Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Calistoga was so great, my camera was too relaxed to take any decent pictures.





Yet it tried.

More comprehensive coverage of this epic soiree here and here.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Parenthetical Girls



Parenthetical Girls played at The Eagle Tavern last Friday.

This band. Every record they make is perfect. No one sounds quite like them. I think it's a shame, to say the least, people don't sing their praises louder.





Pictures from our hour in traffic.




Thursday, July 15, 2010

The only way Judd Apatow will use this song in a trailer is if he makes a movie I, you know, actually would want to see.*

This is amazing...................................................................................


Speaking of having something to say, I've got something to say:

a.) If the technology existed for a video to do bodily harm, I think this would - at the very least-punch your teeth in.

b.) Isn't this exactly what music is supposed to sound like in 2010 AD? Does this song/performance mean that we actually live in the future?

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* I actually really like Pineapple Express. So there.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I'm seeing this tomorrow, and I am s-t-o-k-e-d.

I'm one of the - geez, what is much smaller than a 'legion'? a 'minor contingent'? - people who has supported Todd Solondz through thick and thin. I'll even hitch a ride on the weird reflexive self-congratulations train and say he maybe could have been a major auteur of an alternate universe that, instead of stumbling through that post-September 11/new sincerity/non-irony detour, railroaded straight ahead on that self-obsessed track that was 1998.

"Life During Wartime" is a sequel to "Happiness" that switches out all the actors. "Palindromes" was sort of a sequel to "Welcome to the Dollhouse" that sort of switched out all the actors, but this looks a little more fulfilling than that.

FACT: In 1998, my current roommate and I were really psyched to see "Happiness" when it came out on video, as we weren't allowed to see it in the theater. He rented it a day before me and told me it sucked, and then I rented it and it rocked me. I haven't reminded him of it in a couple of years. Maybe I should go wake him up.

Drowning in Practicality

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Watch out San Francisco, Haley Morgan's in town.


It's Haley.
She's my sister.
She's in town.
She doesn't fool around.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

I went to a rock show at a bowling alley. It was great.

Joanna and Paige were there!

They poured beer on each other, and on strangers.















THEE OH SEES!














EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

You love that Jamboyz record, huh? You're curious about it, huh?

A peek behind the jamboy curtain:





Recording the song "MINDY":






Steph, Nick & I are auxies .









THESE ARE THE REAL JAMBOYZ.

NOT PICTURED: PHIL,ANDREW,SHMED





MEN DON'T CHANGE

JAMBOYZ - MEN DON'T CHANGE


If you're interested in some context, here's the press release that went out, via Birdy:

The Jamboyz 10th album, "Men Don't Change," was officially released at the Maps show 06/26/10. By "officially released," I mean we put it on the Maps' merch table and begged people to take it for free. True to history, not many did.

I think it's another masterpiece from these men and lady. The "Night Life"/"Black Palais" twofer on "Side A" is worth the price of admission alone. And that admission price is free.

Real Life Low-Key Catwoman, or: The Purrr-fect Crime

Did you hear that a lady in a cat mask robbed an Arche (what is that, some sort of store that sells bridges? Hardy har hay - ED.) in the East Village?

LOOK AT THIS WANTED POSTER!

DON'T WORRY, NYPD, A SUBTLE BATMAN WILL BE ON THE CASE ASAP!

Here's the surveillance footage, but it's not nearly as awesome (or oddly hot) as you'd want:

Did you know that this guy probably hates you?



Five years or so ago, Gallagher - yes, he of fruit smashing - gave a crazy interview to an Oregon newspaper. I remember people talked about it for a little while, and then basically went back to whatever they were doing in 2005.

Last December, he gave an interview to The AV Club that was, to put it politely, completely psychotic.