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.