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moody…


so heres a sullen little mix i made a while ago…
a little angsty for the summer maybe but you can ***CLICK THIS LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE MIX*** !!

following is track listing with interesting extra tid-bits….
including a movie review down at the bottom 🙂 …
if you like the mix, theres another i made which you can still download here.

1) i’m so depressed—abner jay


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2) tears in the typing pool—broadcast
RIP trish keenan!

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3) beast in peace—bear in heaven

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4) bombay—el guincho
obviously, the best video of the year.

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5) world clique— deee-lite
Deee-lite’s lovely Lady Miss Kier, Corina, Juliet Cuming, Kim Gordon, MC Lyte, Kate Pierson, Crystal Waters, and Tina Weymouth filming a pro-choice public service announcement in 1991.


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6) the bohannon walk—bohannon

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7) baxter corner—white fence
great california band i saw with the babies…

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8 ) greenwich mean time—charlotte gainsbourg
pretty girl…

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9) omar k—rainbow arabia
ha, check out this hipster shit :-p

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10) through the hosiery—crystal castles
finally got one of these trevor brown marylin shirts…so coool

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11) moody—ESG
cool chicks right there…emerald/sapphire/and gold

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12) janitor—suburban lawns

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13) poor old soul part one—orange juice
cuties!

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14) meet me in the city–the babies
some cute california bebes channeling the pixies

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15) be your baby–harlem

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16) devils hearts grow cold–la sera

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17) the countess–jacuzzi boys
tropical death metal from florida…


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18) you were sleeping–jay reatard

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19) beacons–heavy hawaii

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20) nine million rainy days–the jesus and mary chain
i almost cant listen to the j and m chain anymore, too many boys lost in those darklands
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21)
crying–roy orbison
:’-(


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22) art vandelay–ducktails
ducktails is Real Estate’s matthew mondanile’s solo side project
this other track, “killin’ the vibe” features Panda Bear
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23) must fight current–deerhoof
it sounds like this is a video from their live album bibidi babidi boo
download it here!!!!!!

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24) health and strength–jeff the brotherhood
pretty sure this is my favorite song on the album. and look! it got reviewed on pitchfork!!<—–click the linkk

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25) wild I–the babies
isnt she lovely

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26) a hundred highways– dirty beaches
tawain-born Alex Zhang Hungta is way into Suicide and the 50’s….obvi
here’s a cool interview with him from pitchfork
and then, check him out…pretty legit…
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27) my halo–atlas sound
deerhunter’s bradford cox’s side project…
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28) confirmation– wild nothing

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29) round the moon–summer camp

all this footage is from the 1970 Swedish film “En kärlekshistoria”, or “A Swedish Love Story”
a really cute and endearing film about two teens falling in love. bike gangs, smokin cigarettes, schoolyard fights, pony tails and leather jackets, flirting in the arcade, intense drama for no reason…it really captures the whole awkward teen romance thing.

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how am i not myself…?


i miss fireflies, i miss the rain…ill trade it all in for a plague of cicadas and floods in memphis (even though, not brought on by rains and perhaps that was tasteless…)
california’s not for me.
i mean, its 70 degrees and sunny all the time. i dont think im even allowed to self-identify as a blonde without “feeling home” in california…
but, i miss everybody, and i guess im just a southern girl at heart…
so! im transferring to memphis university!
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but first, my mom’s getting married!!
wedding party!!
my dear bestie turned model elle will be my date and we will be in attendance at Tio’s Tacos art garden!!
soon to be featured on Mtv cribs, HA…i didnt even know Mtv was still around…
anyhoo, wanna see what im wearing?

elie tahari dress. gold and sequins and snakeskin details
1996 flash-back with some coral steve madden sandals
mac lipstick in morange, new fave summer lip color, so ORANGE
agate slice and gold foil earrings from anthropologie pretty pretty
trying to do something simple and slick with my hair, gonna channel chloe sevigny pool-side with some push-back bangs.

i think all together it brings about an alexander mcqueen vibe.
DRESS UP!
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after the wedding, my dad is coming and driving with me cross country to nashville.
we’re gonna take a week or so hanging out in the desert, drinking date shakes, visiting canyons and parks and stuff.
ADVENTURE!
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it hasn’t all been misery out here.
since coming to california, i’ve collected 16 varieties of succulents and 3 cactus cuttings, including a cactus cutting stolen from joshua tree national park
i hope they acclimate well to tenn….
i never knew there were so many different shapes and colors of these. and some of them flower! and they just grow naturally around here, because california is certainly beautiful…


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and i finished a semester here at Cal State Fullerton! six transferrable credits, yayyy!
i saw this inspiring interview with the etsy success story dreamboat yokoo

“i just feel like theres no room to be mediocre, and its not because i have some kind of disorder its simply because i enjoy immensely being great

“i love being hardcore”

i try to keep things like that in mind. im kind of a lazy person, sometimes i forget that i want to be great.

postcards from the edge of VA…


“in the summer time, when all the trees and leaves are green and a red bird sings, i’ll be blue, cause you dont want my love…”

Roger Miller
…ive looked all around on the internet, and this goofy bit is my favorite version…
speaking of Jim Henson…had you seen this? “Time Piece

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anyway, i went on vacation. i saw some stuff and did some things and here are some pics….


i watched a storm roll in at the beach with my dad. it passed us by though. when my father was a kid he was struck by lightning at the beach. he was shot in the eye with a be be gun too, but thats something else…
baby muscles feasting on some tasty waves…


this teal color was following me around everywhere…in the absynth my father poured me, on a door at my friends house, cars and sky and water….

and we took a ride on a ferry, the Pocahontas, and the gulls were doing their best to keep up…
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and then i went to richmond and went thrifting with mom. found this defaced gene autry comic book and brought this Nashville souvenir back to its rightful home…small world….


and we had an early birthday dinner at the Jefferson hotel. quite ritzy but not stuck up…we had two desserts and i ordered a drink that somehow tasted like bacon…? (gin+honey+thyme=meat?)
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and then back home!
to nashville!
to the fourth of july!
or as ben calls it, Nashville’s New Year….(which is true, i first moved here on July 4th)….
so anyway, New Year’s Eve, July 3rd, Elle and i met some friends and did a little slipn and slide’n

i had to work on the 4th of Joolee so, no drinkin no grillin for me. but the club had a 10million dollar fireworks display, and i had a seat front row center. so it was worth it.
and now backwards….

more pics if you care on the flick flick flicka

not so much to be loved as to love…


Jill Kossoris “does Blondie” better than anyone else…
apprantly Jill lives in Nashville now….hm



also, jill is totally hair inspiration for those of us fine and pin straight-haired….some of the members of the Shivvers were also in a band called In a Hot Coma, i cant find anything about them on the internet except for this snippet of a song on allmusic…i wanna stay up all night…click the lil speaker once you get there…
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man, so ben and elle have been off vacay-ing in mexico for a week now, they come back tomorrow and meanwhile! so much has happened to Rufus and I while holding down the fort (rufus is the d-o-g)…

went out to girls night! had tapas and got SICK FOOD POISONING SICK…but not immediately, first we went to see Natural Child

then i was sick forever, found a mouse in the house, made 60 bucks, spent it at the thrift store, and then i broke my glasses! end of an under-documented era…this is the only (unflattering) picture i think of me in said glasses…incidentally, this was also taken the day after my bday and double incidentally im in love with summer and i cannot wait for us to see each other again…

anyway, after a mild pout and identity crisis, i found these Bettys on etsy and said “ooooooooh!!” so i knew i needed them. im excited to begin new identity: horn-rimmed prom date/nerd-corp nurse type in regulation pink aluminum…

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and THEN i went to see Jonathan Richman at the 5spot. ugh, i DIE. what a SWOON FEST, me and my girlfriends could hardly keep upright the whole time, so weak in the knees for him!
i had seen him before about two years ago, same place, and i had forgotten what an intense performer he is! he gets this puppy dog stare while he plays, hes so sincere, id vote for him. there it is…

and he just has complete mastery of his instrument and his voice and you can tell he’s been on stage forever and adores it. and hes so funny and deep and talented and WE GOT OUR PICTURE WITH HIM and im such a blushing fan-girl, all i could do was giggle and gasp at him. siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh

via jojo blog…heres his song “older girl”…..
she smiled, and that got me thinking about her….


not so much to be loved as to love…st francis of assisi via jonathan richman.
the show last night, there were maybe 100 people there. very intimate, and everyone was completely silent…
lovely lovely lovely
one more…

brown sugar

figg
oh oh oh, i made something delicious….
that would be fresh figs and haagen dazs’ brown sugar ice cream
decadent. love it.
take a look at the close-up cross-sectional…
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so what happens when you add:

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perhaps something like this:

the song! its so kitsch and silly…those are the mermaids of weeki wachee…heres some knowledge

and some vintage tricks

i would looooove to go see this, lets go to florida!
they also have an “aqua man“…
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read on for some more vintage postcard ladies… Continue reading

Long live the new flesh…

tetsuo
just watched TETSUO! the Iron Man! directed by and starring Shinya Tsukamoto, 1989’s Tetsuo is the defining Japanese cyberpunk film, cyberpunk being, loosely, as i understand it, a film where the characters undergo monstrous, robotic/techno metamorphoses. Wiki entry says, “There is often not much plot beyond screaming”…true, but i guess they mean “not much dialogue”, cause there is a plot, a confused and flashing series of events accompanied by an oncoming rave train of a soundtrack and yes, screamscreamscreaming.

so technically, i think cyberpunk films are commenting  on the fear of future technology and its over-assimilation into our culture. this fear of techno-idolatry is personified in the character of the “metal-fetishist“. in the first scene of the movie, we see the fetishist *GROSS OUT WARNING* jamming a metal rod into an open wound in his leg.
yes.
the fetishist starts running towards the city in a stop-motion frenzy (literally, see 1:23 in the trailer) and is hit by a car driven by “the salaryman“. the salaryman and his girlfriend take the presumed dead fetishist out into the woods and hide him there. but then the salaryman appears to have caught the fetishist virus or something and he starts mutating into a metal-man hybrid

yes. i think they sampled “take my breath away” (:57)
yes. his dick has turned into a drilldo (:48)
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*SPOILERRRR**SORTA*CAUSE IT KINDA DOESN’T MATTER**
so the spirit of the fetishist hunts down the mutated salaryman and they battle until they sort of meld into each other, becoming a double, drooling tank monster bent on turning “this fucking world to rust!”
TH E E ND

as i was reading about this film online, the same comparisons kept popping up:

-to HR Giger and his biomechanical imagery of flesh and metal in a symbiotic, welded relationship. Snowblood writes, that like Giger, the director Tsukamoto

“appears to be making the point that when metal and flesh collide in physicality, both will be corrupted by the presence of alien matter…Flesh rots and decays in accommodating metal…[while] metal corrodes from the water and salts in human tissue.”

-to David Cronenberg’s melding of man and machine in Videodrome and its mantra: “Long live the new flesh“. many comparisons were also made between the two directors’ style of wacky yet effective visceral horror

-and finally to David Lynch. like Eraserhead, Tetsuo is in black and white, has hardly any dialogue and has a surreal, nightmarish quality to it. i was certainly reminded of Lynch when considering the plot. it twists and dead ends all over the place, and you just have to take it for what it is.

so all in all, a ridiculous film. i loved watching it though, i loved looking at it. all the effects are in jerky, home-made stop motion. kinda quirky and endearing for how TERRIFYING and GRUESOME the film actually is. and the whole experience is visually aided and abetted by a thundering soundtrack composed by Chu Ishikawa of Der Eisenrost, a Metal Percussion unit from Japan, likened to Psychic TV/Throbbing Gristle…

lots of film reviews lately cause its hot hot hot outside.
but here are some other things i want to do:
go to the beach
go rollerskating
go to laser quest
go to a firing range (cause i never have)
become a metaLmorphosis monster
….haaaaaa

because my feelings are selfish, i want everything for my own…

cuppin
this weekend! BALTIMORE!
next weekend! MY BIRTHDAY!
SUMMER BDAYS ARE THE BEST! DEAL WITH IT!
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so yeah, this weekend is Nudashank’s 3rd opening, Where the Sun Don’t Shine, a collection of black and white works from Nick Van Woert, Jimmy Joe Roche, Annie Farrar, JM Giordano, Bart O’Reilly, Waltr Carpenter, Brendan Sullivan, and Richmond’s own Henry Winfiele.
curator’s statement sez:

Through video, cut paper, drawing, painting, photography and sculpture, each artist employs a subtle humor that addresses the darker facets of contemporary existentialism. The work in this show (completely devoid of color), investigates this darkness with a cold, removed conceptual distance.

based on the press release stuff, i believe i am most excited about Nick Van Woert’s work…
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Ghost
Plaster bust and plastic
2009

considering the numerous pictures of the undersides of the bust pieces on his website, it seems that Nick is most interested in documenting the depth and positive and negative space of the resulting puddle of plastic…
duo

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also this weekend is WHARTSCAPE!!
omg omg i have no tickets to any of this omg…
but the day time shows are not sold out…i dunno, we’re gonna play it by ear and see what lookin cute and trading cigarettes does for us…
on sunday night, HEIGHT is playing, and incidentally here is a new video of H and friends from Team G, pretty extra ordinary…
Vodpod videos no longer available.

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and since we’re on the subject of amazing friends, photographer Jonathon Kingsbury visited Nashville based Halcyon bike shop
and took some awesome pictures of some super duper custom bikessss….
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reminds me of pee wee’s big adventure or something…
see aaaaall the rest of them here…or check out elise’s favorites on the Halcyon website…..