Archive for October, 2010

October 28, 2010

Blackfrost and Swimmerman in VS


when i introduced the idea of pitting Swimmerman against a new character, i have been confronted with much Swimmerman love. which is scary, if only because if he were Real, he would drag you into the ocean and cut you into tiny pieces.

how does one make something, someone, ~more evil~ than him?

a] turn to the mighty boosh


b] you cant

i thought it would be fun to create a zine around these characters, without using any text at all.  if you’ve been following my twitter at all, you might have a slight idea of what blackfrost’s specialty is.

in any case, here are the front and back covers.


i’m hoping to have it completed for EXPOZINE.  of which i will be a vendor.  on sunday.  BE THERE.

October 19, 2010

I Know The Passing Of Time

while we’re all anxiously anticipating the arrival of New Love,

here’s a photo from Givenchy’s SS11 Hommes collection

October 14, 2010

Heart, Attack

i’ll do graffiti if you sing to me in french




‘let you heart guide you’

‘your heart will skip a beat’

or 2 or 8

when picking hi-tempo tracks, it is easy to catch too easy onto hi-hat and snare beats that honestly send my heart onto some lunatic pattern.  how do you write a song like this?

circa 2004 the scene witnessed an influx of bands pouring beats out not unlike 200mg of amphetamines.  fade out bands like maxïmo park, bloc party, franz ferdinand, and panic! at the disco.  emo didn’t have to be ‘depressing’ in the traditional sense if it leaned towards the hardcore scene.  but then again, no one really cares about emo let alone emos.

except for the theatricality the genre adopted.  when intensely confessional, it may be seen as ‘easier’ to deploy heart attacks/ heart breaks when in costume and marrying all types of strings together.  it is kind of useless to source non-traditionally rock instruments in your video unless the band actually plays them.  in the song.  i don’t even hear a HINT of accordion in this track.

i have a weakness for this song because the singer has an exceptionally wide mouth and seems to have mastered selective warbling.

the cabaret theme is delectable in that is successfully distracts the viewer away from…the actually song.  narrative but not very corresponding.  dresden dolls took the cabaret / persona thread for far too long and has not been very popular since.


for the [un]fortunately [i can never tell ‘good’ from ‘bad’ here.  i’m going with un- here because they reeeeally deserve more recognition] underground The Dead Science with their album Villainaire.  more specifically the track Make Mine Marvel here we still have high tempo, a string section, and cabaret smoke rings but for some reason i don’t feel….dirty.  while Submariner had a strictly lounge feel to it, villainaire came and conquered cross crowns and remains a work of fiction?.without staying totalitarianistically true to the upbeat confessionals, they’ve managed to slip in silky interludes [as in Holliston and The Ghost Integrity] which is almost ‘experi/mental’

essentially bizarro and warbly and all i want to do is smoke cigarettes and drink gin and oh my god sam mickens is a dead ringer for my ex boyfriend.

the only other band that has successfully thrown me out of myself is my bloody valentine.

what sort of music makes you feel less like yourself than normal?

October 5, 2010

My Name Is

My name is heather utah and i’m a yarn bomber.
The proof is in the paper.

I learn from the best.

“Never lose hope, be persistent and stubborn and never give up.
There are many instances in history where apparent losers suddenly turn out to be winners unexpectedly, so you should never conclude all hope is lost.”

– Ted Kaczynski

eventually, there comes some semblance of recognition.   just – be sure you don’t kill any one in the process?
-the management

laurier and clark

October 2, 2010

International Xiu Xiu Day

we three xuis!

someone will kiss you
when the time is the most wrong
it will never end

-jamie stewart [IIOII]

some allotted time ago, mostly months i ordered the jamie stewart zine of haikus
i almost forgot about it until today, when i opened up the fun mail box and behold!

just in the nic of time

i think this is going to be the 5th time i’ll be seeing xiu xiu in 4 years.
is that too much?  is 24 too old to be a die hard deihard xui? a die hard anything?

what am i supposed to do with this?

October 1, 2010

The Proof is in The

for real this time

gearing up for international xiu xiu day