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Newold Music Crush: St. Vincent

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Joining the ranks of Feist and Emily Haynes is St. Vincent (Annie Clark). I’ve had a little crush on her for a year and a half or so now but in the last 6 months, I can safely say that she shreds me right apart.

I’m talking swoon-tunes.

Check out this video for Marrow. It’s like if Bjork decided to dance things up.

and look at her just sitting there probably singing some damn song that would melt me like a stick of butter launched into the core of the sun.

Then she goes and talks about old people.

Oh this old dress? Yeah, I got it at a De Stijl garage sale like 10 years ago. Yeah, I guess it’s still pretty cool, huh?

Yeah.

Andrew Bird has a couple of these where he just walks around Paris playing better songs than I could ever dream of and now they have one with St. Vincent. Paris, you lucky dog.

 

swoon.

Yeah. So. There you have it.

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I should note that the dialog involved in building a giant igloo is pretty much interchangeable with making a porno. As evidenced by my ubiquitous “that’s what she said’s” last night. Refer to artist’s rendering below.

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October 30, 2009 at 5:36 am

Command Base 2, Aka The Giant Igloo in the front yard.

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First off all, I call shanangins on you University of Colorado for closing campus yesterday at 2pm and yet opening everything back up today. The whole state is shut down and half of all classes were canceled anyways. Jerks.

Second, whatever. When god gives you lemons, you squeeze the damn hell out of them and make a lemon slushee while you and your friends craft one bitchin-ass snow fort/igloo/command post/4th bedroom for the house. After Steve and I dove head first into another bright idea that we thought wouldn’t take quite all day, we got some more help from Mohawk, Holly-tech, BuhBueller, Armada and the loving support of every person driving down our street, and constructed a 6 or 7 seater igloo in the front yard that is at least as big as my car in total size. I know what you’re saying: “Your car is a tiny piece of shit though?” and yes, but we didn’t make the J-Box by hand with shovels and of the very elements falling from the sky.

It may have taken in excess of 45 man-hours to complete this add-on to the house but dammit, it was worth it.

And even though my back is on fire today, it was a feat to be a part of the only finished igloo project of my life.

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Hey ladies. If you have all three, call me.

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October 30, 2009 at 1:03 am

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Snow Day.

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What do you do when you get a snow day from work? You build a huge god damn igloo in your front yard.

Full story when I physically recover.

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Yes, Mr. Scorpio.

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October 29, 2009 at 5:51 am

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Kableeewey.

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I went to see Lucero last night and left early because Everyone was sick and then I thought I was going to pass a god damn kidney stone. But I was there to catch up with my friends if even briefly more than for the music. Highlights from the evening include anything Reynolds did the entire night, TJ referring to the butt as “your best interests” as in “this is in your best interests,” and every story Matt or Jenny ever tells about their son Cash.

Also Nate-Espy gets a nomination for all time awkward shut downs of a conversation by calling out some friend of his girlfriend as being a giant c-word.

Oh yeah and then the roads got really nasty and we almost spun off into a death ditch at least a dozen times on the drive home. boo.

I guess something about this post has to be entertaining so here’s a creepy video about massaging your cat.

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I can’t remember if this was posted here or not yet. Zooey plus Karen O equals high five.

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October 28, 2009 at 1:20 pm

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Normal People.

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When some zany performer breaks out into song and dance in the middle of something mundane like grocery shopping, normal people will watch, and smile, and it will totally make their day, and they will try to share it with their loved ones however possible, and it will be something they talk about for years to come.

Sour ass curmudgeons will just keep shopping for their own groceries.

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Birds on a wire is one of the simplest and cleanest nifty tattoos I’ve seen. I dig it.

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October 26, 2009 at 12:01 am

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