Alright so these guys played at popscene tonight and of coursed I missed them because I don’t go out anymore even though these guys would have definitely been worth going out for but oh well no use for crying over spilt milk I guess I’ll catch ‘em next time. Anyways, I gave them a listen and they are some spacey disco goodness so I had to share. Too bad I didn’t put a comment section in here. I’d like to hear what you guys think. :p
I think I want to start including links to artists that I find inspiring and visit most often. This link is to the website of artist Todd Selby who documents interesting people and their creative spaces.
Thanks to my friend Ciaron for tweeting this one. It’s funny ha ha not funny queer.
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From: David Thorne Date: Thursday 21 May 2009 10.16am To: Helen Bailey Subject: Pets in the building
Thankyou for your letter concerning pets in my apartment. I understand that having dogs in the apartment is a violation of the agreement due to the comfort and wellbeing of my neighbours and I am currently soundproofing my apartment with egg cartons as I realise my dogs can cause quite a bit of noise. Especially during feeding time when I release live rabbits.
From: Helen Bailey Date: Thursday 21 May 2009 11.18am To: David Thorne Subject: Re: Pets in the building
I have received your email and wish to remind you that the strata agreement states that no animals are allowed in the building regardless of if your apartment is soundproof. How many dogs do you have at the premises?
From: David Thorne Date: Thursday 21 May 2009 1.52pm To: Helen Bailey Subject: Re: Re: Pets in the building
Currently I only have eight dogs but one is expecting puppies and I am very excited by this. I am hoping for a litter of at least ten as this is the number required to participate in dog sled racing. I have read every Jack London novel in preparation and have constructed my own sled from timber I borrowed from the construction site across the road during the night. I have devised a plan which I feel will ensure me taking first place in the next national dog sled championships. For the first year of the puppies life I intend to say the word mush then chase them violently around the apartment while yelling and hitting saucepan lids together. I have estimated that the soundproofing of my apartment should block out at least sixty percent of the noise and the dogs will learn to associate the word mush with great fear so when I yell it on race day, the panic and released adrenaline will spur them on to being winners. I am so confident of this being a foolproof plan that I intend to sell all my furniture the day before the race and bet the proceeds on coming first place.
From: Helen Bailey Date: Friday 22 May 2009 9.43am To: David Thorne Subject: Re: Re: Re: Pets in the building
David, I am unsure what to make of your email. Do you have pets in the apartment or not?
From: David Thorne Date: Friday 22 May 2009 11.27am To: Helen Bailey Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Pets in the building
No. I have a goldfish but due to the air conditioner in my apartment being stuck on a constant two degrees celcius, the water in its bowl is iced over and he has not moved for a while so I do not think he is capable of disturbing the neighbours. The ducks in the bathroom are not mine. The noise which my neighbours possibly mistook for a dog in the apartment is just the looping tape I have of dogs barking which I play at high volume while I am at work to deter potential burglars from breaking in and stealing my tupperware. I need it to keep food fresh. Once I ate leftover chinese that had been kept in an unsealed container and I experienced complete awareness. The next night I tried eating it again but only experienced chest pains and diarrhoea.
From: Helen Bailey Date: Friday 22 May 2009 1.46pm To: David Thorne Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Pets in the building
You cannot play sounds of dogs or any noise at a volume that disturbs others. I am sure you can appreciate that these rules are for the benefit of all residents of the building. Fish are fine. You cannot have ducks in the apartment though. If it was small birds that would be ok.
From: David Thorne Date: Friday 22 May 2009 2.18pm To: Helen Bailey Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Pets in the building
They are very small ducks.
From: Helen Bailey Date: Friday 22 May 2009 4.06pm To: David Thorne Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Pets in the building
David, under section 4 of the strata residency agreement it states that you cannot have pets. You agreed to these rules when you signed the forms. These rules are set out to benefit everyone in the building including yourself. Do you have a telephone number I can call you on to discuss?
From: David Thorne Date: Friday 22 May 2009 5.02pm To: Helen Bailey Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Pets in the building
The ducks will no doubt be flying south for the winter soon so it will not be an issue. It is probably for the best as they are not getting along very well with my seventeen cats anyway. .
From: Helen Bailey Date: Monday 25 May 2009 9.22am To: David Thorne Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Pets in the building
David, I am just going to write on the forms that we have investigated and you do not have any pets.
I really have no idea how or when I got this song. It could have been last week when my roommate asked me about them but then I dont’ remember him giving it to me. Oh well. I knew I had heard it somewhere before because I could hum along to the tune but I couldn’t place why. Then the male vocals kicked in and I KNEW I hadn’t heard that part so I deduced that it could only have come from a commercial. And so I was right. The Ipod Nano. Funny how things seep into your brain without you realizing. Oh the wonders of advertising.
Today I unfollowed FML. I find the whole concept tasteless and boring and I’m skeptical about how many posts are actually true. I feel like the concept encourages people to come up with most outrageous thing they can think of, to the point that it becomes nothing that I can relate to. Not to mention, it’s humor is rooted in schadenfreude (reveling in the misfortune of others). At least with MLIA you can relate to many of the posts and it takes a certain amount of wit to pull one off. Not so with FML. Sorry but I guess I’m a snob.
It’s been a Wes Anderson kind of month. A couple weeks ago I finally got around to watching the “Darjeeling Limited” and tonight, “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.” I had rented it before but was distracted while watching it, so therefore did not pick up on the real beauty of the movie the first time. It was a shame on me because I now find Wes Anderson one of my new favorite directors although I am no stranger to his movies. Before I was even aware of who he was, I saw “Bottle Rocket” when it first came out and years later “Rushmore.” I think I can now safely say that I’ve seen his ouevre of movies to date. Anyways, he’s coming out with a movie adaption of a book by a favorite childhood writer of mine, Roald Dahl, who’s also responsible for “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “James and the Giant Peach.” He’s one of a handful of authors that I repeatly returned to and couldn’t get enough of as a gradeschooler. A departure from Wes Anderson’s usual live action films, this one will employ stop animation. If you recall the “The Life Aquatic”, he used stop animation for the first time ever in his filmmaking to evoke an artificial yet familiar feel. Something his movies tend to have in common. True to form, there will be the regular cast of actors from his previous works including Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzman and Angelica Huston, just to name a few. I’m looking forward to it because his art direction is always stunning, so there’s no doubt it should be a visual treat. Sadly, it won’t be released until mid November but for sure I’ll be eagerly awaiting it’s debut. [End movie plug]
Ever wonder how your favorite designers make a shoe look like it’s exploding off the page? Or how is it they add those glowing wires and flares you can’t seem to get right? Well I found a place that has tutorials for exactly those effects you’d want and more. I’ve been visiting this site for the past 2 years and I love that they get some of the most talented and hottest designers to share their trade secrets. Contrary to some designers I know they actually uphold a philosophy that I agree with and that is that information is meant to shared.
Today’s Acquisitions: Friendly Fires - Friendly Fires Michael Jackson - Thriller Peter Bjorn and John - Living Thing Fischer Spooner - Entertainment
These have been on my to get list for a while and I’ve finally gotten around to adding them to my itunes. I’m so so behind I swear I’m gonna catch up if it kills me. On a separate note: i’ve uploaded another Marina and the Diamonds song. Digging it.
This site is amazing if you ever have to do a photo or concept search. Perfect for designers or anyone in the creative digital industry, it’s a search tool that collects an vast amount of mixed media from all over the web to bring you an intuitive view of the bigger picture. Try it out and see what your search brings you.
I have to thank my awesome boyfriend for showing me this site. Most times I think he keeps things to himself so I’m always happy when he shares. So what is it? It’s a media bookmarking site where people drop images into a large pool of random images. It’s focus is on but not necessarily limited to the fields of design, typography, advertising, art, architechure and photography. It’s droppers are by invite only so the collection doesn’t get overrun by mediocre crap. Not only that but it has an engine that can organize by tags. Me likey!
So i have this blogger account I’ve been using for the past year or so (pls go there for older posts)… not only that but I have multiple blog accounts, not the least of which is a myspace blog devoted to more personal stuff, but also an additional blogger account, a twitter, a last.fm, a blip.fm and an old livejournal. I even have a goddamn yelp. I stopped posting to some and started posting to others, so everything is scattered everywhere and i wonder if there is a point to pulling stuff over to tumblr. hmmmm. what to do?