Give me a G, A, Y!

May 30, 2007

I’ve been in a buying music up to the wazoo kind of mood lately. How can I help it if almost all my favorites folks are releasing new cds, from Bjork, Tori Amos, Ozomatli, Rufus Wainwright, and Blonde Redhead to name a few, and there’s new folks like Ditty Bops, and without the network it takes a bit more effort to download these artists. Maybe if I wanted Jessica Simpson’s latest album or something that would be a bit easier to acquire through…um…questionable means, but I don’t so I’ve just been hauling my ass and my precarious budget to the record store. However, once I get there I almost always forget the majority of what I want to buy and end up getting random shit because I’m already in this uber-consumerism mode. Any way, here are some absoultely delightful album covers from recent purchases I have made.

Exhibit #1

How gay (I mean it in the best way possible)! Confiding from one gay thing to another, I must commend this photo! So sassy, and I love his shoes, and how that animal thing he’s riding (it looks like a cross-between a baby deer and a bunny) has a bubble butt.

Exhibit #2

I bought this record in the bargain bin at Amoeba Records. This is the classic 1984 album, the only Jackson 5 album to include 6 Jackson brothers (the math is crazy I know!). However, Wikipedia tells me that there was tension between theml during recording and as a result view publicity photos of all of them together were taken, which explains why this magnificent drawing was made! It looks like the cover of a gay sci-fi smuttly romance novel.

I love pointing out the gayness in things and everyone. It makes me happy I guess because I secretly think everyone is queer until proven straight and even then I don’t believe it, and think they just have a beard, since queer can encompass so many different things and different levels of attraction and what not.

This is my first attempt at curation, and hopefully I’ll add to this collection! Should it be simply album covers that I like, that are ridiculous or that are teething with gay innuendo? Only time will tell!

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Since I’ve been home, all I’ve been craving to do is watch Arrested Development. Regular television is pretty depressing and awful, and I like awful TV so that’s a lot for me to say. I don’t know, maybe it’s the idea that I am home indefinitely which makes me hesitant to fall into my old habits. Usually, when I’m home from school A) I’ve been deprived from a steady diet of trashy, cable TV and therefore binge B) It’s easier to “waste” hours watching an ANTM marathon when you know you’re going to get back to doing work. What’s wrong with consuming trashiness when it’s only in moderation? But now when I tune into say a “Flavor of Love” marathon, I can imagine myself doing it for days, which becomes weeks, months, etc. There’s no end in sight!

However, that’s all a bit of a lie. Even though I stopped watching large amounts of TV (except for my newest weakness, marathons of “Girls Next Door”. I have a thing for marathons if you can’t tell), I still watch lots of shows (and my lots of shows I mean lots of Arrested Development). I get really bored and this is all I want to do. The boredom is not from a lack of things I need to do. There’s plenty of stuff I should be doing from doing laundry, unpacking, etc. or researching, applying to shit, finding jobs, you doing the things that might lead me to actually doing something post-graduation, and rendering my stay at home no longer indefinite. But instead I lie around and languish for something to entertain me. Oh well.

Since I’m on the topic of procrastination, now that I have all the time in the world I barely watch any YouTube. Is it because I’m not around a bunch of people telling me about new videos? Or is it because I don’t have a thesis to procrastinate on? While I was in my darkest hour with thesis and school work….a cesspool of despair if you will, me and YouTube were BFF. The random ass things I would think to look up and delight it when I found them! But now it’s all blah. There’s no spark to our relationship anymore. I know YouTube is still wonderful…so is it just me?

Anyway, back to the heart of the post…Arrested Development is almost everything I could ever want in a sitcom. It joins the pantheon of other such high quality yet randomly selected shows such as Scrubs, Family Guy, Home Movies, and Sifl’n’Olly, that are exactly what I find funny, and I can’t really explain why. Maybe because these shows are incredibly silly and seem really random, when in actuality they’re incredibly clever? That sounds good.

Chicken Dance

What keeps me going…

Recent college graduate, self-absorbed, aimless and directionless.

At 4’11” beware, cuz I am the Yellow Peril. Other yellow comments I like to go by: “My cup brimmeth over with yellow rage” and “I am as yellow as the day is long” (though I do not actually know the length of yellow required to be the equivalent of 24 hours).