Tuesday, February 27, 2007
The monkey in my soul is quite dapper.
Working frantically, in a small room, on the mainland.
February 27, 2007
With a head full of E, and a hat that says, "I'm happy to see you,"... Shut up! This is pure shite! I just found this great picture that needed to work with these songs tonight.
I'm running on extreme deadline fumes — and I have absolutely no time to write this post tonight.
But, I swear, when this project is out, it's all about ME again!
(And you too, dear reader.)
Monkey In Your Soul
(Buy: Steely Dan: Pretzel Logic)
Skankin' to the Beat
(Buy: Fishbone: 'Say Anything' Soundtrack)
Senses Working Overtime
(Buy: XTC: English Settlement)
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Britney Spears & Justin Timberlake (Justin Timberlake, Justin Timberlake!)
Better days (for at least one of them).
Some time in the past.
I have absolutely nothing else to add to this post but, the mighty, mighty songwriting and stylings of James Kochalka Superstar. (As a matter of fact — I could give two shites about the whole 'As the Pop Star Plummets' soap opera — but I had to find something to add to this song. It's solid!)
Go ahead — sing along — I know you want to.
Britney's Silver Can
(Buy: James Kochalka Superstar: Spread Your Evil Wings And Fly)
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
"We do not see things as they are.
We see things as we are."
— Anais Nin
Work to Do
Fight The Power (Part 1)
(Buy: The Isley Brothers: The Ultimate Isley Brothers)
Friday, February 16, 2007
Tenth Annual Great Backyard Bird Count
February 16-19, 2007
If you can count, then you can count!
Get over to The Great Backyard Bird Count website to see what you can do. Then, Look. Listen. And, if you see a bird, count it. It's that simple, and it'll get you outside on this beautiful weekend. (Abacus welcome!)
I Like Birds
(Buy: Eels: Daisies of the Galaxy)
(Buy: The Flaming Lips: Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots)
And because I just can't get enough of this band these days,
(Buy: The Good, The Bad & The Queen: The Good, The Bad & The Queen)
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Wavy Gravy aka Hugh Romney
(One of my personal favorite, 70-year old, Merry Pranksters.)
'Something Good for a Change: Random Notes on Peace thru Living'
If you know a friend that owns it, borrow it. If you can find it, buy it. There are very few books that will bring a smile to your face like this one.
And while you're at it, check out these other Wavy-related websites.
Camp Winnarainbow: A camp providing the opportunity for children (and adults) to discover new realms of personal achievement, communion with nature, and have BIG FUN at the same time. For over 30 years kids (and adults) have run away to join our circus in beautiful Mendocino County, in Northern California.
SEVA Foundation: For 28 years, Seva has served people around the world who are struggling for health, cultural survival and sustainable communities. Compassion in action.
Nobody For President: If a majority of people voted for "None of the Above" rather than "voting for the lesser of evils", it might force a situation where Voters would have to find someone competent to lead them.
(And if you, like me, feel like raising a stink about something — write to that faceless behemoth corporation that now owns Ben & Jerry's — and tell them to reinstate, what might have been the greatest flavor ice-cream ever made (aside from Vanilla, Chocolate, Chunky Monkey, Chubby Hubby, and Cherry Garcia), Wavy Gravy!)
(Buy: The Good, The Bad & The Queen: The Good, The Bad & The Queen)
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Icelandic "Science" Vessel
Slaughter — in the name of Science. So far, scientists in Japan and Iceland have discovered — whales eat krill.
In defiance of the 20-year-old international ban on whaling, Iceland have returned to commercial hunting, showing a blatant disregard for the inherent cruelty.
This year the International Whaling Commission (IWC) will hold its 58th Annual Meeting on the Island of St.Kitts in the Caribbean.
This year is a particularly crucial year, as pro-whaling nations appear to have gathered enough support within the IWC to overturn some vital and long standing conservation and welfare measures.
Read more about Iceland's (as well as the United States, Russia, Norway, Japan and Greenland's) disregard for the lives of whales — in what they call a "sustainable and legal" hunting "in accordance with the rules of the IWC" — and do something about it.
The International Whaling Commission (IWC)
World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA)
The World Conservation Union (IUCN)
Species Survival Commission (SSC)
And, write to your representatives, now!
One White Whale
Pieces And Parts
Here With You
(Buy: Laurie Anderson: Life On A String)
Friday, February 09, 2007
'Tea', a comic by Natalie Dee.
Did you ever find yourself one of those websites that holds your interest for all too long, only to lead you to another, and another and — before you know it, a chunk of your life has mysteriously slipped away — but you're smiling and happy?
Nah! It's never happened to me either. But, if it ever were going to, it could happen over at the comic websites of Drew and Natalie Dee. When you have an extra minute — that will turn in to ten — go check out Natalie Dee, Drew's Toothpaste for Dinner, and my personal favorite (Maybe because of my daily commute, and an affinity for vintage clip art) Married to the Sea. You will not be disappointed.
(But, on the off chance that you are even slightly disappointed – don't come crying back to me with some "Oh, those comics are cute, but I could have done them too" snobby bitch-ass-whiny thing — because, really, I just won't have any part of it.)
So, have a sit, pour some boiling water over the tea, and go read some comics!
(And while you're at it, and because I haven't plugged his gig for a while, go check out Mr. Oblivious — the comic website of Mark Gonyea.)
She Got Me (When She Got Her Dress On)
(Buy: Masters Of Reality: Sunrise On The Sufferbus)
Monday, February 05, 2007
Cookie & friend — eating fruit.
SUPERFOODS FOR THE PESSIMIST. BY CHRIS HICKS (via McSweeney's)
Contain massive doses of a number of antioxidants, including anthocyanins and other polyphenols, and carotenoids. They are also high in fiber, folic acid, and vitamins C and E, none of which can help you now.
An excellent source of lycopene. This antioxidant chemical neutralizes free radicals in the body, reducing the rate of oxidation in your cells and slowing the aging process. Slowing, not stopping: you will never be 18 again.
This über-food has been proven to boost serotonin levels, giving fleeting feelings of contentment, which cast the despair into sharper relief. Use them as a snack or to brighten up a salad.
Walnuts contain massive amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, which fight heart disease, and plant sterols, which lower cholesterol, as well as lots of antioxidants. You can lower your risk of cardiovascular disease by 15 percent to 50 percent if you eat a few five times a week. You will still rot in the nursing home, but more slowly and at greater cost to your kids.
All have tons of antioxidants, including flavonoids and other polyphenols, and fiber. Protect against strokes and diseases such as Alzheimer's. Do not protect against drug-related violence, vehicular homicide, or the spirit-crushing grayness of this tawdry existence.
A good source of vitamin E, which is otherwise hard to get into the diet. Especially if the "diet" is microwave dinners for one, seasoned with tears.
As well as being stuffed full of antioxidants and fiber, and containing virtually no calories, this wonder salad is probably the only organism on earth more truly impotent than you. Add to salads and sandwiches for peppery flavor and laughable feelings of superiority.
An excellent source of flavenoids, which lower cholesterol and prevent fatty deposits from building up in your arteries. Will keep your broken heart beating—as a second-to-second reminder that you are alone—long after you want it to stop.
Still the only friend you've ever had and the only home you'll ever know. A new you? That's priceless. Drink up.
Beans And Cornbread
(Buy: Louis Jordan: Malcolm X Soundtrack)
Drink My Honey
(Buy: Lord of Acid: Voodoo-U)
Exit Music (For A Film)
(Buy: Radiohead: OK Computer)
(I figured I owed you a few for not writing for awhile.)
Thursday, February 01, 2007
Ice Houses on Lake Chickawaukee
February 1, 2007
Yet another under-appreciated house of style, that is always a pleasure to see this time of year — and well past its time for a design competition from dwell (and, no, this is not a paid endorsement of any kind, I just can't think of another magazine that would give a shite about what these things look like) — is the ever endearing, always reappearing 'Ice House.'
Gentlemen (I assume that's all that dare enter these things), let's get a-fishin'!
Ice Cold Ice
(Buy: The Go Find: Stars On The Wall)