Sunday, March 30, 2008

Est-ce que tu aimes?

My favorite French heartthrob, -M- (Mathieu Chedid), teamed up with Arthur H (the French Tom Waits) for an awesome song and an award winning music video. If anyone can translate this song let me know. I can't find the lyrics on the internet. I can make out some of it but I only have a year of French under my belt. Aren't they so rugged in their cowboy costumes? ha ha!

Axl's a Pepper!

Dr. Pepper has tried to light a fire under the ass of GnR's Axl Rose to finally release the long awaited GnR album "Chinese Democracy." Dr. Pepper claims that they will give away a free Dr. Pepper to everyone in the US (excluding ex-Guns members Slash and Buckethead) if the album is released at any time during 2008.

From: Reuters

Read AXL's response at

Friday, March 28, 2008

Anutha Metal Review

ta prove ahm nawt all Kylie -->

Here is my review of tha new Children of Bodom album Blooddrunk which ah found very interestin actually.

How ah rebel against my metal roots....

By listenin to tha new Kylie Minogue album. Ahm sorry, ah just can't help it. Ah did this last time w. that "hung up" song. N before then when ah was a tot ta her locomotion. Ahm only human, n apparently unable ta resist sultry sex-typed singin ovah modern disco. ahm so ashamed.....but it feels so rite.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

W. - The Movie!

i can't stop cracking up about Oliver Stone's casting for his latest film 'W.' - about, you guessed it, W's formative years. the cast is:

Josh Brolin, Llewellyn from NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, also bad zombie doctor in PLANET TERROR. also he debuted in THE GOONIES.

: Elizabeth Banks, hot off Kevin Smith's ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO; also "Scrubs" and one of the bad dates (the lip biter) on 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN

Barbara: Ellen Burstyn, the speeded out mom from REQUIEM FOR A DREAM, along with assorted other roles in which she plays grandmas, angels or clergy. As a young'un, Burstyn was an acrobat and a showgirl.

George Herbert Walker: James Cromwell, who has also played LBJ (twice!) and Prince Phillip. he also tends to play clergy. look at those teeth!

Based on the cast, i predict this film will be a sex comedy with gun violence and religious undertones.

Per Variety: "The film is expected to be ready for distribution possibly by the November presidential elections and certainly before Bush leaves the White House in January." Get ready america! pubescent presidential romps, revealed!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Maya turned me on to this website and it was so funny that I had to submit some pics of my own. Check out the hilarious blog, I Can Has Lead Jammer. It has roller derby pics in the vein of the lolcatz of I Can Has Cheesburger.
So funny!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Transgender Man is PREGGERS!

This is awesome in SOOO many ways, ah can't even begin to count them:

link is here

Boing Boing - A directory of wonderful things
Transgender man is pregnant
Posted by Mark Frauenfelder, March 24, 2008 1:01 PM

Thomas Beattie lives in Oregon and is married to a woman named Nancy. He's pregnant.

To our neighbors, my wife, Nancy, and I don’t appear in the least unusual. To those in the quiet Oregon community where we live, we are viewed just as we are -- a happy couple deeply in love. Our desire to work hard, buy our first home, and start a family was nothing out of the ordinary. That is, until we decided that I would carry our child.

I am transgender, legally male, and legally married to Nancy. Unlike those in same-sex marriages, domestic partnerships, or civil unions, Nancy and I are afforded the more than 1,100 federal rights of marriage. Sterilization is not a requirement for sex reassignment, so I decided to have chest reconstruction and testosterone therapy but kept my reproductive rights. Wanting to have a biological child is neither a male nor female desire, but a human desire.

Friday, March 14, 2008


Hey, with my introductory post, I thought I'd post about something that's related to Japan and crafts, two things that are relevant to my interests. is a website that has information about making things out of the silk from old ties. The site is in Japanese and English, as is the book (I have a copy if anybody's interested). Check out the dress made of ties!

Youko was a student of mine and I helped her sort out some of the English for the book. I got a little silk-tie bag and a copy of the book in return!

I recently made an ipod holder using an old sock and some sew-on snaps. Do you guys do any recycling in your crafts-related projects?

Thursday, March 13, 2008

SXSW '08

Today in the Performance Royalty Debate a very nice female panelist whose last name was Whynot (I didn't catch her first name) said, "artists are entitled to make a living from their art." I'm not sure I agree with her. Is the commodification of art a right? The ability to ask a person for money before you give them access to your art is a basic freedom in this society. "Making a living" is a market driven idea and it would be ideal to live in a society who valued art enough for people to make a living creating it (be that through government support or otherwise), but is it necessary for society or humans to survive? I'm not convinced. Is it necessary for art to survive?

We heard folk rock singer Martha Wainwright (daughter of Loudon) this evening at 5 - she sounded good, had a cute dress, and also wrote the song, Bloody Mother Fuckin' Asshole. That photo's by Ken Schles.

Friday, March 07, 2008

i can has costume?

i was going to post on this too! everyone loves Jinx the shark dog. if you don't maybe you should check to see if your heart is made of stone.

vote for her as cutest dog in some humane society contest where she will win fancy portraits and fancy dog food.

here's the direct link so you have no excuses: do it now lest she be forced to gnaw your face off (with kisses).

the jinx fan club.

Spay Day

OK, I'm a slacker and did this late, but if you see this today, March 7, Please go vote for my dog JINX in the Humane Society Spay Day pet picture contest (go to Search/Vote, then find Jinx). If she wins, we get a session with a leading pet photographer, which could be hilarious since Jinx in afraid of cameras! (Except when she is wearing her shark costume, of course.) I had a newer picture, but couldn't get it to load, so this one will have to do. I know everyone in BG blog land loves their spayed and neutered pets...

Nobody puts Baby in the corner.

Patrick Swayze has been diagnosed with cancer. And the National Enquirer got it wrong again.
Check the Village Voice

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

it's warm and overcast in New York today and dave (in dc's logan circle) and I (in ny's flower district) are trying not to throw up - waiting expectantly to hear today if we got a pretty great apartment we applied for in Brooklyn. send your good thoughts to us. send your anti-nervous rays at us too - we do this too much.

how're you?


NIN released some music yesterday in a similar format to Saul Williams' release a while a back. There are several packages available for any price range from free to $300 autographed vinyl.
Start here:

The free is only the first 9 tracks in mp3 with the artwork pdf. $5 gets you all the music and the pdf. I'm not going to write a review or explain why this is so important, if you're concerned with that check out the Google machine.

I'm not much good for anything other than videos

Peaches Video worth a few chuckles:

Misunderstood Sean Paul lyrics:

Monday, March 03, 2008

Buy A Word...any word.....

Ah found this on Laughing Squid.

The Big Word Project reminds me of that book The Phantom Tollbooth and tha scene whar thar at tha word market n buyin words. These folks have simplified tha concept, that tha worth is only based on how long it is. They say:

"About The Big Word Project

The Big Word Project has been set up by Paddy Donnelly and Lee Munroe, two Masters students from Northern Ireland, who are exploring what different words mean to different people. The project allows you to purchase a word from our list to represent your site. Your site will then represent this word in our list and when people click on it, they will be taken to your site. The project is aimed at changing definitions and creating a new tapestry of words, meaning altogether different things.

We're selling words for $1 per letter. Find it, click it, buy it :-)

For example, you may buy the word 'Donkey' for $6 and it will link to your site dedicated to donkeys. The word 'Donkey' will then be the gateway to your site and the definition will be changed. No longer will the word Donkey mean 'a woodworking apparatus consisting of a clamping frame and saw, used for cutting marquetry veneers', instead it will now be represented visually by 'Chris's Donkey Site'."

Currently, ahve spent $10 ta secure both "severe" and "bass." Ahve decided that whenevah ah git first dibs on eitha of those words from now, ah should just jump on it. Maybe some dumb-ass latah generation will credit me w. its conception...."you know, SEVERE, like in 'severe bass?'"

Or maybe I just gave 10 bux to some Irish guys. Which I'm okay with.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Ahm sure we all feel fer this puppy....

Is it wrong of me ta also think its sorta funny?

Ah mean, in as sympathetic way as ah ken feel towards any dog who is eitha a "toy" and a "poodle"