Tuesday Miscellaneousness

by tully
June 6, 2006 5:12 AM
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--Alex Karpovsky's wonderful debut feature, THE HOLE STORY, is now available for rental at www.greencine.com. Treat yourself right and rent it. Or, if you live in New York City, you can see it with a crowd next Thursday, June 15th, when it's screening as part of the Rooftop Films series. But I’ll post more on that next week (for there is going to be an after-parTAY that you won't wanna miss).

--I reached a very important plateau this weekend, accepting my 200th MySpace friend. Congratulations are in order for Chief Goremongral, who earned that lofty distinction. In keeping with my staunch commitment to only befriending those individuals with whom I have a personal connection (or personal musical attraction), I am pleased to report that I do, in fact, have a vital connection to Chief Goremongral. We play shortstop (Tully) and third base (Goremongral) for the Red Rockets kickball squad. So, yeah, it’s personal. (MySpace? Chief Goremongral? Kickball? Sounds like the journal entry of a dweeby seventh grader.)

--Like everyone else in Blogville, I am crushing hard on Lily Allen right now (www.lilyallenmusic.com). The music, not the girl. She’s only twenty-one. I don’t go there. (At least I haven’t yet.) Listen to “LDN” and you’ll hear what I mean. Or maybe you won’t. If you do happen to like what you hear, follow the link to her myspace page where you can hear four more funky fresh ditties. This ain’t just bubblegum pop. This is some serious GATORGUM shit.

--On the opposite end of the above spectrum, it appears that I have a new female admirer. She’s the next-door neighbor of the couple whose house we’re painting. Problem is, she’s married. And she's... well, she's ninety. Needless to say, that ain't happenin'.

--An immeasurable thank you to good friend Randy (www.hifiny.com) for hooking me up with an mp3 of “Handful of Billions,” the closing track on Sound Team’s upcoming major label debut, MOVIE MONSTER. After listening to it on repeat for the past two weeks, it has rocketed past Band of Horses’s “Funeral” in order to become my official guitar rock anthem of 2006. The last two minutes gives me chills every time I hear it. Of course, I had this epiphany days after they played DC, so I wasn’t able to experience their rousing live performance of “Billions,” which Randy confirmed was all that and a whole lot more.

--Along those lines, remember how I was more excited than anything to see The Walkmen a few weeks back, and how I swore that I’d be at their 9:30 Club show no matter what? Well, I was too busy playing kickball (and pulling my quad) to make the lonely trek to DC that night. I can’t blame fate (i.e., timing) for that one. So you can relax, fate (i.e., timing). You’re off the hook.

--Alonger those lines, I totally slept and missed Edan's 9:30 Club show last Thursday night.

--Alongest those lines, however, I firmly declare that I am going to see Figurines play Bal'more this Thursday!

--Not that I’ll ever be in a position to open my own nightclub (not that I’d want to), but if that were to happen, I'm gonna call it “Club Disco Nightclub.”

--Finally, are boogers really that gross? Like, they’re just mucous. They aren’t shit or puke. Not that I’m advocating the unspoken social ban be lifted, spawning an anarchic world of booger picking, eating, and flinging, but are they really that disgusting? Seriously.

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