Friday, December 26, 2008

Casino Music - "Faites Le Proton"

Ennio Morricone influenced pop music of the 70s... soooooooo gooooood!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

We Five - "You Were On My Mind"

I always thought a man was singing this song. hmm...

Saturday, December 20, 2008

The Muppets have their own wiki

The muppets are amazing, and therefore, they have their own wiki. Who invented that word anyway? "wiki"? i suppose i should look it up on wikipedia.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The birds

More birds. I want to see this in person.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Grouper - "dragging a dead dear up a hill"

soooo goood. I discovered them on this blog: And So On... As It Was. There are some downloadable samples there.

André Benjamin

Andre 3000's new clothing line is great! Knickers are always a good idea.

The Catorialist / The Sartorialist

The Sartorialist is a great fashion blog.

The The Catorialist is a great cat fashion blog.

Friday, October 24, 2008


smegma is a sebaceous secretion in the folds of the skin, esp. under a man's foreskin. in males, smegma helps keep the glans moist and facilitates sexual intercourse by acting as a lubricant. smegma is produced and accumulates under the foreskin. apparently, some people have issues with this definition. I wish i had some sebaceous fluid under my foreskin. oh, wait. somebody chopped that off a long time ago.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Hasidic Jews

Omg... they are just doing something different all the time. Today the men were gathering by the manhattan side of the williamsburg bridge... but these were different jews than the south williamsburg cultish ones... they had different hats and didn't have the curls and were obviously not quite as conservative. there was an additional group of them closer to my neighborhood carrying a big flag that said "moshiach", which is the jewish messiah. it must be messiah day or something. This is the group of jews i want to get in with. some of them seemed more than a little gay.

The Williamsburg Jews are becoming creepier and creepier to me. the children scare me the most. i still think some of the men are really hot.

"Kiryas Joel, an Orthodox Jewish enclave in southern Orange County, grew faster than any other community in New York State between 2000 and 2006, according to an analysis by The New York Times of Census Bureau data released this morning.

Kiryas Joel grew by 51 percent, to 20,071 residents from 13,273, over the six-period period. The village was incorporated in 1977 as an offshoot of a Satmar Hasidic sect in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. As Fernanda Santos reported last August, the community has had a high rate of natural growth, in part because under their religious beliefs, birth control is banned and women get married young and stay in the village." - New York Times

and they were sending death threats to this cutie because he wanted to be in a movie with Natalie Portman.

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Left Banke

I knew absolutely nothing about this band until two days ago. They can be found in Wikipedia's list of "two-hit-wonders" They sing "Don't Walk Away Renee" which I love... and "Pretty Ballerina" which is definitely my favorite song of the moment. the way he sings "brilliant" is all trilly and great. there is something really fabulous about their string arrangements and pretty harmonies. Both songs are about Renee, the bassist's girlfriend, who the 16 year old singer had a crush on. isn't that cute? wikipedia

Julie London

she's a redhead. her voice is so sensual. if you are not familiar with her.... you should be. You may have heard her hit 1956 single, "Cry Me A River", in such films as "V for Vendetta" and "The Girl Can't Help It". The song was originally written for Ella Fitzgerald... who, by the way, is not as great as Julie... but the song contains the word "plebeian"... and it wasn't appropriate for a black woman of the day to be talking about herself as plebeian.

She is also known for her amazing album covers:

"Julie London emerged as the consummate cocktail siren. Movie star, club performer, recording artist, and occasional television personality, she was also the perfect physical type for conveying aerodynamic glamour in the new age of mass-produced Frididaires and televisions. She was a blend of Dionysian flesh and Detroit steel, streamlined car and cocktail shaker combined. Her cool, sleek supple contours, cobalt blue eyes, and high tech vocals satisfied America's fascination for what Marshall McLuhan called "the assembly line goddess."

Julie London's music also incited a fresh repertoire of amorous sexual responses, making romance more a matter of environment than emotion. Many of her songs are less about passion than about its accoutrements: the jewels, the satin sheets, the colognes, the after-office dinners, and, best of all, the cocktail interlude when many pecuniary deals are forged."
-Joseph Lanza


No. not "cuddlefish"... but "cuttlefish" they are really quite cute... and they spray ink like squids n' stuff.... but they make Sepia ink. one of the best colors to grace this planet. and they are not even actually fish I guess... they are more closely related to slugs n' snails. thanks mimi.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Soft As Snow (But Warm Inside)

My Bloody Valentine.  They were really great.  I never realized the enjoyable sexual content of this song.  it kind of makes me want to get it on.  At the Tingel Tangel Club I saw this amazing and hot hula hoop guy perform to this song... and i haven't been able to erase the image of him in his little underpants spinning hula hoops on his arms and gyrating to the distorted guitars.  The title does insinuate some hanky panky.  here are the lyrics.  enjoy.

Soft As Snow (But Warm Inside)

Paula Cole.

ok.  so Paula Cole is not exactly my favorite singer or anything.  i can't even call her a guilty pleasure because i don't really get that much pleasure from her music or anything... but i downloaded "where have all the cowboys gone?" today.  I love that song.  after listening, i looked her up on wikipedia and discovered that she is really quite a credible artist.  she self produced and wrote all of the songs on that album (This Fire) and it's just nice to know that people with a vision and talent can still make it in the popular music world.... oh wait.  that was 12 years ago.  never mind.

Friends. Yes, the TV show.

What is it that's so great about Friends?  Why do I feel like it should be a guilty pleasure... even though i don't believe in that concept.  Maybe it's because I grew up watching the show and it gives me a warm cuddly feeling.  Or maybe it's because all of the cast members will "be there for you" as the title song suggests.  It makes sense that it would make one feel warm and cuddly.  The show obviously has good writers.  It doesn't seem to be scared of making fun of itself.   That's important in any artistic endeavor.  My current favorite episode is "The One With The Yetti".  I like Yettis.

This Blog: First Entry

I'm not sure exactly what this blog will be about really.  I guess it will find itself in its randomness.  I'm sure there will be lots of randomness.  For now, I will just be reporting what intrigues me in life and go from there.  Of course.  I can't think of anything right now.  will post later.  hmm... i've heard that before.