Tuesday, July 11, 2017

guess who has two thumbs and definitely forgot about this blog for almost two years?

...thisssss guyyyyy

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Soooo...

I basically completely forgot about the blog this year. What am I doing that is worth blogging about right now? Absolutely nothing! Watching "Fast Five." Marveling at the absurdity of this series, and the sweatiness of the Rock.

I have some thoughts about the new Star Wars movie (because of course I do), which can be summed up by the following: If you like "Star Wars," you're probably going to like this "Star Wars." Hooray.



Sunday, October 26, 2014

Pajamas for Halloween! Pajamas Every Day!

If you, like me, would like to spend as much of your waking life in pajamas as possible, Halloween can help facilitate your ridiculous, socially frowned-upon lifestyle!

Here are a few suggestions for very comfortable costumes that most people will not get.

Everyone will think you are in costume as "a small child up past their bedtime."

Good luck, and Happy Halloween!

Little Nemo - pajamas, pillow, "just fell out of bed" hair.
John Darling from "Peter Pan" - pajamas, top hat, glasses, umbrella, a pretentious manner.
Michael Darling, also from "Peter Pan" - pajamas, teddy bear, sleepy expression, innocence.
Wendy Darling, also also from "Peter Pan" - pajamas, hairbow, poise beyond your years.
Ebeneezer Scrooge from "A Christmas Carol" - pajamas, nightcap, change of heart in the third act.
Brian Stevenson from "Little Monsters" - pajamas, a Fred Savage impression, a video tape of "Little Monsters" to prove to people that yes, this was a real movie.
Klarion the Witch Boy Up Past His Bedtime - title says it all.


Sunday, September 7, 2014

The best part of the year

The best days lie between summer and fall, when the weather is brittle and lovely and the nights are starting to frost. Wake up shivering and go looking for that mid-weight wool blanket, that favorite light quilt.

Start thinking about which hot tea to drink (peppermint vanilla) while watching Jacques and Julia wax rhapsodic about how to debone a chicken. Sip, contemplative, and know that you will never in a million years be able to replicate what they do.

The air is stuck between the heaviness of summer and the crispness of fall. The smell of dying leaves is inescapable.

Don't have a Halloween costume picked out, but know you'd better get on that or it's going to be another "I'm an extra from a CW show?" mishmash of things malingering in the closet. Add another mental note to the towering stack, all identical moments in mind that hold just one word: Declutter.

The days are so lovely that the evenings feel hollow. Borrow some cool from Sinatra and Jobim and keep going.

Fall is obviously the best season, but these limbo days are my favorite.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Isley Continues to Say Things

I can't tell if this black metal band are posers
like, they killed one of their classmates in high school
Isley
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1 min
um...
Now
but then started their album with the news report
that's kind of like donating to charity and then bragging about it
Isley
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1 min
...
thank you for reminding me about my blog's one and only recurring feature.
Now
oh goddamnit
Isley
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1 min

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Spectrum 4 at the Muehlebach

We're doing Spectrum Fantastic Art Live again. May 22-24, 2015, in the Muehlebach tower of the Marriott hotel in downtown KC.

I love this space so much. It's old and elegant, I know that it's a big deal that presidents have stayed there and given speeches in the ballrooms, but I just love the look and vibe of the place. There are a million little nooks and crannies and stairways and old forgotten (amazingly beautiful) lobbies with historic books behind glass and paintings on the walls and impeccable tile floors and chandeliers and stuff, and you can wander around forever. There are escalators that go down into the dark and hallways with couches that face nothing. There are old timey phone booths, like you'd see reporters rush into in movies from the '40s and '50s, with the hats with "press" cards sticking out of them. I love it.

This place is historic as heck and it's awesome.

The Grand Ballroom was such a sexy space, and I love that we started the show in that hall, but the new vibe is so different and so fun. The Grand Ballroom was big and impressive and just a little bit cold. The Muehlebach is where you curl up with a drink and a circle of friends and you talk until it's way too late and you know you should go to bed but you just want to keep hanging out. Warm.

I'm super excited about 2015. Spectrum Live 3 was our best show. Definitely. I came away from it feeling like we'd done what we wanted to do really well, and that people were making connections and people were finding art to be excited about. Spectrum 4 is going to be even better.

It's hard to explain to people why you've made a change. You want to go through all the reasons because they're interesting to you, but at the end of the day, all that matters is that the change is positive. I guess that's why I have a blog. To let you see a little bit of what I like about this particular change without trying to condense it down into an easily digestible paragraph.

And also to talk about my cats.

(one of them is snoring next to me right now. the other is in the basement, for reasons that are unclear to me. he fell off a pillow earlier and it scared him, so he might be taking some time to regroup.)