I have a lot of things that I’ve been liking in the last year, but they don’t have a particular order…. so here’s Some Things I’ve Been Into In 2010:
-I really feel good watching the Hot New DANCE CRAZE based on the Weekend at Bernie’s star, Bernie. It’s called “Movin’ Like Bernie,” and it gives me warm chills. With all the terrible re-hashing of old movies over the last ten years, it’s nice to see the 80s influence take a turn for the best. I like relaxing my eyes and watching the people-blobs bulge around.
-I didn’t hear a record this year I liked as much as Prince’s Around the World in a Day, so I’m giving record of the year to Prince. I can be in any mood and get something out of this record- which has led to it playing about a million times in the last 2 weeks alone. Other noteworthy soul-fillin’ musical chunks lately are Wulomei and LIITAL (thanks awesometapesfromafrica!).
-Ian Ferguson is one of my favorite people and favorite artists. Check out his painting “Dueling Krysler Town and Country (Mac and Cheese Buffet Pt.2).” The explanations are key to understanding all the awesome shit going on in every painting. hydeONart.com is where you’ll find Hermtroglodites getting each other pregnant and eating too many McRibs, or fighting to get in the line of the buffet.
-I like being sad a lot, and this winter is already a big sad salad. Living in Portland in the winter, all the sadness comes inside to get warm in the winter (like spiders), and it lives in your bedroom with you and sticks to your clothes and makes everything harder to do. Feels real good to just soak it in. I went through a real awesome period walking around at night rotating 36 Chambers, the Black Album, and Steve Reich’s Four Organs. I’ll recommend that trio to anyone on earth who likes being sad.
-Man, I really love lamps and mirrors. When I was a kid, I thought that the light section in department stores and malls was what heaven looked like- overwhelming and uncomfortably bright. I was always drawn to it in a weird sickening-but-delightful way. Lately I’ve been trying to recreate that feeling, with a little bit of Susperia involved with all these mirrors and lamps in my house. The more it becomes that weird version of heaven, the less likely my friends will come over, but the more likely I’ll get to live in my sickening heaven. Every man for himself!