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Nov 15, 04 09:43 AM

Tempeh and the Cinema.


As is our policy, we took Sunday off.

(Oh, if you're just logging in at work, after the weekend, check out the entry below, Nov 14: Shiznits and Gizziggles, if you want to see multiple pixx of In-Studio Action.)


I spent the morning yelling "ROCK AND ROLL!" with Coco, which is what Coco and I enjoy doing in the morning. She's grown up a lot; of course, she used to pronounce it ROCKITY ROLL.

Then we went, "Sshh!" and whispered, "rockandroll rockandroll," and then I would say, "Sine yo penny on the runny kind!" a la Pootie Tang, and play gimme-five, gimme-five.

Coco is my guru.

I ate a Tempeh Reuben at French Meadow, on Lyndale, as I have for the past five days in a row. Then I went to see Sideways at the Uptown Theater; brilliant. It's good to see that filmmakers are still paying close attention to American Life.

Fabulous score, too, by some mystery man named Rolfe Kent.

Then I came back, talked album theoretics with Dan over Phillipine chicken with olives, and watched a DVD of Dig!, which is a compelling tale of rock and roll rivalry and self-destruction. Highlights: Zia from the Dandy Warhols, second sexiest woman in rock history (and whom, once in Portland, I passed up the opportunity to hang out with so I could go back to my hotel room and do drugs), and Joel Gion, the endlessly charming and lovable tambourine player (seemingly little more than a very compelling, hilarious stage ornament) in the Brian Jonestown Massacre. Joel Gion is now my rock and roll kinky lord of darkness.

But I must confess: I'm not a fan of either band's. The music just sounds like 60's revivalism to me. So to hear all these dudes proclaiming these bands genius and the-last-real-rock-and-roll-act puzzled me, and made the film disjointed and odd, from my point of view.

Posted by Mike at November 15, 2004 9:43 AM

"tipatie on my capatown my main daimee!"

Posted by: mike at November 15, 2004 10:23 AM

I suppose lyrics give an audience insight into the writer's mind, but thanks for giving us the clearer snapshots of this site too.

Odd to note, I always think I find random artists through convoluted means and paths, only to find out they've all discovered each other already. It's a bittersweet feeling to realize I haven't broken out of the circle of influence I was trying to explore outside of in the first place.

That being said, when you mention artists that I haven't heard of, the names immeditly go into Google.

oh, and re: food TV and cooking blogs the other day... check out

Posted by: Morgan at November 15, 2004 11:10 AM

OHHH!! Coco! From the back notes of Rockity Roll! Your muse! (clickclickclick) Can we get a photo of her sweet face shouting 'Rock and Roll!'?

Glad you liked 'Sideways', director Alexander Payne also did 'Election', see it if you haven't, some great work there, terrific one-liners that I can't repeat in a blog.

So, Mike, who is the number ONE sexiest woman in rock history?

Posted by: Deb at November 15, 2004 11:17 AM

ah ha! very cool to see the inspiration and creator of "rockity roll." well, the name anyway...i'm going to be so excited when the album releases, but i'm going to be said when all these entries about studio time go away. it's so cool to read these in the morning, when my brain is still exhausted and the caffeine hasn't kicked in yet!

Posted by: james the s at November 15, 2004 11:35 AM

q: what is worse than watching a tv food show?

a: reading doughty's deliverances on delicious TAKEOUT while one is STUCK in a cubical.


Posted by: november rain at November 15, 2004 11:53 AM

that was my laugh for the day. thank you, sir.

Posted by: walksmilehiss at November 15, 2004 12:01 PM

haha i was at the Boston show 4-23-04 when you explained the Rockity Roll origin and it still cracks me up. amen to Coco.


Posted by: pete at November 15, 2004 1:33 PM

dude, mike. zia totally came into the store i worked at when they played their last show here.

in fact, they all came in but i noticed her because she smiled at me and i was like, "wow, this chick totally wants me."

true story.

according to my boyfriend you and dan also visited the store late one night just after i had left. i don't believe him because you would've had to haul ass from milwaukee to make it here so fast after a show and it was only midnight or so when he claims you were there. buying porn mags and hotdogs.

(we didn't sell porn mags.)

Posted by: walksmilehiss at November 15, 2004 3:20 PM

i mean...

we didn't sell hot dogs!

ahh nevermind.

Posted by: walksmilehiss at November 15, 2004 3:23 PM

I love the light by which you record. It looks cozy. Very cozy. Zzzzzzz.

Posted by: Nicole at November 15, 2004 5:13 PM

hey doughty if ya read this and miss NY, this site has some nice NYC photos:

Posted by: chad at November 15, 2004 7:53 PM

mike- i made you a hoodie. when you come back to rochester, i will give you this hoodie. it is with great love from me to you.

coco sounds like a rad little guru. you should post a picture of her.

<3 carlie

Posted by: a seven-day fool at November 15, 2004 10:00 PM

Hey Mike... since you're in Minneapolis for a while, are you going to treat us with an acoustic show before you head out?? I saw you at First Ave in June and the experience was phenomenal. I hope I get a chance to see you before you head out!

Posted by: Julie at November 16, 2004 12:23 AM

i would love more than anything, to see you play while you're here in the cities. please.

Posted by: chad d. at November 16, 2004 12:32 AM