Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Generation Z

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++"Earning them the nickname 'digital natives.'": I'm picturing thatched huts with devices built into the walls?

++I wish more artists would adopt Billy Joel's views. Never cave, Billy.

++"Brogrammer."

++Forget all this McEnroe/cyclist business. Tell me more 'bout that there 75 year old jogger

++Director John Landis' son Max Landis, screenwriter of the movie Chronicle has published an early script he wrote (years ago) for a Super Mario Brothers movie that if filmed would come out to 7 hours. (I haven't downloaded it or read it.) He did it to show other writers the work you need to put in in order to succeed, and how you can come from inauspicious roots.

++Some homie is flooding our airwaves with campaign ads for State Superintendent of Public Instruction. I'm sure he'll win and he'll be fine. Fine, of course! But wouldn't it be great if were Marshall Tucker instead? The mysterious piano tuner and inspiration for the name of the band? He could teach kids how to tune a piano, an actual skill that could one day be put to use, unlike Algebra.

++ And with that, I'm out for the week. If anyone cares, my favey fave song of the past few weeks, to recap was this one by Porter Robinson. PEAAAAAAAAAACCCCCE!

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++Here's an interview with Meg Myers who is a little picture perfect indie for me, like she was designed by indie scientists or something. But, I still like this song generally and the way she's honest about being influenced less by Tori Amos and PJ Harvey and more by Heart (that you can definitely hear in the song below) and Jewel! That's unexpected. Plus I like this line where she talks about how she sometimes doesn't feel like slipping into her depressed and intense stage personality:

It's kind of hard sometimes. It’s like, oh, f-k, I have to go to that place right now, and that’s not where I want to go. ‘I had a good day. I had ice cream!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Shout Out

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++I have a blouse with this exact same design. I sometimes pair* it with my blue suede wedges when I'm feelin particularly adventurous/Rhoda. (Queen. Way more ballsy than MTM.)

++Great title Bebe Rexha. Very "tear in my beer."

++I got a few emails last week about Jamie T climbing the charts. Checked it out and sure, why not embrace the fun energy heard here. Even though zombies were played out years ago, we as a people are in desperate need of a new Halloween song on the radio. (I will amuse myself today by imitating guy's face at :46 while stuck in traffic today. Side note: Will also pronounce it  "puh-hair" next time I buy pears.)

++One time Guy Pearce and Brad Pitt had a baby named Tom Vek.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Dream Pop

I wanted to see what producer Patrik Berger has been up to and I *think* this might be his latest project(?). Sleepy-eyed sisters Miranda and Elektra Kilbey were raised in Sweden and Australia, and are the daughters of one of the members of The Church. Wonder if Julian will dump them for Nikita once he reaches the checkpoint.#fantasyvideocharacterfootball.

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++John Lydgate: Early rapper.

++These fake Prince Charles tweets crack me up. One of the funniest things about Joan Rivers death was the revelation that she liked to paint with 'Chaz. Between Rivers and Camilla, he does seem to be a fan of the bawdy ladies, that ole dog.

++Just saw pix of people doing the TCU frog sign and had to try it myself. Now you will try it yourself.

++ICYMI and JSYK are the most polite,helpful and non-assuming of the modern acronyms.

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++Been filling my ears with the Hae Min Lee story on Serial and one day when I grow up I wanna be like its host Sarah Koenig: inquisitive, sharp as all get out, and a tad sarcastic/not above a well placed F word. Yes, waitress I'd like to be Koenig with a side of Chenbot. (Here Dana Chivvis explains, for us fiends, why Serial is a slow drip brew.)

++Sean Hayes counts his blessings in Today's Pick. Just gorgeous. Bow down.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Sci-Fi Gadget

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++lol, Hella.

++Does KROQ own stock in Milky Chance's Stolen Dance?(Say that one 12x fast!)

++Magic realism realizer Gilbert Hernandez grew up loving Dennis the Menace, Archie and the work of Albert Lewis Kanter, the man behind The Classic illustrated Junior series.Classics-illustrated-junior-527

More on Kanter here.

++For no good reason at all, let's end the week with my one of my all time favorite songs!

Describes Things As They Are

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++I duuunnnnooo. For some reason I've been into posting anything clever related to The Rock this year. I guess at some point in our lives we all adopt causes.

++Sometimes things are just what they seem.

++From the inbox: After 10 years with Dischord Records, Beauty Pill has flown the nest for a new album in '15. But they have nuthin but love for Ian Mackaye. Have a listen to an older song here:

++Also from the inbox: If you happen to find yourself in Costa Rica in 2015, check out the Envision festival.

++Opinion Page: 1) I think Adele and Rihanna should never ever release albums again. You won't win ladies.

2) I'm no U2 apologist (au contraire...husband and I are card carrying bashers; the cards are cute with little pink Edge holograms for security), but they were on the cusp of something with that Danger Mouse Mandela song. They were poised and cusped. They should've gone small and dusty. (I read a critical tweet where someone said DM makes everything sound slow, sad and dusty, which I think would have worked for them.)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Dimes

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++Hey, I just looked it up and no one has thought up the phrase Blue Diamond Phillips yet. So that one's for the taking if anyone wants it.

++Sorry but I'm just full of ideas today, and you know how strippers wear those super-pointy heels? A great invention for them would be to combine the sharp heel with the stick that janitors use to stab/pick up paper trash so it would be easier to retrieve all the fallen dollar bills.

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++I love this world we're living in where I can get part of my news from someone named(Instagram user)"Booger Nose." Where Booger Nose is part of the conversation.

++My favorite part of the refrain has always been the suggestion that you should just grab somebody. Anybody. Your local grocer, even. [Remix EDM peacefully and you gets you love from this bloggerette.][Hey Shemce, you need an easier to spell name!]

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++Two Parter.

++Somehow I don't feel sorry for Afrojack for coming in 6th place on this list. He'll soon perform at this concert and you can go but there's a (charitable) catch.

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