Wednesday, December 13
the way i roll
something...was gonna write, or watch fanny and alexander, sunday night was it, but somehow the simple whipping-together of my year-end single list took hrs, and i had to succumb to reason; then i dreamed this...
late up then up late again monday, mostly working on my response to the EMP CFP - if you care, it's effectively pt. 5. of this post, which i mostly link to show off the amusing new photo(s) i put on the top of it, and plus it's a nice bit, which you would be interested in, and not just because i'm trying to see how many times i can link to mincetapes. comments and discussion welcomed - i'll probably try to polish of the rest of proposal (amazing how long 250 words can take if you let them) tomorrow day.
no werk yesterday either, but - good. i had lunch with becca at pura vida, then taxied to meet with iyengar russ in the loft, encouraging me to work my foot within the cast, gave me a nice sequence that i'm eager to go do. i think a major stumbling block to my home practice is just not having a good idea of how to construct a full sequence. he gave me a chair too, which will allow for some intense headrushing backbends.
unit 3 (=matthew) picked me up from there and we went to investigate the tower rekkids bankruptcy craziness. at this point (10 days left), everything's at least 60% off, dance 70%, rock/pop 60%+20%, hip-hop cds $1.50 each (didn't see anything i'd even heard of though). which means however you slice it you're not going to avoid getting some pretty great deals. 16 discs (some of them gifts) for under $80 is score enough, but factor in that at least four were imports originally (preposterously!) priced at $25-30 a pop (dude, no wonder they're out of business!), now available for $7-8...and that's including tax, shipping and handling. lots left there too - a week from now, they'll probably be begging you to take anything you can stomach at a dollar or less (cassettes are 25 cents now, which seems like highway robbery.) anyway. a listener's work is never done. (and i didn't even get to look at the dvd section.)
after that binge we were too hungry to proceed to tjs as planned, especially when i remembered it was two-dollar tuesday. so that. then home for frenzied listening. (the figurines sound like modest mouse! built to spill sound like themselves! kieren hebden is a lunatic!) somehow gabe and i started playing tool and the who for each other. jasmine arrived for reading week. matthew returned, in a "belgian state," and explained how the strokes have rock and roll bleeding out of their eyeballs and wolf parade sound like their vomiting out the rest of your vomity heart (or something?) which is a good thing. dunno how jay-z figgers he's from the murder capital (unless it's not per capita, in which case not very impressive. camden's rate is almost as high as baltimore's.) "exact" and "precise", we decided, mean the same thing, we think.