Wednesday, October 18, 2006

stonecoldbikini on ice!

Ann and I went to the Cleveland Heights Community center to inquire about renting one of the ice rinks out for an indie rock on ice night.

We spoke with the person in charge of the ice rinks. She was very nice and into the idea.

I cannot wait. All I can think of is the Charlie Brown Christmas special when everyone is skating around on the frozen pond. I want that...but with Dressy Bessy or Magnetic Fields playing instead of the Vince Guaraldi Trio.

We are thinking about doing it on December 9th at 10pm. What do ya think? Wouldn't that be a lot of fun?

I can't ice skate to save my life so I am happy to just provide an indie pop soundtrack to the night.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Merry Invert Day!

Wow. Another
National Coming Out Day.

It's the holiday that just won't die. Much like
Sweetest Day and The Great American Smokeout Day.

Time for all d-list (I think 'd' is kinda high, maybe 'l' or 'r')
celebrities to announce their homosexuality so they can maybe get just a smidge of press.

Although it's been a while since anyone has really come out on NCOD.

It's been at least a few years since Jonathon of 'Who's the Boss' made the big announcement.

I think maybe this year we should
throw a couple of homos back in the closet.

We really don't want them on our team do we?

Wish yr favorite queer a happy National Coming Out Day.

Or, maybe just come out to your mom ya big freaking coward!

Monday, October 09, 2006

Underwear Nite at Club Bear

Panties Nite at Club Bear
Originally uploaded by bitterbutter.
Why is it that women do not seem to have as many fetishes as men?

I know there are exceptions to every rule....but generally... you don't
hear about women who will only have sex with certain kinds of men
or women.

Or maybe women ARE like that but it's just not made into a commodity or a target market.

Friday, October 06, 2006

But I love October even more.

Thursday, October 05, 2006


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Today on the way into work, after doing my radio show, I was thinking about how Cleveland is most beautiful in October and May.

That's it. Don't ever visit any other time. Unless of course you love raw cold uglyness. Then visit in January and go down to Edgewater Park. There you can crunch icy dead fish-cubes under your sneakers on the beach and stare out into the wet gray cold Lake Erie.

But now...NOW it's just gorgeous here. But maybe I am too easy. I think that I find too many things beautiful.

There is a story on This American Life about a man who removes all the Testosterone in his body and then all the sudden everything looks more beautiful to him.

I wonder if I need some hormone therapy to get over my crush on blue skys, yellow leaves and red bricks today?

By the way, if you want to listen to that This American Life episode, go to their website and do a search for "Testosterone." I think it was an episode from August of 2002.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Christine To Watch Out For

Christine To Watch Out For
Originally uploaded by bitterbutter.
One other thing about yesterday....

I was lucky enough to have Alison draw a cartoon of me.

I was really embarrassed at the time having to "pose",

...but now of course I am thrilled to have it!

If you could have dinner with someone famous,
dead or alive, who would it be?

I was lucky enough to go see Alison Bechdel speak at Joseph Beth booksellers last night. I had not seen her in 17 years and was very excited to hear her talk about her new graphic novel, Fun Home.

If you haven't read it yet, ya should. It's amazing.

After the reading and book signing, my friends and I convinced Alison to have dinner with us before she had to head back to her hotel. It wasn't easy. She was trying to find some friends that had asked her to dinner earlier. She turned them down but changed her mind I guess. Lucky for us she could not find them.

Another exciting part of the evening was that Harvey Pekar was there to introduce her.

Oh...and there is one more interestesting thing...I discovered today that there is a Decemberist's song that I like. It's called Yankee Bayonet. It's from their new cd The Crane Wife.

Tune into my show tomorrow morning and I will play a cut or two from it.

By the way...if you want to read a REAL review of Alison's talk last night, check out Austin Kleon's blog. He has a gorgeous stamp carving illustration of Ms. Bechdel at her computer.

Monday, October 02, 2006

September 6, 2006

Originally uploaded by bitterbutter.

Drawing Diary September 5, 2006

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Drawing Diary September 3, 2006

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"Burn Out Ledges"

Nelson-Kennedy Ledges02
Originally uploaded by bitterbutter.
When I was in high school all the bad school-skipping kids would drive to Nelson Ledges to get high and hang out.

I only did it once with my friend Tim. We didn't get high. We just snuck away from school.

This past Saturday I went back with Monica and Kozmo.

I didn't get high then either.

This is why I got so lazy updating my blog.

Originally uploaded by bitterbutter.
I started keeping a daily drawing diary on August 27th.

My friend Leslie who is a 'real' artist does it and showed me hers.

It inspired me.