sing for absolution


I think my ovaries just shriveled up and died. Ew:
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In a more comforting Halloween picture:
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This is how a commander in chief is supposed to act, apparently.


Hi, meet my life partner, Ann. We are going to have a thousand babies together. Oh, we have to wait because right now she is filming a show called America's Next Top Model.

Oh. my. god.

In better video news, check out my husband Jack in "Jolene" and the new Scissor Sisters video directed by John Cameron Mitchell.

Why is Ashley Olsen stealing my look?

Look, a new ipod! Tee hee.

So, so, wrong. And so, so, brilliant.


I also have had time to scour the internet for music downloads. Got some good stuff. For your information: here is what is on heavy rotation on my soon-to-be broken ipod. They all come highly reccomended, so start dropping these names:

Sikworm, It'll Be Cool

Blonde Redhead, Misery Is Butterfly%@

Helio Sequence, Love and Distance

Action Action, Don't Cut Your Hair To This Year's Fashion*

Brand New, Your Favorite Weapon*

The Go! Team, Junior Kickstart

Plus/Minus, You Are Here

Bloc Party, Bloc Part EP

Coheed & Cambria, In Keep Secrets of Silent Earth 3*

Interpol, Antics+

A.C. Newman, The Slow Wonder@

The Faint, Wet From Birth

Statistics, Leave Your Name+

Arcade Fire, Funeral%

Deerhoof, Bibbidi babbidi Boo

Super Furry Animals, Phantom Power

Sons and Daughters, Love the Cup@

Taking Back Sunday, Where You Want to Be*

The Streets, A Grand Don't Come for Free

The Music, Welcome to the North+

Saves the Day, Stay What You Are*

Misfits, Legacy of Brutality

Ted Leo/Pharmacists, Shake the Sheets

Sneaker Pimps, Bloodsport

Spoon, Kill the Moonlight

Beulah, Yoko/John Peel Sessions

Social Distortion, Love, Sex & Rock n Roll*

Ratatat, Ratatat

The Blood Brothers, Crimes

Snow Patrol, Final Straw

Q and Not U, Power*

The Velvet Teen, Elysium

RJD2, Since We Last Spoke

John Vanderslice, Time Travel is Lonely%

Le Tigre, This Island@

Placebo, Sleeping With Ghosts

Rilo Kiley, More Adventurous+

Mewithoutyou, Catch For Us the Foxes

Neutral Milk Hotel, In the Aeroplane over the Sea@

Quasi, The Sword of God

The Most Secret Method, Get Lovely

The New Pornographers, Mass Romantic/ Electric Version+%@

*especially recommended for Erin

+especially recommended for Mike

%especially recommended for Brandon

@especially recommneded for Corry

Update on my sick day: It's been good so far. I drifted in and out of consciousness while watching That's My Baby featuring a French bulldog, the E! True Hollywood story of New Kids on the Block, and just watched the Ab Fab episode where they go to Morocco and sell Saffron into the white slave trade. Next up: washing my dishes and paying some bills. It's a party up in here!

The new photo ipod. I'm not so excited about the photo option, but more on the 60MB storage space. When they have the option of crack cocaine or crumb-topped doghnut storage, I'm game.

This is me in 10 years.

Check out the best political blogs.

If you know what's good for you, then download The Unicorn's masterpiece, Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone. Also, a track from the Futureheads, Piece of Crap.

As I predicted, The Go! Team is really kick-ass. However, this album seems to be hard to find.

I never thought I'd hear myself saying this, but Eminem's video for "Mosh" is really affecting and powerful. It seems weird that it came out about 5 seconds before the election. Read about it and watch it here.

In "me" news I am home and taking the day off because I am feeling like my body is housing some sort of intergalactic war. As is every time I take a sick day, I have immense guilt and can never really truly relax and do what I should be doing, which is trying to get better. Really, truly relaxing is something I actually do not know how to do.

Help! I need suggestions on nonfiction stuff to read. It could be on anything. maybe not so much about politics right now. Give me some titles.


Some irrelevant reading:

-The top ten worst Interpol lyrics.

-Brooklyn is officially too hip: a new show called Cobble Hill will be like an hour-long Friends.

-now you can get coaching to help with your personal ad.

-a look at college counseling services

good analysis of Ashlee's career suicide.

Coming very soon: new interviews, my thoughts on several new "hot" bands, and the premier of a new section where I tell people how they should live their lives.

Meanwhile, read this article and see if you makes you as irritated as it made me.

Republicans urge minorities to get out and vote on November 3..


I was all set for the campiness of Manhunt, and thought it would be equal to America’s Next Top Model, which is suprisingly entertaining. What we have a crappy produced show that has men declaring that they want to “get with some chicks”, scolded for being “sissy boys” and talking about a female model’s breasts with her in the room. The ironic thing is, these men are looking and acting like the gayest things alive.Then there's Team America. I was so excited for this, because I find Trey Parker and Matt Stone to be quite intelligent and actually have quite a good take on homophobia. However, this movie found the word “fag” many times and had a bit about same-sex fellatio that had no pay-off and was in it for the sake of humor. Humor, in that “oh my god! That’s soooo gay! Gross!” type of way. Quite the disappointment. Stick to South Park (ps fyi, new season on Wednesday).

The Apprentice: I am not going to get into the sad excuse for “business woman” (or women for that matter) but one woman was cristicized for having both brains and personality, because that is “trouble”. Um…

This whole Bill O'Reilly scandal. I love how journalists are digging up information on the woman to find out if this is some sort of "revenge". Or that she "took things the wrong way". Because you know, most of the time women make this stuff up for attention or because they are catty. Some just need the attention.

After explaining these observations, someone told me to basically “lighten up” and to stop overanalyzing, and if I analyze everything, I won’t be able to enjoy it. Please, just to know, that is the most insulting and infuriating thing I had heard in a long time. Note to everyone I know and every person I have met or will meet: please don’t ever try to invalidate my feelings on these issues or just because it is popular, doesn’t mean it has to be mainstream.

Tomorrow is Tuesday, and that means new releases.

The most important is Dawn of the Dead. What an experience. It is rare that a horror movie really gets under my skin.
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It was this one and The Ring that really did so. I wasn’t outwardly scared, but it made me so agitated to find the resolution. Furthermore, apocolyptic moviews intrigue me. The best scene of this movie is when the (awesome) Sarah Polley walks out of her house and sees the whole neighborhood in absolute chaos. Brilliant.

Autolux is a band I have heard so much buzz about that I decided they are already on their way out. That’s how quick hype is!

Soledad Brothers: Voice of Treason. These guys rose to some popularity with the whole-blues-rock-Detroit-jack White is hot period. But they are pretty good, and more actual blues than the White Stripes.

Ulysses: 010. Your run of the mill, male indie rock, insightful lyrics. You’ve heard this before, but they do it well, so why not check it out?

Coming soon: many more interviews and a new feature where I give people directions on how they should be living their lives.

If you subscrive to emusic, you can use it for free for two weeks and get 50 free downloads. Just cancel your subscription before two weeks. Sweet!

Great. Someone got my page after googling for teenage porn. I gotta get this off of search engines

I just had a full-on temper tantrum because I don't live in NY anymore and I can't go to the previews on La Cage aux Folles. Woe is me.

Who is leaving NYU?

So what's up with this?

President Bush has announced his plan to select Dr. W. David Hager to head up the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Reproductive Health Drugs Advisory Committee. The committee has not met for more than two years, during which time its charter lapsed. As a result, the Bush Administration is tasked with filling all eleven positions with new members. This position does not require Congressional approval.The FDA's Reproductive Health Drugs Advisory Committee makes crucial decisions on matters relating to drugs used in the practice of obstetrics, gynecology and related specialties, including hormone therapy, contraception, treatment for infertility, and medical alternatives to surgical procedures for sterilization and pregnancy termination.

Dr. Hager is the author of "As Jesus Cared for Women: Restoring Women Then and Now." The book blends biblical accounts of Christ healing women with case studies from Hager's practice. His views of reproductive health care are far outside the mainstream for reproductive technology.

Dr. Hager is a practicing OB/GYN who describes himself as "pro-life" and refuses to prescribe contraceptives to unmarried women.

In the book Dr. Hager wrote with his wife, entitled "Stress and the Woman's Body," he suggests that women who suffer from premenstrual syndrome should seek help from reading the bible and praying. As an editor and contributing author of "The Reproduction Revolution: A Christian Appraisal of Sexuality Reproductive Technologies and the Family," Dr. Hager appears to have endorsed the medically inaccurate assertion that the common birth control pill is an abortifacient.


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