Thursday, September 22, 2016


++Sheesh. All I wanted to do was see what Mike Cooley's been up to and I ended up learning how to make a guitar!

++There was this conversation on Twitter where people weighed in on who they'd cast to capture their interior critical voice...pretty sure I'm going with the guy from the Koyaanisqatsi trailer here.

++Every now and again fashion tries to bring overalls back into style. Haha, riiight, fashion, some of us learn from our mistakes on the very first go round.

++I want to see part two of the T-Mobile Nikki Minaj/Snapchat ghost commercial *after* they leave the restaurant and go on a Purge style murder spree.

++If I was a young rich lady or supermodel, I'd have someone create/cast an epoxy mold of my face at its prime so that later my plastic surgeon could just peel off the old wrinkly face or cover it with the pre prepped young mold. That way, you always look like you or your old best self not some morphed other.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Tellin' Me This and Tellin' Me That

++2016, man. Up is down, down is up..

++I get such vicarious frustration for Cher whenever I hear the Shoop song. Why won't those chicks listen, daggumit?

++I'm not so into this Cody Wise song, but there's one line where I'm all, "oh so that's where that slang line came from." Love me any kind of origin story and what not.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016



++I Googled @jooleeloren and one of the first results that came up was "The coolest instagram" and I was like "Harumph, I'll be the judge of that!" and y'know what, as an appreciator of doodlers, ok she's pretty cool.

++I don't know what kind of twee has gotten into me today but let's listen to this, (as was the song from yesterday) from The Catch and the epp where "Ben, Margot and Felicity introduce themselves to Prime Minister Carla Velasquez and her husband, Diego"....(No idea.)

Monday, September 19, 2016

No Getting Over You

 ++Hey, lay off poor Giuliana, maybe it's a nervous tic. My fallback is to ask people about bad neighbor or stalker stories because that's a sure fire icebreaker, and everyone's had one or knows a story about one. And if you don't, it's YOU! If that's the case that's when I make a beeline for the crudites. #beelines.

++If ya listen to the YT peanut gallery this song has been featured on The Catch, Fifa 17 and driving on Santa Monica BLVD!


++YO! These are like the only things I ever write about, lol.

++This is the only thing I feel like listening to this morning. I gotta be me!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

The Rock Tumbler

One nice thing about maintaining this old relic of a blog, that exists in its own space apart from social media or criticism is that I can set the rules.

Lately, like Stevie Wonder looking in the mirror, my thing is to shoot the shissh on the weekend. Let my longwinded and often serious flag fly, so to speak. Often these thoughts have nothing to do with music. Today I've got five separate concepts in mind and their relationship to each other... It all gets very dry, nerdy and tl;dr, but regularly scheduled programming will return tomorrow.

The concepts are:

1) The trailer for Overwatch.

2) An NPR report from an analyst who thinks the US should get rid of all cash since it supports elicit activity and how the super-rich no longer see themselves as belonging to countries but rather their own league/class of the wealthy that has no nationalistic ties and operates under its own kind of governance.

3) A Vex robot building session.

4) The massive recent multiplayer gamer convention at the Great Western Forum where monetary prizes were awarded.

5) The Lost Steve Jobs interview on Netflix.

Elaboration after the cut...

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Sure Do Shine

++Ooh, ix-Nay on that opical-tray emix-ray, hyper lunch hour DJ.

++Once upon a time I loved a song by El May, and I always think back to the hazy feeling it gave me even if at times I forget her name. It's a hard name to remember, like a phone number with all different digits. Here she pairs with Allison Pierce and name checks her halfway through the song, which seems like breaking some kind of unwritten musical fourth wall. Daring!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Pop Coucher

++While it's not quite anglophilia, I've seen just about every You Tube clip of The Graham Norton Show, simply because he's so cheery. Watching his interviews, in particular, is relaxing and makes me happy. His demeanor is the shiny gift wrap that obscures one of the most observant and incisive minds I've seen in the format; he's a keen people watcher and immediately finds the temperature of the room and crowd. 

Norton's part of a whole constellation of chat/quiz show smartypants comedians who make the rounds and pop into each others' programmes that includes Alan Carr, Rob Brydon, David Mitchell and Jack Whitehall. It's their version of the Apatow crew, I guess, a supportive collective. Isn't that the way with anything, though, like the 50 or so people who control the dialogue on Twitter and all seem to know each other? Anyway, I just adored this compilation of Richard Ayoade's offbeat sense of humor. I've written about him before, how he did that Eisenberg Double movie and has directed many music videos. And the IT Crowd where I found him a little annoying. Turns out his true forte is a Hollywood Squares kind of off the cuff banter, delivered wryly and dryly. (Plus they get a lot bawdier on their talk shows than they do out here, as seen in the Carly Jeps discourse.)



++Cuz it's getting closer to Halloween, per usush, that one cascading set of notes from Oingo Boingo's Dead Man's Party gets stuck in my head ("what you caaaanaaaanaan't see!"). And so once a year I look up Danny Elfman.

Anyway, his mother Blossom is working on two projects, one about Oscar Wilde's wife and the other about the sexually experimenting good time folks of the Oneida Community. So then I looked THAT up and it was yer ho hum run-of-the-mill free love society that grew and grew until a tornado came along and killed the vibe. Still, they make silverware! (Most unexpected last sentence of an opening paragraph, ever.) Some swingin silverware as Sammy Davis Jr., might have once said.

++Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle have joined creative forces as Colvin & Earle, the name of their new duo that maay or may not also solve local crimes? Idk, just wishful thinking on my part with a name like that. I mean look at that pic of them. They are on the case!

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