Monday, November 28, 2005

Prelim best of 2005 list

So I've started here:

Am I missing something? Do you want one? Email your address.

I have to cut something. The CD is like 2 minutes over. I am looking for shorter songs on the same record or just cutting a song alltogther. My first vote would be for MIA. What should I cut?

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Tea Time!

Tea (with milk) and a scone (the brown stuff is Nutella)

Logging of for the day from London. Off to Sainsburys...

Cause Everybody Hates a Tourist…

So as I continue to document my travels to London, I’ve decided that I would pepper my headlines and picture captions with lines from great songs by British artists. Cause really, if you took away the great rockn’roll that’s come from this country, what would you be left with, bad teeth and even worse food?

I went down and saw some touristy things I had never seen on my travels here before. If you can name these places in the comments section, I will bring you a crumpet, or a Cadbury Flake, or some prawn crisps.

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Lady Madonna (see how they run…)
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I live by the river…
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After seeing my fellow American, who paid $15 to go into to a church (f* that), I got myself a cup of tea and went to the park, how quaint.

I tore into Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, kind of creepy given it’s a book about magic in London and the sky looked like this.
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This goose was trying to figure out how to break free from the fence. I couldn’t help him. Also, the squirrels in the park are very aggressive and tried to attack me. As I tried to shoo a few away by kicking at them, a series of Europeans came up, and proceeded to pet/feed them. No wonder these squirrels are so aggressive, because of these insane Europeans.
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At last, a pub where I had nice Thanksgiving lunch for one.
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And in case a pint in a dirty pub makes one feel randy, these are in ever men’s room in London. Where are we? At a truck stop in the middle of nowhere Texas?
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The view from up here

Another sunny afternoon...

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Hello London – There you are. You’re right there.

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I was really tired after I walked down this road, but it was SO worth it.

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I brought over some gifts for my hosts. Its not everyday you get your own room for 5 days for free in one of the world’s most expensive cities.

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Here is what $300 in pounds looks like.

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There is Jamie Oliver on tele, during prime time.

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Here is the lovely person I came to visit. I miss this girl.

Time for a Silk Cut – more pictures to come…

Monday, November 21, 2005

new stokes video and IM

Fay and I went to a Strokes party last feb. We met David Cross there. I was trying to play cool and not let on that I knew who he was. Well, Fay ratted me out and David Cross called me an asshole. Then Julian proceeded to ask 'how did I find myself there' my only response being 'look dude, I am going to drink your beer and play your video games, uh ok?'

The new Stokes video had David Crtoss in it, so I had to IM Fay about it. Here's how the conversation went.

faycat: >^^<
Josef: omg new stroes video
david cross
faycat: juicebox?
Josef: y
faycat: whazzat?
Josef: u c yey?
its like they documented our party!
faycat: i don't understand what you're saying!
Josef: winamp
faycat: oh! ok
Josef: go watch the video
faycat: ok, in a few minutes
Josef: david cross and the strokes
hes in the vid
faycat: ah
Josef: ps
theres puking in it
faycat: uh oh
i don't know if i can do it then
Josef: ok
no worries
faycat: about when does it happen, so i'm prepared, i can look away

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Loretta Lynn on Google

I am the only person to have Loretta Lynn video footage on Google.

Hope the inna net cops don't bust me.

Going back to my country roots. Saw a special press screener of 'Walk the Line' last Friday. Given that its 2005 and this was made by Fox, it was ok, but no 'Coal Miner's Daughter.'

Going to see Willie Nelson and Ryan Adams tonight (membership has it's privileges). I also have tickets to see Jeff Tweedy solo Friday, but it's two hours upstate, and I don't have a car. Aaron's trying to figure it out. I don't have the time or energy to do an involved bus/train thing like we did for Loretta in CT. So why did I buy these tickets then? It was a mistake, I was so excited to have scored the tickets, I didn’t check that they were for Kingston and NOT NYC. I bought tickets to see Jeff Tweedy at the library a while back I also missed. oh well, there was always that News Years Eve show I made.

London Calling/I'm so bored with the USA

Next Tuesday.

London calling to the faraway towns
Now war is declared - and battle come down
London calling to the underworld
Come out of the cupboard,you boys and girls
London calling, now don't LECTURE us
Phoney Beatlemania has bitten the dust
London calling, see we ain't got no swing
'Cept for the reign of that truncheon thing

Yankee soldier
He wanna shoot some skag
He met it in Cambodia
But now he can't afford a bag

The ice age is coming, the sun is zooming in
Meltdown expected, the wheat is growing thin
Engines stop running, but I have no fear
Cause London is drowning - I live by the river

Yankee dollar talk
To the dictators of the world
In fact it's giving orders
An' they can't afford to miss a word

I'm so bored with the U...S...A...
But what can I do?

London calling to the imitation zone
Forget it, brother, you can go at it alone
London calling to the zombies of death
Quit holding out - and draw another breath
London calling - and I don't wanna shout
But while we were talking I saw you NODDING out
London calling, see we ain't got no high
Except for that one with the yellowy eyes

The ice age is coming, the sun is zooming in
Engines stop running, the wheat is growing thin
A nuclear error, but I have no fear
Cause London is drowning - I, I live by the river

Yankee detectives
Are always on the TV
'Cos killers in America
Work seven days a week

Now get this
London calling, yes, I was there, too
An' you know what they said? Well, some of it was true!
London calling at the top of the dial
And after all this, won't you give me a smile?
London Calling

Move up Starsky
For the C.I.A.
Suck on Kojak
For the USA

I never felt so much ALIVE ALIVE ALIVE ALIVE

Never mind the stars and stripes
Let's print the Watergate Tapes
I'll salute the New Wave
And I hope nobody escapes

I'm so bored with the U...S...A...
But what can I do?

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

10 Web moments that changed the world

In celebration of the Webby’s 10th Year, they’ve taken a look back at 10 Web moments that changed the world. I was directly involved with number 7 and 8 . #1 hit a lot of us.

The irony of this list is I was working PR for the Webbies when I met the Napster guys, and that eventually led to me working there.

Of course I had to blog about this!

Friday, November 04, 2005

Someone else made my face for Halloween

That's OK, mine looked way better. I still don't have any pictures from that night. Hopefully some will surface soon. Prob show up on Myspace if they do.

I am listening to the new Film School, and its really good.

I hate the The Decemberists

They suck and I wish they would go away.