Monday, May 31, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Most of you that know me know that I (usually) really like my job. I work with preschoolers at an independent private school here in Birmingham. It's fun and rewarding and all that junk but today was the last day of school for preschool. For me this means that my life gets a lot less hectic. I'll work at the school's summer camp for like 7 or 8 weeks this summer which is a lot less consuming for me. Much more laid back. Essentially what I'm saying is that summer vacation (kind of) starts today for me. I decided to make a mixtape to celebrate.
1. Dream Come True- Dolly Mixture
3. Zero/Zero/Zero-Henry's Dress
4. Neighborhood Well- Sundials
5. Her Neon Heart- The Soviettes
6. Grandma- RVIVR
7. Out There- Blake Babies
8. Citizen of Venus- Chisel
9. Oh My Fullness- Dead Dog
10. Spin The Bottle- Juliana Hatfield
11. Too Young- Kintaro
12. Goddess Pt. 4- Longstocking
13. Harnessed In Slums- Archers of Loaf
PS: if anyone in Kintaro reads this, I hope you don't mind me posting this song. ALSO WHY DID YOU HAVE TO BREAK UP?!
Friday, May 21, 2010
I was driving to work today and an idea for something to submit to the International Girl Gang Underground zine popped in my head. It has something to do with the Soviettes and me at age 16. I'm really excited about it and I'm about halfway finished.
I'm also writing a few reviews for the same zine. It's a really great project. www.girlgangunderground.org
Thursday, May 20, 2010
participated in a "dog pile"
made vegan fancy sauce
informally applied for a job I am vastly under-qualified for
and now I'm about to go to some garden party I wasn't invited to with Granger and Jacki if it doesn't rain. Free Good People. And Jacki is making BBQ tempeh sandwiches and we are watching (drumroll) DARIA. Duh.
Reading the B9 board has become sort of like watching the "Miracles" video. Or maybe even just videos of the Gathering of the Juggalos. Something to laugh at. If it's a joke then it's genius. If it's not (and let's face it...it's not) then it's really just plain daunting.
EDIT: OH GOOD a Gits "appreesh" thread. Mia Zapata would hate the B9 board I bet.
Wilmington, NC. The only place on earth that the venus fly trap is native. I didn't take a lot of pictures and the weekend is a blur but I know I had fun. Jacki took a few of us playing.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
I'm not really sure why I thought it was a good idea to drink 5 beers on a Tuesday night but it made me hungover. Maybe it was wearing overalls. They kind of make me feel invincible.Jacki made burritos for Syd's birthday (which is today) and we watched Daria on DVD. 65 episodes and both movies. You may never see me again.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Last night we were driving home from Wilmington and I listened to a demo I made with my friend Carter when I was 17. I was embarrassed by it for a long time I think because it's kind of cavalier or something. I don't know. For some reason it really resonated with me last night. I felt nostalgic and like strangely proud of this little demo that I was embarrassed by for so long. I thought I'd share it. It has some serious overzealous posi moments...and also some serious high school angst. And some weird Dashboard-esque accentuation. But it's something that reminds me of old friends and it's something I think new friends should have.
King Everything- the Drought demo
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
This is the most recent solo demo I made. I figured I'd put it up here because not many people have a physical copy. So yeah, take it, share it, do whatever you do. It's about a year old now and I've never done anything with it.
We practice at Will Granger's house and he lives next door to John Strohm, or so he has been told. Yes. John Strohm. He was in a little band called the Lemonheads and another one called Blake Babies. I wonder if he can hear us. I wonder what he thinks.