Four Eyed Monsters

“They have four eyes, two mouths, eight limbs that wrap around themselves. It’s disgusting!” Arin says, as we see images of couples throughout New York City. “But I can’t help but envy them.”

Arin is a wannabe filmmaker and highly inexperienced with love, despite the fact that he spends most of his time editing wedding videos. In one of the most populous cities in the world, he is alone and tormented by the beautiful women he sees everywhere. He turns to the Internet.

Susan is an art school graduate working as a waitress and suffering from a lack of inspiration. She receives a message from Arin, but since she’s tired of dating, especially online, she suggests that he should just stop by her work.

Arin is too shy to introduce himself. So instead, he follows her home without her knowing and emails her pictures of her mundane daily trudge. She is intrigued.

They decide to meet up, but in an attempt to keep their interaction interesting, they make a pact to not speak to one another. As their romance develops, they only write, draw, email, text, have sex, instant message, and make videos for each other. No talking.

Susan’s creative clouds begin to lift, and Arin’s dry spell has ended. Unfortunately, a new world of more complicated problems is discovered, and they are forced to deal with intimacy as they meld together and create a monster.

Scrap House

This all happened over a year ago but it’s news to me.

Rethinking a standard single-family home floor plan, the ScrapHouse Design Team generated an elegant design solution, inspired by the abundance of scrap material. Every material, from the foundation to the front door, was reclaimed and re-used.

(…) The team spent three weeks scouring the Bay Area for building materials, furnishings and finishes; purchasing new only hardware and fasteners. Some salvaged materials were re-used for their intended purpose, while others were reincarnated in unusual ways.

The (…) final challenge was a two-week blitz build, kicking off the last week of May and concluding with the public opening of the house itself on June 2, 2005.

More Often Than Not

photo credit: Scott Robinson

Hibernation, hyper nation. The inevitable is forgettable.
Rhythm and rhyme pass the time as dusks dream of dawning

Yeah whatever here’s some jazz you might like. Substitute for holiday tunes and hang in there with me, we’ll get through this together. Can you handle an hour of hastily hacked together jazzers, like torn bits of pages from the Great American Songbook glued ransom-note-style across your ears? Probably.

Tracklist

  • 0:00 Wait Till You See Him – Ella Fitzgerald
  • 1:28 Moon Love – Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle (vocals)
  • 4:19 Rockin’ In Rhythm – Duke Ellington
  • 7:31 Deep Purple – Artie Shaw & Helen Forrest (vocals)
  • 10:41 Body And Soul – Coleman Hawkins
  • 13:41 Autumn Leaves – Artie Shaw
  • 17:10 When It’s Sleepy Time Down South – Louis Armstrong
  • 20:30 Shaw Nuff – Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker
  • 24:45 I Know That You Know – Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie & Sony Stitt
  • 30:12 I’m Always True To You In My Fashion – Ella Fitzgerald
  • 33:00 God Bless The Child – Billie Holiday
  • 35:53 In The Still Of The Night – Charlie Parker
  • 39:15 The Lady’s In Love – Maynard Ferguson
  • 41:51 On The Street Where You Live – Stan Kenton
  • 44:08 Sweetie Pie – Stan Getz
  • 46:37 And The Angels Sing – Benny Goodman & Martha Tilton (vocals)
  • 49:47 Night And Day – Charlie Parker
  • 52:37 Struttin’ With Some Barbeque – Louis Armstrong
  • 55:31 Goodnight, My Love – Benny Goodman
  • 58:36 Shiny Stockings – Count Basie

P.S., there’s extra material in the podcast: alternate interpretations of a few tunes and some bad studio takes. You know what to do.

Previously: Summery

Update: Thanks to Christoph there’s a cue sheet available if you dig that kind of thing.

More Often Than Not

photo credit: Scott Robinson

Hibernation, hyper nation. The inevitable is forgettable.
Rhythm and rhyme pass the time as dusks dream of dawning

Yeah whatever here’s some jazz you might like. Substitute for holiday tunes and hang in there with me, we’ll get through this together. Can you handle an hour of hastily hacked together jazzers, like torn bits of pages from the Great American Songbook glued ransom-note-style across your ears? Probably.

Tracklist

  • 0:00 Wait Till You See Him – Ella Fitzgerald
  • 1:28 Moon Love – Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle (vocals)
  • 4:19 Rockin’ In Rhythm – Duke Ellington
  • 7:31 Deep Purple – Artie Shaw & Helen Forrest (vocals)
  • 10:41 Body And Soul – Coleman Hawkins
  • 13:41 Autumn Leaves – Artie Shaw
  • 17:10 When It’s Sleepy Time Down South – Louis Armstrong
  • 20:30 Shaw Nuff – Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker
  • 24:45 I Know That You Know – Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie & Sony Stitt
  • 30:12 I’m Always True To You In My Fashion – Ella Fitzgerald
  • 33:00 God Bless The Child – Billie Holiday
  • 35:53 In The Still Of The Night – Charlie Parker
  • 39:15 The Lady’s In Love – Maynard Ferguson
  • 41:51 On The Street Where You Live – Stan Kenton
  • 44:08 Sweetie Pie – Stan Getz
  • 46:37 And The Angels Sing – Benny Goodman & Martha Tilton (vocals)
  • 49:47 Night And Day – Charlie Parker
  • 52:37 Struttin’ With Some Barbeque – Louis Armstrong
  • 55:31 Goodnight, My Love – Benny Goodman
  • 58:36 Shiny Stockings – Count Basie

P.S., there’s extra material in the podcast: alternate interpretations of a few tunes and some bad studio takes. You know what to do.

Previously: Summery

Update: Thanks to Christoph there’s a cue sheet available if you dig that kind of thing.