September 10th, 2001

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1. Updated record collection.

2. Stereolab is playing 4 dates in November at Irving Plaza... gotta get to at least one.

3. Longer review of Saturday night's Tenacious D concert: If any of you are gonna see the D on this tour, here's what you can expect.

  • Idiot frat boys who scream out "SASQUATCH!!!" every 5 seconds

  • One drunk girl who will scream out "JB you can snack on my bouche!"

  • 90+ minutes of jeans-creaming rock power

They played pretty much everything in their catalog except "Explosivo" and "Stabbing You With My Bowie" - and they encored with a jaw-dropping cover of the complete medley at the end of "Abbey Road", which took everyone by surprise and kicked an insane amount of ass. They have a video skit (similar to their HBO shows) which is truly tasteless, and they also have Nerf rockets.

Goddamn they kicked ass. All of us were creaming our jeans.

Oh - and Jimmy Fallon was the opening act. He mostly did impressions (including a spot-on Robin Williams, Jerry Seinfeld, and Adam Sandler), although his biggest laugh was when he told the idiot who was screaming "Bring on the D!!!" to "Shut the fuck up."
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Today's Horoscope:

This is a good day to take stock of your life. You could be in a reflective mood, thinking about different things that have happened to you. You could be wondering if you are a victim of fate, or if you actually control your own destiny. You might want to talk to someone who is a deep thinker today. You might feel inspired as you listen to this counselor. Or you could gain clarity from reading some spiritual literature. Analyze the underlying meaning of the events that happened in the past few months. Use this day to get some useful insights about yourself.

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I've started reading Umberto Eco's "Foucault's Pendulum", which is so far a lot of fun. I've been fascinated with the story of the Templars for a few years now, although I had no idea that "FP" had anything to do with that when I bought it. What's great about it is that it's taking me a long time to get through - I read really fast, which bums me out when I'm reading a good book and then suddenly I'm done with it.

Got to spend some QT with the woman this weekend, which was much needed. She's been rehearsing for a new show, which cuts out any mid-week hangouts. I shudder to think what'll happen when I finally get around to putting a band together...
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Various Classes Offered in the School of Comparitive Irrelevance

  • Urban Planning for Gypsies

  • Morse Syntax

  • History of Antarctic Agriculture

  • History of Easter Island Painting

  • Contemporary Sumerian Literature

  • Montessori Grading

  • Technology of the Wheel in pre-Columbian empires

  • Phoentics of the Silent Film

  • Crowd Psychology in the Sahara

  • Tradition in Revolution

  • Nomadic Urban Planning

  • Democratic Oligarchy

from "Foucault's Pendulum"
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writer's block v. empty head

Sheesh. I've attempted to start an entry here about 7 times this afternoon, and I deleted all of them. I'm starting to see the difference between having writer's block and having nothing interesting to write about.

I used to think it'd be clever to write a humongous novel about having writer's block, and being all meta-ironical about it. Fortunately, I never started writing it; I can't think of anything less enjoyable than reading 500 pages of whining and "Look, see, I have writer's block, and yet this is page 347, isn't that funny, blah blah blah..."

Shit, I mean, I was going crazy this morning working on my first review for album_reviews. And I purposely kept it easy - the album I picked is one I know really well.

I think I need to attach a tape recorder to my head, and just cut out the middleman. The whole brain-arm-hand connection doesn't seem to be cutting it.