Tuesday, August 14, 2018


++It’s been mostly amusing to read people get worked up about Grimes and then turn on her because I’ve never really had an opinion one way or another on her or her music, just like Nina Dobrev. Until yesterday that is when I thought “If Nina Dobrev were a dog she’d be a Dobrevman Pinscher...ooh or better yet a LabraDobrev.” (Probably too early to be writing, not on “ecid.”)

++Enough with all the faceswapping.

++Blew the dust off the ol’ inbox and whaddaya know, Carl Broemel from MMJ whose relaxing stylings I only discovered a few weeks ago has some new material coming out. Haves a listen.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Code of Everand

++All's I got for this fair Monday is this song from Plus Minus (+/-) cuz it was what Colbert's band played when Nina Dobrev walked on the show the other night. Much like Nina Dobrev, I'm only kinda familiar with Plus/Minus and therefore don't know how one is associated with the other. That's where you just live with mystery in life because there is just too much information and you know eventually the answer will reveal itself, just like I never looked up why the movie was titled The Meg (figured it had something to do with family guy), and now I know just through our modern condition of osmosis and waiting.

Anyway! I did take the step to wiki to see the current state of the band and it is notable that the members get around some, not content to sit around twiddling their "indietronic" thumbs: one was drumming for Kelly Clarkson, one was in Japan, one was doin' video games.

[It's interesting to me that some people get a wiki entry and don't bother to add to it, if it was me I'd be hyping all my achievements real or imagined like popularizing the spelling of the word "woah" back in the day...not a proud moment.]

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Music Tastes Good

++How is it that the heat is finally starting to break here and because of my obsessive need to fix an outdoor project I've officially tanned to a "490"? Alls I need now is some green Little Mermaid eye shadow and some talent.

++Your fave indie music blogger may or may not have a pic of HCJ posed in weird poses on her fridge for fun, lol. Thank Hollywood Bowl public relations.

++I may poke fun at that Ellen Spectrum commercial but the first few opening notes that play behind her are a bop, if I’m using the young people terminology correctly. Where’s the Kayzo remix of that?

++Too many Aroma cafe type places! So hospitable but prevalent.

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Gathering the Magic

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++Over the weekend I was talking to someone who is planning on going to some fancy 30's dressup club in DTLA, and I kept asking if she was going to wear a dress with "bunches"..and like Koko the gorilla I kept mime squeezing imaginary fabric on my stomach for the word I was reaching for at the time which is gathered. The dress up top is what I was picturing and the one below is Isabel Marant Fall 2018, for some modern context. Lots of westernwear in her collection. Wait'll the malibu ladies gettta loadda that!

++This is the top image that pops up when you wiki "Silver." Gorgeous.

++When the iPhone does the congratulations confetti in text, I'm like c'mon Siri you know my birthday and that I'm Gen X and we don't go in for that kind of sh-t?

++"The clubs won't treat like you I do." Uffie's evergreen musings.

++Erase Errata! Have not thought of them in ages. New project is called Hey Jellie which will totally not get any Gin Blossom jokes.

++Psst, it's spelled, oddly grunts enough, O'Keeffe. I'd been spelling it wrong for years too until I found my beloved Art Assignment. Wish they'd do more cooking segments..I thought that was such a novel idea.

Ooh this one might be fun to watch later:

Monday, August 06, 2018



Gettin' a headstart on tomorrow because who knows how long this fatigue will last. Damn sun. Flagging.

++Would probably be a lot of fun to be a window dresser (birth name: Dick Whitman). 'Specially for a place like Eggy..where you would be imagining a world of stylish kids who dress like Taye Diggs. Totally different sensibility from the stylist who makes eggs sandwiches look whore-y.

++Eggsactly how many of these "people hate scooters"stories are we going to be subjected to, Channel 4? Yes, people are lighting them on fire but do we have to hear about it everyday?

++Reading all these asbestos tweets in Nicki Minaj voice.

++Gerry Lenfest: I guess this is the kind of face you end up with if you do good things with your life. Intriguing how Philly has had more than its fair share of philanthropists. Great little town.

++Can't get enough of Amy Adams or that girl Eleven in Sharper Things Image. Binge it today.

++Not quite sure what this Paradise Hills movie is all about but so far I like the sleeves on them dresses!

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Gonna Redefine You

++It's funny to me that people (in the comments section) still make cowbell jokes. Like antiquated or something...

++Early emos [girls on the right side of the pic] first caught in their natural habitat. You can see them turning, almost in real time.

++Oof, I can't shake this fatigue this morning, but this Jarreau Vandal song might bring me up out of it soon....

Sunday, August 05, 2018

We're Going For Custard

++I guess ahhs better ease back into the weekly routine/quota...have had a whirlwind kind of weekend and it's left me really cranky. Which is unfortunate since it isn't even Monday yet. But! But! For some reason, I know that sometime in the future I will see this Matty McC movie (perhaps in passing)just because it's my kind of oeuvre and I have to keep up with my boy playing the same role, incrementally, for his entire career. Which is not a drag on the man. Go with what you know, I say, until the next installment of Nice Guys comes along for me to ponder.

Wednesday, August 01, 2018


++Sometimes your desire for what you know is right and perfect and logical clashes with what is in style for the time you live in....

++In real life, on podcasts, on You Tube, Jewish people are always hoping to have something else/divergent in their 23 and me's and they always come up  99-100% Jewish.

++Oh boy, as Mickey Mouse says. 920x920
I am totally swamped today, so for no reason whatsoever other than to meet my weekly quota I will put up this (frankly a little corny/Anchorman-like) video profile/bio of famed Sports Illustrated photog Heinz Kluetmeier and a few of the shots he's taken that are mostly incredible. Image
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Tuesday, July 31, 2018


++Lol, how is it that 2007 fashion looks (and sounds!) so ancient now, but The Tis still pretty much looks the same.

++According to my inbox, Ellen DeGeneres is doing standup gigs at the Largo. Between this, her regular show and doing the voiceovers for Spectrum Cable she will one day surely clash with Danny Trejo in the fight for world domination.

++I can't believe I used to be all tripped out over 3D printers, all those years ago, and now the day has come to contend with them.

++There’s a new shape called the Scutoid and frankly, I don’t have time for anything more to deal with in this crazy mixed up world. Keep it, as @ira would say.

++I don't really watch Veep, but this particular compilation I would watch as a spin-off. Just these two. Funniest thing I have seen in forever! I like JLD when she's reacting more than aggressing.

++Susie Dent, the queen, back at it again.

++Kayzo was able to modernize Papa Roach and really, it's not so bad.

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