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

Tuesday, November 16

me and the world, we love each other

"it's not the world that f*kked up; it's the people!" so said the half-blind leaf collector guy to me as i bounded home yesterday, donny hathaway in my headphones and his audience filling in for him on the chorus of "you've got a friend," via the free library where birth of a nation was on hold for someone else but i got persepolis and 1968, and metropolitan bakery where i picked up an app…

i don't know if that's my sentiments exactly. i'm spoony w/ the world, but y'know i'm okay with the people too - in fact, i decided i'd even be ready to forgive the people (humanity) for this election as long as they forxssake forestall septa calamity - g'bleshu septa btw; i was tempted to give them money today ($81) because they gave it to me, along with my peace of mind, walked right into the suburban station passenger services offices in purpleplaidpjpants and they handed it over, and i walked out into love park, where the x-rated thingy is now green, shouting "yeah, a tunnel!" and was really tempted to give my love to the gyro cart guy, but instead we went (sorry, "ran") to whole foods, where you can get so full on samples that brunch becomes beside the point.

oh, i should explain - because i missed my wallet the day prior, and it wasn't at alyssa's (where i sat in full-lotus in her red room and read pmp and wilco lyrics) and it wasn't at tara's (yet another not-rushy-enough rush-to-work lunch) and apparently it wasn't at the pma either (where we visited henri and rogier and made friends with the insect gods and car-coffin and medusa-mirror), but it must have just been sitting on my r3 seat. and now it's in me pocket again. therefore, please save septa.

i wanna be adored more than you'll ever know
and i'm going overboard with a capital O