Monday, February 23, 2009

Watching the Oscars last night was painful. I just wanted to see Ledger's baby collect the award, but no such luck. His folks were lovely, however.

Otherwise, the show was a joke. Rourke was ROBBED.

Fortunately we didn't miss much of Flight of the Conchords which was quite funny last night (the "Epileptic Dogs" song was the best song on the show so far this season), as was the new Danny McBride show East Bound and Down.

Sunday, February 22, 2009


A distinguished older English gentleman attended the production of Henry V this afternoon. He addressed me as "m'lady" and I was rather impressed and flattered.

I also met this very cool young girl from New York who is putting together a documentary about the Acting Company, the group who performed Henry V here this weekend. Turns out this girl shot a documentary about the Dresden Dolls in 2005. The doc was never given proper release, but I'm getting more info and weblinks so we can sneak a peek at it!

Michael at Punchbuggy Blues was a great friend and hand delivered my lovely Kathie Olivas NYCC exclusives yesterday. He also informed me that she's slated to attend the Dragon Con in Atlanta in September. I looked it up and now am planning a Labor Day excursion to GA because it appears that I will have the opportunity to meet several of my favorite artists, including Olivas, Brandt Peters, Tara McPherson and Doktor A. I don't think that I can resist missing this opportunity, even if it's costly and crazy. So I owe Michael a big thanks for the toys as well as for the valuable info.

I had better stop buying toys and start saving money...so that I can buy toys in September.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Droppin the new hot track!

My favorite recording artist, Uglyography, has just released a new song. The song premiered over the radio waves on 100.5 FM last Sunday. Have a listen and enjoy, it's a fun one!


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Slave to the wage

Sorry for the lack of posts. My job has been killing my soul. Twelve hour days filled with nothing but customer service and accounting. Delightful.
Last Friday my worst work fear came true. We had a sold out show and the artist canceled around 10:30 am that morning. This means attempting to contact 400 people and explain the situation and their ticket options. It was an unholy mess. I will be dealing with the repercussions for some time to come. Plus, this weekend I have a 3-hr long Shakespeare production to look forward to! Both Saturday and Sunday! Aren't I lucky? My next day off appears to be February 29th. It makes me want to cry just thinking about it.
Plus, it's just been busy as all hell. No time to catch up on my blogging, hardly time to catch up on my requisite paperwork.

Also, IKEA let me down. I used to love it, now I shiver to think about it. Oceans of people and their screaming brats queuing up hundreds deep to pick up a shitty particle board 3-drawer chest to save $30 odd dollars. Crowds make me nervous and send me into a panic state. All I wanted was my display case. Thankfully I got what I needed, but it was a zoo. The customer service there is usually decent, but the employees were rude and unpleasant, and the checkout lines were nuts. Plus, Woodbridge has turned into a bourgeois mecca of sorts, a nightmare of commercial shopping and traffic. I will think twice or three times before ever considering another road trip to my beloved IKEA whose good reputation has now been forever sullied.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Heads up to my Lips fans!

I know a few of you who check this blog from time to time are Flaming Lips fans like myself. I just found out about this new movie that premiered this week called The Heart is Drum Machine. It's from the makers of the terrific documentary Moog. This new film is a creative exercise in which all sorts of musicians and artists were interviewed about their feelings and interpretations of music. It's a broad canvas, but there's certainly potential. The Flaming Lips give interviews, but even better is the news that Steve Drozd composed the film score.
Also making an appearance in the film is Fairuza Balk. How incredible, Fairuza Balk and The Flaming Lips in one film! It doesn't get much better than that.
Click here for the trailer.

Saturday, February 7, 2009


I am overwhelmed with pure joy!

My friend at PunchBuggyBlues is the luckiest guy and is at the New York Comic Con right at this very moment. He did a huge massive favor for me and has secured two very limited NYCC exclusive Kathie Olivas babies for me. One is a cute little Scavenger named Beaumont, the other is a very rare limited Two-Faced Hazel edition (the Asia edition is on pre-order and I'm waiting on her, I'll have twin sisters!). I cannot believe my luck!

Thank you, Michael! You freakin' rock!

Also, I have found a new obsession in the form of Doktor A. His steampunk Mechtorian babies are breaking my heart with their cuteness.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Cute x 3

Oh boy! From the directors of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Pola X, and The Host comes a trilogy of tales about...


This looks very cute. This goes straight to the top of my list!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Happy days

I want to wish my beloved Kim a big happy birthday! I'm terrible about cards and such, but I can give her a big blog kiss! Happy Birthday and many happy returns!

Random notes:

The new Franz Ferdinand album, Tonight, is excellent. It's sticky hot Scottish disco and I love it. It's better than the last one. Of course, it's been about 4 yrs since their last full-length so they would have no excuse for mediocrity. No worries, it's top notch.

Kevin Smith's latest Zack and Miri Make a Porno was released on DVD this week. It's fantastic, the funniest movie I've seen in ages and ages. If you get it, be sure to watch the special features, particularly the outtakes.

Only one more day until...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Two more days...

Only two more days of waiting left, my friends!
Here's an article with Mr. Gaiman. His date for the premiere was none other than my favorite actress, Fairuza Balk. Seems a bit odd, but lovely nonetheless. The full article is here.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

Shopping Shout Out

Many of you are familiar with the glorious Etsy.com, a site specializing in facilitating the sale of handmade and vintage goods. Several of my talented, crafty friends are now selling their wares on Etsy. In fact, I'm going to start an Etsy links section on my sidebar. I'll get around to adding that soon enough, but in the meantime I must present my lovely sister-in-law's brand new Etsy store, Wear It Out Vintage! My sister-in-law is a very groovy lady who has spent the good part of a decade or more obsessively collecting vintage and retro clothing, accessories and housewares. She's finally started sharing the love by selling off some of her collection. She's got a great eye for spying kitschy cool stuff that's in good condition. She just started uploading a few items with many more to come.