Hundred Year Vacation In A Word In A Mouth



23 November 2009

Wed 12/30/09 The Waiting Room Omaha NE w/The Faint

Sat 1/23/10 Jack Pot Saloon Lawrence KS

Tue 3/16/10 The Conservatory Oklahoma City OK

Sat 3/20/10 Panache Showcase @ The Mohawk Austin TX

this is what we have so far upcoming!

29 October 2009

23 October 2009


Weird: this might be ‘secretly’ turning into a Yip Yip tour. We have had pizza three times in three days, and three of these pizza-fueled days have been on tour. If this trend continues, I will have to start taking pictures of the slices. You’d be amazed what passes as pizza. Incidentally, last night during an impromptu “interview” I was asked to fill in this blank: “Pizza just isn’t pizza without _________.” I answered: CRUST.

We are driving out of Pittsburgh now. I have been meaning to update this for two days, but, sadly, have been having too much fun to do any of that. The process of writing on tour is funny= I always think there will be time In The Van (ITV). Much can be accomplished ITV, for instance, to my left we have Tom, who is constructing a graph of some kind. He and I are both attempting to keep up with the school side of things whilst touring, so a lot of schoolin’ happens ITV. It is also a good place to read, make sandwiches, listen to tunes, stare outside, and sleep. Right now Dustin is driving straight into the morning sun (7:45 am) with a windshield covered in dead bug smash stuff. Guts, right? Its nasty. Ohh. Scary. The driver is pissed. Lets talk about something else, shall we?

Last night’s show was fun, yet awkward as many of Manny’s shows seem to be according to our own experience and the combined, conversed about experiences of people at Liz’s & Dean’s house. The band slated to play first were already all set up when we got there, and they proceeded to rock really hard at the word GO from Manny. They were called Shallow Palace from South Carolina. “Nick Painter” was next (two dudes). They played covers & then left. Next was the kid Dean, who played one of those screamingly sweet electric guitar and drum and loop pedal sets that we hear so much about these days. He played violently intense and surprisingly well organized compositions, which were difficult to discern any lyrics from. Probably something about bleeding internally? I really liked his seemingly-destroyed keyboard with high frequency settings that sounded much like a swarm of electronic bees caught in a shitty amp that was plugged in for the first time in a decade. At one point the pizza was acquired, and duly consumed. I had one square piece, which was like a dough pillow with a sauce & cheese hat. I met a lady from Liberia at the bar next door where I bought a six-pack of Yuengling (sp?) for $8. We set up on the floor, and once getting the kids warmed up, had a good dancing time and got really hot and out of breath. The air is hard to breathe in Pittsburgh, so be careful if you are a singer. You might want to lay off the smokes for a week before showing up. Let me see if I can remember the set:

Hum Jam
Berry Can
Ezra Pound
Jap Dad
Shark Suit
The Sun

We stayed over with the wonderful friend family of Dean and had a pretty neat perspective on the ‘Burgh, from the roof of the house. I was told about the G20 protests by people who were actually there, and could see the “Cathedral of Learning”, which is a huge tower which contains part of a university. It was far off, but looked huge. Some of the kids on the roof said they had been teargassed and chased by the police. One said that he didn’t protest the first night, but did the second because the huge police force and the previous night’s brutality seemed like an immediate reason to take to the streets.

12 September 2009


We are going to CMJ this October! Also, playing shows on the way there. I will post the dates later today. This will be our second tour, albeit a short one. Exactly how excited am I? (See above)

22 August 2009

the "original classic"

america knows what it puts in its mouth

telepolice, warlocks, stuffed peppers

grape stems can be saved and used as mood altering jewelry

this little kid holds a shovel up to me and says "i shit myself"

i invite him to garden organically next time

favorites. it depends on the moment. this is not algebra class! things change!

it is not a lie that is the story about a tree growing in a man's lung

living things are, really, everywhere.

where are these huge pipes going? why do they have dials on them? why so much dust?

not even cobwebs creep me out anymore.

not even mummified mice.

just people's problems, because of society.

if you are the guy who has a tree growing in your lung, don't think i mean you.

i think that tree in the lung problem is natural, not societal. uncreepy.

most of the tomatoes are slop now. so far gone that they explode the second you try to pick them up.

their skins just rupture and burst, heavy insides outside now

all over my apron, i stagger back into a stack of broccoli.

some professor i vaguely recognize is shopping carefully carefully.

there are maggots in the walnut skins out at Prairie Hill, and a girl calls them "manics".

07 August 2009

gracefully, ungracefully drawn

The caption which accompanied these two images reads "The diagram was used to teach music to the natives"... A statement which, when couched within the original context, (these photos being of Mission San Antonio- in California) passively suggests that the natives had not yet discovered music until the missionaries arrived, laden with culture with which to "educate" the native populations. Music that is unique to individual cultures is unspeakably valuable. So much original, truly unique music that was made by cultures that are now extinct has been lost; traditional songs and rhythms replaced by songs distributed by missionaries, passed down from hymnals, no longer reflective of the unique experience of being particular people with their own mythologies, histories, languages, etc.

Other Findings:

*While I am in disagreement about the arrangement of fruits on this plane, I do think that it is a nice way of organizing comparisons. From:

I wasn't able to watch this with sound at first, which was an interesting limitation. Want to play around with this:

David Byrne at his SECCA Installation in 2003:

His book: Arboretum was at Emily's house on the Victorian Looking Couch.

And finally, a website that deals with "Music Mapping" in a blog post. Mapping, sequencing, organizing things visually is so interesting to me!

27 July 2009

The promotion of appetite


"Kale in the north is so rare that a hotel in the value kale boiled it, is kind of like the flavor of fragrance, Su Shis Fu connoisseurs, wrote: mushroom strains, such as kale, crisp U.S. Cheek teeth ring. Total lack of taste does not matter to the outside, his hands are also very delicious but also cheap enough volume of Oh! "

1. Block pork hot, remove after the removal of blood, a knife Guajing grease stain on the pig skin, cut into small square
Block, back-wash; onion segments.

1. Tomato paste plus point out the burning flesh compared with red, with crystal sugar than the granulated sugar burn out of good quality and clear

So long gone Also suspected Really go to work tomorrow? Hey. . . It is not good long-ah Recently, a friend do some effort Very angry and very sad, very reluctant to do so Sweet Sweet Honeys life so difficult for you Then eat sweet point Happy to be a quotweet woman O !

Chestnuts from the north since the beginning of the listing, you do not know and I do not like the snacks.
The rain dripping on a dark afternoon, I slowly started stripping for many of the chestnut, with the crackling of the rain think of mind, have a big cup of black tea quietly Tuzhao hot air, feeling as if time has solidified , Jin Xi Xi what?

To prepare a matter of
1, no salt on the butter soften at room temperature.
2, Rose dry crumb with their hands out and calyx, combined with cold water for about 10 minutes.
3, preheat oven
4, prepared to die a few months.

24 July 2009


Can a song be like a "Cabinet of Curiosities"? What is the thread that keeps it all together? Who makes it? Who needs it? Why?

17 June 2009

neo pop police

new definition for the word "nonsensical":

sickle sigh

first baby laugh
brrrrown baaaaaaaarrrkkkk
empty of danger

also contains:

-day old bread
-three day old bread
-hand cookies
-imagination mirrors
-preachy "gods"
-social cues and rulez
-your voice after shutting up once, twice
-a chin up

12 June 2009

o look + say

Helpful internet geniuses bring pronunciation guide to the blog!!!
Emily's amazing designs for tee shirts are becoming stickers!!!
My standing with peed-in pants guy is becoming a tee shirt!!!
Less than a month until release of CD!!!

29 May 2009

The Sugarcubes! I am reminded of my first fascination with Bjork's voice today! Sue Ann gave me a lot of her old LPs from the 80's. The first one we listen to in the heat of the house is The Sugarcubes: Here Today, Tomorrow, Next Week!


09 May 2009

Alive From Off Center, found originally on Metafilter, then Youtube. I like these videos, and the limitations in early video art.

We played at Itchycoo park last night. Funny name, right? It was wonderful. Playing outside is one of the best feelings ever.

30 April 2009

we have had summer, hot & busted!! on its way again. it is too bright for this sweatshirt. my rings are killing me, a thousand dollars. popping off yr skkkkin.
think about it. WHO ARE??

11 March 2009

i miss smoke blind dance hall at 4 am with nestled wiggles (in the corner, kiss)
sounds a lot to me like
basement bliss?
from the basking end over to sudden night
black shirt perfect tee shirt
i love you

04 March 2009

sh-ow Tonight with EXTRA LIFE

and some news. OH NEWS!!

you'll have to find tom and ask him
about it

02 January 2009


to to be true i know i knew
better better
what you want to know
so say saying said to me anything
all over the place
i cannot try to stay out late
when there's a balcony
or sit in the grass
at the same moment as(;)
(examples of ideas about kissing as things blow up In the back ground)
my left hand is fun to touch with a teacup
you have to believe me