Tuesday, June 19, 2018


++I watch a lot of talk show interviews. A lot! And this might be my favorite of the year so far. What a hoot and a half. Gilpin needs to tap into that in future roles, because she seems super serious in Glow.

++Nothing makes me happier than Toni Guinyard. I've written about her before. She's always cheerful, no-nonsense and out there gettin' it done.

++If you remove the kids screams, or at least lower them, I could listen to the beeps from this machine as ASMR. Strangely, in the Playworld company promo they don't even feature the little beeping sounds.

Bask In the Sunbeams

++Just feel like listening to summery music today. Starry eyes for the first few horn notes here (and the ones that come later in the song). Rubblebucket plays Teragram on November 6.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Good Fjordtune


++Looks like an indie album cover, lol. Great new band.

++I met an actress who plays small parts over the weekend and she was talking about all the ways she's been killed off on shows like Grey's Anatomy, been romanced on Documentary Now and how she will be in Nicole Kidman's latest called Destroyer. I asked about the attitudes of different actors and actresses but wish I had seen this still of Kidman's unusual makeup cuz what I woulda asked is if Kidman looked like Michael Jackson when going down the slide.

++More musical hot takes or whatever later whenever it is that this day decides that is done KICKIN MY AAACE! Boooooo!

Sunday, June 17, 2018



++Checked into see what one of my fave long time fotogs, Autumn de Wilde has been up to and found this gorgeous shot from the spring Rodarte line.

 ++On Friday, (Saturday?) I accidentally drove into the best kind of twilight zone where they were playing an old episode of Jonesy's Jukebox with guests Owen Wilson and Harry Dean Stanton(!!).  Wish I had been able to listen to the whole thing. Alas, all I was left with was a joke about two termites walking into a bar, and HDS singing a few bars of Plastic Jesus.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Chair Meat


++For many years I've been making fun of the word "charcuterie" and had no idea that the literal translation of the French word is delicatessen. It won't change my opinion on the whole scene, but good to know?

++Thinking about that beautiful, quivery aboriginal-ish version of the Lambada song I wrote about the other day, I feel like folk has become out of fashion..so I feel like posting this today, if only to meet my self-imposed weekly quota.(#ukeleleforevah):

Tuesday, June 12, 2018



++Lita Albuquerque's partial to blue, of the cobalt(?)variety, just like a certain Beastie Boy.

++All of a sudden everyone's all, "blockchainblockchainblockchainblockchain."

++Hah, the Gilette slogan has been around since the late 80s and I only now realized it has two meanings, or works two ways. I've been like one of those sleeping people in that weird Chris Pratt movie, oh that's right, Passengers.

++The Sicario skull isn't menacing-enough looking for me, maybe they're not feeding him enough Reddit.

++Think I Lost My Head: Been awhile since I checked in on Fifa's soundtrack. Off filter, 90s and catchy, I'm in love.:

(Hints of Carrie. Where'd ya go Troup Gammage? Miss ya.)

...Update: Oh here they are from 2015 below. Damn, still got it. They need a better band name. I've only been wishing it for about 6 years now! [Interesting phenomenon happening today where I only like the first 15 seconds of both of these songs.]

Monday, June 11, 2018

Jojo Rabbit

Per usush, I'm exhausted on a Monday morning. So just a few lil stray shots for today:

++An actress with a very normal name, Chicagoan Emma Nelson, has been chosen out of a pool of 500 to play the teen daughter Bee in Richard Linklater's latest. One to watch, for sure!

++Also from Paste, Taika Waititi describes his latest project as an "anti-fckface satire." Heh heh, he is not playing around and I'm here for it. The few pics I've seen look promising/tantalizing.

++Do the Downtown Boys ever hook up with the West End Girls? Hm.[Ah, this reminds me that the other week I meant to write about how I thought the JLo song based on Lambada was taken from this original however, those peeps actually stole it from these guys in a version that was kind of beautiful and folksy.. And the world goes round and round.)

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Lamp Lit Prose

++Hey look, I love memes as much if not more than anyone else but the Millie Bobby Brown one ain't even all that funny unless I'm missing something. We gotta maintain standards, people!

++I never read The Circle, but I imagine this is similar?

In Argentina, Israel and the Netherlands, workers tend to take lunch together and prepare their own meals. These locations need larger pantry areas; a queue for the fridge would be a “bad user experience”. In New York, people tend to eat in smaller groups and often use food-delivery apps.

WeWork’s research department makes these observations by using presence sensors in buildings to track how people are using the space and asking for community feedback. Recently, the research team, led by Josh Emig, conducted a study on the friendship networks in a WeLive space in New York. It consists of around 200 apartments with one to four bedrooms, each with their own, rather basic kitchen and lounge areas. There are then larger communal spaces and amenities, including a laundry-room-cum-video-game-arcade and a terrace with hot tubs and barbecue grill.

Every three floors are grouped into a “neighbourhood” that shares common spaces. Emig’s team wanted to discover how this affected people’s community ties, so they surveyed residents and found that those living in the same three-storey grouping were more likely to be friends with each other than they were with people in other parts of the building.


++Ooh, Sylvan Esso will perform at the Greek on 7/10, so bring your coffee.. fanboys and girls alike, unless you're Millie Bobby Brown. Plus Amber Coffman tags along. Not sure if Amber is still associated with Dirty Projectors, if it was a "must like birds" situation? I get the feeling that this song Break-Thru won't be a mega-hit (or even a dolt-bomb) but like Drinks, it'll probably be sampled one day when I'm least expectin'.

++I like to keep a nice tight ship's galley kinda kitchen and am minimalist in that sense, so I am drawing the line at buying a Chemex, however I need to bite the bullet and finally get a mortar and pestle.

++Weird turn of events that Val Kilmer's character becomes an immigration officer?

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Blue Lagoon, Standing By


++Nice when you can count both Wallis Simpson and Vincent Price as collectors!

++Loving this romance.

++I've been blogging about indie music for a long time and gotta say, I've heard worse.

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  • Hamilton
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  • Lucius
  • Tom Misch
  • Tove Lo
  • The 1975
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  • Wavves
  • Christopher Denny
  • Cate LeBon
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  • Paolo Nutini
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  • Everything Everything
  • Peter Bjorn and John
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  • twenty one pilots
  • Omi
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  • Foster the People
  • Awkwafina
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  • First Aid Kit
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  • The xx
  • Jay Reatard
  • Local Natives
  • Vivian Girls
  • Miike Snow
  • Passion Pit
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Oh Land (Not popular but das my girl right there, CHEA!)