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, April 2

many concerts, and other things happening in evenings.

on friday we set the record for most encounters with swatties in philadelphia. discounting eva+crew on the train: dan and kether outside kingdom, joanna and pals strutting down south street, blairy blair walking into the tla as we were walking out, dan sharg running down market towards the tla as we were running away from it towards the train. laden with cabbage, ginger, springwrappers, want want, happy mouth, but no marvinyl.

stars were funny - they were so punked out: black leather, skull & crossbones guitar strap, the drummer had a fauxhawk. they didn't do any old stuff (except "comeback" which doesn't count), but they were cute anyway. torq (?) was effusive and hyperpolitical; amy seemed really out of it and unhappy, totally different from at olde club.

sorry dave, we had the chance to see both broken social scene and the constantines that night, but instead we went back to campus early to dj spring is party. fun, but unremarkable. erratic crowd. i played "closer." and "metro (brookyln)" and "erotic city."

um… oh sager. was fun. i wore a purple slip and bracelet (sarah's), becca's red beads and pink floral hot pants and a matching lily in my hair. instead of paraphrasing myself again, this is from an e-mail:

basically, although i did have a good time at sager, i thought the hosts did a lamentably minimal job with decorations (which consisted of the contents of the sac office) and lights (a problem at a lot of parties lately.  it was confusing, because there were decent lights intermittently, but never for long.)  and the music, though it was fine and danceable, was really not exciting or adventurous at all.  mostly it just felt a little too much like any other party in upper tarble and paces.  in some ways this was kind of nice - it meant that the focus really was on the people and outfits to provide the interest, and the outfits were good (though nothing really stood out as spectacular.) but in general i think the atmosphere wasn't far enough removed from everyday life (my theory goes) for people to feel comfortable really breaking out of their normal roles, which is kind of the point of sager.

towards the end i got konked in the head with brigid's elbow, rather painfully, and i went to get some ice to put on it [note: it still twinges when i wink with my left eye.]  then i decided that ice was a good prop/gimmick, and that i should spend the rest of the party going around and surprising people with melting ice on their skin, in their clothes, or whatever.  so that was fun and got some good responses.

more tomorrow (vanderslice and stevens). sleep now.

how could i possibly
be inconspicuous
when my
flow is fucking ridiculous?