Friday, January 30, 2009

Very Important

This is genius. Plain and simple. Don't know or care about the dude, but the promo is awesome! (Awesome said in little John Stewart imitation voice.)

Kinky

The usual. Art. Fashion. Sex.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Ass Replacement


I had the biggest laugh when I realized that this is serious.

Yes, you too can take fat from your body and insert it into your ass. Forget workouts or being NORMAL, you can join the millions of freaks that love them some lypo!

I read this in DBeauty ('cause I was insanely BORED), and couldn't believe that people do this stuff. Wait, this is Dallas, of course people do this stuff here.

From the mag:

"Does your booty need a boost? If so, then Innovations MedSpa’s Brazilian Lift could be the answer. The lift provides clients with a “fuller, rounder behind” by removing fat from one area (read: thighs) and transferring it to the rear. Chief of staff Bill Johnson, M.D., says the treatment takes two hours, leaves less scarring than other procedures, and has a higher rate of permanent success. Consultations are free. 12660 Coit Rd., Ste. 100. 972-331-8844. innovationsmedspa.com."

Brazilian Lift? I didn't know Brazil was like that... I thought they just liked ripping off hair and soccer.

picture from DBeauty

Tapes n Tapes


I really, really like one song by Tapes n Tapes. Insistor. I don't give much of a shit about them besides that, but they are popular with the kiddos. Just follow the trendy line of guys with greasy long locks and bad facial hair with their spent-two-hours-trying-to-look-like-I-just-threw-this-outfit-together girlfriends down to Club Dada on Jan. 30th.

I'm always interested as to why a well known, fairly hip band would choose Dada when they could fill out Palladium or The Granada, 'cause it beats the hell outta me. Dada seems small, but who knows, maybe Deep Ellum will be a bustlin on a nice chilly 36 degree night.

Here's the video for Insistor:

F Shit Up

I have no idea how the hell I missed this, but apparently people were destroying art at the Amsterdam Bar this past Sunday. You can catch a pretty darn nifty slideshow of the chaos here.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Get Out Of My Goat!


So, there's this bar...

(No, it's not the start of a joke with a priest and Rabbi, though I do know this really good one...)

... called The Goat (formerly The Lota's Goat). Mitch and I have an odd connection to this place. I went there years and years ago with old colleagues to get hammered and sing karaoke. It's where I first decided that I LOVE Journey. Mitch went there as well, before we met, to play in a pool league with a bunch of rednecks and very drunk Native Americans.

Here's another guy's opinion of this little blues bar from 2005:

"The place reminds me of a old trucker bar. The bathroom is nasty and most often has a pungent smell of urine and vomit, mostly fri and sat night. But that's when you know your at a party! The bands are pretty good, mostly classic and almost blue'sy but they try to keep the volume right so you can still talk to the ladies!!! Great Place to pick up older ladies But give em a squeeze check in front before you take-em home.
And there's that guy ! I dont know his name but he looks like a Stan or a Burt,anyway every time I've been in there he falls down. I think he's just clumsy but it could be the booze or maybe his presciption meds! Who knows but I did enjoy watching him fall , laughing everytime, not feeling bad for him at all !!! I get a great laugh every time I go!!! A great place to check out Saturday but dont stay too long you might gat trapped in the Twilight Zone."

The Goat is a hole-in-the-wall place that you go to and don't have to worry about being hip or cool... until now.

We went there to have a beer and shoot the shit with some friends that work there Sunday night. Gone were the older folks playing pool, and the women with missing teeth. Who was there? Hipsters. It was beyond bizarre. It wasn't even the hipster kids I'm used to, the ones with whom you can have a conversation about something other than the best 80's album that they weren't even alive for.

How the hell did a place that was so uncool and comforting become full of ultra-selfconscious douchebags that treat this site as a damned bible?

Don't get me wrong, I happen to enjoy reading We Shot Jr from time to time (I like their interviews), but when the lame, hang-on-to-whatever-someone-tells-me-is-cool-even-if-it's-eating-my-recently-severed-leg morons start descending en-mass to a sanctuary of anti-cool, it gets annoying.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Beliefs

Kettle Art Gallery is hosting a show this weekend with featuring a wonderful artist: Judith Lea Perkins. Too bad I don't get off work until 10pm, but you should go for me. You'll be happy you did.

Check it:

NX35 Showcase

Saw this posted today by Jetscreamer:

Please excuse the hastiness of this post, but I'm in the midst of doing a million things right now!

www. nx35. com

Deadline to apply is midnight tonight!

If you're going to be coming this way for SXSW or live close enough to Denton you might want to stop through and play the NX35 showcase. It's the first year it's being held in Denton and there are spots left. I would especially encourage those of you who are coming from overseas, out of state, etc. that are looking for dates in Denton. Notification is by Feb 3, so you'll have plenty of time to plan it out.


register at sonicbids.
com

input promo code Promo code: SonicDA07 that will allow you to apply for stuff for free for 6 months.

sonicbids link
http://www. electronicpresskit. net/Opportunity/OpportunityView. aspx?opportunity_id=14022&account_id=

some more info:
"NX35 Music Conferette is a first-year music conference programming over 130 acts, multiple panels, Q&As,and a trade show in the heart of Denton, Texas — the other, smaller, music town in Texas.


The Conferette takes place at 12 participating venues all within the walkable 4-block area surrounding the Denton courthouse square.
"
www. nx35. com

cheers!
samantha
js

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Hell And Yes: OBAMA!

So, I've spent a good amount of the day in tears of joy. To have such an eloquent individual as the head of my country is amazing, if not staggering to my jaded conscious. Such a captivating speaker as Obama brings my little stringy heart joy.

Words really do escape the mind when in the midst of such a beautiful, historic event. I'm floored by the amount of peaceful human life that ascended the capital this day. I could list every tear-jerking moment, but instead I'll just congratulate our new president, the man with the most difficult job in the world: Mr. President Obama.

Good luck, it's going to be a long, hard, uphill road, but we're ready for it.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Change Muthas

Eight years of crap are over. My only complaint: Fucking W is coming to town. Literally. That unintelligent jerk is moving to the hood in which I work. Thank god I am trying to transfer to a new store.

Anyhow, all Bushes aside, we get a new intelligent, charismatic president. The most well-spoken, in my opinion, president since Kennedy. We may not get as much change as soon as we want, but at least we will cease to look like morons in front of the rest of the world. GO OBAMA! Lookin' forward to tomorrow! Here he is:



FYI: I'm back to keeping this site going, but I'm taking it in a more, well, relevant to my existence direction. More local stuff and art, but let's hold the crap and get real. Dallas is seriously effed up, and I'm done with the sentimental hometown shit. Dallas you owe us good peoples a good freakin time while we're here, and I'm holding your ass to it.

:) Now for love...

xoxo,
Alison