Saturday, September 30, 2006

raised by wolves

I'm testing out this service. This is a test.

I took too much DayQuil yesterday and couldn't sleep, so I watched everything on the TiVo and crocheted this hat.

Monday, September 25, 2006

What's an ocean for?

I swiped this picture from Roq la Rue's website. I really love Audrey Kawasaki's work. Her "OctoGirls" is one of my favorites. You can check out more of her stuff on her livejournal.

My documentary project on Takoma Park is rounding a corner. I am thisclose to having all of my interviews done. I think that if I were to let it, the project could increase in scope exponentially. It would be cool to put together a package for another student to inherit. They could carry it for a while, then pass it to another. It would be interesting to collaborate on something that was primarily a process, not a final product.

I've decided to add more noise to the innernets by posting random clip videos made with my d. camera on YouTube. I think of it as less "exhibition", more "giving back". I'll be doing my tiny part to give production a push in the producer culture vs. consumer culture mashup.

I've been watching some Veronica Mars. I went to the Rock & Roll Hotel and saw a bar fight. Is streaming blood better than streaming video? Nah.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

She Clicks The Sticks

YouTube - Dusty Springfield - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (1966)

If I were to sing karaoke, this would be my song. I found this while I was watching instructional videos on crochet. I've become totally obsessed with these beautiful merino wools from Uruguay. I've been getting them at Now & Then with such a passion that they came over and consulted me at the store on their next color order. Now I have a mini-yarn shop in my house. The colors are grouped purposefully.

my knitting

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Insect Eyes

My hard drive died on Monday. Strangely, I'd been having some anxiety about it, so I'd backed up a number of my important files on Sunday. Even though I hadn't done a system backup since March, my music, Photoshop files, all of my videos were saved. I lost six months of photos and 3 years of crap accumulated from living online. I didn't cry. I took my baby in to the Apple store and took the only available appointment 5 hours later. I told the Apple store guy that my hard drive was KO'd, but he didn't believe me. Half an hour later, he reported back to me that my hard drive was dead. I decided that this was excellent timing to start over. I renamed my computer, admitting that it was not the same machine I've loved all these years and started rebuilding.

While I waited for my appointment, I had five hours to kill in Bethesda (ick). I spent a good deal of time in Barnes&Noble. I picked up about six books, read the first chapter of each and bought the ones that I wanted to keep reading. At least, that was the plan, but I couldn't bring myself to read the whole first chapter of the crappy chick-lit title, Something Borrowed. I don't know why I even touched that one at all.
New Books:
Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho, the author of The Alchemist. I am considering letting it change my life.
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
The Double by Jose Saramago
The Story of O by Pauline Reage
I also started reading Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon by Chuck Palahniuk, which I bought from Amazon a couple of months ago along with a bunch of guidebooks.

Also new this week from eMusic:
The Mountain Goats- The Sunset Tree
Mirah- Advisory Committee
Destroyer- Destroyer's Rubies
Devendra Banhart- Rejoicing in the Hands

I have been craving Fall, so I've escaped there in music. I listened to Devendra Banhart a lot last winter, so I'm stimulating my sensory memory. Cold weather smells good. The past couple of days have been cooler and rainy-- I love it.

At Steff's

I've been keeping the music-related stuff on MOG. There is a really nice community of music lovers over there. Something I'd like to see is more integration of show schedules and calendars to the UI, 'cause I like shows. I also joined ReverbNation, but they haven't entered public beta yet, so it is difficult to tell how useful it will be.

Emily - MOG:
[Last] Saturday night, my good friends The Fake Accents had their CD release party at the Galaxy Hut in Arlington. It was packed...

Read more music-related stuff there. Also, check out Steff's awesome new photo blog, The Daily Sky, and Roxanne's travel blog, Roxanne on the Road.