Archive for February, 2011

Cash The Check

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Dear Charities,

When I send you a check for my donation, to save you the transaction fee costs of using a credit card style payment, it would be really nice if you could deposit that check within a month of my sending it. I’m sure the reason you aren’t getting to the bank on a timely manner is that you are overworked, but the impression it gives me is that you just didn’t need the money as badly as you claimed up front, and it discourages me from donating to you next time, in a small and subtle way. Its hard to deny that there aren’t people with a more immediate need than you.

X

You Will Be Amazing

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

You will be amazing
The most beautiful and wonderful person
to never know I exist
or if you know that much
the truth of how I feel.

You will be amazing
but always wondering
what it is I’m not saying
that makes me cry around you

Even when I keep the tears inside
I get the feeling you can see them in my eyes,
for you are amazing.

Dave Richmond – Movin’ Along

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Another never-knew-I-had-it-random-find, Dave Richmond – Movin’ Along.
A little 70’s folk-rock-synth-y bit of joy, if you aren’t whistling the chorus, you might as well go back to bed, you’re just too depressed for the rest of the world.

Pogo in Seattle!!!!

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Pogo is coming to Seattle, March 10th. I’m so psyched. I just couldn’t justify a plane ticket to Australia just to hear him, so this is much more ideal for me =p

Human Glue

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

I don’t remember how we started talking about it, but as best as cow-orker and I can tell, no one has ever made a glue out of human bones, as part of some artsy project. Glued human bones together, arranged nail clippings into ‘human ivory’ sculptures, froze 5 years worth of self-drawn blood into a mold of ones own head. My first thought was whether or not you could legally create human glue from a donated body without running afoul of some sort of corpse desecration law, but then it occurred to me that finger nails are the human equivalent of hooves. Thin but similar, so I wonder if you could collect enough and boil them down…maybe use the glue to craft a Papier-mâché self portrait. hmmm.

Twist Lives

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

He’s home from the hospital and all full of radioactivity, so I’m supposed to limit my contact with him, but of course he’s extra needy from his first multi-night stay out of the house. He isn’t crying out all the time like before treatment though, so hopefully more important things are happening inside him, visible only through laboratory testing. Here’s hoping he’s around and annoying me in the mornings for years to come.

That song is not by Wendy Ip

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

There’s a song I love, “I Was Here” by Letterbox (Australia). It’s not clear if the album’s name actually was “none” or if that’s what got tagged because it was a single download. The name “Wendy Ip” always comes up in my mind when I try to search my itunes library for the song because I downloaded a song by Wendy at the same time. Hopefully this entry will help me remember the right name to search for next time it gets lost in my mind.

“3 o’clock in the afternoon
and I’m walking to the corner ?? newspaper
mobile rings and it’s that guy
i met last time
it’s amazing how time flies
following the breeze along the old school wall
the feeling says it all
i was here
you was here
and then
and then we were no more
and then we were no more
and then we were no more
and then we were no more no more

he called me and i called you
and there was little I could do
once the phone ran out
you’re on the other side of the sea
it’s amazing how our lives end up to be

and i’m on the other side of the station
where the rent is cheaper
glad you got the keep together

i live across within the shade of a tree
and the block where the swings used to be
broke down and cried
when I remembered a rhyme from a song
we danced to that time
got up and touched the old school wall
feel it said it all

i was here
you was here
and then
and then we were no more
and then we were no more
and then we were no more
and then we were no more no more

i was here
you was here
and then

and then we were no more
and then we were no more
and then we were no more
and then we were no more no more

Honest in a fashion

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Noticed a referrer link from a presumable link farm that at least had the decency to put the word farm in their domain name. I doubt it will make google think any better of them, but kudos for trying I suppose.

Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM – Dark Matters

Monday, February 21st, 2011

The show was sold out, with people standing out front hoping for tickets like it was a Grateful Dead show, and yet I lucked into a sweet seat in the 2nd row. I could have been in the first, but didn’t realize the normally-reserved-for-disabled-seats were open due to the crowd. In the end, I was kind of glad I didn’t sit in the very front row. When parts of the set start crashing down at the end of the 1st act, front-rowers were noticeably nervous for their feet. And what a show it was. If I have any complaints, it is how quickly and completely they abandoned the marionette. The 2nd act has none of the actuality of the doll, but they do go to great length to present the idea of a dancer controlled by an outside force. An interesting soundtrack, sort of late 90’s industrial techno-y for most of it. It was a worthy show to pay for.

Different Priorities

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Well I checked, and SMS messages are still working from/to my phone, so I know who doesn’t care about my cat, or rather that I care about my cat. I shouldn’t be surprised that the woman who kept all her cats locked in a laundry room for years cares less.