Tuesdays with Maddie

By Maddie


It's Tuesday and Tuesdays always suck. I've never had a good Tuesday in my entire life. Tuesdays are one of the downsides of living. On a completely unrelated note, one of downsides of living in a big city - besides the crowds, expense, and public urination - are all the spirited tourists. There's nothing worse than seeing a group of smiling, slightly overweight Midwesterners loving life on vacation while you're stuck in your boring, day-to-day nightmare. Sometimes I close my eyes and imagine I'm wearing my khaki shorts and fanny pack, headed to see the World War II Memorial or Museum of African Art. Instead, I'm wearing the same dress I wore yesterday and headed to an office that's so cold I can barely move my fingers to type, let alone form a complete thought.



Video #1
Mississippi John Hurt is one of my favorite blues musicians. I have a fascination with really old people, so this video makes me very happy. And when I say very happy, I mean extremely depressed. All I can think about is how lonely he is now that his wife's dead. I don't even know if John Hurt was married - I just assume every senior citizen is in mourning over the loss of a spouse, eating TV dinners alone and reminiscing about the Good Old Days.

PS How annoying is it when you love a song, but it mentions God or Jesus or some other buzz-kill?


Video #2

"Just a Friend" by Biz Markie is stuck in my head 74% of the time. I start singing it in really random, awkward situations, like when I'm getting my hair highlighted or waiting in line for Communion. I love this cover by Adam Green, who's at least one and a half times more washed up than I'll ever be, and Lissy Trullie, who's at least nine times cooler than I'll ever be.



It has just come to my attention that it's Soulja Boy Tell 'Em's nineteenth birthday. I don't know what's more disturbing - the fact that someone picked Soulja Boy Tell 'Em to be their stage name, or the fact that this someone, who's famous for the lyric "Superman that hoe," is only turning nineteen. Happy birthday and happy Tuesday!

12 comments:

  1. Soulja Boy Tell 'Em is older than you!

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  2. I have not once heard Soulja Boy, and I often listen to rap music. I have heard the beat for his Superman that Ho song.

    I'm glad you called Adam Green washed up. I hate everything about the Moldy Peaches. Kimya Dawson is horrible, and there's at least 20 things I'd rather do than see Juno.

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  3. adam green's hot though. he looks like carl barat.

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  4. adam green looks like every college guy who's ever existed. lissy trullie looks like every 13 yr old cockney gutter punk who's ever existed.

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  5. ingrid, where did you go to college?! that's somewhere i need to be. when i think "college guy," i think of MU, and i'm fairly sure the percentage of dudes who go there that wear leather jackets with no shirts and plastic rosaries around their neck is pretty low. not including n8, of course.

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  6. i don't know, he just sort of has that general "indie" look. like it took him hours to figure out which casual combo of plastic beads to wear with which jacket and hours to tousle his hair in a way that makes it look like he spent no time on his hair.

    please don't get me wrong: i'd do 'im in a second (well, after he underwent an extensive series of STD tests, maybe). but don't all the hipsters look like that in NY? they do in MO. maybe the NY hipsters have moved on to something even more hip and new?!?!

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  7. p.s. i went to college at MSU in springfield. i'm pretty sure that's NOT a place you want to be....even though there are millions of adam green look-alikes strolling about.

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  8. yeah, a lot of hipsters rock the leather jacket with no shirt and plastic rosary look in new york, they're just all gay.

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  11. One time on my lunch break I saw Adam Green sitting outside while he was doing a session at daytrotter and he was wearing this absurd light blue jumpsuit, and I was too excited to converse with him.....not see Adam Green but excited to eat my Pad Thai take out, so I just said "hey" and he said "hey".

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