this is everything I wanted Nicki Minaj to be. (though i still heart Nicki, truly.)
Fuck yeah Biggie Smalls. This and Ready to Die.
It warrants a screencap cuz I have so much “Letters to Cleo energy” in my life right now and I feel really good about that. Currently listening to “Awake” for the first time in like 16 years.
“Doll Parts” was the first song I ever learned to play on guitar
Amy Winehouse’s death day was really emotionally loaded for me. The night before I’d had this weird fight and I woke up mad, in a cool/energizing self-righteous sort of way, then looked at the Internet and learned that Amy Winehouse was dead. I don’t think I cried or anything; I just put on lots of eye makeup and dramatic hair and a “wifebeater” and cutoffs and glittery shoes and walked down to 7-Eleven for a soda (Diet Coke, topped off with a shot of regular Coca-Cola). I kept walking and walking down Sunset Boulevard and it was hot and I got a sunburn on my left shoulder and ended up at some crazy secondhand store where they made me try my clothes on in the filthy bathroom. I bought a sparkly silver sleeveless minidress and wore it out that night, to my friends’ birthday party on the patio of a beautiful hotel downtown. I liked some boy a little bit and I drank greyhounds and we sat by the hot tub and put our feet in the water and I was wearing tights but I didn’t take them off. Then we got kicked out of the hot tub area and one of the birthday dudes jumped in the pool with all his clothes on and everyone got kicked out of the hotel altogether. My dress was all wet from sitting by the hot tub and in the cab I put his baseball cap on and I bet it looked good, with the shiny dress and everything.
Anyway, when I went out walking that morning I hit shuffle on my iPod and the first song that came up was “Ruby Tuesday” and I made it about Amy Winehouse, which really works. All in all, this 45 does a nice job of encapsulating my experience of July 23 2011.
it’s my birthday today and this is my birthday theme
“It’s Only Rock n’ Roll (But I Like It)” performed by Juliana Hatfield at Joe’s Pub in New York City on 5/21/08
it’s true; he does
PS right now I’m really taken with the lyric “This world is topsy-turvy, and it is mine to eat” (from “Alison’s Starting to Happen”)
Interviewer: What’s the grungiest thing you’ve done all week?
Evan: (thinks for several hours) The grungiest thing I did all week was pull the tablecloth out from under four place settings and they all stayed there.
I never listen to “Pirate Prude.” I probably listened to it twice in like 1997 and then forgot about it cuz it bored me. But today Fluxblog posted this great little paragraph about “XXX” and I listened again and guess what I love it! I’m so happy I remembered Fluxblog exists; he’s always so thoughtful.