31 March 2008


I'm exhausted, so to tide you over until my next big burst o' creative energy (whenever that may be), here's a simple but fun music meme you can easily find all over the 'net (a.k.a., 23 Random Selections from my iTunes).

- - - - - - - Your Life: The Soundtrack - - - - - - - -
So, here’s how it works:
Open your music player (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, etc).
Put it on shuffle.
Press play.
For every question type the song that’s playing.
When you go to a new question press the next button.
Some songs fit perfectly.
(otherwise, wash, rinse, repeat.)
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Opening Credits: This (Brian Eno)
Birth: Shy (Ani DiFranco)
Waking Up: Girls Room (Liz Phair)
Working song: Dim All the Lights (Donna Summer)
Falling in Love: Little Fishes (Brian Eno)
Sex: Wonderboy (The Kinks)
Lusting: The Dull Flame of Desire (Bjork)
Cooking Dinner: Gatekeeper (Feist)
Walk in the Park: Victoria (The Kinks)
Working out at the gym: Hug My Soul (Saint Etienne)
Fight scene: Time to Get Away (LCD Soundsystem)
Breaking up: Toto Dies (Nellie McKay)
Getting back together: Trigger Hippie (Morcheeba)
Secret Love: Where the Streets Have No Name/Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You (Pet Shop Boys)
Life’s okay: Ba Ba Ba (Ivy)
Mental breakdown: Love and Happiness (Al Green)
Partying: Everything Hits At Once (Spoon)
Long night alone: Cast Your Fate to the Wind (Vince Guaraldi)
Final Battle: Possibly Maybe (Bjork)
Death Scene: Teen Titans Theme (Puffy AmiYumi)
Funeral: (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You’ve Been Gone (Aretha Franklin)
Credits: The Daily Planet (Love)

13 March 2008


I took this at The Friendly Toast in Portsmouth, NH on an all-too-brief overnight trip there last month (Steve and I were desperate for an affordable getaway of any kind). This popular eatery is steeped from ceiling to linoleum'd floor in mid-20th century kitsch. Given permission, I could spend all day there documenting the walls with my camera. (and I wouldn't be the first).
This curious little bric-a-brac was at our booth. I wouldn't be surprised if all the other booths in our section were lacking in the sugar dept. Unbeknownst to Steve, his hand wandered into the frame as he was sneaking some sweet-n-low. I'd love to do a photo essay consisting of nothing but various hands intruding the frames, but this one's special precisely because it was accidental.
As to why I haven't posted much lately, I've been busy writing blurbs for work and for here. And with exciting news of Zeitgeist releasing a Jarman DVD box in June, I may have to rethink this project's timeline.