Monday, August 31, 2009
"Did you call for the night porter?
You smell the blood running warm
I stay close to this frozen border, so close I can hit it with a stone
Now something crawls right up my spine
That I always got to follow
Turn out the lights
Don't see me drawn and hollow
Just blood running warm
No one needs to tell you that
There's no use for ya here anymore
And where are your friends?
They've gone away
It's a different world, they left you to this
So let's get it on
When the sun is finally going down, and you're overdue to follow
But you're still above the ground
What ya got comin' is hard to swallow
Like blood running warm
Did they call for the night porter
And smell the blood, blood running warm
Well I've been waitin' at this frozen border, so close you could hit it with a stone."
The dark descends through the Promised Land. I hit the city. Going to another one soon. Without that dress I bought for you.
Without that dress I bought for you.
Cover Star:a ship comes in everyday
Headlining Band: Mark
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
I've been thinking about a friend of mine who is having a particularly bad week. A really bad week. Here's hoping things get better. They always do. Or they don't. I'm raising the glass anyway...
Headlining Band: The VU, from that famous Chelsea Flea Market acetate
So, the non-traditional narrative goes like this:
It's presumptuous to think that it's always about you. Or me. Never believe anything you read here. Or see here. Really. If you want to know the truth, talk to me. It's really easy. You have a phone right?
Some of this is true. Most of it is something else..
Cover Star: Ms. Smith
Headlining Band: STT
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
The taste in my mouth tastes like aluminum foil, through no fault of my own, just my chemicals being judged by my senses.
When you have no one, no one can hurt you, right?
I hurt, metallicaly.
Cover Star: K
Headlining Band: Soulsavers doing a Will Oldham cover...thanks, Em.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Mutual support system.
Good friends are often unappreciated or ill-defined.
Not mine, dammit.
And in the meantime, there's a new interview with me online. Thanks Cristina!
Turn the music off. Listen to this instead:
Cover Star: Dean Martin, Steve Allen & K
Headlining Band: DC to NYC, Dischord to Epic, successfully battled Hodgkin's Disease, reunited and playing NYC 09/02/09.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
"Veins and a rope.
Gold hair wrung out.
From back of the
sheep-shack, a high bleat hum.
Veins map the hair pillow.
Strung out. I'm sleeping.
Its the kind of a nap, though, you don't wake from.
Sky of gold.
Pink and lazy in a pond I lay.
Take it slow.
Drunk and crazy in a pond I lay."
If you've already lit the shot, just put your finger or a piece of gaffer's tape over the stupid flash on the Fuji Instax, ok?
how are you?
Cover Star: Karolina
Headlining Band: The band that recorded "Get Your Goat"
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
"Tamed by Miltown, we lie on Mother's bed;
the rising sun in war paint dyes us red;
in broad daylight her gilded bed-posts shine,
abandoned, almost Dionysian.
At last the trees are green on Marlborough Street,
blossoms on our magnolia ignite
the morning with their murderous five day's white.
All night I've held your hand,
as if you had
a fourth time faced the kingdom of the mad -
it's hackneyed speech, its homicidal eye -
and dragged me home alive. . . .
Oh my Petite,
clearest of all God's creatures, still all air and nerve:
you were in your twenties, and I,
once hand on glass and heart in mouth,
outdrank the Rahvs in the heat
of Greenwich Village, fainting at your feet -
too boiled and shy
and poker-faced to make a pass,
while the shrill verve
of your invective scorched the traditional South.
Now twelve years later, you turn your back.
Sleepless, you hold
your pillow to your hollows like a child,
your old-fashioned tirade -
loving, rapid, merciless -
breaks like the Atlantic Ocean on my head."
- Robert Lowell
Headlining Band: Hayden
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Sunday, August 09, 2009
"make out when you pass out on the sofa kissing any little child that comes along i'm gonna leave on the record too loud for you to hear me spreading technicolor blood i hate it i love you i hate that i need to know what you do when our love passed out on the couch you're fateful i'm hateful and i ruin any kind of fun you have in mind like make out when you pass out on the sofa kissing any little child who comes along"
Cover Star: T
Headlining Band: X
Friday, August 07, 2009
"A dilemma (Greek δί-λημμα "double proposition") is a problem offering at least two solutions or possibilities, of which none are practically acceptable; one in this position has been traditionally described as "being on the horns of a dilemma", neither horn being comfortable; or "being between a rock and a hard place", since both objects or metaphorical choices being rough."
How do you take a photo of yourself as a silhouette walking?
Tripod is not the answer.
And here's the deal: the camera has to be from your POV.
A camera crane IS the answer, but when's the last time you saw that?
Cover Star: Kate
Headlining Band: The most recent Radiohead song. Released today. About the last living British survivor of WWI, who died last week. Think about that. I mean, that this band already wrote, recorded and mixed a song about him.
His name was Harry Patch. He was 111 years old.
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
I told the man to cut it all off.
He said, "Nooooo...."
Gravity always wins.
I could blow through the ceiling, if I just...
Turn and run.
If I could BE who you wanted all the time...
It wears me out.
Cover Star: Hair
Headlining Band: Fake Chinese Rubber Band
Saturday, August 01, 2009
Sometimes someone saves your life and they don't even know it.
Sometimes all you need is a friendly and intelligent ear.
Some bartenders have the gift of pardon.
Gail did that last night.
Still trying to figure out the haircut, but your advice was well-taken.
Cover Star: Home Away From Home
Headlining Band: Some stupid Talking Heads reference