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Sunday, February 17th, 2008
9:52 pm
I never write on this and I doubt I'm still on anyone's friends list, but Amanda did it for me, so rule number 7 compels me...

Comment please, and I will:

1. Tell you why I friended you.
2. Associate you with something - fandom, a song, a color, a photo, a word etc.
3. Tell you something I like about you.
4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
5. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
6. Tell you my favorite user pic of yours.
7. In return, you must post this in your LJ

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Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005
3:20 pm - So I became a punk in my sleep
What does it say that first thing upon waking I had a pervasive urge to shoplift A People's History of the United States from Borders?

I've an inexplicable butt rash and I just saw the colorized eyes of Klaus Kinski (brrr)

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Sunday, November 20th, 2005
11:25 pm - my five simple pleasures
Fine, none of ya'll fuckers wanna tag me? I'll tag myself.

My five simple pleasures are
1. clean, matching socks
2. pissing in the shower
3. using good penmanship on forms (for example my jury summons questionarre)
4. good-natured salacity
5. Juvenile's voice

I tag skullcakeand patrick dean

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Wednesday, November 9th, 2005
5:40 pm - I have commandeered Emily's LJ.
First I stalked her. Then I guessed her LJ password. Now I am going to ruin her life...
Hey Emily's Friends--You're all a bunch of smelly hippy-farts and krusty-punk bungflaps.

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Friday, September 23rd, 2005
7:34 pm
My interests list is horribly out of date, but I didn't want to miss out on the fun

LJ Interests meme results



  1. bikes:
    actually haven't had a bike in awhile. The one I borrowed, broke, repaired, and eventually purchased from Javier was sold to a one-armed neighborhood kid for a buck and some change.
  2. creative non-fiction:
    I have not read too many good examples of this. I think I like it in theory.
  3. dictionaries:
    I consult one almost daily. I used to think the OED with magnifying glass was the ultimate, but now in my less pretentious old age, I don't think the world is big enough to necessitate that many words. If I had a lot of money, I would like to own lots of reference books, including at least 6 English dictionaries.
  4. german expressionism:
    see user icon. This not-fully-developed interest was fostered when I was in high school and they still played movies at the Flicker bar. Once I kept out a hardbacked book of German Expressionist art from the public library for, like, 18 months.
  5. l.m. leathers and son:
    formerly-spooky office building/warehouse across from 666 pulaski, abandoned, but always a mysterious vehicle, a single second-story light on, right by the train tracks. Now remodeled for trendy living spaces, or some BS.
  6. lisa carver:
    self-absorbed, petty and disturbing at times but also honest and suprisingly insighful and definitely more alive than most. Rollerderby is certainly the most entertaining and readable zine I've encountered, like being at a party (albeit an awkward party)
  7. mental "illness":
    ew, I was hoping this one wouldn't pop up, as it's the most embarassing, especially my use of quotation marks. Still, I'm interested in how people figure out how to deal with their brains.
  8. naked ladies:
    not much needs to be said, but this interest seems to have increased
  9. pulaski street:
    the first part of Athens to capture my heart. Lived there for three years. So many Pulaski St memories: the deliverance house, the half-way house, the secret garden that goes down to the creek (hanging out there with Matt Gragg & Chelsea & Laird during snow day, making out with Matthew on that hammock + many solitary times), excess foliage, hanging out with Owen Staley and Katherine & Klon when they first got together, finally venturing into Stan Mullins shangri-la, Molly from DialAmerica, going to a party at my old house & it still having the weird smell, the mysterious cucumber odor in the summer, TEA OLIVE TREES, trains
  10. smith-corona:
    I have three or four models, all defunct now. I used to take great pride in them, and go out of my way to find the ribbons and cartridges.


Enter your LJ user name, and 10 interests will be selected from your interest list.



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Tuesday, August 30th, 2005
12:27 pm - posted mostly to horrify Skullcake
Just when you thought you were sick of the Krush Girls/DJ Cut-a-Rug, etc.


Oh man

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Monday, August 29th, 2005
12:49 pm
1. ONE OF YOUR SCARS, HOW DID YOU GET IT?
There are several scars on my right elbow pit that I got after I crashed a bike with (unbeknownst to me) no brakes into a briar patch. The bike was loaned to me by my first boyfriend, Laremy Grimm.

2. WHAT IS ON THE WALLS IN YOUR ROOM?
an Irene Moon flier, a picture of Bradford Cox, a picture Bradford took of CNN and a picture Adam Jackson took of the Zipper

3. WHAT DOES YOUR CELL PHONE LOOK LIKE?
suck me

4. WHAT MUSIC DO YOU LIKE TO LISTEN TO?
that lovely lady lumps song

5. DO YOU KNOW WHAT TIME YOU WERE BORN?
12:06 pm

6. WHAT DO YOU WANT MORE THAN ANYTHING RIGHT NOW?
palak paneer

7. WHAT/WHO DO YOU MISS AT TIMES?
Dave Doodyette, Ethan of course

8. WHAT IS YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION?
my stereo receiver

9. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SMELL?
yearbooks, sulfurous rain, sticky weed (even though I don't smoke it)

10. DO YOU GET CLAUSTROPHOBIC?
metaphorically

11. IF YOU DIED TOMORROW:
all anyone would remember about me would be my belches

12. THE LAST PERSON TO MAKE YOU CRY?
one of the usual suspects, probably

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE COLOGNE / PERFUME?
man, I don't know, but there is this one out there. I was smellin it on Saturday

14. WHAT KIND OF HAIR DO YOU LIKE ON THE OPPOSITE SEX?
is Braid Troll of the opposite sex?

15. WHERE CAN YOU SEE YOURSELF BEING PROPOSED TO AT?
over the phone

16. DO YOU LIKE PORN?
yes, but why do they have to light it that way??!

17. WHAT ARE YOUR FIVE FAVORITE MOVIES?
booooring

18. WHERE CAN YOU SEE YOURSELF GOING FOR YOUR HONEYMOON?
somewhere grubby and tropical where I would probably get robbed

19. WHO IS THE LAST PERSON YOU MADE MAD?
probably Aaron

20. DO YOU SPEAK A DIFFERENT LANGUAGE?
no

21. WHAT WAS THE FIRST GIFT SOMEONE EVER GAVE YOU (OF THE OPPOSITE SEX)?
I don't know, but I really did get one of those gas station roses w/attached bear

22. WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE SINGER(s)?
Travis Hallenbeck

23. FAVORITE BAND(s)?
Shut the fuck up.

24. WHAT KIND OF BOOKS DO YOU LIKE TO READ?
pop Cognitive Science books, contemporary short stories

25. FAVORITE DESSERT?
tiramisu (sp)

26. HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR COFFEE?
sweet and pale enough so as not to be coffee, that or espresso (I am such a borderline personality)

27. WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE?
I don't know, but I hate Monty Python quotes

28. WOULD YOU FALL IN LOVE KNOWING THAT THE PERSON IS LEAVING?
that's pretty much the only way I would fall in love

29. WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO TELL SOMEONE HOW MUCH THEY MEAN TO YOU?
I don't know, try not to dick them around

30. SAY A NUMBER FROM ONE TO A HUNDRED:
no

31. BLONDES, REDHEADS OR BRUNETTES?
black is the color of my true love's hair

32. WHAT IS THE ONE NUMBER YOU CALL OFTEN?
201-6480

33. WHAT ANNOYS YOU MOST?
drunk sorority girls who say "pimpin'"

34. HAVE YOU EVER DONE A PRANK CALL?
not well

35. WHO IS YOUR CURRENT CRUSH?
Chelsea

36. WHAT IS YOUR WORST FEAR?
that hell is real. there ya go

37. SAY SOMETHING TO SOMEONE YOU HAVEN'T SEEN/TALKED TO IN AWHILE:
why, why, WHY??

38. HAVE YOU EVER SAID "I LOVE YOU" AND NOT MEANT IT?
I'd like to say no, but maybe.

39. WHAT WERE YOU DOING BEFORE YOU FILLED OUT THIS SURVEY?
popping knuckles, working.

40. IF YOU COULD GET PLASTIC SURGERY, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
I'll wait to answer this till after my disfiguring accident

41. WHY DID YOU FILL OUT THIS SURVEY?
I'm at work.

42. WHAT DO YOU LIKE ON YOUR PIZZA?
garlic

43. WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF ALCOHOL BECAME ILLEGAL?
buy it illegally

44. WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY?
too late, assholes

45. WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF IT SUDDENLY STARTED RAINING BLOOD?
I will leave Matthew's answer
"Well, the sensible part of me would be thinking along these lines: Is this really blood? Assume that it is, there is too much to be human blood because this had to have taken a long time to set up and everyone would have heard about a blood bank theft or a slaughter of this magnitude, therefore this must not be human blood. It's probably cattle blood then, that's pretty gross. A stunt like this requires a lot of connections, a large amount of organization, lots of funding, and a motive. Now there's only one group I can think of who fits all those qualifications and is crazy enough to try this... PETA. Wtf PETA?"

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Friday, July 29th, 2005
7:03 pm - what the FUCK
Athens is really starting to suck shit

"The Rondavel property and 1140 Prince aren't the only lots getting attention right now in the block of Prince from Nacoochee Avenue to Park Avenue. ARMC has recently acquired a wooded, gullied lot between Park and Hiawassee Avenues, directly behind the Eckerd drug store on Prince and adjacent to the Rondavel property. Carl Nichols says the hospital hopes to use the lot as a conveniently located "mechanism" to receive the expected 600 truckloads of dirt to be excavated from beneath the hospital's parking deck, where plans are to add two more levels "rather than going vertical with the parking deck."

By filling the gullied lot with excavated dirt, says Nichols, the hospital might create "a usable piece of land down the road for us or for somebody else."

This idea, too, raises eyebrows with the neighbors. Melissa Link, who lives on Hiawassee Avenue, sees the wooded lot as an important visual and aural buffer for the neighborhood from the traffic and commercial zone of Prince Avenue.

There is also a stream running through the lot, which would have to be piped if the lot were to receive fill dirt from across the street. Neighbors wonder if this kind of change in the landscape is warranted. Here too they feel that community-wide participation might help find better solutions to land-use questions. Link wonders if the Rondavel property could be used for fill dirt rather than parked cars, leaving the topography and the trees in the wooded lot alone. "I find it hard to believe that we can't find enough temporary parking somewhere else along Prince," she says."

from flagpole

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Wednesday, June 15th, 2005
1:42 pm
Owl
103% Beast
You are an owl. You are a cultured person and probably have some good close friends. People should be wary not to anger you as you will attack.




My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:


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You scored higher than 53% on variable 1
Link: The What Woodland Creature Are You Test written by dustyowl on Ok Cupid

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Friday, June 3rd, 2005
1:53 pm
OMG, my paycheck is, like, hundreds of dollars more than I thought it would be!!!! Maybe I will not have to move out of my smelly smelly house afterall!!

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Wednesday, June 1st, 2005
9:08 pm - confidential to rossangeles:
whoever used the computer before me googled "greg collins"

also, jorge's ringtone on his cellphone is the saved by the bell theme. He was singing it as "saved by the tubular bell"

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Tuesday, May 31st, 2005
7:41 pm - that's right

"The Way I Am" - nothing about you is
fake, you're your own person no matter who you
piss off or annoy.


Which Eminem Song Are You?
brought to you by Quizilla

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Saturday, May 28th, 2005
11:03 am
1. Does all bottled water taste the same to you?
No! I really only like Crystal Geyser

2. Do you wear shoes when you hang around the house or do you barefoot it?
shoes, because my floor is kinda of dirty (hmm..maybe that's why)

3. If money was no object, where would you go out to eat tonight?
an Indian restaurant in Atlanta

4. List all the things on your bathroom counter without looking.
pliers, razors...?

5. Turn around and look behind you, what do you see?
Jorge

6. (This is not a question I want to read.) thanks, matthew

7. If you could invent a new flavor of soda what would it be?
pomegranate

8. What's the first section you usually go to when you go to Walmart?
underwear or office supplies

9. When is the last time you had a haircut?
August! not counting all the crappy bang cuts I've given myself.

10. What kind of shampoo is in your shower right now?
runny terribly low, actually...a tiny sample bottle from the Westin which is surprisingly good-smelling, like neroli...I got it in Boston when me and my sister went with these nutty West Indian guys to the 26th floor of their hotel room (there were two story indoor waterfalls in the lobby! yes, I'm easily had)... there were all sorts of enticing goodies laying around the room, with price tags. Of course they are counting on you being in a festive enough mood not to notice that, so you just crack everything open and pay for it later. For example, I shit you not, $6 bottled water (refer to first question).

11. How fast can you type on the keyboard?
about 55- 60 wpm

12. What time is it?
11: 18 am

13. What time do you wish it was?
this is fine

14. Did you get enough sleep last night?
Not really.

15. What's the worst fashion trend going on right now in your opinion?
full, below the knee skirts with flip-flops...it's not even particularly egregious, just boring

16. Who is your favorite family member?
hmmm...

17. If there were no exotic species laws, what kind of pet would you get?
chimp

18. If applicable, what kind of video games do you play?
galaga, tetris

20. What's your GPA?
psh!

21. What do you wish it was?
4.0

22. If you could do anything you wanted to today what would it be?
go the j & j and buy raps cds, jewelry and Philipino food, hang out with Dave, put on some kind of performance that would actually be cool

23. Can you lick your elbow?
yes, but ultimately it only makes it more dry

24. Can you put your leg behind your head?
if I break something

25. Do you crack your knuckles?
yes, and I have a special method

26. Favorite brand of chapstick:
lipsmackers!

27. Least favorite food:
kettle corn

28. Bubble baths or showers?
both

31. Are you allergic to anything?
probably mold

32. Are you an upfront person
not really

33. Have you ever flashed anyone?
yes

Besides your doctor, has anyone seen you naked?
yes

35. What kind of gum is your favorite?
this little orange Japanese gum that comes in a cute square box...can't remember the brand

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Monday, May 23rd, 2005
7:17 pm - interminable work shift
Irene Dunne
You scored 43 damepoints!
You are the innocent and vulnerable, yet undeniably strong-minded, Irene Dunne. People underestimate you, and you're one of Hollywood's greatest near-forgotten actors. Yet whenever you're around, we remember why we love you so much! You're charming and endlessly endearing, unfailingly kind, and a perfect partner or best friend to anyone.

Essential filmography:
My Favorite Wife
Love Affair
The Awful Truth

See all possible results!
Rosalind Russell
Myrna Loy
Irene Dunne
Barbara Stanwyck
Katharine Hepburn
Lauren Bacall
Bette Davis
Joan Crawford





My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:


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Link: The Hollywood Grand Dame Test written by vicious-trollop on OkCupid Free Online Dating


Heartbeat Away
Well now, let's take a looksee...


You have found yourself in the oddest category this test has! Quite an achievement!


You love and lust just like I do. That's fantastic! You don't like the same movies, but who cares, and you live a little differently from how I do. I wonder how differently? Maybe you were one question away from being a really, really close match with me? Think you might have been? Do I sound like the kind of guy you'd like to hang around with? Drop me a line, let me know! I'd love to take one of your tests, if you have any...





My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:


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You scored higher than 99% on lifestyle

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You scored higher than 99% on movies

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You scored higher than 99% on sexual

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You scored higher than 99% on fetish
Link: The Compatibility with DaveBrubeck Test written by DaveBrubeck on Ok Cupid

Taco Bell
You scored and 70 % greasiness!
You march to your own drum. An independent thinker, you don't worry about what other people are doing. Though your hygiene may be questionable, you know that a little "latin love" will make it all good.




My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:


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You scored higher than 79% on greasiness
Link: The What Fast Food Chain Are You Test written by quickfingers82 on Ok Cupid

Schoolyard Bully
You are 28% Rational, 57% Extroverted, 71% Brutal, and 42% Arrogant.
You are the Schoolyard Bully! You focus more on feelings than rationality, and thus tend to be driven by your emotions. You are probably easy to anger or annoy, for instance. You are also an extrovert who wouldn't mind having a lot of attention, although you may not always get it. Another character trait you possess is your brutality, manifested by the fact that you tend to be aggressive and do not care about the well-being of others. Also, you exhibit signs of humility, leading one to conlude that you are actually insecure, because very few people are truly humble AND brutal. Thus, like any schoolyard bully, you seek constant attention for yourself and have no issues with administering beatings because you are quite emotional and easy to upset. Not only that, but your insecurity may be a prime motivation for your brutality. As psychologists have noted, most schoolyard bullies only pick on others because they have a negative self-image. This could possibly be true of you. In short, your personality defects are your brutality, extroversion, irrationality, and your possible insecurity. Go pick on someone your own size!


To put it less negatively:

1. You are more INTUITIVE than rational.

2. You are more EXTROVERTED than introverted.

3. You are more BRUTAL than gentle.

4. You are more HUMBLE than arrogant.


Compatibility:

Your exact opposite is the Haughty Intellectual. (Bullies like to beat up nerds, after all.)

Other personalities you would probably get along with are the Bitch-Slap, the Capitalist Pig, and the Class Clown.

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If you scored near fifty percent for a certain trait (42%-58%), you could very well go either way. For example, someone with 42% Extroversion is slightly leaning towards being an introvert, but is close enough to being an extrovert to be classified that way as well. Below is a list of the other personality types so that you can determine which other possible categories you may fill if you scored near fifty percent for certain traits.

The other personality types:

The Emo Kid: Intuitive, Introverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Starving Artist: Intuitive, Introverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Bitch-Slap: Intuitive, Introverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Brute: Intuitive, Introverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

The Hippie: Intuitive, Extroverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Televangelist: Intuitive, Extroverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Schoolyard Bully: Intuitive, Extroverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Class Clown: Intuitive, Extroverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

The Robot: Rational, Introverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Haughty Intellectual: Rational, Introverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Spiteful Loner: Rational, Introverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Sociopath: Rational, Introverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

The Hand-Raiser: Rational, Extroverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Braggart: Rational, Extroverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Capitalist Pig: Rational, Extroverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Smartass: Rational, Extroverted, Brutal, Arrogant.





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You scored higher than 87% on Brutality

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You scored higher than 44% on Arrogance
Link: The Personality Defect Test written by saint_gasoline on OkCupid Free Online Dating

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6:05 pm - I'm not sure what the point is...
Bold the ones you've seen

Melinda and Melinda (2004) ---really good!
Anything Else (2003) ---walked out of the theater during the last 10-20 minutes because I really gave that little of a fuck
Hollywood Ending (2002)
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)
Small Time Crooks (2000)
Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
Celebrity (1998)
Deconstructing Harry (1997)
Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
Husbands and Wives (1992)
Shadows and Fog (1992)
Alice (1990)
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
New York Stories (1989) (segment "Oedipus Wrecks")
Another Woman (1988)
September (1987)
Radio Days (1987)
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
Zelig (1983)
A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)
Stardust Memories (1980)
Manhattan (1979)
Interiors (1978)
Annie Hall (1977)
Love and Death (1975)
Sleeper (1973)
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972)
Bananas (1971)
Take the Money and Run (1969)
What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966)

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Wednesday, May 18th, 2005
8:37 pm - ha ha!
Human
You are 36% Klingon, 32% Vulcan, 24% Romulan, and 8% Borg!
You are a Human, representing so little of the representative species that none of them even register enough to count. You may even have been assimilated once, but no one can really tell.




My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:


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Link: The Which Star Trek alien are you Test written by dargon on Ok Cupid

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Tuesday, May 17th, 2005
6:24 pm
1 ) Total number of books owned?

100-200? I'm horrible at estimating amounts


2) The last book I bought?

the Disappointment Artist by Jonathan Lethem, and before that Ethan Frome, from the habitat for humanity thrift store

3) The last book I read?

the Disappointment Artist. I don't read many books, honestly.


4) Five books that mean a lot to me:

1 - Rock She Wrote---a formative collection of essays. I never knew before I was 13 that you were allowed to write the way Patti Smith and Lisa Carver do.

2 - Rainer Maria Rilke---letters to a young poet---this soothed winter depressions, but some of it seems wonky now

3 - Ghost World by Dan Clowes----how it is. Also eightball #22

4 - The Knifethrower and other stories, Enchanted Night by Steven Millhauser----this guy knows what longing feels like, cinematic

5 - the Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
5) Tag 5 people and have them put this in their journal:


Mommy
Mandy
Trav
Dr. Deyonker
K

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Monday, May 16th, 2005
4:56 pm - how do you do a lj cut?
The first song on "prerecorded/Pasha Music Corp." is quite good. Almost Dead Can Dance-y in a weird way. The aformentioned tape is one I got at Habitat for Humanity thrift store. In some ways I like very much that I will never know anything about this music, aside from what the label tells me, but then, it's sad too.

I'm having a real cassette resurgence. Indeed, it is the only thing anchoring my chaotic life right now. I'm disappointed to think of all the tapes that are scattered to the nether regions, tapes that meant a lot. Pearl Jam's Ten, or Like a Virgin, over which I recorded songs off the radio circa 1993. I mean, when am I going to hear "comforter" by Shai again?

some highlights of my favorite tapes:

-Fiesta remix R. Kelly feat. Jay-Z Despite having the lamest chorus ever ("fiesta, fiesta, fiesta, fiesta, fiesta...") this song is beautiful. R. Kelly's sweet voice can exult any situation, except, perhaps, looking like a jeep...

-Loose Joints' is it all over my faceI don't think the title is about jizz...possibly strangest vocal on a disco song I've ever heard. Is she saying, "You've got me love-dancing"?? I certainly hope so. Where is she from, what's her deal? When was this track made? She sounds passionate, but somehow decrepit.

I'll add more later...

ps. oh, allmusic, you slay me... Arthur Russell was a formally trained cellist and composer with a background in Indian classical music, and a resume highlighted by collaborations with Allen Ginsberg and Philip Glass. His involvement in Manhattan's downtown performance scene of the '70s resulted in a long running association with the Kitchen. The same Arthur Russell was also a quirky songwriter, a producer of one-shot disco singles, a founding partner of seminal hip-hop/dance label Sleeping Bag, and a principle designer of the dubby, underground club sound that bridged the gap between the disco era and the first stirrings of house and garage music. Yet, despite a career that seemed contradictory on the surface, he produced a body of work notable for its focus, integrity, and singularity.

Russell and his cello moved from Iowa to San Francisco in the early '70s, where he studied at a school founded by Hindustani (North Indian) music master Ali Akbar Khan. It was during this West Coast period that he began his association with Ginsberg by providing musical accompaniment for many of the poet's performances. Russell moved to New York in the mid '70s, where he collaborated in the Flying Hearts, a rock project that involved the likes of David Byrne, Rhys Chatham and Peter Gordon. In 1979, Russell produced "Kiss Me Again," the first disco single for Sire records, and made his reputation as a dance music producer with Loose Joint's "Is It All Over My Face" for West End. The club mix of this single was one of the earliest efforts by Paradise Garage DJ Larry Levan, and qualifies without doubt as a prototype of what came to be known as the Garage sound. In 1982, under the name Dinosaur L, Russell released 24-24 Music on his own Sleeping Bag label. The 12" single from this album, a Francois Kevorkian remix of "Go Bang," epitomized the loose, jazzy, somewhat minimalist underground sound that would inform Chicago house. Though the record was not a huge dancefloor smash, it was an influential turntable hit, finding its way into many radio mixes and supplying the identifying sample for Todd Terry's "Bango."

In 1983, Russell released a portion of a larger instrumental composition as the Tower of Meaning LP, as well as another Loose Joints single. His 1986 World of Echo was a one-man-show of quietist original songs in a solo cello and vocal format that seemed designed to be overheard. World of Echo embodies the link between the two sides of Russell's output. The unusually percussive cello accompaniment evident on the album versions of "Wax the Van," "Let's Go Swimming" and "Treehouse" could be preliminary sketches for the keyboard and drum versions of those tunes that appeared on Russell produced 12" singles. Though World of Echo received a favorable critical reception in the U.K. music press, Russell remained relatively obscure throughout his life, which was ended by AIDS in 1992. In 1994, a retrospective of previously unissued material was released as Another Thought.

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Wednesday, May 4th, 2005
5:56 pm
TWELVE MOVIES (in no order):
12. a woman under the influence
11. mystery train
10. style wars
09. dream wanderers of borneo
08. the producers
07. casino royale
06. o brother, where art thou? (shut up, I like it)
05. crimes and misdemeanors
04. vanya on 42nd st
03. the rope
02. polynesian pussy starring John Holmes
01. gimme shelter

ELEVEN GOOD BANDS/ARTISTS:
11. Hugh Mundell
10. the Delfonics
09. the Four Tops
08. Lil' Flip
07. Sean Paul
06. Ceramic Dvck
05. Bessie Smith
04. thee headcoatees
03. nirvana
02. Shadow, my former neighbor who would sing filk songs in the yard
01. Jeff Daley

TEN THINGS ABOUT YOU:
10. I'm a bloody person who's sensitive about my illusions
09. I'm a Cancer-Leo
08. I've been madly infatuated with 3 scorpios
07. however my boyfriends tend to be geminis (this is a nod to Cathy's atrology thing...)
06. my blood type is A-
05. I'm most definitely clinically depressed a lot of the time
04. I like riding motorcycles
03. I cannot rollerskate
02. I hate scrabble
01. I rarely wear socks


Nine good friends:
"ranking friends is dumb." (these aren't ranked)
09. Chelsea Letitia Wadsworth
08. Will Wallenbeck
07. Mandy Mastrovita (even though I hardly see her)
06. Devlin
05. Al
04. Addison
03. Boo
02. JM Black
01. my New Yorker subscription (not the only friend on this list I have to pay for!)


EIGHT FAVORITE FOODS/DRINKS:
08. chili
07. mutherfocking captain d's 2 piece fish dinner
06. isobe age @ utage
05. vanilla ice cream
04. mexican rice
03. rasam
02. japanese ginger dressing
01. perogies!!!!!

SEVEN THINGS YOU WEAR DAILY:
07.
06.
05.
04. this is a really boring question
03. shoes
02. mystical blue ring from j & j
01. broke ass glasses

SIX THINGS THAT YOU HATE:
06. extreme sports
05. "so, therefore,"
04. wake 'n' bake teeshirts at target
03. the multi-racial children mural that greets you at the top of the escaltor in the atl airport
02. gender-coded razors
01. not being able to camp at sandy creek because of some fucking boy scout brouhaha

FIVE THINGS YOU DO DAILY:
05. pop joints in fingers
04. curse
03. talk to Aaron
02. wiggle my loose tooth with my tongue
01. eat Mrs. T's perogies

FOUR SHOWS YOU WATCH:
(would if I had tv...)
04. 5th Wheel
03. Curb Your Enthusiasm
02. Sopranos (even though it can be dopey)
01. vhi countdowns (even though I hate them)

THREE PLACES YOU'VE LIVED:
03. athens, oh
02. asheville, nc
01. athens, ga

TWO THINGS YOU WANT:
02. an orange cutting board
01. a pair of silver or gold shoes that are so popular these days

ONE PERSON YOU WANT TO SEE RIGHT NOW:
01. manny-me

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4:09 pm - jumping on the bandwagon
you believe in ghosts
why not in the groin really
hard would you do it


in her closet she
would prance around in boas and
talk in a bag-fat


watching the bats come
out for juice why not
in the widening

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