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Thursday, November 30, 2000
I'm listening to The Negro Problem right now. They're a band out of LA that does some pretty cool, superthick harmony ballady type stuff. Despite their ironic name and clever lyricism I find myself wondering if these guys are simply the Air Supply of this generation. "Are The Negro Problem Simply the Air Supply of Today's Now Generation?" That's got a nice ring to it. It might make a good article, perhaps an article I will write. In fact, forget you ever read this so that when I do write the article it will seem fresh and new.

So, yeah, I was listening to my homie Conrad's band And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead specifically their album called "Madonna" and I have to admit, I'm starting to get heavily into a certain section on the cd. It's around the song "Aged Dolls" and continues through "A Perfect Teenhood" It's just a nice set of sounds, an interesting set of sounds. I'd never really noticed how much of this mini-orchestra is being used there, violins and horns and other gay instruments.

Yeah, I'm also thinking of doing a whole Acid Radio episode on the word "gay" but I'll talk more about that lately.
posted by wil forbis 11/30/2000 06:49:27 PM

Wednesday, November 29, 2000
Man, you wanna know what film not to see on video (or anywhere else)? "Amos and Andrew" starring Samuel L. Jackson and Nicholas Cage. What a piece of crap. As a comedy it was a failure. As a bold statement about race relations it was a failure. As an action adventure it was a failure. Perhaps the only thing that wasn't lame about the whole film was the Sir Mix-A-Lot song that came on at the end and even it was only mildly amusing.

Speaking of movie theme songs I was thinking a while back while watching Rambo that more movie soundtracks should have songs with lyrics talking directly about the movie. Like Die Hard II would be something like:

He's Dying Hard

For the second time

Ain't gonna be your bitch

You dirty Frenchman

just an idea...

posted by wil forbis 11/29/2000 08:12:30 PM

Tuesday, November 28, 2000
Well, I've had a cold lately so I stayed home today. It gave me a chance to watch The Regis Show (or whatever it's called now that Kathy Lee is gone) and who of all motherfuckers was the guest co-host but Sisqo! (I believe that's how he spells it.) It was pretty funny stuff, especially when he was explaining to that square Regis that he had friends who practiced the art of "thuggary." Who's gonna be next. Too Short? Snoop Dogg?

Really makes you think. I can remember hearing Straight Outta Compton in the late eighties and thinking, "well, this is amusing but these guys aren't go anywhere with this kind of language." But look where they are now. Dre's a top producer, Cube's an actor, Easy's dead from AIDS... who woulda thunk it?

It's funny how you don't really notice the subtle little changes that occur in culture as they happen, but you watch an old TV show from the eighties or listen to an album, and suddenly they're quite noticeable.
posted by wil forbis 11/28/2000 10:09:06 PM

Monday, November 27, 2000
Well, it's been awhile since my last blog. I'm sure thousands of you are waiting with bated breath.

Took the Thanksgiving break to drive up to Seattle and get the last of my stuff out of storage. While up there I stopped off at Fallout Records to see if the new Eightball was out. As to be expected, it wasn't. (For those who are unaware, I'm referring to the comic book "Eightball" not the combination of heroin and cocaine. I certainly wouldn't buy my drugs at Fallout! With their prices?!) I did pick up a few interesting zines though, and a book about Lester Bangs. Bangs, it seems to me, would be a worthwhile candidate for the
Interesting Motherfuckers section of Acid Logic, but with his recent representation in "Almost Famous" and this new biography, I suspect that he will soon become a retro celebrity of the moment and people will only think I did it to cash in on his second wave of popularity. Thus I probably won't go through with it.
posted by wil forbis 11/27/2000 11:24:44 AM

Tuesday, November 21, 2000
Hey, Pete. If you happen to be reading this, I made some changes to the blogger account today and you won't be able to update yours til I get home and fix it, probably sometime late tonight. Sorry 'bout that.

For some reason I flashed on the name Tom Tsuha just now. He was some japanese kid in high school that this friend of mine, Gail... Gail somethingother had a crush on. She told me a story about how she had written his name on her english book and the teacher noticed and said "Gail, why is Tom's name on your book?" and of course she didn't have a very good answer and it became painfully apparent that she had a crush on him to the entire class. To make matters worse, that motherfucker Tom Tsuha was in the class! Damn. I pity the fool that has a crush on Tom Tsuha.

Kawasaki... I think that was her name, Gail Kawasaki.
posted by wil forbis 11/21/2000 06:14:13 PM

posted by wil forbis 11/21/2000 06:07:33 PM

Monday, November 20, 2000
Well the blogger site has been down for several days, thus preventing me from updating my web log. It's a shame really, I had many insightful comments during that time, but now they are lost forever. I weep not so much for myself, but for future generations who will not be able to gleen knowledge from the many wise thoughts I had during that period.

Which is why I've decide to sue Blogger for various damages incurred during this downtime. I feel the loss of my self expression and the accompanying emotional damages are good for about 10,000$ and have informed the Blogger people of such. If you would like to sign on to a class action lawsuit I'm starting for people who experienced the pain and suffering of not being able to enjoy my musings over the past few days, please contact me after the show.
posted by wil forbis 11/20/2000 09:58:31 PM

Are you working, blogger?
posted by wil forbis 11/20/2000 09:53:44 PM

Friday, November 17, 2000
It dawned on me while walking to work today that I really don't care who becomes President. They can elect Howard the Duck for all I care.

I really feel this workday will end with a martini at Marilyn's, a rather tragic sports bars nearby that serves the various state worker drones on the area. Yes indeedy.
posted by wil forbis 11/17/2000 04:27:12 PM

Thursday, November 16, 2000
I realized walking to work this morning that I no longer care who's going to be president.
They can elect Howard the Duck for all I care.

posted by wil forbis 11/16/2000 11:10:32 PM

Tuesday, November 14, 2000
Well, at certain points today, I found myself flashing back on scenes from "Requiem for a Dream" so perhaps I have to rethink my disparging review (see below.) Nonetheless, I think it was the visual trickier that impressed me, more than the story or moral or any of that.

Carrying on with my discussion of the show "Friends", I think I'm starting to realize that each of the main characters is actually a recreation of some seventies name actor. As I've mentioned before, Lisa Kudrow is the nineties version of Terri Garr. You have to look, but you can see traces of Margo Kidder in Courteney Cox. I haven't figured out Jennifer Anniston yet, maybe the chick who played daisy Duke on the "Dukes of Hazard"? As for the men: Mathew Perry... perhaps Richard Dreyfuss. David Schwimmer's a tough one, for some reason I want to go with Woody Allen but that doesn't really add up. And I'm blanking for a seventies incarnation of the dude who plays Joey.

Obviously I need to work on this a little further, but rest assured, I will. I feel this study is of vital importance to society. I must continue my work.
posted by wil forbis 11/14/2000 10:27:50 PM

Monday, November 13, 2000
Saw "Requiem for a Dream" tonight at Sacramento's delightful Crest Theatre. (On a side note, do check out The Crest's website, which is quite nice despite its use of tiny fonts.) I dunno... that film just didn't do it for me even though it had several elements I love in films (self destructive characters, drug use and a half naked Jennifer Connelly.) It just seemed really pointless, like the director was trying to shove a bunch of disturbing scenes upon his audience and watch them cringe. Some of the flim editing was nice, and Marlon Wayans took a surprising turn in a serious role, but I guess I've had my fill of "extremely attractive junkie" films. Just once I'd like to see a film with really junkies, the pock marked, vomit stained creatures that they are. Even in the depths or her addiction, I still thought Jennifer Connelly was pretty babelike (I thought so ever since seeing her in "Creepers" an entertaining sci-fi bug film from the mid-eighties.)

I guess lately I've been yearning for films that have a more realistic look to them. Films where all the clothes aren't freshly pressed and the hair hasn't been done recently by a stylist. "Requiem" came across as such a conglomeration of politically correct cliches - the rich but unloved girl who turns to drugs, the racist Southerners, the black and white friendship forged on the streets of Brooklyn - and its sense of reality seemed even more lost. After the dirge of junkie films in the past ten years, it's becoming harder and harder for me to sympathize with these characters.

You want a good junkie film? Check out Jesus' Son. Funny, well acted and with an ending that quite different from most druggie films.
posted by wil forbis 11/13/2000 11:30:57 PM

You know, on a certain level, I'm starting to get disenchanted with this whole blogger thing. I happened to read the New Yorker article about blogger, and it just seemed like most of the people involved were kind of boring. And it mentioned how so many blogs are just pointless rambling about homework or crushes on people no-one knows. Even when I go out surfing for blogs it's hard to find a really entertaining one. Most of it's so... dull.

I dunno, maybe I'm dull as well. But how many dull people do you know that are currently spooning brains out of a live sheep's head and eating them?
posted by wil forbis 11/13/2000 11:13:11 PM

Sunday, November 12, 2000
Duel of the Crazy Motherfuckers

I was at the local Starbucks this morning and there was this great deranged guy sitting outside, just rambling away about his schizophrenic delusions. He spoke with a great confidence, he really reminded me of one of these freaky radio hosts like Art Bell. This guy really would've been a great talk show host and I've long advocated the idea of gathering up schizophrenics and giving them their own shows. Radio KRZE - All schizophrenics all the time!

What was great is that the local Starbucks bum was there and he was obviously pissed off that this guy was invading his turf. I think he realized deep down that he would never be able compete with level of schizophrenic wackiness this new new guy was spouting out. I wanted to see the local guy go up to the new wacko and say "Look, man. I'm the crazy motherfucker around here, you dig?" Then they could have some sort of crazy motherfucker duel, judged on by the patrons of Starbucks. Like the freestyle contests they have in rap music.

Life would be so much more interesting if those sorts of things happened.
posted by wil forbis 11/12/2000 12:56:06 PM

Friday, November 10, 2000
I"m sitting here listening to this Bullet Boys cd I found in a cardboard box. Weird... I can remember when these guys came out with that "Smooth Up In Ya" song... and it was huge! And now it's like "Who are these motherfuckers?" The lead singer really had a third rate David Lee Roth thing going, though I once heard he was a great guitar player.

I gotta tell you, I was fascinated by the whole LA strip thing when I was 18 or so. Just seemed like that was the place to go for mindless hedonism and rock and roll. I was actually living in LA at the time too, but was too young to get into any of the bars.

posted by wil forbis 11/10/2000 08:52:57 PM

Wednesday, November 08, 2000
Man, this is pretty crazy shit with the election and all. I went in on Tuesday and voted, but I got to be honest, I didn't know who half the choices were. There was a whole slew of Third Party and write in candidates I didn't even recognize! Browne, Hagelin, McReynolds... who are these guys?

And whose this Bush cat? Like Americans would ever elect anyone with that name...
posted by wil forbis 11/8/2000 09:35:15 PM

Monday, November 06, 2000
Well, I'm finishing off the last of a bottle of Jack Daniel's I've been suckling on intermittedly for the past two weeks. I was reading an interview with Charlie Sheen in US magazine where he was talking about how he would drink three bottles of vodka a day. I really find that inconceivable... that is really just taking things to a whole new level.

There's really something wonderfully timeless about alcohol... nowadays kids have their heroin and their cocaine, but alcohol really stands the test, doesn't it? It's not just a passing fad like "Angel Dust" or "hoppers", but an intergral part of the human experience. God bless you, alcohol.
posted by wil forbis 11/6/2000 11:18:41 PM

Sunday, November 05, 2000
Huh... Not sure if I'm thrilled with the idea of Pete sharing his defecation and snuff fantasies on the Acid Logic blog, but it's his page. I guess we're all twisted sickos, he's just a little more open about it.

Picked up a re-release of Buckethead's Giant Robot cd from the mid nineties. It's the usual Buckethead stuff - shredd guitar spliced in between strange sci fi monologues. There's no denying the guy is a crazy cat. Suddenly had me vamping on the whole Mr. Bungle experience from a decade ago.

Saw a hardcore show this fine saturday eve in sacramento. Reminded me of my friend Dean who was killed in a car crash so I became depressed and left. Drove around mindlessly for awhile, then returned home to watch the second half of Kalifornia.
posted by wil forbis 11/5/2000 02:39:59 AM

Thursday, November 02, 2000
Pretty weird... I've been having this ongoing discussion with John Saleeby about the future of Guns and Rose and just came across this announcement of a GnR Summer tour. Note that Buckethead is being listed as a possible member which assumably would mean he's playing guitar. Frankly, this is one of those "I'll believe it when I see it" propositions, like The Abomidable Snowman or women's orgasms.
posted by wil forbis 11/2/2000 12:58:30 PM

Wednesday, November 01, 2000
Hey, Acid Logic got seven hits from search engines last month for the phrase "squirrel testicles." I have no idea where I even talk about squirrel testicles, but if people are looking, maybe I should write more about them. Think of it, pictures of squirrel testicles, recipes for squirrel testicles, Acid Logic could become the site for squirrel testicles on the internet!

When you think of squirrel testicles, think of Acid Logic.

Also got some hits for the phrase "Female Midgets" but that doesn't really surprise me.
posted by wil forbis 11/1/2000 11:19:09 PM

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