Tickets to the Red Hot Chili Peppers/the Mars Volta show went on sale this morning at 10:00, except I had to pee really badly, so I didn't get onto the computer till 10:06 and all the good tickets were gone. In fact it took me three tries to get nosebleed seats, but I've got them!
I haven't listened to RHCP much lately as I got a little listened out after By the Way, but I'm ready for some new stuff. I don't know a lot about the Mars Volta except for the guy's hair. Do you like them?
"Microserfs for the age of Google"
Douglas Coupland has his finger firmly on the pulse of the pop culture Zeitgeist. Not only is he the author of one of my favourite books, Generation X, he's also the author of one of my other favourite books, Microserfs.
And now he has a new novel. It's called jPod and it almost sounds as though it picks up where Microserfs left off. As in that book, the characters in jPod are disaffected game designers, in this novel toiling away at the mind-numbing task of creating a realistic looking ripple effect for a digital waterfall. They would appear to dwell in a similar environment of soul-destroying tech slavery, bonding through the long nights of writing and checking code, living on Skittles, Internet hoaxes, and the distraction of memorizing pi to the hundred-thousandth digit. Geek Supremes rule and I can't wait to meet them.
Today I won 25 Air Miles in that contest that Safeway is forever having in which I never win anything. That should take me about 100 yards down the runway, I figure.
And if they don't stop playing Alannah Myles' Black Velvet every time I'm in the store, I going to go apeshit on someone's ass. Seriously, every time I'm in there. They are firmly stuck in 1989 or something. That song wasn't any good then and it hasn't improved with age. Let it go.
Bonavista Photos has a new sign up today. It said:
Yes, V do passport photos
And everyone who works there has middle eastern accents, so it's particularly cute.