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

Friday, February 13

"what's up? i've never seen you look so frazzled" sed ester as i walked into film class this afternoon (five minutes late but ten before patty showed up and proceeded to talk for close to two hours with almost no interruption or apparent guiding structure… gaah.) yeah, it's been kind of a crazy week, but in that decidedly good, self-imposed craziness which just means kicking the speed of life up a notch. i decided at the outset that there were a ton of things i needed to get done, but, i realize too, one of the good things about making up your own obligations is that if and when you don't end up fulfilling all of them it turns out not to be a problem after all.

so here's what didn't get done this week: making valentines (in time) to send off in the mails to my farther-flung amours; constructing a newly-concocted confection tentatively entitled santorum of venus; any of the reading for film class (not sure how much they would have helped anyway); any substantial amount of practicing of my new p+f (durn it!); buy my tickets to london (but i did find a good fare. so, better do it soon.)

and probably plenty else. but i did: attend four lectures (well, 3.5, because i had to leave early from the ben west talk for radio, but that's okay); see a number of crazy-ass films; write two so-so paperish things; make a small handful of excellent vals (more to come); have a lovely time out last night with excellent friends of all eras, with sfa at the tla (best part was seriously the extended idm/house interlude with just cian after, or rather as it turned out in the middle of, "man don't give a fuck") and then tom jones.

so there's the week in brackets: a to-do list at the beginning, a done list at the end.

new to do (as in, right this instant): off to the city to celebrate the demi-anniversaire de ma francophile preferée. we're watching les rêveurs and eating at that ungrammatical crêperie. now, where's my beret?

et je voudrais
que tu te rappelles
notre amour est éternel
et pas artificiel