RE: side rooms
i always remember, going to toronto for the first time as a kid (my first experience at all with a major city), being caught off guard by the strip clubs with giant lit-up signs that lined some of the big streets. i don’t think we have any strip clubs at home. the closest we had (at the time—there’s a sex shop now, but i think that’s a more recent addition) were a couple of video...
RE: eric's trip
i always wanted to get into eric’s trip, in no small part because i kind of feel obligated to know my local(ish, atlantic canada being such an isolated little nook that in a way i feel like all of it sort of counts as “local”) musical history. also that line from the trouser press blurb about forever again (“…either a brilliant display of musical Cubism or a song...
some conflicts i am trying to work out w/r/t my writing: it struck me, just yesterday actually, that what i usually admire in other writers and what i aim for in my own writing are almost opposite. i tend to like what i call precision writers. which is to say; writers whose every word, every turn of syntax is as perfectly fitted to both context and purpose as if they had determined it by...
file under: sounds my radiator makes.
RE: sloan favorites
if that sloan list had a 6., it probably would’ve been “loosens”.
stillgotit replied to your post: RE: bored Hey cuz, Have you see Cave of Forgotten Dreams? i have indeed. found it interesting but also thought it went on too long with too little. loved the epilogue and herzog’s narration, though.
imathers asked: Plumtree or, barring that, Sloan
if there’s anything y’all feel inclined to ask.
RE: more drunk buzzband(?) opinions (& stuff)
one time me and my friends spent a couple drunk hours talking about (mostly british) buzzbands. winners included franz ferdinand (who have at least always been a solid singles band), arctic monkeys (didn’t hear much after the 2nd album but that i still liked that one), and fucking los campesinos, who (and mind, i need to spend more time w/them) have only gotten better and better over time. ...
RE: drunk thought re:sleigh bells (well i mean i...
sleigh bells seem to me like a parody of a buzz band, and boring. i really do not get why people care about them.
RE: some loose thoughts/observations
for a long time i’ve really wanted to get a shirt with a picture of roseanne on it and then, in big letters, possibly a dripping blood font: “CHUD WIDOW”. it’s not an aesthetically pleasing font by any means, but on my oft-used principle of “it makes no bones about it”, i kind of love impact. it is the big font. that is its sole purpose, and it fulfills it with...
RE: the other night
i was at this pizza place. they had a big red and green neon sign in the window, which i was sitting by, and the combined glow of the two colors on my pizza reminded me of christmas. i tried to watch an episode of scooby-doo, the only complete one i found on youtube at a glance, and it was the one with the 3 ghosts that the old man working at the abandoned factory called the technicolor...
cashcrab: You can say “fuck you” to me all you want, but please leave the horse I rode in on out of this.
RE: new word proposal: "glivver"
glivvering: that way that light sometimes dances around on a surface, usually water. although it wasn’t consciously sutured, i would guess it’s one part “glimmer”, one part “shiver” - the extra v is just ‘cause i think it looks better. example: the restless ballet of glivvering moonlight on the creek.
RE: the sum total of today's productivity
so i finally finished and handed in that paper (well, not paper—assignment; an annotation) about “araby”. it’s actually really pathetic - i had left it to the night before it was due (as always), and that night i had tried to stay up all night so i could sleep normally the following night (my sleep schedule was all off-kilter; stuck in a 5am-to-4pm ish rut), and i was so close -...
RE: fantasy world #232314
in the parking lots, the sidewalks outside bars, etc.; cigarette butts, strewn about on the pavement - the next day, you can come back and harvest new cigarettes: each smoker becomes a johnny appleseed for tomorrow night’s generation
RE: peter travers
peter travers writes dvd cover quotes. yes, “writes”, connoting authorial intent. it’s not like he just happens to get quoted on like every dvd cover ever - he actually just packages a quotable quote with pretty much every review he writes. i’m not sure why he does this (contract? bribes?) but i like to imagine it’s something like a nerd letting the cool kid cheat off...
and this is just a personal use thing. it’s certainly nothing to do with the actual definitions of the words, which are essentially the same for my purposes here, and i really don’t know whether it’s in any way representative of how other people use these words. i was talking to my friend about this a while ago, how i differentiate these three words. “glint” is the...
RE: loose music thoughts
gillian welch’s “elvis presley blues” just might be the best song ever written about elvis. my mother, who has quite good taste in music but generally isn’t really an analytical listener, always mentions really liking david rawlings as a guitarist; mentions how he’s a great accompanist; gracefully low-key. i reckon she’s on point. whenever i hear him, it...
RE: "eh--eh, esscuse me, scream, scream, 'scuse...
“whaddup my nigga?” [echoes] “idon’ mean to bother you sir. but would you happen to have any, grey poupon?” i could listen to an entire album of gucci’s mixtape chatter. (that said, i prefer holiday’s tags to scream’s. “holi-day seeeeeeeezzzzzuuuunnnnnnnn!!!”)
RE: a confession
i kinda like a couple of dev tracks. i’m not sure why. occasionally i find this troubling.
RE: swans' 'cop'
my friend (who introduced me to the band in the first place, actually) described early swans as being “like a car crash in slow motion”. cop is my favorite of that early period. well, favorite in as much as one can apply any terms of affection to any of those records - to say i “enjoy” it would be straining the word nearly to its breaking point. early swans is...
Although the expression says ‘hunt up a duck and fuck it,’ the...– william gass, on being blue a few chapters into this - the first i’ve read of gass. this passage about sums up what i love about his writing so far; he grasps the mechanics of the language with a watchmaker’s precision, but always has that sense of play, of liveliness, keeping it from...
RE: i try not to judge books by their covers
but if the cover makes any reference to the “me gusta” meme, then all bets are pretty much off
RE: a machine they used to have in the grub mall
so at the dingy, second-rate mall (literally second-rate, there were two malls in sydney and the other one wasn’t even very good but it was better), off at the end of one wing of it (it’s essentially l-shaped, with a few sideshoots) there used to be this coin-operated…toy, i guess, it wasn’t really a game. it was called the original bimbo 3 ring circus, and it was a...
RE: cheap american sake
okay, you know that unpleasant taste that builds up in your mouth when you eat swiss cheese on its own? it’s not quite an aftertaste, more like a cumulative aftertaste, but you know the one i mean? well this sake tastes like that. the other one is only $2 more and is totally drinkable, i immensely regret not getting that instead.