Thursday, April 23, 2009

20 Questions

Juxtapoz magazine just published a Q & A session with the glorious Camille Rose Garcia. She's lovely and her work is jaw-dropping. Although I don't agree with her distaste for dwarves and puppeteers. One would imagine she would enjoy both, especially since her new, highly exclusive and (sadly) prohibitively expensive "toys" look just like puppets.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Neil Gaiman on the Colbert Report

I am terrible about watching tv. When I put the tv on, I'm usually watching the LOGO channel or old episodes of The Golden Girls or HBO on Demand. Yesterday I ended up getting engrossed in a pretentious art film called Transylvania starring Asia Argento (it didn't have vampires at all but it had gypsies, a bear and Argento doing her usually freak out stuff).
Anyway, I digress. I enjoy The Colbert Report but I missed out on this episode about a month ago in which he interviewed one of my beloved authors, Neil Gaiman. Thanks to the glories of the Internet, you can see it by clicking here.

Also, for you die-hard Gaiman fans, you can pre-order the book he's co-created with Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls. It seems like a steal for $35. Click here to place your pre-order. It looks like it's working properly. Monday it took me over 2 hrs to place my pre-order thanks to the heavy traffic the site was receiving from orders.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Morrissey How Soon Is Now? The National Richmond, VA March 13, 2009

My friend Brian attended the Morrissey show in Richmond last month. He was apparently on the other side of the venue than I was, we missed one another that night. We both agreed that the show kicked off great but faded towards the end. However, Brian captured the best parts of the show on video and has courteously posted them on YouTube. Above you can see the big highlight of the show.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Weekly obessions

These are the things I'm obsessed with this week:

Yeah Yeah Yeahs "It's Blitz!"

James Coviello

Bubble Town

I miss Matt. He's attempting to keep an online journal but its difficult when out on the road.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

And he's off!

(Photo courtesy of Nestor Diaz @ Dots, Lines and Polygons, photo taken at Crooked Beat Records in Washington, D.C. on 3/27/09)

Uglyography has officially hit the road! The tour begins tonight in Roanoke, VA. I feel like a right idiot for not going out on the tour. I miss him already. If you're in an area near to one of the shows below, please support independent music and check it out!

Roanoke, VA - Saturday, April 4 - @ The Water Heater with Kid A and Billy Wallace 7:30pm, $5, all ages

Washington DC -Sunday, April 5 - @ Solly's U Street Tavern with Sean K. Preston and a special guest 8:00 pm, $5, 21 and up

Charles Town, WV- Monday, April 6 -@ Jumpin' Java with Rob Crutchfield 6:00 pm, $3, all ages

Johnson City, TN - Tuesday, April 7 - @ The Hideaway with Killbot 11:00 pm, $5, 18 and up

Chapel Hill, NC - Wednesday, April 8 - @ The Cavedetails to come 10:00 pm - $5, 21 and up

Blacksburg, VA - Thursday, April 9 - @ Gillie's Late Night with Schmarx of the Incline8:00 pm, free, all ages

Harrisonburg, VA - Friday, April 10 - @ The Little Grill Collective with Buck Gooter, Book of Kills, and Don Zientara 8:00 pm, $5, all ages

Richmond, VA Saturday, April 11 - @ Wonderland with One Friend and Push Button Reaction 10:00 pm, $5, 21 and up

Thursday, April 2, 2009

The man comes around

My baby is out of surgery and is back at home! I was able to bring him home yesterday. He was even barking and jumping up and down when they brought him out to me at the vet. He's now still shaking off some of the anesthesia, but he's pretty much back to normal.

The photo above was taken right before his surgery. He no longer has the big mole on his lower lip. However, his one snaggle tooth (see it sticking out from his left side) is still there! I thought that his dental cleaning and maintenance would require that more teeth be removed, particularly that snaggle. Thankfully, his crazy funky tooth is still hanging in there. My beautiful baby and his tooth made it through!

Magic in NYC

One of my favorite contemporary Japanese filmmakers is Tetsuya Nakashima, creator of the delicious films Kamikaze Girls and Memories of Matsuko. He's got a new movie hitting the states this week, making its premiere in NYC this Tuesday. It's titled Paco and the Magical Book and it looks like another amazing film from Nakashima. If you happen to be in New York, click here for information on attending the free premiere (oh, I would LOVE to be able to be there!). Judging from the promo stills, this one looks like another one filled with candy-coated art direction and quirky characters. I just hope that this one makes it to US DVD...soon!

Swing Out Sister - Breakout

I was watching VH-1 stupid 80s videos and I had forgotten about this. I LOVED this song when I was a little girl. Maybe this is why I still wear my hair in a black bob.