Wednesday, March 22, 2006

"...and I feel just like a television...

...left on in an empty room..."

This picture is the first day of spring in Asheville, NC. It was taken at one p.m. The white spot there in the middle of the windshield... that is ice.

It's supposed to snow friday.

Thanks for nothin', spring.

On another topic all together, the quote is from a Small 23 song called 'empty room' from their Cakes ep. I own this ep, and if I leant it to you, give it back. I really want to hear this song.

Does anyone remember that episode of the critic (I know you do) in which Jay Sherman sets out to win another Pulitzer? Remember the advice that wins it for him?

Let me remind you: "If the movie stinks, just don't go."

I bring this up because of Larry the Cable Guy.

This guy knows what I'm talkin' about.

Seriously though, when you pay money to see a movie, be it in a theater or to rent it and watch it at home, you are voting. You are voting on the kinds of movies that make money and thereby you are voting for the kinds of movies that will get made.

And there's no mispunched ballots or thrown out votes in the world of cold hard cash. So let's see if we can all do our part, resist the temptation to see Resident Evil 3 or Snakes on a Plane. If you have to see shit, sneak in. Or rent it and watch it with lots of friends. The rental costs the same whether you watch it with a dozen friends or all alone, in the dark, with your shades pulled down, eating hagen dazs.

Encourage Spike Lee and discourage (or kill) Larry the Cable Guy. Choose wisely.

MUSIC: the microphones: the glow

Friday, March 17, 2006

If you know your saints...

...then you know this is actually kind of appropriate. Still, I am deeply, deeply sorry.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

"...then we'll chain smoke cigarettes...

...It doesn't matter 'cause we're all gonna die."

Radio Free Brno:

Web in Front: the archers of loaf
Car: built to spill
Just like Heaven (live): the cure
Frontier Psychiatry: the avalanches
I'll Be Gone: tom waits
Lawyers, Guns, and Money: warren zevon
Disarm: smashing pumpkins
Under Sad Stars: crooked fingers
Staralfur: sigur ros
A.M. 180: grandaddy
Oh Canada: geddy lee et al.
Friday I'm in Love (live): the cure
Canned Heat: jamiroquai
Life on Mars: david bowie
Waitin' for Superman: the flaming lips
Under Pressure: david bowie and queen
Mine's Not a Highhorse: the shins
Seeing Other People: belle and sebastian
Enjoy the Silence: depeche mode
We Close Our Eyes (live): oingo boingo

It's a potent and reminiscent mix of rocking and balconies and adventures through europe and a dorm in Brno. I dare you to listen to it and not want to go party all night in Vienna or Prague.

What's that, you already want to party all night in Vienna or Prague? I think I've made my point.

MUSIC: we close our eyes (live): oingo boingo

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

"If you're gonna spew....

...spew into this."

If Jack Ramshaw looks partied out, he has a good excuse.

MUSIC: pixies: bone machine