Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Who Would Win in a Fight?

Jeff Goldblum, 1985

Hello Dear Readers,

I've been on Sweetheart Redux hiatus lately, my attention having been called away from by me Tumblr blog God Is Dead.

I don't actually know if I'm doing Tumblr right or whatevs but assuming I am, the Tumblr project is a nice way to quickly show off little treasures that don't usually see the light of day, so far -- "found" photos that friends and my mom have given to me over the years, knowing that I collect them.  Mostly, these have been bought at thrift stores and flea markets, I think.  For a while, I used to feel uneasy when I'd think about this collection of old photos, because I have a lot of them, and they are such lovely historical artifacts but at the same time, they just add to a general sense of secondhand clutter that I carry around with me from place to place.  So it's a relief to be actually getting some use out of the photos.

I'm back on good old sweetheart redux this morning, however, to share a gem that I found on an old disc this morning.  I was looking for something I worked on in grad school, and instead I stumbled on this useful list, penned in October 2009.  I was unemployed at the time, so there's that. 

Who Would Win in a Fight?

1. Robin Williams  VS.   Steve Martin

2. Bill Cosby  VS.  Robert Deniro

3. Snoop Dog  VS.  Osama Bin Laden

4. George Clooney  VS.  Owen Wilson

5.  Jeff Goldbloom  VS.  Mel Gibson

6. Michael Jordon  VS. Michael Phelps

7. Martha Stewart  VS.  Rachel Rey

8. Sean Penn  VS.  John Travolta

9. David Letterman  VS.  Kareem Abdul Jabar

10. Seth Rogan  VS.  Lars Ulrich

11. Dakota Fanning  VS.  Ashley Olson

12. John Cusak  VS.  Samuel L. Jackson

13. Jude Law  VS.  James Franco

Lars Ulrich

Monday, November 10, 2014

Earthquakes Music Video

When I was a morose and pained teenager (as teenagers are), I was in a feminist punk band called Foxfire.  It was a pretty big part of my existence.  

Tamra Lucid  from the band Lucid Nation (our guardian angels who were always letting us share their equipment and promoting us through word of mouth) just finished emailing me a few mp3's she'd been able to create from one of our old cassettes (pardon any incorrect tech verbiage here).  My song "Earthquakes" was my favorite one to sing at shows.  Pretty much everything I had to get off my chest:  feeling ugly, not being taken seriously as a girl, being victim to a violent crime that left me jumpy to things like earthquakes -- it was all in that song.  

Foxfire was a three girl band:  me, Rhani Lee Remedes and Andrea Branca.  We all switched around on which instruments we played for each song; Earthquakes is Andrea on bass, Rhani on guitar and me on vocals.  I literally just figured out the Movie Maker software last night just to throw this video together, and it is really just a bunch of photos I had saved on my computer, but they are photos that are special to me.