Thursday, May 28, 2015

No Reply At All

++Continuing on with the theme from yesterday, sometimes I'm real hood/Santino-like when I mutter to myself "F-ck a weak wifi!"

++Lately the only people I wanna see live are Skyyye baby, RyRy and maybe Rihanna before whatever downward slide may be pending. Brad, too? Adams is in Salt Lake City, hmm. But the angel with a dirty face plays SF in August so maybe time for a flight? Live shows are a funny thing; when the mood hits they are never nearby and some of my faves are terrible live. I used to really wanna see Steely Dan and when they were in town I was like.. Meh. 

++It's really hard to write to a woman named Hope without using the word "hope." Suddenly, it's the only word in the world!#kingsthings

++Everything's comin up Haggen.


++Go Spiegelman!

++Since I kinda cover the contemporary classical composer beat.. Here's some fun news. Bryce Dessner from The National talking about his double life as a classical/Rock musician, quilts, Caroline Shaw, Steve Reich and Philip Guston.

++Keri Hilson was making the promise of an angry album that people wouldn't like all the way back in 2011. Well then. Let's get to not liking it, Keri!

++Wow this is marvelous, up there with that Eaux Claires video.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


++For all you Ben Sollee fans out there. (I am a Ben Sollee fan in here.)

++Herd a funner joke on the radio today: Q: What do you call it when Batman leaves church early? A: Christian Bale.

++I admire Pitbull's restraint in not rhyming every single lyric with the word "sex.". cuz you know he's sitting at a round table with a bunch of writers who have to keep saying. "Noooo Pitbull!"

++Follow the thread: "A Draper in the streets, a Sterling in the Tweets." lol, wit.

90's Kid

++Who knew!

++King Lil G: Not related to this U ever wonder what role you'd play in a crime family or gang? Like, what yer made of when it all goes down? Idk, some days I feel like I would be teased forever for wussin out and other days I feel like I am the craziest Loc who ever lived? The one they'd pump with like 1000 rounds*. I have tangled pret-ty fiercely at my local Trader Joes in my day

++Last husband joke for a while: We were listening to this Pearl Jam song and he said Furiosa would sing it "Can't find my other haaaaandd."

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Space Savers

Johnie's Broiler

++I'm going to eeeeasse back into the week with a link to this story about a band of superheroes out to preserve some of LA's, albeit young to the rest of the world's, history. The story didn't include pix to these people's favorite building so here are a few!


Gamble House
Fitzgerald House
Bridge Party
Colorado Bridge


Angelus Rosedale Cemetery
Hot cha cafe
Hot Cha
South Seas House


LA DWP Building

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Night Sky

++Truly, this is one of the simplest and prettiest videos I've seen in quite sometime. Clocking in at a little over 2 minutes, the visuals fit the cover perfectly & mysteriously. I'm a big fan of Dan Huiting's direction. Or co-direction. Whatever, we're all molecules of the same body. (Pats herself on back.)

++I just had an idea for a site or app. Alternate suggestions for autocorrect mistakes. For example, if someone writes you something that is clearly not what they meant, a place you go to see what they might have been intending to say.

++Another funny husband joke of the week. A guy we know is with a woman he dislikes and the man called her his "bae" (#weknowoldpeople) on Instagram and he said "More like his "Bane." lol.

++Common White Girl is probably my favorite Twitter account and there isn't a day that I don't laugh about her a tweet that once said "Boom! Clap! Sound of my thighs!" And then the song gets stuck in my head.*

++I was just reading the Jezebel story about horrid celebrity encounters and TBH, none of them were out of character or surprising? One thing that amuses me about gossip on the internet is how one person telling a story is a rumor, but should two total strangers repeat some version of the same story it somehow becomes fact.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015


++ Paste gives Mountains May Depart a 7.7 but I'll go see it based on this photo alone.

++Same tho!

++Betty Who accuses you of being insane (and also recommends this track by Elohim #multitasking.)


From Bakersfield

++Bucket hats are back. I thought bucket hats were back a year ago? Have they come back again since then? Probably twice.

++"Brittany Snow's Gangsta's Paradise" sounds like the name of a local winter resort that had its heyday in the fifties.

++This is kind of fascinating..Anderson Cooper wears a schizophrenia (or "internet comment section") simulator. In his defense origami is hard to do even in silence. (Update: I showed this to my husband right now and he said: "Did they get Kathy Griffin to do the voice?" LOL.)

++ I *still* get comments re Dan Auerbach vs. John Mayer's guitar prowess on that You Tube video (of Aurebach)that I was given to post by his PR firm so many years ago. Who even started that comparison? (And who wore it best?)

Anyway, it made wanna check in on Auerbach because there is always some kind of news swirling about that guy. A real lightning rod. Now he's promising to "get weird" on solo projects and with a band called The Arcs. What are YOU doing with your life, John Mayer??

I'm only a passing fan really, but I'm digging the almost surf-horror mood of this song (that is soundtracking this terrible no-good week I am having, nicely.)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

If It's Not Custard, It's Mustard

++I don't want to/refuse to believe this is really Martha using all these exclamation points.

++Harold Bloom: At 85, he's still making brackets, digging in (Hawthorne's) literary crates and throwing shade on Eliot and Pound.

++"Popular British proverb."

++Dream big, Jake McKelvie and the Countertops and maybe one day you can get your entire name on the drums.

++If I was the guy in the second picture I'd be like "They couldn't order the parts pre-painted?" every single day I came to work.

++ Not to get all Martha Stewart but...Grand Puba!! Teaming with Guts for your Tuesday.

Swedish Love Story

Hoo man, I can already tell this is going to be one of those weeks where I don't give a half a F and just post whatever's floating my boat, like every other week, y'know?


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