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6.30.2004

why we should worry 

Now I've heard some bad country songs in my day. Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue exhibit A. But as I was flipping past the CMT channel,, I happened to see Rick(y) Schroeder - it's an old Silver Spoons fetish - stumbling around in a video and had to watch. Considering it (he also directed) is an exact see and say of the lyrics, complete with shakes and "ironic" ending of the dead lovers meeting in the afterlife under the cemetary trees, you don't have to see the video in order to appreciate:

Brad Paisley & Alison Krauss
WHISKEY LULLABY

(Brad)
She put him out like the burnin' end of a midnight cigarette
She broke his heart and he spent his whole life tryin' to forget
They watched him drink his pain away a little at a time
But he never could get drunk enough to get her off his mind,
Until the night.

Chorus:
He put that bottle to his head and pulled the trigger
And finally drank away her memory
Life is short but this time it was bigger
Than the strength he had to get up off his knees
They found him with his face down in the pillow
With a note that said I'll love her 'til I die
And when they buried him beneath the willow
The angels sang a whiskey lullaby.

(Both)
La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la.

(Alison)
The rumors flew but nobody knew how much she blamed herself
For years and years she tried to hide the whiskey on her breath
She finally drank her pain away a little at a time
But she never could get drunk enough to get him off her mind,
Until the night.

Chorus: (Both)
She put that bottle to her head and pulled the trigger
And finally drank away his memory
Life is short but this time it was bigger
Than the strength she had to get up off her knees
They found her with her face down in the pillow
Clinging to his picture for dear life
Then they laid her next to him beneath the willow
While the angels sang a whiskey lullaby.

La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la.

Can that be our summer theme song?

6.29.2004

summer has officially arrived 

Just spotted the old woman who wraps her head and feet in tin foil and lays out all day on Bleecker. .

i'd rather be working... 

site of the day for tuesday, july 29th, 2004. hey kids, this text is clickable!

pre-nyck 

there's some shit going on down town but it's early so it won't interfere with the festivities. while you're at it check out the events for july, especially stacey's mom mmmmmrachelhuntermmm.

6.28.2004

i'll be tan for exactly the next 16 hours. 

come see.

the legend of Rasputin aint no myth  

it was said that Gregory Efimovich Rasputin's legendary power over women was due to his piercing eyes. wrong. the mad monk's charm may instead have been, ahem, concealed beneath his cassock.
Measuring about 11 inches limp-- allowing for shrinkage caused by pickling --

guess who's back, back again 

welcome home jacquie o. loreley ain't the same without ya.

6.27.2004

is this thing on? 

i finally figured out how to work this thang. YO WHATS UP MY PEOPLE.

6.25.2004

holes 

Somebody needs to start a regular heads up on the art scene.

hodge podge 

A strange week indeed: The weird mutant German (of course!) boy with uber muscles.
gossiplist.com if you don't already. Are we still allowed to make Olsen twin jokes? designsonthewhitehouse.com though my favorites weren't chosen. We should come up with our own. 5 more days until we white elephant Iraq. res has a short film contest going with Panasonic. I say the Webster Hall Franz show was good 'nuf for me. In California, the Governator is saving the state money by killing shelter animals quicker. Tom suggested maybe there's an easy solution utilizing all those car chases. Instead of spike strips...you get the roadkill idea. Watched an eerie old Twilight Zone episode where this kid gets his way with everything and all anyone says is, "That's good." Otherwise he zaps them into oblivion. Sounds familiar. Last but not least, if the shootings and fainting spells in the subways didn't turn you off to mass transit, how about the new round of fines imposed by Bloomie? Watch those camera phones, kids. And finally, I am not cool enough to snag an invite to afterparties at Rothko or swim at the Soho House. Woe is me. If I'd stop reading other people's blogs (thanks, Jac) I would be none the wiser, but I ain't no quitter. Anyone got a trucker hat and a kiddie pool? I'll sport the white pumps and bring someYuengling.

Black and White Nachos are good with extra jalapenos.

6.24.2004

peliculas 

Anyone up for a movie this weekend?

Fahrenheit 9/11
The Mother
Napolean Dynamite
Stepford Wives
The Saddest Music in the World
Saved!
Bukowski: Born Into This

6.22.2004

is that our own coat of arms? is that eric in the top left? 

i just wanted to be the 201st post.

shameless promotion - help a brotha out 

i'm posting this for my uncle. he's a painter/sculptor and is holding an open studio / art sale this weekend. Please pass info along if you know anyone looking interesting paintings. Info and portfolio can be found here alanvanevery.com

this post is for me, matt, bridget & jac 

since i think we're the only ones who bought tix. lollapalooza 04 is cancelled. dead. no more. bummer.

6.21.2004

radical 

I've been reading Republic of Dreams : Greenwich Village: The American Bohemia, 1910-1960
and American Moderns: Bohemian New York and the Creation of a New Century. I swear, everything old is new again. What to do, what to do? Cool for us that live in NYC; we get to attend some fun benefit concerts. But that's speaking to the choir. How on earth do you get it across to middle-America that bush is a lying tyrant?

I'm in protest mode with no protest for which to go. At least without a permit.

robot rebellion 

Wed: An evening of performance, music, and video at:

The Frying Pan
Pier 63 North River, NYC
12th Ave, between 23rd & 24th

:: To be followed by a mixed media JAM SESSION ::
djembe drums, electronic instruments, live visuals and your feet rock
the boat deep into the night...
bring your instruments, dancing shoes, and laptops

http://asktherobot.info/

detachable penis for kerry 

King Missile tonight at Pianos

fuuuuuck me. part 2 : things i won't be here for 

some are repeats - as now i won't be here on wednesday as originally planned, er, mistaken. but please get smashed on vodka sodies, take lots of pics and proclaim each one the best show you've ever been to - in my honor.

in return, i will get smashed on free margaritas, fall asleep in the sunshine and proclaim each fish i see while snorkeling the most beautiful one i've ever seen - in yours.


WED
*the secret machines @ bowery ballroom (afterparty: the delancey)
*the killers @ merc lounge
*the beasties @ prospect park bandshell FREE

THUR
*french kicks instore @ bloomies soho FREE
*keane instore @ virgin megastore FREE
*the killers / SPIN party @ rothko

FRI
*farenheit 9/11 opens everywhere
*ted leo & sons and daughters @ seaport/pier 17 FREE
*enon @ rothko
*les savy fav @ volume

SAT
*cat power @ east river amphitheater (daytime) FREE

be a sweetie wipe the seatie 

tinkle for kerry
bonus: note the page title.

6.20.2004

jonesing 

vote for my and christa's photos!

just do a search for :
"eric pfleeger"
"all catagories"
"any images"
that should bring up both of us...

unconditional* love for hire 



shameless, i know.
but i just realized i leave for mexico on wednesday (which is one whole day earlier than i'd been planning, and wrote in my calendar, and told work people, and scheduled concerts, etc. yow. has that ever happened to you? no, probably not. i think that's strictly a me kind of happening.) and i have no one to look after me wee, adorable kitty. SO, any non-allergic puss enjoyers out there who want some sometimes bratty/always snuggly company?? tuesday night delivery. sunday/monday night pickup. pretty please. i'll owe you big. i'll fill your beer mug, your belly, your ipod...

*unconditional under the following conditions: you let him sleep on your pillow or your head or in the crook of your arm. and feed him pretty much constantly.

6.19.2004

Lex Diesel (or Vin Luthor) {or "sigh, oh god, another superhero movie post by Nathan..."} 

This is sooooooooo in rumor status still, but rumors are so fun. And gross. Kinda like an ostrich egg with green yolk.

Anyway, one confirmed thing: a producer of The Fast and the Furious is helping produce the up and coming (at least a year and a half away) Superman movie. And *rumor* has it that he would like Vin Diesel to play Lex Luthor.

Everyone finished laughing?

Yeah, who ever thought that a character could at one point be played by Gene Hackman, then again by Vin Diesel? hahaha, oh man, that's good stuff. Next thing you know, Halle Berry will be playing Catwoman. oh wait....

Nathan-Man...ske

P.S. 11 days until June 30...

6.18.2004

London's Still There 

People are walking around and cars are still driving around. There is definitely human activity. Yes, I just got back and can assure all of you that London is still there.

who knew? 

If you spend the evening drinking water and not smoking, you wake up the next morning feeling good.

Send me book recs. I'm about to replenish the paperback pile.

6.17.2004

fuuuuuck me. part 1 : things i'll be here for 

next wednesday, june the 23rd -
is

the secret machines (plus some of calla) @ bowery ballroom

the killers @ mercury lounge

AND

the beastie boys (FREE) @ prospect park bandshell

hi. help. vote now please. what should i/we do?

6.16.2004

music for the masses 

I was just in the pharmacy and found myself humming along with the Muzak. "..mmm...rumors...sick sense of humor...mmm"

Know you're getting old when Depeche Mode has been sanitized.

days of our freelance lives (a weekly update for the 9-5ish folk) 

i rented a car for the day, and i'm headed out into the wilds of jersey to hit the target and the ikea.
anyone need anything?

mp3some 

yup, sounds like spoon-
and dare i say a little bit billy joel, glass houses era.

i summon you
download this demo from the new spoon album.

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think stop motion melancholy 

matador records is offering a contest to fund 10 short films "inspired by the music and aesthetic" of interpol. submit treatments by june 20. here are the rest of the rules/details. (sorry this is last minute - i forgot i had it sitting in my drafts, waiting for me to come up with something darkly clever about what that short might entail. and alas, that day never came.)

ps. apparently they just finished recording the new album up in connecticut. finally. carlos d. will be at every single bar, concert and party you go to once again. and twice at the delancey.

6.14.2004

DiMassimo Survivor? 

Holy shit, any of you old Dimassimo heds see this one?

Be sure to watch the interview on CNN's Money Gang or whatever the fuck.
At first you'll see Mark, then you'll see this girl, then you'll see yourself circa 6 years ago. Weeeeeird!

6.12.2004

misanthropic musings with a smile 

Ronald Reagan's frequent flier funeral(s), summer colds, MTV Movie Awards (except for Yeah Yeah Yeahs, their stage set was incredible), Ultragrrl is gone.

The smile? Look outside. It's gorgeous today!

it's tricky 

I was trying to find the website for the satellite radio station called America Left, so I typed in americaleft.com
You try it & see where it takes you. Header alone is worth the trip.

6.11.2004

abc's of fame 

for example:

L
Lindsay Lohan at 17
is still in the age of pimples.
A make-up artist can conceal them
but keeps forgetting about the nipples.

E
With clever lines retelling his life
Eminem rose to great fame.
With D-12 he proves he can still sell out shows
likewise his name.

2 down, 24 to go.
whatya got?


pump up the volume 

New York UP #00734 is planning a benefit concert in Brooklyn on July 8th @ VOLUME
with the Concerts for Kerry organization. Dina's looking for people who
are or have relations with artists and comedians who can draw a crowd and
willing to donate their talents to the cause. Already on board? Pete Rock,
Kurtis Blow, The Brazilian Girls, and Bethany Yarrow.
She is also looking for a volunteer stage manager. If you are interested,
please email Dina at klassikgirl@hotmail.com

(from urban pioneer project)

Travel Virginia! 

The wonderful, democratic, and faithful Virginia government has recently succeeded in slowing down the SOcietal DestructiOn Machine (S.O.D.O.M.), also known as the Homosexual Agenda. The full article is here. Here's a small excerpt:

"The state's Affirmation of Marriage Act, which prohibits gay marriage, was amended this year to also ban civil unions and arrangements 'purporting to bestow the privileges of marriage.' Gays fear it may interfere with legal contracts, such as powers of attorney, medical directives and wills.


'This is a national issue,' said Jay Porter of Seattle, who with his partner created the boycott Web site. (www.VirginiaIsForHaters.com) 'Someone came up with this really punitive legislation and got it through the state legislature and in my mind, that could happen just about anywhere in the U.S.'"



Do not let the S.O.D.O.M.ites sway us from our course of a great and loving society. Please join me in supporting companies based in Virginia by buying cigarettes and shopping at J.Crew.

Heterosexually yours,
Nathan

hipster bashing. 

i used to be kinda psyched about the new bar/lounge/club/venue -the delancey- opening in my hood last week. especially when i saw the pretty pretty roof garden. and found out that they'd be booking good live shows. then i read these tales (be sure to read the comments). this gawker wrap-up. and saw these photos. now i'm super psyched.

i think elefant and calla will be playing there next thursday.

mp3some 

nick franz ferdinand has a theory that the streets is kinda like nietzsche:
"nietzsche was one of those people who never left his birth city because he was quite satisfied with everything in his closest surroundings... his bleakness and total lack of humans or human made artefacts, except for houses, still manages to arouse a feeling of beauty in me for his work which i find disturbing and very satisfying at the same time. i think his musical equivalent is mike skinner."

mmmaybe.

anyhoo. the streets + dizzee rascal play irving plaza june 29-30. and in the meantime, check out these all too human tracks from the new album, a grand don't come for free:

since this is a concept album, it was hard to decide which tracks to post. so i went with...
the first date - could well be in
the radio single - fit but you know it
the heartbreak - dry your eyes

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6.10.2004

Merry Prankster 

Watched Orson Welles' F is for Fake last night. Brilliant. The whole documentary is like a sleight of hand, you never know what is real - which of course is the whole point.

6.09.2004

what does one do if one's wall happens to rip open and buckle when one pulls out an anchor? 

just a hypothetical question, of course.
help.

(if not sooner) 

hot damn. it's wireless gone mad. listen to your itunes in any room, through your stereo or powered speakers. create a wireless network anywhere. print wirelessly. all with just a teeny wittle portable plug. for $129.

must. have. this. immediately.

ode to george w. bush 

sorry to get cheesy and totally quote a song, but i was listening to this last night, and realized (again) that this singer/songwriter is a genius. this song is as relevant now as it was back in 1963. fuck you george w. bush and everything you stand for. you make me unproud to be an american.

Come you masters of war
You that build the big guns
You that build the death planes
You that build all the bombs
You that hide behind walls
You that hide behind desks
I want you to know i can see through your masks

You that never done nothin'
But build to destroy
You play with my world
Like it's your little toy
You put a gun in my hand
And you hide from my eyes
And you turn and run farther when the fast bullets fly

Like judas of old
You lie and deceive
A world war can be won
You want me to believe
But i see through your eyes
And i see through your brain
Like i see through the water that runs down my drain

You fasten all the triggers
For the others to fire
Then you sit back and watch
While the death count gets higher
You hide in your mansion
While the young peoples' blood
Flows out of their bodies and is buried in the mud

You've thrown the worst spear
That can ever been hurled
Fear to bring children
Into the world
For threatening my baby
Unborn and unnamed
You ain't worth the blood that runs in your veins

How much do i know?
As you talk out of turn
you must say that i'm young
You must say i'm unlearned
But there's one thing i know
I'm younger than you
Even jesus would never forgive what you do.

Lemme ask you one question
Is your money that good?
Will it buy you forgiveness?
Do you think that it could?
I think you will find
When your death takes it's toll
All the money you made will never buy back your soul.

And i hope that you die
And your death will come soon
I'll follow your casket
On a pale afternoon
I'll watch as you're lowered
Into your death bed
And i'll stand over your grave till i'm sure that you're dead.

- bob dylan

6.08.2004

only some of you lucky people will get this 

but those of you who do will joyfully revel in it's perverse perfection

6.07.2004

how awesome is bret? 


meet the co-star of bret's too-witty-for-school short film.
no, i'm not joking.
and yes, apparently he craps a lot.
the goat.

farenheit 9/11 

has been picked up for distribution by IFC and lions gate. it will open in theaters june 25. watch the trailer here.

6.06.2004

tripping 

plane, train or automobile - public transportation means one thing for me. time to catch up on the ole intouch/star/us weekly trash rag t-i-p. all the celeb photos, gossip, do's, don'ts and quotes my constitution can stomach.

so i thought i'd share a few gems margie and i learned on the way to/from connecticut last weekend:

*anna nicole smith cancelled an E! photo shoot on the french riviera because she was scared she was going to get beheaded like nicholas berg in iraq. sources at E! said "it wasn't worth explaining the difference between the south of france and iraq to her."

*when michael jackson made an animated appearance on the simpsons in 1991, he requested that his character spend the night alone with bart in his bedroom.

*hollywood teens gone wild- amanda bynes mixes herself up some vodka drinks and gulps them down with pals. "she could barely lift the huge bottle with her tiny arms," said an onlooker.

*rod stewart's junk is best kept under wraps, and kilts. really.

*if you were to ask jake gyllenhaal to cook with all of the ingredients on the table during his magazine interview, he would totally be able to whip up "a tape-recorder sandwich."

. . .

and in a new newsflash, i guess we can all sleep better at night now that j.lo went and got her ass married again.

as requested 

photos of "your friends drinking and getting wasted or something"
(to the giddy tunes of the onion creek crawdaddies)

6.05.2004

Ohhh, THAT'S why I went into Advertising.... 

These are just darn funny.

Where it says "Watch the TV Spots", click "Play" next to it. Be sure to watch all four (select from the menu on the right)

First Saturday 

from five till elevenish at the brooklyn museum of art. movies, crafts, all the excellent exhibitions, and the dance at 9. tonight's dance is african-hiphop themed, and if you get bored with that you can check out the egyptian exhibit in the same wing: huge marble tablets that are 3000 years old.that's older than all yall combined--and you guys are OLD.

6.04.2004

yuppie scum 

i love my dishwasher.

haiku rental 

8 WOMEN
Like Drag Queens on Ice
Deneuve gets her lesbi on
Bollywood no fear

6.03.2004

get your money for nothing 

and your kicks for free.

6pm tonight
french kicks @ virgin megastore / union square

why didn't we think of this? 

oh wait. yeah. we did. but then we forgot.

smokie smoke + brainstorming = high-deas
(i think my favorite is the stoner greeting cards. FRONT: I Miss You. INSIDE: Because if you were here you could turn off that light for me.)

Pictures!! 

Does this really need an explanation? They're pics from different occassions. Under "My Pictures". Most pics have captions underneath. Enjoy.

Jacquie, feel free to make that into a link. And to tell me how. Thanks Blogger Maid!

6.02.2004

haiku II movie review 

SUPERSIZE ME
A Big Mac per Day
Won't Keep the Doctor Away
Or the Vomit Down

don't think i'm too good at this poetry stuff. anyway, we saw it last night and it was okay. results are pretty much what you would expect from eating 5000+ calories per day. more interesting are the sections about lobbyists and how chicken mcnuggets are made.

Imbibing Crawdaddies 

hello all. there is a fellow austinite in our midst this weekend, playing some music for our enjoyment. some of you know brink melton, some of you don't. he's a good fella who went to high school with sean, and i've had the pleasure of knowing him for about 10 years. he's playing tomorrow night (thursday) at the rodeo bar, and friday at cb's 313 gallery. let's all go out and support him. they've been on tour for the past couple of weeks, and they'd love to see a big crowd. so come rain or shine, most likely rain, i'll be attending both nights. he and i both hope to see you there. i also posted this on friendster, so i apologize for the redundancy.

6.01.2004

haiku movie review 

- - - - -
SAVED!
jesus-love is all
fun and games until someone
gets preggers by gay
- - - - -

(cmon. this could be a good regular feature. who's got one?)

Anyone up for imbibiting? 

Due to countless requests (if you can't count to one), here is the next Nate-Saw-A-Word-That-Was-Kinda-Funny post. This one isn't as good, but "maffick" is tough to follow. Enjoy. (And maybe you've all heard this word, but I haven't, so no "you dumb ass, you haven't heard of imbibition??" yes, lily, that means you.)

The Word of the Day for June 1 is:

imbibition • \im-buh-BIH-shun\ • noun
*1 : the act or action of drinking
2 : the act or action of taking in or up : absorption

Example sentence:
While planning their party, Nick asked Nate, "Will there be imbibition of alcohol at our party?" Realizing the foolishness of the question, mafficking soon followed.

Did you know?
Joseph Thomas James Hewlett was a 19th-century English curate and schoolmaster who supplemented his insufficient income by writing novels. In Parsons and Widows, in which the author disguises himself as "the Curate of Mosbury," Hewlett provided us with the first known use of "imbibition" to refer to a person’s drinking, in the phrase "imbibition of a little strong beer." Until then, "imbibition" had been used scientifically to refer to various processes of soaking and absorption, or figuratively, to the taking in of knowledge. (The word is still used scientifically today to refer to the taking up of fluid.) All senses of "imbibition" are based on Latin "imbibere," a verb whose meaning "to drink in" includes absorption of liquids, consuming drink, and appropriating ideas.

*Indicates the sense illustrated in the example sentence.

mp3some 

remember block parties? 7 layer dip. lawn chairs in driveways. diet coke in coozies. neighborhood kids peeing in the pool. ah, the suburbs. i always get nostalgic about boredom and mediocrity (and fireworks) around the holidays... cause i'm still, i'm still jacquie from the block.

so in honor of memorial day. i give you a bloc party you will actually dig. some say gang of radio four. some say telly on the radio. some say better than franz ferdinand (i'm not touching that one). but i just wish they would get their asses to our fine continent and pee in our pools.

download BLOC PARTY's she's hearing voices and banquet.
and listen to staying fat.

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