Beef strokin' off

This man defines lantern jaw.Wow, I got a lot of hits mentioning a certain magazine launch in the last post . . .
Apparently, I was not the only one who felt that it blew. [
here, here]
And for some reason, their web siteis actually up today. [

So its Tuesday and I've promised the boys that I'll cook for them once a week. Its not really for them, of course; I'm just excited to be able to practice my skills without feeling the wasteful repercussions of cooking for one. Tonight, a favorite from my childhood--Beef Stroganoff. I can't really find one recipe I like, so I'm going to kind of wing it. I'll let you know how it turns out.

And onto the unimportant news:

Buzzin' Fly was nice enough to put up this streamed mix by Jimpster. Its totally fresh and goes from deep to electro and back. Its good background music at work, but also bumpin' enough to keep you noddin' your head and steppin' in beat around the office. Some really, really good trax on here.

I might have already mentioned that David Lynch and Mark Frost were looking into reviving Dale Cooper.
Here's further proof (it's toward the bottom--where it says, "Coop talks Peaks"). My nipples are really hard just thinking about it--or maybe its just cuz its damn cold in the vault today.

Speaking of my favorite auteur, did you know that Blue Velvet is 20 years old? Does that make you feel old? It makes me feel old. The Village Voice talks about the lasting influence of the groundbreaking film. [

And in completely fluffy news, there's more X3 talk over at
JoBlo. Who knew that Kelsey Grammar was in it? And as Hank McCoy, no less. Trippy.
Uh . . . David Cross will be on Comedy Central in the form of an animated series. Its called 'Freak Show' and is about circus freaks by day, superheroes by night. It sounds about as lame as Mystery Men, but we can hold our collective breath, right? [here]
Update: I wrote the majority of this in the vault, but the rest was written at home after dinner. Strokin' off with the boys was pretty good. Made two tiny mistakes--the first, completely my fault. I added the flour too late so there was the occasional flour-y chunk. The second, I blame on some lame-ass recipe that had a pinch of cinnamon. I used a tiny, tiny bit, but it would have been better without it.


Where its at

Fankick's danceoff vs. StreetBeat.  Those bitches were robbed.So two free parties. You gotta love it. Well, maybe not. First up was the Lichtenstein show at the Henry (they need to update their site). Bill, Cam, and I hit it large like the pimps we are. I wish I had known that I was plus one, I would have brought someone to partake of the free wine and beer. Sorry y'all, maybe next time. Cameron made fun of me for wearing a turtle neck. Apparently, he has something against turtles.

We descended to the food/drink area and were greeted by
Fankick. Who doesn't like chicks dressed like Madonna ca. 1984 dancing to "People are People?" I know I do. Then we hit the bar. Yummy Snowcap beer. Finally the art. I thought it was pretty cool. There were definitely some pieces that I need to go back and see without the mass of people everywhere, but there were a couple pieces that were shiny and reflective, so people moving in the background added to them. The DJ was playing old skool classics--in fact, to warm up the crowd, he was looping a sample from Queen Samantha's "Take a Chance." [Speaking of that track, Rich over at fourfour started his first mix w/ that track. Go here to download.] We didn't stay long, but this was a throwback to Henry parties like the James Turrell summer party and the Superflat opening. I totally should have brought my camera. There were a bazillion hot, young guys there. Unfortunately, I couldn't find my camera due to the move. Ah, well.

Saturday night was actually the night to which I was looking forward, but it proved to be a flop of Seattle-sized proportions. Seattle Metropolitan Magazine (which apparently has no website) had their launch party at the
Paramount. Douchebaggery abounded with such well-known local celebs as:
Who's this bitch?
Kathy Casey

Dude's channeling Peter Jackson
Tom Douglas

Yes, that smile is just as disingenuous in person!
Dan Devone

Yes, it was a smorgasboard of nobodies. Thankfully, a crush or two rolled thru, as well.

Sweet Cori from The Stranger and Tullycraft. (sigh)
Cori actually took my and Kelley's picture. What a sweet boy.

Then there was this one:
Damn, he's fine.
who I've sort of been cyber-stalking--well, I sent him an e-mail thru Myspace. Didn't even look in my direction last night, but I couldn't take my eyes off of him.
The highlight of the evening was watching a bridge and ferry girl w/ no class get into it with the sweet girl who was standing behind Kelley and myself. Cuh-lassy!!
So, go to the Henry. I know I've said it before, but go to the Henry. It is Washington state's first public museum and it gets wikkid hella cool shows.


The internet told me to tell you

Arrested Development being picked up by Showtime? Fingers crossed! [Article]

And, of course, you've already read the new
David Sedaris piece in the New Yorker.

And this article talks about tons of movies that I adore. I haven't read the article, so I don't really know if its a good article, but it can't be that bad. [
LA Weekely]

And since I've been pretty low-key lately, I thought I'd touch upon some TV crap that I've let slip a little.

First off, the series finale of Arrested Development was a bit of a let down. Sure, the Justine Bateman episode was pretty inspired with her tirade mimicking GOB's from the previous season, but overall, the final four just didn't cram in the laugh-per-minute that other episodes have. Maybe they did and I just need to go back and watch them again. (Well, I have already seen them each three times.) Some people (read: douche bags) didn't like the finale at all. [
Review] Other people (read: fans) thought, like me, it was just ok. [Review]

Now onto my newest love--Battlestar Galactica. Are you watching this show? Why aren't you watching this show? Its allegorical prowess alone is far superior than anything that has ever been on TV. There are so many BIG ideas on this show. There are so many HOT guys on this show. Tonight's episode probably isn't for the unitiated, but for us fans, its been long coming. A story told entirely from the Cylons POV. I could talk about how this show questions the meaning of existence. I could tell you how this show asks what it means to be human. I could tell you that nearly every week
Jamie Bamber takes off his shirt. But, like all good storytelling, this show relies on the telling, not the tale. I don't have to justify myself to you. This show is damn fine. (So are most of the dudes in it.) [Images originated here]

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Hey, does anyone know who plays the lieutenant in the top and bottom pic?

Oh, and just cuz I like you so very, very much--Here's another mix for you. And this is probably the least dance-y I get so enjoy it while you can!!! Oh, and I made it a long time ago if you're wondering, but hey, at least they're separated out into tracks--but still, you have to remember to take the second long gap off of your MP3 player.

OK DJ V4 (Zip file)

L'Altra - Bring on Happiness
Junior Boys - Birthday (Manitoba Remix)
Lucien & Luciano - Madre, Mother, Mere
Mr. Negative - Star Spangled Banger (Original Ibiza Mix)
Matthew Dear - The Crush
Les Rhythmes Digitales - Sometimes
U.S.E. - There's Always Music
rinocerose - sublimior
Sander Kleinenberg - The Fruit
Waldorf - You're My Disco (New Romantic Mix)
(I totally forget what track this is, whoops!!)
Styrofoam - Front to Back
Felix da Housecat - Control Freaq
DJ Shadow feat. Roots Manuva - GDMFSOB (Unkle mix)
Interpol - The New
Macha Loved Bedhead - Believe
U.S.E. - Emerald City

I think I actually made this for PJ, I don't know though, just found it on the hard drive.


Brain dead

No, this is not my place, but its close enough.Sorry y'all! I'm totally fried--and haven't even finished moving (whoops!). Guess that's what happens when you don't pack, don't plan and try to force everything in the last minute after a day (that's right, I said day) of drinking. What can you do? It was Matt's birthday weekend--and I was celebrating my promotion and Steve 1 was celebrating his selection to go to Thailand. At least the couch, bed and (most of) the big shit is in. Now where to put it . . .
So since I'm still out of it, I'll just give you the rundown--
Re-Bar on Sunday with Bill. Great, as usual--holiday weekend always helps.
Get to work today to find out that all the work I've been doing for the past month has been for naught. So I slack a little, teeny bit. I moved all weekend!! Give me a break!
Friday, the Lichtenstein show opens at the Henry. We're still on, right Bill?
Saturday, the launch party for Seattle Metropolitan Magazine. Two words. Open. Bar. Wait--two more words. Free. Food. WAIT!! Two more words--Live. Music. Minus the Bear will be playing, Tom Douglas is doing the food, and I'll be drinking heavily.
Man, I hope I find the time to move those remaining boxes--oh who am I kidding, there's not any boxes, just piles of shit. Burn it all!!


Thank you Criterion

Bomb, yo! Whit Stillman's Metropolitan (which is one of my fave films) got all dolled up for a Criterion release!! The film released on Valentine's Day and was the debut for Chris Eigeman (Sex and the City, Gilmore Girls, that TV show w/ Jennifer Grey). Guess I can finally throw away my VHS copy that I taped off HBO.

Say goodbye to all your friends

Well, I got the job. After a week of interviews, a Photoshop test, and a Japanese language assessment, I will be leaving the land of the living and becoming a night person. I am actually looking forward to the crew with which I will be working. I'm looking forward to the work I'll be performing. I like that things will essentially be very mellow. We'll watch movies, listen to music, gossip about boys. I'll get further, more comprehensive Japanese training. I may get to travel to Tokyo to meet some of our accounts. I am, however, really freaked out about no longer having a social life--not that I have much of one now.
At least I'm moving in with the boys, so I will see some friends on occasion--and the way things are coming together, it looks like I'll have Sunday night off which equates to Jeremy dancing at Re-Bar. I'll still be underground, though not in the vault anymore, but I promise I won't leave you, gentle readers.
All I have left on my agenda is moving. Blech!


Dry erase my heart

Google Image Search: mon dieuI'll enjoy sharing a dry erase board with three other guys (much more so than the bathroom).
I can leave notes like, "Steve2 your gynecologist called. If the foaming doesn't stop, you need to schedule another appointment."
Last night the board read, "You two saw Saw II, too?"
To which I replied, "Si, we saw Saw II, too? Did you see Saw II, too?"
And then, "Oui, oui, we saw Saw Deux, too! Mon dieu!"


My One True Love

I don't know how I was chosen to recieve this, but however it happened, it made my day much, much better.

(For someone who said he's not posting this week, I'm on a roll . . .)



this movie is going to be drop it like it wet Is anyone else stoked about this movie?
Umm. Ok, forget I mentioned it.

Until further notice

Cocteau's Blook of a PoetHey y'all, I'm gonna be down all week through the Monday holiday. I'll be moving and doing a series of interviews all week for a promotion, so I need a little down time. When I return, we'll be discussing my favorite film of all time, Blood of a Poet.
You can also look forward to my eulogy of the Bluth family and my "I don't have to justify myself to you" post about BSG.


More Monday maybe

Sorry I've been so sparse lately.
I promise a denser thicket of postings in the nearish future (after the move).
In the meantime, help me decide on a watch.
Hover over each picture for my take, then vote in comments. Thanks, y'all!! Have a lovely weekend.

(A)By the people that make the Mini Cooper
(B)I love the form and wood of this the most, but I don't know about the read out
(C)Classic design, but I'm not big on the wood w/ silver
And I'll leave you with this Virgin Atlantic commercial.


I've seen his penis in Chloe's mouth

Dude's packin' heat!Aww man. Guess I woke up too late or something this morning.
First I read
Then I read
That Vincent Gallo sure is a prankster.
New article on Seattlest (in case you care).


Television Tuesday

Todd and Amy, who could ask for anything more?


I know I already said good weekend, but . . .

buy a Lady D Tee and make yourself happyA Dark Crystal sequel? Make that twice today I've peed my pants w/ excitement.

Also, I wanted to give a shout out to the Lady who always reprazents behind the decks. She literally spun for me and three other people once and went off like the place was jam packed (then gave us all t-shirts). Lady D is one of the best DJ's who gets little press--so I thought I'd direct you to her
line o' shirts which can be found at CafePress. Shit be cute, yo! So buy some up.
Check out her sound here.
Now that's it. I swear. Have a good weekend.

Like water for oil

Why David Lynch loves Poland Well, at least GayProf is adding his two cents. I guess the rest of you are just pee-shy or something.

So here's my style of news:

here to hear David Lynch talk about his love for Poland and Polish factories. (tiny article)
While we're on the subject, I did rent the extended edition of Dune and it is by and large a great compendium to the original. However, there is the glaring omission of
Virginia Madsen's voice over. I mean, "Dune. Arrakis. Desert Planet," is like the catchphrase or something of the film and it never surfaces in this version. We do get to see more of Capt. Picard which is nice especially because Gurney is such an integral character in the book. Speaking of the book, has anyone besides me read it? Frank Herbert is like prescient (or maybe his themes are just so wholly universal) cuz there is a lot of relevance to world politics today contained in those pages. Which brings me back to Lynch--don't you just love it how water looks like oil in the movie? I think its brilliant. The Toto score leaves a little to be desired--but the rockin' guitars instead of John Williams-esque orchestration or Vangelis-esque synths is where its at.

Ok. Enough Dune. I can tell you're bored.

So let's talk comic books. Ah comic books. You were my first love. My subscriptions to
Power Pack, The Amazing Spider-Man, Daredevil, New Mutants, X-Factor and X-Men came wrapped in plastic and folded in the mail. They were my reading copies and they signaled that I could go to the comic book store and buy a copy (sans UPC) that would go straight into mylar.
Well, my youth is being resurrected in the form of The Dark Phoenix Saga being re-released in TPB--just in time for X3.
And equally as exciting, Joss Whedon and John Cassaday's Astonishing X-Men is coming out in hard cover. First 12 issues. Dude, I think I just peed myself. (
I know this might sound strange--but I've always sort of equated my queerness with superheroes. I guess it was having a feeling that I was different, and when I was in the closet--or didn't even really understand my sexuality--knowing that I presented myself differently than how I felt.
Maybe the writers and illustrators were helping me along, though. Anyhoo . . .

On to less important news . . .

I really like the cover art for the new . . . (gasp!) Cream album.

What can I say, I think its kinda rad.

Even more peculiar--I like the track listing . . .

01. Digitalism - Zdarlight02. Cicada - You Got Me Feeling (Coburn Dub)03. Annie - Wedding (Lindstrom Remix)04. Mylo featuring Freeform Five - Muscle Car (Sander Kleinenberg's Pace Car Remix)05. Yoshimoto - Du What U Du (Trentemøller Remix)06. Christopher Just - I'm A Disco Dancer (John Tejada Remix)07. Tiga - You Gonna Want Me (Jesper Dahlback Remix)08. The Egg - Walking Away (Tocadisco Remix)09. Depeche Mode - Precious (Motor Remix)10. Patric & Timo - Du Riechst So Gut (Timo's das hat mir noch keiner gesagt)11. Azzido Da Bass - Lonely By Your Side feat. Johnny Blake (Play Paul meets Azzido Da Bass Remix)12. Wekan - Skid (Touché Remix) 13. Benjamin Theves - teXas 14. Röyksopp - What Else Is There? (Thin White Duke Mix) 15. Hard-Fi - Hard To Beat (Axwell Remix) 16. Dave McCullen - B*tch

01. M.A.N.D.Y. - Achaat02. Bloc Party - Banquet (Another version by The Glimmers)03. Booka Shade - Mandarine Girl04. Fischerspooner - A Kick In The Teeth (Tiefschwarz Remix)05. Linus Loves - The Theme06. Lindstrom - I Feel Space (M.A.N.D.Y. Remix)07. Moby - Dream About Me (Sebastian Ingrosso Remix)08. Wonderland Avenue - White Horse09. Tomas Andersson - Washing Up (Tiga Remix)10. Goldfrapp – Ooh La La (Tiefschwarz Dub)
11. Nick & Danny Chatelain - Is Killing Me 12. New Order - Krafty (Riton Remix) 13. Chromeo - Needy Girl (Paper Faces Remix) 14. Buy Now - For Sale 15. Tiefschwarz feat. Chikinki - Wait & See (Gucci Soundsystem Remix)16. Soulwax - E Talking (Tiga's Disco Drama Remix)17. The Chemical Brothers - Believe (Erol Alkan's 'Feel Me' Re-Work) 18. Vitalic - La Rock 01

Know what's creepy about this? My recent (lame-ass) mixes have a lot of these artists/tracks. I think the world might be ending soon.

Last bit o' news:
Sexy or scary, you decide.
Will Oldham (friends with cool people like Harmony Korine, the band Tortoise and other art-type elites) stars in Old Boy executive produced by Todd Haynes and directed by Kelly Reichardt. The movie features a soundtrack by Yo La Tengo and is about the end of a friendship. Aww, isn't it sad when friendships end? It recently premiered at Sundance. (article)
Time to queue up, y'all!!! Put Blood of a Poet on your Netflix queue cuz I just can't pass up the opportunity to explore it for the next cinema outing.
That's it. Have a wonderful weekend.