Quo Vadimus

Saturday, May 17, 2003


"How was Benchley?"

"Drunk, again."

posted by Linus | 7:50 PM


Words of Wisdom. #006:

BLVR: What kind of materials did you work with? Metal, wood?

JW: I wanted to work on more mid-century modern things like Noel and Herman Miller furniture when I first started apprenticing, but it's the most difficult upholstery you can do - I wasn't experienced enough to get into that yet. Also, the person I apprenticed for in Detroit had the market locked down and I didn't want to compete with him, so I was mostly doing antique furniture, you know, people's settees and chaise lounges and stuff like that. The clientele is mostly older people who could actually afford it, because it's pretty expensive.

BLVR: It's incredibly expensive, isn't it?

JW: Yeah. I initially thought I could hook up my friends with cool furniture, stuff they got at Salvation Army, but I couldn't afford it.

BLVR: Why is it so expensive?

JW: Say you want to re-upholster a couch. The couch is like twelve yards of fabric, and if you've got cheap fabric for $10 a yard (which would be really cheap), that's $120 already. Then it takes 35-40 hours of work to upholster a couch, so even if you work for $10 an hour, it would end up being like $560 to do a couch, not counting the padding, the cushion, all that stuff. So you couldn't just cut a deal; you can't upholster someone's couch for less than $1,000.

posted by Linus | 12:55 PM


I Like These Records, Do You Like These Records?, first in a series. #001: Eleventh Dream Day - Lived To Tell (1991, Atlantic).

If you get this and don't like it, I will eat my shoe.

posted by Linus | 11:59 AM

Thursday, May 15, 2003


X = {a, b, c, d, e, ...}

P(X) = { {a}, {a, b}, {b, c, e}, {a, c}, {e}, . . .}

posted by Linus | 6:55 PM


Members Only.

posted by Linus | 10:58 AM


I saved Yeli Dnye. What did you ever do?

posted by Linus | 9:57 AM


Words of Wisdom. #005:

"The New Pornographers, "The Laws Have Changed," from Electric Version (Matador) Neko Case pipes in the background like an organ. Then, as a multiple exposure, she's high above the music, singing down to a single image of herself. Male voices take over the blips in the background as Case goes back to the sky. "So all hail--What will be revealed today," she trills, but, as on the New Pornographers' Mass Romantic, she's the revelation, and coming out of this band there's no sound richer than hers abroad in the land today." - Greil Marcus, "Real Life Rock Top 10", citypages.com, 5/14/03.

posted by Linus | 8:57 AM



Not a jerk?
Oh well, whatever, the book is pretty good.

posted by Linus | 8:23 AM

Wednesday, May 14, 2003


"Make a slur at the copper. I want to get things all loosey-goosey."

posted by Linus | 9:47 AM

Tuesday, May 13, 2003


posted by Linus | 1:10 PM


New movie Tuesday. Where is Orny now?

posted by Linus | 7:35 AM

Monday, May 12, 2003



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