Friday Jabber

Friday, 13 September 2002

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

Thursday, 12 September 2002

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.