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, August 23

i guess nobody has time to upblogdate these days. we're all moving or staying still. i'm trying to do both at once. my legs are tired. no? not anymore.

it took me four trains + one car to get home ("home") from vermont the other day. (um, thursday.) that's not bad. it tooked 1 car + 4 trains + 1 taxi + 1 bus to get there. that was mostly because of friday night travel mishaps - well, the 6 uptown was nonoperational so i had to take it downtown to brooklyn bridge but fortunately i got a 4 uptown that got me to grand central just in time and i made the metronorth but i closed my eyes and missed my stop so i got off at hartsdale and it took forever for a cab to come (this was at about 1am so there were no more trains) and then we spent a long time driving around scarsdale before we found the house - in the mean time the cabbie showed me pictures of his "girlfriends" - but i didn't mind it was a nice night and i was reading a good book (down and dirty pictures).

but why am i talking about transit, there are many more exciting things going on - like birthdays! laura 13 august rachel 15 august rebecca 16 august ben 19 august. how did i end up with so many augustbirthday friends? that was never the plan! laura's was good fun - she told you about it and about many of the other things we did in new york here. why don't i just live in new york already? this was an especially great fun-packed trip for 30 hours or whatever it was. really great concert, really great museum, meals, and friends, and shiny new apartments. you guys remember rachel right? well she was at basin harbor again, and it was kind of amusing but not difficult. on her birthday i had lunch with her and her boy gray, matador intern, and some other hangers-on. then i went to see phish - you know about that too. sorry ben that i didn't commemorate yours but it will happen (i'll probably be back there this weekend even.) what am i missing?

i also missed my own blog's third birthday, a couple weeks back. so. three cheers for that. same color scheme still going strong (how's that black search bar? i haven't looked yet.)

the library is going to close soon so i think i'll sign off now. some day i'll start writing lyrics again. like "back to the life." that's how i was going to start this.

oh, you know, i've started keeping a dream journal. the other night i dreamed that george w. bush won the election (again.) and it didn't bother me all that much. sorry.