Monday, June 28

Cracked Eggs

Mmmmm........ so...tired.

No sleep last night.

Trying to figure out how I can pack one bag of stuff for a wedding, camping, road trip, and train travel. Not easy, these things. All require different items. Wishing I had an ipod. At least I could cut back on the CDs...

I'm not leaving without the new Wilco album though. Listening to it right now. It's a very pretty thing. Maybe that isn't the best description, but Tweeds' voice just gets me. I love how it cracks. Especially when he's whisping (whispering/singing). Can't decide if the new album is a slightly different version of YHF. Not sure at this point. It has the same kind of vibe. Noises that fade in and out and long (with a big L) instrumental/noise breaks. Just not as much of it though. And there is definitely no "Jesus Don't Cry"s on here. The album is weirdly inspiring though. Before I heard it, I read the lyrics while waiting for a friend at the Hopvine and I definitely imagined the album sounding different than it does. When I listen to it, random sentences stand out for whatever reason.

"what a laugh I was looking for you"

"It's good to be alone"

"I am all emotion"

"I look like someone I used to know"

"I'm assuming you love me and you know what that means"

Blah Blah blah, long story short, I caught myself singing weird things after listening to the album. This is good. Itching for my guitar. And you know what that means.

I won't be able to play for over 2 weeks. Again, this is good. I need a break from all the manic street strumming I've been doing. That sounds worse than it really should. I usually have a good time, but sometimes it's just good to start fresh, I guess.

The sunrise was gorgeous this morning. Haven't seen that in a while. A good way to start any adventure.

Monday, June 21

Live Forever!

Watched a few documentaries on Sunday morn. One of them being "Live Forever: The Rise and Fall of Britpop in the 90s." It featured 3 bands that I absolutely adored during high school - Oasis, Pulp, Blur.

The documentary is a funny piece of work, but incomplete at best. The best parts are the interviews with band members (Damon Alburn, Jarvis Cocker, Gallagher brothers, etc) and the music video clips that were rarely shown in the US of A. My mom's comments (from the sideline - preparing BBQ) were "Someone needs to wash that man's mouth out," referring to Noel G., and "Ohhh, he was a handsome one," referring to pretty boy Damon in early Blur videos.

Of all those folk, I think I mostly identified with ol' Jarvis Cocker, the odd one. And of all the groups, their music (that was popular at the time) have held up best. Actually, I'm blaring "Common People" all across the office today. I guess I should be proud to join this fine group of folk.

I have distinct memories of running all around London with Pulp blaring in my headphones. Taking the Night Buses (aka, Drunk Buses) home at 3am listening to "I Spy."

"I've got your number, taken notes, I know the ways your minds work. I have studied. And your minds are just the same as mine except that you are clever swines: you never let mask slip, you never admit to it, you're never hurried. Oh no no no. And every night I hone my plan - how I will get my satisfaction, how I will blow your paradise away....La la la la la la la la la la, in the midnight hour. La la la la la la la la la la, I will come to you, I will come to you. I will take you from this sickness, dinner parties and champagne. I'll hold your body and make it sing again. Come on - sing again, let's sing again. Oh yeah. 'Cos I spy. I spy a boy. I spy a girl. I spy the chance to change the world. To change your world."

Thursday, June 17

Tough Gal

Look at that photo! Look out Terrorists!

Monday, June 14

Crazy Pat (CP)

The other day I receive a very special piece of snail mail from Walter Cronkite and The Interfaith Alliance. They are asking for money (of course), but this Interfaith Alliance gig sounds kind of cool. I guess I don't know everything they believe in, but on the surface it looks like they are for all the right causes. Anyway, inside the package is a list of quotes by my two favorite hate mongers - Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson. Here is the best quote:

“The Feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.” Pat Robertson

Wow, that’s a heavy charge.

Okay, so the separation of Church and State, a major cause for this interfaith group, is definitely something I believe in. I mean, I sure don't want CP's version of Christianity to become the country's religion. But Christians, you too should fight for that same separation, because if your faith needs to be propped up by our government, then it is surely doomed. And you may want your religious beliefs to be added to the political discussion, but do you really want politics to get mixed into your religion? I mean there are pretty corrupt aspects to our state and that part of it would inevitably flow into your religion. It's a two way street, you know. Here's another reason:

"You say you're supposed to be nice to the Episcopalians and the Presbyterians and the Methodists and this, that, and the other thing. Nonsense. I don't have to be nice to the spirit of the Antichrist." Pat Robertson, 700 Club.

Another quote from my snail mail package.

Sunday, June 13


Definition of Intercourse: 1. Having sex. 2. Communication or dealings between individuals or groups.

"Communications" and "Dealings" huh? It all comes down to sex. Everything does. Sex and aggression. Aggression and Sex. Sex and aggression.

I'm channeling Freud tonight. Minus the blow.

The MEEOOWWing stop. Good. Sleep time.

Dirt Road Blues

There's a cat dying in the woods behind my house. Well, that's what it sounds like at least. Who knows though - weird shit happens in them woods. "MEOOOOWWWW!" "MEEEOOOWWW" Uggg. Sadness.

Today I saw a ridiculous infomercial for some 8 minute workout program and I noticed they frequently used variations of the phrase - "Changed my life." The testimonials were full of it and at one point a lady said "if you want to change your life, just pick up your phone and call our toll free #." Yea, like it's that easy. It's scandaless how they’re hawking simple change. It's amazing to me how people capitalize on discontent and pain. Fucking scoundrels. "It ain't nothing, but a god dam shame is what it is. Oh it ain't nothing but a god dam shame." (confession - listening to Jolie Holland right now.) But seriously though, has anyone met anyone whose life has been changed by something that was being sold on an infomercial? If so, let me know. I'm curious. Oh and I should also confess that I love infomercials. I’ve been watching them since high school. I'm serious. Infomercials and Fox News. You know, the presentation is essentially the same.

Oh and I got a cell phone today. It happened kind of randomly. I went home to see my folks and left with a cell phone. I'm looking forward to not signaling my turns/lane changes while driving and talking.

Faking It

Collin Dictionary's definition of Sexual Intercourse: The sexual act in which the male's erect penis is inserted into female's vagina, usually followed by the ejaculation of semen.

I stumbled across the definition a second ago and thought it was interesting how the definition makes no reference to ladies getting off.

Thursday, June 10

More Music

Also been really lovin up on this John Cale called Empty Bottles. Something about the lyrics "We're much poorer than those bottles, more foolish than that wine. Mocking our intentions, sadly out of time..." It's a perfect match for his haunting voice. There is a great version of the song on John Cale, Nico, and Lou Reed's "Live from Bataclan" album.


So to prepare for my trip to England/Wales I've been listening to The Manic Street Preachers, who were semi-popular while I was in high school. Anyway, their song, "Little Baby Nothing" is quite phenomenal. See below.

Little Baby Nothing

No one likes looking at you
Your lack of ego offends male mentality
They need your innocence
To steal vacant love and to destroy
Your beauty and virginity used like toys

My mind is dead, everybody love's me
Wants a slice of me
Hopelessly passive and compatible
Need to belong, oh the roads are scary
So hold me in your arms
I wanna be your only possession

Used, used, used by men
Used, used, used by men

All they leave behind is money
Paper made out of broken twisted trees
Your pretty face offends
Because it's something real that I can't touch
Eyes, skin, bone, contour, language as a flower

No god reached me, faded films and loving books
Black and white TV
All the world does not exist for me
And if I'm starving, you can feed me lollipops
Your diet will crush me
My life just an old man's memory

Little baby nothing
Loveless slavery, lips kissing empty
Dress your life in loathing
Breaking your mind with Barbie Doll futility

Little baby nothing
Sexually free, made-up to breakup
Assassinated beauty
Moths broken up, quenched at last
The vermin allowed a thought to pass them by

You are pure, you are snow
We are the useless sluts that they mould
Rock 'n' roll is our epiphany
Culture, alienation, boredom and despair

You are pure, you are snow
We are the useless sluts that they mould
Rock 'n' roll is our epiphany
Culture, alienation, boredom and despair

Monday, June 7


Yeeee Haaaawww, I gots me a new tent. See it. Love it.

Friday, June 4


Wish I could have seen some that ridiculous show, but whatever, I had better things to do. If you're in the same boat as me, visit their website for some good entertainment.

Make sure to check out the gallery, where you can see the ugly ducklings' turn into "swans" right before your eyes! Umm, if I were some of those gals, I would sue. Some of them ended up looking a lot like some trannys I know. See Merline N. for proof. Yikes.

TV sucks.

Tuesday, June 1

Long Time, No Post

Dam, it's been over a month. Well, Lazy's been extremely busy lately. So why post now? Well, I had an amazing camping trip this weekend and I was able to catch the most ridiculous thing EVER on Q13 News last night.

Pixies Update

So, what have I been up to. Well, saw the Pixies in Spokane which was ridiculous and extremely fun. There was some drama on the trip (pants falling, beer bongs, tranny jokes, etc) but I walked away with a bunch of good memories. Roomed with Shawn during the trip and had a dam good time chatting it up with that guy all weekend. The Pixies were really really good. I felt like a tourist, not knowing too much of their stuff, but familiarity wasn't required for the show. They kicked ass.

Quincy Hell

Went camping over in Quincy this weekend. My buddy, Ryan, found some big ol' complex of lakes hidden out in the middle of nowhere. The only sign for it is "Public Fishing, Public Hunting," but the place goes on forever out there. We had a great campsite that juts out into lake that we stayed on so we were surrounded by water. Giant fish were taunting us all weekend, jumping out of the water and swimming by the shore. We almost caught one of those things, but right as we were getting it near the shore, the sea monster broke free and ran from us.

There was quite a bit of traffic running around our site, but at night, when the activity slowed down, the place was the most peaceful thing I've ever seen. The moon was almost full, the stars were out in force, and the light just danced across the water. It was gorgeous. Also stumbled (literally - we were wasted) across the most beautiful hike I've ever been on. And in our sandals too. The hike led us down the winding pathway down this gorge and onto Dusty Lake. It was so beautiful, that it has already inspired one song. Maybe I'll complete it one day.

Goodbye Skeletor!

Last night I was relaxing and catching up on some "news" on Q13 Fox and it just so happened that last night was Leslie Miller's final night as a news anchor on the show. Her final bit came during "Fit on Fox" section of the show where she shed some light on some insightful research that shows that people who spend more time commuting in their cars are more likely to be overweight! Gasp! Who knew? So after reeling from that bit of news, they launched into this retrospective of Leslie's time on Fox and showed her doing all stupid things. It was extremely stupid, but it made me realize that I actually enjoy Q13 Fox News more than any other local news program. Local news sucks, let's face it, but at least Skeletor and Co. knew that and didn't take themselves too seriously. Though, at one point she did say, "Thanks for helping us become the #1 10pm local news channel in state" or something like that and I had to laugh, because what other channel has news at 10pm? Kong 6/16? You can't even get that channel if you don't have cable. What to hype yourself y'alls. Anyway, apparently the Stranger has been all over her these last few years so look for some news about it in there. Should be fun.

Oh and apparently, she won the local award for "news anchor you'd most like to see naked" which completely baffles me. She looks extremely creepy to me, hence "skeletor," but hey, who am I to judge.

Okay, that's it for now. More later, I'm sure. Lazy Lazy Lazy Lazy.