Sunday, December 25, 2005

Festivus for the rest of us

It was quite a nice lil shindig on Thursday night at Motor City. Here's a few pics from the very drunken night.

Thursday, December 22, 2005


This is the last reminder of our holiday get together tonight.
We'll be making a list and checking it twice
and if you aren't there,
well let's just say TPM's other specialty is:
Medieval torture...
The first part of January is shaping up to be a dream for me, since I'll be in Tapes 'N Tapes heaven. They are now playing:

Jan. 7th @ The Delancy

Jan. 8th @ Pianos

Jan. 9th @ The Mercury Lounge

and...wait for it....

with TPM's very close personal friend- Noah Chernin of Sam Champion!

Thank you Jason from Productshop- for making this midwesterner's new year's resolution to see the same band play four times in one week come true. This beats my previous three Wolf Parade shows in a week during 2005.

Monday, December 19, 2005



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Thursday, December 8, 2005

Fashion Victims Who Also Punish Their Eyes.... On The Next TPM

After seeing two guys on the subway last night with them- I just had to express my distaste for colored contacts. I mean, helllllllllo, who doesn't cringe in horror when they are exposed to the snake-like glare of a person attempting to force blue eyes out of their poor brown iris'. People of the world, hear me out, it does not, nor will it ever, look real. Except for Paris Hilton, who knew she was not a natty blue eyer! Here's how TPM would look if we could rock the color of our choice.

In the spirit of TPM's love for truncation, even our family members are hopping on board. My mom included in her IM to me yesterday 'QYC'. I was stumped. What could this possibly stand for? Turns out- Quit Yer Complaining. Uh, thanks P-Mommy, I get the hint.


Rach- Texas Song/ Sam Champion

Dane- Non Photo-Blue/ Pinback

Mere- Bminor Stomp (new)/ Sam Champion

Del- Silent Life/ Fruit Bats

Tuesday, December 6, 2005

Separated at birth?

I saw something on ESPN this weekend that made me do a quick double take and while I couldn't find the perfect picture I think you will get the idea. Basketball coach Phil Jackson and Kazakhstan's very own Borat DO look quite a bit alike, in my opinion. Anyone agree?

Also, I don't know how it escaped me, but I completely blanked on one of my favorite songs this year, Daft Punk's 'Robot Rock' a song perfect for rockin' out robot-style which I tend to do sometimes.

Friday, December 2, 2005

December to Remember

With the holiday season upon us I've found myself making mental lists of what I want to accomplish before the new year. I'm not talking save the world type stuff - just little things that will help ensure this is the best December on record! I've asked my equally festive friends - Dana, Rach and Del - to share their hopes and dreams with me and here's what we've come up with:


1. Find some mistletoe

2. Get lots of presies from Del, Mere and Dane

3. Wear lots of sequins ala the Bar Mitzvah of 2003

4. Ice skate in Bryant Park

5. Try not to get my tongue stuck on the pole when I get double-dog dared

6. Bake for everyone

7. Canoodle with Del by the fireplace (hot!)

8. Totally embarrass myself at the company holiday party

9. Spike the cider

10.Toss back some brews with the labs at Chumleys


1. Go to the gym. Yes that's usually a new years goal, but please, I

signed up in Sept and have only gone once. The inner tube around my

waist ain't shrinking with all the holiday parties

2. Fix the racing stripe on my head that is my roots

3. Try not to lose my job. This blog might just do that for me.

4. Buy something other than the Lord of the Rings for my pops for

Christmas. Why were there only three movies! Back to wallets and ties I guess....

5. Eat a turducken for a holiday meal

6. Figure out how a horse could kill a man via sex

7. Get kissed under a mistletoe (awwwwwwww- see I can be sweet)

8. Party like it's 1999.

9. Accomplish all of Jay's roommate Kyle's New Year's goals from 2005.

Two of them being 'join a gang' and 'fuck that shit'

10.Rinse and Repeat


1. Find the perfect reindeer sweater

2. Get stuck in a blizzard

3. Go to at least 4-5 holiday parties each week (maybe even in one night!)

4. Actually see a car with a giant red bow attached to the roof

5. Bring back whiskey game night

6. Watch Love Actually and Bridget Jones at least 5 times each

7. Have a snowball fight where Dana may or may not end up in a pile of garbage

8. Avoid Macy's like the plague

9. Take a trip to makeout city under the mistletoe

10.Form a band and/or write a musical


1. Piss in the punch bowl

2. Ring in the New Year in NYC

3. Presents - give some and receive some

4. Make it to a Yo La Tengo Hanukkah show at Maxwells

5. Try and actually like some sort of nog drink

6. To not look like the Christmas ham

7. Get the eff out of Dallas

8. Get my snuggle on with you know who

9. Have my car be healthy

10.Kidnap a child while he/she waits in line for a photo with Santa

Wow, aren't we all ambitious?!?!?!?!

Del - The Universal/Blur

Dana - Insistor/Tapes n' Tapes

Rach - Juicebox/The Strokes

Mere - Coffee & TV/Blur

Friday, November 25, 2005

Top Songs of 2005

These are my Top 30 Favorite Songs for this year:

30. Fistful of Love- Antony and the Johnsons

29. I Bet You Look Good On the Dancefloor- Arctic Monkeys

28. Spit It Out- Brendan Benson

27. I Want It All- dios (malos)

26. Tribulations- LCD Soundsystem

25. Maybe You Can Owe Me- Architechture in Helsinki

24. One Thing- Amerie

23. 16 Military Wives- The Decemberists

22. Company Dance- Sam Champion

21. Bees- Caribou

20. Baby C'Mon- Stephen Malkmus

19. Do You Want To- Franz Ferdinand

18. Hell Yes- Beck

17. Heartbeat- Annie

16. The Girl's Atractive- Diamond Nights

15. Don't Run Our Hearts Around- Black Mountain

14. Mushaboom- Feist

13. The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth- Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

12. These Are the Fables- New Pornographers

11. The Comeback- Shout Out Louds

10. My Doorbell- The White Stripes

9. Wordless Chorus- My Morning Jacket

8. I Predict A Riot- Kaiser Chiefs

7. Daft Punk Is Playing At My House- LCD Soundsystem

6. Chicago- Sufjan Stevens

5. I Turn My Camera On- Spoon

4. I'll Believe in Anything *- Wolf Parade

3. Dare- Gorillaz

2. Banquet- Bloc Party

1. Galang- M.I.A.

*Dana Erickson's # infinity song of the year

Honorable mentions:

Today is the Day- Apollo Sunshine

Helicopter- Bloc Party

I Ain't Sayin My Goodbyes- Tom Vek

Come On Feel the Illinois- Sufjan Stevens

I Summon You- Spoon

Na Na Na Na Naa- Kaiser Chiefs

Anytime- My Morning Jacket

Someday- Ween

Forever Lost- The Magic Numbers

This Year- Mountain Goats

Upon This Tidal Wave of Young Blood- Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Extraordinary Machine- Fiona Apple

You Are A Runner and I Am My Father's Son- Wolf Parade

Set Us Free- Black Mountain

Sunshowers- M.I.A.

Mr. November- The National

Use It- The New Pornographers

George Bush Don't Like Black People- The Legendary K.O.

Landlocked Blues- Bright Eyes

Clinically Dead- Chad VanGaalen

Friday, November 18, 2005

Weekend Preview and Assorted Cheese Spreads

Hi Everyone! Happy Friday!

I got a new ipod today and was able to watch a new episode of CSI last night so my spirits are running high. Before we dig into our weekend plans, I just want to thank CBS for making me cry not once, but twice, last night. First CSI and then the riveting Without a Trace. Kudos my friends, kudos. Greg from CSI (pictured above) is my current obsession. He's from Milwaukee- I plan to stalk and make him mine this T-Gives, so if you have any leads on his whereabouts... lemme know!

Rachel, however, was not brought to tears by Channel 2 on Time Warner Cable, because she was partaking in not one, but two, bday parties last night.

Her summation?

scott melker's hip-hop party at plan b: $3 cocktails till midnight and all the 'aint nothin but a g thang' you can handle. Spot#2 was fat baby, its cool inside but it was kinda empty. That's all.

Now for the weekend preview:

Tonight party party, drunk drunk. (tho Dana likes to veg out on the csi marathong)

Gators are playing MSG- Rach shows her Florida pride!

saturday- I'm gonna hawk my wares at a music industry panel. Do I know what I'm talking about? Probs not.

Kickball game after.

Rach gets to see Harry Potter- what the deuce!

Sunday- my goal is to see Harry Potter.

Rach's goal- make out with Ron Weasly. Don't be jel.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

christian its that time of month


Christian Stavros must have thought he won the lotto when a gigantic box came to his attention at work today, but to his shock and dismay, all he got was 2,000 Playtex Tampons

flashback: brown castle august 05, Ocean Beach, Fire Island, New York, USA, North America, Earth

What man can resist Meredith's signature drop it like its hot move? On this particular trip to the ground, Meredith showed a lil more than she bargained for...

It was a little more than what the virgin eyes of Jeff and Christian can handle. They believed Mer was giving birth to a piece of string- get the gurney out! Flash forward to today's gift from Meredith. Luckily Christian had a use for the 2,000 tampons. He used them to create his Milli Vanilli wig seen below. Crafty!

'Ba Ba Ba Baby, Don't Forget To Pull My Tampon String'

Comments from Christian on the post:

christian: question

me: yes

christian: at what point on halloween did i become one armed milli?

christian: please refer to pic on your blog

me: hahahahahahahahahahahahahahha. i think i just peed myself

christian: for reals- where the fuck is my arm?

I'm like-so stoked it's gone for some reason- look at my face

me: i just had to run to the bathroom because i peed

christian: dude, i believe it

christian: send me a pic of you armless and totes psyched

christian: ill probs pee too

And on another note. Can we talk about how good Art Brut's song Modern Art is? MODERN ART MAKES ME WANT TO ROCK OUT. I'm gonna start chanting that as I walk down the street tonight. You think someone will ask me out?

And then on another another note. Can we talk about how good Arctic Monkeys are.... on cd?Live they were great, but I wore tights to a show again so all I could think about the steam room that was my crotch. Oh and then also the old man who turned out to be a legend in the music biz who scaled the wall. Totes Awes.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

my morning discussion with mr

My morning discussion with Mr. Good Times:

me: my new years dreams are slowly dying. what are you thinking the haps is gonna be

jay: me you and a bottle of bubbly, maybe a hot tub

jay: oh wait, this is dana

jay: not builder

this is photo of my stepbrother when

This is a photo of my stepbrother when he was young. No, he's not Lloyd from Dumb and Dumber.

Monday, November 14, 2005

lil weekend recap preview

A Lil Weekend-Recap preview....

Friday, November 11, 2005

hello im not really sure what im doing

hello! i'm not really sure what I'm doing! Is this thing on?