Thursday, February 28, 2008

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

3 Leg Torso




We went to see 3 Leg Torso Friday night at the Getty center (who better have payed them well). If you ever get a chance to see them, GO! I love those guys! Such awesome performers, such great music. I've seen them twice now: a memorably awesome NYE performance in their native Portland, Oregon, and now at ultra-ritzy and snobby- I mean- reserved Getty Center in L.A. They rocked it, and hard. While few at the Getty had heard of 3 Leg Torso before, they were hooked by the end of the first song. And how could they not be? The band is so fun to watch, so awesome to hear, so wonderful to move to, you can almost taste the ribbon of joy which infuses their performance.
If you've only heard their albums, you're missing some of the fun. The between song banter and song set-ups are hillarious, I'll edit this later and tell you of a few of them.
I asked Gary Irvine the name of an instrument he used (other favorite instrument of the night: bird-call) but I've already forgotten- metal, water in the base with spires all around it? He said it was used in all the old scary movies... Wish I could remember the name...
And they promised to play in Illinois sometime!!! I told you they were great guys!

Friday, February 22, 2008

your new bicycle


Apologies, first off, to all my international friends who (rightfully) don't give a lick about American politics (usually neither do I).
While I'm a fan of Hillary Clinton, Barack Obmama left me a blog comment... and he folded my laundry... and saved his desert for me.
Fun site from Barack Obama is your new bicycle

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Ice-ness



We're to get hit with another ice storm tonight, right as I'm supposed to drive the 2 hours to St. Louis (to hop a plane for Daniel's in Southern California)... I'm so excited! I hate flying!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

dogwood branches



We all got hit with a ton of ice here last week, and though my yard faired much better than my friends' in Cobden, we still lost a lot of branches off trees. I spotted a big branch of the old dogwood down yesterday (I love that tree more than a person ought to love something like a tree) and decided the stems were pretty enough to put in a vase.

Monday, February 18, 2008

blame the robots



Another Robot Sunset's song Angels in Airplanes... because of my fondness of late for robot love... and my fondness of always for jack-o-lanterns and good music.

It puts the lotion in the basket



The GreensKeepers homage to Buffalo Bill (Silence of the Lambs' ficticious serial killer).

Sounds like the Talking Heads meets... something weird and experimental, like a naked performance of "Annie".

and they're from Chicago.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Snow Day





I watched that Holly tree fall this morning, as I was waking up after a phone call from Andy, telling me his icy woes... Very surreal. Especially how the one bird feeder is frozen in a semi-upright position.

I've been outside to break the ice off the bird feeder three times already, but I've seen almost all of the Southern Illinois songbirds, and a few very grateful fox squirrels. In one hour I saw purple finches, dark eyed junkos, blue jays, cardinals, black-capped chickadees, tufted tit-mice, a couple that are either fox sparrows or thrushes, and an immature mocking bird who instantly claimed the apple I put out.

My college canceled classes today and when I called my aunt at work and she told me just to stay home, so... I did. (and now you know why I posted three times today).

You try so hard it almost works


I don't know how I got to Prada's website, anything so expensive it doesn't have a price tag is beyond me (and probably cost more than my car... but not my laptop!)
Nonetheless, its a nice website and they have this short film called Trembled Blossoms that's quite pretty. Music by CocoaRosie... who, after being featured in Prada, can hopefully afford to fly me to their next show.
CocoaRosie sisters, are you listening? I see why you did it, Prada is just trying so hard to be cool and cutting edge its hard not to feel for them. And it almost works. But in my opinion, shoes should not cost more than a house in the Greek islands. But if you really, really want to send a pair to me... I guess that would be ok.

Amelia



yes, I started watching because it has the same name as my dog, but the film Amelia by Édouard Lock is stunning, from what I can discern from the 5 minute youtube clip. Makes me wish I had taken ballet and could dance as they dance.

and then I started thinking about how strong their toes must be... I bet they have really ugly feet under those ballet shoes.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Geese




Snow and Canadian Geese at the Wildlife refuge near Cape, should have gone again today but I wanted to get some work done... which I am not doing....

OK, I'm going to work now....

Thursday, February 07, 2008

oreilly is going to hell



Go to the bastard fairies website and download the CD for free, but make sure to tell someone else once you do.

Now I've told you and have properly reciprocated.

That felt good.

(Too bad we're all going to hell.)

;-)

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

cloud of birds



I took advantage of our unseasonably nice weather and went birding. Lovin' this shot, so the rest of you will probably not.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

trimac


my buddy's Amphilophus trimaculatus (three spot cichlid). check the pupil. this fish scares me.