Thursday, February 28, 2013

Non- recording-related end of month seeming non-sequiter post

John Ashcroft covering up the boobs o' justice was just about the most asinine thing ever.  I'm sure I can think of another if I try.

Recording night 2, #9 VIDEO

Recording night 2, # 8

Playback bliss as the roughs are perused.  For the uninitiated, "roughs"

Recording night 2, # 7

"Hi!  I'm half the bass player's age!"

Recording night 2, # 6

Possibly from some photo book from the Songs of Faith and Devotion

Recording night 2, #5

Tech aspects.

Recording Night 2, # 4

Obligatory ironic rock ephemera (OIRE),

Recording Night 2, #3

Recording guru Derl - if he thinks about the number of times he's "placed" mics,

Recording Night 2, #2

M: "I'm cottoning on to what this Nick Eddy's about, and I'm not too sure about it."
I: "A little late now, man..."

Recording Night 2, #1

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

I've tried

Sometimes I think, when worrying about my oncoming senility, well, I should just learn to play chess - chess problems would use parts of my desiccated brainpan that are already nigh incapacitated.  Just now, I thought, well, I love to play guitar and am obviously one of the greatest songwriters of the last 5000 years - maybe I should take a lesson or three, learn some scales and be able to play my own leads instead of hum-whistling them to the nearest capable player.  THAT got me talking with a friend about how I will never, ever know anything about actual music equipment.  I should, yes.  I should get excited about, I dunno, Orange stacks and the fact that someone got a "new" "Bigsby" for their "E-335."  But I can't, I just can't.  My eyes glaze over, I go all slack-jawed and despondent, logy and sluggish.  Still, being willing to think about pretending to learn to care about more tech-y music stuff - this has to be some kind of progress, right?

I don't care, BUT...

Couldn't you have married Bobby Kildea?
Just found out that old Carey Mulligan is married to one of the Mumford and Sons assholes, possibly even Mumford himself.  Which is fucking gross.  I look forward to news of their divorce once Mumford is out on some dumb cruise with the Lumineers and Speech from Arrested Development.

I think about this piece of music nearly every day

That ink goatee you've waited for:


Was hoping this was just some sort of late-to-the-game art, but [*spoiler*] it's something in advance of some remodeling.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

"I DON'T!"

Prison support!

Shout it!

Jack 'n' Rafe

Hey, here's Jack, the gentleman who did the ceremony deed and married Rafe's mom and pop.  Rafe is all indifferent with the "Jack Benny toofs hurt" pose.

Flannery O'Connor

Well.  I finally read "A Good Man is Hard to Find" and it was sick.  Just sick.  Now I'm sort of scared to read any more of her stuff.  But I must!

Best/worst review in human history

Since I made it safely though The Dog Stars, liking it the entire time, I thought I should check the one-star reviews on Amazon just to see if the haters had any valid points.  Found THIS:

A deckle edge, yesterday
If you pay top dollar for jeans with holes this is the book for you when I finally got it in the mail the pages looked like a dog chewed on them so I sent it back to amazon today I got my new copy it was the same way I checked with amazon and they say and I quote "The uneven, jagged or rough cut edges on this book are a decorative feature called "deckle edge" or "rough cut." This is an intentional feature of the book." I take great pride in my books so I don't know what would possess someone to do this intentionally I was looking forward to reading this story after a great revue on my local npr station but if I pay 14 bucks for a new book I expect it to be in good condition I'm returning it and spending my money els ware


adj: of or like copper

And why not

just hire David Lynch, if one is remaking Mulholland Drive?

Ha! Ha!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Love him!

Kyle was out on his porch smoking when this small fellow wandered up.  Trudy Montana goes all Scanners by way of reaction!


Plaque reads "HOTTEST MESS."

And yes, I'm very happily married

But I still think the girl from Paperman is HAWT.

The view from the Oscars

Excited Oscar revellers

At Oscar Stop #2, Rafe's hair mysteriously took on a "Matt Damon '98" look,
possibly in tribute to all of Affleck's good news?!?

Full moon over shit


Indian dinner

Mango shake

"Look, I'm someone from a Vermeer..."
"Nah, I'm just messing, it's me..."



I have about thirty pages left in The Dog Stars, and, while my cultural influence and reach exceeds Oprah's, I'm not going to try to bully you-all into reading this.  I will say, though, that this book has made me think, feel and generally freak out in a way I cannot recall since, I dunno, Revolutionary Road in 2002? I have even refrained from my customary "checking with pudz on Amazon reviews" system because it it so good to me right now that I don't want to be dissuaded.  Also, with thirty pages left, I have NO IDEA what is going to happen.  Freaking!

Friday, February 22, 2013


Ooh! A find

Bizarre sink interlude

"Yeah, I really do need to play with this sink for a half-hour..."

"See, how the just swooshes out, right here!"
"No, I don't want spicy pickles!  I want the SINK!"


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Can I sue successfully?

Was over in the next county, gettin' gas, and saw this sticker, which has both the diminutive of my first name and my middle name.  This has to be fake!, etc.

Recording under way!

At one point there were thirty-one separate musicians all playing at once, maybe.

Nerve center!

Peanut demands the bass.

How reading/checking old issues of New York before pitching pays off

I mean, December 31, 2012 - January 7, 2013 issue, the one that's been in the bathroom at home since arrival - if I hadn't read/glanced through it, would I have ever known that Beck is married to this lady?:

She's also Giovanni Ribisi's twin sister! What th'??

Thank you, Johnny Marr

From Pitchfork:

I also find this kind of folk with guys in Wellington boots and washboards not good to listen to.  That music is one step away from barn dancing as far as I'm concerned.  Anyone under the age of sixty should not be wearing Wellington boots onstage.

I am enjoying this:

Well now

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Sorry, world

Starting recording tonight.

The man, the sausage

Seen in Chicago.

One day's egg haul down Savannah way

Follow-up to his Kubrick book:

Coming soon!

Jack and Asher

Rafe's buddy Jack is not too terribly excited to have a new little brother.  If the sequester goes through, maybe their base in Germany will close down and they will be home momentarily to be there for Rafe's caffeine intervention!