Sometimes I like to look at what drives traffic to Badinia.com. It’s like looking into your own bellybutton and finding eternity.
burning man costumes- Oh, I guess so. virginia jones- Here! leigh bowery- Of course. dave vanian- Someone I think about a lot. sisters of perpetual indulgence- Sure. squirrel lamp- I’m a fan. people who can not paid drugs- What? open mic comedy portland- Yay! burning man outfit- You again? will.i.am trousers- I have thought about this. silent hill halloween costumes- OK. fighting squirrel artwork -More squirrel fans! jock straps- What? david blaine mother- I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned her. I don’t know why people are wondering about her, either? mel flight of the conchords- My twin! surgical mask porn- OK, seriously what the fuck. japan lolita- Sure. strawberry switchblade gothic- Naturally. badinia dones- Of course. baby spit- Don’t like it, don’t want it. jackie kashian- My Homegirl. claude tanner degrassi- Never Forget. burning man costume- Oh, OK. ian curtis dead- He sure is. ron funches- Homeslice! canadian comedy festival very fat comedian- Whoever this is, I feel bad for them. Their fatness was deemed Google-able. I hope it’s not Funches, who I love bunches! brian j perez baby ketten- He has his stalkers. auggie smith- What UUUP. queen doris- Why, Yes! capsule toys singapore- Sure. french drag queen- Never have specifically written about one, but think about them a lot. ameen belbahri- Aw yeah. i close my eyes and walk out there and that’s where i start – Poetic! From Bill Hicks! If I google this and it takes me back to my own page, will I give birth to myself in space? david bowie dressed as harlequin video- I’m proud to be a part of it. why did lush discontinue goth juice?-THIS IS THE QUESTION OF OUR GENERATION. donny don’t- My Pal. virginia comedian portland- Sure. dutch treats curious comedy- Of course. famous mysterious actor bumbershoot 2011- Memories! bridgetown comedy festival-A proud member. badinia- sure. transvestite maid- OK. Might be another person looking for Ryan Gosling. virginia jones comedy- Sure. scary big monsters killing people- I had never worried about this before, but now I’m worried! Are there scary big monsters killing people? japanese amateur ass lady- How can you have an amateur ass? open mic night comedy portland- Yay! is billy bragg vegetarian?-I don’t know, is he? dj rhienna portland- Yay! bumbershoot mysterious actor- A living legend! virginia lesbian comic portland – Uh oh. mac and squatch- A fine film! furious yellow band- Yay!
Wow, I feel like I’ve learned a lot, don’t you?
* I have gotten tired of people winding up here googling my ex-husband’s name, so I have replaced all incidences of it with Ryan Gosling’s name, because I am extremely mature.
Who doesn’t like a green screen, a free afternoon, and the Cure? Nathan Brannon stars as the ghost, filming and song by Tim Kohl. I did everything else, and I mean EVERYTHING. Well, I sang and lip-synched badly, and I made the ghost costume.
Postscript: At Helium last weekend, someone walking by yelled, “I Like the Ghost song!” This is one of many things I love about Portland, and about the internet.
Last week I headed to Lush, the store that makes soap out of food, to restock one of my primary staples- along with soy lattes, I am propelled through the world by Goth Juice, the vegan hairstyling product inspired by the Mighty Boosh that I first loved here.
I stood in the middle of the store and looked around, casually, and then with ever-growing confusion, until a nice girl with a fashionable haircut broke the news to me- Goth Juice, Made from the Tears of Robert Smith, had been dropped from the LUSH offering. I dropped to my knees and started gasping like a trout, and regretted the carefree, sloppy vigor with which I had dispatched my last tub of product.
If I had known, I said, I would have made it LAST, maybe frozen a little bit for a special occasion, like my marriage to Noel Fielding, or the funeral of the person who discontinued Goth Juice.
Purple. Slippery but dry, like the SLIME toy that was sold in the 80’s until every carpeting had SLIME mashed liberally into it. It smelt like pine trees, or like a linoleum floor that had been washed with something that smelt like pine trees. Lightweight and evoking Vince Noir and gravity-defying satsumas. Infinitely superior to the greasy King of the Mods, which inexplicably survives. If no-one else loved you, Goth Juice, I loved you.
Me and spouse are heading to The Woods tonight to play records as our weirdzo 80’s DJ team, New Rotic. We’ve played every venue in this town, from the defunct Blackbird to the deceased Nocturnal to the underground Dunes. Lipgloss & Cigarettes are Portland’s finest retired britpop night, DJ’ed by “Beetlebum” Kell Dockham. There’s no cover and there’s no stopping us, so come by around 9 o’clock!
I’m glad to see this Maxell ad with Peter Murphy’s “Blown Away” spot this week, because I sometimes thought I remembered it, and sometimes I think “That’s too weird, I must be nuts. Why would the lead singer of Bauhaus be in an ad for cassette tape?”
On the 9th anniversary of 9/11, I was reminded of sitting in shell-shock all day, and then going to see Belle and Sebastian in the evening. Only ten percent of the ticketholders showed up, so it was like seeing them at a really strange warehouse party. They were so kind to us, like a healing Scottish balm on our wounds. They played Turn, Turn, Turn by the Byrds. They’ve got a new record coming out in October. Everyone will say they hate it at first, but it’ll be great. That’s what always happens.