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Because I missed it, all right?
Monday, October 31, 2005
So I was listening to iTunes just now, and a little somethin'-somethin' caught my attention. Now, say what you will about the recent endeavors of the Black Eyed Peas - and if you won't, I will - this "Fergie" character is not doing wonders for them, and I swear I remember them joshing about rappers appearing in "Pringles commercials" on their first album. But that first album, Behind The Front, is wonderful.

So, long ago, I'd realized that BEP had based the first track of Behind The Front, "Fallin' Up," on the catchy old Jorge Ben track "Comanche" (without crediting it!). But what I'm thinking now is that perhaps BEP were bigger Brazilian music fans than I'd first realized. Just sayin', their second single, "Karma," sounds an awful lot like Baden Powell and Vinícius De Moraes' "Canto De Ossanha" from their legendary samba-tinged album Os Afro Sambas.

Way back when, I can tell you for sure, those BEP guys put on a hell of a concert, too. Ah well, whaddaya gonna do? Pop pays the bills...
Thursday, October 27, 2005
Was the always-wonderful music video and film director Spike Jonze born in St. Louis or in Rockville, Maryland? Help me out here.
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Apparently, Dewey's Pizza, some of the best in town this side of Vito's, is opening up another location near Momos & crew at Delmar and North & South. Always tasty stuff, mildly spicy sauce, and a lot closer to my parts than downtown Kirkwood. Vito's still holds up better as leftovers, though.

Also, a heads-up - on December 13th, Mississippi Nights is going to have Iron & Wine (DON'T CARE) and Calexico (DO CARE). Quoth the MN website: "Tickets: $18 adv, $20dos, All ages, Doors:7pm, Show: 8pm."
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
I'm trying to throw together a Joey Ramone costume for Halloween, and so far, I've got a leather jacket and some old jeans to my name, and probably a workable t-shirt or two. Now I still need to find some sunglasses and a wig. I saw a wig that looked decent enough tonight for $17, but I only had $6 or so, and I'm not looking to pay more than Joey Ramone did to look like Joey Ramone.

Also, if I've got any kind of invisible lurker readers, I'm going to be 21 in a couple of weeks - anybody have any suggestions as to how to properly celebrate in this beer-lovin', minor-excludin' city of ours?
Sunday, October 23, 2005
I dunno about the rest of you, but I grew up watching a good, healthy amount of Inspector Gadget. For the saucy, you surely remember ominously-voiced villain Dr. Claw, and his metallic, cat-petting fist. But, I ask you, have you seen his face?

No. No, you haven't. Jerk.

But you have now.
Thursday, October 20, 2005
Channel 11, perennial carrier of syndicated TV, now airs South Park reruns weekdays at 11:30 p.m., and Saturdays at 10:30 and 11. Episodes end with the flashy logos of no less than four companies responsible for the show's syndication.
Thursday, October 13, 2005
First of all, I should note that I saw Carlos Fuentes give a lecture on Cervantes and Don Quixote yesterday. Damn.

I watched Deus E o Diabo na Terra do Sol. I guess I just don't get Glauber Rocha's movies. My knowledge of '60s Brazilian politics is probably limited enough that there's a lot of allegorical stuff that's just slipping right past me. I get Fellini - I just don't get this stuff at all, though.

Also tried Boogaloo in Maplewood today. Didn't remind me of Cuba very much, but it was pretty tasty.
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
1. Resembling a sketch; giving only major points or parts.
   a. Lacking in substance or completeness; incomplete.
   b. Slight; superficial.

Dear Wash U. students:
When you are able to locate sketchy's fabled definition, "Suspicious; dangerous, or off-putting: That guy with the beard at the party last night was like totally sketchy", please notify me immediately.
Sunday, October 09, 2005

Next weekend, anyone?
Thursday, October 06, 2005
I just got a comment the other day from someone asking if I was the only person who wrote here, and it piqued my interest about if people are linking here, resulting in a little discovery on Google. So for anyone who wound up here from reading the Post-Dispatch (yes, the Post-Dispatch), or through Michael and Claire's Ecology of Absence blog, first of all, hello! But I'm thinking that perhaps I should note that this blog is but part of a larger website, Pointless Website, where I've been putting up a few things that I've been working on (this is, of course, the only part of the website that gets updated with any regularity, though). On the larger site, you can also see my forays into sub-par experimental photography and video production/filmmaking, among other things. Oh, and take a look at the links section, it'll treat you right.
Sunday, October 02, 2005
This is a real album.

Saturday, October 01, 2005
And oh yeah, new WUnderground:
"All right!! This one is called 'The Chanting... Of The Priests!'"
Gal Costa's "Divino, Maravilhoso" might be my new favorite song. I highly recommend that you seek it out - it's from her wonderful first album from '68 or so. If/when you listen, keep in mind that this song was also the theme song to an allegedly equally wonderful show hosted by a number of the Tropicalistas.

Atenção ao dobrar uma esquina
Uma alegria, atenção menina
Você vem, quantos anos você tem?
Atenção, precisa ter olhos firmes
Pra este sol, para esta escuridão

Tudo é perigoso
Tudo é divino maravilhoso
Atenção para o refrão
É preciso estar atento e forte
Não temos tempo de temer a morte

Atenção para a estrofe e pro refrão
Pro palavrão, para a palavra de ordem
Atenção para o samba exaltação

Tudo é perigoso
Tudo é divino maravilhoso
Atenção para o refrão
É preciso estar atento e forte
Não temos tempo de temer a morte

Atenção para as janelas no alto
Atenção ao pisar o asfalto, o mangue
Atenção para o sangue sobre o chão

Tudo é perigoso
Tudo é divino maravilhoso
Atenção para o refrão
É preciso estar atento e forte
Não temos tempo de temer a morte

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