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

Monday, November 3

there's another weekend gone. and it's november. (though feeling damn like summer, at least during the day, and inside.) well, it was another good one, and long - saturday felt damn like sunday (i was almost tempted to wear the pants but fortunately i have a new pair of lightweight plaid comfy "lounging pants.")

two big harvesty dinner parties, both including squash, apples, soup, salad, cider, in different combinations, and a pumpkin dessert - yesterday i made everything except lillie made the salad; tonight liza and cynthia cooked but i made the salad (waldorf!) i think theirs easily bested mine, especially the bread pudding (well worth the forty blocks i walked for it), but both were excellent for the company.

two movies too (none of them our innaugural netflix pix), which i don't feel like making parallel at the moment. invasion of the body snatchers is justifiably a classic (especially in comparison to the tripe it came from outerspace i saw last week); pieces of april doesn't come close, although it did give ester and me a lot to discuss (even if we were more interested in talking about one of the previewed movies in the trailers.) but then, i guess being ripe for analysis doesn't make it worthwhile. (and the new merrittunes were unimpressive.)

no thanks to public safety, we had an excellent tap rehearsal in the hallway this morning. i'm slowly beginning to figure out something about how to run rehearsals, maybe. anyway, though we're moving a little more slowly than i plan for, it feels like we accomplish a lot every time. today i was suddenly inspired to have us do some (rather highly) structured improvisation, and we ended up working toward that for most of the time. i'm looking forward to it more and more (except for this sad news, which i haven't thought about yet.)

yep, an almost complete weekend (i even got to do my art, though not music sadly.) so why am i feeling slightly unsatisfied and like an idiot right now? there's a reason (no, it's not work), but, whatever, i'm sure it will work itself out soon enough. it really doesn't feel as late as it is. oh, now it does.

since then it's been a book you read in reverse
so you understand less as the pages turn