some birds are funny when they talk








Stuck in my Head
"Kiss Me Harder" by Bertine Zetlitz
"Hot" by Avril
"Brain Problem Situation" by They Might Be Giants

Now Reading
Number 9 Dream by David Mitchell
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage by Alice Munro

Recently Finished
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by David Eggers
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
Mad Tony and Me by Carl Hoffman
Sweet Soul Music by Peter Guaralnick
This Must Be The Place: Adventures of Talking Heads in the 20th Century by David Bowman
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Movies Lately
4 Months 3 Weeks 2 Days
Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts
Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour
2 Days in Paris
United 93
The Savages
The Bourne Ultimatum
Sweeney Todd
The Departed
What Would Jesus Buy?
Ghost World
I'm Not There
She's The Man
Lars and the Real Girl
Romance and Cigarettes
No Country for Old Men
Into the Wild
I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With
Across the Universe

Shows Lately
Damo Suzuki/Stinking Lizaveta @ Mill Creek
Death and the Maiden @ Curio
Devon Sproule/Carsie Blanton/Devin Greenwood/John Francis @ Tin Angel
Assassins @ The Arden
Oakley Hall and the Teeth @ Johnny Brendas
Isabella and Flamingo/Winnebago and Map Me and Gatz and Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven and Sonic Dances and Strawberry Farm and The Emperor Jones and No Dice and Hearts of Man and Principles of Uncertainty and Isabella and BATCH and Addicted to Bad Ideas: Peter Lorre's 20th Century and Car and Sports Trilogy and Explanatorium and Wandering Alice and Must Don't Whip Um and Festival of Lies and A Room of Ones Own and Recitatif @ the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival/Philly Fringe
Martha Graham Cracker and Eliot Levin and Kilo etc. @ the Fringe Cabaret
Lullatone and Teletextile @ Boulder Coffee [Rochester]
TV Sound @ the M Room
Aretha Franklin @ East Dell, Fairmount Pk.
Romeo + Juliet in Clark Park
Daft Punk @ Red Rocks
Spoon @ Rockefeller Park
Ponytail at Pony Pants' House
Mirah/Benjy Ferree @ the 1UC
Tortoise @ World Cafe Live
Hall & Oates...ish
"Nuclear Dreams" - Mascher Dance Group, x2
The Four of Us @ 1812
Machines Machines Machines Machines Machines Machines Machines by Rainpan whatever
Mascher Dance Group/Nathaniel Bartlett
Cornelius @ TLA
Sloan @ World Cafe
In Fluxxxx
Slavic Soul Party!/Red Heart the Ticker @ I-House
the Fantasticks @ Mum
Peter Bjork + Jorn/Fujiya + Miyagi @ fkaTLA
John Vanderslice @ Johnny Brendas
The Books & Todd Reynolds @ 1UC
Into the Woods @ LPAC
The Fishbowl @ the Frear
Caroline, or, Change @ the Arden
Low & Loney, Dear. @ 1UC

Friday, November 1

i'm writing as i dj my radio show, and i can't figure out how to call up the right filemaker template for the program log, so i'll just keep a log here, and update it as i go.

today was lackluster and aimless [the productive moments - band practice, making cds and a construction-paper cd holder for ester - didn't balance the unproductive ones - staying in bed rather than going to french, failing to do much with my do besides the two things i mentioned. even worse were those things that fell in between, such as beginning to write about iceland only to have the post deleted, and using a graphics program i'd never heard of to make flyers for upcoming band shows, which was productive but time-consuming and mostly unnecessary because other people had already made flyers. those made me feel middling.] whereas yesterday was warm.

rather, yesterday I was warm. that started with yoga, which was in the somewhy very hot pearson-hall theatre. so nice, and it gave me an inner warmth that i carried for the rest of the day, as i smiled my way through the elements. spoke up in seminar, about photography and semiotics then showed man ray slides and we filled the time talking about them.

dinner at tokyo/peking with tony barone. they make really good sushi there. we talked about travelling, bryn mawr (where he's lived his entire life), the upcoming festival, george crumb, and the future (mostly mine). i got an amusingly ambiguous fortune: "you should be able to make money and hold on to it." i taped it to my wallet.

i saw the first half of "flammable contents," which was amazing and incredible, and inspiring in a way. i had to leave then for a lesson, which wasn't as enjoyable as dinner, but when i finished that the performance was still going on, and i got to see the last two pieces. dance rehearsal was delayed because of that, but also hyper-energetic because of it. but i left to go to a paces date with hannah and ester. that didn't happen either, and the only thing to do was cross a muddy field and fall into bed, to the end of "alice's restaurant" and then the pleasant burble of fishtank. funny how you can immediately acclimate to certain types of (bed)roomsound.

here's a song that there should be:


radio --- some selections picked by closing my eyes and picking randomly from cd shelf

super furry animals : some things come from nothing
portishead : it's a fire
tindersticks : can our love…
elvis costello : watch your step
pink floyd : flaming

walkmen : here comes another day (p)
archer prewitt : over the line (p)
mountain goats : the best ever death metal band in denton (p)
steely dan : only a fool would say that
capitol k : dance on
saloon : le weekend (p)
stereolab : parsec
belle & sebastian : string bean jean
david byrne + brian eno : help me somebody
ani difranco : anticipate
califone : don't let me die nervous
songs : ohia : cross the road, molina
radiohead : polyethylene
beta band : it's not too beautiful