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I have so much more love for RuPaul now that I know she used to play No-Wave/Synth-punk type of music in the early 80’s.

Thank god for Sheal. Good g-d I wish I could find the MP3’s for this, as you see she was selling RECORDS at the CBGB show in the last video. Can someone please, please, please make my internet dreams come true and rip this from vinyl? Anyone out there?

I will start posting regularly again, once life settles down. I may be unemployed and broke but I am having so much fun, thanks to amazing friends.

I am back sorta. Just felt the need to make this obligatory post considering that people have been asking me when I will update.  Folks have also been giving lots of praise and there have been more hits however things have been insane lately. Thus leaving me with little time to sit down and actually “blog.” After nearly 5 months of being unemployed and being in my current sitch… there has been a lot of going out. It’s been sort of great because probably about 60% of people I associate with have recently been laid off and though that is somewhat terrifying, its good to know that I am not alone in feeling totally complacent and helpless.

I am making moves though, that involve my brain not dwindling and my “IQ” not plummeting below what it was when I got tested at 16. I can’t believe I just mentioned that, but this is crucial to me trying to remember that at a point in time I was indeed a person with more erudite interests.  Who believes in that IQ poppycock anyway? It’s true what they say, if you don’t use it, you lose it. I may have lost it.

There hasn’t been anything too good on rotation, mostly booty bass from the 90’s, quintessential 80’s jams, and horrible pop. I blame Karaoke on Wednesday night partly. Naturally, this leaves me with no desire to post any music as it’s all been borderline embarrassing.

It’s a strange time to be in (I like to refer to it as the post-traumatic world), and all I can do is enjoy it with my fellow mostly “funemployed” friends and enjoy life. I am very lucky to be surrounded with amazing human beings during this uncertain period in history. They’re not kidding when they say that people drink more during the recession.

Image from Best Recession Ever via Alex.

I can safely say that This Heat has had some kind of profound effect on my life, Deceit being one of those albums I would cite as mind-blowingly life changing. As much as I love Throbbing Gristle, I would be a thousand times more excited if This Heat would reform & tour. I am all about turning people on to music, but if you don’t know TH it is a real shame. I highly recommend the After This Heat bootleg, highlighting their projects post-This Heat (Lifetones, Flaming Tunes & Les Batteries). I can never get enough of this bootleg, I am including “Golden Age” from this aside from my favorite Deceit tune “A New Kind of Water.

“Breakst Stroke” video previously posted here and “A New Kind of Water” included in the Contempt mix.

Fmylife.com is the most amazing thing to me right this minute, featuring “everyday life’s unfortunate moments and funny stories.” Serious latepass for me, thought it’s only been around for a year. Perfect site to read when you are having a BAD, BAD day and need to feel better about life. There are many “fuck my life” moments in my life but then again I pretty much have the mantra of “never a dull moment.”

Some submissions from the site, the last two made me laugh, LOUDLY:

Today, I was tutoring kids at an elementary school. One kid messed up my hair. I said, “Why’d you do that??” He said, “I have lice, now you have lice too!” FML

Today, my mom had my girlfriend and I over. Out of the blue, she pulled out my grandmothers wedding ring and gave it to me saying I can now propose. My girlfriend started screaming and said yes. I have been seeing someone else for 3 months and was going to break up with my girlfriend tomorrow. FML

Today, my boyfriend told me he couldn’t hang out with me because he felt really sick. I went to his house anyway to surprise him with homemade soup. I walk in to his room only to find him hooking up with my sister. She can’t drive, our mom drove her there. FML

Today, I overheard my daughter compliment my mother by saying “My mom is way flabbier than you, Grandma.” When I told her later that she hurt my feelings, she told me to “man up.” She’s seven. FML

Today, I spent 300 dollars making colored flyers for my iPhone that I lost. On the flyer I wrote for whoever found it to call me and I would give a reward. I wrote the phone number of my iPhone that I lost. FML

Today, my boyfriend and I decided to try anal sex. When he was done, I turned around to see him holding a strap-on with a smile on his face and said ‘Now, do me’. FML

Today, after soccer practice, I was walking to the car with my dad. My team mates waved and said “Bye POTHEAD!” They call me that because they think my head is shaped like a pot. Of course, my dad didn’t believe me. I’m grounded now because I have an abnormally-shaped head. I’ve never smoked pot. FML

Today, I was at the beach with my buddy. Messing around, he swam up behind me and dunked me under the water. Naturally, moments later I swam behind him, grabbed both his ankles and stood up, flipping him completely, only to see him watching me from a few feet away. I flipped a 70 year old man. FML

Today, I woke up to a tap on my shoulder and had no idea where I was. I quickly discovered It was 11 am and I was still at the bar I had been drinking at the night before. My shoes were gone. FML

Today, my cat was in the bathroom when I was undressing to get into the shower. I realized that he was the only male to have seen me naked in the past two months. Then he started scratching the door for me to let him out. FML

Bummed that the auction on the box of vintage Maxell Audio Tapes pictured above sold for $67 including shipping on eBay. I only buy Maxell CD-Rs for mix CDs, was planning to make some mix tapes for friends sent via snail mail. Coincidentally that same day Luke was looking on eBay for Maxell audio cassettes because I “harangued him” about making me a mixtape. Apparently Maxell can’t be bought in Australia, which I find weird. Looks like modern day Maxell audio cassettes will have to do which will benefit the recipients, forcing me to be more creative with the covers.

Why do I exclusively use Maxell? See below:

“Well, that ad was originally made in England in 1982, and I was the character in the ad. That won all sorts of awards, blah, blah, blah. It was so successful, Maxell wanted to do it worldwide, but they wanted a “mid-Atlantic”-sort of person for it. Because I looked completely unusual [chuckles]. “

Oh yeah, I am looking for the original UK Maxell ads featuring Peter Murphy, holler at me if you can lead me to some! Unlike eye roll inducing Joy Division, I almost never hear Bauhaus playing whilst out.

I’ve been listening to “48 Crash” by The Gymslips from their only LP release, 1983’s Rockin’ With The Renees. This preceding “Eroded Freedom” by Legion of Parasites back to back for days now.

The Gymslips remind me of if The Runaways clashed with The Slits in 1981. “48 Crash” is a cover of the Suzi Quatro song of the same name. I like the cover much, much better and at times it sounds like they are singing “you’re so younnnng… you’re like a teenaged tiramisu.” They must have added something which sounds like that to the lyrics, because the original lyrics have something different in that verse. Confusing but such a fun song nonetheless. Their track “Drink Problem” ends with the words “… rum makes you… cum.” I highly recommend the LP, I’ve included some tracks before here and here.