Friday, January 30, 2009

yacht vs. analog industries

i found this blog post pretty interesting. in my circle of friends and co workers and acquaintances the idea that musicians deserve a living wage comes up quite a bit, but i never hear about software designers deserving a living wage.
any how, i think this raises a few questions...
do 1's and 0's used to make music have the same value as guitars or drums or the computers that use the 1's and 0's? maybe not but i think they could at least equate to an effects pedal or something...
is it unethical to use pirated software to make music that you then license to commercials?
shouldn't people who make money off of licensing and playing festivals be able to afford these programs in the first place? it seems to me like they should.

i'm not sure where i stand on most of this stuff right now... i am hoping that this at least causes some discussion.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009

marnie stern mentioned on fox news

the funniest part is when the guy does a finger tapping guitar noise with his mouth after saying her name.

krs sick daze

times are tough at the krs portland office. portia was sick last weekend and now ingrid and i are both sick. i think i'm going to head home once all these videos are done uploading to yousendit... hopefully the sickness doesn't spread over the internet to the olympia mailorder office or lauren's licensing fortress in nyc...

Sunday, January 25, 2009

france loves spidey too

sorry for the blurriness, but this has to be the weirdest car ever on a merry-go-round.  donald duck spidey in overalls?  this was on the boardwalk in cannes...

Friday, January 23, 2009

bird list 1/23/09 durham NC

so it must be obvious by quippage alone that i am not digging
one consolation about moving would be that there are different birds in the southeast
than there are in the west. but it is nice to see familiar faces too.
thank you remaining and feeble biodiversity
mind you these are all common feathered friends but i see them as friends nonetheless.
thank you seed and bug eaters for getting me past my hollow, geographically strained heart
eh hem- thee...
white throated sparrow
white crowned sparrow
slate colored junco
white winged junco
yellow throated warbler
pine warbler
solitary vireo
cedar waxwing
eastern bluebird
hermit thrush
carolina wren
red breated nuthatch
white breated nuthatch
tufted titmouse
carolina chickadee
eastern phoebe
downy woodpecker
yellow bellied sapsucker
mourning dove
great blue heron

Thursday, January 22, 2009

xiu xiu book club

thank you !!!!! the pyramid is on the verge of collapse!
the return of depression economics by paul krugman
elementary particles
flannery o'connor complete stories by
4 dada suicides by Arthur Cravan, Jacques Rigaut, Julien Torma & Jacques Vaché
the taoist body by kristofer schipper
jps hebrew-english tanakh, particularly the torah 5 books of moses, in tandem with the bedside torah by rabbi bradley shavit artson
invisible cities - italo calvino
the rise of the creative class - richard florida
man and his symbols - c g jung
on kissing, tickling, and being bored - adam philips
total work of art - matthew wilson smith
The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel written by amy hempel
Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig
the sun also rises" -hemingway
"laurier blanc" (white oleander) janet fitch .
"the teaching of buddha" -bukkyo dendo kyokai
One Place After Another: site specific art and locational identity (miwon kwon)
Norwegian wood (Hauki Murakami)
Road Novels 1957-1960: On the Road. Dharma Bums. Subterraneans. Tristessa. Lonesome Traveler. (Jack Kerouac)
Relational Aesthetics (Nicolas Bourriaud)
The Castle (Franz Kafka)
Roadmap to Korean by Richard Harris
Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
hopscotch by julio cortázar
the exterminator by william burroughs
"Ecrits poétiques" by Christophe Tarkos.
city dreaming /sonic youth
the dialectic of sex: the case for feminist revolution by shulamith firestone
friedrich nietzsche - thus spoke zarathustra
timothy j. lambert - best gay erotica 07
pimp by ice berg slim
"i am currently reading the local penny savers every day because i am fucking broke"
east of eden by john steinbeck
Noise/Music: A History by Paul Hegarty
The Sexual Life of Robinson Crusoe by Humphrey Richardson
Chris Ware - Jimmy Corrigan The Smartest Kid on Earth
Oscar Wilde - the picture of dorian gray
Hector Oesterheld - The eternaut
matylda ("i am not dead", j.s.)
birds through a ceiling of alabaster
the mysterious flame of queen loana by umberto eco
bieguni by olga tokarczuk
the shanghai union industrial mystics by nury vittachi
"Organic Chemistry" by John McMurray
"Cellular and Molecular Immunology" by Abul K. Abbas, Andrew H. Lichtman, and Shiv Pillai
"Grendel" by John Gardner
"Kusamakura" by Natsume Soseki
"Cane" by Jean Toomer
"Dictee" by Theresa Hak Kyung Cha

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

bush leaves office, royal trux's first two albums get reissued, and lost has a season premiere all in the same week

also superman beyond #2 by grant morrison comes out tomorrow.
now all my top r.i.p.s of the last few years just need to come back as zombies, i guess...

you can let the door hit you on the way out...

just saying.

Sunday, January 18, 2009


if you were a band would you rather have 100,000 fans but only sell 1,000 records, or have only 10,000 fans, but every one of them buys the record?

Friday, January 16, 2009

xiu xiu book club

please send (
a (
reasonably sized) photo
of what you are reading

the author and title.
this are/is my current
please add to it.

sweet tea
black gay men of the south
by e. patrick johnson

blue bamboo by osamu dazai

sex trafficking
inside the buisness
of modern slavery
siddharth kara

comfort and critique
peter sotos

the sound and the fury
kermit the frog

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

mika miko tour dates

they're playing some shows w/ FUCKED UP.

Jan 17 2009 8:00P
Echoplex Hang the DJ’s Champagne & Strawberries Party! Echo Park, California
Jan 25 2009 9:00P
THE SMELL w/ NO AGE, Abe Vigoda, DSS, Rings Los Angeles, California
Feb 3 2009 8:00P
Phix Gallery w/ Fucked Up Phoenix, Arizona
Feb 4 2009 8:00P
The Casbah w/ Fucked Up San Diego, California
Feb 6 2009 8:00P
The Echo w/ Fucked Up Los Angeles, California
Feb 7 2009 8:00P
Pomona Elk’s Lodge w/ Fucked Up Pomona, California
Feb 8 2009 8:00P
The Independent w/ Fucked Up San Francisco, California
Mar 4 2009 8:00P
UCLA w/ The Mae Shi! Westwood, California

Tuesday, January 13, 2009



i'm starting to wonder if i voted for the wrong dude (not that i'm implying you can only vote for 1 of 2 people, obviously... also i'm using the non gender/sex specific dude as opposed to the implied male dude...)
hopefully tomorrow's obama/spider man team up will change my mind?