Monthly Archive for July, 2006

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Skill, Strategy, Intelligence, Calculation And Luck

The closest thing to Jewish culture in America is a New Yorker – At least to most of America. You know, like all the stereotypes in Seinfeld. Which most, of course, are based in some semblance of reality. Emily can attest to now understanding Seinfeld on a whole new level now that she has been a part of my family for a few years. (See the Seinfeld episode where Jerry’s mother sends him the $50 check. Case in point.)

Well, that was what I thought up until I went to a Filipino Baptism celebration. Yay Elise!

It was all the same:

  • More ethnic food than you can imagine being pushed down your throat by older women if not Grandmothers.
  • Grandmothers with over-sized and verging on the line of gaudy jewelry.
  • Playing Mahjong for dimes.
  • Family everywhere basically hanging from the light fixtures
  • Telling it like it is.
  • People everywhere running around in 600 different directions.
  • Lotsa love…

So yeah, despite the fact that we basically drove to Pennsylvania yet we were still in a suburb Baltimore we had a great time with Annette and Billy’s family. The drive actually isn’t all that bad. And that Filipino family is definitely my 3rd family. Just like home.

Optimistic As Fuck

Currently in the listening device:

Fugazi – irving plaza ’95
Soul Coughing – rolling single/live at 930 club ’98
James – non lp tracks 2
June of 44 – tropics and meridians
Perrey-Kingsley – the in sound from way out!
Claire – the aurora borealis
David Bowie – lodger
The Beatles – magical mystery tour
The Rolling Stones – rock and roll circus
Stereolab – the groop played “space age bachelor pad music”
Quantic – mishaps happening
Radiohead – live from the netherlands ’00
Prince – the dawn
Pizzicato Five – fifth release from matador
U2 – achtung baby
Willie Nelson – stardust
Cowboy Junkies – the trinity session
Paulinho Nogueira Рa nova bossa ̩ violao
Amon Tobin – supermodified
Wendy & Lisa – s/t
Experimental Audio Research Рthe k̦ner experiment
Prince – dream factory remastered
Thievery Corporation – mirror conspiracy
Eric Leeds – times squared
Lou Reed – new york
Isaac Hayes – hot buttered soul
Patsy Cline – 12 greatest hits
Public Enemy – it takes a nation of millions to hold us back

Prince’s Peach

There is this song by Prince called “Peach” – I had always thought this lyric went like so:

Hot pants get hotter cheeks – She’s a peach

But I just looked it up and was dissapointed to find out that the lyric is in fact:

Her hot pants can’t hide her cheeks – She’s a peach

Either/or – they are great lines.