Atlanta, sometime prior to May 2003
"Hey, what do you think of using this Matisse collage for the next cover of Emerging Infectious Diseases?"
"Go for it, I guess"
THIS IS LITERALLY A DESCRIPTION OF MY LIFE
I would agree with this if I could stop listening to the tyrannical inner voice that insists my legs be hairless if I want to bare them to the world.
This voice doesn’t care about green-brown bruises 3”+ in diameter, apparently. Only leg hair.
What in the…
Wow, Pancake Mountain is back! It was a local punk children’s TV show in DC in the 00’s (is there anything more DC-in-the-00’s than a local punk children’s TV show? Where/when else might something like that ever, ever happen?).
Somehow (still not entirely sure how, it might’ve been through a WVAU connection?) I ended up going to the Deerhoof performance for Pancake Mountain at the Black Cat back in 2007. It was at like 10 AM on a Saturday and the kid audience was NUTS. Best atmosphere of any concert I’ve ever been to except for Grass Widow/The Raincoats at Comet Ping Pong, and unlike at that show, I was not drinking red wine out of a beer can.
Goddammit, I’m going to miss DC, aren’t I.
summer happiness jam!
I can’t help but move my hips to this song, even while sitting down. The bridge leaves something to be desired, but otherwise I’m all about it.
19th Century Oddfellows Eye of Providence Painted Silk Aprons, $195/each
Automatic reblogs for creepy eyes where they don’t belong
A few years ago I got to attend a Q&A session with Ruth Bader Ginsburg and I asked her how the dynamics of the Supreme Court changed with 3 women on the court these days, as opposed to when it was just her & Sandra Day O’Connor, or when she was the only woman after SDOC retired.
I wish I remembered her answer in more detail, but the thrust of it was: 3 was the magic number. 1 was the loneliest (obv) and 2 was comrades, but still individuals, you know? But 3… 3 starts to be a clique.
Truths about Charli XCX in this piece on the NPR music blog
- Her stage presence is similar to Fred Durst
- It’s too bad that she had to be cast as Tai in the “Fancy” video
- She ought to collaborate with Nicki Minaj
lolololol no no no here is NOT HOW
Do not use an easy curl barbell to do Olympic lifts. You will have bad form (the squiggly shape will make it hard to keep the bar close & you’ll hurt your back). Or the part that sticks out will bang against your shin or knee or iliac crest or collarbone, which, OW
“The Big Ship” is anchored by a synthesizer playing unceasing sustained chords that suggest a hymn. (Hymns have been an obsession of Eno’s since childhood.) A guitar rises up in a distorted swell, following the chords closely, playing the root note of each one. The chords cycle without changing, though a contrapuntal arpeggio sneaks in and plays against the chords as they fade.Sasha Frere-Jones on that song that I love