Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Love Is A Rebellious Bird

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++Been listening to She Bop for decades (usually around Halloween?) and finally decided to Google "Blueboy Magazine"..Why Ms. Cyndi, you make me blush!

++Aw, why'd they take down the video of the worst high school dance team ever? Embrace your worstness!

++Haha, if I had a nickel for everytime I said to myself "No Sh-t, Sherlock" every time I saw a news headline on TV.

++Someone with the hiccups is gonna get in a cab and end up at the airport.

++Gotta be a name for the disease wherein as life gets harder you listen to more 80s music for comfort. BillyJoelitis? Feels like being an anomaly as someone not from the East Coast. “We don’t understand Doctor. It’s a rare case. We never find BillyJoelitis west of the Catskills.” (This message sponsored by good people dying young and others not.)

++Spicy!

++Definitely one of the worst things to call someone is "hapless." But you never hear that in a roast battle. Too subtle, but the worst if you ask me. If I ever get into a road rage incident, I'm screaming the epithet "hapless." It's derived from an old Norse word, but there's no need to get political!

++Michael Shannon Alert! Apparently Michael Shannon has a new film which is neither here nor there but it DOES mean a 100% chance of more Michael Shannon talk show interviews and suddenly all the colors in the world are a little bit brighter.

++Havin a hard time figuring out if it's a person or a machine on keys in The Trip. Very precise and Jaki Liebezit if so. I'd have a hard time not messing with someone disciplined if I was in a band with them, like tourists mess with the Tower of London Beefeaters.

The guitar work definitely inspired by One Big Holiday.  Feelin it all!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Chauffeured Automobiles

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++Got no problem with how the Speedyreads version of this book miniaturizes the author's name to almost an afterthought and uses a similar pic... I just hope if they do an audiobook under the word SPEEDYREADS it should say "Read by Will P., AML and DanCamp"..cuz that would be speedier! Also be funny if the audiobook was read like this.

++Like, how many people in the audience are part of that very small demo loves both Sting *and* Shaggy equally? My guess is maybe 5 people nationwide? But for them, what an absolutely gobsmackingly exciting tour.

++Oh boy, when will I get to use this? The mind reels with excitement.

++There's a big part of me that wants the world to discover Everything Everything, that also wants people to give up after trying to look for them and finding that teen movie instead and they stay unknown except to meeeeee.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Quickies

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++Read in the paper over the weekend that they’ve made a video game out of Neil Strauss’ “The Game.” Will they get The Game to endorse it?

++Husband: “Wow, Elizabeth Warren is 100% ‘that bitch’”

++Sure, the Santa Ana winds drive everyone Looney Toons but the weatherman says the wind direction is blowing towards home plate for the Doyers. Lol! #maythewindsbeeverinyourfavor

++In about 10-20 years from now, the main players in these reality shows that seem real but are actually scripted will have a hard time remembering what their actual actions/motivations were at the time versus what was written for them, no?

++Will she ever stop posting old songs? Not today, my friends. This one just because I had no idea what Vince Guaraldi looked like and it wasn't what I expected. Also, didn't know he had any association with Black Orpheus.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

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 ++Time for my new favorite time of the week lately and that is Shoot the Sh-t Sunday..

tt's actually a musical edition of SSS(TM) today. I’m gonna let the songs speak for themselves except to say the selections were inspired by this interview with Jonah Hill, who I’ve generally been indifferent about but in the interview you can’t help but be swept up by his raw enthusiasm. Funny thing is, most of his excitement revolves around the soundtrack more so than the film,Mid90s. Anyway, the 1969 soul spinner stirrer above by the Hungarian group Omega is a must-listen, sampled and sung over by Frank Ocean in the outro of New Slaves.

And for a lil gravitas it looks as if Hill tossed in not only Wendy Rene’s After the Laughter Comes Tears but also Wu Tang's Tearz that sampled it. And jes for kicks gonna throw some Nana Mouskouri up here. I thought I was the only one who knew of Nana but apparently outside of the US she’s made over 200 albums in several different languages. How do you say “show off” in Greek? (This is some Fancy Footwork,Chromeo.)

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Linger On

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++I was gonna make fun of it, but I suppose I'd take this same picture if given the chance. I don't know if this one is real, but why would you focus on the cone as the roof?

++When will I ever grow up and side with the non-underdogs?

++So Far Away by Dire Straits always makes me laugh in how it is equal parts cantankerous and longingly romantic. It's like Crankshaft trying to woo a lady.

++Just discovered that iPhone Notes has a “Scan Documents” feature. Don’t know what it does or if it works, much like the human appendix. But good to know it’s there?

++Someone said to me that it sounds like Charlie Puth has never actually been in a relationship, like he’s just approximating what he thinks they’re like, like an alien. Or maybe AI. Those are some strong oPuthians!

++Speaking of which... these Hallmark movie characters look like they are waking up in a simulation where they're trying to figure out the purpose of inanimate objects like Christmas ornaments. 

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

With Their Little Badges

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Wow this week is kickin' my beehind...all's I have of note is the following:

++This handy dandy calculator helps you look up the date when you were likely conceived, which is all well and good...but do they have to go so far as asking "Maybe this was the song your parents were listening to when you were conceived?"

++In my day, fruit used to rot and bread used to get moldy!

++Referencing Mendel today like a BOSS. #peas #nooneelsegetsit

++Amazon Go: Will all of Seattle be taken over by Amazon? It'll be interesting to watch the city to see what the future will be like, i.e., cashierless.

++Now I'm not only recognizing specific places and countries I've been but possibly houses?

 

Monday, October 08, 2018

Quickies

++My husband and I were cracking up so hard over the lyrics of "Sweet Rosalie" an homage to Steely Dan in this Pitchfork/John Mulaney piece.

++Greatest honor ever would be if someone said "we lost a real one" about you when you died. But then you'd be dead so you couldn't even appreciate it.

++Does everyone enjoy a good Grito as much as I do? "Ya ever been to a Mexican house party listening to a song when all of a sudden someone out of nowhere bays at the moon? I HAVE!"

Sunday, October 07, 2018

LKF


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Heyy time for another edition of Shoot the Sh-t Sunday, some non-music related browsing. Was pondering this pic by Tommy Lundberg on instagram, see the larger version here, that he captioned "Soho Inferno." Whilst trying to figure out where this pic was taken wikski kept directing me to far away Lan Kwai Fong, the HongKongHotSpot (there's a vocal exercise)... & another cool shot:

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...It must be fall if I'm into the orange hues again. Lan Kwai Fong was the site of a stampede in 1993. Only makes sense when you have tight L shaped streets plus massive crowds. Getting lifted up off your feet in a wave of people vibes, here. Short people know what I'm talking about.

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Anyway, I never did find out where those escalators are in the pic at the very top. And the reason Google kept pointing me towards Hong Kong is because LKF is close to the Central-Mid-Levels escalator, the longest outdoor covered escalator in the world and featured prominently in many fave films. Thanks search algorithm! (Funny, Euclid's algorithm resembles the escalator's schematic.)(I might have found the happiest person on the internet.)

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

99.9%

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++Bet if you were once shipwrecked, ocean sounds ASMR wouldn’t be all that relaxing.

++Ugh, old You Tube videos that feature Miike Snow's "Animal" in the background fill me with saudade
#notsureifI'musingitright

Artworks-000389045367-pur0z4-t500x500++All these hundreds of You Tube videos watched and the only thing I’ve learned is that biscuit means “twice cooked.”

++Typing a text about an encounter someone I know had with Logan Paul then flushing my phone down the toilet.

++As they used to say in the 1800's, "gwine" [Yeah, maybe don't go nosing or deep diving into the meanings of those old 1800s songs..yikes] to get a jumpstart on tomorrow's post. A smooth, excellent selection: Kaytranada's mix of Lauren Faith that is complete and total fire. 

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