California Voters. This is really important. We must use the initiative system to get a measure on the ballot to sterilize Spencer. We cannot allow these two to reproduce. Once again this is REALLY important.
In addition to being one of my favorite songs of all time, Game of Pricks is quite possibly the greatest lo-fi indie rock song of all time. I’ll accept arguements for other songs but Game of Pricks is pretty hard to top. Its only downside is it ends too soon, leaving me wanting more every time I listen to it.
(also, don’t try to listen to the longer version GBV put out a few years later. that version blows and sounds like a lame victory lap)
Saturday Looks Good To Me - When You Got To New York
Anyone who lived through their 20s has had moments like this in their lives. Who cares if we’re poor and about what we might have left behind, let’s just have some fun in the present. Except then you change, and you grow a little older and you need a little bit more.
I’ll see you tomorrow New York. Let’s have some fun okay?
"When you got to new york you were sleeping on floors But you were sure it was better And you would get hungry You didn’t have money but you drank every night Between the subways and sunshine There just wasn’t the time to write any letters But it was out of your hands You hoped your friends would understand You never felt so high in your life
But now you’re out of breath from your cheap cigarettes And the wrong side of 7am You can’t sit still but you eventually will Cause every night comes to an end So draw up a list of new things to resist And the people you kissed last year Then on the back draw a map to the ones that are still there Not one part of your skyscraper heart Can figure out which is for real You can’t come clean when you’re stuck in between These ways that you constantly feel
So what do you tell yourself? What do you tell the strangers that sleep in your room? What do you tell your friends? What do you tell the lovers that left you too soon? Where did they run off to?
Give me a reason that i can believe in And i will believe in you Tell me a reason why i should believe Cause i want to, i want to Tell me a story or tell me a secret It don’t have to be nothing new Just hold on to me while we walk through the leaves If you want to, if you want to
Cause i want to know What do you tell yourself? What do you tell the darkness that stays in your room? What do you see at night When all of last year’s lights are no longer of interest to you? What do you hold on to?”
So for all my NY readers I’ll be in your fine city starting tomorrow. When I’m not trying to track down pizza and bagels or seeing if Shake Shack lives up to the hype I’ll be spending most of the weekend taking part in the Del Close Marathon at UCB NY. I’m in five shows this year so if you feel like spending $25 on a festival pass you can check me out in the following shows over the course of the weekend (click on the links below for date/location/time info):
Convoy - Me, Alex Berg, and Alex Fernie. We’ve been doing this thing since 2005 (and by thing I mean play in 20 IO Cagematches and then 44 UCB Cagematches). We perform Thursdays at UCB LA but we’re taking the week off to come to NY. Yes, I know we’re on really late, but we’ll be funny.
Sentimental Lady - My Harold team. Although we’ve got a special treat cooked up for the DCM audience (and by special treat I mean a Mono Scene).
Gotta love america, there’s a guy with a hand gun strapped to his leg hanging out near a town hall that Obama’s heading to speak at. but don’t worry it’s legal because the gun isn’t concealed and he’s on private property. You know, the kind of private property that loves violence, A CHURCH.
"If this is true, we suppose it’s the strongest evidence yet that Juliet’s bomb-detonating time-reset thingy at the end of Lost’s season-five finale actually worked: Greg Grunberg — the childhood friend of J.J. Abrams who played the pilot of on Lost’s first-ever episode — tells TV Guide he’s been asked to return for the show’s sixth and final season."
DAMNIT LOST!!!! COME BACK TO ME ALREADY!!!!!
So wait, the person that put this whole “death panel” thing in the Health Care bill is an anti-abortion, anti-stem cell research Republican? Why are the Democrats not talking about this and not using it as a way to show how false this whole death panel label is?
Also Senator Isakson, since you helped put this in the legislation why not come out and tell your fellow GOP members how much they are distorting the truth. That way we can stop arguing about fiction and debate the realities that are in this health care bill.
Ok, all you need to do is email claylarsen @ gmail.com with the email you want to be invited with. Ideally, you already have a tumblr account, and I’ll invite the email that you sign-in with, so this blog will show up on the right of your dashboard. If you don’t have Tumblr, once I invite you, you’ll have to sign-up.
Once you’re a member/signed-up, you can update to the blog like everybody else. I’ll provide instructions below for updating with your iPhone, if you need it; I know other phones CAN update to Tumblr, but I have no idea how it works.
-Download the free “Tumblr” app.
-Sign-in to your account.
-Choose the “Post” section”
-IMPORTANT: When you post something, click the “Open Advanced Options” panel, and make sure that the “Post To” section says “UCBTLA Del Close Marathon Public Blog”
Have fun making everyone who stayed in LA jealous!
A Gossip Girl related bar brawl happens literally right above me and somehow I missed it. I blame the loud, and terrible music being played at El Guapo. (Tip for people in L.A.: don’t go to El Guapo unless you want to visit that bar that was too annoying to go to even in college).
"Gossip Girl’s resident bad boy Ed Westwick got into a fight with fellow British actor Toby Hemingway at former boybander J.C. Chasez’s birthday party at the private Hollywood bar above El Guapo Cantina on Saturday night (August 8).
“Toby started choking Ed,” a source exclusively tells JustJared.com. “[Ed's co-star and former roommate]Chace Crawford had to pull them apart.”
Chace and Toby starred together in the 2006 horror flick, The Covenant.
When this song gets played you have to dance. I don’t care if you’re 24 or 58, there’s so much fun in this song you can’t help but dance. If, for some reason, you don’t want to dance I have to assume that your body was born without joy receptors. I feel sad for people like that. Purns, please add this to some sort of DCM playlist.
"The recent attacks by Republican leaders and their ideological fellow-travelers on the effort to reform the health-care system have been so misleading, so disingenuous, that they could only spring from a cynical effort to gain partisan political advantage. By poisoning the political well, they’ve given up any pretense of being the loyal opposition. They’ve become political terrorists, willing to say or do anything to prevent the country from reaching a consensus on one of its most serious domestic problems."
"Health reform is a test of whether this country can function once again as a civil society — whether we can trust ourselves to embrace the big, important changes that require everyone to give up something in order to make everyone better off. Republican leaders are eager to see us fail that test. We need to show them that no matter how many lies they tell or how many scare tactics they concoct, Americans will come together and get this done.
If health reform is to be anyone’s Waterloo, let it be theirs.”