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Thursday, December 16, 2004
SPEAKING OF ROCK




pixies at hammerstein ballroom last night, nyc. great. really, really really great.


Wednesday, December 15, 2004
SATURDAY NIGHT ROCK SHOW YOU SHOULD NOT MISS. REALLY NO REALLY.

New Radiant Storm King, "Perhaps one of the greatest bands you've never heard of" *, last show of 2004, here in Williamsburg, Saturday night. If you didn't already know, They're HotTM.

NRSK at TRASH BAR,
December 18, 9PM 9PM 9PM
Grand at Roebling, Williamsburg.
not to be missed.
unless you're out-of-state.
but connecticut doesn't count.


Matt H. of NRSK says, among other things, this:
"Come. Join us. Get a sneak preview of our 2005 record. And some of you (you commuters, in particular) had better get your shit together, goddamn it. You're only getting older, after all."

... and goes on to say:
"We had an album out this year. This is what the proverbial 'they' said about it."

and: "If that ain't enough, we're gonna be joined by the drop-dead gorgeous and truly amazing Caufield Sisters. You have no excuse."

show details: www.thetrashbar.com/directions.php

*Contraphonic on NRSK

TM Paris Hilton
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And speaking of ROCK: Pixies + Le Tigre tonight at Hammerstein pour nous. Reports tomorrow, maybe.

Tuesday, December 14, 2004
HELLO. I WILL PROBABLY NEVER BITCH YOU OUT.

Sometimes i will go I'm Sad or sometimes i will say more likely to myself Geez Why Would You Not ____ .... or Why Would You So_____... or Don't Forget or maybe just I Wish____ or Don't Fuck Up and I'm Sorry... and with frequency i'm saying like I Can't Believe I Said That, and often other times i've ended up going Should I Not've Revealed That? and just the other day i was like God I'm Pale and sometimes i can't believe the timing of things i get myself into. later i'm probably usually going I'm So Glad I Did That... And there are things you're doing that while doing them you're like It's Almost Over but when it's over you're like Gotta Do It Again Now. But For good or bad, I probably won't bitch you out.

I used to make splash pages on Days I Did or Didn't Update My Site:
all Designy Ones Like These:
splash_birds
and this:
splash_moroccanwindow
and this:
splash_truck

and there are The Big Simple Ones like these:
splash_traingangstas
splash_seb
splash_oulu_fly
splash_supercore
splash_trainview

and oooh this:
splash_mountainlake

Saturday, December 11, 2004
ON CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AND THE DANGERS OF IT

DANGER REASON #1:
One for you.... One for me.
One for you.... One for me.

This rule strangely seems to apply when buying gifts for just about everyone on my list: dad, mom... sister, boyfriend.... 15 mo.old neice.?

Dear Santa, I Want . . . Oh, Never Mind. I'll Buy It Myself. (nytimes.com) DANGER REASON #2:
Unfortunately there is good stuff at Dean and Deluca.
Which is in SoHo.
Unfortunately (considering the crowds the crowds would be enough to be unfortunate, and then adding additional considering of the rain which = umbrellas, we use umbrellas mostly everyone here—this is not seattle where they don't so i've been told—and when the caps come off the points of the umbrellas' spokes there are sharp deadly points now within centimeters of everyone eyeballs in the crowds while its raining and the crowds have all those shopping bags under their arms and are not looking up but down...)

DANGER REASON #3:
The cost of all the items in the "Twelve Days of Christmas" song—including the repetitions—rose by 1.6% from last year, to $66,334. The 200% jump in the price of a French hen (now $45) was the largest percentage gain. (CNNmoney.com)

DANGER REASON #4:
Unfortunately there is good stuff at Barneys.
Which is in Mid-town,
Unfortunately (see above).
...............................................................................
unrelatedly:
...AND IF I WAS A BED, I'D BE AN UNMADE BED....
—Tom Waits in Baby Gonna Leave me, on Real Gone

Tuesday, December 7, 2004
SOME LINKS

+ The Rise of the Green Building, aka the Gherkin, aka a Pinecone. (The Economist)

+ The poodle fitness video, or, the strangest thing, all week. (video)

+ Eagle-Cam! Birds'-eye view, literally. (video)

+ Rat Brain Flys Jet (greatest headline all week)

+ Gift ideas for art-lovers from Ariel Meyerowitz Gallery, priced from $15 to $1,800! Including signed copies of Gus Powell's The Company of Strangers, and a pretty flower poster. (Site doesn't seem to load in Mozilla browsers on PC)

+ Mark Tansey at Gagosian, through December 18. Chelsea, NYC

NYTimes on Mark Tansey at Gagosian
November 20ish, 2004
INS AND OUTS FOR OUGHT-FIVE

tamarind sauce : in.
peanut sauce : out.

in : myrrh. in : patchouli.
just saying billy goats gruff sends chills up my spine.
out : lemon filling.
  in : tap water.
  in : hotel artwork.
out : odd couple theme song.
  OUT : benny and the jets, in my head, every morning, as i feed the cats.
  in : lee renaldo look-alikes.
  in : drawings
out : 62
out : lynn cheney
  in : 71, 88
  in : snaps that don't stay snapped
  in : dorothy
out : busses
  in : canes
out : bruises
  in : bicycles with seats broken or fixed
  in : 24in48.org
  in : the navel to spine connection
  in : voids
out : holes
  in : ethics
out : morals


Tuesday, November 5, 2004
DEAR WORLD, THIS IS NOT USA. THIS PRESIDENT REPRESENTS ONLY SOMEWHAT OVER HALF OF USA. A HALF WHO IS SEEMINGLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO BELIEVING UNTRUTHS WITHOUT DISCRETION. WE, THE OTHER HALF, SAY SORRY. WE, THE OTHER HALF, TOTALLY TRIED.

+ sorryeverybody.com

A SNOTTY VENTING MESSAGE TRANSCRIBED AS AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PLANET,
Dear Morocco and Tanzania, Kenya, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Spain and Mexico.
Dear France and Italy and Switzerland, Australia, Portugal...
Dear Madagascar and all the other wonderful countries who have been welcoming and splendid to me as an American traveller in the past... and also, Dear Thailand, Laos, New Guinea, and Turkey, Ethiopia, Tunisia, Mali, Indonesia and Japan, and all the lands I would love to visit in my lifetime yet...

Please try to understand: this is not America. We don't all support G.W.Bush. Please know, dear planet earth, that nearly a solid half of America's voting population rejects this president and his policy with disgust, even with venom. Yes, and with distrust and fear.

As for the Americans who voted for him... Oh, dear foreign lands, please consider this: Maybe they won't choose to travel beyond their borders. Perhaps, planet, they are comfortable in their suburbs and their exurbs... Possibly they will stay home.

But, please open your doors to those of us who, as American travellers, will value your culture and your differences... We need to occasionally escape the US now more than ever. Please, please accept us and realize we don't all discriminate against gays, we don't all reject the reality of science, we don't all interpret the bible as doctrine for governance, we don't place corporations before families and have disdain for planet earth our environment.

And George Bush. Please don't be mistaken. You are not our leader,
sincerely,
— Half Of US.
. . . . . . . . .
Whew. I hoped that scathing release would help, but I still don't feel much better. With enormous apologies to loved ones who supported Bush. (Do I think you are all evil? No. Do I understand your perspective? Not so much. Do I fear that your vote is going to damage our country and the world? Unfortunately yes.) But with equally large apologies to the rest of the world.

+ As always, Graham expresses it all so much more eloquently.

As did Thomas Jefferson:
"A little patience, and we shall see the reign of witches pass over, their spells dissolve, and the people, recovering their true sight, restore their government to its true principles. It is true that in the meantime we are suffering deeply in spirit, and incurring the horrors of a war and long oppressions of enormous public debt...If the game runs sometimes against us at home we must have patience till luck turns, and then we shall have an opportunity of winning back the principles we have lost, for this is a game where principles are at stake."
—Thomas Jefferson, 1798, after the passage of the Sedition Act. (via pixietart)
. . . . . . . . .
+ KERRY WON

+ OHIO VOTING MACHINE GIVES BUSH 4,258 VOTES IN PRECINCT WITH ONLY 638 VOTERS. GOOOOO DEMOCRACY!

+ ELECTRONIC VOTING PROBLEMS EXCEED 1,100 IN INCIDENT

+ AMERICAN COASTOPIA, ANYONE?
. . . . . . . . .
SUCKY:
A new study found that Iraqis are 58 times more likely to die a violent death than before the American invasion; the study concluded that 100,000 Iraqis have died as a result of the invasion, and that coalition air strikes, which mostly kill women and children, were the primary cause of civilian deaths.(—harpers)
. . . . . . . . .

Tuesday, November 2, 2004
WHERE DO I VOTE?

FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE HERE:
+ www.mypollingplace.com/find.php

VOLUNTEER, IT IS NOT TOO LATE: ELECTION DAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
+ actforvictory.org/

I'm going to be at a phone-party, calling people in swing states with the GREENPOINT AGAINST BUSH calling party on Tuesday (if I get my work done). (old fire house) —bring your cellphone and charger if you want to join. MoveOn Pac will provide us with phone numbers and 'scripts' and such...

KNOW YOUR VOTING RIGHTS:
http://www.nlg.org/students/kyrvoting.pdf

NO MORE YEARS,
and
NOT-SO-SWIFT GOAT PETS FOR TRUTH
and
GO KERRY
and so on...!
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