Friday Jabber

Hap­py Fri­day the 13th! Wak­ing Life was very inter­est­ing ani­ma­tion indeed. at times the dia­logue (indeed for most of the mid­dle part of the film) was heavy-hand­ed time­less phi­los­o­phiz­ing, stuff that is per­ma­nent­ly asked and nev­er answered. it was damn trip­py to watch though. today i have meet­ing galore. and now:

The Fri­day mp3.

today the Fri­day mp3 is brought to you by The Shins. These guys are from Tuc­son, AZ and at first I didn’t dig them too much because I thought all of their songs sound­ed like they were stoned. They grew on me how­ev­er, their har­monies remind me of clas­sic coun­try and blue­grass music, but what strikes me most is their abil­i­ty to sound like a dif­fer­ent band with each song, Sort of like the Union Under­ground, but not goth. Car­ing is Creepy in par­tic­u­lar I think could have been eas­i­ly pro­duced by Robert Smith over in Bon­ny Britain. So with­out fur­ther adieu I give you New Slang.

Malicious Mechanisms

tonight i’m going to watch Wak­ing Life (Lin­klater, 2001). its sup­pos­ed­ly a very inter­est­ing type of ani­ma­tion con­vert­ed from live action. i’m skip­ping out on my Film Noir screen­ing of Dou­ble Indem­ni­ty (Wilder, 1944) to go see it. its just anoth­er one of those mali­cious mech­a­nisms that pre­vent film majors from going to NDcin­e­ma by sched­ul­ing class­es dur­ing those times.

i got all of my free shit from Var­si­ty Issue yes­ter­day, we get less than all the oth­er teams but it is still quite a bit. Adi­das treats us well, i got a sweat­suit, track pants, long and short sleeved under­ar­mor, span­dex shorts, two pairs of mesh shorts, two shirts, two pairs of extra long and extra thick socks, run­ning shoes and a bag to car­ry it all in. Once they get in I will also get fenc­ing shoes, san­dals, and warmups. I’d esti­mate that if I pur­chased all of this retail I would have spent upwards of $500. damn.