Friday, August 31, 2007
Josh: I don’t have time to read between the lines.That’s why my E-mails are one line long.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Josh: I am working on a surprise for you.Uh oh.
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Monday, August 27, 2007
Josh: She has been in no less than two of my dreams.I notice you don’t put a ceiling on the actual number.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
2/8/02: “Dude, she speaks perfect Chinese!”
If I’d begun this list years ago, it could be really long by now.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Josh: a search on google for my name brings up 730 entries. a search on google for your name brings up 685 entries.A search for “Don Rickles” brings up 32,600.
Autechre: Yeah, it’s growing, isn’t it?
Pitchfork: What the fuck? I was just in London at this Melvins show and I saw him and damn, he looks like Aragorn in Lord of the Rings or something. Totally cute. Is it a girlfriend thing?
Autechre: It is, yeah.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Then they introduced Ultra Dawn. It was a success. For a long time, there were Dawn and Ultra Dawn.
Now, Dawn has been renamed to Non-Ultra Dawn.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Josh: Does that mean the enemy of my friend is also my friend?Enemy.
Josh: What about my best friend’s girl, who used to be mine?Enemy.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
My nasal passages were completely sealed and I was gasping for breath. Along came Miles & Co. You may not know it but when you become stimulated and your adrenal glands go to work, it acts as a wonderful nasal decongestant. Well, after one set I was breathing freely. After two, I had forgotten that I ever had hay fever. That is the kind of excitement this group generated.
Josh: Google hits for “Josh Ronsen” = 907. Google hits for “Seth Tisue” = 910.It’s personally disappointing to me that most web pages do not actually mention either of us.
At one point, the general changed his mind about attacking the Asiatic general and decides to head back west for a while — only delaying the inevitable confrontation, not abandoning it. All the prostitutes are upset, because they’d just gotten finished making themselves up as Asian women, to be used as spies against the enemy, and now they had to undo their hair and wipe off all the Asian makeup and prepare to look some other way instead.
In one long scene the mad general mentally prepares to confront his enemy. His relationship with the enemy general was personal. Perhaps they were once close friends and allies, now become bitter enemies. Or perhaps they’ve never met but are just really into the nemesis thing, like Rommel to Patton in Patton, the only-he-is-truly-fit-to-be-my-enemy thing. The general storms around operatically, declaiming, and at the climax of his monologue he calls out his enemy’s name. It was Latin-sounding, something like “Arrhenius”. He declaims the name Arrhenius on an ascending scale, going up at least an octave, almost singing: “ARR-RHEN-I-USSSSSSS!!!” Suddenly, I realize everyone in the theater but me is shouting it in unison with him, and then everyone laughs. Obviously it’s a famous scene, not just to film buffs but in popular culture too, considered a great scene but also a little corny and overblown, so people laugh at it too, very much like when Stanley Kowalski shouts “STELLA!” in A Streetcar Named Desire. I’m puzzled, sitting in the theater, that I don’t know the line, and I’m also puzzled why it’s famous.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Josh: I thought the Lilith Fair solved all those problems.Liz Phair is creating them again as fast as Lilith Fair can solve them.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
I sat on a rock
by the rusty fence
separating the woods
from the overgrown parking lot
behind the abandoned restaurant
on the highway
leaving the city
and read a comic book
to the gamelan musicians
of the royal family of Jakarta.
Later, I passed through
a child-sized hole
in the fence
and walked past the poison ivy
growing by the stagnant creek
and stood among the asphalt markings
and shattered machines
of the extraterrestrial signaling beacon.
Josh: He feels that music aligns itself with the thought plane but the waves can be shared on all living beings’ path toward the absolute.No they can’t.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
Derrida: Who knows?
1) “This is very thorough.”
2) guy #1: “Rachel’s.” guy #2, agreeing: “Rachel’s.”
3) “I’m telling you, I didn’t fuck her yet.”
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
Josh: You can translate 100 pages of Ligeti interviews for me, right?I can if there’s only one word on each page.
Thursday, August 9, 2007
A design committee includes a perceptive highbrow. Due to his criticisms, the proposed flag design is nixed.
A tale of three women.
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Josh: I guess it takes all types.This is one type “it” definitely does not “take”.
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
“Vast Loud Lust King” — sounds like a Soundgarden song. I don’t know Jay.
Monday, August 6, 2007
Rocket Boy: Imagine a bee the size of a dog.
Bananafish: Oh, boy.
Sunday, August 5, 2007
Saturday, August 4, 2007
Friday, August 3, 2007
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Josh: They have both dated Winona Ryder.Really?
Josh: Oh no! Seth’s replies are getting shorter and shorter! Does this mean this thread is near its end?Could be.
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Art Elvis - Coelacanth Floor Elevators - Action-Situations LP
Art Ensemble - Official Wafer Falling CD (For 4 Ears)
Ayler, Albert & Guhl, Andy - Knackmaster Everywhere/Budd CD (Drag City)
Ayler, Alice - Love It Up LP (MCA)
Ayler, Alvin - I am Sitting Swine CD (Eighth Day)
Bailey, Bo - Go Bo Diddley, Bo - His Grind! LP (Streamline)
Beatles - Skew-Whiff: A Tribute to Sounds CD (Drag City/Bad Vugum)
Braxton, Anthony & Bailey, Derek - Music by Phillips, Butterflies, and Hone Special LP (Emanent)
Braxton, Anthony & Lovens, Paul - Mouth Eating Circus - The Ice Masterpiece Colossus CD (OJC)
Cage, John - Big Gundowns and Military Waltzes CD (Factory on a Trip to the United Stars)
Cage, John - Forbidden Planet of the Apes CDx2 (RRR)
Coleman, Ornette - Attitude: The ROIR Sessions CD (ROIR)
Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Nice LP (no label)
Doneda/Rogerigegege - Towards Thirsty CD (Island)
Ex, The - 68 Millions to His Father Yod CD
Feldman, Ornette - Science Fictims CD3 (Merge)
Giuffre, Jimmy - Walkin’ Tuff Dub Encounter CD (Virgin)
Haters - First Love CD (Hat Hut)
Haters - In Toronto 1969 LP (Capitol)
Howlin’ Wolff, Christian - Relaxin’ CD (Blue Note)
Merzbow - Noisemble of Chicago (Les idees fixes/Mute/Spoon)
Mirijanian, Ray - The Electric Spanking Tiger Mountain CD (Tzadik)
Music by Phill - Spasm Band Their Feet Froze to the Ground CD (ESP)
Nancarrow, Conlon - Studies for Prancing CD (SST)
O’Rourke, Jim - Solo: Live at Moers LP
Rypdal, Terje - What’s the Mothership Concerto For CD
Shellac - The Misty Music for Making Heads LP (Nessa)
Sonic Youth - Confusion is the Most Popular Finger 7″ (Drag City)
Spontaneous Music for Bondage CD (Distemper)
Sun Ra - Cosmic Tones for Frank O’Hara/Metallic K.O. LP (Bomp)
Tudor, David - Microphone Improvisations Sex CD (Gyroscope)
Young, Lamonte - New York is Sex/Kill CD (ESP)