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

Tuesday, February 11

24 hours (almost) away from home:

i left my house at 2330hrs last night, deflected
from paces to pitt. nice air
to walk in, brisk, winter, night, but
the black ice was pandemic and it
is treacherous - on a night like this, falling
could be catching (as on
some weekends, according
to a new theory: that one
can measure
the partihardiness
of a weekend by
the number of people on
crutches sunday morning) and
i decided that i was stupid,
because when i got there (there was no
there) there was sleeping so i couldn't listen to the radio,
couldn't talk out loud, could only read (a roommate
has arms, a roommate
is not tall) but stupidity aside that's ok because
reading is what i had to do. and somehow
it got late and

so i slept. and i didn't get up early either, but i did get up
to read some more, check my voice leading, print out
all 7pp, 1.5 space of ling040 assignment 3, and take
the first of the day's two
repasts with my favorite
denizen of the small room, (prompting her
to insert bookmark and look
up), which turned out to be
breakfast after all, considering
the linid-inspired hummus sandwich i spent my 4th
or 5th batch of points in between
cont[act] imp[rov] and cont[entious] imp[licatures]

classes. those plus music 12 plus piano lesson (hooray for
new beethoven variations) plus repast no.2 plus godard plus rehearsal =
the precisely fitted blocks of my daytime. and now i'm home,
24 hours later, tuned to the undeniably ewen-campenish
moth in the incubator and about to get
back to nietzsche. by the way

you might mistake this for
an attempt at poetry but no
it's just a blogger entry with
line breaks (ask rebecca
about those). i don't even know
whose style i was mimicing
but damn it's clichéd don't
you think? enough of this.

oh and i don't care what
mr. smarmy pitchfork
says; these are some of
the sweetest love-lyrics
i've heard in a long time:

i am thinking it's a sign
that the freckles in our eyes are mirror images and when we kiss they're perfectly
have to speculate
that god himself did make us into corresponding shapes like puzzle pieces from the