Soren calls this the “woof woof song” and is politely requesting that I play it over and over and over. There are definitely worse things.

Acid Arab

Holy shit you guys have you heard of Acid Arab yet? Ben just introduced me to this and I feel like I’ve been wandering around a desert looking for water for days and I finally found it and this is it. So good, and so unlike anything I’ve been listening to lately (mostly reggae). It’s a little Middle Eastern and has a nice industrial edge. Oh man. Ben says he has more stuff coming out soon, so keep an ear out.

In other news, I’d really like to go to Coachella. Instead I’ll try to make do by wearing gigantic earrings and listening to whatever other awesome new music I can discover.

FYI there’s a Soundcloud widget that doesn’t show up in Google Reader, if you’re still using Google Reader, which I am because I haven’t been able to get used to any of the new options, which all seem a bit much for my ADHD, which likes things to be exceptionally plain and simple.


Eleven years ago today I went to a bar and got totally shitfaced and then went to another bar where I met Ben. I’ve already told you that story, so I won’t do it again.

Instead, I’ll tell you about my latest idea. I’ve been having all these “creative” ideas lately, in quotes because most of them are pretty dumb. I’ve always been a big idea person, if by “idea person” I mean someone who comes up with lots of ideas but who follows through on them only rarely. I suppose that’s the gift and the curse of ADHD. So anyway, I get creative urges, where I have, like, a ball of creative energy in my body and I try to figure out what to do with it. Those urges become ideas and usually . . . I maybe make some jewelry or, well, honestly, that’s as far as it goes a lot of the time. I’m trying to get better about that, but time limitations exist and sometimes I have ideas about things I have no idea how to accomplish, such as designing eyewear.

Ben, is DJ, has been playing lots of stuff lately that has this sort of industrial vibe. He thinks industrial music is coming back, and I can see his point. I was into industrial music big time in the 80s and early 90s (he was, too, which is further evidence of the fact that we are soul mates, a fact we first realized in the car on the way to our first date in Minneapolis when we discovered we both really hate olives and mushrooms). It’s not the kind of thing I listen to all the time, but once in a while I like to bust out the Nitzer Ebb or whatever.

Many of the songs he’s been playing remind me of Houseman (Germany Calling mix) by Voyou from 1987. That goes something like this.


My idea is to take housey industrial songs from the 80s like this one; strip out the vocals; and record ourselves having bored conversations over them, along the lines of “I saw you and your dog at Wash Park and thought you were totally hot.”

That’s a dumb idea, but it’s no sillier than this, really.


Ben, has creative integrity, is not really on board with my idea, but I think it would be awesome. I read something the other day about comedians who started a band as a joke and have played like 70 shows. I don’t think music is always as serious as music people make it out to be.
Sidenote! Here are two potentially useful (non-sponsored!) tidbits that don’t warrant a whole post but I wanted to tell you about. First, if you’re ever flummoxed about what to get a 3-year-old, the answer is very simple. Legos, preferably anything along the lines of an ultimate building set or a bricks & more deluxe brick box. (These say 4+ but it’s not true.) Second, I mostly think eye makeup is dumb but do wear mascara sometimes ever since that time I realized I look really tired without it. Coconut oil, which is pretty much the greatest thing ever, is a gentle and effective eye makeup remover. That’s it!