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, May 15

something feels a little morbid about listening to my c-list cds in order to determine if they're good enough to hang on to or if should sell them. (something feels pleasingly productive about it too. it's like i'm packing. or at least cleaning up. sort of.) here's what's in the pile for re(/)evaluation:

aerogramme sleep and release
alfie if you happy with you need do nothing
the apples in stereo the velocity of sound
jessica bailiff s/t
borthwick hollAnd filliers helene
?mira calix prickle
?dj cam loa project vol. ii
lloyd cole the negatives
the convocation of… pyramid technology
?cursive the ugly organ
the donnas spend the night
fatboy slim illuminati/camber sands/the pimp
?geggy tah into the oh
the happiness factor self-improvement?
?the (international) noise conspiracy a new morning, changing weather
?joan of arc so much staying alive and lovelessness
kaito band red
kid606 down with the scene, dalek ep
la makita soma brighton park
paul mccartney flaming pie
?ian mccullough slideling
?mocean worker aural and hearty
parlour octopus off-broadway, googler
playgroup s/t
alex reece so far
shannonwright dyed in the wool
shipping news three four
bob sinclar champs elysees
tegan and sarah if it was you
the timeout drawer a difficult future
?tindersticks trouble everyday sdtrk
the tragically hip road apples
turbulence different thing
world party bang!

(struck titles are doomed, checks are safe for now. those already spared include: james yorkston; the salteens.)

so that's about the worst my record collection has to offer (including some newer stuff that hasn't had the chance to really make its impression, but seems doubtful.) not like i'll actually get around to inspecting all or even most of them. but if anyone has opinions about albums that should probably be pardoned or that deserve the worst, i'm interested to hear them. or if you'd like to offer a plea-bargain.

"there are over five hundred experiences to choose from. here's a sample:"

would u please look at this mutha next 2 me
frontin' mo' booty than peru got keys