Friday, October 21, 2005
Could We Start Again, Please?
OK, so I finally tracked down a movie still of Peter & Mary Magdalene singing "Could We Start Again Please." In my last post, I mentioned how it is creepy to think Jesus is hot, right? Well, the site I found the picture at? The person seems to be borderline obsessed with Jesus Christ Superstar, and specifically Ted Neeley. It makes me wonder if she is in love with him, or with Jesus? (shudder.) I also found it interesting that she has little update areas for most of the stars of the film... except for Philip/Paul/Peter. I wonder if the die hard fans of the film feel that he disgraced them by doing anal porn for the rest of his life. If so, how Un-Jesus-Like of you!
And Now... The Strangest Tangent...EVER.
I like this band called Dungen. I decided to like them after I saw them on Conan a few nights ago. Scratch, being the music guy he is, bought the CD for us the next day, and I listened to it in the car on the way to work this morning. Random thoughts while listening to them included:
- I can't understand what they are singing (in Swedish.) Maybe I can learn to sing along phonetically - like the opposite of Abba singing phonetically in English. I'd be the "Abbasite." har har.
- Wow, I should blog that. I'm so funny, I slay myself.
- What if they are singing about hos? And killing cops? But I am all happy listening to them?
- I wonder if this is what babies think when their parents play music.
OK - so I get to work, and I have a *little* bit of time to check out their website. And I realize that the bass player looks a lot like the guy who played Peter in Jesus Christ, Superstar, the movie version, in the thick curly blond hair department at least. Mmmm, Peter, don't you know what you have said? You've gone and cut him dead. That is my favorite part of the movie. Well, that, and when Peter is all "Hang on Loooooooord, we're gonna FIGHT for you!" Peter was fine. And you didn't have to feel weird about having a crush on Peter, the rock of the church, the way you would feel weird about having a crush on Jesus (Ted Neely.)
SO, anyway - I start thinking I could post a photo of the Dungen guy and a picture of Peter, so I do the whole IMDB thing to find out who the guy who played Peter was. And guess what? GUESS WHAT? OH MY GOD GUESS WHAT?
Peter was played by a guy named Paul Thomas, who has about 10 different stage names, and has starred in, and directed, HUNDREDS of hardcore porn films. "Backside to the Future"'; "Swedish Erotica 1-99"; Aw heck, the whole list is just too overwhelming - and the heavy slant towards 'backdoor' antics was like twisting the knife. And even worse, I can't find a PHOTO of him anywhere on Google, so I can't even see him in his pure Peter state. I wondered why, being the kind of person who watches JCSS every year during Lent, and has since childhood, since it's one of my mom's favorite movies, that I never knew about this! And why nobody else seems to know or care? Until I found my new favorite filmmaker, Atom Egoyan's, awesome little article about Paul Thomas/Philip Toubus at Granta.com.
Please, please, Atom Egoyan. I want to help you make that documentary!
So, that is how a Swedish rock band on Conan O'Brien can lead to the ruining of a childhood crush. And before you even think about it, no, I am not going to rent Backdoor Lust to find out how he's looking these days. Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
I found the shoes...
No big people there - everyone is very young and fit-looking - not in the gross Sex & The City Wannabe or Men's Health subscriber way, but I'm really hoping there isn't a 'no fat chicks' policy.
I'll know in a couple of weeks - which would kill me if I were unemployed, but since I'm not, and I have work to do, and options available, it's OK. Thanks, cheering comment section, for your support!
Why Am I So Nervous?
Today, I have a job interview. This is the first job interview I've had in many, many years. I am a confident professional! I command the room when I'm doing my job! I am an excellent and creative presenter! So why am I terrified about stupid things like:
What if I get lost?
What if I'm dressed inappropriately?
What if I suddenly get a nosebleed?
What if my shoes aren't right?
And finally, what if they judge me on my plus-sized appearance and immediately write me off?
I keep telling myself:
You can't get lost - this is a huge building downtown. You've been there before!
Your suit is fine. I like the purple striped shirt. Your nude hose is professional.
I've already put some neatly folded kleenex in the suit pocket. Hold your head high.
If you can find the shoes, they're perfect. Unfortunately, I can't find my shoes.
And hey, this is Chicago. There are a lot of plus-sized women who have good jobs right? Right... but reading stuff like this is so depressing.
So, wish me luck. I'm going to go try to find those shoes again now.
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Chicagoist wrote this damning article about Ghostface, quoting Pitchfork as backup, to say waaah waah the Ghostface show was a nightmare and I'll never buy a Ghostface record again! And hey, the writers at Chicagoist and Pitchfork have every right to their opinions, and if I got my head split open at a show, I wouldn't be too happy about it, either. But have either of these guys ever been to Joe's for a hip hop show before?
Sources close to Un-Cooler Than You are also way inside with hip hop promoters and performers. Note: That still does not make me cool. And here's the thing:
- Hip Hop shows, like LOTS of live music shows, almost always start late, and usually have SEVERAL opening acts. The fact that the lineup wasn't what you wanted, well I feel the same way about Sufjan Stevens's opening act at Metro. But that isn't making me boycott Sufjan.
- If Tru Life was repping NYC, and dissing Chicago, then it's the crowd's fault for getting out of hand just as much as it is Tru Life's. And come on, if bottles start flying around, you take cover. The same way if poop starts flying at a GG Alin show, you take cover. The same way that if you go in the slam dance pit at a punk show and get your shoulder dislocated, you brag about it or kick the person's ass who did it to you or whatever, but don't blame the band. The same way if you start getting info mailings from neo-nazi organizations after attending a Skrewdriver show, you... well you know what I mean right?
- Finally, and I'm just going to direct-quote my source: " I heard the Vakil show (Molemen to Pitchfork and Chicagoist - They can't even get the details right) was well-received. He's one of the city's more prominent underground rappers, and the Molemen are one of the
city's most highly respected production teams. Swollen Members do suck."
And there you have it. I'm not saying it was fine for people to get injured instead of "hyped up" but at the same time, if you want to be all badass and hip hop, you can't have it both ways.So until next time... your friendly neighborhood curmudgeon is signing off, but this is just a really funny site right here.
Monday, October 17, 2005
What are you thinking, Skiles?
I'm guessing you're always thinking one of the following thoughts:
- I HATE you!