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Monday, February 28, 2011
-hipster runoff. the post about crusty kids is fucking hilarious. hahaha.
-i've been kicking it 8th grade style lately and rocking some old school green day. shit son!
-weird al yankovic has a new children's book out, when i grow up. shit, if i had kids, i'd so read this to them! haha. as it is, i'm really thinking about picking it up for my nephew who is turning 6 in a few months.
-go here for a 2009 interview with beastellabeast. this band just recently came to my attention and i dig em. sadly, guitarist stella nova passed away last year so i'm not sure what is up with them now or what the other members are doing.
-steve is working overnight for the next 3 months and i'm going back to 4am's. at least both of us are on weird sleep cycles, but i tend to sleep more at night before work and he's sleeping in the morning right after he gets home.
-this is my last week of accounting. shit yeah! i don't understand half of what's going on, but i'm somehow managing to pull off an 89 average...hmm...
-currently wearing my rock em sock em robots shirt. don't hate!
-explosions in the sky fiiiiinally has new shit coming out in april, "take care, take care, take care" i can't wait! and i def want to go see them. i saw them 3 years ago, but had to leave early, and have been anxious to see them again ever since. what i did see was amazing and completely blew me away. (the night i saw them is also one of my fondest memories of the precious time i spent with s.l.m. and i know she'll be with me in my heart when next i get a chance to see them again)
since i've managed to neglect the shuffalump for so long (the 8th installment still sits half typed...i swear i will post it. i swear!) here is a little mini-lump that just occured whilst driving with steve after getting sushi. oh and by the waaaaay, the official song count on my ipod is up to 19,104 and counting. i think maybe i'll start including 1 song per post too and some random thoughts on it. that sounds like fun, right? haha. anyway, read on kiddies (and no i didn't rig this, even though its one of those "too good to be true" mixes again)
the bravery- hatefuck (from "stir the blood" this is probably one of their fastest, most aggressive songs and certainly one of their angriest. the main reason i really like it, besides it being so angry, is because of the rabid, fuzzy bassline which is almost entirely chords and i'm a sucker for chords on bass. its dark lyrically and "there will be no tenderness," kills me every time. it also tends to remind me of a particularly self destructive, though thankfully very brief, relationship i had with someone i really, really didn't like but who just happened to be there-but don't get mad at me for being a nasty player, i served the same purpose for her. ugliness insued for a while, but fortunately its over and i haven't talked to/seen her in a very long time)
of montreal- forecast fascist future (when i was younger, i used to listen to them alllll the time, but have slowed a bit over the past few years. i still smile everytime i hear them though. this song is from "the sunlandic twins" which came out in in 2005 a few days before my 24th bday which i spend watching them play. i saw them a few other times over the years and they always put on a great show...i should dig up the pics i have and post them. anyway, this wasn't my favorite track from that record, "i was never young,"and "so begins our alabee" take the cake, however, i do enjoy the remix of it by iqu on "satanic twins")
waldorf you're my disco (am i not a huge sucker for electroclash? i am i am, and i never hesitate to play it heavily when i DJ. haha. anyway, i obtained this track by way of a comp called "this is electroclash" and its just a great driving song or, you know dancing song...provided you dance which i don't cuz i suck and also provided you're not stuck behind a 90 year old guy while driving. ugh. haha. but steve and i had a lively and lewd discussion on all the things you could do while playing your synth at the same time. haha. who knew?)
dj shadow- the number song (from "entroducing" and prob one of my least favorite tracks on that album. haha, sorry! not to say its a bad track, and the beats are downright awesome, but it lacks precisely what i like about DJ shadow, greater depth. i love his tracks that i can just fall right into and get lost in like "building steam with a grain of salt," "what does your soul look like?," and "fixed income" -which is from the album "private press" and prob my fav shadow track of all. idk, maybe i'm just too picky. haha.)
and there you have it...the mini-lump from my afternoon drive.
Friday, February 25, 2011
twin peaks turns 20 this year, and to celebrate a group of artists participated in a group show at clifton's cafeteria in LA (if it was in nyc my ass would have so been there) named in the trees. if you follow that link you can see the work, a lot of which is really good. the above piece is called "fire walk with me" (i have that phrase tattooed on my arm i love it so much) by the artist james hahn (i can't seem to find a link to this guy!) and was one of my favorites. david lynch himself contributed pieces and i was also pleasantly suprised to see work by ryan heshka, one of my favorite contemporary artists. i'm def bummed i could not see this in person, but glad i got a glimpse of the work online.
in terms of the show, i have been doing this recently with older shows that are off the air, as in watching the whole series in order over the course of weeks/months. i plan on rewatching the entire TP run again (and started with a friend about a month ago), but i'm in the middle of watching the entire run of the a team (yes bitches, the a- team! steve and i are watching it and i will have stats on that soon cuz i'm keeping track of shit!), and still need to finish off the final 3 seasons of the x files. and as always, i'm in the middle of watching the entire run of buffy (i start with episode 1 and watch it up to 144, then start over again so i'm always in the midst of it. i'm on season 5 right now, prob my fav season) and this time i'm watching it concurrent to angel so its taking longer. not to mention i've got work, school, and real life shit going on so...twin peaks, i will get to you, but just not right now!
-i just did the dishes to lady gaga. liberating.
-groove is in the heart yo.
-FUCK YES!!!! i just read an article about a woman who was arrested for assaulting her roomate OVER GIRL SCOUT COOKIES!!!!! that is fucking AMAZING!!!! my kinda chick yo, i mean, i get into fist fights over cookies at least 3 times a week.
-7 Inches a blog about 7" vinyl records. i haven't bought vinyl in a very long time, but i had a healthy 7" collection back in the day. i still have those records and really should get on converting more of them to mp3. i did a big round about a year ago, but haven't done much else since.
-ryalltime comic art and musings from chris ryall, IDW publishing's publisher/editor-in-chief
-i just checked my gradebook for school and i got a 100 on the accounting assignment from the other night that literally had me questioning my sanity and in tears it was so hard. it made me feel really good....you know after crying like a fool and then only sleeping 4 hours before work. but the good news is is that the end is in site, only another week and a half of this class and i am DONE with accounting hopefully for good. woohoo!!!! i've learned a really valuable lesson about accounting though...and that is pay someone else to do that shit for you! damn!
art bitch by CSS
love this shit!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
borrowed from the lovely luca of lollibomb. thanks lady!
apparently my heart missed this memo more than once along the way. oh well.
-el ten eleven? yes please! i just got their newest album, "its still like a secret" that came out at the end of 2010. it is making me all happy, especially the fact that there is a song on it called "ian mackaye was right" (a little hoosy trivia, mr. mackaye and i have the same birthday, though he is 19 years older than me)
-steve and i were talking about europe and asia the other day, and how those are 2 of the most creative band names EVER. then we decided that we're going to form a band and call ourselves north america...or indian subcontinent...we're still trying to decide. any thoughts? i'm kind of leaning towards i.s.c. myself.
-i got a letter in the mail. i made some fancy list at school...like the honor roll or dean's list or something, but they called it something different. oooooo! then they sent me some email that said i can pay them money to get special privilages for being on this list. it always comes back to cash money doesn't it? idk. i guess i'll think about it. maybe there is something more to it to consider.
-i heart trix yogurt and i have since it first came out when i was a wee 11 year old prototron-mini hoos. sure its full of artificial crap and is probably not that great for me. but shit, i don't drink, don't smoke, don't do drugs...i can have a cup of fake kiddy yogurt now and then, can't i?!?!? haha.
-one of the funniest posts i've read yet (dissing justin bieber which is always a good time) over at here's the problem (def in my top 10 blogs i love). and while you're there, check out the entry on the LA county worker who died in her cubicle but wasn't found til a day later. WTF?!?!?! or you can just check the story out here. again i say WHAT THE FUCK??!?!!!!!?!?!
-i only slept 4 hours last night yet when i got up and then went to work, i felt oddly fine. its kind of crazy how used to sleep deprivation i have become.
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2 of my fav tracks from the new album "hardcore will never die, but you will" which came out last week. its reeeeeally good. def some of the best material they've released yet.
i love this! i lifted it from aquarium drunkard, a music blog that is hosting sebadoh's 2/25 show in la. i'm super excited cuz my rotation at work is changing so that means i will be off the weekend they are in nyc and that i can gooooo!!!! i just nabbed my tickets, shit yeah!!!! the only poopy part is that quasi will not be on the east coast leg of the tour, but i'll find a way to go on somehow. haha. i'm going to bring my lil pocket camera so i'll be able to get some shots. i can't wait for this shit! i'm bringing in the start of my 30th year with lots of dorkitude and musical goodness. oh and another poopy thing...its not that big of a deal...again...i will find a way to go on...haha...but they're doing only songs from "bakesale" (1994) and "harmacy" (1996)-both great albums...but my favorite album by them is "bubble and scrape" which came out in 1993 and to this day is just pure magic (or at least all the songs that lou barlow and jason lowenstein wrote. i can go either way with eric gaffney's songs). oh well, maybe i'll get lucky and they'll throw in a song or 2...maybe i can email them and beg them a lot? hahaha.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
hot fucking stuff.
-the arcade fire won a grammy for best album? idk how i feel about that. but hey, i've been saying they were waaaaay over-rated for years, now here's the proof.
-the cd drive on my laptop has a spotty performance record at best....kind of annoying considering i just brought a couple of fresh boxes of cd's home from my parent's basement to rip....i guess this is another check in the "i need a new laptop" column. guess i better start being a good kid and transferring the 88gigs of music i have to my external hard drive...actually prob half of it is on there so...it won't be that bad. but then there's the rest of my shit too. ugh. so annoying! haha.
-sundazed, a record label that puts out re-issues of forgotten and often obscure gems of 60s garage and surf music.
-5 myths about being in a band as told by mogwai. their new album, "hardcore will never die but you will" came out on valentine's day. i've been listening to it pretty much all week and its really fucking good. i love "mexican grand prix," (with the rare addition of vocals, though vocoded ones) as well as "death rays", "san pedro," and "rano pano" but there really isn't a bad song in the bunch. i need to try to get out to see these cats again while they're on tour cuz their live set is killer. (and once i get my act together with the shuffalump posts again, i think i'm going to do an exclusively instrumental one to showcase my fav instrumental artists)
-creamsicle bitches, yeah!
-whenever whitesnake comes up on shuffle, it is truly special. and just like with ke$ha, i've decided that it needs to be reported via text to someone else so i can share the happy moment with them too.
-go here for an interview with pj harvey.
-steve was just cleaning in the basement and brought up a box of shirts that i forgot was down there. now i know where my missing eazy e shirt went! he also brought up a small box that ended up being filled with a bunch of giftcards that i thought i'd lost when i moved. swwwweeeet!
-speaking of new albums, i nabbed the new radiohead yesterday. i'm not sure how i feel about it yet as i've only given it one listen through, though i can say i was a little disappointed at it being only 8songs in length. the blogs i've read about it are all drooly and flipping over the fact that they released it a day earlier than they said they would, blah, blah, blah. i say whatever. haha. anyway, its good, but i need to spend some more time with it before forming a deeper more textured opinion of it.
- i was surprised with a gift of a 12" vinyl copy of "low life" by new order the other night. hell yes! thanks eric!
-check out the newest post over at effing dykes! the talk of baby lambs made me sad :( boo!
Monday, February 14, 2011
-steve and i were rocking out in the car today to "papa don't preach" shit yeah son, don't hate!
-radiohead's new album, king of limbs, comes out for digital download this saturday. i'm gonna be all over that shit yo.
-omg vinyl ...because records sound better
-i got new glasses. i just felt like it. wire frames to hopefully make me look a little more mature. haha. yeah right! but yeah, i have 2 pairs now since my prescription suprisingly hasn't changed in the last 5 years. i'll mix and match. be fashionable or some shit. haha.
-only 3 more weeks of accounting. i can't fuuuuuucking wait til that shit is ovvvvverrrr!!!!!
-umm...today is valentine's day right? oops yeah it is. sorry about the whole "not giving a fuck" about it. hahaha.
hoosatron out! (this post is really short 1. because i accidentally hit "publish post" instead of "save" and 2. cuz i'm about to go to bed and don't have time to make it longer. plus why delete it if its already up?)
Saturday, February 12, 2011
-you know, i was just reflecting on how fucking exciting my life is. its non stop fucking action in hoosville...for instance...the other night i was sitting in my living room thinking to myself how i really needed a ruler and a new pair of scissors...so i got in my car and drove 3 miles to staples (bitches, try to contain your excitement!) and bought a flashy wooden stick with numbers on it and a THREE PACK of scissors!!!! and then i drove home!!!! it was...intense, yes, intense. thats the only word for it. and i'm not done! yesterday when i was leaving work, i decided i needed some new votive candles for my coffee table. i can't even describe the joy, really. hahaha. actually....i realized how bored/boring i am and that i really need to start getting out more.
-in real excitement, i broke 18,000 songs on my ipod today. shit yeah son!
-vandalog a blog about street art.
-deerhoof vs. evil is the new album by, you guessed it, deerhoof. i haven't heard it yet, but i def like the title. though not as much as i like the name heavenly vs. satan. now there's an album title!
-said the gramophone an mp3 blog.
-more on steampunk palin.
-effling dykes=effling love this shit! newest post yo.
-geez pete gives us 50 essential non-fiction books for weirdos.
-another interview with sebadoh right here. east coast tour dates have been announced! i just have to see what fits into my work schedule....the ny shows don't and i've already requested too much time off in april so i don't wanna push it, but i'll drive to philly...or hell even to boston cuz i've been meaning to go so....perhaps i will!
-i went on a slight rampage DLing tons of 50s songs. hell yes! one of my first musical loves was 50s music and i just nabbed about 100 tracks i didn't already have (or had somewhere on a cd in my parents basement) so thats pretty friggen rad.
-speaking of my parents basement, i was over the other night and went through a bunch of old cds and tapes. i nabbed a bunch of stuff that i need to rip (including some ooooold ass tapes of my first band practicing) that i'm excited about. now to actually find the time to do it. haha. maybe i can find some random dude on the street to do it for me. haha.
Monday, February 7, 2011
-oooh i just found out that i have another baby cousin on the way and he/she will arrive in august! hell yeah to super cute baby cousins! and if all goes well with work and such (as in i'm off that "day"), i will get to see my 2 other baby cousins in april. they both live far away (one in alaska and the other in upstate ny), so its not often we all get together and always great when we do. yaaay!!!
-click track talks to carrie brownstein about her new sketch comedy show portlandia. i haven't seen it yet, but i wanna check it out. i shall report back if i remember to. haha.
-i got my kindle up and running the other night and it was so easy. i didn't have to do anything really and was pleased to see that it came pre-loaded with the oxford dictionary of english and the new oxford american dictionary. cuz you bitches all should know how much hoos likes the dictionary, shit yeah!
-remembering the early days of the mountain goats. i love his/their early stuff as previously mentioned on this here bloggy blog.
-i demanded that steve bring me treats today and he brought me chocolate covered generic fruit loops. i was skeptical at first, but they were def yummy in my hoosy tummy.
-imitation crab meat, yeah bitches, yeah.
-i just DL'd "raining men" and let me tell you that it was a non-stop laugh fest for 5min straight. hahahahahahahahahahahaha. "i'm gonna go out and get absolutely soaked in men" HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
-beavis and butthead are back, or rather they will be this summer and you can follow that link to clips of some of their classic video commentary.
-in addition to my school reading, also currently reading some essays by soren kierkegaard. and other existentialists. not all of it makes 100% sense, but enough of it does and i'm taking notes and learning. its all a part of that whole "better hoos" thing i've got going on.
you know...i just remembered that i have a shuffalump started and on my list of posts to still be edited. wtf is my problem not posting it? idk. i'll get on that shit and post it one of these days when i'm being bad and procrastinating on my school work. haha.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
-go here for an interview with jason lowenstein and right here for an interview with lou barlow of sebadoh. i really like LB's songs the most...but when i think about it, there are quite a few JL ones that are real gems....hmm...or maybe it's just that i like his voice better since his is higher and more melodic than LB's is. idk. haha. and if you check out their website, they have a lot of free live mp3s ranging from shows in 1991 all the way to 2005.
-the white stripes are finished. hmm. i like them but never became a huge fan....though i am a sucker for, and always have been, 2 piece bands (having myself been in a 2 piece many many years ago).
-the shuffling of music has diluted its cultural impact. this was interesting and i agreed with some of it, i approach music from the same side that author john roderick seems to. i remember a time before being able to have almost endless access to pretty much anything i wanted, no matter how random . i remember having to hunt and dig for things at a small network of record stores i frequented in nj, ny, and pa. i remember looking up the good stores in places i was traveling to so i could hit them up too; now i can't remember the last time i was in a record store. i remember having my own little musical world that a lot of other people weren't a part of. i remember all of that, and i still have some of it, but its somehow different at the same time. the mystery is gone to so much and what is really obscure anymore? and not just with music but with pretty much anything. i've said it for years...the internet is great, but it truly has taken the fun out of being a dork/collector nerd. is it a good thing or a bad thing? i haven't figured that out yet.
-i just bought a yoda alarm clock. bitches, you read that correctly, i said a fucking yoda fucking alarm fucking clock!!!!! wake up or wake up not, there is no snooze! (actually, snoozing is crucial to my waking up routine. i get very disoriented when i first wake up and need about a half hour to be able to literally get up and walk straight. haha. so i snooze off the cobwebs and am ready to go by time i actually need to be up)
-have i mentioned unwed sailor on this shit before? i can't remember. but they are worth mentioning because they are a pretty awesome instrumental band and all you kids should know that ol hoosy loves the tunes without words! they are rocky, but tend to lean away from the melancholy which is a good thing since it seems like so many bands of the instrumental nature are all sad and mopey. haha. they have their moments but its all good. their songs are also on the shorter side which makes them more accessable. i love long songs, but i pretty much have to be in the right mood most of the time to deal with anything past the 8minute mark. haha. anyway, check these cats out, fools!
-typing on a laptop with a messed up "e" key is a pain in the ass, but i'm getting more used to it. i will eventually get a new laptop, but this one still has some life in it so i'm holding out. i also don't want to deal with the daunting task of moving all those files around just yet. haha.
-jay z the icon
-jonathan knight is gay? well duh. haha.
-the cold weather sucks. its official. and the snow. fuck the snow. and accounting. well fuck that too! haha. we're doing stocks and bonds right now and that is uber confusing for me. i'm trying my hoosy hardest though! i'm half done with the problems due today and will have the rest done soon. i wanna get a head start on next week's work cuz the more time i have the better. the professor i have this time around is much better and more engaged too which helps. the other one didn't give a rats ass and it was cool cuz i could turn in stuff late but it sucked cuz i don't feel i understood the material as well as i could have had i had someone to help me along. cuz he didn't seem to give a shit, then i in turn didn't give a shit. not a good mix. i mean...i am paying the dudes salary, the least he could've done was reply to my emails in a timely fashion. but i ripped him on my end of class review, so there! hahaha.
-i gots me hairs cut today. i'm going to try to get it cut more often so it doesn't get all long and shaggy...or really in my case, past the 1 inch mark which means i have to spike it. that extra 2 minutes in the bathroom in the morning is such a drag!
so.... i mentioned 32 Jones in my last post...and i have some more news...in that i have done a lot of thinking and reflection on it and have decided to resign my position as curator. it wasn't an easy choice to make as i've been involved with the gallery going on 3 years, but with my work schedule (you try going to work at 2am and maintaining a "normal" life!), going to school full time, and some stuff i have going on in my life...it just doesn't fit. the gallery needs and deserves someone who can be hands on and completely focused on the mission statement- which is to provide a space for emerging and LGBT artists- and it just isn't me at this point. if things change at some point, i would definitely continue to volunteer or perhaps venture out to curate a different space, but right now, my education and figuring out some tangles in my personal life have to be my number one priorities.
this all being said, i'm still going to make art and show what i can of course, but i will probably not do as many shows as i have over the past few years and if i do, i'll prob not be as visible at the openings unfortunately. we shall see.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
you know, it just occurred to me the horrible mistake i made by not naming my one cat azrael, you know, like as in gargamel's nasty kitty sidekick.hahahaha. instead i named her fergusen...but she's a tiny badass (some people don't believe she's full grown)...always scheming and plotting with her head sticking out of the little hole she somehow carved out of the blinds in the living room window...has one fang (i found her like that so i'm not sure how it got broken off)...extremely bad breath (hahaha worst cat breath i've ever smelled! if she wasn't obnoxious i'd brush her teeth like the vet suggested but she can be a little tough to handle)...and an attitude to match it. hahahaha. plus she wears a court jestery collar at all times (she likes it and has never tried to wriggle out of it). no really, look...
but i decided to semi right this wrong and change her name to a. fergusen hoos...the "a" of course secretly referring to azrael. hahaha.
i am not a crazy cat lady....i swear...i only sometimes blog about my cats. hahahahaha.
i just finished accounting 1 yesterday (yay!) and today i started accounting 2 (ugh!). after staying up late to finish my final paper last night and going to work on barely 3 hours of sleep to unload a rather large truck (bigger than most we've been taking at work lately. low carton count=good and less stress for hoos!) at 1:30 in the morning...oh that and and being in charge of people too... i decided i will take this one day off from homework so i can be bloggy. haha. i did my silly introduction that was due today and that's it, but tomorrow i'm at it full force....yay...ugh...i mean...yaaaay! and btw, that paper was the biggest load i've ever concocted! haha. "blah blah blah, accounting this, blah blah, financial statements are important that, blah blah blah, outside investors look for competitive companies, blah, blah, blah, blah, FUCKING BLAH!!!!!" hahahahahahahahahaha. don't ever ask me to do your taxes...the irs will take you away in cuffs cuz i'll mess up so bad!
-i bought a kindle finally. shit yeah son! though i was tempted to get the big ass one, i got the regular size one with the wifi and shit. i still love physical books, but the reality is, i'm running out of room to keep them so i'm going to have to be more particular about which ones i buy in print format. (this coming a few posts after mentioning that i like regular books better than e-books. haha.)
-we are scientists= yes please! i finally snagged "barbara" the record they put out a few months back and i must say its really friggen good. i've been jamming it a lot the past few days, my fav tracks being "nice guys," "foreign kicks" and "ambition" i should go see these cats live cuz i never have. hmm...
-17 images that will ruin your childhood. this list was hilarious! fat axl rose? arnold schwarzenegger in a thong? star wars? hell fucking yes!
-hyperbole and a half- hyyyylarious!
-go here for an interview with jon king of gang of four.
-a few days ago i went on a little DLing kick of 60s girl groups...i admit it, i have a weakness...haha. i was playing some of it at work the other day and one of my music buddies shares my love and was really excited about it (a lot of the kids who work for me are real into music and we talk shop/bands all the time. its fun) i snagged the shangri-las (omg i fucking LOVE them! they are like betty white to me...as in you dis them in front of me and i punch you in the face!), the supremes, martha and the vandellas, and the marvelettes. i grew up listening to a lot of motown/motown-esque stuff cuz that's what my mom was into when she was young. at around age 10 or so, i found my mom's old 45s in our basment and i'd come home to do my homework while listening to those records on my fisher-price record player pretty much every day (as an aside i got really into 50s music the following year but i had to rely on cassettes since my mom was too little in the prime of great 50s music to be aware of it and had no records from that time) it was good times and i still have those records, though i really should go through them and sleeve/bag them cuz i never have.
-"homos, while being a lesbian is the greatest and best thing ever because you get to date other women and see what their boobs are like and have bathroom sinks free of stubble-hair-dust and never deal with penises, ever..." as quoted from the latest post on effing dykes
if you want this, i want it more.