Sunday, July 15, 2018

For the Birds


++All the summer girls are wearing preppy jumper dresses (shorter than this of course) and I find the whole thing to be quite marvelous. It's been fun watching both celebrity and normie fashion this year, good job everyone.

++Nuthin' better than certain rivers. You know who you are.

++Savin' this gem for the next big family get together, when things turn political: "MAGA make me looose my mind up in here, up in here!" Also in my fantasy I fall to the ground while saying it, in victory, like Biden here.

++Also in old song lyric news, I wonder if Travis Barker named his two daughters after the opening line of Home by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros. I've had that song stuck in my head going on 4 weeks now and the spoken word interlude where Jade talks to Alexander still gives me the heebies. What exactly happened that night and really do I want to know. It's all tinged with beautiful weirdness.





Wednesday, July 11, 2018



++Omg, I'm dying my own very specific brand of nerd death, hahaha. All my favorite things together!! Blunt and McAvoy know what's up.

++I'm like super ancient and I still laugh to myself thinking of the word unbe-weavable. Chuckle chuckle. So immature. I've got a whole hair salon soap opera developed in my head every time I hear that song.

++Gots to stay topical!

++Wolk and Morais sure do like their Canadian tuxedos, and I am fine with it! Looks like their latest line will continue with a lot of major splashes of maroon that was big starting the fall before last. It just keeps going, oy with the maroon.


They say they're drawing their inspiration from Heath Ceramics (WANT!), California cool artists and polymaths like Fredrick Hammersley,(I can see it), Tamara de Lempicka(bold!) and Helen Lundeberg (Inez is over it!).

++Not sure if I've ever mentioned that I once had the pleasure of seeing John Williams live, and happily he is still a-live. Highly recommended experience. Pocito mas from Albeniz below.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Keeps Me Sane

 ++How many times am I going to wiki the same 10 people? #answer:endlessly

++That'll do, Casper. That'll do.

++Guess all those doge jokes paid well.

++This is the only kind of famous I want to be. The only thing I'd like to be known for...

++Heyy, been a while since I checked in on Porter Robinson and now's as good a time as any?

++Don't know why every food-courty type place I go into lately has one of these diagrams. Another one of those memos circulating, I guess.

Monday, July 09, 2018

Made For Love

++Very rarely do I go in on an Internet longread anymore but this review by Jia Tolentino drew me in from salacious start to finish. It is in fact so fantastically graphic and thorough that I’m not sure if I even need to read the book anymore. If I do it would be to check out the sleep optimization helmet(yes please), Byron Gogol (perfect techie name), the Tangerine feel of the whole affair and all the great metaphors dropped in this piece. Ams a sucker for a slicing, slyly truthbomb of a metaphor!

++Speaking of graphic, I think it would be too on the nose of me to post the pic of the blowup doll that accompanies that article and I'm much more in the mood to look at the purdy offerings from Offshore Studios, presented hilariously larger than usual. Oooh, ahh.

Sunday, July 08, 2018

Three Codas

++I'm not a Trekkie (Trekker?)but I may read this book that some reviewers call a parody of Star Trek, similar to Galaxy Quest. Another different book I'm starting is also an imagined extension of a series of books that enchanted me when I was younger. As the old saying goes, if you can't read'em(again)..extend'em. Nah no one says that..does feel like we are seeing parodies/tributes/extensions to beloved stories more and more because we're all trying to get back inside whatever magical world it is that first snagged us good, once upon a time. Visas, if you will.

Thursday, July 05, 2018

That's The Plan


++Everyone's so concerned about Google and Amazon's encroaching monopolies..meanwhile no one is paying attention as Danny Trejo quietly creeps into every part of our existence.

++It's just egg drop soup with corn?? What a disappointment.

++Someone has to have already made this connection, right? JES IN CASE! It's why I'm here#godsplan

++Got a bad case of the hiccups today, here's one by Wooden SHIJips. I mean Wooden SHIJips. (Don't know how they say their name, ahhhh, this week,hahaha, sigh.)

Monday, July 02, 2018

Swing For Your Supper


++The internet is waking up and for whatever mysterious reason wanting to try to make a mold, something shiny like the Oscar, and then picturing yourself sometime in the not too distant future chomping on gold golf balls, all satisfied. The trajectory from passing thought to eccentric reality's so fast now. Preeetty sure I've had this urge in the past, time to explore the SOG archives.

++I hired someone to do some chainsaw work the other day and it lead to me singing "___person's name__" with a chainsaw all that day and the thing about that song and some of Magnetic Fields' songs that I've always enjoyed is taking dark matters and singing them lightheartedly in a way not enough singer/songers do these days...and then along comes Simon (will always link to Association in all matters, they are like my DaRude Sandstorm):

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Homer & Farley

++Shame/Concrete: Suspenders! Let's see if that catches on.. I would be much more likely to stay longer on a treadmill (who we kidding, get on a treadmill) if they'd have scenery where I'm walking around through film in interesting locations.

++Late to the game but I really really enjoyed the Malala interview with Letterman, and the fascinating tete-a-tete between Seinfeld and Michael Richards, post disgrace. Also the old with Louis CK pre-disgrace, which is an interesting contrast.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

No Secrets To Decode

++Heard some teens talking about the "old classic" Superman by Soulja Boy, lol. In that spirit, let's toss some "Classics" up above and below, some DIY.

++Oh no, his name is a meme tin the making.

++When You Die: Man, MGMT...I'll never forgive you for inserting that guy from Girls into my future nightmares. I don't even like or think about that guy! But one day in the future, I'll be real mad at you MGMT. Glooby Loops, brain matter and skulls will figure prominently.

++Some "diet experts" need to "get a life."

++Update: Sebastian Faulks! Not Fox. Everything's coming together now.

++I like how this video with this title was made in the summer of 2017. They had no idea.

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Promoted by SOG Faaairly Early In Their Careers:

  • Phosphorescent
  • Robert DeLong
  • Fitz and the Tantrums
  • The Orwells
  • August Alsina
  • John Grant
  • Hooray for Earth
  • Two Door Cinema Club
  • Gotye/Kimbra
  • Rhye
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  • King Tuff
  • Lykke Li
  • Protomartyr
  • Calvin Harris
  • Dengue Fever
  • Exit Someone
  • Micachu
  • Lizzo
  • Death Grips
  • The Kooks
  • Thundercat
  • Superorganism
  • Sorry
  • Kurt Vile
  • Portugal. the Man
  • Dam-Funk
  • Nite Jewel
  • Tame Impala
  • Ryan Hemsworth
  • Yelle
  • Girl Band
  • Ting Tings
  • Django Django
  • Mayer Hawthorne
  • Connan Mockasin
  • Quadron
  • The Generationals
  • The Heavy
  • Deer Tick
  • Sam Smith
  • Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
  • The Drums
  • Metronomy
  • Wolf Alice
  • Kehlani
  • Cut Copy
  • Lowlight
  • Kirin J Callinan
  • Julie Byrne
  • Surfer Blood
  • The Muslims/Soft Pack
  • Childish Gambino
  • La Roux
  • YG
  • Ben Sollee
  • Santo-Santigold
  • Summer Camp
  • Future of the Left
  • Liam Finn
  • Le1f
  • Rosebuds
  • Alex Clare
  • MS MR
  • Pains of Being Pure at Heart
  • Vampire Weekend (sorta mocked'em)/The Very Best
  • Active Child
  • La Dispute
  • Tobias Jesso, Jr.
  • Banks
  • Hozier
  • Heartless Bastards
  • Toki and MNDR
  • JinJoo Lee
  • Sleaford Mods
  • Babymetal
  • Karl Blau
  • Francis and the Lights
  • Nao
  • Erik Hassle
  • Young Thug
  • Jens Lekman
  • Tove Lo
  • Agnes Obel
  • Michael Kiwanuka
  • Phoebe Bridgers
  • Ariana Grande
  • Milky Chance
  • Porter Robinson
  • Black Kids (still ride for that one song, haters)
  • Band of Horses
  • Raury
  • Sturgill Simpson
  • Hamilton
  • Juliana Barwick
  • Autre Ne Veut
  • Benjamin Clementine
  • Sylvan Esso
  • Ibeyi
  • King Krule
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Kera & the Lesbians
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  • Caribou
  • The Antlers
  • Matthew E. White
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  • Charli XCX
  • Willis Earl Beale
  • Jauz
  • Nicolas Jaar
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  • Hospitality
  • Mitski
  • Blaze Kidd and Uli K and Endgame
  • Haim
  • Benjamin Booker
  • Samantha Crain
  • Kali Uchis
  • Drinks
  • Dua Lipa
  • Kamaiyah
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  • Blood Orange
  • Kindness
  • Lucius
  • Tom Misch
  • Tove Lo
  • The 1975
  • Perfume Genius
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  • Wavves
  • Christopher Denny
  • Cate LeBon
  • Fresh and Onlys
  • Paolo Nutini
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Typhoon
  • Wild Beasts
  • Everything Everything
  • Peter Bjorn and John
  • The Neighbourhood
  • Lorde
  • twenty one pilots
  • Omi
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Das Racist
  • Ellie Goulding
  • Foster the People
  • Awkwafina
  • Natalie Prass
  • First Aid Kit
  • Gardens and Villa
  • Silversun Pickups
  • Brockhampton
  • Band of Skulls
  • St. Paul and the Broken Bones
  • Girls
  • The xx
  • Jay Reatard
  • Local Natives
  • Vivian Girls
  • Miike Snow
  • Passion Pit
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Oh Land (Not popular but das my girl right there, CHEA!)MGMT Forever