Wednesday, October 28, 2009

New Interest

I added breast pockets to the Interest section on my profile only because there isn't a section called Necessities. Check it out!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Thomas McGuane, Tennessee Williams, and James Kirkwood ca. 1975, at Louie's Backyard in Key West

''In Oakland, he saw slum children sword fighting on a slag heap. In Palo Alto, a puffy fop in bursting jodhpurs shouted from the door of a luxurious stable, 'My horse is soiled!' While one chilly evening in Union Square he listened to a wild-eyed young woman declaim that she had seen delicate grandmothers raped by Kiwanis zombies, that she had seen Rotarian blackguards bludgeoning Easter bunnies in a coal cellar, that she had seen Irving Berlin buying an Orange Julius in Queens.''

- Thomas Mcguane, Bushwhacked Piano (1971)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Third Act Twist

Story I’m writing has one of these.


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Movie at Nine

“The Movie at Nine, more than the usual basketball epic, was a story of transcendent courage on the part of the gallant but doomed LA Lakers, as they struggled under hellish and subhuman conditions at Boston Garden against an unscrupulous foe, hostile referees, and fans whose behavior might have shamed their mothers had their mothers not been right there, screaming epithets, ruining Laker free throws, sloshing beer on their children in moments of high emotion, already. To be fair, the producers had tried their best to make the Celtics look good. Besides Sidney Poitier as KC Jones, there was Paul McCartney, in his first acting role, as Kevin McHale, with Sean Penn as Larry Bird. On the Laker side were Lou Gossett Jr. as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Douglas as Pat Riley and Jack Nicholson as himself.”

— From Vineland by Thomas Pynchon

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Coincidence, I think not

A Pavement song is used as the headline for an article on Rush Limbaugh, the same day it's announced that they are starting their world tour here.

Coincidence, I think not

A Pavement song is used as the headline for an article about Rush Limbaugh on the same day it's announced that they are starting their world tour here.

Friday, October 09, 2009

New Built To Spill doesn't suck...

...a return to form after a decade long hiatus. Warm and mature gooey gobs of tumescent masturbatory guitar wankery. Did I mention mature? just finished the Moviegoer (weird little existential book) and every short story Yates has written. Try to get your hands on the short story "Saying Goodbye to Sally" (Liars In Love collection). 40 pages of Yates doing Nathaniel West better than West. Picking up Lethem's Chronic City on Tuesday.
We booked our trip last Monday. Tsunami warning was issued on Tuesday. The islands know that we are coming.

- email from H

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Malkmoosa’s Revenge

For the sake of posterity t'would be remiss not to disclose my recent volcanic bought of gastronomical disorder that erupted on the eve of the gold-shitter himself's visit, Stevie M and the Jicks rocking our shores. I shriveled up like a shrink-wrapped twinkie on a bonfire, a human stain boogying down like a diarrheic clown in Melbourne and then on to Adelaide subsisting on dry biscuits and the odd cookie crumb. We fled South Australia for Port Campbell in a robust rental the day after.

Anything less than muscular than the Henry Ford Falcon and we would have hydroplaned into a ditch as the rain was operating at plague proportions. I drove the leg that got us way off-track, but op shop serendipity came a-calling and I wouldn’t have procured a beautiful-fitting jacket and shirt without taking a wrong turn to that remote outpost.

On Sunday me and my new jacket, now freshly dry cleaned, got shat on big-time by a seagull and this is after I spent three hours waiting to get into the Dali thing — I mean who waits three hours to get in to anything anymore? If I had known it was going to take that long I would have walked. I’m sort of happy I stuck around, I only wish I had brought something to read. Three hours is a long time to be alone with your thoughts.

- photos de campo

Monday, October 05, 2009

The rare write-up that is factually accurate

New Estate gig this Saturday @ Cobra

Since 2002 and via three stunning albums and numerous EPs and remarkable, intense live shows around Australia , the quartet forever to be known as New Estate has been acknowledged far and wide as a miracle of modern life.

Marc Reguiero-McKelvie, also known as Popolice; Mia Schoen, she formerly of bands as diverse as Perth’s Sleepy Township, Melbourne’s Huon, and Flagstaff Arizona’s Possum Moods; Larry G, of Brunswick Savers and new man on the rig Toby Dutton (ex-Flywheel), add up to a whole greater than the sum of its parts.

New Estate, with the Inevitable Orbit and Sun of Clark, will blow you away at the Cobra Bar (the cocktail bar upstairs @ The Tote) this Saturday, 10 October. $7. 9pm.