Tuesday Gruntings

Good Tuesday to you, and remember: Ninapenda wewe means “I love you” in Swahili…

The Problem With Music

This article is brilliant.
Courtney Love has a similarly themed article out there… but she’s not really high on my respectable list.
Steve Albini is a god.

On to other matters…
I’m in touch with a fab friend from my past. He’s doing quite well for himself it seems and I’m going to plug him right here…
Darkside Films
I went to school with Dave Kann and Dave Buscemi. We all attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and received Industrial Design Degrees. Part of our education was in the area of special fx. I remember the hunger these two had for making movies. I always admired it and hoped they’d make it in the biz. I did a little photoshoot with them when I was maybe 19 or so- damn fun and want to work with them more. A buddy from that period in my timeline mentioned that he had grapevine info pointing to the aforementioned photos being up on a website by the Daves. Also noted that they were making some movies… so a Googling I went. Holy shitzo! They are making movies! Check out their trailers, (get the big ones if you’re broadband), and marvel! I’m so proud of them!
So I fired off an email to Dave Kann and hoped for an acknowledgement… Did I get one! I threw him my blog links and he’s been a busy boy on those and my dotmac* site. I offered to work with him again, should he want, and got a posi result. Who knows, kitties… maybe he’ll use me in a picture! (I would be honoured and thrilled!) I’ll of course, not get my hopes up too high, but I’ve always wanted to act and to do more photography work… We’ll see where the wind blows it my friends… we’ll see.

I promise to get a respectable looking blog up here soon. My goal is this week. I also have some other poop to get done which trumps in priority, but I think I’ll manage.

Until next we smooch… (and no more smooches for you until you go to Darkside Films! ;P )

Current mood: filled with possibility
Current music: a solid food prepared from the pressed curd of milk emanating from the next department. It’s Dio… argh… even when they were popular I could barely stomach them. I think I’m Dio-tose intolerant…

*.Mac page ceased to exist 30, June 2009.

Catwoman, schmatwoman…

I’ve not had any burning desire to see Catwoman, but now, after reviews like this, I know that I should instead waste my money on the video game or something if I find that I need a Halle fix, (which I’ve never needed in the past and doubt one is on the horizon). At least there I could control some aspects of the action, rather than being subjected to what sounds like a very shaky, poorly written and boring music video.

It sounds almost like the comic book world’s Showgirls, which I must say is a guilty gigglefest for me. Gina Gershon makes the abdominal pain worth it, but overall, Showgirls wasn’t worth more than an opening spot for the Rocky Horror Picture Show. But, I digress. Have a look at the CNN review for Catwoman… it’s funny.

Oh- if you’ve never wandered this way, Fucked Company is one of the most worthwhile workforce barometer websites out there. I don’t remember which one of us found it first, but Anthony, (a former coworker), and I had hours of entertainment from this site in conjunction with the NYSE. You can actually hear a sucking sound from our economy if you sit still and listen… I mention the site today because of a brilliant internal memo published on there… I work in Direct Mail and jobs for MCI now and then. In fact, they were a huge part of our workload for a while… soooooo… this internal memo made me snicker, knowing that MCI has trouble in their print division too. All hearsay, but entertaining to me nonetheless. Enjoy the thinly veiled threats in the internal memo… Remember kitties, you are all replaceable and expendable. Have a nice day. (And stop taking ball point pens home.)

Today’s advice for the masses: update your r?©sum?©. really.

jEN’s Daily Jam: Snow Patrol, Kerrang! internet radio, and Queens of the Stone Age.
jEN’s Mood Monitor: sleepy but happy

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