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about Ann-S-Thesia



The same year the Berlin Wall was, but a couple months earlier on June 30. That's your history assignment, kids...you go figure it out. My hair is too light in this picture.




In order: Racine, WI; South Bend, IN; Raynham, MA; Liverpool, NY; Fort Collins, CO; Madison, WI.

I sort of made a loop.


Pink Floyd, Brian Eno, Roxy Music, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed.

Also: Nirvana, REM, The Doors, Sonic Youth, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Birthday Party, Bauhaus, Sisters of Mercy, The Damned, The Velvet Underground, The Sex Pistols, The Dead Kennedys, Crass, The Kinks, The Who, The Animals, The Yardbirds, The Beatles (duh).

I must add that lately I've had a hard time going back and listening to once-loved 80s-era bands. I'll probably get over it.

What are you listening to right now?

The whirring of my hard drive. Very ambient.

What are you listening to lately...within the past month?

Pink Floyd and only Pink Floyd. I have become obsessed. It's a latent repressed thing because I never owned Dark Side of the Moon when I was a teenager like everyone was supposed to from my generation. I'm 41. It's rather amusing, isn't it. I'm not like other women my age. Double my life again and I'll be in a retirement home, still obsessing/reminiscing over some rock band, annoying the hell out of the other old farts.

Are You in a Band?

No, I'm a Mnemonist. I designed Biota's site and have had art included with other Mnemonists in their CDs. I designed the CD surface of their latest release, Invisible Map.


Velvet Goldmine; Pulp Fiction; Fargo; Kalifornia; Amadeus; A Clockwork Orange; Repo Man; Gothic; Blue Velvet; Fire Walk With Me; The King of Comedy; Killing Zoe; Raising Arizona; Apocalypse Now; Broadway Danny Rose; The Good, The Bad and the Ugly; Play Misty for Me; The Rocky Horror Picture Show; Basquiat; The Kids are Allright; Cabaret; Beetlejuice


Forget it. There's nothing on anymore with the exception of syndicated Seinfeld reruns. A long long time ago there used to be a show called "Twin Peaks." It was the best tv ever. Then came along the "X-Files." It was wonderful too, but it lost its main character and then it became just another stupid show. There was a spinoff of the X-Files called "The Lone Gunmen" which was hilarious but it couldn't make it because the stars of the shows weren't so-called hunks (I thought Langley was cute) to satisfy shallow women's weekly tv stud requirment and it died after one short season. So to hell with tv.

Favorite Classical Composer



PowerMac G4 733 mhz running OS X, Tangerine iBook 300mhz running System 9, PowerMac Beige G3 233mhz, running System 8.1, PowerMac 7200 75 mhz running System 7.5.3. I got my first Mac in 1995, but have been using them at jobs since 1985.


Colorado State 1979-1984, BFA; University of Wisconsin 1989-1993, MFA



Stan Starbuck in 1988 on February 12. His hair is too dark in this picture. He also contributes to this journal.


1 dog-Plato, 1 puppy-Lucifer Sam, 2 cats--Caligula & Persephone, 7 newts, and a bunch of houseplants (well, not technically animals I guess)

Favorite Movie Quotes?

"What do they look like Jimmy?" "Dorks." (Winston Wolfe and Jimmy from Pulp Fiction)

"He despised the peace and love generation and felt his music spoke more to its orphans and outcasts" (Cecil, Brian Slade's first manager in Velvet Goldmine)

Favorite Movie Scene?

At the prospect of signing Curt Wild to do a project with Brian Slade, Brian gets hearts in his eyes while his manager, Jerry Divine, gets dollar signs in his. (Velvet Goldmine)

Favorite Music Performance Film?

Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii--I watch this at least once a week.


Sushi (esp. Sea Urchin and Salmon Eggs), Crab, Lobster, Oysters on the Halfshell, Raspberry and Chocolate combo, Lamb Chops (if you can find them...ha!), Watermelon

Least Offensive Economical Starch-based Food Product?

Ramen Noodles

Favorite Comfort Food?

Cream of Asparagus Soup

Favorite Spice or Condiment?

Salt (although I hate salty Mexican food like corporate Mex (ChiChi's et al...Mexican restaurants must be run by a real Mexican family)

Boxers or Briefs?


An ever growing pet vermin peeve list. (The term "Pet Peeve" does a disservice to our animal friends)


Latest Achives (April 2006–Present)

Four Years of old entries before this journal blew up the second time (April 2002–April 2006)

even older entries before this journal blew up the first time (December 2001–April 2002)

even moldier eyeblog archives (November 2000–December 2001)

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