Tuesday, August 30, 2005

terrible tuesdays

*Slate's Take This Embryo and Shove It. Read article. Bang head against desk. Feel comforted that the US government isn't the only stupid one when it comes to reproduction laws, in the way that you feel comforted on a turbulent airplane by reminding yourself that if it goes down, at least you're not the only one. Er, maybe that's just me...

*Pitchfork's Bloc Party interview. I love love love a good half of Bloc Party's released songs, but I fear that the lead singer is a pretentious and pseudo-intellectual lame-o (appologies for that double redundance.) An excerpt:
Pitchfork: Kids want to play music so they start a "rock band" as opposed to just playing. They fit their interests to an image or a musical reference.

Kele Okereke: The point about Bloc Party is that we're free to admit that there's a lot of exciting stuff happening right now. There's a lot of music that means a lot more to me right now, and I think it's somehow incorporating that into what we're doing. [And now I'd like to point out Mr. Okereke's response to an earlier question: "I'm finding it hard to listen to other rock bands. It's been hard for me for a long time, but now I can't listen to any new bands at all." A. what a hypocrite, and B. cry me a river]

It's not listening to old blues records, thinking that's how it's done. I think it's a blanket way of thinking. I'm not excited when bands strip things down. I'm not excited by the White Stripes. I think Jack White is a great player, but I think they base they're [sic--Bad Pitchfork!] whole shtick around wanting to sound like an authentic rock machine. [And if people like that the problem would be?]

I really want to propose that Bloc Party is a post-modern band. We're not afraid to take from anywhere. There's too much rock that relies a fetishism or nostalgia for the old ways. That's a real enemy to music. It needs to be constantly looking forward.

And then I stopped reading. Even my masochism only goes so far.

*Flying Spaghetti Monsterism. As usual, I'm a little late to the party. While the FSM letter pleases me beyond words, the battle that it is fighting, and that it may very well lose, does not.

*Net-a-Porter's big sale. Even I can afford stuff ("afford" being a relative term) at the Barney's sale, but at this one, not so much. Of course, this is not going to stop me from spending the whole morning picking out all the things I "need." Perhaps what I really need is either a lobotomy or a sugar daddy.

12 comments:

Robo's Drone said...

Not to encourage you, but you NEED this:

J&M DAVIDSON
MILANO KNIT DOUBLE BREASTED JACKET


Apple green merino wool knit double breasted jacket. Jacket has two front pockets, double row of four black logo buttons and turn over cuffs.

Robo's Drone said...

And this:

CHLOÉ
CROPPED TWEED JACKET


Light brown double breasted cropped jacket. Jacket has two small flap pockets at front, two rows of light tortoiseshell buttons, two short vents at back trimmed in black grosgrain ribbon, and lapel back also trimmed with black grosgrain ribbon. Lined in chocolate pinstripe silk.

Robo's Drone said...

OK, one more but this is a MUST:

CHLOÉ
DOUBLE BUTTON SILK BLEND BLOUSE

Navy blue silk blend short sleeve blouse with black cotton trim and cream double button fastenings. Blouse has ruching and grosgrain trim on shoulder, small pleats at bust, a Mandarin style collar and a black strap across the back.

Gina said...

alright, well then i'll remind you that it was my 24 1/12 birthday a week ago in case you wanted to get me a present...

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Robo's Drone said...

What the hell's up with all those comments deleted??

Fat Asian Baby said...

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Gina said...

twas the evil spam. going to turn on that annoying scrambled word verification feature.

and drone, please make your next job be at chloe, and please steal me one of everything. thanks.