Monthly Archives: July 2009

up uneven steps and talking’s hard

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ah, breakfast. keeping it simple yet decadent for a saturday midmorning brunch. piping hot coffee, strong. the rest of the pot was later converted into iced coffee that i brought with me to the pond for a post-brunch nap & spliff. sliced strawberries on buttered whole wheat toast with bonne maman preserves. home fries with black beans, cheddar, red bell peppers, red onion, and lots of parsley & cayenne pepper. the trick is to parboil the potatoes for 10 minutes before dicing and throwing in a very hot cast iron skillet. total heaven – and don’t forget the sriracha.

note: there were scrambled eggs with pesto & parmesan, too. i don’t eat eggs, hence absence of them on my plate. they looked delicious, though.

two stage rocket

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i was feeling a little silly and a little restless late the other night. (also, don’t i look so ridiculous in all red?) i blame the copious amounts of dengue fever blasting from my stereo. couch acrobatics, ftw!

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all i ever wanted was to be your spine

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>>>i’ve got a magnet in my head,
a magnet in my head.
extra thick, extra long, the way it was wasted.

[eric bachmann]

i’m gonna fly from side to side

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What goes on in your mind?
I think that I am falling down.
What goes on in your mind?
I think that I am upside down.
Lady, be good, and do what you should,
you know it’ll work alright.
Lady, be good, do what you should,
you know it’ll be alright.

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I’m goin’ up, and I’m goin’ down.
I’m gonna fly from side to side.
See the bells, up in the sky,
Somebody’s cut the string in two.
Lady, be good, and do what you should,
you know it’ll work alright.
Lady, be good, do what you should,
you know it’ll be alright.
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One minute one, one minute two.
One minute up and one minute down.
What goes on here in your mind?
I think that I am falling down.
Lady, be good, and do what you should,
you know it’ll work alright.
Lady, be good, do what you should,
you know it’ll be alright.

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[lou reed]

in my own dream

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another marvelous weekend, come to an end. why is it that summer feels the most ephermeral of all the seasons? winter is interminable and spring and fall both feel so transitional, but summer seems to always happen in a flash. of all the things that summer brings, outdoor music is probably one of my favorite. shown here some wonderful friends from a few weeks ago.

normal love isn’t interesting. i assure you that it’s incredibly boring.

smith

had a long conversation with someone earlier this week about the similarities between classical music & metal, in terms of approach to composition, overall fastidiousness, and maestro complex. if this sounds like something awesome to you, please come to my show at the chapter house on saturday with normal love. it promises to be an angular, spastic, brutal, symphonic, ferocious, intricate, and beautiful. emphasis on the beautiful. please come. there will be popcorn. xo

a grinding insect sound

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home with little jonesy, trying to beat the heat. we go together like white on rice, man. xoxo happy wednesday

red lantern girls

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moody and irritable and listening to a LOT of arthur russell.

watch>>

  • terms of endearment
  • howards end
  • der himmel über berlin

listen>>

  • aforementioned mr. russell
  • alash ensemble
  • flying lotus
  • kode9 and spaceape
  • group bambino (all. the. time.)
  • slowdive
  • the swirlies!

see>> two good flickr sets >>

every step is moving me up

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Each step is moving, it’s moving me up
moving, it’s moving me up
Every step is moving me up
moving me up, moving, moving me up
Every step is
moving me up
One tiny, tiny,
tiny move
It’s all I need
And I jump over
Every step is moving me up

this is how we walk on the moon.

only connect

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STILL sick as a dog. does anyone have any good remedies? unfortunately, i tend to do the opposite of ‘taking care of myself’ when i’m not feeling well — smoking cigarettes, skipping meals, drinking too much wine, eating crap food, staying up late, living in squalor etc etc. it’s funny how hard it can be to take care of yourself, when it really matters.

if i think about it, though, my favorite short-term sick remedies are showers so hot they turn your bathroom into a suana — clears my sinuses without fail. hot water, lemon wedges and coins of ginger root do the trick nicely, too. comfort foods like whole wheat pasta with homemade tomato sauce, feels nice even if i’m not sick. and somehow, i always turn to british period dramas as my movie genre of choice — we’re talking remains of the day. howards end. brideshead revisited. pride and prejudice. yada yada yada. the slower and more sumptuous, the better. is that weird?

in any case, looking forward to settling in with ‘terms of endearment’ and sandwiches tonight. don’t judge.

xo