Re: She Rocks

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I can distinctly remember watching that the night of (having ordered Polly's Too Pure release before it was out in the U.S.) and being... just agog that she was talking about sheep castration on network t.v.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 8:45 PM
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Wow, no band or anything. Cool.

Starting out methodical, then getting into it.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 8:47 PM
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seminar --> ovular
seminal --> menstrual
ballsy --> ovulicious


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 8:54 PM
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The late night shows don't seem to do the post-performance interview anymore. I wonder why that is. I liked hearing the artists get a chance to talk.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 8:58 PM
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I'm entranced by Polly Harvey's dimple.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 8:58 PM
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I posted this in the game thread, but what the heck: A White Bear


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 9:03 PM
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You claim, ogged, that she's freaking the squares, but she seems to get a lot of applause.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 9:05 PM
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That one loud woman and the applause sign, Ben.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 9:07 PM
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Just because there's an applause sign doesn't mean the applause will be enthusiastic.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 9:08 PM
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3oz 100-proof rye on an empty stomach'll do ya, boy.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 9:08 PM
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I hope she does more of a tour than the couple shows currently scheduled, although I don't know how the piano-centric newest album will combine with her full-band material.


Posted by: icathing | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 9:08 PM
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Plus sometimes the applause sign lights up when it doesn't really mean it.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 9:12 PM
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Man, if it weren't for brits and black people, this country would have no soul at all.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 9:19 PM
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Plus sometimes the applause sign lights up when it doesn't really mean it.

"Applause" means "Applause" Sifu.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 9:20 PM
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Man, if it weren't for brits and black people, this country would have no soul at all.

The line I heard on the radio the other day was "If it weren't for New Orleans, America would be a great nation slowly boring itself to death."


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 9:21 PM
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10: muddled with poppy flower and sun-dried star anise pods, with a dash of bitters infused over the past ten years with the dung of the long-dead pet yak of the 11th dalai lama?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 9:23 PM
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No, just with some mint and sugar.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 9:33 PM
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That sounds nice as welll. An actual julep, or just as above?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 9:36 PM
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ballsy --> ovulicious egged


Posted by: Mo MacArbie | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 9:40 PM
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It's close enough to an actual julep for jazz.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 9:45 PM
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For jazz? What's wrong with rye and milk, racist?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 9:45 PM
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Nothing.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 9:48 PM
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Are you guys eighty, or what?


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 9:50 PM
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OT, but essential: the Framley Examiner has updated their shit. If you're not familiar with this particular journal, then get that way, and quick. If you don't like it, then two state solution for the lot of you.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 9:50 PM
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Have you actually had one? The only drink containing both whiskey and milk that I've had is eggnog, which, due to the addition of raw eggs, is obviously a lot less weird. But I suppose when I get that ulcer I'll have to try it.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 9:51 PM
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The concept of just plain ol' whiskey and milk occasionally exerts a really strong pull on me. The combination (often with other adulterants) is an old one.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 9:53 PM
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23: I just may make myself a rusty nail, at that.

Kids these days, with their mango-kiwi mojitos and their frappucino orangina and so on. Back in my day it was whiskey and world war, by gum.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 9:54 PM
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There was a crappy David Mamet movie where bourbon and milk was used to seduce an underage girl.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 9:54 PM
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26: I wish I could remember the name of the story I first read about it in. It ends with the heroin addicted jazz pianist playing a tune while his whiskey and milk glows under the stage lights. End-stage self-destruction has never seemed so beautiful.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 9:56 PM
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The female equivalent of ballsy is clearly ovariesy. (Try saying it out loud.)


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 9:56 PM
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"Egged" s/b "Nogged"


Posted by: Mo MacArbie | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 10:00 PM
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The ancestors were definitely more serious about their alcohol. We go about with mojito this and caiparinha that, but they drank, like hourly, and had way more authority than any of us when it comes to cocktails.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 10:01 PM
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What's wrong with "awesome"?


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 10:05 PM
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32 - That's because they didn't have potable water, although it took plain-spoken American ingenuity to think of using a red-hot poker for drinking instead of decadent Continental pursuits.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 10:13 PM
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the heroin addicted jazz pianist

Bill Evans?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 10:14 PM
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35: it's fiction. But there are certainly no shortage of real-world models.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 10:15 PM
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That clip? Totally lip-synced. As bad as Ashlee Simpson.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 10:28 PM
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My god I can't write at all.

I must be LB's intern.

There "are" no shortage.

For fuck's sake.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 10:30 PM
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Having now watched the clip, it is indeed awesome, especially the part about ringing testicles. I can attest that it is very difficult to figure out that those rings are what someone wants to buy from hand gestures and a long explanation the only word of which you understand is "sheep."


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 10:41 PM
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Tweety, SHAPE UP. LB works too hard to put up with your bullshit. If you can't produce good work for her, you're shaming your law degree, your job, your fancy-ass education, and THIS FIRM. So knock that crap off, now.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 10:42 PM
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30 gets it right.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 10:44 PM
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B and I are transjecting, I guess.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 10:50 PM
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WTF is transjecting?


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 10:56 PM
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Credit for "ovariesy" goes to my high school girlfriend, btw.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 10:57 PM
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Lateral transposition of projecting, duh!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 10:58 PM
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Don't you "duh" me, you smart-ass undergrad.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 11:05 PM
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Now that I've finally watched it, Leno is just embarrassing. "Very nice"? Jesus.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 11:13 PM
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29: "Sonny's Blues," by the Polly Harvey of his day, mutatis mutandis, James Baldwin. Well, that's not quite right--even at his most brutal, Baldwin's sense of cadence would never let him strip down to the elemental quality of, like, "4-Track Demos."


Posted by: clark diversey | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 11:28 PM
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32: I reject your insinuations about the drinkers of today.


Posted by: alameida | Link to this comment | 09-21-07 11:51 PM
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re: PJ Harvey -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MH8wrM0NARo

I'm not sure if they ever played together again. I don't think so.

Further PJ Harvey collaboration:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4O3LnDsPik

[I love this song]


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 12:28 AM
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The second link in 50 absolutely kills. I think that's the best song on Era Vulgaris.


Posted by: Tarrou | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 2:06 AM
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re: 51

Yeah, the Desert Sessions version [with PJ Harvey] is better, though, I think.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 3:29 AM
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re: 52

I mean, the recorded version, on the Desert Sessions 9/10 EP.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 3:32 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSulycqZH-U

[John Cage, great stuff]


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 6:47 AM
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As I said a few threads ago, Chrissie Hynde also had that ballsy quality.

A long time ago I had some Latino friends from rural Colorado. The had a term "cabrona" which is literally something like "lady billygoat". The translation of the figurative meanings of "cabron" is tricky. The root interpretation is "cuckold" but it can also mean the man who cuckolds someone else, apparently.

"Cabrona" wasn't actually idiomatic, I don't think, just a concept they were working on.

A. (a) clever;slick.(b) A job well done
(c) dude (d) the shit (in a positive way) (e) a difficult situation

B. Asshole-fucker-bitch. In some places the word also means a person that is not with his partner. Example: Se fue de cabron. He went to fuck around.

C. Means your woman has cheated/is cheating on you. It can also mean "dude", "nice" or be a generally insulting word. It can really mean anything, you can get a smile or a stab. It's all in the delivery.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 7:26 AM
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The short clip of PJ singing To Sir With Love in Book of Life is the greatest moment in the entirety of cinema.


Posted by: Petey | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 9:06 AM
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yowza. she is absolutely possessed. transported. fearless.

very cool stuff.


Posted by: kid bitzer | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 9:51 AM
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I tend to mentally mix up K.D. Lang and P.J. Harvey for some reason, so my first reaction on pressing play was ?????????!!


Posted by: orangatan | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 10:40 AM
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Michelle Malone, anyone?

I think she's mellowed recently, but she used to be intensity itself.


Posted by: Doug | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 2:48 PM
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Very young! Splutter! But that album is...well...already 14 years old. I didn't realize PJ Harvey was, in fact, still so young. Oh well, rockstars peak early, whereas I've still got several decades to perfect being a drunken layabout with a bad temper.


Posted by: minneapolitan | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 3:40 PM
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Y'know, I downloaded and watched the PJ Harvey clip -- which on fucking dialup takes a while, in the background, but I figured there was something to see -- and friends, she's good and great, there is nothing to fault, but aren't there also a lot of other artists who are equally intense?

I was just a little surprised. I thought it would be more intense than that. The context, the Jay Leno Show, makes a big difference.

Cool. Thanks ogged.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 3:52 PM
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I didn't say she was intense, I said she was ballsy.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 3:57 PM
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How about brave, daring, or audacious?


Posted by: Adam Kotsko | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 4:12 PM
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Oh. Somebody else said intense? Sir, there is no argument.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 4:13 PM
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62: Complementary virtues in a performer. Also it's one thing to make the Leno audience all WTF but doing it to alternapeople is another level. It probably helps to have serious issues and/or chemical enhancement (neither of which I am imputing to the performer in 59, btw).


Posted by: Doug | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 4:18 PM
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Cabrona!


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 4:48 PM
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66: Hey, what's Basque for goatherd?


Posted by: Doug | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 5:10 PM
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Saw the Young Knives tonight at their 'homecoming gig', they rocked.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDX_--a9XDI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5RhNbCMvYw


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 6:20 PM
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OK, just now thought to look it up, but here's the Urban Dictionary df. of "cabrona":

A bad-ass bitch! A bad girl and knows it! A girl that likes to tease guys! A girl that likes to play (playgirl)

This term should be adopted by all such persons, from PJ Harvey and Chrissie Hynde all the way over to our beloved B.PhD.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 10:29 PM
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Wow, John, I'm deeply flattered.

Are you drunk?


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 09-22-07 11:03 PM
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Practically always.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 09-23-07 7:56 AM
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33: The word is simply not awesome enough to match the performance.


Posted by: NCProsecutor | Link to this comment | 10-23-07 9:05 AM
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72: Is there a specific thing you're doing with the commenting on month-old threads?


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 10-23-07 9:11 AM
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Just catching up.


Posted by: NCProsecutor | Link to this comment | 10-23-07 9:12 AM
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