Archive for April, 2009

Her Life Had Made Her Crazy

April 30, 2009

“She became unable to do anything but think about this apartment. She was like a character out of a Tom Wolfe novel-her life had made her crazy-and that just seemed to sum up so exactly something about this city”

-Ira Glass talking about his first roommate in New York City


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Hired Help and Helvetica

April 29, 2009

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I got inspired yesterday by positive work related emails, Ryans redesigned web life, and well spoken lectures.
I’ve been trying to figure out the way I want to represent photographs on my website that I’ve taken for publication, while still showing some personal style for clients. 
After poorly re teaching myself about text layers in Photoshop, I’m pleased with how it is coming along. You can see more of them at ohchloe.com

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Vintage Tits for Tuesday!

April 28, 2009

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If you think this open mouthed broad with a cock in her hand is hot, you’re in for a treat.

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Yesterday Marked the Beginning of No More Pants!

April 28, 2009

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Winter is over! And So, I’ve retired the pants I’ve recently acquired.


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Ate burgers in the park.

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All photos belong to Chloe Rice

									

A Glass Steam House

April 27, 2009

glassandglassCousins Philip and Ira Glass will be preforming for a Gala event on Tuesday at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Dumbo Brooklyn!

The other night, I was at the Warehouse for La Didone, presented by The Wooster Group. It was pretty much an operatic version of Invasion Of The Bodysnatchers. The space is not small, but intimate. This should be amazing night but be warned that there is no AC, and summer in NY began 3 days ago after that Spring season we had on Thursday.

A friend of mine appropriately  compared the space to a Turkish Bath House.


“Sometimes I ask Philip what he’s hearing when he plays his own music, and he points out things that I as a non-musician would never notice. It makes me hear his work completely differently. It’s fascinating, and it’s a side of him most people never get to see. We thought it would make for an intimate and special sort of evening to have that conversation onstage, with a piano, at St. Ann’s Warehouse.” 

– Ira Glass on Philip Glass

Daryl Hall is a Hermit Who Is Up to Date With Technology.

April 26, 2009

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I may or may not have just watched nearly all the episodes of Live From Daryl’s House

I also may or may not have been slightly disappointed with the pacing of it and embarrassingly impressed with the version of Family Man featuring some band named Chromeo.

Better Off Ted

April 25, 2009

 

dd-goodmanontv18_0499915463I usually don’t care for television shows. I was so distanced from sitcoms for so long on tour, that when I got back into trying to watch TV, there was shows like Arrested Development and The Office, which took me a while to understand the style of. 

(I still don’t get all the hoopla about The Office) 

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I DO however like 30 Rock, and enjoyed Andy Richter Controls the Universe. Better Off Ted reminds me of both of these shows a little. Its crisp and witty. Filled with visual punch lines and cynicaly upbeat characters.

I’m really hoping that this show is a sucessful comedy for ABC, since they tend to do pretty poorly with those…

 

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“Money before people. It’s engraved right there in the lobby floor. It just looks more heroic in Latin.” -Veronica

Jean Seberg Was Kind of a Bummer.

April 25, 2009

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She was just kind of a babe.

  • Seberg stared in Breathless, which lead her into becoming somewhat of an icon. 
  • During the last decade of her life, she only appeared in foreign films
  • While married to French author Romain Gary, she had an affair with Clint Eastwood. This ended their marriage
  • While married serval years later, she had an affair with a revolutionary student and became pregnant. After discovering the child (dead upon birth) was not that of her husbands, he divorced her.
  • While 7 months pregnant with said child, the LA Times and NewsWeek published a rumour that the child belonged to a member of the Black Panthers, due to her supportive political views of the party and persuasion of the F.B.I.
  • Seberg OD’ed on sleeping pills, lost the baby, and presented the stillborn to the press as proof that the child was not racially mixed. 
  • Seberg died after one of many suicide attempts (including throwing herself under the Paris Metro train) in 1979.
  • She was found in her car 11 days after her death, with a short suicide note in hand. 
  • Although her death was ruled out as suicide, it is questionable how she was able to drive with the massive amount of alcohol in her system and without her glasses on.

Love Life.

April 24, 2009

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above photo: Self Portraits and Hair Growth -April 2009

  • Listening to the Michael McDonald Pandora station without shame.
  • Walking by a vitamin store and deciding to add Ginkgo Biloba and fish oil pills to my daily regimen, on a whim.
  • Deciding to try a new tea every week from Subtle Tea (Oolong, this week).
  • Finding an amazing hole in the wall Vietnamese sandwich shop.
  • Letting my apartment be a mess, but keeping the dishes clean and the counters smelling of Windex.
  • Animation seminars instead of bars.
  • Walking through the streets and pin pointing where I am on my phone. 
  • Sliding on my floors with socks on while blasting Stiff Little Fingers.
  • Don’t forget the snuggle.

The Importance of Being Earnest

April 23, 2009

“All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.”
-Oscar Wilde

Bad Artists Die of Natural Causes: The Mix

April 22, 2009
14_oberst2_lgl1Bands are such a market, nowadays. And a dying one at that. Just milking what they can as fast as they can based mainly around an image and an air-headed fan base, more than the music. 

Fleeting Foxes?

Go screw yourselves.

The type of music I used to keep an ear out for, has turned into  winey sludge with stock riffs. It has lost whatever made it memorable or inspiring, by holding on too closely to what inspired them and hacking it to shit. When musicians stick too closely to the music that inspires them, i feel like it ultimately ruins the category of music they want so badly to be part of. Shit can only inspire more shit.

Heres the aproach that seems to work: Getting your drum stick out of your ass, and realizing that you’re not anywhere near as good as your idols. You never will be. But the only thing to aspire for is uniqueness. Unique makes you memorable. Memorable is a beautiful inspiration to do something well, and never finding satisfaction. 

The most innovated ‘artists’ seem to be the ones that end up offing themselves. 
Because they seem to know they’re not who they idolize.
This is why Ian Curtis is rotting and why you don’t see this Conor Oberst character on any type of suicide watch.

SpringMixI’m not artist. I am not a musician. I don’t even care for ‘good music’, by todays standards. But I don’t think a time will come when I don’t like making a mix cd.

Being a happily rebellious teenager, I completely missed that pre-emo late 90’s era of music that included a lot of band like…i don’t know, Quasi
I suppose I thought that if the music wasn’t happy or angry I wanted nothing to do with it because I couldn’t relate. Nor did I have any desire to relate to anything remotely sad.
It apparently just took a few elements (and 10 extra years) to finally  appreciate this type of music:
  • Acceptance of sadness
  • A clean mental slate/ open  mind
  • The right song to guide you in (I think mine may have been Sidewalk by Built to Spill)
dancinThe only new music that I’ve found myself listening to is mainly hip hop, and it can only amuse me for so long. I recently decided to start a trend to keep me encouraged on music, even if its ‘out dated’. 

I would keep my spare computer with all of my iTunes music (bought and ‘borrowed’) playing on shuffle continuously. I made a playlist to document the month and year.  Every time a song came on that would catch my attention, I would be sure to add it to the playlist. By the end of the month, I would have a collection of songs that I had spent so long ignoring or letting myself forget about how much I enjoyed. Then I made a few copies of this mix, and sent it to a few friends along side some people who just sent me their addresses. 

March was the second month of this irrelevant project of mine, and was the first one where I sent it out to others. I plan on doing it every month since I have a memory that seems to mainly work when stimulated by sounds and smells. 

Heres what was on my most recent mix:

  1. Fortress: Pinback
  2. I Wanna Know About You: International Noise Conspericy 
  3. Mason City: The Fiery Furnaces
  4. This Here Giraffe: The Flaming Lips
  5. Epic Problem: Fuguzi
  6. Winters Come And Gone: Gillian Welch
  7. A String Of Pearls: Glenn Miller
  8. Look How We Made These People: Half-Handed Cloud
  9. Screw The Naysayers: The Hidden Hand
  10. 1-2-8-: Mighty Mighty Bosstones
  11. Anything You Can Do: Irving Berlin
  12. Footsteps In The Dark: The Isley Brothers
  13. In The Wee Small Hours: The John Pizzarelli Trio
  14. Would You Die For Me: Notorious B.I.G.
  15. Present Tense: Piebald
  16. Cupid: Sam Cooke
  17. Kodachrome: Paul Simon
  18. Penelope: Pinback
  19. Engine Heart: Mirah

Another Political Apathetic Satan Worshiper

April 22, 2009

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Another Political Apathetic Satan Worshiper
New York, NY 
2009

Model: Cody Cobb

Photo By: Chloe Rice

eh.

April 21, 2009

new blog, with the same old shit. 

Tits for Tuesdays.

April 21, 2009

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