public service message
January 31, 2007, 11:17 am
Filed under: public service announcment

if you had knee surgery 3 weeks ago, do not, under any circumstance, forget that you just had knee surgery and then proceed to kneel on your knee (therefore placing your full weight on it) while assembling equipment for a show.



no comment monday
January 29, 2007, 7:31 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

pan’s labyrinth
January 28, 2007, 5:57 pm
Filed under: film

yes, another blogger blogging about pan’s labyrinth. deal with it.

i just got home from seeing this movie and all i can say is wow – guillermo del toro is a god. i mean, he has such complete and total vision for the world(‘s) he’s created in this film, from post-civil war spain to the aformentioned labyrinth; it’s impossible to not be sucked in and taking on an amazingly haunting, beautiful and delicate journey.

i really do believe this film will be sticking with me for a bit. much more i want to write about it; but i’ve got to process what i’ve just watched. however, in a word or two, this movie is why i love movies. i was so completely transported – it blew me away.

there were three movies that came out this past year that really transported me in a way that so rarely happens anymore – the prestique, the fountain and this one.

in anticipation for the oscars, i’ve been writing up my own thoughts on the best films of the year (i’ll be posting those thoughts sometime in the next couple of days). i can add this to that ++++ column.

random bits
January 27, 2007, 11:15 am
Filed under: music, politics, random bits
ok, this is now the 3rd time i’ve started this post today; blogger has been pissing me off – it’s crashed 3 times. fuckin’ blogger.

knee update: off crutches (thank god). still got a bit of a limp, but it’s getting better everyday. the weird thing about my knee is it feels completely removed from my body. almost like i’m experiencing the knee remotely. it still doesn’t do what i want it to do (sitting cross legged for example) but it’s getting there. the doc says these feelings will continue on and off for about 6 months or so and i should have reasonably full mobility back within a month.

i’ll be happy when that happens.

finally, the truth.

from the current issue of gq’s interview with sarah silverman:

gq: so hillary clinton for president, then?
ss: i’m more of the barack obama camp.

gq: why obama?
ss: oh, not for any real, intellectual reason. just for the same reason real people make their decisions – i saw him on letterman and i thought he was awesome.

i’ve often thought that people really tend to just make their political decisions on something as influential as a gut response. there are exceptions of course, (i’m sure alexander over at voenix rising and mike at lolife/ are in the other camp, the one where you weigh all the options and make a truly intellectual decision), but i think most poor slobs like me make it on a base response to something.

nice to see someone admit it in the press though.

just a a reminder.

before there was the whole pope shredding thing on snl and the marriage to god and the divorce from god and the other kooky happenings there was:

a fucking brilliant debut album that still resonates today.

my fine is…
January 26, 2007, 1:14 pm
Filed under: memes


see what your fine is here.

ebay whore
January 25, 2007, 11:05 pm
Filed under: music
ok, i admit it – i have a slight addiction to ebay. it comes and goes of course, but on the whole, i’m a big fan of ebay – i find the ability to rediscover one’s childhood (or in this case early late teen-aged years) to be a wonderful diversion to the every day mundaness of life.

just today i won this little treasure, dale bozzio’s riot in english:

formerlly the lead singer of missing persons, dale bozzio signed to prince’s paisley park label in the late 80’s and put out this pure pop fluff of an album in 1988. while i had it on casette and remember liking the album just fine, i can’t imagine it’s aged well at all.

however, it has a prince song on it (so strong), so ultimatly it was necessary for me to eventually own this again. so ebay to the rescue.

as mentioned, i remember liking it on the whole; it’s a very “pop” album, not nearly as experimental as her work with frank zappa or missing persons – but if memory services it was pretty left field for pop music at the time. i’ve poked around the ‘net since i started bidding on this and am kinda surprised how well the album seems to have been reviewed (i dismissed it almost immediatly back in the day – it was just fun fluff, nothing great)… from all music: “the tight-as-a-drum production sounds are right out of trevor horn’s notebook” and “bozzio has grown up here, as ‘simon simon’ rocks with authority, a good album leadoff, as is the song which launches side two, the title track, ‘riot in english.’

all in all i’m pretty jazzed to have won this; and am anxious to give it another listen.

p.s., i’d post the video to ‘simon simon’ on here, but it’s a pretty bad video, very 1988; but if your so inclined, do a search on you tube; it’s out there.

willfully stolen….
January 23, 2007, 6:55 am
Filed under: art
…from eyeteeth:

by bansky.

brilliant in’it? seriously, check out his other art – the guy’s got a great eye.