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

Thursday, July 27

and so this year kicks into gear

whoa, now i'm officially hyper-mega excited for the forthcoming junior boys boygirls. trax on they'respace. also, erlend+co=whitest boy alive. which shouldn't be a surprise to anywone. also i kind of half-knew about some of these, but adem and mountain goats and yo la tengo (those last two who i'm going to see like in two days!) and i think some other folks have new stufff coming? ohly wtf this year might just be the okay.

more to the pt my weird mini-philly-week (tue-wed-thur) when i couldn't seem to do anything but buy groceries was going to nicely turn into a little dinner of me cooking (shrimp+avocado+oaxaca stringcheese)adillas and goat chz apple salad and mojitos and maybe gazpacho for myself and ang and tara then angela cancelled then tara cancelled (cuz thunderstorm!!) then alyssa joined then tara is coming anyway (changed her mind) and now maybe ang and jamie will come and all of a sudden this is a party. should call laura (who we drive-by-popsicle-lick'd from the uhaul today) and make it a real total girlfriend party. so anyway i'm post-prepping now but i wanted to say this.

stuff's happening, incidentally: i quit my job, went to new york for cousin's wedding and saw lots of family and also some friends, came back here, saw angela's new place, stopped by (old) work and saw that nothing much had changed, just dwindle continuing, bought a lot of groceries, like i said, biked around in north philly further than i've ever done, including the notorious K&A (kensington and allegheny aves), which is marked with a skull and crossbones on gabe's map of philly, and today i spent all of helping alyssa move her stuff into storage in wphil. was okay.

tomorrow i'm going to chicago for the pfmfest with ang....should be awlsum!!....first time to chicago, staying with my old neighbor (from rochester)'s sister/aunt, who is preposterously accomodating (she was way-unnecessarily embarrassed not to remember my name for like ten seconds, 8+ years out of context...immediately started telling me which planter on the porch she'd leave the key under.) yaeaeah. i'll yell tou all abouy iy.