Tuesday, January 31, 2006

dem bones


-- from a nameless yeast

the McMillan Reservoir Sand Filtration Site, a DC historical landmark. Come for the water, stay for the sand.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Thursday, January 26, 2006

"let's quit our jobs and find a farmer's market and buy some peaches"


"let's quit our jobs and find a farmer's market and buy some peaches"
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

Jakuta and Carl opened up for The Picture is Dead last night at DC9. Jakuta is kind of an avant-garde new wave lounge singer performance artist, and Carl is his laptop. He opened up his set sitting at the edge of the stage crying into his hands muttering over and over, "God help us all," although at first I thought he was saying, "Gotta have a song". Maybe we're both right. He seems like a smooth guy when you meet him but for his act he plays at some stew of awkward foreign mentally challenged person without rhythm or tune. His songs are about feelings - "exploding hearts" is one title - and he's a welcome antidote to 21st century hipster irony - emotion is masked through layers of irony of course - "ineptitude", "gq style," (shades of Andy Kaufman) but his sincerity shows despite the act, or the act is a way for him to comfortable express sincerity in an ironic hipster world. Fascinating and likeable, at least for those audiences members who didn't walk out in befuddlement. Poor things.

" I did. They had so much fun, today I'm taking them to the beach!"


" I did. They had so much fun, today I'm taking them to the beach!"
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

empty room


empty room
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

This message is to inform you that THE PICTURE IS DEAD will be performing at DC9 on Wednesday the 25th of January at 9 PM.

The cover charge is $7.

The band members are BRYAN CORNELL, SAM SERAFY, PATRICK TIMONY, and JAMES WOLF.

To hear what we sound like, visit www.pictureisdead.com or www.myspace.com/thepictureisdead.

The band will play along with projected images by PAT PADUA.

Joining us will be the bands SPANORB (aka DJ Panic) and JAKUTA AND CARL.


DC9
1940 9th Street, NW, (9th & Florida)
Washington, DC
www.dcnine.com

Thursday, January 19, 2006

51% U.S. Grant, 52% Britney Spears, 100% Yeast


the glamorous life w/a nameless yeast
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

I was desperate for lip balm one evening and all my friend had was Burt's Bees lip gloss (pimped here).

So I ran this through the beta face recognition software at my heritage, which matches you up against a database of 2400 celebrities (not sure if Henny Youngman is among them). Among the matches this picture got me:

Naomi Watts - 62%
Wole Soyinka (?) - 61%
Britney Spears - 52%
MalcolmMacDowell - 52%
Ulysees S. Grant - 51%
Tennessee Williams - 50%

results have varied even on the same pic, so it must be learning - last night the top two celebs were reversed, and Madonna clocked in right between US Grant and Tennessee Williams. I'm relieved to know i have not yet lost my Britneyesque charm.

endless sleep and sizzle


endless sleep and sizzle
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Friday, January 13, 2006

Thursday, January 12, 2006

come on come on to my house we're gonna slash our stomachs becase we're ashamed



Iggy Pop with Dinah Shore and Rosemary Clooney.
Click on them for a clip, and feel alright!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Thursday, January 05, 2006

the agony of defeat


the agony of defeat
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

I am haunted by a persistent memory from my childhood: the spectre of Dan Haggerty on the Battle of the Network Stars. He was heroic on the tug-of-war fields, gamely biting his lip in a passion germane to the era and long lost in this age of irony; but alas, he met his match in the form of that infernal technological monstrosity: the pinball machine. Howard Cosell offered instant exegesis as Haggerty stared up at the inhuman beast: the mountain man, blessed of human strength and Emersonian self-reliance, was felled by modernity. And that's the story of the Unabomber.

darkness and doubt


darkness and doubt
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

why my photographs are bad. 1. placing a picture



A book called "Why my photographs are good" moved me to seek out it's inspiration, this guide to better photographs. Naturally, most if not all of the rules of good photography as set forth in 1902 have been broken freely and for deliberate aesthetic effect in the subsequent century and change.

Monday, January 02, 2006