7.31.2008

6 MONTHS

RENTS $5,335.00, EATING OUT $1,608.00, GROCERIES $1,168.20, AIRPLANE TIX $1,128.00, CLOTHES $668.00, BOOZE $660.00, COFFEE $329.50, TRIPS HOME $370.00, SHOWS/MOVIES $297.50, MTA $290.00, CD's/BOOKS/ART $284.50, PHONE $221.83, HOUSE STUFF $93.00, TAXIS $62.00, HEALTHCARE $19.00, CIGARETTES $16.00, MAIL, GIFTS, BIKE, AIR CO., MISC. STUFF $727.00

TOTAL EXPENDITURES =
$13, 277.53
got to see bon iver perform yesterday. it was great. here's a video from last winter.
"i hold you" by karl blau
jared has been sending me clips of this video. premieres fri. 5 & 6 at 3rd and a.

7.30.2008

SOMEBODY IS GOING TO LOSE AN EYE

brian lehrer had a great segment on it today:
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N.VENAGLIA

dudes, nich isn't lagging. he made a rad mix for july that i promise i'll post before august. here's a new zine he made too. go look here to see more of his stuff..




this giant poster is sort of creepy. my mom wore these gloves when i was younger & so it reminds me of dentyne gum, neil diamond, all my children, buicks & horses.
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7.26.2008

i would like to climb 106 stairs to the top of the stissing mountain fire tower.

it is 2 hours & 10 minutes away. feeling stuck & miss owning a shitty hatch back.
a bad decision maybe, but i'm real tempted. just don't feel like i'm seeing all i could be.
"forever got shorter" & "killing a camera" by braid

7.25.2008

CLOSE TO HOME

this happened on my way into work yesterday.

STAY GOLD EMO

"me & my friend" by julie doiron
hope you have a nice sensitive weekend ahead of you...............................................

7.21.2008

BROKE MY PHONE

don't know what i'm going to do about it yet. my verizon plan ends in a week or so. does anyone know the estimated cost to get up and running on an iphone?
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07/24/08 UPDATE: i really enjoy not having a phone.

7.19.2008

SHELLSHAG AT THE CAKE SHOP 07.17.08

"gary's note" by shellshag..............................................................................................

HSA JULY BONUS MIX

here's about an hour of mount eerie songs i like. hope you like them too.
track list: where is my tarp, i whale, human, great ghosts, (2 lakes), do not be afraid, domesticated dog, i hold nothing, i love (it) so much, cold mountain song 286, the boom, stop singing, i hold nothing, what i actually am, wolf mountain howls "in the world," i can't believe you actually died. + here's november's cinders show: 1 & 2

7.18.2008

C.DUNCAN XLR8R INTERVIEW

mark was here. i spent the same on booze in 3 nights as i did for the entire month of june. he broke his elbow. hope you have a good weekend ahead of you. - adam c.

7.14.2008

MATT & KIM AT MCCARREN POOL


here is my shaky drunken video of matt & kim playing with a marching band at mccarren pool yesterday. i'm sure there are a million others out there on the interweb. i'm realizing now how obnoxious it was to hold my camera up in a crowd and film this. it takes away a little bit of the energy, because it's one less person participating, and it is also probably bugging the hell out of the person behind me.

7.13.2008

7.11.2008

LONG SONGS WITHOUT WORDS

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"abillera" by the necks
"paper windmill" by the mountains

"technology is killing music (systems & layers outtakes)
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"stereo music for yamaha disklavier prototype, electric guitar, and computer,"
"stereo music for acoustic guitar, bucla music box 100, hp model 236 oscillator, electric guitar, and computer - part two" by keith fullerton whitman
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hope these help with the book you're reading. i'm onto the history of paris. take care.

7.09.2008

HSA MIX TRADE 2008: JUNE

justine had originally come up with the idea of making a torture mix for her month. she is writing a book on the topic and has been compiling the musical references she learns about along the way. mother jones posted it here a while back, so she was kind enough to make us a new one. here it is & in no way torturous. track list:

peter sarstedt, cat power, vetiver, holly golightly, april march, belle & sebastian, dynasty, riot a go go, shellshag, the sharp ease, los cincos, the kinks, mc5, the shins, sonny smith, iron & wine.

hey, did you notice it's july and this is the june mix. i suck at keeping these things posted & it is because i don't like making the files. there's so many other radder (more rad?) things to do with time. 6 more to go & i promise no more slacking.

7.08.2008

1˚ (CHRISTMAS IN JULY)

working on a song for the parks & records xmas comp. rough mix below:

it's about these crazy videos jake told me to watch. here's the whole film.

GOT A FLAT & WALKED TO WORK TODAY

CD'S ARE TRASH

being broke & in a tiny new york apartment has changed my collecting habits. when i go to record stores these days, i just bring a pen and piece of paper. i rarely ever break out my wallet. i write down anything that sounds interesting and when i get home, i google search the title of the album along with the word "mediafire," "sendspace" or "sharebee" until i can find a forum board or blog that has posted a link to it. it is helpful to download software that will un .rar files as well.

from doing this, i have learn to keep tabs on a few blogs that share my taste in music.
this one is the raddest & recently posted the new: blck kids, bck & wlkmen. i keep tabs on this one, this one & this one as well.

i am practicing a sort of cognitive dissonance a kin to the vegan smoking habit i recently broke. one thing it obviously means, and i am not proud of, is that i am a thief. worse off, i am often times thieving from independent record labels. this habit is no worse than stealing off a merch table.

i'm at work now and shouldn't be posting this train of thought without further investigating my stance on it. however, this is also the glory of the interweb. half baked ideas can be published and traded so easily & free. right along side artwork & albums that have taken people years to create. it is sad, it is green (in a warped sort of way) & it is our future.

CD's are trash & labels like mt.st.mtn & p.w. elverum and sun are indie's only hope (canceling out the whole "green" theory with outsourced vinyl production creating three eye'd fish in russian streams). wow. back to work.

7.02.2008