Saturday, September 20, 2008


While Vogue says that La Moss "previously looked impeccably chic," I say that she looks rock and roll as f*ck in this picture.

Seascape of the harvest moon

Seascape of the harvest moon, originally uploaded by LucaPicciau.

Friday, September 19, 2008

*rolls eyes*

Today at the shop, the UPS driver arrived with a package from one of the tuxedo companies we use, containing the trousers from a tux rental from last weekend.

The trousers were completely shredded- entire inseam ripped out so badly that the winter-weight wool was stressed and frayed.

This was accompanied by a note from the manager of the tux company. It was pleasant. After the nasty note he sent last week (about the same wedding), I want to call him and suggest he look into meds for cranky fuckers.

I digress.

So, Mom called the groomsman's folks house, and left a message about the trousers. His mother called back and claimed that he had no idea what happened; that the trousers were intact as far as he knew.

Y'all, the pants looked like someone thought they were tear-aways. I've been drunk many times, but I have to say, I've never been so out of it that I didn't notice my entire crotchtual region was exposed to the elements.

We'll see what happens here.

To be continued...

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Fashion week do

Chezza looks cute

As does Estelle

Random ten

1. Steady As She Goes- Corinne Bailey Rae
2. Valerie- Mark Ronson feat. Amy Winehouse
3. Never Gonna Dance Again- Sugababes
4. Hairy Trees- Goldfrapp
5. Shiver- Maroon 5
6. Fast As You- Dwight Yoakam
7. Knowing Me, Knowing You-ABBA
8. I Shall Be Released- Paul Weller
9. Unbilotitled- Babyshambles
10. (Songs For My) Sugar Spun Sister- The Stone Roses

11. Some People- Goldfrapp
12. As Dust Dances- Biffy Clyro

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

So much awesome

Stephen Colbert will spend the holidays with Elvis Costello, Feist, John Legend, Willie Nelson and Toby Keith on the host’s Comedy Central special A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!. The one-hour special, scheduled to air on November 18th, has a plot about Colbert being snowed in in an upstate New York cabin, so he and his musical friends play tunes to pass the time. All the original songs were written by Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger and David Javerbaum, who also collaborated on the Broadway version of John Waters’ Cry Baby. Jon Stewart will also be on hand, duetting with Colbert on “Hanukkah,” while the entire ensemble will come together on “(What’s So Funny About) Peace, Love and Understanding.” A DVD of the special will hit shelves a week later, with proceeds benefiting the charity Feeding America.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Great shot

Officer Jeff Galyean of the Seabrook Police Department hugged his fourth-grade teacher, Sue Harral, in front of her home, which ended up in the middle of the street and several hundred feet from its foundation in Galveston.


I like to think that the Jonas Brothers are what would happen if you took the Kings of Leon - preacher's sons from Nashville, corrupted by wild women and whiskey - and completely inverted them. The Jonas Brothers, too, are the sons of a former preacher, but they have abstained not only from pre-marital sex, but also from drugs, alcohol and cussing. It is almost as if some savvy marketing honcho with a flipchart set about devising a kiddy version of the Kings of Leon.


So true, so true-

When correctly ordered “with everything,” the Chicago hot dog is topped with mustard, fluorescent green relish the color of a kid’s lollipop, chopped onions, one or two tomato slices, one or two pickle spears, two to four hot peppers, and celery salt. Even more important than what goes on is what does not go on—ketchup.

At The Wieners Circle, a famous nearly all-night spot, I overheard this terse conversation:

Boy: “Where’s the ketchup?”

Girl: “Don’t do it, Jerome.”

Boy: “What? Is that wrong?”

Looking around, nervous that her boyfriend had made an insensitive remark, she sternly assured him it was.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Oh, Lils...

I do love you.

I always thought an album was a body of work in itself. you take it or leave it . You wouldn't say to a painter "yeah i love the naked ladies ,but would you mind painting their hair blonde instead of brown, and making their tits a bit bigger?" or " the trees are really pretty, a few more leaves perhaps?" Maybe you would actually , ha ha . Anyway whatevs.

Holy amazing gig, Batman!

Manic Street Preachers and Doves at the Heavenly Records birthday celebration.

As the Manic Street Preachers throttle to the end of Starlover for only the second time in 19 years, bassist Nicky Wire issues a grinning disclaimer. "You can tell that me and Richey were 19 when we wrote those lyrics. You have to make a fool of yourself when you're young." Starlover was one of six tracks the band recorded for Heavenly in 1990. Two others, Motown Junk and You Love Us, were immeasurably better: musical paintbombs consisting of Clash riffs, Guns N' Roses solos, Public Enemy samples and absurdly pugnacious rhetoric, as electrifying now as they were then.


Even when the lyrics are streaked with melancholy, the Motown-flavoured Black and White Town and rave-minded new song Jetstream have the exultant velocity of piano-house anthems, and There Goes the Fear sweeps the hall to its feet, all the way up to the balcony, in a spirit of celebration and camaraderie that seems distinctly Heavenly.

Isn't it interesting how

the smallest things can yield unthinkable results?

Paul Simonon on the origins of The Clash-

After a year's foundation course my attention started to wander. A month before I left, I went with a friend from art college to an audition for a drummer just to back him up. We got to Praed Street in Paddington and entered what looked like a dungeon. These three blokes with really long hair and guitars asked if I was a singer. “No, I'm a painter.” They ignored my answer, or maybe they couldn't hear cause of the long hair. Anyway, I was encouraged to have a go at singing songs I'd never heard of. It was a disaster.

A week or two later I ran into the guitarist from the audition. His name he told me was Mick Jones, and he was attending Hammersmith School of Art. We became chatty and met a few times in the local pubs. One night he asked if I played an instrument. “No, but I'd like to.”

Sunday, September 14, 2008

'The Promise'- Girls Aloud

I wasn't initially that blown away by the single, but I have a feeling it's going to grow on me. The "You're gonna make me, make me love you" chorus is BRILLIANT.

And damn, they actually gave my girl, Sarah, a bigger part than usual. Fierce bitch knocks it out of the park.

I love gallows humor

Hilarious hurricane preparations...

"Ike prep -- Happy to have Anderson Cooper "hunkering down" in Houston. We'll leave a light on!"

Campo di papaveri

Campo di papaveri, originally uploaded by brenno64.