Although this song has been called ‘voodoo music’ by Lucas, the Knife may be my favourite Swedes, and that says a lot because I am quite fond of a lot of Swedish music. Nevertheless- I’d stand by anything the Knife released, but especially when it involves an electro-pop opera touring Europe (It’s called ‘Tomorrow, in a Year’ - look into it!) Bon appetit!
…that one of my greatest fears is ending up in the ‘suggestion’ box in facebook? You know exactly what kind of people are in your ‘reconnect’ suggestion box. The facebook moderators are acting in a pseudo-maternal way, trying to get their clients other friends to ‘reconnect’ with them. I don’t need anyone acting on my behalf, urging people on their home page to ‘send me a message’ or ‘write on [my] wall’ to reconnect. I don’t know how to further articulate just how dorky it is when you end up in that box.
Sorry Jered to all of you who know that you’ve been in that suggestion box.
Received this e-mail today from an anonymous friend of mine- he/she appears to have a knack for pointing out try hards, most specifically- try hard ‘indie/scenester’ kids- and narrowing what exactly it is that pisses him/her off the most about their culture and community- and then finally- articulating that. Here is an exert from an e-mail he/she sent me today…
"Hi Sarah, In response to your email over facebook about “Super Indie Kid / Too Old to Be Wearing Oversized Sweatshirts in Public “. I created an indie artsy album that is single-handedly so indie-awesome that only an incredibly talented indie kid with a point-and-shoot could create it.
Because indie kids don’t try to be artsy, neither did I and the results were stunning. I managed to take the most bland pictures of every day life (i.e. party pictures, spiders, upclose fail pictures, group photo shots, scenery shots) and make them into stunning, indie-award-winning photography to make the most haughty and proud main-street-indie-kid say “wow, this guy is super talented because he didn’t even try. That’s why he’s so good, it’s just so natural”
Well folks, I didn’t try. This album of super awesome indie photos took me no longer than 10 minutes to create. Maybe this does make me talented since it did only take me 10 minutes. Or maybe indie-artsy albums are chock full of bull shit because any one can do them with a couple online tutorials. Maybe I should become indie?
My third theory is that any ‘three-pic-album’ is a labour of love that took hours to do. In which case, I would be shocked. As you can see from this stellar album that took 10 minutes to compile and create, that it is not a labour of love, but pure unadulterated talent…
Thank you. I am going go sip on my organic espresso while I wait for the b-line to take me to a thrift store or record store to browse for shit that my future children will one day think in college “what the fuck is my dad thinking collecting comic books and vinyls of simon and garfunkle when he’s 26 years old?” “
Hilarious, and very accurate. Below are the following photo edits that my friend here speaks of…
To the Man with the brand new safeway club card...
Although the ‘safeway club card’ does offer you extraordinary savings, signing up for it on superbowl sunday and therefore holding up a line of about 15 superbowl viewers with spinach dip in hand, is not the best timing.
And another thing- asking a thousand questions about the savings you are to receive from this day on- didn’t help either.
Oh and to Joan, our cashier, WHY did you entertain this idea.
Sarah Burnell (on behalf of Jered Love’s furious observations)