Friday, April 24, 2009

re: new ipod=old music rediscovered

If something is real, it lasts - if not in body, then in relevance and mark.
Good lyrics are personal, political, singular and universal.
So these are good.

Here please forgive me
Could we escape all the bitterness piled upon bitterness
Held in the face of the things that I don't understand
Intellectualize over and over
This helplessness suits us
Funny how quiet has slipped to our corners
Worn all our edges away
You are watching breathing and baiting
Wanting and warming and cautiously waiting
For some simple signal to creep cross your conscience....
- St. Lawrence River, Little Songs David Usher

Monday, April 20, 2009

re: laugh 'til we cry: Jason Segal and Paul Rudd and Gideon and 420

This may be the funniest thing I've ever internetted:

reblogged from videogum:

Paul Rudd is on my list.

re: Coincidence?

Another installment of everyone's favourite game where we ask: Coincidence?

Me getting sick.

Three days off after finally completing a six day work week.

Several important events to attend this week.


re: cancers and capricorns or a letter to Henry Miller

Dear Henry,

I made a list of things you like

being racist (Tropic of Cancer)
collar buttons
being very racist (Tropic of Capricorn)
comparing oneself to Jesus
inanimate objects
olfactory descriptions
rye bread (sour)

and a list of things you are mesmerized by

all of the above and

Henry, are you a megalomaniac or have you made yourself a totem?


Thursday, April 9, 2009

re: commenting and following

There are at least 3 of you who follow me.

Not counting my grandparents (who I pretend don't read it or would not be able to talk to them without blushing).

So leave a comment or follow me so when I send potential employers to this site they see that this isn't just masturbation. Well, you know, or that people are watching it - which makes it porn, but people get famous from that who are way less talented than me so whatever.

(Hi Nana).


PS. You're right. My grandparents are totally counted in that three. As two separate people.

re: no one should watch the Watchmen

I finally saw Watchmen. So yes this is outdated and irrelevant.

But I was told to share this.
Here is an actual (approx) phone conversation I just had with Ms.Z

Me: So we saw Watchmen instead. It was awful. Just terrible.

Z: I liked it.

Me: No. No, you didn't.

Z: I mean I liked see the graphic novel come to life, the special effects, I liked that part of it.

Me: Well that's not liking it, that's liking the effects. I mean, I liked that too. But that doesn't make it a good movie. Like, as a whole object.

[Sputtering]The soundtrack alone was the most hamfisted, poorly conceived thing I've ever experienced. If the movie was good, I mean, it wasn't but even if it was, the soundtrack alone would have ruined it. Zack Snyder needs to do more than suck the creativity out of middling pieces of art and vomit it onto the screen. That would be good for him to stop.

Z: You should be paid to rant.

[Zofia's actual thought: You should be paid to rant about things that are completely irrelevant and help nobody by existing or being ranted about. which I would do. gladly. call me.]


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

re: Coincidence?

A new thing I'm trying - Coincidence?

I don't promise inspiration but I do promise coincidence presented without comment. It may be interesting, useful, fated or perhaps just a, well, you know.
Today I present:

The movie The Warriors.

Duddy Kravitz of The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler runs a "gang" called The Warriors.