Monday, October 25, 2004
the pixies suck but i love them anyway
the pixies played amazingly well; they played every song a fan could possibly want to hear, and as omar said, we're their target demographic...they're at the point where they want to make a shitload of money, and even though they didn't get it out of me, they got it out of 18,000 other people.
the purist in me should be a little sad about this rabid mercenary behavior, but i've never been known for my morals
Friday, October 22, 2004
and vengeance rears its ugly head
BUT... the first time i drove to irvine was to see The Cure and honestly, I was also dating a guy that put woodglue in his hair to make it "spike better" so my judgement can't be trusted. the last time was for Tricky, but still mostly for the promise of sex and all i remember of THAT night is drinking in a parking lot with a lot of truckers and putting a ziploc bag of pot in my crotch. now that i've adhered myself to a lifestyle of white leather furniture, shag carpeting and maribou stiletto slippers i can't figure out what exactly i'm supposed to do. help, please?
Monday, October 18, 2004
Valentino's Tango and Ragtime Ball
Saturday, October 23
8 p.m. to midnight
A celebration of the era from 1900 to 1930, this ball will include the "animal" dances of the ragtime era. Costume, formal, or semi-formal attire. Instruction will be included; no dance experience or partner necessary! RSVP to Catherine Brown at email@example.com or 310.206.4608 by Thursday, October 21.
Unfortunately (yet fortunately) for me, I'll be at the Pixies' show that night, but I beg that one of you goes so I can learn "animal" dances at a later date
Friday, October 15, 2004
With sampling and file sharing under ever-increasing assault in the courts and in Congress, many artists are beginning to fear that creativity itself is in jeopardy. Creative Commons, a nonprofit organization founded in 2002, is aiming to inject some reason and moderation into the copyright debate, and hopes to raise its profile this month with a new CD entitled Rip. Sample. Mash. Share. The album features 13 tracks from artists including David Byrne, the Beastie Boys, and Gilberto Gil, and more than 800,000 copies will be distributed for free with the November issue of Wired magazine. What makes the tracks on the CD unique, however, is the participating artists' embrace of the Creative Commons license, which gives listeners the permission — and right — to trade, remix, sample, and reinterpret the music as they wish. The project kicked off last month with a benefit concert in New York featuring Byrne and Gil, and other events are planned for the future. The Creative Commons license is not a free-for-all: some of the artists permit only non-commercial sampling and sharing while others are open to all potential uses (with the exception of advertising placement). But the point Creative Commons makes is that there's a difference between "all rights reserved" and "some rights reserved" — especially in the digital age — and artists should be free to make these decisions about their work for themselves. (DJP)
as a musician prone to ripping and mashing, I have found the recent string of copyright litigation almost completely impossible to cope with. especially because, while rolling in dough, i've got some costly habits to keep up. two words: shoes & booze.
Thursday, October 14, 2004
notes for thursday
we're also becoming totally obsessed with go fug yourself because cruel commentary on other people's huge fashion mistakes should never be overlooked, especially if they're celebrities.
Speaking of bad photos...
Brandon has just started a new photoblog. Are you fraught with anxiety over whom brandon will photograph next, or who he thinks of while peeing? Worry no more. I have a feeling a lot more questions that those will find disturbing, yet colorful, answers.
Wednesday, October 13, 2004
like sand through an hourglass..
anyway..an overhaul, and perhaps a theme are in order for this little gem of a content-abusing website. it'll all happen...
...just not during the new episode of "Lost" tonight