+ + + + tonite, under siege by moths, i was gifted a seemingly endless bowl of purple haze.
+ + + + last night, tony bourdain went to montreal and made it seem like the best possible place in the world. they ate a local quebec dish called poutilles(?) which was french fries, cheese curd, and bacon (maybe?). definitely a heartstopper, one to make you pound your chest like a superfan. i think my next big foray into the world will have to be into montreal. spring 07 lets make it happen.
+ + + + speaking of tony bourdain, i just got "kitchen confidential" in the mail from amazon. an apparent must read for anyone in the restaurant biz and servant industry as a whole. i really enjoy his "cook's tour" diary, the book and the show. and also bourdain's willing acceptance of pure excess. he really doesnt give a fuck and comes across as the coolest, most withit guy ever. he ate a twelve course meal of foie gras!! ps -- i think i want to seek out some foie gras for my bday. oh shit, oh six! its gonna be a big one. i hope to set the tone a bit better than shots of black velvet did for my twenty-second.
+ + + + earlier i decided that steven speilberg and stanley kubrick probably had some connection with illuminatus beings. if you look at the themes of films like close encounters, e.t., 2001: a space odyssey, and even dr. strangelove. maybe i'm going off the deep end but i've always been a conspiracy buff. maybe its the grey lodge occult review, a site which is linked and in partnership with the venerable ubuweb. these places are like an encyclopeida of experimental work. grey lodge, interestingly enough, goes on a very occult, search-for-ultimate-knowledge tip that throws everything from alistair crowley, jean baudrillard, albert pike, alduous huxley, and tons tons more at you. all coming with very different points that (apparently, supposedly) lead up to this one total consciousness or something. definitely a worthy pursuit and a mindboggling amount of information to dive into.
+ + + + comedy central's block of the daily show, the colbert report, chappelle's show, and south park really has me sucked in. to me, the guys behind these shows are the only operating geniuses reaching mass amounts of people. colbert, especially, is shaking things up. its sharp but its veiled. satire continues to be the best form of social commentary.
+ + + + uh, radio show tomorrow night. its gonna be a noisier one.