this is my blog. Our blog. There needs to be more banal personal data recorded here, by me, as well as MUCH more metabanal reflection on what needs to be here.
I drank coffee this morning. Generally not having coffee more than once a week, often less than that.
There are people reading this blog who I am intimidated by, which prevents me from typing things like
my goatsherd mews a tinny semen-in-the-tear-duct sheetwash etc
I bought the first three Dinosaur Jr. albums wholesale from my roommate last night. $24 total. I left #1 and Bug at home, and brought You're Living All Over Me into work. I'm sort of planning on listening to it on repeat until I leave work for BAND PRACTICE
I am the only one here right now
South Korea's cultural exports have taken Asia by storm! China's economy is blowing up! John J. J. J. Mack might become the CEO of Morgan Stanley. Kids who go to fat camp often don't keep the weight off, unless they visit behavioral psychologists in chatrooms in the fall. There is a satellite made by NASA called "deep impact" that is going to smash head-first into a comet (whose core is incredibly cold and old; so old that its pure innards will unlock for scientists the secrets of our universe's creation). This is "like shooting a bullet from a bullet into a third bullet." Astrophysicists have NOT ruled out the possibility of time travel. Judith Miller is going to fucking jail. That woman has more integrity than me and Stee Vee combined. She has about as much integrity as McMuller and Ron Hogan combined.
An ultrakreepy mass-murderer is on trial in Kansas, methodically and cooly describing his murders as "projects," making his victims more comfortable before killing them, creating acronyms for his methods, etc.
There is a show of web art somewhere in NYC and Paper Rad made the "hit" of the show with their rotating stuffed animals. Cory Arcangel also got a shoutout.
They are going to make the area under the FDR-Schoonmaker Expressway nicer, but they will leave the rough edges. One of three architects involved made the Pompidou center. There is a gay channel. Recent court ruling against Grokster and Neil Freeman is a cherry in the bonnet of the music industry. Be careful when downloading Mudhoney illegally guys OK?? When you buy cable you can get broadband but uhhh you don't have to know about smaller other internet providers like earthlink?? I didn't really follow that one.
Byron Coley wrote the liners for these Dinosaur Jr reissues. Mike Watt, Thurston Moore and one other person are quoted at length. Mike Watt said D. Boone had an advance tape of the first record and said "these guys are the Meat Puppets of the east coast." Whoa, I didn't know they did a Cure cover! This is the first time I've listened to this all the way through.
Bill and Melly Gates gave a buncha money to "high-risk" projects to save the worst problems of our day. Stuff like blood tests in towns w/o electricity, mosquito genocide, vaccines that don't need refrigerators, and mice that can get AIDS. That's the one I'm most psyched about. I've been waiting for fucking years to meet a mouse I could give AIDS to. C'mon, science, let's do this!!! [sorry]
welp, I guess I have one tiny little signal flare to fire off in the extended conversation some of the internet is having with itself about what I will term, under high humidity/"I can't read!" conditions, MFArock journalism?...sowwy!!! anyway...the K. Sanneh miniBeef came back into my head today whilst reading this TASTEE *PAUL WALL* (rise to power) PIECE:
remember when paul and cham were rocking spongebob watches from burger king, snoopy and daffy duck iceberg oversize t's ... he had his trademark lines: mouth got more carats than (bug's bunny's lunch/fridge, vegetable stew, etc.)... could catch boppas if (i drove a hyundai excel, i looked like eddie munster)... got more (screw in the deck than tim the tool man, chains than slave masters [you think that's bad? remember his line about his bumper kit dragging like james byrd?], white shoes than a registered nurse, green than a grasshopper in greenspoint eatin broccoli)... paint wetter than (a crocodile's home, a submarine).
...its basically about the transition from silly/nerdy/'creative' rapper to the perpetual floss of a more gangster rap image. Paul Wall is a musical artist who would no doubt interest many Magazine readers! there is a TOTALLY NOT GONNA BE UNPACKED argument here that involves predominantly white readers of contemporary novels and magazines, MC Paul Barman, the kinds of rap artists said Literary Kids are 'able' to 'take seriously' as 'artists & cultural producers', and aforementioned Paul Wall transformation...I do not have my 'tool kit' and I am sitting in the dark with a very warm laptop. MORE IMPORTANTLY: I've been fantasizing about a Charles Burns! illustration of Paul Wall allllllll day! save link as, mang.
My friend HEIDI just read me a Reader's Digest list of the dirtiest cities in the country. Chicago is semi-surprisingly #1. NYC is #2. Detroit didn't even make the top 10. Does that mean it's not a major city? San Francisco is one of the top-10 cleanest. What's up with all the padlocked trash cans, Andrew? Do the garbage collectors have to unlock each one? Were their salaries tripled in 1998 for the extra trouble?
newswoman's "I care and am interested" pronunciation of the surname Truong
CHICAGLOAT— How could an NYC journalist not have smugly created/flogged this potential "windy city" action verb? Maybe it looks too much like "chica gloat"... gloating women. It was elec-tric / so frightfully hec-tic / the room started whatev-ring / and the queensland heeler was forced to go TU-bing / bark! ... bark! bark! bark! / and [repeat]
Things That Don't Exist contributions: definitive female urinal, footage of Rae Dawn Chong kicking Halle Berry, a polkanaut, bird milk, large invisible dirt, Great Composers breakfast cereal w/ John Cage marshmallows THAT RECORD THE SOUND OF YOU CHEWING THEM UP, a device for pumping leftover breastmilk back into breasts, a New York Times penis sharpener, a timeshare sandwich