Friday , November 13, 2009

Snapshot: Listening, Watching, Reading, Wearing, Wanting

+ Kat

Listening: D.A.F, Alles Ist Gut; all my Swedish ladies I wrote about this week; the Pretenders; the first Bat for Lashes record; Calla, Scavengers
Watching: it get dark so early these days! Also, my Facebook husband sent me this link below to old-school SNL "Sprockets" sketch, back from the days when SNL was actually really funny. For personal and deeply affectionate reasons, I'm very into things that make fun of Germans now.
Reading: The Berlin Wall issue of The Economist; Maira Kalman, The Principles of Uncertainty (I LOVE THIS BOOK); Jean Shinoda Bolan, Goddesses In Everywoman: Powerful Archetypes in Women's Lives, which is also great.
Wearing: I post a lot of my outfits over at my Twitter now so I don't have to fill this out anymore!
Wanting: People to send me more "Sprockets" videos!

AND IF YOU WERE A GAS...YOU'D BE INERT...OH, "SPROCKETS"!:


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Uploaded by pentakatharidis. - Full seasons and entire episodes online.

+ Liz

Listening: The other day one of my Pandora stations played "Dig A Pony" by The Beatles and then "I'll Do 4 U" by Father MC. It was cool. And I gave myself permission to listen to my favorite song on Wednesday night, which was cool as well.
Watching: the most raddest pinkest most fiery-beautiful sunset I've ever seen, last night on the beach when I was shivering like crazy because the ocean is just way too cold! Also: Mad Men.
Reading: Paul McCartney: A Life by George Carlin, or someone else with the last name Carlin; re-reading Dancing Queen by Lisa Crystal Carver and reminiscing about the time Lisa MySpaced me to tell me we look alike.
Wearing: my zebra-striped skirt and the yellow tank and faux-leather jacket I bought at Crossroads last Monday in the middle of doing my laundry. My fave $19 outfit evs.
Wanting: Many things: more of the butter cake Emily Richmond and I ate last weekend in San Luis Obispo; one of those polar bear cookies Laura keeps talking about; a new house; a haircut; a zillion hours in every day; patience; to be smart at red lipstick; a dog; a good new crush; Frye boots; high-quality sunglasses; for Paul McCartney to read nogoodforme; another dog, and I think that's it, for now.

At first I was bummed about my right eye being cut off but then I decided just to post this pic anyway. And: Happy Belated Bday, Sesame Street!

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+ Laura Jane

Listening: The Idle Race, The Idle Race (in particular, "A Better Life (The Weatherman Knows)", which is perfect); ELO; Roy Wood, Boulders; the playlist on my iTunes/Pod named "laura jane in november"; "That's Not My Name" by Dizzee Rascal, a song I will for all eternity equate with a hugely pivotal step in my personal journey toward self-actualization- how hilarious! After "beautiful", "hilarious" is second-best.
Watching: The Mad Men season finale was the best thing I've ever seen and I just want to watch it over and over again forever and ever and ever until I die and that will be my life. I am now in love with Roger Sterling. That lovable cad!
Reading: Our cookies post was pretty rockin'
Wearing: My hair is long but I want it to be longer. I'm really into button-up shirts and either all-black or all-white.
Wanting: A Starbucks polar bear cookie shaped like Paul McCartney's face

If I were The Girl In The Beatles, this outfit is what I'd wear while recording The White Album:

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PS: JOHN LENNON IS FUNNY!!!!!

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Friday , November 6, 2009

Snapshot: Listening, Watching, Reading, Wearing, Wanting

+ Kat

Listening: Lately it has been about songs for me: "Human Nature" by Michael Jackson, "There's No Fucking Rules, Dude," by !!!, "Ethiopian Dream" by Lee Scratch Perry, "You Came To Me" by Beach House, "Garlands" by Tori Amos. I think this may be the second Tori Amos reference that nogoodforme ever made, actually. I'm not a Toriphile by any means, although I met her once and she was very, very nice. But occasionally I find my way into one or two of her songs and I'm like, "Shit, this is a beautiful song," and "Garlands" is one of them for me. Also: something special that I will tell you about on Sunday.
Watching: I'm still on my movie sabbatical. Cleansing the palate, so to speak. But I did watch the latest episode of "South Park" and the latest of "Gossip Girl." And I'm supposed to see the latest Werner Herzog this weekend, maybe. Oh, Werner! You so crazy! You get shot at and pull Joaquin Phoenix out of wrecks, and you're like, "Eh, zis is just life." I LOVE YOU CRAZY DUDE!
Reading: I Sold Andy Warhol (Too Soon) by Richard Polsky. Dude, if you ever told me that a book about dealing art and the art market in general would be riveting, dishy and a total awesome read, I would've doubted you. But I read this book in one fell swoop, that's how much I got caught up in it. Polsky, a dealer himself, goes through how the art world became an art market, where canvasses were being sold for tens and hundreds of millions of dollars, and it gives you a glimpse into what kind of rarefied world could make such rampant, greed-driven commodification possible. That makes it sound all theoretical and dry, but it completely isn't, because there's all kinds of insider dish and art world gossip. It's like sitting next to a really smart, vivacious, animated person at a dinner party, one who has their own bias and point-of-view, but is so entertaining and even incisive that you can't help but talk all night to them. If you're at all interested in "the art world," then I recommend it as a fun read.
Wearing: I am wearing denim shorts with black tights and black riding boots and my Martin Margiela sweater and it rocks. Liz, you can do it! (See her "Wearing" this entry...this Snapshot is very Barker-centered.)
Wanting: Homefires burning, and everything's all right...

This is Werner Herzog being interviewed by Henry Rollins. I know one of you out there will be kind of in love with this:

+ Liz

Listening: Easter by the Patti Smith Group, "Gimme Some Truth" by John, "Tomorrow" by Paul
Watching: on Tuesday night I saw Fantastic Mr. Fox, which is adorable but not overly cutesy, full of apples, and has a really cool wolf. After the screening Wes Anderson and Jason Schwartzman did a Q & A and they too were adorable but not overly cutesy. I am charmed by Wes Anderson's corduroy suit and his genuinely awkward demeanor. Also, the movie had the most beautiful animated apple-snap cookies I've ever seen.
Reading: the new issue of Elle which has an article on "gender disappointment" that totally horrified me and then made me feel really judgy.
Wearing: $2 Edun tank top + Kime Buzzelli Vans + my new corduroy shorts that I want to wear into the winter, but the thought of shorts + tights still skeeves me out due to scary early-90s memories of wearing white denim shorts with purple floral-print tights and having my geometry teacher make fun of me. HELP? Should probably note that the shorts are off-white.
Wanting: for tomorrow to get here now so I can fly/drive away to San Luis Obispo and soak my troubles away at Sycamore Springs

Wes Anderson's American Express ad, for old time's sake:

+ Laura Jane

Listening: OKAY YOU GUYS. Here is a REAL order of Beatles songs that my iPod played me while I was listening to the Beatles' entire discography on shuffle last night: "Here Comes the Sun", "It's All Too Much", "I Feel Fine", "Strawberry Fields Forever" demo, "Love Me Do", "Help!", "Cry Baby Cry". Like, way to GET people's underlying motivations for listening to the Beatles' entire discography on shuffle, my iPod!
Watching: I watched Beatles Anth 7 last night. It was nice to watch certain Beatles named Paul McCartney looking all sexy/non-disgusting without a beard and all
Reading: If I hypothetically had to ask one blogger to join the nogoodforme troika, thus making it not a troika but a "Beatles", it would be Lindsey J. Markel. Lindsey is writing a book and NEEDS YOUR HELP! Alls you have to do is tell her about being twelve! So easy! Let's help her!
Wearing: This is me stating for the official record that I really need to wear my glasses every single day for the entire rest of 2009, or November at least, because any time I wear my contacts I get myself into a really nasty Eye Infection Redux situation, and this is no longer acceptable to me
Wanting: for tomorrow to get here now so I can fly/drive away to San Luis Obispo and soak my troubles away at Sycamore Springs (HAHAHAHAHAHHA)

The nogoodforme Snapshot is now the corner of the Universe dedicated to sharing crappy Beatles videos with the world. Here is a really boring one significant only because it's SO CUTE to watch John Lennon cutely resting his cute head on Paul McCartney's cute shoulder!

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Friday , October 30, 2009

Snapshot: Listening, Watching, Reading, Wearing, Wanting

+ Kat

Listening: Jonna Lee's cover of the Nitzer Ebb (yowza!) song "Violent Playground" is one of my new favorite things. Also, it's a good time of year to listen to lots of Joanna Newsom's Ys. Also: the new Converge.
Watching: I actually went to see This Is It on IMAX. Dude, MJ, man...the guy was a genius performer. Other than that, I'm taking a bit of a sabbatical from movies. I'm a little movie-d out these days.
Reading: The new Black Book with Winona Ryder on the cover. I'm personally hoping for a Noni comeback. And Francesca Lia Block's Wood Nymph Seeks Centaur: A Mythological Dating Guide, which is totes fun to read.
Wearing: I had a sartorially-awesome week all around, but I'm dying to wear the Anna Sui for Target dress I got on super-sale to the Met Opera when I finally get to go see Turandot in two weeks.
Wanting: Someone to do my laundry for me.

+ Liz

Listening: What Will We Be by Devendra Banhart; Rubber Soul by The Beatles
Watching: saw Where the Wild Things Are again; The Darjeeling Limited; "Gossip Girl" and I'm kinda charmed by Rufus Humphrey's KISS pumpkins and Dee Dee Ramone costume. That stupid loser's starting to grow on me!
Reading: Still reading Anagrams by Lorrie Moore! Stop pressuring me!
Wearing: my Yale t-shirt, cuz I secretly went to Yale, blue jeans and my sparkly Converses and my braided-satin headband and my necklace that looks like a snake. Also, I've figured out the magic formula for good hair, and it's changed my life.
Wanting: a thicker wetsuit, because the ocean is very very cold!

On Monday BeatlesTweets tweeted "This day in 1967, The Beatles recorded 'Hello, Goodbye' in just four hours: between a late lunch and early dinner!" And then I re-tweeted it and said "they ate a late lunch *and* an early dinner? what hogs!" It was so funny of me! Here's another video with Paul McCartney being cute:

+ Laura Jane

Listening: "Sit Down, I Think I Love You" by the Mojo Men. I really hate that band name. This week I discovered that the most played songs on my iTunes are "Apeman" by the Kinks and "Brimful of Asha" by Cornershop. So apparently those songs.
Watching: I re-watched The Baxter starring Michael Showalter the other night. It's THE CUTEST.
Reading: I left my book at my Dad's house
Wearing: Yesterday my friend & I were drinking gin & tonics with cucumber in them, and he told me that the colour of my leg-skin as exposed by the holes in the knees of my jeans was really "beautiful" and "healthy-looking", so I think I should wear more ripped jeans. I never knew! That my knees are such a lovely colour!
Wanting: I WANNA DO EV-ER-EE-THING, just like Tommy James & the Shondells.

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Friday , October 23, 2009

Snapshot: Listening, Watching, Reading, Wearing, Wanting

+ Kat

Listening: "Revolver," that Madonna song with Lil Wayne, off her new comp Celebration. Also listening to tons of the Cure's Disintegration lately, which is kind of the best album ever.
Watching: Eraserhead (bizarre, awesome); Where the Wild Things Are (ehhhh...liked it, but not enough to want to write more than twelve words on it. Like the visuals, but I thought the script was weak.)
Reading: The Landmark Herodotus: The Histories, which is like a super-annotated version of the great Greek history. Believe it or not, this book is absolutely riveting. I'm at the part about Cyrus' attack on Babylon and it's better than most action films.
Wearing: A black Uniqlo sweaterdress, leggings, rip-off faux-Balenciaga ankle boots, motorcycle jacket. BACK IN BLACK!
Wanting: A hug!

Eraserhead! So strange, so oddly luminous:

+ Liz

Listening: Jane's Addiction, Ritual De Lo Habitual; Let It Be; those Karen O and The Kids songs from Where The Wild Things Are
Watching: Since my last Snapshot I've seen Where The Wild Things Are and Whip It & loved both. Other than that it's "Mad Men"-o-rama.
Reading: Anagrams by Lorrie Moore
Wearing: post-surf clothes, cuz I went surfing! It'd been way too long and now I feel whole again.
Wanting: for my Pacifica Mexican Cocoa body butter to never ever run out. It's divinity.

Laura wanted me to post some other Paul McCartney vid this week but I very much needed to share this one instead:

+ Laura Jane

Listening: Between the Buttons by the Rolling Stones; Harry Nilsson; presently enjoying an unexpected yet highly fulfilling "Donovan phase"
Watching: The episode of Friends where Rachel & Ross sing "Baby Got Back" to their daughter; The Royal Tenenbaums; Here is my review of Where The Wild Things Are: It was fine.
Reading: Finally almost done with John Lennon: The Life! Favourite Beatle Alert!!! Also, the Sienna Miller issue of British Vogue, which includes a feature on Mick Jagger, who it seems is the most annoying person in the world
Wearing: At the beginning of September I was wearing my cerulean Cheap Mondays while sloppily eating this really dank pesto mushroom sandwich and dribbled oil all over them, but then my Dad took them to the dry-cleaners for me and now they are BACK IN ACKSH, so I've been overwearing them to compensate for their 1.5 month absence. Unstoppably fly with this fabulous yellow button-up I scored off Anabela at the Pure Rummage Trunk Show, my spex, and my trusty old "Haute-Timbos."
Wanting: God! All I really want is to be a famous writer who is absurdly wealthy and generally perceived as being "The Hugest Genius Of All-Time", and also to live in a haunted mansion in Savannah, Georgia with my Dream Dude and a bunch of dogs and cats, and wear Christopher Kane minidresses and Agent Provocateur lingerie every day, and be happy and also have a "flat" in London and be best friends with Paul McCartney and be in the process of buying my own Asti Spumante vineyard. IS THAT SO MUCH TO ASK???

My Outfit. Isn't it cool how long my hair got???

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(Here is the Paul vid I wanted Barker to post)

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Friday , October 16, 2009

Snapshot: Listening, Watching, Reading, Wearing, Wanting

+ Kat

Listening: The Konki Duet, which I listen to while working on one screenplay, and then Love and Rockets' Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven and Ministry's The Land of Rape and Honey, which I listen to when I work on another. My imaginative universe's very schizo these days, as you can tell.
Watching: THX 1138 (visually amazing, total sci-fi cult classic, the only genuinely artistic work that George Lucas has ever done); White Material (Claire Denis and Isabelle Huppert: total cinematic geniuses); A Serious Man (the new Coen Brothers, which is a very dark comedy or a very comedic dark drama, depending on your perspective. Not their best work, but I definitely think about the movie afterwards in a way that usually doesn't happen with a Coen Brothers movie. Also, Roger Deakins = definitely one of the best cinematographers working today, I think I'd see a film on the big screen just knowing he shot it); An Education (a nice movie made great by a fantastic performance by Carey Mulligan.) Fuck, I watch a lot of movies, right?
Reading: Oh, I finished Atmospheric Disturbances by Rivka Galchen and lovedlovedloved it. This Snapshot is in danger of me hijacking it in favor of writing a lot on this book, that's how much I dug it. It's very Murakami-like, with a kind of surrealist/comic feeling to it, but it's very moving at the end and made me cry. Up next: Wayne Koestenbaum's Jackie Under My Skin, and the latest ish of The Economist 'cause I'm a nerd.
Wearing: It's cold! Like winter-cold! So coats and my Acne sweater and boots and cherry-red lipgloss and fuzzy hats! So happy!
Wanting: Do you like notecards and mail and being a sweetheart? Genius stationers Linda & Harriett are doing a "Just Because" promotion where you send them your name and mailing address and they'll send you a notecard and envelope to send to a loved one "just because." DO IT! Details here; you have to send them your info by noon EST on Monday! DO IT!

The trailer for A Serious Man:

+ Laura Jane

Listening: "Takeover" by Jay-Z has really "taken over" my life this week; "Supersonic Rocket Ship" by the Kinks; The Troggs; THE BEASTIE BOYS
Watching: It was really cool when I took myself out to see Love Happens alone. I really related to Aaron Eckhardt's character. I really enjoy the television show House. Last but not least, a little something I like to call Ad-Rock Goes Back To School, the best thing to hit Youtube since that Kinks video where Ray Davies drools on himself
Reading: Anabela recently Twittered about this blog named Sweet Fine Day, which is a blog run by people who live my dream life, so I kind of hate them, because I am jealous of them. But really, I love them. THOSE LITTLE GIRLS!!!
Wearing: In a phase where so long as I am wearing red lipstick and high-heeled boots, I feel pretty much okay.
Wanting: Probably this Licensed To Ill hoodie. I think it would look really hot with red lipstick and high-heeled boots.

AD-ROCK GOES BACK TO SCHOOL:

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Friday , October 9, 2009

Snapshot: Listening, Watching, Reading, Wearing, Wanting

+ Kat

Listening: I'm a bit fixated on listening to lots of Tupac, still, but also working bits of, um, Mazzy Star and the new Raveonettes and Love and Rockets in there.
Watching: I saw Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno, which made me feel about ten times better about myself as a filmmaker. Not because I'm as good as Clouzot (NO WAY!), but because I haven't been as psychotic of a director. (Give me an unlimited budget, though...) Also, I saw The White Ribbon, the new Michael Haneke film, which is slow but builds up to something kind of soul-destroyingly provocative and tense and made me want to kill myself from the nerves. It's funny because you don't see much actual violence in it, but the way he shows emotional violence and patriarchal control and manipulation is so brilliant. Soon I am going to see the new Claire Denis film, White Material, as well as An Education, which I am super-excited about. Oh, and I saw Whip It last weekend -- GOOD TIMES.
Reading: The Best American Poetry 2009, edited by David Wagoner, and I just began Atmospheric Disturbances by Rivka Galchen and am really into it so far.
Wearing: It's always a good week when you get to wear a Balenciaga dress.
Wanting: OK, last night I had a dream that Timothy Geithner was teaching me how to play ice hockey and it was so much fun! Does Timothy Geithner have any idea how to skate even? Bizarre!

The trailer for An Education:

+ Laura Jane

Listening: The Beastie Boys, because, you know, the Beastie Boys are a fabulous band full of fabulous dudes, and I love them. I love when Ad-Rock says, "I'm that kid in the corner/All fucked up and I wanna so I'm gonna." I SO relate to you, Adam Horovitz!
Watching: I played Beatles Rock Band this week!
Reading: I read some more of Dubliners. I hope I finish it before 2009 is done
Wearing: Giant spex; this pink lace dress I bought at Urban Outfitters three years ago that has served me really well in my life. It's slutty and adorable at the same time!
Wanting: Is the world ready for a me-penned twelve-volume anthology discussing why "Apeman" by the Kinks is the most beautiful love song of all time? Because I WANT to write it.

Oh God Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz you're so AWESOME with your Bloody Mary and your salt-and-pepper hair hue and that silly face you make and your nasty-looking gravy-soaked breakfast entree

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Friday , October 2, 2009

Snapshot: Listening, Watching, Reading, Wearing, Wanting

+ Kat

Listening: Fever Ray, mostly 'cause I'm already nostalgic for the show from Tuesday night; Joy Division because it's cold outside and JD fits that perfectly; Ellen Allien's new single "Lover" because I want to go dancing; Prince, Around the World in a Day, just because; Arctic Monkeys, Humbug, which I hate that I like so much, but mostly 'cause Alex Turner sings so much like Morrissey on the first song.
Watching: Fever Ray live; Surrogates (don't see it; it's a travesty for any sci-fi fan); Still Walking (SO AMAZING; Hirokazu Kore-Eda is a true cinematic master); and I'm excited for next week because I'm going to see Michael Haneke's The White Ribbon AND Henri-Georges Cluozot's Inferno AND Claire Denis' White Material as part of the New York Film Festival. Cinematic riches!
Reading: I FINISHED THE BOSTONIANS! MY LIFE IS COMPLETE!
Wearing: Black wool shorts over black wool tights, riding boots, a Martin Margiela sweater, a black leather biker's jacket, big dove grey scarf. I've decided this is my favorite outfit this season.
Wanting: Right now -- a big thing of bubble tea. I'm addicted.

Fever Ray's show = THE NEW PINK FLOYDLIKE EXPERIENCE. Fun with lasers:

+ Liz

Listening: The White Album + Nirvana
Watching: the pink carnations ep of "Sex & The City," and I forget to tell that you that a few weeks back I saw The Informant! and was really into it, especially the part about polar bears hiding their noses
Reading: The Beatles: The Biography by Bob Spitz
Wearing: my "Devil in a Blue Dress" dress, which I didn't realize was my "Devil in a Blue Dress" dress till someone named it that last night!
Wanting: last weekend was a "Double Millie Weekend," meaning I went to Millie's both Saturday and Sunday, which was so luxurious. I want another Double Millie Weekend! With chorizo eggs and a biscuit, and nine buckets of hot coffee.

NIRVANA "SWEET EMOTION (JAM)"!!

+ Laura Jane

Listening: BEATLES SONGS OF THE WEEK: "Run For Your Life", "Hey Bulldog", "Strawberry Fields Forever" (FOREVER), and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," which I always used to think was boring, but now find dignified and "mature"
Watching: Dexter & Draper
Reading: Why don't I read? I perused an issue of HELLO! magazine while eating a chocolate croissant at Whole Foods the other day. It was somebody else's, I wouldn't pay for that shit. There was a really cute picture of the Spice Girls minus Victoria Beckham out for dinner and Geri Halliwell looked SO PRETTY. 25 Things Even Yoko Ono's Best Friends Don't Know About Her is a pretty great read too.
Wearing: Jeans & Beatle Boots & my ratty faux-fur jacket- "John Lennon Rooftop Chic". Conveniently, I think I'm going to be "Rooftop John Lennon" for Hallowe'en this year, or maybe "Rooftop George Harrison." Thoughts? Opinions?
Wanting: Ohhhhh I don't know, something Beatles-related I guess

OH WHAT THE HECK LET'S JUST WATCH "DON'T LET ME DOWN" ON A ROOFTOP!!!:

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Friday , September 25, 2009

Snapshot: Listening, Watching, Reading, Wearing, Wanting

+ Kat

Listening: Blonde Redhead, 23; PJ Harvey, Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea; the Cure, "The Same Deep Water As You," which I think is the loveliest name for a song ever; the entire Unwound discography; and of course every song on our nogoodformeix: Our Favorite Albums of the 00s entry.
Watching: On Tuesday I went to "see" Sunn 0))) in Brooklyn. I think it was them, but I couldn't tell because of all the smoke. It was one of the LOUDEST shows I ever went to; I think my liver got a massage during it. Also: I saw Whip It, which I loved. Total 90s riot grrrl fun times spirit. Drewski, I'm so proud of ya!
Reading: God, I am almost done with The Bostonians and I'm so psyched to read a new book! I just have run out of time to read these days 'cause I am working on one of my magnum opuses (opi?) for school. I'm writing more than I'm reading these days, but it's cool. I am also reading The Economist and nursing my bizarre crush on Timothy Geithner. Also, the Michelle Williams issue of Vogue. Like LJ, I think she's my new favorite person, so much so that I'm thinking of adding her to my celebrity spirit animal entourage alongside Tilda and Beyonce.
Wearing: I am such a fool, I spilled epoxy all over my favorite J Brand skinnies, but then I picked up a cheapo pair by Charlotte Russe that I like about ten times better. So I win, yay me! With a striped sailor-type of top, ballet flats and a velvet blazer. I think it's time to bring back the velvet blazer as an everyday item.
Wanting: The bubble tea they sell over at Lerner Hall at Columbia -- I am SO ADDICTED to that stuff.

I have no idea what Timothy Geithner is doing in this picture, but I still think it's kinda hot:

Tim's thinking: God, why hasn't Kat called me? Was it something I said? Why is she so emotionally unavailable? It's driving me crazy!

+ Liz

Listening: the "paul" playlist on my iPod, which has songs by "paul"
Watching: Mad Men season 1 again; stupid Gossip Girl; The Office
Reading: rereading bits of Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri; stupid Vogue
Wearing: my zebra-striped skirt and my Johnny Thunders t-shirt that I wore during the day the day of Spirit Animal House
Wanting: to have another Spirit Animal House, tonight!

This is what my desktop looks like right now, in case you were curious:

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(Do you know who that is? That's "paul.")

+ Laura Jane

Listening: "Upgrade U" by Beyonce (THANKS KAT!!!); Blur, 13. Blur are exactly like the Beatles, only ten thousand times crappier, and on drugs. The crappy Beatles on drugs? Sure. I'll take it!
Watching: The Graham Coxon episode of Cribs. England-Cribs, I mean. My favourite part is when he calls PIkachu an egoist.
Reading: Certain parts of certain Beatles books; another three pages of Dubliners. Yesterday I read the Michelle Williams issue of Vogue while sitting in the Whole Foods cafe eating a sour cherry danish and Perrier, and eye-flirting with a stockbroker (I know he was a stockbroker because I was eavesdropping him and his stockbroker pals talking about being stockbrokers). Michelle Williams is pretty much my favourite person in the world right now. My new mantra is Michelle Williams quoting Gloria Steinem, who said "Become the man you want to marry." Only I am altering it to be, "Become your favourite Beatle."
Wearing: Hi, I'm Laura Jane! I've had pink-eye for thirteen days! I wear sunglasses, and crap.
Wanting: Do I, or don't I, want to date Graham Coxon? This question plagues my Earthly existence.

Here is Blur playing "Tender." I think "Tender" is really beautiful. It is the only song in the world that is "like" "Hey Jude." Crappy "Hey Jude" on Drugs:

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Friday , September 18, 2009

Snapshot: Listening, Watching, Reading, Wearing, Wanting

+ Kat

Listening: Pretty much all my records from the 90s extravaganza this week, plus just a bunch of random stuff by A Fine Frenzy, the Walkmen, Fever Ray, Bruce Springsteen and yep, the xx, for like the nth week running. And lots of Neiler's After the Gold Rush.
Watching: This week's episode of "Gossip Girl," plus screenings of Coco Before Chanel (so Frenchie, lovely, a bit slow, Audrey Tautou was fantastic, and of course the costumes were great!) and The Informant (kind of confusing, but Matt Damon was pretty awesome.) Also saw 9, which had an underbaked story but fantastic visuals.
Reading: Okay, I am sooooooo close to being done with The Bostonians, which is getting better near the end, so that should help. I think Henry James and I will be taking a little break after this book, however. As much as I love him, I think he is starting to warp my mind.
Wearing: Hello, it's 1993 today: plaid flannel shirt, jeans, Frye harness boots. I have a lot to tackle today; this is my grunge farmhand outfit where I kick shit around and get it done.
Wanting: I had to pull two all-nighters last week and it's still killing me 'cause my sleeping schedule is totally off and it's kind of ruining my life at the moment. Please please please tell me how you guys get to sleep! Oh, and I want a new perfume.

I found this footage of Chanel herself on YouTube; it's fascinating, I don't think I've ever seen her move or heard her voice:

The trailer for Coco Before Chanel:

+ Liz

Listening: King by Belly; a new Julian Casablancas song; Nouns by No Age; Beatles for Sale (My First Beatles Record)
Watching: "Gossip Girl" aka the show where everybody goes to Intelligentisa 87 times a day everyday
Reading: Who Will Run The Frog Hospital? by Lorrie Moore, which I finished the other night and immediately started reading again
Wearing: end-of-summer uniform = cutoffs + Edun tank top + my Kime Buzzelli for Vans high-tops + braided satin gunmetal headband
Wanting: the Dior dress on page 237 of the Posh Spice Elle; the rose petal soda I'm going to drink tomorrow

Nu shooz; the beautiful dress:

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+ Laura Jane

Listening: Blur, 13; Blur, Blur; Elastica, Elastica; (The) Electric Light Orchestra, The Electric Light Orchestra/No Answer (they are the same one); The Fiery Furnaces, Gallowsbird's Bark; Joni Mitchell, Songs To A Seagull
Watching: I had pink-eye this week, which made it hard for me to watch very much. But, of course, I managed to squeeze in this week's episode of Mad Men, which was brought to me by an ice pack. I thought it was kind of a boring one. Not enough Cosgrove.
Reading: The zine I wrote when I was nineteen; Belly & Boys & My New Blue High-Tops by the Paul McCartney of 2009
Wearing: I think it's SO COOL that the greatest jeans of all my life are the ones I bought for twenty bucks at Wal-Mart a year and a half ago. Also, "The Official Uniform of Pink-Eye '09," which has gotten more play this week than pretty much any outfit I've ever worn ever
Wanting: You see, it wasn't just pink-eye. It was pink-eye AND a viral eye infection that came together, in my eyes, to create a case of SUPER PINK-EYE. It was one of the worst things that has ever happened to me in my life, and I would like for this to never happen to anyone else ever, except maybe my enemies.

The Official Uniform of Pink-Eye '09: NOT TOO SHABBY, LAURA JANE. NOT TOO SHABBY AT ALL.

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PS: The sign says Laura "Sexy For Pink-Eye" Jane Faulds

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Friday , September 4, 2009

Snapshot: Listening, Watching, Reading, Wearing, Wanting

+ Kat

Listening: Kate Bush, The Sensual World; the xx, XX; Beyonce, B'Day; Bruce Springsteen, Nebraska.
Watching: I saw District 9, which I liked a lot after the first 30 minutes and getting over some effed-up colonialist crap, and I also saw The September Issue, which was very light but fun, plus it made me a huge fan of Grace Coddington. Next week: GO SEE NO IMPACT MAN! One of my best friends helped produce it and you won't hear the end of it from me!!!
Reading: Gah, still The Bostonians.
Wearing: A Vanessa Bruno top, jeans, ballet slippers. I am so excited for fall, I can hardly contain myself! Just a few days ago I looked lovingly at my small-but-intense collection of boy's oxford shirts and was like, "I can't wait to wear you all again!" I'm a nerd.
Wanting: I really need an industrial strength neck and shoulder massage. Like, from someone with hands of steel that will never get tired, that's how much I hurt.

+ Laura Jane

Listening: I'm Going Away by the Fiery Furnaces; The Beach Boys; Song Cycle by Van Dyke Parks; the Mad Men theme song; "Laura Versus Powerman"
Watching: This week's episode of Mad Men was the best thing I've ever seen on television, and not just because they smoked pot in it. But partly because they smoked pot in it. And some tennis. Roger Federer is the Don Draper of tennis. Something I just learned: the word "Federer" is insanely fun to type. Try it yourself!
Reading: I'm Going Away by me, approx. 50 times.
Wearing: Labour Day Weekend Fashion Concept: "Ray Davies Pyjama Chic"
Wanting: Emily reached her Kickstarter goal! I cried tears of joy when I found out. I feel like a proud parent. Today, I am satisfied with exactly what I have.

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