Saturday, November 28, 2015


++I've been having tons of fun this holiday weekend, pretty much devolving into complete decadence (which for me involves reading and consuming a lot of Richard Dawkins <3; so grain o salt, etc.)

So I tried to find a new song to obsess over and turned to the FIFA soundtrack that features Raury, figuring who ever is curating out there has some good taste. Went thru the songs one by one and these are the only two that floated my boat. The only ones I felt had a pulse. The top one might appeal to fans of classic Muse. Good and slithery.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Not My Monkeys

++Thanks for compleeeetely ruining my love of and listening experience of what used to be one of my favorite songs, Everyday by Buddy Holly, commenters. #fartingcarrots.

++Been trying to decide whether I wanna go see Carol, cuz on one hand I love me some Todd Haynes, on the other hand while I consider myself a Blanchett fan, she doesn't seem to be breaking new ground here. (Running out of hands.) Todd Haynes tried to do a Karen Carpenter movie that became a real Jimi Jormp Jormp sitch because he couldn't get the music rights to the songs and he painted Richard as a bully. Wiki said sometimes Haynes' efforts resurface on You Tube and when I looked it up it was all that I imagined it to be and more.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Gimme Facts

++Don't have the attention span to watch Nathan Fillion Presents : Man in the High Castle but I WILL ponder this map for a half-second.

++I meaaaan, yeah I get it, I've hardcore fangirrled out to something, but the Cena theme for 10 hours is a *liiittle* extreme.

++ I understand movie trailers wanting to save a little bit of the plot for the actual film, but I wish they would show more of the actual danishes in the Danish Girl trailer

++No one ever offered "Space Lawyer" as an option on Career Day.


++Drums so tight.

++This tweet makes it sound like Lush was just released from reform school. Congrats to the grads.


Friday, November 20, 2015


++I started watching this vid thinking it was mostly standard issue with nothing notable happening, playing around with the idea of one of them pulling out a pig's head dripping with blood, when quelle surprise! Lily Aldridge flips the script and talks about rare Japanese eyedrops (5:37), in an unusual dispenser,that burn when you put'em in, sort of a little industry trade secret. Point, Alridge.

++Thought today after repeated listenings of Prince's Controversy: Should I try getting into a jam band? Just like Ann Coulter. Little late in the game for me to develop a new part of my personality.

++Thesis idea suggestion: Somehow connecting these two concepts.


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

San Francisco Native

++This is kinda random...I've been working on a project that requires some light straight edges and I've been using a paint mixing stick instead of a ruler. Being the tactile kind of person I am I don't mind a plastic ruler... not so fond yer harsh feeling heavy metal edges (though they can't be beat for precision jobs). Anyway, a paint stick doesn't have measurements on it but for a quick grab I've decided I like to keep a few of these on hand and at 11 cents apiece that's a cheap vice! Plus there's a little groove for those of us with tiny hands.

++Cadence wise, an updated version called "Black Uber" wouldn't have the same ring.#moderne

++I will never not say Bon Iver like Maya Rudolph.

++Sometimes you see pics of a bygone era and think wow great time, beautifully rendered in moody predigital detail, but I wouldn't belong in that time period


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Songs For Our Mothers

++Nothing I love more than crowd sourced, grassroots/organic and locally grown book recommendations.

++Top Gun 2? Really? Hm.

++We don't have too many cold days coming so I am going to wear the HAIL out of this cowl neck while there's time/like I was raised on Marian Mercer.

++Fondle things on the wall?

++People always say they hate the Eagles but I don't see no one not singin' along.


Monday, November 16, 2015



++So annoying when people use their hands.


++I'll probably never figure out how to pronounce Aoife's vowel-licious name, but I sure do love the sharp sweet quality of her voice.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

And A Condo

++You know the Internet's really become part of your DNA when it's the middle of November and the only thing you're looking forward to in life is April 30, 2016, so you can say this. It's like a national holiday for doofs like May me.

++I was gonna do a long bs post about Billy Squier's drummer, and how Wrens biter Eminem's song Berzerk is total basura and how stilted he sounds in a Beastie Boys format. Still, there's a bridge in there that's kind of sublime and saves the whole thing. So thumbs sideways, yelled the bathrobe basement blogger into the vast, vast abyss., a few thoughts on this Big Short trailer.

 ++It kind of has a Scorsese meets Moneyball meets Queen of Versailles feel to it and you get the sense that the studios wanted to put "from award-winning director" Adam McKay in front of his name but instead they went with "outrageous mind." Like they r standing next to you in a wool three piece suit elbowing you in the rib like, "you know, Google his movies, he's successful. In a different way." (I am Eddie Murphy in this Trading Places scenario. #continuestoinformmyworldview.)

++Why does Christian Bale look like every SNL skit where someone is wearing braces pretending to be a teen?

++Listen Hollywood, I know someone who never wears shoes. They are not always geniuses. Just ask the parrot he carries around.

++The hairstyles!

++Tis the season for movies about big corporate and institutional take downs.

++Does Brad Pitt get paid per word in trailers?

++I think American bro movies besides needing a big dollah payout/heist need a high five and a chest bump. The issue then comes down to order of high five and chestbump within the timeline of the movie, like timing the cymbals in an orchestra... or do we go chestbump first before the triple salchow?

++Still gonna see this, if only cause of general vibe and on point music selection. Trailer so impt these days.


Wednesday, November 11, 2015



++I was trying to find someone singing Cyndi Lauper's Girls Just Wanna Have Fun in Italian just to hear what that would sound like.. Luckily I found this AAA staff training video instead.

++If only there was a way for men to get their oil changed while they drank craft liquor and got a haircut/shave AND ate wings. #Sports

++Heeyy, why is it that whenever they show pix of people demonstrating virtual reality headsets they are always looking up and off to the side like they are member of Kraftwerk? That's gotta be a real strain on the neck.


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