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

Saturday, February 1

this from rae:

hullo rossi - 
  seems there's a rumor flyin' around at least among alumni that britney spears
is going to attend
Swarthmore starting in september.  Of course I don't believe it for one second,
but I just wanted to
double confirm with you - any word of this make it onto campus? What a strange
image, eh?  >>

google has no insight. speaking of alumni; i saw a whole bunch last night. at the benefit fer love and money of pig iron at the ethical society on rittenhouse. alumni known and unknown, profs, young hipsters and older theatre-scene regulars. plus me, ben, alyssa, and rebecca. we certainly got our ten bucks worth: an hour and a half of performances including dance (the headlong dance theatre - hilarious), mimery (the gals from the eels show enacting "foolish games"), first-time stand-up, french bohemian bluegrass, drag powerballads (eh) and a truly stunning ukrainian singer, who played the harmonium and sang to call the spring.

then, even better, a dance party upstairs. good food. generally good music despite some equipment troubles - a cool mix of "intergalactic" that inspired a break circle i found myself in; crowd-pleaser "pussy control" that inspired some singing along, and a lot of plunderphonic mp3 remixtures (the one i had in my head all night was kylie minogue with the beat and bass from "you spin me right round" or something; also "hard to explain" with "genie in the bottle"; "real slim shady" with "billie jean"; alex gopher with some disco hit.) nat anderson danced like elaine. alyssa had a flower in her hair. lots of hipsters on the floor, with and without rollerskates. blair and pt showed up. it was crazy.

also: on thursday i went to see bonnie prince billy; there were also a lot of hipsters there, but that's a different story.

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