Thursday, September 28, 2006

"Guy in a skeleton costume...

Originally uploaded by Vocal Shrapnel.
...comes up to the guy in the superman suit... runs through him with a broadsword!"

Pasadena is apparently not happening, but tomorrow could bring a summons from Cincinnati. Barring that, I start monday at an unpleasant hotel position.

(Interview excerpt: "How do you feel about plunging toilets?")

Flickr is loaded with fresh new trespassing adventures starring Pete Lorenz which were accompanied by a recurring chorus of "The Cheat is not dead!" I am writing and keeping fingers crossed.

I accidentally bleached many things I should not have. Don't tell 50 cent that I ruined a pair of his jeans.

MUSIC: mountain goats: oceanographer's choice

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Clouds ate asheville.

But it was a good night.

MUSIC: tilly and the wall - reckless

Friday, September 08, 2006

It's not so much a Haiku maker

as it is a Haiku finder.

Haiku2 for santoritimes
pollution and thick
thick clouds the summer's last
full moon is hiding
Created by Grahame

MUSIC: galaxie 500: it's getting late

Thursday, September 07, 2006

The moon is allegedly full...

...but it's all a waste on this whole region. Somewhere behind the light pollution and thick, thick clouds, the summer's last full moon is hiding.

I could not find it.

I did find what I had initially imagined to be the bent knees of a napping, plastic-pantsed giant. On further consideration it proved to resemble a pair of oversized gravestones, possibly for novelty purposes or serious, serious mourning.

I also found an odd sense of nostalgia walking by my old high school and recalling, years before I actually attended, how it felt to walk around what I now laughingly call 'the campus.' I remember the awe of separate buildings and the majesty and tranquility of a little gravel footpath around behind the gym. I remember more recently and, I fear, more accurately, how that path was actually as close to a skid row or hell's kitchen as rural North Carolina high school's get.

I also found a strong and growing desire for an excuse to wear one of my shiny new suits.

MUSIC: badly drawn boy: easy love

Monday, September 04, 2006

I found this old post...

...and decided to ressurrect it. The original is from March 2005.

Here're the rules
Step 1: Get your playlist together, put it on random, and play.
Step 2: Pick your favorite lines from the first 15 songs that play.
Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess what song the lines come from.
Step 4: Underline the songs when someone guesses correctly. Mine have ***.

1 - "he thought an Albertson's Stir Fry Dinner would make his apartment a home."
***Built to Spill - Big Dipper***

2 - "coincidence makes sense only with you."
***Bjork - Joga***

3 - "and do I really have a hand in my forgetting?"
***Nico - Fairest of the Season***

4 - "it's amazing to be alive, to see the words that you said..."
***Tilly and the Wall - In Bed All Day***

5 - "tell my mother, my dog, and clowns"
***David Bowie - Life on Mars*** Andrew

6 - "I've got no sense of direction... I guess I've got no sense at all"
***Magnetic Fields - All the Umbrellas in London***

7 - "I'm watching from your wall as in the streets we fight..."
***PJ Harvey - One Line***

8 - "The freaks who suspect they could never love anyone 'cept the freaks who suspect they could never love anyone..."
***Aimee Mann - Save Me***

9 - "In the middle of a worm on a fish hook you're the wave (you're the wave you're the wave)"
***Bush - Swallowed***

10 - "And not a single soul in these woods ever saw a jaw drop so low as is mine at the moment"
***Architecture in Helsinki - Imaginary/Ordinary***

11 - "I hear in my mind all this music and it breaks my heart."
***Regina Spektor - Fidelity***

12 - "I lay down with the southern range. Swallows drop in and dash the sky, tracing lines of cursive on the horizon."
***Ugly Cassanova - Cat Faces***

13 - "Their voices are bringing the trees to their knees with nothing to say when they're speaking..."
***Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Brute Choir***

14 - "drive my car into the ocean. You'll think I'm dead..."
***Pixies - Wave of Mutilation***

15 - "There's nothing you could never do to ever let me down, and remember that I'll always love you."
***Badly Drawn Boy - A Minor Incident***

The rain falls hard on this humdrum town, incidentally.

MUSIC: archers of loaf: chumming the ocean

Sunday, September 03, 2006

In anticipation of an office job,

I have ordered the main poster I will require for decoration of said office.

In fact, this is probably all I need.

Despite the allergic reaction I seem to have every time Malcolm cooks, my evening of tacos and x-files seems to have taken care of my foot pain. And at least, my mildly feverish, broken-out days have been accompanied by plenty of Labour Day-inspired Sci Fi Channel Originals Marathons.

Fight the future.

MUSIC: wilco: hummingbird