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Things I've done in the last three weeks. [Monday, Sep. 15th, 2008|07:06 pm]
The richest girl in town.
- Picked two grocery bags full of fresh fruit from a friend's uncle's farm in Sebastopol.
- Gone to Carmel.
- Played drums for the first time, which I LOVED. (Except--OW! My right instep is KILLING me from the kick.)
- Gone swimming at Pixar.
- Seen three movies. Like, in the theatre and everything. Which has been a rarity for quite a while. (Brideshead Revisited was lovely; Tom Cruise in Tropic Thunder was bizarrely hilarious, despite all the other issues with the film, which weren't the issues I expected; Hamlet 2 sealed my love for Steve Coogan, as though 24 Hour Party People hadn't already.)
- Wished several people a happy birthday.
- Done a reading for the first time in a long time.
- Cleaned a lot only to still find my place is a mess.
- Made peace with the fact that my grandmother isn't long for this world.
- Gotten paid for my performances. That's... different.
- Resisted the urge to call the extra dog my dog. He's currently stowed at my landlord's friend's place for a couple of days while she tries to work some rescue magic.
- Test-driven a car named Sputnik.
- Wiped up Java's blood twice. (She ran into a tree last night and cut up her ear pretty badly. Then today she started sneezing blood; I suspect she inhaled a burr carried home from my weekend in Carmel.)
- Run into someone I met at South by Southwest nearly two years ago in the Mission.
- Performed the Nina Simone piece at the Uptown for a second time.
- Come up with an idea for a burlesque number involving a mash-up of a hip hop song and the 60s R&B song it samples. (Okay, it's not exactly a mash-up, but it does require some editing. Anyone interested in helping? I can do it myself in Garage Band, but with my lack of skill and experience, it'll take me forever.)
- Written Edited the next issue of a non-profit newspaper.
- Applied for so many jobs my eyes are still crossed.
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[User Picture]From: erg
2008-09-16 02:29 am (UTC)
I'm in a public health class at the moment. Which, not for profit newspaper?
If you can't say here, it'z cool.

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[User Picture]From: fightingwords
2008-09-16 02:52 am (UTC)
Just Causes.
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[User Picture]From: ilipodscrill
2008-09-16 02:31 am (UTC)
i loved Hamlet 2. so many laughs.
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[User Picture]From: fightingwords
2008-09-16 02:52 am (UTC)
It was pretty sweet in ways I didn't expect.
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[User Picture]From: mysterc
2008-09-16 02:45 am (UTC)
Back in the 80's when hip-hop was still in its infancy, 60's r and b was the basis for the classics. If you are bringing that back, I suggest going to somone with an encylopedic knowledge of music and completely underrated skill set. Bodyfour.
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[User Picture]From: fightingwords
2008-09-16 02:51 am (UTC)
True dat.
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From: knowyermonkey
2008-09-16 03:22 am (UTC)
really you liked Brideshead? i've been afraid to see it cause I was so in love with the mini-series...perhaps i'll venture out and see it then
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[User Picture]From: fightingwords
2008-09-17 11:01 am (UTC)
I've never seen the miniseries, but I really liked the film. It was lush and well acted, if a little heavy-handed at the end.
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[User Picture]From: lula_neith
2008-09-16 03:32 am (UTC)
Nina Simone piece? Do tell! I lurves me some Nina. And poor Java: she just can't help herself, can she? Always into something :(
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[User Picture]From: fightingwords
2008-09-17 11:03 am (UTC)
It's the piece I came up with a month or two ago for "See-Line Woman." Apparently there is video of it somewhere. When I get it, I'll definitely post it.

And this time, well, not all Java's fault. She was being chased by whittles and ran under a pear tree. Right next to that tree is a really rough bush that scratched her ear and took a little bit out of the edge. The burr, if that's what it was, would be my fault. Stupid burrs.
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[User Picture]From: maschalismos
2008-09-16 05:16 am (UTC)
- Come up with an idea for a burlesque number involving a mash-up of a hip hop song and the 60s R&B song it samples. (Okay, it's not exactly a mash-up, but it does require some editing. Anyone interested in helping? I can do it myself in Garage Band, but with my lack of skill and experience, it'll take me forever.)

Fling the songs my way and tell me what you want and I'll see what I can do, if you still need someone to do stuff.
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[User Picture]From: fightingwords
2008-09-17 11:03 am (UTC)
I'm still giggling at the idea of this....
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[User Picture]From: maschalismos
2008-09-17 06:45 pm (UTC)
I can't imagine why!
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[User Picture]From: fightingwords
2008-09-17 11:04 am (UTC)
I had no idea he was in it. He pretty much made the movie for me.
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[User Picture]From: browniegirl322
2008-09-16 01:43 pm (UTC)

you certainly have been busy

i hope java is okay!
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[User Picture]From: fightingwords
2008-09-17 11:04 am (UTC)

Re: you certainly have been busy

She seems to have recovered. She is, as Claude put it, made of steel and ripstop nylon. But so much blood from her ear! Damn head wounds.
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[User Picture]From: flintultrasparc
2008-09-16 02:56 pm (UTC)
I love Steve Coogan. Even if he dated Courtney Love. What's 24 Hour Party People like? I've only seen his comedy work.
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[User Picture]From: fightingwords
2008-09-17 11:05 am (UTC)
It's a comedy/bio-pic about Tony Wilson and the history of Factory Records in Manchester. He's pretty great in it.
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[User Picture]From: fa_ikaika
2008-09-18 12:37 am (UTC)
well done, I'm impressed. And the bit about getting paid ... Choice!
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