Wednesday, April 13, 2005

fish feels vaguely apocalyptic

(i am as scattered leaves & so is my post...)

apocalyptic sky o'er Joyce Kilmer Avenue, New Brunswick, late summer 2001

i meant to post this in a more timely fashion, but you know about good intentions. on the one hand, the Pope was born and was buried on days of solar eclipse. (cue angelic choir which is also creepy music.) on the other hand, here are some of the adventures of Popeman & Altarboy.

thank you, Google.

there's an official White House duck, being guarded as a National Security Risk as she incubates her eggs.

um...oh yes, apocalyptic. dunno why. had images of mushroom clouds in my head earlier, dancing about like sugarplums. perhaps it's because i've been reading a week's worth of NY Times headlines. perhaps it's the UK trailer for Hitchhiker's Guide (T minus 2 weeks, 2 days, & counting. coupla hours, too, probably).

briefly while on the subject of movies (read this bit really fast like the small print in a radio ad) am very curious about the Fountain (i'm a sucker for time travel) & utterly intrigued by Night Watch (ditto for epic Russian horror--& i'm not really a fan of horror--horror horror horror. oh the horror, the horror.)

wow i just burned my whole freaking tongue with hot ginger tea. & my teeth too, i think. ouch.

so speaking of disasters, here's a strange thing to do to a website--visit it with destruction. (i haven't tried this yet, mostly because i can't think of a website i'd like to torment--at least not one i can get away with--but apparently it doesn't do any actual damage--but still. bring on the dinosaur rampage.)

feeling apocalyptic--which is a hard word to spell over & over--always gives my persona a touch of the anarchist, & lord knows there's nothing we love more than cute little anarchists.
okay, maybe some things. but they're way up there.

which brings me to Green Day, whose latest video, Holiday, has a stunning rip-off of Happy Anarchy's album design:

Happy Anarchy album cover

& speaking of videos, that master of the macabre, Nick Cave, has been at it again, with vids for a performance of Get Ready for Love, Breathless, & the classics Stagger Lee & Where the Wild Roses Grow.

also Tori Amos, another veteran of the wicked vid, has a new one for Sleeps with Butterflies, & some performances via Launch of that & Parasol. i realize these yahoo!Launch links don't exactly open directly but i'm sure it can be figured out by you intelligent lot. quick! before the bombs drop!

graffiti, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, late summer 2004

i apologize for all the pregnant women eating Hardee's that you have to watch in order to see some of these. it ruined 5 minutes of my life too. it also made me hungry, which scared me a little, because i wouldn't eat Hardee's in a nuclear waste land if my life depended on it. i'd end severely ill on top of being mutated. i know, i've eaten Hardee's once. it was 4 am in North Carolina & i didn't know any better.

11 little fish:

Blogger Jay swam up to say...

a) is it possible to burn your teeth?

b) am I the only one to still never see the galaxy trailer?

3:17 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

yes to both questions.

3:18 PM  
Blogger oldben swam up to say...

aronofsky is responsible for pi and requiem for a dream, among others.

3:35 PM  
Blogger Carl V. swam up to say...

I love the artwork for the Happy Anarchy album...great stuff! Do you know who the artist is?

I have the new Tori CD but haven't listened to it enough to let it grow on me yet or to form a good opinion. I've been listening to To Venus and Back alot recently. Need to give Sleeps with Butterflies another go round.

10:25 PM  
Blogger jay swam up to say...

Weird... there's two "jay"s running around your site.

10:59 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

yr best bet for HA info is their website, but the (front) cover artist was one Frank with a lot of public domain imagery.

11:10 PM  
Blogger forgottenmachine swam up to say...

That Will certainly be musing on that for the rest of the day. It's wonderful to start the day with a little bit of inspiration like that.

And you're spot on. It is apocalyptic, but not in a frightening way, just sad.

2:30 AM  
Blogger Carl V. swam up to say...

Good news, Jay...I got the official word today that you indeed are the only person left who hasn't seen the 'Galaxy trailer...prizes forthcoming! :)

8:41 AM  
Blogger Luke swam up to say...

Hey thanks for posting all the vid links ... really cool - specially mr. Cave!

1:34 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

i dig your response poem, 'machine.

1:44 PM  
Blogger Carl V. swam up to say...

I agree, that was a great poem!

I didn't really give it a thought on first glance but the photo really does convey a sense of loneliness. It reminds me of sunsets in Nebraska when I was a kid which signaled the end of a long day of fun and meant bedtime was around the corner. Sunsets always make me somewhat melancholy and homesick.

2:59 PM  

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