Tuesday, October 26, 2004

LOOK AT THEM GO! LOOK AT THEM GO!

[i had to take down the animation :(]

Go to iTunes and buy the Arcade Fire's "Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)" and watch the animation above while listening to it. They go together really well. I'm not stoned right now... but I am on my 3rd sugar free redbull and could really use some more salt in my diet today. I'm attempting a $20 budget today, but redbulls cost $2.50, and we haven't gotten a new shipment at work, and so I spent $7.50 already. Such bullcrap. How expensive is taurine anyway?

This weekend was so much fun. The Vicar and I went to brunch with Brian & Co., whom returned for the weekend for Grant's show that was sadly cancelled at the last minute, and I think the poor Vicar was semi scarred by my friends' sex tales. I believe the phrase "the only way i could top any of them is if i had an orgy with 3 girls, a dog, and a goat... and then maybe, maybe, i'll have topped them."

After lunch we headed to Garden State Mall. Yes, Garden State Mall in Paramus, NJ. Our drive there started out a bit sour cause we were both still a bit sick, but then Vicar popped this cd by Apoptygma Berzerk, which is this Norwegian industrial goth band that he loves. I kept on thinking of this goth dance that he does as a joke to the song "Starsign" that involves capes and shit and laughed the rest of the drive.

I don't think I've head so much fun on a saturday afternoon in ages. I'm sort of obsessed with Hot Topic. If I'm in a mall and there's a HT, i manage to spend about 2 hours there, no matter the size of it. There's just something I love about the store -- the way it smells, the music they play (on this visit it was a mix of tbs, the killers, yyys, and dashboard), and the people who shop there. I combed through every last rack, and after 2 hours, there was still more to explore, but it was getting late and there was an entire mall to sniff through. Naturally, our next stop was Spencer's gifts. We spent another hour in there.

I think I'm gonna try to make it out to the mall at least once a month. If anyone wants to go, let me know and I'll make a carpool using my mom or dad's car.

After walking around the mall for a few hours we picked up Brother Lawrence and drove him to the Bat Cave for his friend's goth show. He was really pissed off at me cause my phone died and he couldn't reach me the whole day and was trying to hitch a ride back into the city. Thankfully, Vicar was in the car and so Brother Larry held back on yelling at me.

Vicar and I went to Misshapes and got to look at Brian's balls. They looked huge to me, probably cause I haven't seen them in ages. It's funny, sometimes you miss the simple things in life, and in this instance, I missed the simple fact that brian will whip his balls out in a moment's notice for no reason at all.

We all stayed at MisShapes until 5:30, sung happy birthday to the gorgeous Geordan, and went home.

Now here are some links for you:

Triumph being political.

Eminem being political.

The secret origin of the Cocteau Twins.

Check out microchips having sex.

Ben Chappel getting political with Errol Morris on Gothamist.

Two hour open bar this wednesday

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Sara, how's it going? Um, do you think you'd be able to do some good investigative journalism and get to the bottom of Dante from Hot Hot Heat quitting the band? All we hear is their standard press-release mumbo jumbo. Only you can get the skinny. I need you. Please. Can you find out? What do you say?

MiserSinger said...

Dante left hot hot heat? Wow...Sarah, get us the info. He left to persue other endeavors...bullshit. i'm wondering what really happened.

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Anonymous said...

it's garden state plaza not garden state mall...tourist...

Anonymous said...

Sarah, if you could play Teenage Kicks tonight in memory of John Peel (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/3955289.stm) it would be much appreciated.

Cheers.

Anonymous said...

"I'm sort of obsessed with Hot Topic...There's just something I love about the store -- the way it smells, the music they play (on this visit it was a mix of tbs, the killers, yyys, and dashboard), and the people who shop there."

the sad thing is i seriously can't tell if you're being ironic. something tells me you're being genuine. wow.

Anonymous said...

The Red Hook Halloween Throw Down is On!!!
The weak will be killed and eaten....

Survivors will be treated to:
Two Huge Dance Floors...
The Oldest Firehouse in Brooklyn....
B-Boy, B-Girl alpha break crews...
A DJ scored, Booze fueled, uninhibited unbridled hullabaloo...
And You.....

Depending on election results this could be the most fun you're gonna have for a while so come and shake it like a polaroid picture before they outlaw dancing and we all have to go footloose....

Costumes are suggested but not mandatory, Best costume gets you a free car service ride home, anywhere in the 5 boroughs, or a cash prize of equal value!
Everyone is invited and welcome to bring as many friends as necessary for safe traversing through Red Hook at night....(We can at least still pretend its dangerous for old times sake)

When: Saturday Oct. 30th 10:30
Where: 199 Van Brunt St. between Seabring and Bowne...

How Do I get there alive?:

1) F or G Train to Carroll Street: get off at front of train, exit at closest corresponding orifice, you'll be at smith and 2nd place, take right on 2nd Pl, walk one block to Court Street, take right on Court Street, go one block to 1st place, take left on 1st place, walk past clinton, when you get to henry street 1st place turns into Summit street, walk left down Summit towards the footbridge at Hicks street, walk over the BQE via footbridge, when you get to the other side you will be in Red Hook officially, do not panic, gentrification has unfortunately/fortunately greatly reduced the risk of you and your personal effects being accosted make right on other side of footbridge, make right on Summit Street and continue down Summit St, you will cross Columbia Street and then you will come to a chase bank on the corner of Hamilton Avenue and Summit, you will see a park across the street, venture into the unlit void of the park, cross it, upon reaching the other side you will see Van Brunt St, Walk down Van Brunt Street in the same direction you've been traveling, it will be leftish from the other side of the park, The Party is on the Corner of Van Brunt and Seabring, It's 199 and will be well marked....That all takes about 10-12 minutes depending on how out of shape or lazy you are..
2) For the morbidly obese or those with unlimited metrocards, or the extremely patient...take the B61 from Jay Street Borough Hall, Make sure your going the correct direction, i.e. to van brunt street and not towards billyburg, take B61 to second stop on Van Brunt street, the party is across the street 120 feet in the direction from whenst you came...we're 199..

3) For those with real jobs that can pay for cabs and Cars and whatnot...Take BQE to Atlantic Avenue exit, exit to left on Columbia Street, take columbia all the way to hamilton avenue, make right (or die), take to Van Brunt Street, make Right, party is on 199 Van Brunt..Corner of Seabring....
4) By Boat, go to pier 41, walk 3/4 mile down Van Brunt Street...

5) Otherwise just follow the trail of dead...

Thigh Master said...

sorry :(

and here's mustache man for no reason :{

AlexisT said...

I just got my Stolen Transmission CD. So much FUN!

Gracias gracias.

Anonymous said...

LOUIX XIV. Now, I just heard some rumor tonight and I want to know if it's true. A girl whose roommate works at Atlantic said that Craig Kallman (head of Atlantic) has signed this band - and that one of their marketing ideas was to develop some sort of grassroots organic buzz about them by having their cd be championed by bloggers - and that the idea was presented to you to "release" one of their cd's - but that Atlantic Records is actually funding the whole thing. Is this true? I mean, I've been a fan of this blog and of your column as long as both have been around, and I always thought that what was cool was that you were always honest in your like or dislike of bands. Now, if the above is true then I'm going to feel like I'm being swindled by some souped up marketing scheme.

Anonymous said...

Of course it's true. Gotta pay the bills right Ultragrrrrl?? What a sell-out. Do you hear that all you 15 year olds in Kansas reading this blog. Why do you think Ultragrl promoted the Killers so much. Sad really, it is.

Anonymous said...

Sarah,

Is the Atlantic Records rumor true? Please deny it, so that these people won't keep spreading it on the net.

An Ultragrrrl supporter

Anonymous said...

it doesn't matter either way, people will keep staring at this blog like a car crash on the side of the highway...

Sarah said...

I started talking to Jason from LouisXIV back in July or August, and finished mastering the single way before I even heard anything about Atlantic being even interested. I found out about Atlantic's interest literally 2 days before the single went on sale on this blog and that was because I was hanging out with Kill Hannah and they introduced me to their A&R guy and he was like "Are you the girl who likes Louis XIV and is doing a single or something?" I said "Yes. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't try to stop me from releasing it. I've been working so hard on it and it's only 250 pressing and I love the band." And then someone pulled me away as I continued to beg.

That has been my only contact with Atlantic regarding LXIV. If they chose to not stop me from releasing the single for whatever reason, I had nothing to do with that decision. And for goodness sakes! It's 250 cds! I'm making about $5 on the whole thing.... if that. I just wanted to do something cool and fun and if people want to taint my party-of-one, then shit.

Sarah said...

I started talking to Jason from LouisXIV back in July or August, and finished mastering the single way before I even heard anything about Atlantic being even interested. I found out about Atlantic's interest literally 2 days before the single went on sale on this blog and that was because I was hanging out with Kill Hannah and they introduced me to their A&R guy and he was like "Are you the girl who likes Louis XIV and is doing a single or something?" I said "Yes. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't try to stop me from releasing it. I've been working so hard on it and it's only 250 pressing and I love the band." And then someone pulled me away as I continued to beg.

That has been my only contact with Atlantic regarding LXIV. If they chose to not stop me from releasing the single for whatever reason, I had nothing to do with that decision. And for goodness sakes! It's 250 cds! I'm making about $5 on the whole thing.... if that. I just wanted to do something cool and fun and if people want to taint my party-of-one, then shit.

Anonymous said...

I still believe in you Ultragrrrl.

- Santa Claus

Anonymous said...

"I'm sort of obsessed with Hot Topic...There's just something I love about the store -- the way it smells, the music they play (on this visit it was a mix of tbs, the killers, yyys, and dashboard), and the people who shop there."

Sarah you are an ass-clown at best...but please keep promoting shitty bands so you don't ruin the good ones, also stay the fuck out of Silverlake....

Sarah said...

whoa. chill out. someone takes their hipster status a bit too seriously.

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