This is the last minute of my birthday. I had to work for six hours of it, but it was still a great birthday. I got to sleep in, then I met MacGregor for coffee. I had assumed he’d invited me to coffee in honour of my birthday but the word was never spoken. Doesn’t matter, I’ll just keep on assuming. We debated the validity of 90’s indie-rock versus contemporary dance-punk. I’m still not sure how the two relate as they’re apples and oranges–obviously almost the entire conversation was at cross-purposes. Speaking of 90’s indie rock, Chelsea gave me the Beat Happening box-set which I’d recently felt the need for. Chelsea got me TOO MUCH other great stuff as well, including a fantastic homemade card. My parent’s took us out for dinner at Amazing Thai where I had an excellent red curry. Then Chelsea and I went to The Incredibles which was a perfect birthday movie. The last time I went to a movie on my birthday I believe it was Toy story 2. I guess Pixar films are my birthday ritual. All in all, probably the best birthday I’ve had in… well, as far back as I can remember. Perhaps back to when I was seven and got this totally rad Micronauts spaceship and we watched those old-school 12″ laser discs (not the 90’s style laser discs that are like huge CDs, but the ones that came in the plastic cartridge kinda like an 8-track or an old school hard-disc) which we rented with the machine from, I believe, the Radioshack in Parksville. Chelsea made a great cake too–the first cake she’s ever made. Chelsea throws a great birthday.
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“Nike’s “SWOOSH logo is a graphic design created by Caroline Davidson in 1971,” says “It represents the wing of the Greek Goddess Nike. Caroline Davidson was a student at Portland State University in advertising. She met Phil Knight [current chief executive officer, president, and chairman of Nike] while he was teaching accounting classes and she started doing some freelance work for his company. Phil Knight asked Caroline to design a logo that could be placed on the side of a shoe. She handed him the SWOOSH, he handed her $35.” Does that qualify as slave labour?”
The Netscape news service is lame, worse than MSN’s if you can believe it.
The people in the house next door have taken in the Russian Spy. We’ll miss her but not her sketchiness.
I think my recent addiction to Sim City 3000 is nearing its end. Thank God.
I wish I could lay-out the Nav while relaxing in the bath.
The daily Clap rehearsal schedule will commence shortly.
Why doesn’t everyone listen to My Favorite? The first three songs off of The Happiest Days of our Lives are the best retro-futurist / dance-punk / neo-wave songs recorded to date and no one seems to care. I guess they were three years too early.
Packages after packages have been arriving which aparently contain birthday presents for me.
Some things Chelsea wants for X-mas include a minature house-hippo, a minature living Burl Yves (in snowman form), a baby orangutan which will never grow up, a real Eyor about the size of a small dog which she can carry around in her arms, trying to reassure him and eventually getting him hooked on junk. I’m not sure where I’m gonna find all this stuff.
Why are there Christmas specials already? It’s only, what, Nov 23rd?
I was thinking today, while flipping through the booklet of Chelsea’s The Beatles “1” CD, that Matt O’Halloran, at times, sort of looks like the early George Harrison.
What do you think it’s take to get him to adopt this look?
Curious about this proposed Smiths musical. Though I still believe the songs of the Pet Shop Boys would have been better suited (if they hadn’t already gone and written their own musical).
Chelsea left half a pot of coffee on the table. I’m tempted. If I just wait until it’s cold, I’ll be alright.
I’m pretty excited about the next issue of the Nav. Nathan’s cover illustration is fabulous. I think it’s the best Nav cover ever. Even better than the Episode 1 parody from a few years ago which was tight but rather stupid. Ours is tight and awesome. I’m pretty chuffed on the center-spread too, assuming it prints correctly. Huge duotone background image and spot colour transparencies all over the place.
Officially too many cats. It’s okay right now because it’s sunny and warm out and Bentley’s the only one inside. But Sturdy and The Russian Spy have been quarreling over bed space and Blackie still isn’t ready to give up male-dominance to Bentley and Barlow just skitters around instigating problems between everyone. The Russian really doesn’t care for Barlow. But then, who does?
I think coffee is damaging me emotionally. So I’m kicking it cold turkey. This morning I’m replacing it with the music of Anthrax to help get me going.