Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Party animal!

Can you relate?
me, at parties
from Gemma Correll via JR on Twitter

Monday, November 28, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

I'm going to France!

I'm traveling to Lyon, France in a few weeks to speak (on behalf of one of my professors) at an LED conference.  Luckily enough the conference is being held at the same time as Lyon's annual Festival of Lights.  The pictures I've seen make it look really amazing!

I also heard Lyon a very food-oriented city so I'm looking forward to drinking some wine and eating some crepes.  I don't speak a lick of French, though, which complicates things.  I imagine it it might be like this sketch from Big Train.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Goth girl dance party

Someone reminded me of this Real Life song today (although they mistakenly attributed it to Erasure!).  Got me reminiscing about my goth girl phase and going to Stigmata at The Ruby in Hollywood.

Real Life's "Send Me An Angel" (1983)

Ah, dark wave, getting shy weird people to dance alone for 25 years...  Here are a few others.

Peter Murphy's "Cuts You Up" (1990)

Sisters of Mercy "Dominion" (1987)

extended version with "Mother Russia"

The Cult's "She Sells Sanctuary" (1985)... one of my favorite Rock Band songs!