Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Zach Braff of Scrubs has written and directed a new film that is coming out in July, called Garden State. The trailer looks very interesting. No clue what the movie is actually about really, but I want to see it. Plus it has Natalie Portman in a non-Star Wars role. Which is good.

I think that's a lost art. All too often movie trailers give away the whole show. Why even go see a movie when you already know everything that's going to happen?

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

You know that part of "Army" by Ben Folds Five (From the Album the Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner) where the brass band comes in? I love that part. It's so loud and swingin'. I feel like I should be wearing some old tweed suit and a funny hat when I hear it.

Been doing some samosa experiments for our Indian food themed dinner party that's coming up. I pronounce them a success. Granted, I've been using wonton wrappers instead of homemade dough, but it works. What I did tonight was fry up some diced onions in olive oil, add it to some potato flakes and water and spices, and then wrap in the little wonton wrappers. Then I fried the heck out of them in some olive oil. Mmmm.... I think they'll make great appetizers.

By the way, RealLife is pretty funny today.

If you love the music of Nick Drake, this is a cool website to check out. Nick's music continues to enchant me. I feel an aching hole in my heart everytime I think about the fact that he's no longer on this Earth.

"[public school is a place] 'where the sensitive experience a horrified dissociation from reality that can sometimes never fade away.'
Nick Drake"

Sunday, May 02, 2004

Well, I was digging around in my box of tapes that I haven't listened to in about 10 years, and I found one marked "Band" with Clint's name on it. Clint is the ex-roommate who now lives out in LA and does editing stuff for TV. And he's a hella cool guy. He's also an ex-roomie of Mike, aka VendorX.

It's the Alma High School Band from I'm assuming the very early 90s or late 80s. Very cheezy band music. Very poor sound quality. But cool nonetheless.

I'm going to have so much fun sampling this.

By the way, Clint, if you want the tape, I can mail it to you after I'm done copying it. Along with your Dave Eggers book.

In high school I was so uncool that I hung out with the band geeks. The band geeks were the cool kids to me. I mean, there were definitely more cool kids than the band geeks, but mostly I felt comfortable with the band geeks. At that time, I really wasn't in to music. Or rather, I hadn't found my muse, and I was still uncomfortable with expressing MY music. So I looked for other outlets. Abstract painting. Poetry. Masturbation. Whatever. But I always felt a kinship with the band geeks. I think there's a lesson in there somewhere.

What it is I'm not sure.

I sure miss the Adventures of Pete and Pete on Nickelodeon. What a great show. And if you liked the theme song, done by the band Polaris, they have a website.