Saturday, May 30, 2009

When Boredom Strikes.

i miss painting. and drawing at 4 a.m. 

Friday, May 29, 2009

Today I made some quite delicious scones.
While I should have been here

My junior year self misses riding around in your car listening to interpol, and modest mouse. I'm still waiting to see that two-door silver civic, with the interpol sticker on the bumper, on the road.  But you didn't hear that from me.
I'll settle for looking at pictures of Paul Banks, or is it Julian Plenti?

Thursday, May 28, 2009

I wanna see Modest Mouse again so badly.  Too bad they aren't playing anywhere near me in the next 5 months+

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

benny & joon

I've never been one to love Johnny Depp, but his character in Benny & Joon is another story.  He's never really developed through the movie, but just the fact that he cooks using an iron (grilled cheese) and tennis racket (mashed potatoes) is enough for me. 

Buster Keaton?
Yes Please.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

i just found out my dad is taking a job in Iraq. for a year. 
my tuition is now paid for.
but my dad is now gone next month.
Biggie, you were so right, 'mo money mo problems'.

Why did I not go to this high school?

NPR, All Things Considered, May 9th. 

"The scene is a restaurant. Anne Frank sits at a table.

The actress says, "We have duck a l'orange, saffron couscous and steak. Or would you like to try some of our fine wines? Helga, darling? Please? Answer me?"

This is all in Frank's imagination. In fact, she's in a death camp, dying of typhus and losing her grasp on reality. Emma Feinberg plays Anne Frank. She's a freshman at Lexington High School in Massachusetts and the play is called With the Needle That Sings in Her Heart. It's about Frank's final months at Bergen-Belsen. Faced with horror and brutality, she escapes into a world where prisoners and Nazi officers become circus performers.

If this sounds a little out there for a high school play, consider the source material: In the Aeroplane Over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel, an album released in 1998. The group was part of a collective of musicians living in Athens, Ga., called Elephant 6. Strange, dreamlike lyrics reference a two-headed boy, the king of carrot flowers, and Anne Frank, though never by name.

"I know they buried her body with others / Her sister and mother and five hundred families / And will she remember me, fifty years later / I wish I could save her in some sort of time machine." — Neutral Milk Hotel's "Oh, Comely"

A Dresden Doll Pitches A Play

The use of horns, organs, banjo and singing saw; the achingly childlike lyrics; the intensity and purity and urgency of the vocals startled listeners a decade ago, and soon earned the album an obsessive following, including Amanda Palmer. She calls it the Sgt. Pepper's of her generation.

"I watch people proselytize this record all over the world, and it's like this secret brotherhood of awesome music that's never had any kind of big mainstream publicity," Palmer says. "It's just this sacred record that people connect through."

Palmer is a Lexington High alum and acted in several plays under the guidance of theater director Steven Bogart. He's been leading drama workshops at the school for nearly two decades. Palmer went on to form The Dresden Dolls, a band she describes as "Brechtian punk cabaret." The duo has released a handful of records and toured the globe, but Palmer always stayed in close contact with her old mentor.

She proposed to Bogart that they work with his students to write a play inspired by In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, but most of his students had never heard of it.

"I was sort of taken aback by how open it was and sort of thrown off, but I kept listening to it and I found I just couldn't stop. It's so beautiful because every time you listen to this music you hear something different," says sophomore Lindsay Kosos. "And I listen to it all the time — I fall asleep listening to it."The students spent several weeks with the music, creating sculptures and drawings inspired by the lyrics, and then began improvising scenes."

I wish Amanda Palmer went to my school and got us to do awesome plays based off of Neutral Milk Hotel.  Also, Kate I wish you still interned at NPR because they are fucking awesome and find this stuff. 

Monday, May 25, 2009

Wait, What?

"Think" campaign created for The School of Visual Arts. 
by who? when? i need answers!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Old Photos

The Go-Getter

Just watched the Go-Getter. such a good movie, especially for a day like today.  Plus, I love Zooey Deschanel.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

a new era ushered in.

"I have no need of friendship; friendship causes pain.
Its laughter and its loving I disdain.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

Dont talk of love,
But Ive heard the words before;
Its sleeping in my memory.
I wont disturb the slumber of feelings that have died

And a rock feels no pain;
And an island never cries"

time to rely on no one but myself. accept that everyone and everything is changing, and i need to just change with it. don't become attached to the present, because it will leave me too. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Just say Star Trek. I had never seen any Star Trek movies or episodes. I am now obsessed with Spock. Time to start my Star Trek binge.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

I wanna publish zines, and rage against machines.

I am in love with Missbehave mag. especially this issue. I tore through those pages in a matter of hours.  I want to be their best friend.


Friday, May 15, 2009

'Michael J. Fox was Alex P. Keaton'

mmm, sooo 5th grade. I hated this song at first, but for some reason came to love it (in highschool).

I think it's the superbly random pop culture references that make it that much cooler.  And being filmed at Coney Island? Bonus Points.  

Time to find a 'summer song' for '09.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


what i do with my summer afternoons. scan, scan, scan. this way i have all of the things i would hang on my wall permanently on my computer.