Sunday, July 15, 2007

I love Yoko Ono, and it was a terrific show...

...but the next time I'm standing right behind a pretty chick in a cute outfit spending more time looking around to see who's looking at her than paying attention to what's happening on stage, I will be out for blood.

Who's gonna stop me?

60 comments:

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

I heard that absolutely EVERYONE walked out on Yoko's set and she even had to cut it short.

Deanna said...

No, there was still quite the crowd! It didn't end until after 10:00--she even got an encore in! I'm sure a lot of people left to beat the traffic--they were streaming out when I got there, during Cat Nap and the Delta Drones. I'm glad they did leave, because those who stayed were all about love. And if she did cut it short, she still played for more than an hour, which I was perfectly happy with.

que ferions-nous sans vous pour nous guider? said...

reminder, deanna: on saturday i'll be going to the homer glen garden patch orchard to pick fruits and vegetables. i invited megha, megan, and lindsay, who've yet to call me back about it, but you're still more than welcome to join me/us. you can get back to me when we see you tomorrow night. oh, and are you going to come straight from work to forest park or are we picking you up from your apartment? i prefer an earlier gathering b/c i have to go to bed early tomorrow, but, you know, do what you have to do. do we have to bring bug spray? hehe...

Richard said...

Yeah its gonna be early, i think that ones unanimous

Richard said...

D---Liz & I thought maybe the best way to proceed is for her (liz) to pick up you (d) from the train (l)

Richard said...

I'm very good at not doing things. And I think I have a very good track record for keeping to what I say I will (or wont as the case may be) do. Anyway, here goes...after reading the cokemachineblow review of the whtie stripes record, i can honestly say im not reading any more record reviews. by anyone. ive wasted too much of my time on that shit. i dont watch crap on tv, so why would i read crap on the internet? the only music journalism related thing i will read are interviews with artists. but thats IT.

Jackie said...

you know, i really don't like the amy winehouse cd. well i like #2, but i've already heard it like 10 times and i'm sick of it. i just feel like there are so many songs that are rip-offs of other songs. i.e. - supremes songs.

Richard said...

i havent heard the cd, that i didnt like that rehab song at all.

Jackie said...

its not worth picking up, in my opinion.

Deanna said...

Wow, Rich, I can't say I blame you after reading that review. Ick, how gross and lameass. People still use the term "haters"?

I can come to Forest Park after work, that's fine. You'll just have to see me in my yuppie-cum-disgruntled housewife outfit. Liz, I'll get back to you about this weekend, since I was planning on doing as much crap-moving as possible then. (Matt's going to do Ragbrai during the later part of next week, so I want to get as much done as possible before he leaves.)

I enjoy Amy Winehouse...so sue me.

Oh, and I took a really weird, round-about way to get to this weblog today. Which is why I'm actually logged in for once.

que ferions-nous sans vous pour nous guider? said...

i think spin called her "the dangerous new queen of soul." i just laughed. young, ugly, drugged up or drunk a lot of the time, given a career without possessing a talent... uh, like, how groundbreaking.

Richard said...

well the one single was good.

so yeah liz and d figure out what time and everything!

get it togther all together ladies!

que ferions-nous sans vous pour nous guider? said...

why won't yahoo attach my fucking files?!?! i've been trying for 29 minutes, for chirsts sake.

so, d, are we getting food somewhere or am i cooking? you and rich decide. you'll be watching stop making sense in the basement. my show is on at 8 so i'm going to be watching that upstairs.

que ferions-nous sans vous pour nous guider? said...

what single was that? the rehab one? that's the one i know. it's not good.

Deanna said...

Um, I'm up for anything as long as I'm not the one doing the cooking, har har har.

Richard said...

I certainly dont listen to music by ugly people! bury em in a ditch!

ok now thats out of the way, the single was something along the lines of "Im no good". its not the rehab one which i didnt care for. crap chorus, for a start.

hey liz, you could make something if you want, we can eat together then split to watch show/dvd. or we can get like thai or something. one of us has to make a decision.

Deanna said...

I deleted my comment, because I have a headache. Bash ugly people to your hearts' content.

I do need to test-bake something...and I'm not going to have time tomorrow...and do a crapload of laundry, so I probably shouldn't be over too late tonight. Ugh, I just remembered that I have to buy cooking implements too, since I don't really have any. Maybe I'll bake it later, and screw my coworkers! Hahaha! No vegan chess pie for them!

Richard said...

oh yeah its definately not going to be a late night, i have to exercise after all

que ferions-nous sans vous pour nous guider? said...

i wasn't bashing her cuz she's ugly deanna. someone as smart as you should have realized that. i was bashing her for being a nobody that everyone seems to thinks is a remarkable person, (but yet on top of doing nothing to earn her recognition she's incredibly hard to look at). but because i'm the peter tork of anywhere and everywhere and i have no right to express an opinion unless i have an encyclopedic knowledge of something, i ran my fingers hastily over my mouse pad and typed into the address bar "www.myspce.com" and searched for her, cuz i sure as hell will not pay apple to download her music, and i won't pay anyone else for hard copies. those songs are lazy, predictable, and because she seems to always be drunk or drugged up she sings like she's drunk or drugged up. she adds beats to songs that, in their origination back when black people were writing them, may not have had them or had such an emphasis. her lyrics are juvenile. black people may have had simple lyrics about their hardships, etc. in their songs back then but at least they provoked something from people, made them think about their own lives or the lives of the people that sang them. refusing to go to rehab because she "ain't got the time".... telling girl to tell her boyfriend "to buy his own weed and don't wear my shit down"... cheating on boyfriend with "ex-boy" but "can't get joy"... who cares? drug addiction and failed relationships are great subjects for lyric writing but not when the lyrics are so... first draft. there is no insight in them. i don't know how anyone could relate to her through her music. if ian wrote a song like "they keep telling me to find a job, but i say i don't fuckin' wanna work. i pick up the paper to fool em. i'm a scumbag jerk. sit at home all day, unless mahoney is out jail. then we'll go out, get arrested, but it's ok cuz someone will pay our bail" wouldn't you think, god what a loser? that's all i can think if she's mentioned, unless i'm criticized for thinking simply about a simple person. she's really just someone who's music is good to dance to (or good to get high to) and that's it (and, actually, it's not even really good at the dancing aspect in my opinion). prince may get you dancing but at least his lyrics are well written and some are actually quite fascinating and provocative. this winehouse girl will have elevator versions of her songs in five years and the best part is that no one will know that they are elevator versions of her songs.

as for liking artists who use drugs: yeah, i'm aware i like some artists who used or currently use drugs or alcohol. but that's not the majority of their claim to fame--if it affects their fame at all. winehouse is famous because she's young and chemically dependent on several brain cell killers parties hard. her music isn't good enough to even be at the front of the stage. she's the drug addict who's proud to be a drug addict... who also happens to be a mediocre musician. and for ugly people: i can't remember ever criticizing an artist for being "ugly." frida kahlo.... not a vision. didn't used to like her, do now, but never said "she sucks cuz she's ugly." didn't used to like prince, always thought he was weird looking, but always said i didn't like his music. and now that i do like him... i still think he's really unsexy and weird looking, but completely genius. i hate david lachappelle... never once said "that ugly fag sucks," only that his images are really unflattering to his subjects and he tends to make everyone, whether initially good looking or not, completely monstrous. i might say something like "oh gw, that ugly monkey-man" but it's by no means a criticizism of him or his administration. it's just an added insult to a man who continually insults billions of people everyday. winehouse just works in the thousands.

que ferions-nous sans vous pour nous guider? said...

ps: i'm not mad at you, but i just hate it that i say "ugly" and get pounced on while others do it (you can substitute the word "fat" or "bald" or "catholic" or whatever) and it just flies over everyone's heads. i really felt i had to clarify because it's very frustrating. i don't care if you like her. i mean, jesse thinks that "family guy" is as good or better than the simpsons... although i disagree with her in the end i really don't care if she likes that show more. as long as i don't ever have to see it again.

Richard said...

Liz, outstanding points. But in fairness to D, she did take her comment down. So apparently D doesnt really feel the need to stick her flag in the ground on this one?

You were de-pounced pretty fast, haha.

But yes in all fairness to you were pretty right on in what you said.

que ferions-nous sans vous pour nous guider? said...

no, it said next bash ugly people to your hearts content or something... insinuating that that's a thing that i do, which it's not. hence, a response was necessary.

Jackie said...

i'm a big fan/supporter of ugly people, just not of her. haha.

Rich & Jackie said...

[13:18] Iloverocknroll77: well its not really cuz deanna hasnt responded
[13:18] Iloverocknroll77: but i love ugly people, so i dont know what shes talking about
[13:18] richardatelca: haha
[13:18] richardatelca: i hate ugly people!
[13:18] richardatelca: set em on fire!
[13:19] Iloverocknroll77: yeah, they arent humans!
[13:19] Iloverocknroll77: we should make them eat glass
[13:20] richardatelca: look were never going to advance as a species of ugly people, born agains, cripples and retards slowing us down
[13:20] Iloverocknroll77: i like uglies, i identify with them
[13:21] richardatelca: dont say that! you might get killed off in the first wave!

Richard said...

Hon, I think D was being flip and humourful when she said bash ugly people

que ferions-nous sans vous pour nous guider? said...

but i'm not mad, hon. and i hope d isn't, either. just clarifying misunderstandings.... nothing wrong with that, right? she's got a headache, at the time i was mad about yahoo fucking with my pictures. i've said things that sounded "attitudinale" when i am not well. you're the only person who gets nice when you're sick. sometimes people get a little heated. i'm fine now. cuz i made myself clearer. are you, d? i hope. i'll bring you some advil or something when i get you. maybe i'll get popsicles for us. or make popcorn for the dvd you'll be watching. and how does one "de-pounce"? you can't "unknock-out" someone in a fight. punch someone, say sorry, then slap them to show them what you really meant to do? haha, you're nuts, hon.

what i would like to pounce on is yahoo, for not leting me attach pictures to anything. fuckin' cunts!

did you two talk about what you want for dinner, yet?! and what time should i be at forest park. call me cuz i'm turning off the computer now. i'm losing valuable time to it. god damn internet... distracting me. thanks al gore.

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Richard said...

Liz you are just CRAZY
haha

Richard said...

"the certified bayyy-bee"

D said...

It's okay Liz. Let's make it a lovefest and never talk about Amy Winehouse again!

Rich, I just tried calling you, and you didn't answer.

Richard said...

try again D

Jackie said...

i always thought frida kahlo was hot.

D said...

Yeah, she wasn't half bad even with the 'stache.

I'll have to show you guys my Onochord penlight. We can send messages and stuff! Because we love one another, and we love the world, and we want to send that love through the universe! LoveloveLOVE!!!

Richard said...

i would NOT tolerate unibrows from cavemen, the Gallagher brothers, and I certainly wont accept a unibrow from long dead female artists. Christ, youre never going to find a husband unless you PLUCK

D said...

Kahlo didn't exactly have a problem getting ass, you know.

Richard said...

well i know she went through several attachments on account of her accident

Richard said...

AND NOW THIS...

NEW YORK - The owner of a silkscreen self-portrait of Andy Warhol is suing the late artist's estate, saying it conspired for 20 years to control the market for Warhol's work with authority to stamp "DENIED" on any work it claimed was fake.

In a $20 million lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court, Joe Simon-Whelan said the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc. and the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board force owners of each Warhol work to sign contracts giving them a "perpetual veto right over its authenticity."

He accused them of engaging in a two-decade scheme of fraud, collusion and manipulation that caused them to twice deny the authenticity of his 24-by-20-inch silkscreen even though it already had been authenticated multiple times by the estate or its related entities.

As a result, the lawsuit says, anyone who buys a Warhol painting that has been authenticated by the board risks having the authenticity revoked at any time.

Simon-Whelan, a U.S. film writer and producer who lives in London, accused the foundation and the board of providing "a facade of corporate credibility obscuring a deeply corrupt enterprise that enables defendants to benefit from Warhol's art and reputation."

He said they had adopted a policy of rejecting as many works as possible to induce artificial scarcity in the market for Warhol's creations.

The foundation's chief financial officer, K.C. Maurer, said she had not seen the lawsuit and couldn't comment. A telephone message left with the authentication board was not returned.

Simon-Whelan said he bought the silkscreen, called "Double Denied" in his court papers, for $195,000 in 1989, two years after Warhol died.

The work was one of several created in 1964 at Warhol's direction from an acetate personally created and chosen by him, the lawsuit said. It was going to be sold in December 2001 for $2 million until the authentication board without explanation stamped "DENIED" on the back of it in red ink, which bled through to the front, according to the lawsuit.

Simon-Whelan said he submitted it a second time in 2003 only to get rejected again.

The lawsuit said "Double Denied" is one of a small series of paintings created by Warhol so he could exchange them for rare and expensive video cameras, video recorders and other equipment that could be used in his filmmaking.S. District Court, Joe Simon-Whelan said the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc. and the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board force owners of each Warhol work to sign contracts giving them a "perpetual veto right over its authenticity."

He accused them of engaging in a two-decade scheme of fraud, collusion and manipulation that caused them to twice deny the authenticity of his 24-by-20-inch silkscreen even though it already had been authenticated multiple times by the estate or its related entities.

As a result, the lawsuit says, anyone who buys a Warhol painting that has been authenticated by the board risks having the authenticity revoked at any time.

Richard said...

Oh, and this is so fucked---I had one of my Joanna Angel dreams again last night.

Richard said...

And while we're moving right along, I just got a spam email regarding the very serious world threatening issue of Global Women Warming.

So Women Of Earth---step out of the cold and into the bold arms of warmth, sensitivity, carin'n'sharin'

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Richard said...

so anonymous are you really into young tight arses?

Richard said...

and if so, why?

Jackie said...

happy birthday ron asheton! lovely lovely.

and here you go rich (for 5 bucks in each one of my C cups):

who the fuck cares about a naked tight assed youngster? feck aff!

D said...

I really want to listen to the Talking Heads now. Thanks Rich for making me fall back in love with them!

Richard said...

anytime D

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D said...

Wow. I'm amazed.

Jackie said...

SOOOOOO...who saw mirah? tell me all about it!

que ferions-nous sans vous pour nous guider? said...

arrrrrrrggggghh! why'd uic have to cancel that fuckin' sculpture class i enrolled in for fall to complete an elective?!?!?! it was the only one i really wanted to take for an elective and it made a great schedule of three days of class a week and now they went and screwed me over.... (furiously shaking fist in air). the undergrad advisor is now "proposing something to faculty" but didn't tell me what, and she's going to let me know how it goes later (whenever that is). what the hell, huh?

how was mirah, deanna? rich and i didn't go, mostly because i was fried from my trip and working and then seeing my grandpa and trying to get him not to advance any inheritance to my grandmother's niece. calling lawyers and financial advisors is kinda stressful.

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D said...

I'll write a post about it. It was bizarre, to put it nicely...not Mirah, just the whole vibe surrounding the proceedings.

Richard said...

ooh yes please do a post im eager to read it.

D said...

Until then, here's my newest masterpiece (written to keep people from using styrofoam cups at work):

If you grab one of these on your way
And you drink four or more cups a day,
When three years are up
You'll have digested a cup!
That's according to your trusty EPA.

Yeah...I'm a dork.

Richard said...

oh dont sell yrself short, that was good!

D said...

Well, I don't think it gets the point across that the chemicals leach into the liquid, though...that last line needs to be redone.

D said...

Okay, I changed the last line to "So use a mug to keep exposure at bay." So much better.

Richard said...

make "So use a mug to keep exposure at bay" as the penultimate line.

anyway a good revisionm now quit revising and write yr post!

que ferions-nous sans vous pour nous guider? said...

that's cute, d!

que ferions-nous sans vous pour nous guider? said...

one the way home i was listening to the oldies station, and today is dion's birthday. they had a clip of him talking about sitting at a piano at columbia records with aretha franklin, and they'd been asked to sing al jolson's "mammy" and "rock a bye my baby" (respectively). interesting, huh?