Archive for October, 2007

our gaze

It is Halloween, and I’m staying in. I’ve had 3 Halloween this month. So let’s update this blog.

I went to the Laker’s season opener last night. It was really fun. Drank Newcastle in a can? We were in the Forbes VIP box, which had a much better view than last season’s box.

On my way home tonight, my Honda’s electrical system took a giant dump, right in the middle of a turn. Totally quit – I’m thinking its ignition. Had to wait an hour to get it towed back to my garage.

I have been completely obsessed with hoarding live GBV stuff lately. Unfortunately, I can’t afford a new computer right now, and my space is at a minimum. So I’ve been deleting albums off my computer like mad, as well as old pictures that I don’t care to ever see again. The GBV guys rule, and there are tons of live soundboard recordings and even 3 DVDs of Robert Pollard performances. All you’ll ever need is right here:

Guided By Voices Database

Disarm the Settlers forum

needmoresongs Bittorrent tracker

What else.. what else. Doing a massive record hunt this weekend: Amoeba, House of Records, etc. Better clear out that bag. Looks like I’ll be taking my Vespa if I can’t get the electrical fixed.

Tomorrow night I’m having Zombiefest 2008 with Lindsey. Return of the Living Dead!


October 31, 2007 at 9:34 pm

eff Halloween…

Robert Pollard turned 50 today.

Image Credit

Gold, baby.

October 31, 2007 at 4:01 pm 4 comments

In lieu of any original content:

I just link to other stuff!

Top ten motorcycle trips in the country

October 29, 2007 at 9:51 am

Live Transmission

I saw Control last night. We got to the theatre a little later than expected, and there was a line to the end of the block. When we got in, the only two seats together were at the very front left. Yikes. It was very close.

The movie was amazing. I can’t wait to see it again. At times it feels like a documentary – it looks (and sounds) like Ian Curtis is singing up there. After the first Joy Division song, someone in the audience cheered. It was great. Sam Riley played Curtis like wet dynamite.. smoldering and sizzling and ready to explode.

It also doesn’t make any sense – as suicides never do. Ian Curtis was only 23 before he hung himself, a little too old to still have that adolescent confusion about love and way too young to be so disenchanted with life that they only way to deal with it is to end it. All our great musicians are dead…

I recommend you go see Control right away, if it is playing in your city. It ends tonight in Los Angeles, but on November 1st The Future is Unwritten is finally playing at the Nuart. I am so effing excited that I almost peed my pants when the trailer came on (maybe it was because of the two glasses of water, the Sunshine shake, and the extreme nervousness).

I’ve been listening to that old Joy Division bootleg I have lately. A lot of the songs performed during the movie reminded me of those demos. Songs bent from wire and glass.

October 25, 2007 at 2:00 pm 1 comment

Woke up this morning..

and got my bike out of the garage, and there was ash all over it.

Southern California is burning and it is awful.

Out mailman is not picking up our mail and I haven’t received my records. I guess I should report him, but will that result in him being even lazier? I guess it is worth the chance, since I lost two records that were about 30 bucks.

The pumpkin carving party was awesome.

Oh man, these blog posts are getting pretty bad. Time to regroup.

October 24, 2007 at 10:31 am

Joy Division x2

Going to see Control on wednesday.

I’ve been excited to see this movie since I originally heard of it many months ago!

Review afterward?

October 22, 2007 at 4:17 pm 1 comment

laff riots

I woke up this morning at 7:40! I was thirsty! Instead of getting up and being productive, I watched these comedy gems on youtube. Andy Kaufman is my hero!!!!!!!!! 

I hate stand up, and I love Andy Kaufman.

October 20, 2007 at 8:45 am 1 comment

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