30 May 2009

Crazy Cryin'.

Yesterday, while lounging and watching VH1s Top 20 countdown (I know, the shame, but I tried to make it interactive by guffawing at the TV) I saw a video with Alicia Silverstone in it ("Her Diamonds" by Rob Thomas - pretty/angsty/forgettable.) Anyways, it reminded me of two other videos with her that made an impression on me in the oh-so-angsty and grungeful early-90s: "Crazy" and "Cryin'" by Aerosmith. Both are great for a kick if not a little indulgent but the former in particular: it's romantic and sexy what with the ditching school in a convertible, the dusty country roads, and the irreverance of the young girls that were the main characters of the videos, not just video hos...like I said, Silverstone, young Liv Tyler and the kind of meta-production of it definitely made an impression on my impressionable 11 year-old self. Also, the fact that my parents adamantly prohibited watching MTV, VH1, and BET, music TV of any sort so I was most definitely "sneaking it" when I watched, thereby heightening the experience. Ha.

I could get into a whole diatribe about how exploitative the industry is towards women (though I think it's gotten much more balanced in the last couple of years, more a accepting, honest meritocracy than a glass box to climb into if you want to be a popular female musician) but there's no need to waste more words on an already apparent truth. With that, here they be, mateys:

27 May 2009

Well-Quoted, Grasshopper.

"There were always in me, two women at least, one woman desperate and bewildered, who felt she was drowning and another who would leap into a scene, as upon a stage, conceal her true emotions because they were weaknesses, helplessness, despair, and present to the world only a smile, an eagerness, curiosity, enthusiasm, interest."
- Anais Nin

via Dragon

*Note: To read Atlas Shrugged first thing at the new place (the last two books I've read have been How to Be Good by Nick Hornby and The Red Tent which both amount to good but kind of skimpy, uninspiring reading.)

*Sidenote: I started seriously looking for the new place yesterday and can't wait to create another little hotbed of practical thought, unpractical art/domestic projects, relay points, and beautiful rest. I may be building it up a little too much but right now I feel about as excited to burst at the prospect of inhabiting my own little cave once again. Mef.

Time Wisely Spent on iSketch


23 May 2009

Watch for Falling Genetic Freaks.

Cindy and Andy, those badazz mos, are ~400 miles into the PCT, with ~2700 left 'til Canada. ROCK ON.

22 May 2009

"Can you sell someone's unwillingess to be sold?"

21 May 2009


not the newest, but delightful.

13 May 2009

12 May 2009

check: the nancy drew crew.

i can't stop smiling while watching this delightful mpls trio-with-a-message. makes my heart beam.

09 May 2009

08 May 2009

i could see this posted up at hamline.

instead, it's on the back of a book
about kidnapping a group of eager, amateur artists
and making them write for their lives.

06 May 2009

04 May 2009

02 May 2009

01 May 2009