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After feeling pretty nostalgic, I logged into myspace this morning, falling upon some old “blog” posts. Found this post from a period when I stalked Strand‘s bookshelves probably three times a week. From June 07, 2006:

“This may not be of interest [to] anyone, but me. It’s more of an early morning musing.

A few weeks ago I was raving about how I wanted to have a bookplate printed for my books, bombarding poor Alita with a bunch of links. I found one and I will somehow have several printed out from the below in the future.

Need to clean my scanner. Hopefully I can get some printed on some removeable Avery labels, where can I go? Kinkos?

I tried to commision Shalimar to make one like this for me:


Friday while at strand, I saw one on a shelf, that had apparently fallen out of a book. It was printed on what looked like rice paper, I wanted to take it but with my luck, I’d probably get arrested for ‘shoplifting’ a bookplate.”

One of the many things I became obsessed with doing but never got around to. Now my books are sitting in moving boxes and I haven’t any idea WHERE the bookplate I purchased above even is, completely forgot about it. I spent so much money on books that year but am pleased to have finally bought this several weeks ago. Especially given that my best friend has been obsessed with Nadja, the person, via Breton’s depiction of her since, well forever. Finding this photo has made me want to re-read Cat’s Cradle which will only lead me to want to cite the fictional colloquialisms from the book all the time. I have met maybe two people that I could do this with. My mother sometimes reads three books a week, I however… too much on the brain! It’s amazing how much things differ from three years ago, I blame the internet! I don’t even have a “Books” category, for shame! It’s no wonder Obama told Americans to read with their children during Tuesday’s Congressional Address.

Song is John Cooper Clarke’s “It Man” from his 1980 “spoken-word” album Snap, Crackle & Bop.

“Black and White” by The dB’s is the ultimate kiss-off song in my book, just as “Sunlight Bathed the Golden Glow” is possibly the ultimate “Fuck You” song. Can you tell what kind of mood I am in tonight? I don’t know much about The dB’s but I do know that this song is awesome and included in my Contempt mix from 2007. I just finally added the song which is short, sweet and to the point on to my iTunes, such goodness I kinda forgot about.

Sometimes when people don’t listen you just need to give them some aural substitutions and leave it at that.

This all makes me think of sorry-mom.com which left my best friend saying “sorry-mom makes me want to spend all my money on sex toys and call it a day.” No kidding.

Today I start cat sitting for my girlfriends who are down in New Orleans for Mardi Gras. Perhaps I should start cat sitting for a living, cats LOVE me! Really, they flock to me.

Anyway, it’s Sunday, I probably won’t be watching the Oscars but washing my hair while listening to Family Fodder, packing my bags and jetting to Greenpoint. I think having a whole building to myself with Wii will keep me from getting into trouble, maybe.

Photo courtesy Mark Likosky, the one constantly pushing me to do more with my photography.

This is currently my favorite thing on the internet. I got tagged on facebook to do this, so I will tag some blog folks to do the same. I love this shit and love how mine came out!

1 – Go to “wikipedia.” Hit “random… Read More”
or click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 – Go to “Random quotations”
or click http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3 – Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”
or click http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4 – Use photoshop or similar to put it all together.

5 – Post it to your blog with this text in the body and TAG the friends you want to join in.

I tag Alex, Mark, Brent, Mary-Louise, Steve, and Alana. Let’s see if any of you actually do it.

Photo from here and title of album taken from randomized quote by Timothy Leary.

The three songs attached are probably what it would sound like… though I’d probably name my band Trytophan.

The title of this entry would probably be a song title.

See more at buzzfeed.

Since last week I have had this running joke about my upcoming “art project” named “White People Dancing.”

This boy personifies it:

From a 1989 Barbie “Dance Club” VHS with “The Barbie” dance created by Paula Abdul during her heyday. I miss when life was as simple as playing with my Barbies and making them make out with Ken.

You too can have the 20 year old Dance Club Barbie, for $39.95.

I DO NOT do coke, and should always run, arms flailing anytime I am around people on it, at least I do in my head.

via Everything Is Terrible

Clever… though I have seen it before.

This never gets old:

My cat is obsessed with string but thankfully she doesn’t have anxiety attacks when they disappear.

This is just terrifying:

Phallic distractions:

EDIT: Apparently someone has shared this on facebook in Canada, awesome!

and may never end. I have an obsessive nature, always have. My poor mother was nearly driven nuts about whatever I was absolutely consumed with as soon as I was able to speak. Currently I am obsessed with the Tanlines song “Bejan.” No, really I think I need to find a better word having had 58 plays since Saturday. You better believe it is playing right now in my headphones, on repeat.


I don’t know if it is because I saw them play “Friday night,” hence the crappy photo above due to my inability to stand still or see with all of the smoke. It may be the reminder of Zouk & Kompa from the late 80’s to early 90’s or that one member of Prof. Murder is one half of the band. I have also been listening to some Kassav’ jams along with this track.

You can get their New Flowers 12″ here (US) or here (UK) with artwork by my talented friend Steve. No worries, “Bejan” is coming soon on vinyl! (!!!)

I finally got the go ahead to link the MP3, which can be found here since it is impossible for me to hotlink (I am anti-hotlinking anyway) and I can’t upload the file. Do like me and blast it on repeat while having mini seizures and fantasizing about being on a beach in Martinique, temporarily forgetting what a recession is. I can safely say that five years from now I will rediscover this song and smile from the memories of this period that it will bring (before shortly remembering the R word).

UPDATE: Tanlines plays at Zebulon with Hex Message on Friday, February 27, and it’s free!