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

Thursday, February 20

last night, as i was standing outside olde club waiting for the rest of my rock band to show up, i saw a bunny hop along through the snow. i take it as a portent. bunny season is, indeed, coming early this year.

this morning early i saw someone at the top of sharples, covertly inserting target advertising supplements into copies of the phoenix.

here are some fun things to do:

think of the people you know with the last name "brown," and imagine that their last name is actually "brow."

stand in front of the water fountain in western parrish first until it is triggered by your presence, then step away and watch as the last bit of water makes its last arc through the air.

one nice thing about hotmail is that the daily msn exclusives business (at least the headlines, i wouldn't know about the content) is so entertaining. among todays offerings:

•Is your name secure?
•Slides: Picasso vs. Matisse

also, there's sometimes an ad which asks: could the antichrist be alive today?

sometimes seeing food inspires songs in my head:

when i see baby lettuce, i think: "baby lechuga," to the tune of the raffi song "baby beluga."

when i see sharples' famous pineapple soufflé, i think: "pinneaple soufflé," to the tune of the prince song "raspberry beret."

today i noticed: sharples serves apple fritters as part of "breakfast bar", but i don't think they ever offer them as an actual breakfast item.

another thing i was thinking about, related to music: the first time i heard of pavement was when i heard that they were trey anastasio's favorite band. maybe that has colored my impressions of pavement, but i think that they and phish are actually very similar in a lot of ways. their instrumental and compositional style. and maybe their lead singers voices too. actually, perhaps pavement sound more like the grateful dead than phish do.

the best parts of today: contact improv inspiration from unexpected sources. listening to dylan, oasis, the microhpones, and pavement in a rapid succession while i got ready for the day. practice professions/confessions. the funny bits of marienbad. i'm really working for the weekend now, but it will be here soon.

say i'm a fool
say i'm nothing
but if i'm a fool for you,
oh, that's something