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(no subject) [Apr. 30th, 2007|07:31 am]
brooklynnotes
[Current Location |McD]
[music |Star Dusting-The Mountain Goats-Bitter Melon Farm]

If you're here for secrets, that party has moved.

Check out what is going on over at atthesametime.
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(no subject) [Apr. 9th, 2007|10:27 am]
brooklynnotes
[Current Location |McD]

This may be annoying to some of you, as my old journals clog your "mutual friends" list, but I am ending brooklynnotes. The name just doesn't ring true* anymore. I want to do something else, I want to be a bit more anonymous, and I want to try some new things, while keeping some of the old.

Please come on over and check out atthesametime. There will be secrets. There will also be more images, more book reviews, and more thoughts on art and culture. There will be less photos of my ugly mug.

So there is it, come join the party atthesametime

* I live in DC, I am moving to Cairo. I will live in Brooklyn again, but that is a long way off, and having a name so focused on a local geography I no longer live in seems a little weird to me now.
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For the truly nerdy [Apr. 7th, 2007|11:35 am]
brooklynnotes
[Current Location |library]
[music |Velvet Underground - 10 - The Murder Mystery (Closet Mix)]

So this is my latest in internerd obsessions - the Nurse with Wound List.

Apparently, the cover of the first Nurse with Wound record was just a list of band names. Some music geeks have copied out all the names, and built wikipedia pages for many of the bands listed. Some of these bands are classic music nerd staples (Amon Duul II, AMM, Crass) others may not even be real (dadazuzu, deep freeze mice). I am going through and reading up on a lot of them and downloading what I can find on soulseek. If you're bored, take a look at the list and let me know who is worth checking out.*

* and keep in mind that if they were a cult in the 1970s who recorded their own farts and mixed it with the sound of water flowing over rocks in the ganges and recorded it only to wax cylinder, then they are totally the kind of band I want to hear.
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Secret's Monday and SCOTUS and a new LJ [Apr. 3rd, 2007|11:17 am]
brooklynnotes
[Current Location |lunch room]

1. I guess its a sign of how far secrets monday has come that people view a hundred comments as a lame month. Oh well. Perhaps all the secrets have finally been told?

2. Big day at the supreme court yesterday. Good news in the EPA case. Bad news for GTMO detainees.

3. I know this must be annoying to people who have had me crowd out their friendslist, but I am ending the brooklynnotes journal and starting a new journal. Details soon.
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Secret's Monday [Apr. 2nd, 2007|07:11 am]
brooklynnotes
[Current Location |home]

Every month this thing keeps growing in new and interesting way. Two months ago, some of the secret sharers jumped to craigslist, last month some very serious secrets got told. This month, I have to say I am really curious to see what will happen.


TELL ME A SECRET

1) Post anonymously, I have no way of knowing who it is, IP logging is off.
2) Tell me anything you wish, it can be directed at me or it can be completely random or just something you need or want to get off your chest. Silly or serious.
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(no subject) [Mar. 31st, 2007|12:31 pm]
brooklynnotes
[Current Location |library]
[music |Tired of Me-Jesu-Live In Glasgow - 2004.08.04]

I have other interests besides fashion, but when you're spending tweleve hours a day in the library, its nice to think about pretty clothes instead every once in a while.

Anyway, Hedi Slimane has left Dior.


This is pretty big news in the world of high fashion. If you're not familiar with Slimane here's a brief overview -
What you can thank Slimane for:



- The return of interest in rocknroll in high fashion


Things you can blame Slimane for:


- Pete Doughtery.

His website is worth checking out as well, here.
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Fashion! [Mar. 30th, 2007|06:25 pm]
brooklynnotes
[Current Location |library]
[music |face b-Isolee-Wearemonster Vinyl]



Poll #957315 jeans and button ups

Can you tuck jeans into a button up?

Yes
5(19.2%)
No
7(26.9%)
Yes, if you're as flat bellied as this guy.
11(42.3%)
-
2(7.7%)
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"This is Cost and Revs, we're taking over." [Mar. 30th, 2007|11:26 am]
brooklynnotes
[Current Location |library]
[music |Funky Blue Note-Madlib-Shades Of Blue]

1. I've been obsessed with the street artist Revs since he did the wheatpaste project with Cost in the early 90s. He is, I think, the most important street artist of all time. Now a video has appeared on youtube documenting the installation of one of his iron and steel pieces of street sculpture from back in 2004. Amazing.




Thanks to ST for pointing this out.
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(no subject) [Mar. 28th, 2007|07:59 pm]
brooklynnotes
[Current Location |library]
[music |Heaven's Blade-Coil-The Ape Of Naples]

Its eight o'clock, and I am the only person left on this floor of the library. Those sissies!
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Some thoughts on DC fashion [Mar. 27th, 2007|05:06 pm]
brooklynnotes
[Current Location |bed]
[music |Idiot Wind-Bob Dylan-Blood On The Tracks]

1. On my way to school this morning, I saw, on a single block, seven guys all dressed in identical pleated khakis and blue oxford shirts. They looked like some sort of Hill staffer gang.

2. It is officially spring here, which means all the ladies at school are pulling out the tanks tops and cute dresses, and the dudes think its suddenly cool to wear shorts and flip flops. I just don't understand this need by men to look like they're on their way to the beach when they're sitting in a civil procedure class.

What do you think?
Poll #955095 Shorts?

Shorts on full grown men?

Never Ok
3(7.1%)
Fine whenever
8(19.0%)
Ok for casual times, like the park on the week
14(33.3%)
Ok for casual times, but it better be real fucking hot
14(33.3%)



This fits into my larger pet peeve about the way straight men dress here*. All too often, I see a woman all dressed up for a date with some slub in a baseball hate and his undergrad sweatshirt. Seriously, dudes, WTF? Would it be too much trouble to put on pants? I mean, seriously.

3. Also, and unrelated to fashion, I really, really need to start writing this final brief, which is due on Monday, but I just can't get motivated. It's so pretty outside!

* With "here" possibly meaning all of America, save New York.
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