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dj kali playlist 18.08.08

had my first montreal dj set last night at the katacombes... here's what you heard if you were there, or what you missed if you weren't... hopefully there will be a follow-up in the foreseeable future...

wire :: three girl rumba
killing joke :: wardance
joy division :: warsaw
black flag :: loose nut
?? :: someone's request that they handed to me
buzzcocks :: boredom
chrome :: heartbeat
swans :: time is money bastard
the cure :: 100 years (request)
laibach :: die liebe
subliminal :: so young with me
numb :: revenant
skinny puppy :: inquisition
maska genetik :: the ocean
perverse teens :: la baboute
six finger sattelite :: baby's got the rabies
spk :: metal field
joy division :: digital (request)
**think i may have forgotten a track here**
liars :: there's room on the broom
chrome :: anorexic sacrifice
foetus :: butterfly potion
gary numan :: down in the park
coil :: paranoid inlay
front 242 :: rerun time
november novelet :: street of lost hearts
clock dva :: the act
fad gadget :: ricky's hand
killing joke :: follow the leaders
the birthday party :: release the bats
bauhaus :: silent hedges (request)
tuxedomoon :: no tears
novy svet :: begin nada fin
death in june :: flieger
current 93 :: the red face of god
scorn :: days passed
virgin prunes :: caucasian walk (request)
hula :: big heat
ice :: skyscraper
sleep chamber :: dominatrix
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…