Yesterday I decided my novel for NaNoWriMo this year is going to be set at a laundromat (an idea I’ve had kicking around forever) and now I can’t get “Authenticity Trip” out of my head. “She was a Hotel Detective” works too but I didn’t think of that one until later. Apollo has actually BEEN to Bubble’s of Teaneck—I’m jealous.
Earlier I was thinking about how I haven’t done any of my Top 10 Hot John Moments countdowns for music videos lately, and I ended up arguing with Apollo about it—she insists ten is “too many.” “The videos are like three minutes long!” I CAN’T BELIEVE SHE WAS ACTUALLY DENYING THAT JOHN LINNELL COULDN’T BE INSANELY HOT IN DIFFERENT WAYS TEN TIMES IN THREE MINUTES. I mean, honestly, ten feels like a low number for me—I’m sure I could easily do twice that. So basically Apollo is SILLY and also WRONG. So I’ll see about getting to one of those soon. If you wanna see the ones I’ve already done (Birdhouse, DLS, and Crane) they’re linked here.
All right, I finally lost my patience with all the not at all related or only barely barely tangentially related or stupid selfies etc etc submissions so I’m no longer doing TMBG Are OK at all. I feel guilty about this, but I think not having all the annoyance will be good for me in the long run. I want to take the chance to again plug TMBG Are All Right, Apollo’s Tumblr which just reblogs, as the page title puts it, “the good stuff.”
via my pal antgeth, who says “they’re cuddling”
This is so cute. I am going to start a band just so I can make cassettes and have them cuddle with the TMBG Demo Tape. Also for those of y’all already hip to it, Cassette Fighter is a fab band composed of Apollo and Nicky and this is their new EP!
So a couple of weeks ago Apollo turned 18 so OBVIOUSLY the thing to do was paint her a, uh, “minimalist” version of the Apollo 18 cover with the glitter watercolours I just got. I know it looks like a 6-year-old did it but I’ve hardly painted anything since I was a 6-year-old so GIVE ME A BREAK. And also yeh these are not real paints. But it was fun!
Apollo was showing me the Wikipedia page for “Can’t Keep Johnny Down” (which she wrote!) yesterday. For some reason all of the quotes about it are from Flans, because obviously he has more to say about it than the guy who wrote the damn song. Anyway, this is one of the things he says:
That’s a very nice, bittersweet concoction of a very bitchy lyric with an incredibly sunny arrangement
If you substituted “bitchy or heartbreakingly sad” for just “bitchy” this could be his go-to description of basically EVERY JOHN LINNELL SONG EVER.
I am going to attempt to make a year-by-year spreadsheet of John’s hotness and even though I’m just doing it for myself it feels like SO MUCH PRESSURE. Like, HOW DO I PROPERLY ENCAPSULATE EXACTLY HOW GOOD HE LOOKS IN ANY GIVEN YEAR? I want to make sure I do it right. THESE THINGS ARE IMPORTANT.
I have been mentally categorizing album eras for awhile but I decided it was a better idea to do it yearly because sometimes there will be a big difference in the in-between years. Like, ok, 2011, Join Us time, is DAMN good for him cos that was when his wrinkles really started to show. But 2010 was actually better cos 2010 was The Year of the Manccordion.
I got the idea from the spreadsheet Ant and Apollo already made of my annual opinions on Flans. I don’t even know why they did this—THEY ARE RIDICULOUS. The impressive thing though is that they didn’t even, like, ask my opinion on Flans at different times—they just paid attention to various things I would say here and there, and obviously I don’t make that many comments on these things. So, props to them for the detective work I suppose.