Archive for January, 2009


January 29, 2009

an aside:

Commercial Fantasy

January 29, 2009

Last night I was watching bad-as-in-good television with the 43rd Ave Crew, and saw a commercial for Diet Dr. Pepper involving an animated candy aisle exploding with happiness as said beverage arrived…I immediately exclaimed something about how this commercial would have been my absolute favorite when I was a kid; really anything involving ordinary objects becoming animated and doing stuff was a sure mind-blower. Anyway this minor revelation led immediately to a concept for a commercial for some as yet undetermined thing. Storyboard:

Opeing shot: Guy is unlocking door to music store/cut to him flipping on lights/cut to him leaning on counter–shot takes in room full of instruments.
Then: a solitary burn-out dude, soloing, loudly, badly. Employee still in leaning state at counter. Montage follows: Assorted combinations of teenagers and weirdos jamming on assorted instruments, awful cacophony. Maybe a closeup of store employee, grimacing. Day passes with assorted awful jam sessions [anyone who’s spent a minute in a musical instrument store is familiar with this scene, and anyone who has worked in one has probably contemplated various crimes after a day of this].
A brief sequence of employee closing the store.
Then: in darkened store, picks and drumsticks start fluttering out of bins, cables flop to guitars and plug themselves in, amps come to life. Epic animated instrument jam begins, it is Awesome. [Still not sure what song they should play. Maybe “Peaches in Regalia”?]

Not sure where to go from here. I had an mindgasm imagining the last part. Also not sure what it could be a commercial for. Banking? IT?

I think my luck could change

January 28, 2009

Other assorted enjoyments:

Just finished Slash’s sordidly enjoyable but still pretty-poorly-written autobiography. I totally get the vicarious kicks from reading the debaucherous tales of Rockers Past, and the more selfish, self-destructive and solipsistic, the better. Unfortunately Slash also lead to watching clips of Steven Adler on Sober House and G n’ R live footage from the 80s. I’ve resumed The Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon–this book is the jam, in case you hadn’t heard, which is unlikely.

Also watched a few movies lately: Brand Upon the Brain, Gimme Shelter, Wattstax: all pretty amazing.

Found some interesting art + design blogs lately, which maybe I should post about here, at some point. Which, by the way, if anyone is on FFFFound and wants to invite me, please do. Ish is amazing! I’d love to be able to use it as a catalogue for my own mind-blowage.

Started to get a cold, but beat it. Maybe it wasn’t really a cold. It did involve snuffling and snuggling.

After a complaint-blog about the MinSecs music process, beats are suddenly revisiting, in the morning usually.

Writing with AW is picking up. Also guitaring a little, here or there, though not finishing anything seems to be a permanent condition.

Contemplating various grand schemes, far-fetching. I still haven’t been able to concentrate on drawings to save my life; maybe prayers would help? I should probably follow my girlfriend’s lead and do some yoga.

Curriculum Vitae

January 28, 2009

Zodiac Arrest

January 26, 2009


January 25, 2009

Sore throat, light snow, is the neighbor watching us through the window, New Yorker comics, spastic inertia.

Salvage, Wreckage

January 24, 2009


Some Jams

January 23, 2009

New Strings
The Chime of Fresh Strings–hopefully inducing some Fresh Songs.

Box o'rganic
Organics, Delivered, courtesy of my Lovely Lady. At least I’m eating well!


I used to work for OFFICE PDX, but this isn’t just a plug for their notebook: I’m really sincerely impressed with their first branded product–it’s a really lovely piece of design and even the plastic wrap it comes in is compostable. Given the psychic eco-guilt traumas that petro-plastic wrapped notebooks caused me back in the day, this brings peace to my soul. Way to go Dudes! I’m srsly gonna compost that ish.

Already in to Apple Apple

January 21, 2009

Already into Apple Apple


As of yesterday, MINOR SECONDS is one year old.

Light in the Loafers

January 21, 2009

When I encounter this phrase, I envision luminous insoles.

Also, it occured to me last night that Wild Beasts’ “Limbo, Panto” is far and away my favorite record of 2008.