1. Friday, January 9, 2009

    questions answers questions answers 

    sass: If you had to adopt a baby, what kind would you get?

    id let my wife pick it out. packaging has never interested me. its all about content.

    Just Me: If you have an awesome girl from the past show up at your house AND she happens to be an ex…how come to photos??

    how come to photos? you mean how come TOronto photos? or you mean how come no photos? i think you mean how come no photos. ok some girls dont really like me taking pics of them. even some of my exes. also i cant find my good camera. also im not sure we were in the picture taking mood. we did see Benjamin Button. which neither of us liked very much. but yes i love her, shes rad, and i think shes coming back on sunday.

    Josh: 1. Why is metromix being absorbed by the guide? I mean, really, what difference could firing a handful of talented people make for the man… 2. Should I give up on the seemingly outlandish idea of writing for pay, given the current circumstances? 3. What are you listening to these days? 4. When can I see your pretty face schlepping around these parts? I moved back to LA! The end.

    1. i really dont know as i havent read anything official yet, but no matter the reason if its true suddenly you’ll have a nice team of people, who are all really good, working as one. a real live super group. did the brits complain when cream and zeppelin were formed? either way, anyone who gets to work with any of those people regularly feels very fortunate. i hope its true.

    2. youve come to the wrong blog if youve come looking for someone to tell you to give up on your dreams. hell i got paid not just to write but to blog of all things. seems to me that there are more people reading and more people writing than ever in history so dont give up the dream, but maybe adjust what youre ok with it looking like. it might not being the guy who writes the Spin cover story once a month, instead it might be the guy who writes on Stereogum three times a day.

    3. these days im listening to the weirdest collection of music: avril lavigne’s “girlfriend”, dinosaur jr’s “beyond”, tsar’s first record, matthew good “live at massey hall”, the ting tings, cypress hill’s “black sunday”, and the freaking Gossip Girl soundtrack. needless to say im probably more influenced by the women who come here and dance on my coffee table than i should be.

    4. let me know the next time youre about to go a show at The Scene or at the Redwood. im usually minutes away.

    Krista: off to top of your head, can you name a celebrity that you’ve met in person that was very different from your ideal image of them?

    Bill Buckner was a dick, Molly Ringwald was tall, Elvis Costello was extremely nice.

    adrienne: how come you weren’t nominated for best diarist?

    first cuz this blog isnt any good. technically.

    secondly cuz i hardly ever get nominated for any of that stuff.

    thirdly cuz how is this incarnation of this blog gonna beat raymi or dooce in a popularity contest? or any contest?

    jon: What do you now wish you were taught in school?

    how to dance, how to change my own oil, rails, reverse psychology, audio engineering, self confidence, how to do my taxes, trigonometry, how to tell the difference between a shite and a sunni, and Spanish.

    Don: do I ask my question here? or

    yes you do.

    PatZ: Will Lars Ulrich ever stop being a tool?

    Lots of people are tools. Some work hard at it, some are just born that way. Some have no way out. What are they gonna do, buy a new hat? You shouldnt hate your local tools though because all they do is make you look better.

    Rock stars however are a different story. Rock stars are supposed to be divas and ignorant and ridiculous. It’s part of the spectacle. Wilco’s fine but I’d rather be in Poison. you would too. therefore its impossible for a rock star to be a tool. infact if you’re such a rock star that your band sold over 100 million records and and and somehow you can release a record in 2008 and not just that but a metal record that sold two million worldwide, then you can act like a tool, but you cant be called one. it’s simply the way of rock. (see: nugent, ted)

    bloopy: i saw the blues brothers for the first time in *years* the other day and noticed how much of chicago was in there. . . do people from chicago tend to dig the blues brothers (the movie. . . as in the original movie) as much as, say, people from alabama apparently like skynrd’s sweet home alabama (at least i’ve heard that they do)?. . . or is it more like just something they tolerate and/or don’t give a shit about?. . . or is this, unlike what my fluid mechanics professor once claimed didn’t exist, a stupid question?. . .

    people from chicago think the blues brothers deserves and oscar. i believe it deserves an oscar And a grammy. not only does it have lower wacker and daley plaza, but it features the finest ball park ever – and implied that illinios nazis didnt know that 1060 w. addison wasnt where jake or ellwood lived. ferris bueller is also a classic, but the blues brothers showed off chicago better than any film ever. thank you.

    Travis: Have you seen Zeitgeist yet?! The addendum is kinda strange, but worth a look…

    nope. my a-d-d doesnt allow me to watch a film on my computer for that long.

    -k-: $4 an hour to park on the streets of LA – A really bad idea or a really terrible idea?

    its a fine idea if you also keep the subway open 24 hours. if youre going to punish people for driving and parking, reward them for using public transportation. in fact, how about using those new meter fees to pay for the subways extended hours. if i was paying a few more bucks for a worthy cause i would be cool with it.

    Phil: I saw the movie Twilight last night and it was slow but ok. I cant work out if I liked it or not so, Tony did I like Twilight?

    yes. you also liked the way you looked in that pretty dress.

    Wayne: did you notice that The Pants returned this week?

    one of the best things about rss readers like Google Reader, i think i knew minutes after she posted that she was back. i was so excited i made a sandwich because i wanted to savor it. i still havent finished it.

    ironically probably the worst thing of 2008 was
    the lack of pants.