Saturday, September 01, 2007

Primal Sceam 2

Primal Sceam 2, originally uploaded by Danny North.

In honor of their appearance on 'Live At Abbey Road' on Sundance Channel last night.

Friday, August 31, 2007

'Foundations'- Kate Nash

I like this girl......

Hmmm, there seems to be a pattern

with today's posts. This picture made me laugh me arse off this AM.

The little Enemy boys? Are SO little. Look- even Didz is taller than they are, and he's very close to being the most vertically challenged Dirty Pretty Thing!

*cough, cough, Carlos*

'Away From Here'- The Enemy

Is this the first time on record

that Carlito and Gazza kept their shirts on during a gig?

Random Ten

1. The Other Side- Scissor Sisters
2. The Cedar Room- Doves
3. The Bitch Is Back- Elton John
4. Accelerator- Primal Scream
5. Argument With David Rawlings Concerning Morrissey- Ryan Adams
6. Morning Glory- Noel Gallagher (solo acoustic)
7. Reason Is Treason- Kasabian (Glasto '07)
8. Hong Kong Garden- Siouxsie and The Banshees
9. She's A Bad Mama Jama- Carl Carlton
10. She's So High- Blur (live at the Budokan)

11. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere- Neil Young
12. Over and Over- Hot Chip

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Shut the hell up, Rep.Rants

And you too, Gov. Culver. For fuck's sake, Chet. I voted for you. I will be calling you on Tuesday. You KNOW better. And don't even get me started on Rants. He seems to be a bit preoccupied with the butt, if you get my drift.

Love is a precious commodity, and stable families a blessing. Who cares about the composition of said families except for a bunch of narrow-minded jackasses? Let's work on the getting out of an illegal war and an impending depression, and "worry" about the gays later.....

Tomorrow, I am so calling the flower shops in DM and sending bouquets to the couples getting hitched. Why? Because we speak florist, and there are weddings. Brides, male or female, need a posy.

I simply do not understand how two people declaring their love for the other becomes such a big deal.

For the moment, I am EXTREMELY proud of being from Iowa.

DES MOINES - A Polk County judge on Thursday struck down Iowa's law banning gay marriage and ordered the county recorder to permit gay and lesbian couples to wed. Less than two hours after word of the ruling was publicized, two Des Moines men applied at the Polk County recorder's office for a marriage license, and for the first time the application was accepted. The process of granting a license to marry in Iowa takes three days.


House Minority Leader Christopher Rants, R-Sioux City, said the judge's ruling illustrates the need for a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. "I can't believe this is happening in Iowa," he said. "I guarantee you there will a vote on this issue come January."


Jen, we are SOOOOOO going to Chi-town on November 20th!

The Gossip have announced that they'll play a series of dates throughout the US this fall.Following on the heels of an extensive UK and European and jaunt this summer, the Arkansas trio plan to hit the road again in the States, starting off in their current home town of Portland, Oregon on November 2. They'll then head down the west coast and play two dates in Los Angeles before heading east for shows in several major cities across the country.

The tour dates are:

Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom (November 2)

Seattle, WA Showbox (3)

San Francisco, CA Bimbo's (5)

Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theatre (6,7)

Washington DC Black Cat (14)

Philadelphia, PA Starlite Ballroom (15)

New York, NY Webster Hall (16)

Brooklyn, NY Music Hall (17)

Boston, MA Middle East (18)

Chicago, IL Metro (20)

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Oh, wow

My Beloved Noel playing 'Sally Cinnamon.' Let me reiterate the wow.


Back when Alias was still on network TV, my must-read every week was Erin's recap of the show on Television Without Pity. Anyone who came up with the nicknames "Spy Barbie" and "Spy Daddy" is okay by me. And she had an appreciation for the hawtness that was one Mr. Julian Sark. Mmmmmm, Sarky.

So, imagine my delight when I discovered that she has her own blog! YAY! And it contains things like this-

For almost a year now, I have been sleeping on one of these motherfucking pieces of shit mattresses.

You know how it is. Or, you would know, if you’ve ever moved from, well, anywhere else to the lovely island of Manhattan. You have to get rid of EVERYTHING YOU HAVE EVER OWNED because NOTHING YOU OWN will EVER FIT into the SMALLEST FUCKING APARTMENT ON THE PLANET. This doesn’t just mean you give your books to your friend and leave your 36-inch tube TV on someone else’s credenza — wait, scratch that, on YOUR credenza because, hi, THAT SHIT WON’T FIT IN YOUR APARTMENT EITHER so you give it ALL to your friend because at least SHE will be able to get years of enjoyment out of it — oh, no.

It means you donate antique furniture to the Salvation Army, including a lovely library table that belonged to your parents for, like, thirty years, and a chest of drawers that held your father’s clothes for at least fifteen years; you throw every last piece of IKEA furniture you hauled all the way from Chicago to Charleston out onto the curb and watch as your neighbors pilfer said pieces almost as quickly as you leave them out there; and you bag up 95% of your wardrobe because you are going to move to a place where, not only are eight pairs of shabby capri pants and 3/4-sleeve blouses in various sherbet-toned colors totally inappropriate for the Big Apple, YOU WILL NOT HAVE ROOM FOR THEM ANYWAY, SO JUST GIVE THEM TO THE DAMN HOMELESS ALREADY.

TWOP was a incubator for my favorite writers. Who else started there? The Right Honorable Heather and Jessica GoFugYourself, who were in charge of recapping 7th Heaven.


Saville and Smith

PAUL SMITH has teamed up with graphic designer and record industry supremo Peter Saville to launch a limited edition T-shirt in
honour of the eagerly-anticipated film Control - a biopic of Joy Division's
enigmatic front man Ian Curtis, by Anton Corbijn.

It's a fitting tribute from one of the UK's top designers and the acclaimed artist, who provided the graphics for the band's albums before Curtis' tragic suicide at the age of 23.

"As a big fan of Joy Division and Peter Saville, I was thrilled to work on a T-shirt for the release of the film Control," Smith tells us. "It is a fantastic British movie; a moving story and great cast."

Starring Sam Riley and Samantha Morton, Control won the Michael Powell award for best new British feature at the Edinburgh international film festival - where all the cast and crew wore the collaborative tribute T-Shirt.

The design, which references Joy Division's 1979 debut album Unknown Pleasures, will be available at Paul Smith stores and via from September. (August 29 2007, AM)


I know that I've touched on this before, but one of the more difficult parts of being a florist is knowing how much and what inventory to have on hand, since it can go south real quick-like.

Why am I bringing this up now? Funerals. Or impending funerals, more specifically. But let me explain a bit first.

Florists, much like anyone that works in the medical field, have very (for lack of a better expression) gallows senses of humor. Death is just something that you have to deal with, sometimes on a regular basis.

I witnessed a great example of this last weekend at a floral design show. The presenter was talking about how, at his shop, all brides pay 50% of the cost of flowers 60 days before the wedding, and and the rest at 30 days. He stressed that there were no refunds, ever (as the flowers would have been ordered by that point, and labor costs would have been incurred).

Then the presenter said something that made a room of 75 florists fall about laughing.

"Well, I suppose you could refund partially if the groom DIED or something. Or you could use the wedding flowers for some really beautiful sympathy work."

Seriously, it was absolute pandemonium in the room. There was snorting. Now you may think, "God, what a bunch of heartless bitches," but if we thought too much about the emotion surrounding funeral services, we'd be of no use to no one. And we have a job to do.

Back to my point. There are two members of our community, really, pillars of it, who are not doing well. One has stage 5 cancer and has received last rites, the other has A.L.S. We know that they are still on this plane of existence, but for how long? Who the hell knows?

So, we're dealing with several things at the shop. One, we're all weepy messes about these two people, which are family and friends of myself and several of my co-workers.

It's awful, though if I haven't said it before, hospice workers do God or whomever's own work.

Two, we're bracing ourselves for gigantic funerals. Huge ones.

Why are we especially concerned about this? Because this weekend is Labor Day, and the floral warehouses we order from do not deliver on Sundays or on holidays.

Which brings me back to inventory: do we hedge our bets and order supplies in, thinking that they'll pass in the next 5 days, taking the risk that nothing will occur and we'll be caught with perishable product?

Or do we not order anything in other than our regular order, and take the chance that we'll be caught flat-footed on a holiday weekend?

We'll just have to wait and see- no decisions need to be made till Friday. I hope this doesn't sound callous, merely practical.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Dirty Pretty Things

Dirty Pretty Things, originally uploaded by simonse15.

Anthony's streak of truly horrid sunglasses continues.

You know,

if I were less obsessed with music, and a much better writer, I believe I'd start investigating every state or regional campaign chair for every Republican candidate.

Why? No reason at all.

Run, Fat Boy, Run

Looks hysterical AND has a new Dirty Pretty Things song on the soundtrack!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Kazza is gonna flip her crap

Fwd: kasabian, originally uploaded by shirk.

dirty pretty things@get loaded

Good Lord- Stanley and Carlito are trying to kill us.....

Please excuse the fangirling. Having a moment here.

Carse of Gowrie - Hazy Scottish View

Carse of Gowrie - Hazy Scottish View, originally uploaded by idg.

Lake's Gate

Lake's Gate(2), originally uploaded by Zé Eduardo.