Saturday, August 30, 2003

I'm on Standby

It's kinda funny how I am off every other weekend, but never have plans on those weekends, but the weekends I have to work, everyone wants to make plans with me. Not that there is a dearth of things to do (well, only sort of, I guess...after all, it is Long Island), but sometimes I feel so dead that I don't wanna do exciting things. You all know how much I love going to shows and stuff, but lately, I haven't been so keen on going to see shows on my off-nights as much as I used to. I rarely get to just chill out with one or two of you guys or my friends who don't read this, and watch a movie or something. Or go bowling. It would be major fun to just have some people around to hang out and watch a marathon of Mr. Show on DVD or something (season three just came home with Matt last night), even Mystery Science Theater 3000 for those with longer attention spans. When I move next door, at least once a month, some of you bastards have to come over and watch DVDs with me. I mean it. Oh, and the weekend of the 12th and 13th, be available. Gonna have a little shindig for my 30th. The Mendoza Line and Elk City are playing Sin-é on the 13th (saturday night), so maybe some of us can go to that. So maybe Friday night should be my shindig. I might need help plannning it then. Or, maybe you should organize a surprise party for me on the 16th, when I will take off work for my birthday (well, I have to ask my supervisor still, but he better let me off). Just throwing ideas out there into the void...into the ha ha ha.

Had a fun Borders & crApplebees night last night with Will, Meg, Praveen, Mike, Shannon, Lane and others. Learned a synonym for the Taint (see Episode #406) while at Borders (I was the eager reference dork sent on the mission to discover the meaning of the word perenium. Perhaps I should post that to the Come Down messageboard to resuscitate the dormant Word of the Day thread). I then proceeded to not order a coffee there. Sergei just told me I was sick with crazy in my blood and should get to a hospital right away, as it is not like me to not order a coffee at Borders.

Bought some new music for the first time in a while. Just the act of shopping for music felt good. Usually I go into Borders and get a coffee and read or write (or just chat, if I'm with a friend), but I haven't really looked at the cds in a while. Just haven't been in the mood. But last night, I caught glimpse of a Felt reissue (import on Cherry Red Records) and got excited, like the big pretentious indie record nerd I am, and noticed another Felt reissue cd (they had both the first and second reissue cds...score!), and then I found a new Damien Jurado ep on a spanish label that contains a 764-HERO cover. Then I saw the sign for "Buy 4, Get the 5th Free" and couldn't say no. So I dug through the rack containing reissues of Cocteau Twins, Fugazi, Pixies, etc...and decided to pick up the Pixies at the BBC. I rounded it all off with the new Grandaddy cd, Sumday. I'm listening to it now, for the second spin in a row. I fucking love Grandaddy. While there, I had seen a cd by a band called Stephen Hero and was immediately curious. After all, it is on my list of favorite books, even though Cerrone thinks it makes me capital-P Pretentious, since it is the early draft of James Joyce's Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man. Read them both yourself, and tell me Stephen Hero isn't more engaging and interesting. I triple dog dare ya. However, I wasn't ready to buy a $15.99 cd with no information whatsoever. A sure sign of old age setting upon me...but I came home and checked the website, and discovered it is the new project of former Kitchens of Distinction singer/bassist Patrick Fitzgerald. And I just loved I downloaded some mp3s from his website, and will probably go buy the cd with my 10% off coupon. Go coupons!

Alright, i'm gonna make some last minute "Hey, ya wanna chill and watch a movie?" phone calls. Booyaka.

current mood: On Standby
current music: Grandaddy - Sumday CD

Thursday, August 28, 2003

Gee, Looks like I am a pretentious Indie Asshole. Ha ha

Gee, Looks like I am a pretentious Indie Asshole. Ha ha. Go figure. Then again, the foolio who designed this quiz really likes Emo...but not as much as he likes record players. Oh, and I'm sorry, but why would anyone lump the Faint and Hot Hot Heat together or think that either of them suck? I dunno. They also lump GBV, Built to Spill and My Bloody Valentine in one category. I like all five, but I don't feel that the first two should get lumped in with the catch all "and anything 'dancy.'" Whatever. I guess I really am a pretentious indie rock asshole after all. Ha ha ha. So bite me.

I hate conor oberst
you are a pretentious indie asshole. you piss off
everybody but other pretentious indie assholes.
you suck extremely hard and only listen to
stuff on pitchfork media. fuck you.

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Monday, August 25, 2003

Sergei informs me that he has seen Eraserhead, although he missed the first 15 minutes. I think you need to watch those 15 minutes, Cap'n. Heh heh. It's all love, really. Okay, shower time.

Booyaka 2: Electric Boogaloo

My brother made some cool-ass Erasherhead stickers with this crazy sticker maker you can get from Michael's for ten bucks or something. I'm trying to figure out where to put the stickers I want. I fucking love Eraserhead, and I still can't believe Jack Nance is dead. I'm willing to wager that Sergei hasn't even seen Eraserhead. How about it Sergei? You know what I'm thinking? My birthday is in a few weeks, and I'm turning thirty. That's a big one. I would really love to get the DVD of Eraserhead, which is available only on David Lynch's website. I know that $39.95 (plus shipping and handling) is a lot of dough to plunk down, but it IS Eraserhead, fully cleaned and restored. I know that I come off as a pretentious dipwad for saying so, but I really think that it is one of my top 5 favorite films. Bottom line: if you love me, buy me Eraserhead on DVD. Thank you for your support.

Sleep time is now.

<3 J-Ro