Tuesday, April 26, 2011
I've recently been revisiting this album, too. It's just been feeling timely. I feel sad that this happened. So let's watch the world turn Day-Glo.
I remember the first time I heard this track. It was off the Punk You! compilation (I know, it's a little funny). I was like 14 or 15. It blew my mind because it was so loud and great coming out of my boombox. I couldn't yell that loud anywhere, ever. I had an electric guitar but whenever I plugged it in someone told me to turn it down. (SUCKS TO YOU GUYS NOW, ha ha.)
Monday, April 25, 2011
This is why there was nothing for you there.
You answer and demand an answer, your huge
Start con. Cat snort.
Something bigger can make you more invisible.
A bigger sunburn.
Be a bat diamond
Guano on the curtains
Then say Hey artifice is not a thing
Poring over the picture of yourself
This is for me
Artifice is like pouring
An entire milkshake down your front:
Ostentation ---------- Genuineness
Attention so ---------- Nine genuses
Taste notion ---------- Geese in nuns
Notation set ---------- See nine guns
No-atone tits----------Ensue, ensign
Tell everyone about your pee jar
Before you leave
Make sure they know it was a gallon jar
Your uniform pulled up
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
I also love all their costuming. I think music is drama, and costumes enhance it. They look a little bit Victorian (lots of white underclothes a la Rasputina in the nineties), a little bit metal (white face paint). I couldn't get into "real" metal ever because it didn't seem to play with aesthetic as much; it seemed somehow unironic in its adoption of black spikes and demon imagery. Unironic as in: lacking a layer of depth. But this feels appropriate, and I can get behind it.
Frykdahl is also in Faun Fables with Dawn McCarthy. Also great costuming, elements of perfomance art, but overall mfor the pale white morning when it's raining and everyone you love is far away.
In other, awesome, poetry news: Juliet Cook is doing a massive promo in her Etsy shop for the month of April. And Gina from Birds of Lace has a new title out - Perhaps a Girl Elsewhere by Adam Strauss. Get to buying some books.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
I had a birthday and for my birthday we cooked amazing food at Casa Rohin and Eve. N took over the arepa cooking process with remarkable patience (as per usual, bless him) while I fussed around chopping and generally agonizing. We made margaritas. We put Bobby in a garment bag. We droned a single note for minutes at a time. It was really, really fun.
And I did kind of find out I have the most amazing friends ever. Rohin, who sometimes features a little segment on his blog called What Niina Said, took all these Gchat quotes and mailed them to Colin, one of the fellas at PoetryToMusic, who then in crafted it into an amazing, catchy, vaguely piraty hit single. (The refrain is a dramatic "Niina hits our hearts with a pickaxe; finds mineral deposits.")
And somehow mindtroll obtained & presented me with Viktor Luna's amazing monarch coat from last spring (number 10 on the page).* I was unbelievably moved. Really, I am not one to brag about swag I get but god! These people are so cool! And they're my friends!
Then we played a show on Saturday, and in honor of Wiz Khalifa (not really), my outfit was black and yellow. There's supposed to be video at some point, which I'll link when it happens.
Here are some links so I don't seem like a big fat braggart brat who can't stop talking about how awesome her life is.
- "...[v]isual culture cannibalizes itself so intensely and seems a little backward no matter how well done." Carrie Leilam Love on the death of the icon at Ironing Board Collective.
- Also, these are very good: a list of slang terms from Flapper Magazine. I'd like to promote the "cat's particulars" as a really pleasing sounding word combo, and I don't really enjoy being Edisoned, so cut it out!
*Yeah the bodysuit comes with it, and yeah it looks alarming on my giant butt, BUT SO AWESOME.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
- Christie Ann Reynolds at Small Doggies Magazine.
- "Asian Vampire Sensuality and Other Problems": Bhanu Kapil's essay on Harriet about writing the diasporic body.
- "Merry Widow" by Gina Abelkop at Action, Yes. "Triple rich nightmare." So good.
Yesterday, I read that Tad Friend piece about Anna Faris in the New Yorker (blog about it here) that everyone was on about. I did like the way the people quoted (on and off the record) were pretty frank about the systemic sexism in the screenwriting industry (for a woman to be likeable and to deserve good things for the rest of the film, she has to be humiliated & broken within 15 minutes of its beginning; The House Bunny is considered empowering; if you want a good role, you have to get your friends to write one for you, and it will have a limited budget, and you will have to pitch it 19 times). So it's a good, long article and Anna seems really cool in it. But why, with TNY's woman problem, did they get a dude to write it? Just curious.
Also, I really want to see this movie (and not just because parts of it were filmed in Finland, though that did originally catch my eye). I'd like to see it to be able to comment on the *~*~*CoMPLeX*~*~* father(or father-figure)-daughter relationship that seems to be bubbling up as a film trope lately. (Sophia Coppola, Coen Bros, that movie Kick-Ass, etc.)
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Hey, a fruit cup is just fruit in a cup! I am happy and wearing the clothes to match it (shape and pattern). And the large and splendid heart of my love for poetry has many rooms; these have passed through lately! : : : : :
- Kristin Hatch on Transom says this about Detroit. (Rohin, it matches what you said in that one blog post I can't find now. You need a search option, and you should also try these poems.) "There's some kind of pornographic schadenfreude with the empty building photos [of Detroit] that keep getting press. And I think it's wack when some editor somewhere is like 'Yeah, I'm gonna go ahead and declare the death of the Motor City! That'll sell big!' It feels dishonest and sleazy and like someone just called your mama a bad name." Read The Need for Aged Buildings, whose last stanza is just whoah.
- "Postcard" by Mike Stutzman at Bittering Agent. I am a big Mike fan and he's doing 30x30 again this year (something I do not have time for!). This poem reads quotidian and wondrous and wistful at once.
Also why don't you come see my band mindtroll on Saturday, 9th April, at Goodbye Blue Monday? Since it's already all over the internet, I would be lying if I said I wasn't turning old that day. We love you. Come listen to our screams.
Also, I huddled up with my beloved and some epic chips and dip and watched The Shining the other day. It reminded me to look up Gina's Shelley Duvall post. God, her outfits are so good in that film. Don't you guys think she could fit into hipster Williamsburg like right now, with her bug-eyes? Don't you think she would look epic in some red skinny jeans? I love the blazer-turtleneck-skirt. Very spindly women can rock this appropriately.And I wonder what would happen I tried to recreate this eye fashion for the weekend.