It might be worth pointing out that the new photo really is me on an ordinary day, more or less. And again, it was taken by Elizabeth Black, even though it’s not one of her “real” photos. That damned jacket means everything to me. I’ve had it perhaps twelve years now, and it seems to be made of iron. Since I don’t have an anorak to go with my passing ’80s fixation, a fatigued fatigue jacket will have to do.
Watched the first episode of the new season of Survivor last night. I was surprised that I didn’t hate every last one of them on sight, but I was not crazy about them either. Knowing that they know how the last season turned out, they already have their guards up, and are not going to give a hint of their real personalities. When it came to the vote, I was certain that they were going to boot Jeff, not Debb. It’s fairly obvious that Jeff is the new “Rich”, but there’s so many “Kellys” that I’m confused. A lot of people seem to be flying under radar. I don’t even know the name of the girl who conveniently misquoted Debb to Jeff, but she even used the same phrase of, “I’m just telling you what I heard,” while pretending to focus on some mundane task, because it’s a lie. i wanted them to boot Jeff not only because he’s too much like Rich in personality, and I don’t want a re-run of last season, but because he was sick as can be. Yes, i understand why now the tribes want to boot the strong ones first, but this is getting a little absurd.
Back when Lou was here, I bought a couple of used reissues of Orange Juice at the Magic Bus. I’ve never forgotten the Magic Bus, but it’s so rare that a chance to get down to the French Quarter arises. There’s a ton of discs there that I want, or even need for my collection, but… between “Orange Juice” and “You Can’t Hide Your Love Forever”, my favorite is… the Teardrop Explodes! Sorry, Edwyn, but as cool as you are, you just ain’t weird enough for me. And if the TX comparison is not fair, I also must admit that I’m still absorbing those Go-Betweens reissues as well, putting them on in the background without bothering to learn the names of the songs, as i never checked them when i listened to them on Damien’s comp tapes anyway. I still need to get “Rip It Up” one day though, as it has the song “Louise Louise”. So that’s corny.
I also must confess that I am as slow to catching onto the new stuff as Rolling Stone sometimes. the humiliation nver ends. Yes, i do like At the Drive-In, and they might be nice to see as the new “Next Big Thing” as RS claims that they are in the new issue with horrid J-Lo cover. I read the piece on them Saturday on a 15 minute break, and they on on the verge of being devoured by the corporate beast. they have Bush and Papa Roach fawning all over them. Gavin Tossdale (i meant to put the R, but hit T, and it looks so much better) actually told them that “Relationship of Command” is his and Stephani’s makeout music. Warped! Or should i say, Warped Tour? Ha ha ha! Bloody damned hell! What on earth is wrong with me today? the cheesiness is so bad that my skin feels orange.
So it’s the Onion, and everyone has probably already seen it, but it’s yet another swipe at the Shrub regime. At least Alf doesn’t have to worry about the blue jean ban, since he doesn’t wear pants at all, but what is J.R. going to say? The only other weird point is that now that I’m old enough, I now know that James Watt, despite being a complete creep and a corporate whore, actually had a point when he said that the Beach Boys were not wholesome.
Someone explain to me why these shoes exist. Aside for rodeo clowns. Please.