photo: Madawaska, Maine
About: I'm Jen. I live a few miles outside of Boston. I do web work for a non-profit during the day.
This web page has been in all sorts of forms since 1994 when I first wrote HTML in emacs on a Unix terminal at BU. Now I prefer BBEdit on my Mac. I'm never quite sure why I'm doing this
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November 30, 2007
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November 25, 2007
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November 24, 2007
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November 21, 2007
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November 19, 2007
Getting kind of LiveJournal
Well, not so much.
Often when I really need to focus on work that is code-based or else drawing a schematic (like last night and tonight), I listen to Hole. I'm not sure why. It's a little angry and I don't get caught up in the melancholy as I do with 90% of the other music I listen to.
However, I can't stand it when she sings Found pieces of Jennifer's body... so I usually skip to the next song or else turn to some more local anger. Hate My Way and others of that time from Throwing Muses works for me, too ("I could be a smack freak/And hate society/I could hate god/And blame dad"). Kristin Hersh is amazing.
This is one of those "what I ate for lunch today" posts that no one (but me) cares about.
Posted by Jen on November 19, 2007
November 4, 2007
3 Years Late
I'm 3 three years late to Chrystal, the film by Ray McKinnon and Lisa Blount. I wish I had known to see it in the theater. What an amazing, heartbreaking (yet you crack a smile and laugh a few times) film. It brought me into the South the same way Dorothy Allison's words do and not in that rebel-flag-waving caricature way that we too often see in the movies.
I don't think the soundtrack is available, so instead I just bought Roscoe Holcomb's a capella Moonshiner and Dock Boggs singing Sugar Baby, though I'd much prefer to have a copy of Lisa Blount singing it on the porch.
Meanwhile my 2007 Oxford American movie edition is floating around and its dvd has a clip of McKinnons' The Accountant that I should check out.
Chrystal was one of the most real films I've seen in a long time.
Posted by Jen on November 4, 2007
November 3, 2007
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