Monthly Archive for May, 2001

ice weasels

I so own mat’s soulA story.

I recently bought a copy of Counting Crows “August and Everything After” on cd. I have it on tape, but I wanted the cd as a replacement to the one I lost when I crashed my car and the tow truck driver stole a significant amount of my collection (okay, so this was four years ago, but I am still slowly replacing stuff.)

I thought that all was well when I bought a copy for less than 6 bucks off of Amazon from someone selling it used. I was fine with that, this cd is not crucial. So, I bought. As I have bought from Amazon used before, it’s always worked out rather well.

Until now.

I opened my package yesterday and found a mint condition Hootie and the Blowfish.

Conversation as follows:

Elle: (insert above story here…) “and found a mint condition Hootie and the Blowfish.”
Sig Other: “Was it at least their good one?”
Elle: (incredulously) “Are you dicking with me?”

I have another story that concerns tampons at a friends workplace, but I’ll save that for later. And when I say later, I mean never.

From the new issue of Émigré magazine, courtesy Mike:

QUALITY VS. MEMORY-QUALITY

”In your top-10-films*-of-all-time-list you will probably find some items that, if seen for the first time now, wouldn’t survive your current critical standards. And still they are the ones that brought you the unforgettable user experience. And now, much better films from much better directors will probably never cause you to feel that way again. Now you know better.

*or songs, or design pieces.”

Other Stuff:

Sig Other leaves for Iceland on Saturday. Sig Other is not taking me. But Sig Other and I may save up and go to Africa next year. Rock.

I want Starbucks. BAD. Damn them. I hate Starbucks. That mermaid logo with her wee beady eyes, taunting me. Corporate Coffee!

PS I own Mat’s soul. Anyone who wants a piece, just let me know.

gimme some truth

girls with wings are cooler than those withoutToday was fun. I forget what I did. I got to use the interns for a little to do a little data-entry for me. We get listeners emails and addresses from time to time. They had to enter in like hundreds of that…thank god I didn’t have to. So after they got us lunch i put them to work! It feels good having interns. #1 cos i sometimes have a boat load of work and the trivial stuff always gets forgotten. #2 it’s nice to be nice to them and thank them for all their hard work, cos i was once an intern, and know what it’s like. Regardless, we all know it’s slave labour. But at least it’s voluntary.

I think the Music Director here at work thinks I am swell. When ever there is a new CD that he gets he’ll always come by and just hand it to me or have it waiting for me on my keyboard. Today he handed me radiohead’s new CD AMNESIAC. I actually like this one a lot. It’s spacey, but not Eno-ripoffs. At least blatantly. I think our Music Director is swell. In the latest issue of FMQB which is a radio trade magazine, like MIX MAGAZINE is to audio recording engineers, there is a full page spread of DC101’s CHILI COOKOFF. There are 5-6 pictures there that I took. I am famous. Well not really, but published. Very cool. I also photographed for Billboard incidentally. Bizarre.

Tomorrow is Weezer. Well more than that. I get to go bowling with them. Then they get to perform and sign autographs/chill with us. It’s like 5 hours with Weezer. I am very excited. What is even that much more cool is that GUS BRANT manages them. GUS used to work with SOUL COUGHING. Remember: CLAIRE (danes) – CALL GUS, HE’S LISTED IN THE PENSACOLA PHONEBOOK! Well anyways. It will be exciting to hook with him there…just like the old days of Soul Coughing. Woo! Speaking of Soul Coughing, I got to talk to M’ark last nite. He is doing swell. He’s been working as always on his new love for film soundtracks. He’s also doing a track with Craig Wedren. Mark described Craig’s vocals as “acrobatic.” I think that is the most accurate description of a singer and that particular singer I have ever heard. Very cool. And he’s also working with Yuval and Sebby on TEMPO TEAM. Which is a sorta dancy band (soul coughing sans singer) with neato samples. Be on the look out for an upcoming 7″ on an upcoming label. Be on the lookout! And no, it wont be on LOOKOUT records.

basically it’s this

you have five minutes to clean out your deskWe hate to be the ones to tell you this; but…..

We don’t deem you interesting enough to be here.

From his point forward, you are not interesting enough to be involved with elle. That’s right, you heard me. You do not possess enough stank. You do not amuse me. I am easily bored, and you let me down. It is your job to entertain me, and I must state with great EMPHASIS, you have disappointed me once again.

Looks will only get you so far. And, well, in your case… you came to a screeching, uncomfortable halt a long time ago. We are only willing to overlook so much.

We think you have potential. Thought you had potential. Don’t get us wrong. You could do beautiful things if you’d get off your ass. But elle does not see you doing this at any near point in time. So we’re going to have to let you go.

Use this time wisely. Think, contemplate, wonder, imagine. It takes hard work and determination, but you too can pump up your personality. Repossess your fumbling mind. We beg of you.

We expected so much more.

PS the quality of this photo is fucking BREATHTAKING