Tomorrow night I’m djing at BEDLAM for the ALL DIE YOUNG fundraiser. I’ve gotta fill an hour and a half, and while I have more than enough favorite tracks to manage that, my favorite part of preparing for a dj set is finding approximately 50 new favorites the night before. Here’s one of them: the Curl Up remix of Drop The Lime’s “Shake Baby Shake.”

Sure, I’ve been picking up some traditional electro remixes of pop music, the sorta easy bangers that you know the kids’ll groove to. But if people don’t shake booties to this, I don’t think I can deal with people anymore.

Put tube to face.
‘What do you see? Is there anything you didn’t see before?’
‘Ghosts.’

This is a little sidebar with no context in one of my retired notebooks. I feel like it could be from The Venture Brothers, but if not then I clearly have some great ideas for scenes.

I Agree– So Useful

Angry / Displeased: (*≧m≦*) (>_oo人<)
Apologizing: m(_ _)m m(._.)m m(._.)m (ノ´д`) (シ_ _)シ  <(。_。)> m(_ _;;m m(¬0¬)m
Bears: ( ̄(エ) ̄) (。・ω・。) (●`・(エ)・´●) (*ノ・ω・) 川´・ω・`川 ( (ミ´ω`ミ)) ヾ(T(エ)Tヽ) \(・`(ェ)・)/ ⊂(ο・㉨・ο)⊃ (^(エ)^) (^(I)^) ( ̄(エ) ̄)ノ ⊂( ̄(工) ̄)⊃ ⊂(^(工)^)⊃ ⊂(・(ェ)・)⊃ (* ̄(エ) ̄*) ヾ(´(エ)`ノ゙ (/(エ)\) ⊂( ̄(エ) ̄)⊃ “(`(エ)´)ノ (`(エ)´)ノ Ψ( ̄(エ) ̄)Ψ (/-(エ)-\) (´(エ)`) ヽ( ̄(エ) ̄)ノ (/ ̄(エ) ̄)/ ┏((= ̄(エ) ̄=))┛ (● ̄(エ) ̄●) (♥ó㉨ò)ノ♡ ・㉨・ (ó㉨ò)
Cats: (=^・ェ・^=) (=^‥^=) ( =①ω①=) (=^・^=) o(^・x・^)o d(=^・ω・^=)b V(=^・ω・^=)v (=TェT=) (=;ェ;=) (=`ω´=) ヽ(=^・ω・^=)丿 (=^・ω・^)y= \(=^‥^)/’` (^-人-^) ヽ(^‥^=ゞ) (^・ω・^ ) (=^-ω-^=) b(=^‥^=)o (.=^・ェ・^=) (=´∇`=) ヾ(=゚・゚=)ノ ~(=^‥^)ノ ~(=^‥^)/ (=xェx=) (=;ェ;=) (=`ェ´=) (^・o・^)ノ” (^._.^)ノ └(=^‥^=)┐ =’①。①’=
Confused: (´・_・`) (◎_◎;) (`_´)ゞ (◎-◎;) (・_・ヾ ( ̄(エ) ̄)ゞ (-_-)ゞ゛ (‘◇’)? ヽ(゜Q。)ノ? (´`;) ? 【・ヘ・?】 【・_・?】 ( ・◇・)? (゜-゜) ヾ(´・ ・`。)ノ” 「(゚ペ) ( ?´_ゝ`) o(´^`)o (´−`) ンー (」゚ペ)」 (•ิ_•ิ)? 「(°ヘ°) (。ヘ°) ヽ(゜Q。)ノ? (´`;) ? 〈(゜。゜) (゜。゜) く(^_・)ゝ (^~^;)ゞ
Dancing: ヘ(^_^ヘ) (ノ^_^)ノ o(^^o) (o^^)o (ノ´_ゝ`)ノ ヾ(^ ^ゞ (ノ‥)ノ ( ノ^ω^)ノ゚ ヾ(*´∇`)ノ ヾ(・ω・*)ノ (*ノ´□`)ノ 。(⌒∇⌒。) (。⌒∇⌒)。 〜( ̄▽ ̄〜) (〜 ̄▽ ̄)〜 〜(^∇^〜) (〜^∇^) 〜( ̄△ ̄〜) (〜 ̄△ ̄)〜 ┗(`ー´)┓ ┏(`ー´)┛ ┗(^0^)┓ (^0^)┛ (ノ ̄ー ̄)ノ ヘ( ̄ー ̄ヘ) ヘ( ̄ω ̄ヘ) (ノ ̄ω ̄)ノ ヘ(^o^ヘ)(ノ^o^)ノ ヾ(-_- )ゞ ヾ(@^∇^@)ノ (ノ≧∀≦)ノ \(^ω^\) (ノ゚▽゚)ノ ヽ(゚ー゚*ヽ) ヽ(*゚ー゚*)ノ (ノ*゚ー゚)ノ ヽ(*´Д`*)ノ (o´・_・)っ ヾ(*д*) ヽ(°◇° )ノ ヽ( °◇°)ノ (ノ°ο°)ノ (ノ・o・)ノ ヾ(^^ゞ) ヾ(゚∀゚ゞ) ヽ(´ー`)ノ ヾ(*⌒ヮ⌒*)ゞ 〈( ^.^)ノ ┌(★o☆)┘ └(★o★)┐ ♪(┌・。・)┌
Dead: x_x;) (*_*) (×_×;) (×_×# (#+_+) (+_+) ヾ(×× ) ツ (Ω_Ω) へ(> (^~^)
Painful: ☆⌒(>。≪) ☆ ̄(>。☆ ~(>_дo<)/ ━Σ(゚Д゚|||)━ Σ(゜ロ゜;) Σ(゜゜) (*゚ロ゚) (」゜ロ゜)」 щ(゜ロ゜щ) (ノ゚0゚)ノ~ ⊙▂⊙
⊙0⊙ w(°o°)w L(・o・)」 (○o○) (・□・;)
Shy / Embarrassed: ^_^;) (^^ゞ (^^;) (#^.^#) ('-'*) (*^^*) (@´_`@) (⌒_⌒;) (#`ε´#ゞ (*/∇\*) (〃 ̄ω ̄〃ゞ (*´ェ`*) (*´∀`*) (*´_ゝ`) (*´∀`*) (/ω\) (*ノ▽ノ) (*ノωノ) (/。\) (。-_-。)
Singing: ヾ(´□`* )ノ (^O^☆♪ \(^o^)/ (´▽`)ノ♪ "ヽ(´▽`)ノ" ヽ(´▽`;)/♪ ヽ(´・`)ノ ヽ(○´∀`)ノ♪ ヾ(´ρ`)〃 ヾ(´〇`)ノ (´△`)♪ (ノ´▽`)ノ♪
Sleeping / Waking Up: [(--)]zzz (´~`) ヾ(。 ̄□ ̄)ツ ヾ( ̄0 ̄; )ノ ヾ(。 ̄□ ̄)ツ ヾ(。 ̄□ ̄)ツ ヾ( ̄□ ̄;)ノ (。-ω-)zzz (-_-) zzz (∪。∪)。。。zzz
Smug: ー( ̄~ ̄)ξ (`へ´*)ノ ( ̄^ ̄) ( ̄へ ̄) ( ̄~ ̄;) ( ̄ェ ̄;) (-、-) ( ;`ヘ´)
o(´^`)o ( ̄ω ̄;)
Winking: (^_-) (-o⌒) (^_−) (^_-) (^_−)☆ (⌒.−)=★
Worried: (ーー;) ( ;´Д`) (; ̄ェ ̄) ヽ( ̄д ̄;)ノ ( ̄◇ ̄;) ヽ( ̄д ̄;)ノ (−_−;) (~_~;) ((*゜Д゜) (・_-。 ) ⊙﹏⊙ ミ●﹏☉ミ (-'๏_๏'-) (⊙…⊙ ) ( ´△`) (;° ロ°)
ヽ(゜ロ゜;)ノ (°o°;)
Stars / Symbols: ━━☆>^) ☆彡  ★彡  ☆彡  ★彡 ☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆ `*:;,.★ ~☆・:.,;*

I went upstairs again and sat in my chair thinking about Harry Jones and his story. It seemed a little too pat. It had the austere simplicity of fiction rather than the tangled woof of fact.

The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

I hopped up on a bench at Bedlam and danced with this lady last night. We had a blast. If you can believe it, I’ve seen every episode of the soap opera she starred in. Everything is weird to me.