Thursday, October 4, 2007

these things what occupy mines brain

Ever since the concert last week I haven't been able to stop thinking about Arcade Fire. I think I have a problem. I can't even listen to their music, because ten seconds into each song I want to hear a different song. I need to figure out a way to listen to all their songs at once. More than once a day I check ebay to try to find the silk-screened poster I foolishly passed up at the show. I'm also considering buying magazines with articles about the band and maybe even a pin to cover up the hole that was accidentally burned into my grey jacket by an errant spark way back in March. That would be fitting too because I got this jacket in Montreal and that's where Arcade Fire is from. Hmmm, I'm liking this idea more and more.

My second obsession is the Colorado Rockies of the Major Baseball League. We're only two days in but so far this has been a great playoff season. I'm a total bandwagoner for the Rockies. My beloved Minnesota Twins' season was over before it started, and aside from the Bees I haven't really had a team to root for this year. A couple weeks ago my idiot brother moved to Denver and he didn't really have anything to do so he'd watch Rockies games every night and he'd call me and be like "Dude! Check out these Rockies!" and since we get all the Rockies games in Salt Lake I'd be like "Okay!" So anyway, I've been a Rockies fan for all of two weeks but whatever. Such an exciting young team. They've really captured my imagination.

Oh hey! I just remembered that I've been to a Rockies game. Hang on a second...

Holy shit that's the jacket I was just talking about!!!

My last obsession-of-the-moment is the art of Josh Howard. I'm borrowing this picture from his website to dramatize this point.

I love this guy's style. I have a sketchbook and I've been trying to copy his stuff just for fun. If I really concentrate I can do okay, but I'm not at the point where I can free-hand a Josh Howard-esque babe, yet. I just bought the first volume of his comic, Dead @ 17. I don't know if I'll like it or not but at least I can enjoy the pretty pictures.


  1. Looks like the I Dream of Jeannie intro.

  2. It sort of does, in the grand scheme of things.

  3. B, I understand your obsession with Arcade Fire. I've been the same way since last week. Beyond words.