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dj kali @ burning monday - last time forever

ok, so here it is, the final dj kali playlist at the final burning monday at katacombes show bar. very sad to see it go, but hopefully a phoenix can rise from burning mondays' ashes.

i want to extend a big, big, BIG thanks to everyone who turned out and i hope that you all enjoyed yourselves. for those of you out-of-towners, i hope to be able to entertain you at some point in the future. and for those of you in montreal who didn't show up, i never liked you very much anyway. (kidding, kidding...)

buzzcocks - orgasm addict
black flag - t.v. party
big black - passing complexion
devo - fresh
chrome - meet you in the subway
killing joke - war dance
crash course in science - cardboard lamb
human league - almost medieval
die form - analogic
selentie vox - sans titre 2
perverse teens - la baboute
cabaret voltaire - nag nag nag
xeno & oaklander - blue flowers
visage - fade to grey [r]
jon foxx - underpass
depeche mode - ice machine
tuxedomoon - no tears [it just had to be here, during my "theme", that i made a tech goof]
wall of voodoo - factory
coil - the anal staircase
death in june - heaven street
foetus - butterfly potion
asche - kiss the whip
komm intern - no name!
synapscape - constraints
subliminal - so young with me
novy svet - sogni di piombo
ait! - donna
siouxsie & the banshees - night shift
the cure - a strange day
joy division - insight [r]
holger hiller - jonny
dead kennedys - moon over marin
nocturnal emissions - don't believe it's over
clock dva - axiomatic & heuristic
silent signals - exit out
devo - beautiful world
novy svet - en possession de te


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mental health mondays :: where even the depressed ones are happy

this past week saw the publication of the annual world happiness report, a look at nations around the world and how people in each of them feel about their lot in life. i started following this a few years ago, and this year it occurred to me that it would be fun to look at how the happy places compared to the crazy places. i mean, what if those countries aren't really all that happy, but just have an extremely high rate of psychotic/ delusional disorders?

so, i set to work putting together a comparison. as it happens, that's a bit trickier than it sounds, because information on any kind of disability is more difficult to come by than you might think. and no type of disability is more controversial than a mental illness, which means that there are even more complications around definitions, seeking treatment, prognoses, record-keeping... it's hard to tell how reliable anything you're looking at is. [not that there aren't some good sources.]

and what sources there …


i keep seeing this ad for tictac candies:

am i the only one who finds the suicide bomber clown at the end a little unnerving? all the nice natural things like the bunny and the [extinct] woolly mammoth and the fruit get devoured by a trying-to-appear-nonthreatening-but-obviously-psychotic clown who then blows himself up. congratulations, tictac, i think this ad has landed you on about a dozen watch lists.

oh and by the way, showing me that your product will somehow cause my stomach to explode in a rainbow of wtf makes me believe that doing consuming tictacs would be a worse dietary decision than the time i ate two raw eggs and a half a bottle of hot sauce on a dare.

making faces :: a lip for all seasons [summer edition]

this may seem like an odd time to think about summer, but not to think about coolness. it can be hard to wrap your head around the idea that summer is considered "cool" in colour analysis terms and, in my opinion, reads as the coolest of the cool, because everything in it is touched with the same chilly grey. winter may have the coldest colours, but its palette is so vivid that it distracts the eye. everything in summer is fresh and misty, like the morning sky before the sun breaks through. in my original post on the season, i compared it to monet's paintings of waterlilies at his garden in giverny and, if i do say so, i think that's an apt characterisation.

finding lip colours touched with summer grey and blue is, as you might expect, kind of tricky. the cosmetic world seems obsessed with bringing warmth, which doesn't recognise that some complexions don't support it well. [also, different complexions support different kinds of warmth, but that's another…