Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Hello, I'm famous brilliant man, Richard Millett. Please enjoy my new one act play entitled "Conversations Between Friends". This is a "dogboybaby" exclusive. Thank you for your consideration. Gifts and flowers may be sent to my office. No, no, no, YOU'RE welcome.

(curtain rises)

We see two elegantly dressed elderly citizens sitting in an austere black lacquer room, with a barley set table. The room is lit with from surrounding candles, and overhead floodlights. A conversation ensues...

1: Mommy, who am I?

2: I have no idea, you silly, silly creature.

1: you dont remember at all?

2: well yes, how dreadful of me, not to. my husband's dead you know.

1: i'm dead as well

2: lets get past this, lets reminisce
1: after all, the past is where we flourish, as err John to say

1: by the way, did you know i found out god is dead?

2: good heavens
1: no, no heavens at all

2: what ever does that portend?
1: where's my Mommy?

2: I believe she's dead too
1: Ah yes, and naked in my nightmares

2: Filthy language
1: Remember the islands?

2: Oh, do I
1: we did some of our best work there

2: Those were lovely vacations. Jewels.
2: Or those wretched homosexuals

1: Filthy people. They threw paint on me
2: I'm going to have my brain frozen

1: I drove by and no one waved---through the center of New York
2: They mocked my downfall

1: Remember the doctored conversations?
2: Those geniuses never touched them!

1: Fools
2: Well, they lost so it doesnt matter

1: Do you think we'll ever lose?
2: Not on your life, old boy.

1: two things---The United Front
2: and the National Front!

1: Well, that too, but we can cast off anyone
2: Team spirit and all that

1: No one is more important than the team
1: We have our very own front

2: And believe me, Ive seen the back

1: Look at this

2: Really
1: Do you have anything else to say

2: Nudity is the last refuge of the commoner
2: Anything from you?

1: Hatred is a privilege?

2: And steadfastness is a virtue

1: Maybe for you, I'm instant

2: Quite

2: Is it true, old bean you used to practice your hand at photography?

1: Yes, but I couldnt seem to focus! HAHAHA



1: Yes, I was quite the rennaissance man
2: And I was a regular thoroughly modern Millie

1: And my face was on the bus
2: And mine was on my mind

1: The Europeans?
2: A way to pass the time I'd say.

1: A form of amusement
2: Such foul manners, what in their blue jeans

1: How did they get off the leash?

(Curtain Lowers)

No, no, no, you little people YOU'RE the stars!


lizdoesn'tfeellikesigningin said...

hi d. you're only a block away from me right now! let me know if you ever want to have lunch.

Richard said...


For as much as we may consider them paragons of indie-ness in pretty much every sense of the word, the truth remains that Sonic Youth have been on a major label roster-- Geffen's-- for almost two decades.

With their Geffen contract up following the release of 2006's Rather Ripped, however, all signs point to Sonic Youth returning to the loving hands of an indie imprint. But which?

"There's one label we are certainly going to go with at this point," Thurston Moore recently told Rolling Stone's Rock & Roll Daily blog. "But I don't think I'm allowed to disclose that right now. I don't want to risk having a shit storm."

A recent article in Norwegian newspaper Dagsavisen quotes Moore as suggesting the label is Domino, and that Sonic Youth's new album will arrive in spring 2009 bearing the title The Eternal. A representative for Domino, however, refutes the claim that SY have signed to the label.

The title may be a bit premature as well. Indeed, according to Rock & Roll Daily, Sonic Youth are still in the writing stage on the new record. Quoth Moore, "I've written a half-dozen song ideas. I try not to complete them so much. Last time we got together, we were creating sort of new band-zone-vibe sort of things." The group reportedly plans to hit the studio in November.

Another rumored strong contender for SY's contract ink is Matador, though the label denies this as well.

One thing's for sure though: Moore is enjoying the relative freedom that comes with a return to indie-dom. "It feels great," he told Rock & Roll Daily. "The last four or five records we did were just so compromised by that [major label] situation. But that's the way it goes."

Until somebody breaks the silence surrounding Sonic Youth's new record deal, however, we'll have to content ourselves with the handful of SY and Thurston Moore shows in the coming weeks.

Sonic Youth:

08-29 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts !
08-30 Brooklyn, NY - McCarren Park Pool *

! with the Hold Steady
* with Times New Viking, Vivian Girls, Wolf Eyes

Thurston Moore:

09-17 Northampton, MA - Pearl Street #
09-19 Monticello, NY - Kutshers Country Club (ATP New York) #

# performing Psychic Hearts

Kim Gordon:

09-26 Saratoga, CA - Montalvo Arts Center (Kim Gordon Meets Phantom Orchard)

Deanna said...

Whoa, what happened to Tiny Mix Tapes?

Richard said...

I dont know, what happened to it?

Deanna said...

I don't know, I just noticed that it's gone.

Deanna said...

Never mind, it was just down today because of server upgrades. I guess that's what I get for neglecting it so much.

Deanna said...

Good morning, you lovely people!

Richard said...

Good Afternoon

Deanna said...

How are you on this fine, glorious day?

Richard said...

Well, even though it is the next day now, Im fine!

Deanna said...

Glad to hear it!

Between Sonny Rollins and Obama's speech last night, I am bouncing off the walls right now.

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

i'm ok too.

i just watched obama's speech. i thought he did a good job.

it's been a week... so how's the new job going, d?

Deanna said...

It's excellent!

Man, poor Obama's getting upstaged by McCain's hot young female VP pick. This campaign season is going to be ridiculous.

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

i fucking knew he'd pick a woman. i just hope choosing her doesn't take that many former clinton supporters.

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

that, and she has as little "experience" as obama... so i actually have no idea why he'd pick someone like her other than because she possesses a vagina and a republican ideology.

Deanna said...

Anyone who votes for McCain because his veep has a vag deserves what they get.

She may be popular in Alaska, but she's highly controversial and has made some arguably highly unethical decisions while in office (after attaining office on an ethics cleanup platform). Little doubt that the McCain campaign chose her at the absolute last second to overshadow Obama's nom acceptance speech, since so many other, better known names were being tossed around.

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

yeah, i was reading about her... i think mccain is making a mistake. but really, maybe i should be jumping for joy about this.

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

oh yeah.... do i ever get to come and see your office, manager d? we should have lunch next week sometime.

Deanna said...

Take out the second a in "manager" and you'd be saying "to eat d" in French!

Let me know which days you're on campus, and we can hit some Greek food.

Deanna said...


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

so what restaurant were you thinking of? i checked some websites out. one place has a gluten free menu but it's only open after 4pm.

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

is anyone interested in going to the marion street cheese market in oak park with me? i just found their website while looking for breakfast spots in the loop. it looks interesting.

Deanna said...