Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Asatru Alliance

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++Today's Pick: A lil dose o' disco (mmmm*) from 2015 via a Siriano show.

 ++Highlander/Yasuke: When will the Black Samurai battle the White Princess? Gotta watch those middle managers, man, always gunning for the top seat.

++A man in his forties I think is kind of cute but everyone hates is yet another case of my ongoing quiet personal rebellion in a world that tells you what's right.

++All My Friends Are Heathens: My favorite part of any FAQ is when the responder is all like, "No!" and gets all steamed.

++Nico Mirallegro is no Nacho Vigalondo is you ask me.

++But if I get the iPhone case then I will never want to stop eating them. (#Areawomaneatsphone.)

++I had to turn off the SOG mailbox because it's too unwieldy but I am constantly plagued by worry that I'm missing an invite to a great show/new venue like poor Alison Becker is plagued by Kathy Griffin in that Viberzi ad.

++Had another celeb interaction yesterday which is always weirdly dreamlike and surreal. I used to be a fan of King of Queens and it always reminds me of when Eddie Money or Lou Ferrigno show up in normal people's lives.

++Will always have an affection and the slightest smile that comes to my face for "Not great,Bob!" ..and hoping it is never used as a reference or as a band name. There are so many things I wish had been allowed to stay unrevisited or left alone. (Oh here she goes!)

 

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++Pretty par for the course that one day you're living in Southern California and you wake up and you have a Sublime tattoo and a   Doyer cap on your head. No one quite knows how it happens... it's like the tooth fairy or puberty or something. Anyway, Bradley Nowell's son Jakob is all growed up now and quite talented and musical despite his mother's best efforts to keep him out of the spotlight. Am not too fond of the name of his band (Law) but at least he has a beer drinking entourage of one, and that's a start. Gotch'all covered on the celeb offspring beat! [fingerguns]

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Quickies

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++Can't decide whether or not I like this new Karen Elson song or where to place it on the Jenny Lewis/Joanna Newsom continuum of favorability. It's kinda pretty.

++Did they ever show the Bernie dreamhouse? Guessing it looked like the place from in Wanderlust.

++I feel like almost all the TV I watch is bad in interesting ways.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Say Yes To the Dress

++I wouldn't say I'm a huge fan of Elle King, I just like that one Exs and Ohs song she has and of course the wildly popular cover by the HSM girlies. But she's got such a great look to go with her Mae West type personality. And this vadge song she sings (NSFW) borders on absurd in the vein of Weezer or Ween. Not enough women doing that. Plus she not only writes her songs but tells a great story.

Frankly this song is a little too much but the gay man who lives inside me gives it the go ahead having taken into consideration her whole scene. Am also not too fond of the direction of this newer song but I generally am not a fan of change...(Update: lol this is a Khia cover, I live under a rock.)

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Hormonally Yours

++Hmmm, don't have much chaff in the old hopper in terms of content for today. Pondering my amazement at the way actors and performers such as Colbert and Alec Baldwin, as well as friends and relatives are able to memorize lines from movies and long passages from literature in a way that I can't. The only line I've been able to memorize is the first few lines from Jabberwocky, shruggie?

++It's always puzzling to me that issuu never took off. You can turn the pages, people!

++It'd be kinda cool to be a musician so you could name your kid Django. I suppose anyone could name their kid Django but being a musician would give you license to do so. It would almost be expected

Here's a comment re the song above. Man, I don't even think this much about myself and I am quite self-centered! A lot of things could be an analogy for heroin?

My take on the song is, it's sung from the perspective of a drug (e.g. heroin) talking to its user and taking over his life. Both Marcella and Siobhan represent the "light/high" and "dark/low" effects of it. Marcella, in a calm and seductive way, is telling him not to leave the room, then "you must only think of me... when you're pride is on the floor, I'll make you beg for more". Those are dead giveaways, IMO, that Marcella's character is NOT a nurturing, loving, selfless, motherly figure or a "guardian angel" in any way. She is the drug's "high" as it takes over the user's life, and he thinks "this is beautiful, I feel great, I could STAY in this state forever, and it will be alright. I want more". Nothing else matters in that moment and the user can be in a room for days and without caring about the world outside.

 

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

And What's A Song Without You?

Peeked into the SOG inbox (so many emails that just keep piling up) and got invited to Resident to see Steady Holiday, tomorrow night. Their video gives me nightmares, so by all means, check them out.

++Wonderful, now after watching Pforks Under/Over I'll think of the Future Islands guy whenever I use the laughing so hard he's crying emoji.[Disclaimer: I have no opinion on the Future Islands guy. Completely neutral. I just don't want any associations with my emojis.]

++Re: the popular phrase "woke." Sometimes I think I'm the right amount of woke, other times I wish I could go back to sleep, and this applies to other people I know who got woke as well. Press snooze!

++We still have Vanderpump, Lana, Jenny Slate, Cate and Huppert all of you who complain Old Glamour is dead. They can all do turbans and big sunglasses if need be and some of them even speak Cape Cod, so please cease with the complaints.(File under: thoughts I'm really having when I look introspective.)

++Sure its free, but where does it lead? DUNDUNDUN!

++Hm, I mights watch more basketball if it was lit by candle light with some Babyface in the back. I say yes!

I'm Not Your Superwoman

++For reasons that are far too complicated and boring to get into I got some sticky icky roofing material on my hands this past weekend and after consulting the handydandy internet I found out about the marvels of eucalytptus oil! Sure it leaves a smell, but boy does it work wonders and it isn't chemical! Once in a while the whole experiment that is the www is beneficial.

++Got a sudden urge for these, might be dying.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

The Brighton Bunch

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++Virginia Dwan: So much style. All of the style!

++Root Hog Or Die: Every now and then I learn something new.

++Noughties favorites The Kooks are back at the grind. Noughtie boys!

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++I accidentally sent a voice text to the person I was trash talking, if you're looking for your next horror plotline, Jordan Peele.

++Kelsea Ballerini ain't no Tina Mahina if ya ask me.

++Say, but what about the photog behind Kim? How do I #getthelook?

Monday, April 03, 2017

Self Control

Had a great time ripping through several years of KCRW's Guest DJ Series and it reignited my devotion to some artists I thought I'd played to death. At about 5 minutes a pop, it was a fun crash/refresher course. Almost all the dudes cited Led Zeppelin and Public enemy like it was pre-programmed into them or something and Prince's catalog is always a given, but two songs that came up repeatedly and unexpectedly from people from all walks of life: Ben Folds Five's The Luckiest and Beck's song Debra. And Andy Cohen being a big Deadhead was a surprise (and storyteller). Anyway, for some new listens my fave list came from Drunk chef and YouTuber Hannah Hart. Please to enjoy!

Sunday, April 02, 2017

A Crazy Lunatic Man

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++I"m here for the one comment for this article:"Doll dresses for adults."

++Oi! All the content I've been absorbing lately has been been beautiful/emo/gutwrenching. Chill out, contentmachers!#tooreal

++Maron said that recently he went to a show in Portland and a heckler shouted out "Save Frusciante." I did a lil sniffing around to see what was happening to mah boy and all I could find was that Frusciante has been hanging out with Vincent Gallo. So by all means...someone save him! (jkjkjkjk, I don't know much about Gallo, jes' presumin'.)

++Sure, now they're stealing tailgates, soon they'll be stealing our [actual]body parts.

++Was really hopin for a bigger payoff at the end of this thing but U can't win them all! (Still a nice tune.)

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Not Infiltrating Anything

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++No one's forcing me to read any of this, I tell mahseff all the time.

++Tonally, Camila Cabello has one of the prettiest voices I have ever heard, angelic and silken in purity. Love to listen to it all the time. That being said, whenever I hear that song the lyrics R so randomly put together and bizarre that I swear it was written by notabot (aka my favorite twitter account.)

++Shoulda gone with Cookie By the Ocean. Look alive, dailymail.

++I always think about this one observation Amy Poehler had where she said the hardest thing to get used to when moving from New York to LA was how on the weekends everyone in LA is up at the crakka dawn exercising and that no one sleeps in. But that's where you're wrong, Amy, we never sleeeeep, mwwwahhhahhahaha!

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++The consonantly blessed Leif Vollebekk plays The Echo on the 25th of April and while I can't predict his behavior from city to city, I'm sure he would want you to come say hello.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Shootenanny!

++Super grim song about some guy named Raoul.

++The amt of time Kyle Kinane spent thinking about the Dropkick Murphys cracks me up. I'm sure the DM's didn't even think about their own songs that much.

++Should I create a no-context Twitter? Livetodream,dreamtolive.(They seem real fun to create.)

++And Will Forte said he doesn't do very good impressions. Pshaw!

Things That Aren't True

++Ain't gonna link to it, but I'm a lil miffed at how Pitchyfork described Uffie as a trash rapper. Sigh! [Centering self.] I mean she is, but let's not vocalize it! Let's play some Ed Banger.

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++Big debate among me and mine is whether or not this photo is a camera trick. Me and mine need more excitement in our lives.

++Better bone structure than Gigi Hadid if ya asks me.

++I really have no recollection of this scene and wish I hadn't been enlightened!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Quickies

++Yeaah, we're going to need a side view to make sure that's not a cardboard cut-out for verification purposes. Lol, that'll be hilarious if celebs have to do two angle selfies from here on out as real proof of an encounter.

++I wish I knew how to quit you, Tame Impala.

++I mean I realize the influence of SOG and every now and then I like to post a random news item just to f-cks with things. (Still don't know who reads this thing or why it matters!)

++My husband, who hates most everyone from U2(specifically Bono) to Neil Young(not his songwriting, just the timber of his voice) to Eric Clapton("boring") inexplicably shares my grudging respect for Rod Stewart. Go figs! Can't never tell with that one...

++There has got to be a way to combine the Meryl shouting meme with the Helen Hunt latte meme.

++The comment section can't agree on anything in this video. Funny is so subjective.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Magic Eraser

++I can see now where Elin Nordegren gets her good looks...

++Dare to be different.

++Michael Keaton's son Sean Douglas produced the song above by Taeyeon which is fascinating for when it randomly goes English. There's no word for tried?

++Tagline was "Get On Board" and not "Things are Busan out all over" for some reason.

Friday, March 24, 2017

The Book of Sand

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++I love the young'uns newfangled spelling of thicc.

++I picture Doug Stanhope fuming when Dr. Drew says this, unable to tolerate his misery of watching Dr. Drew.

++That name is clunky, shoulda gone with Toke-ahontas. (Toke-ahontii?)

++The description of the Aleph in this short story also called The Aleph is wild.:

I saw a small iridescent sphere of almost unbearable brilliance. At first I thought it was revolving; then I realised that this movement was an illusion created by the dizzying world it bounded. The Aleph's diameter was probably little more than an inch, but all space was there, actual and undiminished. Each thing (a mirror's face, let us say) was infinite things, since I distinctly saw it from every angle of the universe. I saw the teeming sea; I saw daybreak and nightfall; I saw the multitudes of America; I saw a silvery cobweb in the center of a black pyramid; I saw a splintered labyrinth (it was London); I saw, close up, unending eyes watching themselves in me as in a mirror; I saw all the mirrors on earth and none of them reflected me; I saw in a backyard of Soler Street the same tiles that thirty years before I'd seen in the entrance of a house in Fray Bentos; I saw bunches of grapes, snow, tobacco, lodes of metal, steam; I saw convex equatorial deserts and each one of their grains of sand...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

This Is A Ritual

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++John Lennon's outfit seen here would still be in style today. Every part of it. Well except the pen, no one uses those anymore?

++🎼🎀Binge watched a show that I hated! But now that it's done I kind-a miss it! (Sung to this song.)

++I feel like Andy Cohen has all the fun; cornered the market.

++The commentariat draws comparisons between Tim Darcy and Roy Orbison and that's altright altright altright by me.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Go Green

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++You could probably photoshop verdant & twisty German footballer Manuel Neuer into a Paola Pivi bear installation. Or he could hide out in one in the middle of a cop film chase scene! 

++For a second I thought Mura Masa was a friend of mine who was blowing up and nope totally different guy with a similar sounding band name. There go the dreams of the fancy invites. Still the mixup brought me to this newish XCX collab so insert philosophical Zen Moments tweet here!

++My husband pointed out an actor I find handsome has a disproportionately  tiny mouth and now all I can see is his mouth. Making small mouse noises.

++This seems like the kind of tech-y interaction Doug Coupland might have predicted years ago.

++I've just been told the STEM major acronym (nickname for college students mostly majoring in science who are in high demand) has been around for awhile and I only now just found out about it thru the magic of memes. 2017 has been a really fun and whimsical year for memes so far.

++Continuing on into childhood regression this week, how cute is this book?  Not groundbreaking or anything.  And it's still nothing compared to the one odd book I had where if you held it from a certain angle and shook it the letters would appear to move around the page, or maybe I was sniffing too much Elmer's paste at a young age. I swear those black letters used to give the appearance of jiggling around like ants at picnic but no one would believe me.

Monday, March 20, 2017

A Sci-Fi Smackdown

++Heard that old Hozier song on the radio yesterday and said "Hey Hoze, where ya been hidin' ya biggole weirdo?" (He loves when you call him Hoze.)

++Listened to this wonderful old interview on You Tube with Terry Gross and Queen's Brian May, who I've written about on these pages before. I knew that outside of being the lead guitarist of Queen he was a Doctor in astrophysics, however, I didn't know about his interest in stereoscopic photography.

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I wish I knew about May's book with Owl viewer at Xmas because I would have asked for one. Stereoscopic technology, if ya Google it, has been around since the early days of photography and is a distant relative of one of my fave childhood toys, The ViewMaster. (And predates those kool Magic Eye posters.) On the music tip one of the best parts of the talk is where he talks about using old church boards and the physics behind the voluminous sounding (though non-echoing)claps on We Will Rock You. See kids, you do use the math later.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Quickies

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++Apparently Mercedes has been lighting up its front logo for quite a while now but I only recently noticed it in their TV commercials. I like the look and idea, even if the logo, especially when backlit from some angles looks like the poison control yuck face.

++Daaaamnson: I know he's not speaking to me directly. But it sure does feel like I'm bein hassled by Damson Idris.

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++Paola Pivi: [Cue Almond Joy Jingle] Sometimes I feel like a pink, sometimes I'm white.

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