Because I have 10 more minutes or so of being awake:
01. Make a list of 5 things you can see without getting up:
pants, a bunch of guitars, the tv, my kid's toys on the floor, the baby monitor
02. How do you style your hair?
i wash it when i bathe, comb it back and then don't touch it until i do that again the nxt day.
03. What are wearing now?
boxerbriefs (blue), wifebeater (brown), chanks.
04. What's your ringtone?
a sonar thing. one person has a special ringtone: "danger will robinson, danger"
05. What do you hear right now?
nothing, tv's muted, house is quiet.
06. What's your favorite guilty pleasure treat?
right now, sriracha. i'm putting it on sandwiches. i've been frying eggs just to put sriracha on 'em.
07. What are you thinking about right now?
08. What was your latest earworm?
rime of the ancient mariner
09. What's your favorite holiday?
thanksgiving? halloween? new year's day? oneof those
10. If you came across $5000 (or other currency) would you keep it or turn it in?
barring it obviously having been dropped by a poor little old lady or hard up family, i got bills yo.
11. What was the last thing you bought?
groceries (aforementioned eggs,etc). before that, a nook.
12. If you could afford to go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
DC again with the fam or spain.
13. Where do you see yourself in 5 hours?
14. Last book you read?
unseen academicals by pratchett. right now i'm reading wicked plants (meh), dune (reread so i'm skipping around), and infinite jest (ditto). i started "i shall wear midnight" but i think i skipped a book by accident, so i put it off.
15. What are you doing this weekend?
going to the library, visiting the fam to show off the kid's return from peru
16. If you could play any musical instrument, which one would you play?
piano, well. i can bang chords and play really slow and simple lines, but i would love to be proficient. or a decent singing voice, i have no range.
17. How are you?
right shoulder hurts like a motherfucker
18. What are you doing tomorrow?
work, studying, nothing specialish.
19. What are you looking forward to the most?
Currently? reading and falling asleep. for the future? THings working out.
honestly, i don't know. next year? this year? needs hindsight.
jax came over -- i've been good friends with her since roughly '94 -- with her husband and afterwards told me "it's really great seeing you at peace, finally". I think that's fair.
Warren Ellis (author of Transmetropolitan and Freakangels amongst other great and freaky shit,) has a podcast of mostly ambient stuff called The 4am. He included “ennui” (aka “that i would find you” aka “sinister chemical wisdom”) in the latest podcast.adjective noun is adjective, AWESOME, music, oh neat, people, song, whoa
i have thought about this on and off for years -- ultimately, it's something i want to do. possibly when i retire and/or move from the US to Spain or Portugal or PR. I'm thinking a mixture of Americana diner food, tapas and the world cuisine stuff i like to cook in addition to the cuban/spanish foods i grew up on. I like indian and thai and assuming you've got the ingredients to hand, they're not particularly difficult cuisines to cook. I think i'd like to put in a decent vegetarian section and i've always wanted to have a "surprise" on the menu -- my local thai joint has both a 'chefs choice' and a 'surprise!' option in their japanese menu, and i've always wanted to steal that idea.
So last night I hit Grand Central in downtown Miami w/ Cira, met Bunny and Eden for ODDSAC, the Animal Collective/Danny Perez visual album. Ran into Prem and Yasmin on the way in, but they didn’t get in until later. Bunny and Ed introduced us to Emily (not Public Emily #1, Bunny’s Mrs., but another one; electronic musician. Seemed nice, but quiet and disappeared when we got inside.) The merch table had shirts and a poster (that Deakin apologetically said was for display purposes only, as they’d run out.) Producer comes on, says welcome, here’s Danny the director, he says how much he digs MIA and he’s got fam from here and it’s a weird place and here’s a movie to take you to another weird place. (I am paraphrasing.)
It’s probably slightly impossible to classify the damn thing. It’s not a video set to AC music, and it’s not a movie w/ an AC soundtrack. The music’s really bass-heavy in parts, heavy atmospheric and trance bits, acoustic guitar and sudden dynamic shifts, vocals etc. So great. The visuals are chaotic and have a vague series of “stories” or “sections” — they’re more like video vignettes to accompany these soundscapes. The addition of the visuals makes the music less vague and more defined “dark”, imo. A lot of AC’s latter stuff has dark overtones but this makes it more explicit. There were a few things I could have done without — the “water static” scene about 10 minutes in went on too long, I found it kind of grating and boring, but that’s probably my only real complaint. The opening piece, bass-heavy and vocal, sort of like a trance-y meditation
During the Q&A period afterwards someone asks the question I am wanting to ask: “What does ODDSAC mean?” and Danny says “you’ll find out in the morning when the subliminal effects have had time to sink in”, everyone laughs and someone else asks about the equipment (DVX100, final cut pro, after effects,) and someone asks the most insipid question: “how much fun was this to make?” (which is maybe another way to say “I have nothing to ask but would like you to acknowledge that I spoke to you”) — unsurprisingly, it was apparently a lot of fun to make. I’m going to posit that the title is way to conflate the ideas of a jumble of oddness and a sort of nascent strange egg (cf Coil’s “Strange Birds” — “One day your eggs are going to hatch and some very strange birds are going to emerge”, although I don’t think that’s what they were referring or alluding to, I mean that it’s in the similar idea.) Other bits: the Guggenheim installation was apparently much, much harder to do than this (Danny Perez also did that w/ AC), although the dude asking also wanted to know if they had plans to do more work like this (or the Guggenheim thing) in the future, that was left sort of open — Deakin said that Guggenheim thing was a sudden thing they didn’t know about until it was possible; no word on whether they’d do another visual album like this.
At any rate, Danny’s joke aside, I did have a horrible nightmare this morning. Personally very frightening and woke heart pounding and angry and confused, woozy and headache.
Here’s the trailer, doesn’t do it any justice:
If you get a chance, go, it’s fucking brilliant. It’ll be on DVD in June, no non-DVD CD release.This post is cross-posted from Yuk Bon at http://yukbon.com. dream wtf, music, review, video adjective noun is adjective, AWESOME, music, seriously these dreams are pissing me off already, the howling fantods, video, what i did today
slice/dice 1 onion into a hot pan w/ olive oil, when they start getting translucent, toss in 1 or 2 jalapeños, diced and seeded and 4 cloves of garlic, crushed/diced and then sweat them. Toss in 1/2 tsp of cumin and coriander, grind a bit of pepper, toss in a large can (28 oz) of crushed tomato (whole tomato is OK, but you’ll have to smush them up). let this stew and sweat and evaporate a bit. when it’s roughly the consistency of a thick spaghetti sauce/stew, crack three or four eggs in — one at a time — and gently lay them in, like a poached egg. cover and wait until the egg whites are set. sprinkle feta on top and serve with bread to sop up the egg yolk and the tomato mix. (leftover veggies can go in this fairly easily — i tossed cauliflower in mine)This post is cross-posted from Yuk Bon at http://yukbon.com. cooking
I made this using a mixer i got for 50$ via craigslist, my tele, audacity and the onboard mic on my netbook (couldn’t get my mic/cable back from eden in time) last week. Reading Xibie’s words put me in a Jesu mood, but the music that came out was very much not that. But I like it, so there you have it. The Good Witch said it reminded her of Aphex, and both she and Kat thought that the laughing was my voice (it’s a sample), Eden said it reminded him of GYBE! if they were a 1-man-band consisting of the guitarist who didn’t get into the band (uh…thanks ed?). This post is cross-posted from Yuk Bon at http://yukbon.com. music, song music, musical equipment, song, state of the dave, the howling fantods
Sequins and Sparkles: Thank You Dave!!!!!
well that's something. here's a streaming version (** = missing tracks)
skinny puppy - death
boris - message
the horrors - i can't control myself
the kills - fried my little brains
silversun pickups - panic switch
ballboy - i hate scotland
yeasayer - ambling alp
the flaming lips with stardeath & white dwarfs - borderline
school of seven bells - iamundernodisguise
camera obscura - french navy
graveyard - blue soul
animal collective - my girls
grizzly bear - two weeks
**standard fare - dancing
kid cudi - day n nite
**slow down tallahassee - angel of death
the cotton jones band - midnight monday and a telescope
fever ray - when i grow up
IT’S MARCH, WINTER SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE IN JANUARY OR DECEMBER OR EVEN FUCKING NOVEMBER.This post is cross-posted from Yuk Bon at http://yukbon.com. adjective noun is adjective, news story, oh you know i hate florida, sucks, wtf