses came along and turned me into a Golden God, I was a 'sad mopey write poetry sit in my room and wish that a real live girl would kiss me one day kid.'

and now the Shins are covering the House of Love.

"Destroy the Heart she said, it'll make you wanna smash your head..."

and thankfully, the Roses came along.

"Kiss me where the sun don't shine, the past was yours but the future's mine"

Fighting Against Making the Pie Higher! Always Fair & Balanced....: "The Shins. No surprises. Good presence, great energy. Considering their recorded output, it's easy to figure out that they played their entire catalogue, plus a cover or two. The one that Lou caught as a cover was House of Love 'Destroy the Heart' (a band i remeber the album covers of, but have no memory of.) (She also caught an aborted attempt of what seemed like the Jam. Yes, Lou's much better at spottign covers than i am.) I had no clue that the keyboardist is as clownish as he is, and i now see why in photo shoots, they often wind up wearing capes. In fact, it was a little strange to see how much attention he drew from the audience, while the actual frontman remained off to the side, and didn't interact with the crowd much. It's a nice to see that a band is as polished and seasoned as they seem on record"


y'know it's a really nice day to be sweating in the sun downloading mp3s.

i hope my computer doesn't crash before i get my iPod fixed.

THE TOFU HUT: "RW: Eamon! I saw the video for this the other day. Lots of yelling and throwing pizza on the floor and walking around in a ridiculous velour tracksuit and wallabees on Staten Island. Is that right? Can it really be staten island? But then I heard it on radio and it didn?t sound as bad. This mix is very eye opening for me. I can?t really remember but listening to this it sounds like these two songs are basically the same. Are they actually the same? Both songs seems even more dysfunctional and abusive spliced together. Sad.

This really DOES have a 'you-got-your-peanut-butter-in-my-chocolate' feel, don't it?

As a bonus, here's ANOTHER interesting Eamon mashup that I've come to like even more: "


street graphics from Bogota, Colombia.

Did anyone else have the South America capitals song?

Bo-go-ta, Co-lom-bi-a, clap-clap, clap-clap-clap, Li-ma Pe-ru, clap-clap, clap-clap-clap, As-cen-si-on, U-ru-guay, clap-clap, clap-clap-clap,populardelujo

Great Lyric, Great Pic!

The Smiths lyrics, illustrated.

Been on a death fixation lately. Could be my friends labial skin cancer, or perhaps the weird tremors in my hands. (not curable by a drink, so therefore not dt's.)

Great Lyric, Great Pic!: "So you go and you stand on your own
And you leave on your own
And you go home and you cry
And you want to die '"

music (for robots)

I think these mp3 blogs are the best thing ever.

No, sitting outside in the sun, with a cold glass of Chardonnay (it's officially summer, i can't help it.)

like having a mix cd made for you by cool friends.

by the way, how many of you out there would be willing to subscribe to a miguel-mix-cd-by-mail?

music (for robots): "it makes no sense to me that the best track recorded sometime around the Rooty sessions never made it onto the LP. Bongoloid can be found on the Romeo single (either CD or 12') [buy it], and is the most gritty, nasty, groin-tickling, teeth-grinding dance track I've ever heard. it's that goddamn bass. it'll blow your speakers if you have crappy ones and it'll put you in heaven if you have decent ones (don't even both listening on laptop/PC speakers or minibuds, the frequencies are well below the response range). but once you've heard it on an 800W system, you'll want to get up and throw yourself around to this song each time you hear it. it's damn near a perfect club track. "

Outback Steakhouse

Marc Sobier and I will be heading out to the Burbs for a little chain restaurant heaven. There's nutritional information, but who really wants to know that.

And oddly, it's flash animated. Somebody got comped a lotta free steaks.

Outback Steakhouse: "Outback Steakhouse serves the freshest food possible, using only the highest quality ingredients; from our fresh imported Parmesan cheese, grated fresh daily, to our imported virgin olive oil. Our fresh Midwestern grain fed beef is the highest quality choice beef available and we serve only fresh, never frozen chicken and fish. Almost everything is made fresh daily in house including our salad dressings, our delicious chocolate sauce, our croutons, and our creamy onion soup. We like to describe our menu as ?full flavored? and are proud of the fact that Outback really defines the word quality with our food."

Poker Tournaments, Professional Events and Poker Results from CardPlayer.com ? The Poker Authority

Not a lie, i'm afraid.

Poker Tournaments, Professional Events and Poker Results from CardPlayer.com ? The Poker Authority: "IT?S NO ACT: BEN AFFLECK WINS 10K CAL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
by Max Shapiro
A new chapter in poker history was written tonight at Commerce Casino when, for the first time, a major open tournament was won by a film celebrity. Playing a very strong game, relaxed and obviously enjoying himself immensely, actor Ben Affleck took down the championship event of 2004 California State Poker Championship, $9,900+$100 no-limit hold?em, winning $356,400 and a $25,000 seat in next April?s Bellagio/WPT championship event.
His final opponent was journeyman pro Stan Goldstein. Finishing third was another show business figure, film/TV producer Chuck Pacheco, who finished 41st in this year?s WSOP championship. Between them, Affleck and Pacheco (and sweater Toby Maguire) attracted probably the largest entourage for any poker tournament.
In a brief speech, Affleck said he got lucky and complimented Goldstein as a great player. Afterwards, he said he was also pleased that he didn?t win by just sucking out and showed he wasn?t a ?complete donkey.? He indeed had the best hands when he knocked out Pacheco (5-5 vs. Ac-Qc) and Goldstein (J-J vs. Ad-10d). "


strangely, it was only a year ago that i met jen leo and keener at Karen's solstice day thingy. a guy with a cubs visor and a cute girl with a burning man covered book are going to get my attention, sober or not.

sadly, dot net left town and cannot attend, god bless 'em.

i'm going to try to stay up another hour and see the sunrise.

your friend and resuming blogger,


From here


Ween - "Where th' Motherfucking Cheese At?"

Max: Hilarious! Bleeps and beats and dirty words and tweaked vocals. Thirty seconds of just what the doctor ordered.

Amanda: Catchy. I could see a good talent show-type dance routine to this with lots of jazzy shoulder shrugging.

Jake: ah, a joke rock classic.

RW: Whatever

Ryan: Ahh... fucking perfect man. 30 seconds of parody musical sorbet. Ex-fucking-zactly what I need to hear.

From Ween's website:
"Earlier in 2002 we were hired by the largest advertising firm in the country to write music for a Pizza Hut commercial. Pizza Hut had hired them to come up with a whole new image to promote their new Pizza, "The Insider" which had all the cheese inside the crust. In keeping in line with their new cutting edge image, the agency hired Ween to do the music, and we delivered in a big way. Unfortunately, they didn't like a single piece of the 6 tunes we submitted and they had us rewriting the song every day for a couple of weeks before they hired someone else. In my opinion, it is one of the best tunes we wrote all last year. "

Buy "The Mollusk" from Amazon
Pers. Fave. Plenty of other material to choose from. I also dig their country album.
Few artists are as web-friendly as Ween. Their remarkable website offers access to Weenradio (24 hour Ween action!) and the original TV-friendly version of this fifteen-second classic. Only TMBG has a better site, IMHO.
Ween tabs galore.

Saturday, June 19, 2004

Tiny Mix Tapes

new tinymixtapes, songs to learn and download.

Tiny Mix Tapes: "Archived Mix Tapes: Songs to listen to when your terrible baseball team is losing 13 to zero I've just gotten home from work and can't decide to stay and watch TV, or go to the bar and get shit-faced Songs to listen to when you're trying to conceive and can't, yet all your friends are pregnant! Songs to gamble to Songs for the guys who watch their neighbors wife through the window with binoculars. Songs that make your insides feel like sunshine jelly. Music For A Guy Who Doesn't Know How To Tell His 250-pound Girlfriend That She Needs To Lose Some Weight Songs to listen to while recovering from penile enlargment surgery Songs for when your ex-girlfriend/love of your life tragically dies in a car accident The Soundtrack of my life. a song for: birth, first love, best love, first period, school, depression, miscarriage, starvation, seeing death, bringing life. last song: dying Songs to get naked to Songs to listen to when you feel like you're never going to go anywhere in life Songs to listen to when driving through the rain with my windows down I dance like a beached whale "

again! again! again

Back from a 2 week sojourn to nyc and sf.

Nothing planned for this week. Let the blogging begin.

Thursday, June 17, 2004


From the muses circle

The original number of muses and their names varies in earlier times as their evolution blossomed in Greek mythology. At first, three muses were worshipped on Mount Helicon in Boeotia: Melete ("meditation"), Mneme ("memory"), and Aoede ("song"). Another three were worshipped at Delphi and their names represented the names of the strings of a lyre: Nete, Mese, and Hypate. Several other versions were worshipped until the Greeks finally established the nine muses in mythology as: Calliope, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, and Urania. The Muses had several epithets which usually referred to places where they had settled.

Ephialtes and Otus, who also founded Ascra, were the first to sacrifice on Helicon to the Muses and to call the mountain sacred to the Muses. Sacrifices to the Muses consisted of libations of water, milk, or honey.

In Plato's Phaedrus 259c, Socrates says the locusts used to be men before the birth of the Muses. When song appeared when the Muses were born, some men were so overcome with delight that they sang constantly, forgetting to eat and drink until they eventually died. These dead men became locusts with a gift from the Muses allowing them to sing continuously from their birth until death without the need of sustenance. When they die, the locust go to the Muses and report which men on earth honors each, endearing a worshipper to the Muse he follows.

Sunday, June 13, 2004

back on vacation

Back in town for the next 15 hours.

Then off to SF for another week of BSSP. Hopefully, this time it'll involve some socializingl, a decent bed, and some actual facetime with John and Mike.

At worst, it involves a Lakers' loss.

Mental Drippings

The 10 worst album covers of all-time.

Side note: Fuck you, Delta Airlines!

Side, side note: Great nature program on the altopampas in Peru, Delta!

Mental Drippings

Friday, June 04, 2004

This should tide ya'll over for a couple of weeks. Posted by Hello

black on black cds

Courtesy of Ben Fong-Torres.

You wanna post your list blog in the comment section here?


again! again! on vacation

should be slow posting for a coupla weeks.

off to take manhattan.

Thursday, June 03, 2004

i'm listening to sad songs

still my favorite. maybe this'll be my tattoo.

i'm listening to sad songs: "i'm listening to sad songs "

there is an emptiness inside

It's 5 o'clock. Time to go sit outside with a glass of Chardonnay.

I recognize that this is lazy. But do you think Casey Kasem was overpaid?

there is an emptiness inside

life and the unexpected

life and the unexpected

where is my catapillar?

ah whistful whimsy.

or is it whimsical whistfulness?

where is my catapillar?

counting down the days

The Man burns in 92 days. That means 85 days til the playa.

counting down the days

Cat and Girl

Just went through all 26 of my 'voice memos' on my phone. Someone had left me a voice memo that said go to this site. More exploration later.

Make me wonder what ExplodingDog has been up to.

Cat and Girl

Miss Black Rock City

For Immediate Release: "Announcing The First Annual Miss Black Rock City Beauty Pageant 2004
NYC, NY - May 19, 2004 - Calling Miss Texas and Miss New York! Calling Miss Disorient, Miss Thunderdome, Miss TOA, and Miss HOTD!
It's time to take beauty out of the hands of corporate America and back into the eyes of the beholder. At the 2004 Burning Man, Asylum will hold the First Annual Miss Black Rock City Beauty Pageant. Participation is open to all men and women, all sexual preferences or identities, all theme camps, villages, tribes and tents.
Come help celebrate your tribe's uniqueness and beauty. Unlike TV's The Swan, the Miss Black Rock competition knows that perfection does not equal beauty. Beauty is much more unique. Your are encouraged to be yourself, wear what you want, and help put a face to your camp and to represent the best of Burning Man.

'The Miss Black Rock City 2004 competition is a great way to give all tribes a face, a persona, to show the citizens of Black Rock how each tribe, with its own unique flare, makes up the whole that is Burning Man!' said StacycatS, organizer and the original Miss Black Rock City - The Self-Proclaimed Beauty Queen.
To make this event a success, Asylum would like to see contestants from all the theme camps. It is important that each theme camp / village / region be represented at the pageant, so that the full spectrum of identities that comprise our city can be appreciated at one event, at one time on the playa.
The competition will begin on Thursday, September 2 with a preliminary event, which will include contestants running an obstacle course carrying trays of beverages. The Prelims are open to all, with 10 finalists (and five alternates) moving on to the main competition on Friday, September 3.
The Pageant will feature the Dustwear (instead of swimwear) competi"

This'll be on my reel during the Sergio 'Holiday' spot. Posted by Hello

The cactus party. That's cricket with the bass guitar Posted by Hello

More nighttime. Peep Mars in the center. Posted by Hello

Leo's firmament sculpture Posted by Hello

dusk 2002 Posted by Hello

and the disorient dome 2002 Posted by Hello

Disorient at night Posted by Hello

Gin & Tonic Movie

Via Artur of Disorient fame:

Gin & Tonic Movie

This Saturday, join us for a film audition and after-party thrown by
Hippofilm's for their in-the-works Monty Python focused film "Gin and
Tonic". Full info: www.ginandtonicmovie.com

During the day they are doing an open casting call for the primary roles
and others (anyone can go). That night they are hosting a party and giving
away Gin & Tonics (Graham Chapman's bevvy of choice) and an unlimited
supply of $2 "Holy Grail Ales" (imported from the UK).

The Thrills Dot Org - Thrills Fan Community

Put your eyes on the title of their new single coming out soon. The remix (inevitably) will be called 'Whatever happened to Corey Feldman?'

The Thrills open for the Polyphonic Spree here in sunshinesummertown. July 17th. I'll disown you if you don't go.

The Thrills Dot Org - Thrills Fan Community: "NEW ALBUM & SINGLE ANNOUNCED
1 June 2004
The Thrills are currently putting the finishing touches to their as yet untitled new album in New York with producer Dave Sardy (Jet, Dandy Warhols).
The Thrills release a brand new single, Whatever Happened To Corey Haim on August 30th. Their new as yet untitled album is set for release on September 13th.
It features appearances by Peter Buck (R.E.M.) and string arrangements by the legendary Van Dyke Parks.
The band have confirmed appearances at the following festivals: T In The Park, Main Stage, July 11th 2004. V Festival, Main Stage, August 21st/22nd 2004. The Thrills have also been asked to support The Red Hot Chilli Peppers at their massive Dublin gig at Phoenix Park on June 11th and Bob Dylan on June 26th in Northern Ireland. The band then departs for the US to tour with the Lollapalooza festival alongside Morrissey."

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Schrodinger's Girlfriend

While IM'ing with Jgo today, talking about a mutual friend's strange absentia, i remarked that 'y'know, it wasn't until i hit 30 that i started saying, "Women, I just don't understand them."

this, of course, led into quantum physics. further:

"think i've got a better handle on quantum physics sometime. it seems to make a lot more sense.

oh, see, Schrodinger's girlfriend exists in a state of both really liking him and blowing him off at the same time."

addendum: 'And it's not until you can actually see inside her heart and mind that you will 'observe' the situation, thus resolving the dual state existence.'

Jgo: 'Schrodinger's Girlfriend' would be a good band name.'

googling it, i came up with this:

Schrodinger's Girlfriend: " Schrodinger then cozily ensconced himself in a chalet in the Alps for three weeks, with a girlfriend and found the magic wave equation. The girlfriend was, no doubt, his 'muse' where quantum mechanics was concerned. Historians have tried very hard, to no avail, to figure out her identity. Act II Playhouse is suggesting a possible, but highly improbable, explanation of what might have happened in Matthew Well's wonderful comedy, Schrodinger's Girlfriend, running from March 11 to April 6. "

Pardon My Freedom

Lookie! Left wing politics with a beat you can dance to. (And not delivered by 3 past their prime white guys riding a bad Wu-Tang Clan beat)

LAUNCH, Music on Yahoo! - Pardon My Freedom: "!!! - 'Pardon My Freedom'
(Tuesday May 11, 2004 10:07 AM )
Released on 10/05/2004
Label: Warp
Picking up where 'Me & Guliani...' left off this is another righteous slice of mutant discoid from the aptly named !!!. Then their fury was reserved for the draconian mayor of NYC but this time they've gone national and they're gunning for Dubya.
'Tell the FBI put me on the list cuz Lennon wasn't this dangerous,' boasts lead man Nic Offer, before opening his filthy mouth and gobbing a volley at the Prez. His bandmates dig a six feet groove around him, throw in what sounds like an ancient space invader console and dance merrily around the flames. Machine guns and other incendiary devices go boom around them.
You might want to wait for the album (out June 7th) but this is Grade One material. Ten F**kin' Stars (to paraphrase Steve Albini)."

!!! music

'Louden Up Now', !!!'s brand new LP will be available next Tuesday, appropriately released while i'm in NYC. dancepunkfunkafied, baby!!!

!!! music

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

For Lovers

walking around the sunset sunclouds, humming the chorus over and again. pass by the prarie dog barbeques and the sidewalk cafes.

import only right now, unfortunately.

For Lovers - wolfman f. peter doherty of the libertines.

"I'm running away with you
that's all i ever do
that's all we ever mean
i forgive you
meet me at the railroad bar
about 7 oclock
we joke while the sun goes down
watch the lovers
leaving town

This is for lovers
running away
This is for lovers
running away
just for today"

have you seen my tiger cub? Posted by Hello

hello mr. sun! Posted by Hello

Hey, It's the Sun! Posted by Hello

Test for the golden god.


Off to NYC starting Saturday and returning the following Saturday. Includes stop at the Kelly's and 'an all-night dance party to welcome you to town.' (thanks jgo).


OK. off to coffee.