Skip to main content

friday favourites :: addendum

STOP THE PRESSES.

i'd already published my "friday favourites" for this week, but then dom sent me something that i really couldn't sit on for another seven days.

there is a technique for enjoying this particular "favourite". i want you to take a moment and think about some type of work you've done that meant something to do- that could obviously be some kind of artistic project like writing, painting, music, acting, etc., but it could also be something like cooking, or building, or gardening... anything that you really put heart into, something that you did for yourself but for which you also wanted appreciation.

now i want you to think about the most insecure you've ever felt about your skills in that area, your moments of greatest frustration and self-doubt, those times when you believed that you could never be as good as others or as good as you wanted to be. hold on to those feelings.

now watch this video:





do you feel better about yourself now? because you should.

have a wonderful weekend and thank you for reading.

thx to dangerous minds

Comments

Martin Rouge said…
They spent a lot of time and money on that prank. Its a prank... right? On the other hand, they're still better than Nickleback...
flora_mundi said…
I was kind of inclined to think it was a prank, if only because the drummer looks a lot like Mark Mothersbaugh from Devo, but, sadly, I think that this is way too serious for its own good.

as long as you're here, why not read more?

dj kali & mr. dna @ casa del popolo post-punk night

last night was a blast! a big thank you to dj tyg for letting us guest star on her monthly night, because we had a great time. my set was a little more reminiscent of the sets that i used to do at katacombes [i.e., less prone to strange meanderings than what you normally hear at the caustic lounge]. i actually invited someone to the night with the promise "don't worry, it'll be normal". which also gives you an idea of what to expect at the caustic lounge. behold my marketing genius.

mr. dna started off putting the "punk" into the night [which i think technically means i was responsible for the post, which doesn't sound quite so exciting]. i'd say that he definitely had the edge in the bouncy energy department.

many thanks to those who stopped in throughout the night to share in the tunes, the booze and the remarkably tasty nachos and a special thank you to the ska boss who stuck it out until the end of the night and gave our weary bones a ride home…

friday favourites 20.07.12

i was almost going to skip it this week. not out of any disinterest, but i always feel weird posting something flip and cheeky on days when the news is choked with stories of some location filled with people going about their lives suddenly getting shot up by a lone maniac with some sort of personal gripe or agenda.

awful things happen every single day. people who lead otherwise normal lives are suddenly transformed through violence every single day. by the harsh standards of the world, what happened last night in aurora, colorado isn't even close to the worst. i'm sure families in syria would consider a day where ten people died to be better than average. but there is something about these completely random mass shootings in otherwise fairly peaceful places that haunts us all here in the western world. it happened today with aurora. it happened a year ago sunday in norway. it happened in another colorado town, now synonymous with the terror of such a massacre in 1999.

what h…

exactly how far do you want to take this, zuckerberg?

as many of you may have heard, facebook is clamping down on people who aren't using their real, or rather legal names on the social network. much of the attention has been directed towards drag queens, who want a personal profile under their performance name rather than their legal name, but the fact is that facebook's terms of service require everyone to use their legal name for their personal profiles. drag queens are just a very obvious example and also the main group who have spoken up.

drag queens, of course, might want to connect with friends and fans in the scene, apart from establishing a fan page [to say nothing of the fact that it's easier for privacy-minded users to hide their friends than it is to hide the fan pages they like] and the best way for them to do that is to use the name by which they would be recognised. being forced to use their legal name risks exposing them to ridicule or worse from close-minded employers, family or community members. but, of c…