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Dreams Are Boring.

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If there’s one thing that never translates very well into story telling it’s your dreams. They are so rich and detailed and clear to you but when you tell a friend about a weird dream, it just bores them to tears and makes you sound like an asshole. With that in mind, here’s a dream I had last night:

I was part of this shitty band and we were pretty awful. For God knows what reason, the lead singer from The Mighty Mighty Bostones left his band and joined our as of yet unnamed band (we hadn’t even played a show yet, just garage jams). The guy was a total dick and basically demanded that we become a Mighty Mighty Bostones cover band. Meanwhile, the rest of the Mighty Mighty Bostones reformed as a Smiths cover band and entered a worldwide Battle Of The Smiths Cover Band contest. They were okay and somehow got second place to a hip-hop revisionary cover band called The BlackSmiths. Apparently, I’m a total racist in my dreams which must make me a filthy bigot in real life? Anyways, the dick Bostones lead singer made us enter a Bostones battle of the cover bands and then quit when we got 4th place because we “sucked” and “had a singer that tried too hard” according to the judges.

What’s weird is I haven’t given that band a single thought since the last time I saw Clueless, which admittedly, was only about 2 years ago.

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What the hell is going on in this kitchen?

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July 26, 2010 at 11:00 pm

Bad Movie Idea

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I have been trying (unsuccessfully) to construct some kind of movie out of this one joke that I’ve had in my head for the last couple weeks. Here’s the scene:

A couple of people are talking and for some reason or another one person spits right in the other person’s face. The spitter starts laughing hysterically while the spitee is standing there shocked and pretty grossed out. Many awkward seconds pass as the spitter’s laugh calms down and proceeds to say, “Oh, you should have seen your face! It looked just like this…” And then spits in the other person’s face again in the exact same way.

I suppose it’s pretty dumb to try and build a whole narrative around that one dumb joke. But then again they made a whole movie out of fucking Marmaduke which has somehow been published for like 180 years on the premiss of “big clumsy dog put in delicate situations.”

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Photographers can be the worst people ever.

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July 21, 2010 at 11:35 pm

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Random Photo Dump 7.11.10

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Sonuvabitch! In having to look up the date to title this blog post, I just saw that I need to get off my ass and go get some free slurpees!

See ya, enjoy these while I bust my ass over to a sweet summer treat.

Forest fires must kill a shitload of squirels.

Emily Haynes of Metric.

El Shining.

Look at these vintage hipsters galavanting about, looking cooler than thou.

Are you?

Okay, and one last thing. If you’ve ever taken a picture in your life or ever seen a single example of photojournalism: Get mad as hell about this crock of shit.

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July 12, 2010 at 12:37 am

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Oh, You’re Still Here?

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I’ve been busy trying to plan the rest of my life lately so I’m sorry I just left you here with the lights off.

But since we last spoke, I’m moving within a year. I don’t know care where, I’m just over it here and ready for something new. Now all I have to do is save up so that I don’t move myself physically into a new city and financially into stupid debt. Also I’ve spent about 73 hours this week so far looking at guitar wiring diagrams trying to figure out how to finish my first custom guitar without killing myself upon plugging it in. Wait, wasn’t it like three weeks ago I was talking about how I just got my first guitar? My good friend Dave Camp said, “If you’re going to do something, do it hard,” and that has always seemed like good advice to me.

I took a break from stabbing myself in the eyes with a hot soldering iron today and found this great collection of poloroids taken by Andrei Tarkovsky. If you don’t know who that is that’s okay. You’re just missing out on some of the best cinema ever made. Get on it. Solaris with Clooney and Soderberg is good but Solaris with Tarkovsky is like making out with Jesus himself behind the bleachers and getting caught by his mom (this means good by the way). Watching a Tarkovsky film is like watching a slide-show anyways, so just take a look at these few to get an idea of what his films are like.

Also, I think it’s worth noting that Joe Simon just posted a video shot with his iPhone4 today of him riding a bank in Austin. I don’t want to see the ensuing onslaught of garbage iphone edits that will surely be coming out in the next year but… in the hands of Joe Simon (or rather the grass near by Joe Simon), the footage actually looks not bad. By which I mean bad just like all the other HD footage out there because it’s not film, but good overall. Another case of: it’s about the talent surrounding the camera, not the gadget itself.

I’d like to laser etch this into my laptop but a vinyl decal will do… maybe for my birthday I’ll finally be “cool” with one of these.

I’ll probably get around to telling the story of how I accrued about $48,000 of bills in three days some time this week weekend.

Until then, think about this: “Existentialism isn’t so atheistic that it wears itself out showing that God doesn’t exist. Rather, it declares that even if God did exist, that would change nothing.”

Also, you can’t quote Sartre without also quoting the following: Camus can do but Sartre is smartre.

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Ridiculous bike… would have pissed my pants if I had that as a kid though.

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July 1, 2010 at 4:13 am