like a cardboard box of tiny kittens, this little collection of covers i recorded for facebook’s Theme Music group over the last six months would like to go to your loving home. it costs Free Dollars (+your email address, so i can send you lots of important information about getting out of debt…
My friend Brandi is an awesome musician and you should download this, then her version of “White Winter Hymnal” will supplant the original in your mind grapes for all eternity.
One of my favorite movies this year was The Cabin In The Woods. I normally don’t enjoy horror movies- but this one was different. This movie turned horror on it’s head and spun it around in a fun and unexpected way. The movie is (finally!) out on DVD and Bluray today. So in celebration of this epic film, I created this piece of art, combining the movie with one of my favorite childhood book series- Choose Your Own Adventure! It seems fitting, don’t you think? Please let me know your thoughts and leave a comment if you are so inclined. I’m looking into printing this up as a poster/print in the near future- so let me know if you’re interested and I’ll email you the details when I get them nailed down. Cheers!
the doctor ordered, the prescription arrived. cuddles from @garbage’s Shirley Manson, with co-cuddlee Marissa Paternoster from Screaming Females.
thanks to @drayven_darko. if he hadn’t tweeted, FROM AUSTRALIA, that me and Shirley were 3 blocks from each other without knowing it, Shirley never would have tweeted me back, I never would have known, and I would have remained Unrocked and Uncuddled on my off night in Portland.
magic Internet is magic and digital 1s and 0s make rock stars cuddle. i welcome the future and everything that is to come.
Yesterday, I had a chance meeting with a female geek on a train heading home from Wizard World. She was dressed as the Fourth Doctor (there are a lot of rule 63 Doctor cosplayers these days—rock the fuck on), if that has any bearing on this story. I think it might, but I haven’t figured that out yet.
Anyway, the discussion somehow turned to Star Trek, and right away, she launched into an explanation of how Kirk and Spock’s homoerotic relationship and the elements of televised canon that support it. When she started citing examples (in episodes such as “Shore Leave” and “Amok Time”), my mind shut down and I kind of freaked out a little bit. Like I was thinking, “Holy shit, girlfriend, who are you to challenge the masculinity of made-up people created decades before I was born to whom I’ve ascribed some sort of sacrosanct mythic status?”
And then I got angrier—at myself this time, because my feeble counter-arguments sounded like more politically correct versions of those being fired off en masse by geeks all over the internet after DC Comics went ahead and told everyone Green Lantern is gay.
Yes, this just happened. But it’s not what you think.
OK Computer came out in the U.S. on July 3, 1997. I’m pretty sure I listened to it almost every single day for the rest of that month. I remember the first time I heard “Paranoid Android” and “Let Down” on the radio earlier that summer. I remember reading the rave reviews on NME.com, as I began to learn about the U.K. press and their love of hyperbole. I remember buying it at a now-defunct independent CD store. I remember floating in a pool at an old friend’s house and wishing I was listening to it then. I saw Radiohead on my birthday the next month at the Electric Factory, the last time they played a venue that “small” (and the last time they’d actually play IN Philly for years and years). More than any one album I can point to specifically, OK Computer really did change my life and affect my worldview as I was coming into my own and growing up.