04.05.17 by Jeff

5 Questions You Must Answer (or die)

I’ve been brainstorming a bunch of ways to get to know all of you better, especially all of you lurkers. What I propose is we all answer the same five questions. Whether you’ve been hanging around on Booooooom for years or this is literally the third sentence you’ve ever read on this site, it would be really cool if you took two minutes to introduce yourself by answering these five questions!

If a bunch of people do it, maybe it can turn into a recurring thing. I’ll put my answers in the comments too.

 

The Questions

 
1 – What’s happening outside the nearest window?

2 – Do you have any scars? Describe one.

3 – If you formed a gang with your closest friends, what would be an accurate word to describe it?

4 – What’s the current wallpaper on your cell phone or computer? Describe in as much detail as necessary.

5 – If they turned your life into a movie, what song would play during the opening sequence? Post a Youtube link to the song if there is one.

 

LEAVE A COMMENT / ANSWER THE QUESTIONS

 













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • 1 – A guy in a baseball hat is explaining something to another man wearing sunglasses, and based on his hand motions it appears to be a story about riding a giant bicycle.

    2 – I have a scar across the knuckles of my left hand from burning it on a curling iron when I was a kid.

    3 – LAZY

    4 – It’s a purple flower, and I think it might be a wallpaper that comes with the iphone.

    5 – Beastie Boys – Something’s Got To Give

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teQqelBTw7g

    • The master explaining the giant bicycles secrets, perhaps history being made, also, a day like today Adam Yauch left.

  • Corine Jacobs

    1 – What’s happening outside the nearest window? –> I life on a campus in Amsterdam, the last students and employees are leaving the uni building as it is closing.
    2 – Do you have any scars? Describe one. –> Yes, two small stripes on my left index finger from a long time ago when a horse bit me.
    3 – If you formed a gang with your closest friends, what would be an accurate word to describe it? –> Nihilist misfits
    4 – What’s the current wallpaper on your cell phone or computer? Describe in as much detail as necessary. –> A nightview of earth as seen from space.
    5 – If they turned your life into a movie, what song would play during the opening sequence? Post a Youtube link to the song if there is one. –> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKp2CrfmVfw

    • does the horse have a matching scar?

      • Corine Jacobs

        Nah, I was probably just being an annoying kid to the horse. I might have deserved it ;).

      • were you riding the horse, or you guys were just chillin watching tv

      • Valerie Chiang

        my most recent scar was from a horse! haha

      • what happened?

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    • the horse biting incident sounds scary, how did it happen?

      • Corine Jacobs

        The horse was really calm and just sunk its teeth into my finger.. Problem was, he wasn’t planning on letting go. So I tried to pull my hand back, only causing the teeth to dig a little deeper. Eventually the horse did let go though…

      • i am somehow very very afraid of this happening to me and i don’t know any horses

  • This is a fun one, thanks Jeff!

    1 – What’s happening outside the nearest window?
    – I have a sidewall in my nearest window. But i can see the sun coming in an angle, its a delight in the morning, specially during summer.

    2 – Do you have any scars? Describe one.
    – A lot of tiny scares, mostly in my elbows and knees from when i used to skate. But i have the oldest scar i can remember under my right side collarbone, i got it while climbing a spiked fence, its a bit curved, like almost a smile but not quite.

    3 – If you formed a gang with your closest friends, what would be an accurate word to describe it?
    – Self-help Gang

    4 – What’s the current wallpaper on your cell phone or computer? Describe in as much detail as necessary.
    – I have a black and white photo of a bottle of Mayonnaise, the background behind the bottle is cut out and just a black fill. I have not changed that background for the last 6 years and i will never change it. I went to trial last year and the background was key evidence in the case (a story for another time perhaps)

    5 – If they turned your life into a movie, what song would play during the opening sequence? Post a Youtube link to the song if there is one.
    – Intro sequence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ETu7a-9-g0
    – Exit Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEDXp43_FFM

    • what colours does the self-help gang wear?

      • off black and pastel pink, the logo is a cactus or a pineapple probably

      • love that opening track haha

      • it sounds sad “i don’t close the bars anymore or do so many things in excess, love songs are sadder and sadder”

        but it really is not, this guy just owns his feelings very very well haha, regardless that guitar and chorus are on point

  • Valerie Chiang

    1 – My neighbor is moving in today. I live in a duplex and have had the entire building to myself up until now.

    2 – I have a 13-inch long scar down the length of my back from scoliosis surgery over a decade ago.

    3 – Cowabunga

    4 – It’s a reimagined book cover of Charlotte’s Web, for adults. Instead of “Charlotte’s Web,” it says “Charlotte’s Web of Lies.” Everything else in the illustration is the same. I don’t remember the name of the artist who created it but she was featured on The New Yorker a few months ago.

    5 – That’s Life – James Brown
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTYVKHfr5G4

    • I should have made one question where you get to ask a new question – you’d have good ones

      • Valerie Chiang

        hahaha yesss. next time!!

      • it would have been cool to setup a mirrored version of your current place next door and alternate living in both sides

    • I think i want to be in a Cowabunga gang too!

  • Levi

    1. Big tree right outside my window but I can see/hear little birds flying around, enjoying the sunshine. Someone is mowing a lawn in the distance.

    2. I fell off my bike once and my handlebar got stuck in my stomach as I was falling. Ripped out a little chunk.

    3. Hungry. Aka The “Let’s Eat” Crew

    4. An hi-res image of Pluto from NASA.

    5. Bill Joel – Still Rock and Roll to me

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eAQa4MOGkE

    • Valerie Chiang

      love this song!

    • Your window sounds perfect, can you smell anything from outside?

      • Levi

        Smell the first signs of summer (fresh grass + greenery = the best) mixed with the calmness of an impending rain storm

    • the craziest image i saw on the NASA image site was just a dot and it was the view of earth from mars! can’t stop thinking about it. maybe the loneliest image i have ever seen

    • Amanda L.

      Why Pluto?

  • scott radnidge

    1. ugh… I don’t have any windows where I work… seriously
    2. large one on my forehead that’s only visible when I’m pasty in winter. kinda lumpy and you can still see the stitch holes when the weather’s right.
    3. sloppy
    4. phone – the Great Wave of Kanagawa painting by Katsushika Hokusai, circa 1830-ish. A massively blue cresting wave with foam that look like claws in a stormy sea, with some boats trying to stay afloat as the waves crash. In the background, Mt Fuji, snow covered and serene. Even though it implies unrest and uncertainty, I find this painting so calming.
    5. crazy hard this question!
    Guess i’d go with: My Bloody Valentine – Soon
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ft56il9bGMk

    • haha the perfect scar-viewing conditions

      • scott radnidge

        totally!

  • Ana Ruiz

    1 – An empty street, cars parked. The streetlights are on, most of the houses are dark, but the one in front has the porch light on and a woman leans on the doorway talking to someone I can’t see.

    2 – I have a scar above the end of my right eye. My brother used to throw small pebbles at my feet (he must have been 7 and I, 4), since I was plump (unlike him) and he found it funny to see me “dance”. I never had/have seen him cry like that.

    3 – But why.

    4 – It’s a photograph of the sky at dusk, from deep purple to a very light yellow. Stars are clear at the top and wane towards the bottom, as the color changes gradually. Long clouds are illuminated from below, if you squint they look like shores. At the bottom there are mountains, some far away, some closer and darker, and a calm sea or lake, tinged with purple and orange. The horizon seems outlandish.

    5 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iV4NwSbscg

  • Rob Station

    1 – What’s happening outside the nearest window?
    7 birds flying across Burrard Inlet to the natural homeland of North Vancouver.

    2 – Do you have any scars? Describe one.
    I have two facial scars, one on my chin and one between my eyes, but they’re boring sports injuries. My favourite scars are on the x-acto knife cuts on my first knuckles of both hands, from a youth spent trying to extract plastic airplane pieces from Revell model kits of stealth bombers and russian tanks.

    3 – If you formed a gang with your closest friends, what would be an accurate word to describe it?
    HAMBURGER GANG where we work out the worlds problems using our biweekly hamburger dinners, always searching for the best burger in the city.

    4 – What’s the current wallpaper on your cell phone or computer? Describe in as much detail as necessary.
    It’s a photo of a anythingnyc sticker that says NEVER NOT WORKING which has been there since my early 20s when I thought CONSTANTLY WORKING is how you become successful. Now it reminds me that I don’t know anything.

    5 – If they turned your life into a movie, what song would play during the opening sequence? Post a Youtube link to the song if there is one.

    SOS Band – Take Your Time because I think it sets an amazing mood, but has like 8 breakdowns for an extended dance sequence

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0d27679i-X4

    • what are your current fav burgers in the city!

      • Rob Station

        Camp upstairs is the spot BUT sometimes it seems like they’re mad you’re there buying their burgers because they only make like 4 patties a day. Havent tried the American Bar burger which is supposed to be similar/the same? That’s next.

        Splitz is up there as is Moderne if you can ever go when it is open, which I think is just alternating Tuesday from 8-10am. Every time I drive by it’s closed like they developed an allergy to money.

        Five Guys best chain.

      • hahah yea i gotta try the American one

        also had a surprisingly good burger at Relish on commercial.

        dunno if the burger at oakwood is still the same but that was my favourite

      • Rob Station

        forgot about Oakwood! very good, top 4

      • what im trying to say is, am i in the gang

      • Rob Station

        lets do the American when you have time, bring your best eaters with you to throw down

      • next week lets do it

  • taktakpitak

    1 – branch of tree dancing with the wind
    2 – yes, in my forehead. got it when i was six.
    3 – paramer
    4 – no
    5 – The La’s – Timeless Melody

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Cveh8ycOgA

  • Katie Carney

    1- I’m on the 5th floor of an office building in the Denver suburbs. The sky is a beautiful blue.
    2 – I have a long scar on my left pointer finger and hand. When I was 23 I fell asleep driving and rolled my car, and all I got was this scar and a compound fracture on that finger. No one else was hit or hurt. It was the luckiest thing that ever happened to me. Wear your seatbelt!
    3 – Clever
    4 – It’s a super closeup of a ceramic succulent, taken using a cheapo macro lens that attaches to your phone. Green-blue with berry-colored edging.
    5 – Dog on Wheels / Belle and Sebastian
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2i5K-4aFUE

    • Levi

      Whaaaat, Not that I know a lot of “finger scar stories”, but that is the most extreme finger scar story i’ve ever heard!

      Dig this track. That trumpet!

      • Katie Carney

        Ha, yeah me too! Now I have a cool bend in that finger which comes in handy for a witch costume or pointing menacingly. Glad you like the track!

  • Amanda L.

    1 – What’s happening outside the nearest window?

    The wind is gently blowing through the trees outside my patio. My succulents, overwatered and overheated, are in various stages of death. Cars are probably driving by, but I can’t hear them over Low Roar playing in my headphones

    2 – Do you have any scars? Describe one.

    I’ve got a scar on my right elbow. I can see it when I bend it, hand near my ear. It’s about an inch long and is a constant reminder of the time I fell off a cliff and only broke my kneecap.

    3 – If you formed a gang with your closest friends, what would be an accurate word to describe it?
    Sprinkles.

    4 – What’s the current wallpaper on your cell phone or computer? Describe in as much detail as necessary.

    EACH NIGHT
    I DIE
    I DIE
    I DIE

    My best friend designed it for me. Those words overlay a woman looking through an eye/magnifying glass in a field. The color scheme (mint green and hyacinth) is a nod to a discarded mattress we found once in Oakland with those words sharpie’d onto it.

    5 – If they turned your life into a movie, what song would play during the opening sequence? Post a Youtube link to the song if there is one.

    Finally, someone asks me this question.

    Opening credits: Stay Alive by Jose Gonzales
    https://youtu.be/NucJk8TxyRg?t=18s

    Closing credits: Song for Zula by phosphorescent. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcdOLKx2XG8

  • Bram van der Giessen

    1 – What’s happening outside the nearest window?

    It’s a windy night, and a streetlight shines through the leaves of a tree.

    2 – Do you have any scars? Describe one.

    I have a small bump in my forehead, from when I was very small and had the chickenpox.

    3 – If you formed a gang with your closest friends, what would be an accurate word to describe it?

    Cool.

    4 – What’s the current wallpaper on your cell phone or computer? Describe in as much detail as necessary.

    It’s a picture from the sea. On top it is blue, the bottom is black. You see a person falling in the sea, leaving a blue trace of bubbles. The person is very small, so the sea looks terrifyingly deep.

    5 – If they turned your life into a movie, what song would play during the opening sequence? Post a Youtube link to the song if there is one.
    https://youtu.be/Cw9H8x9F9fo

    • i have a similar chicken pox one too

  • Anton Kalinichenko

    1. Another day of sun in Vladivostok before weekend and celebration (there will be 9th of May). Truffic jam on a highway, gray buidings in almost green sea of trees, spring smell.
    2. I built a guy out of plasticine and toothpicks. Left it for a while. And then hit it as hard as I can. Forgot about toothpicks. One of them stucks in the palm of your hand. I ruined my sisters night with her boyfriend :) Thay drive me to a hospital.
    3. “Meh”
    4. Simply black color. The best wallpaper to see a mess on a screen.
    5. My “opening” doesn’t look drama, more like romantic stupid comedy.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGU_4-5RaxU

  • Carolyne Mason

    1 – What’s happening outside the nearest window?
    Street sweeper with what looks like a witch’s broom (I live on Penang Island)
    2 – Do you have any scars? Describe one.
    Still grieving from Mother and Sister dying last year.
    3 – If you formed a gang with your closest friends, what would be an accurate word to describe it?
    Wabi Sabi
    4 – What’s the current wallpaper on your cell phone or computer? Describe in as much detail as necessary.
    My son and friend making torchlight motion drawings in a dark cave in Oregon.
    5 – If they turned your life into a movie, what song would play during the opening sequence? Post a Youtube link to the song if there is one.
    “Dont Let Me Be Misunderstood”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4pyxB7-VLg

    • the breakdown in this song

      • Carolyne Mason

        :-)

  • SK

    1 – What’s happening outside the nearest window? The woods, pitch black, night time critters and creatures sounds.
    2 – Do you have any scars? Describe one. Yes. A horizontal four inch long faded surgical scar about four inches below my belly button.
    3 – If you formed a gang with your closest friends, what would be an accurate word to describe it? The Gals.
    4 – What’s the current wallpaper on your cell phone or computer? Describe in as much detail as necessary. It’s a photograph I took while vacationing in Maui. In the lower right half of the foreground, the top of Black Rock is jutting out with a single tall palm tree on top. Just behind is the aqua blue ocean. Behind that is the island of Molokai in the distance with bright clear blue sky above, one great big puffy white cloud and some wispy soft clouds.
    5 – If they turned your life into a movie, what song would play during the opening sequence? Post a Youtube link to the song if there is one. “Dreamer” Ozzy Osbourne. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCCiwPEdEpg

  • Jean Cockburn

    1. Outside my window the sea lions are barking where they have hauled out on the oyster sorting rafts.
    2. I have a wee scar on the bridge of my nose from a childhood car accident before seat belts. I was propelled from the back seat out the front windshield and have only the small scar from the rear view mirror as a result. I still know how lucky I am.
    3. Gang of readers and talkers.
    4. Wallpaper of a bucolic forest setting on my iPad, sunset over the ocean on my desktop, husband doing the dishes with aluminum reflections on my iPhone.
    5. Scarborough Fair, the Simon and Garfunkel version with Canticle.

    • whaat you have sea lions out your window? where do you live!!

  • Dylan Griffith

    1. can’t tell
    2. I have one across my left hand from karate chopping a glass
    3. Drunk!
    4. Sea Turtle, at the Boston Aquarium
    5.https://youtu.be/WLz-PBREFzA

  • Zach Berman

    1 – What’s happening outside the nearest window? – It’s dark outside…there are some cars parked and I can see the lights of downtown and North Van.

    2 – Do you have any scars? Describe one. – Yes. I have one on my pointer finger on my left hand. When I was in Grade 6 I bought a Ping Pong table from one of my best friends at his garage sale. Rolled it home with my sister. We went to unfold the table as instructed and the table collapsed on us, pinching our hands between the two sides. My sister and I had matching stitches and now have matching scars. I told my friend that I wanted a refund for the ping pong table. He refused. In Grade 12 a ping pong table collapsed on him and gave him 10 stitches. Be ware of the ping pong table.

    3 – If you formed a gang with your closest friends, what would be an accurate word to describe it? – Plant Pushers – a united group of vegan bullies.

    4 – What’s the current wallpaper on your cell phone or computer? Describe in as much detail as necessary. – My wife at the first peak of the Chief in Squamish… trees and mountains behind her. Two things I love…my wife, and nature.

    5 – If they turned your life into a movie, what song would play during the opening sequence? Post a Youtube link to the song if there is one. – oh good question…. definitely my favourite question. Coconut Flakes by Love as Laughter … but this answer would probably change on the daily – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiwCGZMEPpA

    • hahahha ping pong table justice !!!

  • Johan

    1 – What’s happening outside the nearest window?

    Nothing! Just a plain view of the building across the street. The sun is out though.

    2 – Do you have any scars? Describe one.

    I do! I have one on my stomach from when I was attacked by stray dogs in Kenya. It’s like a half circle framing my bellybutton.


    3 – If you formed a gang with your closest friends, what would be an accurate word to describe it? 
”Tamburförlamning” – Swedish term for stalling a goodbye.


    4 – What’s the current wallpaper on your cell phone or computer? Describe in as much detail as necessary. It’s an illustration of a car stuck in a swamp. The car is being watched by a swamp creature/ big foot-lookalike. It’s quite awesome!


    5 – If they turned your life into a movie, what song would play during the opening sequence? Post a Youtube link to the song if there is one.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vEj6e8ZH8g

  • Charlotte Davis

    1 – What’s happening outside the nearest window?
    Lots of motorbikes moving about, cold morning weather!
    2 – Do you have any scars? Describe one.
    On my thumb, from a friend’s dog who I got a bit too boisterous playing with on my 30th birthday – his tooth caught me and tore quite deep. Doggo was very apologetic.
    3 – If you formed a gang with your closest friends, what would be an accurate word to describe it?
    Messy
    4 – What’s the current wallpaper on your cell phone or computer? Describe in as much detail as necessary.
    An illustration of mushrooms on a white background
    5 – If they turned your life into a movie, what song would play during
    the opening sequence? Post a Youtube link to the song if there is one.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABcNAwytrOY

  • Kieran Harrod

    1- What’s happening outside the nearest window?
    There’s a cat, not mine, amongst a bunch of sun bleached abandoned garden toys strewn around like a scene from The Walking Dead

    2 – Do you have any scars? Describe one.
    A 2p sized one on my knee, the result of being overly confident on a motor scooter many years ago.

    3 – If you formed a gang with your closest friends, what would be an accurate word to describe it?
    Christian board gaming geeks

    4 – What’s the current wallpaper on your cell phone or computer? Describe in as much detail as necessary.
    A photograph from a luminarium in oranges and reds. The light streams through coloured PVC walls creating an otherworldly space: http://derby.graphics/luminarium-aboria-nottingham-lakeside-2015

    5 – If they turned your life into a movie, what song would play during the opening sequence? Post a Youtube link to the song if there is one.

    Tricky, maybe https://youtu.be/jExRZwo5lsM

  • 1- Adolescent are coming out od high school and are screaming.

    2- On my face. A small one on my right cheek: one cm long, 1mm wide, horizontal. Have it since my early childhood. It has stretched as I get old.

    3- In my adolescence, when I thought forming a gang was cool, the name was: The porn stars: we were all geeks into art and didn’t take anything serious.

    4- a black and white photo of a sign, that says “be nice or go away”.

    5- I would would like to hope: weary blues in a Harold Lloyd style.

  • Claudio A. Troncoso Rojas

    1 – What’s happening outside the nearest window? – I work in an architecture studio that looks into the interior of the block. That is why I see a lot of blind walls, some windows of other offices and apartments and at street level, in the center a green and leafy garden.

    2 – Do you have any scars? Describe one. – I have a scar on my left eyebrow. In the year I entered college I set out to do all the things I could not do while at school, and one of them was to put a ring on my eyebrow. But the problem is that the person who put the ring on my face did not know how to do it, so finally the ring was hanging from a piece of skin on my eyebrow, leaving me the scar.

    3 – If you formed a gang with your closest friends, what would be an accurate word to describe it? – We could describe my band as Sarcastic Miselaneos.

    4 – What’s the current wallpaper on your cell phone or computer? Describe in as much detail as necessary. – I have a photo of plants (mosteras), in black and white, very dark and bright at the same time. It’s an ominous photo.

    5 – If they turned your life into a movie, what song would play during the opening sequence? Post a Youtube link to the song if there is one. – It seems to me that the song for the beginning of the movie would be Graceless by The National, But that’s now, at this point in my life.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jpz_gUyImhw

  • Elissa Gibb

    1 – What’s happening outside the nearest window? – The sun is breaking through the clouds in Sonoma County, and there’s a family of quails tuttering about in a tree.
    2 – Do you have any scars? – My biggest scar (is only a centimeter long) is from swinging my arm into the sharp corner of a counter while walking … most of my scars are from being a bit of a clutz.
    3 – If you formed a gang with your closest friends, what would be an accurate word to describe it? – We’re hardly ever all in the same room at once, and more frequently we are scattered around the globe on various adventures, but when we are all together it’s a blast! We’re like a lady gang with a Rocket Power vibe, with fewer extreme sports and more extreme food-eating and beer tasting!
    4 – What’s the current wallpaper on your phone or computer? – Just one of the pictures that comes with an iPhone… Orange and purple flowers/foliage on a black background (but I do arrange my apps by color)
    5 – If they turned your life into a movie, what song would play in the opening sequence? – Strong Coffee by The Cat Empire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2gKHHmGXZ4

  • charX

    [1] There’s a garden with this small garden lake – there are red koi fish chillin.
    [2] I think i don’t have one, but when i was younger, i had a small scar right under the eye, when my younger brother hit me with broken porcelain deer (its pedestal was gone, there where just these pointy sharp legs) but unfortunately i can’t find it anymore.
    [3] occasional ADHD or something :D
    [4] phone: tarot card style – “crawling chaos” | pc: some beautiful girl (photo by Arthur Bashirov)
    [5] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikn3UXRhQiM

    • id like to propose we trade windows haha

  • taryn

    1 – What’s happening outside the nearest window? A fog is rolling in across the sound.
    2 – Do you have any scars? Describe one. Across my forearm, one inch, perpendicular to the veins. From an accident at work.
    3 – If you formed a gang with your closest friends, what would be an accurate word to describe it? Dissatisfied.
    4 – What’s the current wallpaper on your cell phone or computer? Describe in as much detail as necessary. My spirit animal – Petros Koublis’ photo ‘Invisibilia’ http://www.petroskoublis.com/d/10.html
    5 – If they turned your life into a movie, what song would play during the opening sequence? Post a Youtube link to the song if there is one. ‘Some Riot’ by Elbow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcI94hxvZsY

    • love that photo

  • thechandynasty

    1 – What’s happening outside the nearest window? I stare out onto the roof of the Canada Post building. They’ve painted a technicolor helicopter landing circle recently for some sort of film/tv shoot. Yesterday they added inflatable party furniture; today’s that’s gone and the lights are wrapped up in garbage bags.

    2 – Do you have any scars? Describe one. I have a scar on my finger from a cut from a soup can. I made myself a can of Chunky Soup after class when I was in junior high. Tragedy ensued.

    3 – If you formed a gang with your closest friends, what would be an accurate word to describe it? Extremely talkative and overly opinionated.

    4 – What’s the current wallpaper on your cell phone or computer? Describe in as much detail as necessary. Both are from Peanuts. On my phone, it’s one of the earlier drawings of Charlie Brown and Snoopy, when Snoopy was still drawn as a puppy. On my computer, it’s a newer picture of Snoopy on a typewriter on top of his house.

    5 – If they turned your life into a movie, what song would play during the opening sequence? Post a Youtube link to the song if there is one. https://youtu.be/8QghwNqlCRE

    • as soon as i saw it was you i wanted to know what song you picked! have you been making mixes still?

      • thechandynasty

        I’ve been putting playlists together as of late. I’ll send you an email.

  • Nate Carlson

    1–I’m deep in an office, I can see about two feet of tree out of a window the next room over.

    2–A few scars here and there, all of them from stupid things. The biggest one is by my elbow from when I fell on a stove iron when I was 2. Exciting stuff.

    3–Kindred and Scattered.

    4–Cy Twombly’s Leaving Paphos Ringed with Waves (III)

    5–It changes, but this has been with me recently: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMNH7KBye6s

    • finding so much great music from this last question

  • 1 – What’s happening outside the nearest window? –> I have no windows. I am an art teacher with no windows in my classroom.
    2 – Do you have any scars? Describe one. –> I have a crescent shaped scar next to my ear. My dad was showing me how well he could skip rocks, while I was swimming in a lake. He skipped one into my head. Whoops.
    3 – If you formed a gang with your closest friends, what would be an accurate word to describe it? –> The Overthinkers Club
    4 – What’s the current wallpaper on your cell phone or computer? Describe in as much detail as necessary. –> It’s a picture of my boys
    5 – If they turned your life into a movie, what song would play during the opening sequence? Post a Youtube link to the song if there is one. –>
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9Tb8TQfgiY

    • i like that he was showing you how to do it by throwing them at you

  • nofokking idea

    1.flat farmland.
    2.many , try jumping over a barb wire fence without the use of simple math.
    3.the unapproachables
    4.Desiree dolron, needs no introduction.
    5.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqJ1DiJi25c&list=PLWBC4LfYSi_p9YF06K24dpsUvDDuQx5-j&index=55

    many highs, some low’s as life is.
    why is there a secret room if you point out where it is and admission for free?

    • hahhaha #2

      it’s a bad secret i guess

  • mari

    1. it looks out on someone’s backyard, but the bottom half of the window is frosted, so i only have a view of the top half of a backyard — patio string lights and a fire escape. i can see the reflection of the long & skinny light from my office though the window, so it looks like a floating dan flavin piece or something.

    2. i have a small scar from a mild freak accident last summer… as i was reaching out to open the door of a building, someone on the 4th or 5th floor dropped a beer bottle out the window, and it landed directly on my outstretched wrist (right on top of a tattoo). so, now i have a small scar / nick in the tattoo reminding me the world is unpredictable.

    3. cozy

    4. a photo of a pink record crate, and the first record is an image of a man’s face. you can’t see much of him, but his eyes fit perfectly into the hole where the handle is. (maybe i found it on this site years ago?)

    5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB2oPAZzAsI
    is that dark? life is funny.

    • similar thing happened to me with a cigarette from like 4 floors above at a hotel in hawaii

      i dont think i posted the pink crate but it sounds like something i would if i saw it

      • mari

        so bizarre!! haha dam i have no idea where it’s from

  • will look up sam’s work!

    • Thomas Witte

      Mind blowing stuff

      • really like it

  • whose parrot!

  • adrianwho

    1 – What’s happening outside the nearest window?
    Cars driving past below and birds squeaking.

    2 – Do you have any scars? Describe one.
    Cut right above my right eye. At a friend’s birthday party 2 years ago, I got hyped up to break(dance). I threw down and at the end of my set I heard someone say “there’s blood on the ground!”. Right then I realized I cut my eye on a subwoofer and was veeery lucky to not have hit my eye instead. Ended up going to a bboy jam the next afternoon with bandages all over my right eye haha.

    3 – If you formed a gang with your closest friends, what would be an accurate word to describe it?
    Raw Mind Movement. If one word only, then probably paradox.

    4 – What’s the current wallpaper on your cell phone or computer? Describe in as much detail as necessary.
    It’s one of the Matisse blue nudes. Really like the color and abstraction and haven’t bothered to change my wallpaper for over a year now.

    5 – If they turned your life into a movie, what song would play during
    the opening sequence? Post a Youtube link to the song if there is one.
    Hard question! Maybe this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEV62AAZTw4

    • best song

    • Vanessa Tam

      HI A :)

      • adrianwho

        Hey!

  • Scarlet Fountain

    1. It’s raining. It has been for two days. It’s supposed to for another two.
    2. A crescent moon scar on my ankle, from a shard of a shattering teacup.
    3. My art teacher used to have a river gang when she was a kid – a group of friends who would wade up and down the middle of the creek at the back of their farm. They called themselves a slusher gang. Any gang I ever form is going to take their name, in her honour.
    4. An illustration of a cave in the base of a rock plateau, at night. It’s almost entirely black, the only slight illumination is what I like to think is a little fire someone’s huddled around inside the cave. Whenever I turn on my phone I check that the cave dweller’s survived another night.
    5. The Soft Voices Die by Apparat – https://youtu.be/lUoA4AOkzTI (not as angsty as it sounds, I promise)

  • Katie H

    1 What’s happening outside the nearest window?
    Palm trees swaying in a beautiful cool evening breeze and tree frogs (rather loudly) gettin nasty making those spring time tadpoles.

    2 Scars?
    Sure, lots! My favorite is my chin. 8 stitches acquired at 5 yrs old for attempting to parkour a mall fountain before parkour was an actual thing.

    3 Gang name?
    The Tallulah Ninjas

    4 Current phone wallpaper?
    A section of stencil that is the background to a mural that I modeled for. Blue and black geometric starburst pattern.

    5 Opening credit song to my Lifetime Movie? Tesselate by Alt-J
    https://youtu.be/Qg6BwvDcANg

  • 1 – What’s happening outside the nearest window?
    It’s dark and it’s raining
    2 – Do you have any scars? Describe one.
    I have a round, dime sized scar on my upper left arm from the “good old days” when kids got vaccinated against smallpox.
    3 – If you formed a gang with your closest friends, what would be an accurate word to describe it?
    Spry
    4 – What’s the current wallpaper on your cell phone or computer? Describe in as much detail as necessary.
    My cell phone is so old it can’t have wallpaper, it probably has a vaccination scar.
    My computer has no wallpaper–I’m Minimalist
    5 – If they turned your life into a movie, what song would play during
    the opening sequence? Post a Youtube link to the song if there is one.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBN86y30Ufc

  • 1 – Wind and rain are blowing and pelting the window, and it is night so there is only darkness and sound.
    2 – Yes, mostly small, one in the crevice between my chin and lower lip as a result of being hit in the face with a hockey stick in middle school. It cut through to my gums so stitches were necessary.
    3 – The Stylie Boys – We’re all very comedic and goof-off’s at heart, but with very different senses of fashion.
    4 – Current computer wallpaper is a desert scene (the same image I’ve always had since 2010) just dunes and the sky, but there are no signs of sunlight or a perception of time, it appears endless, nor are there plants, animals, or structures. The sand is a rich golden ochre, the sky an olive grey. There is a strong sense of blankness, it is serene.
    5 – Bill Callahan – Too Many Birds
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NELhSc7Ve3U

  • William Carnegie

    Out the window – magnolia blossoming in the front garden, bin men doing their weekly dervish, South London.
    Scars – fell through a glass table, carved thumb to the bone and severed tendon, now have tres attractive scar scissoring across hand and a healthy respect for glass tables.
    Gang – the Gang of Bore
    Wallpaper – Nemesis, scourge of the Terramight army, 2000AD, in all his demonic splendor
    Movie theme – machine, violent femmes
    https://youtu.be/zIKff0dT6So

  • Demian Janssen

    1 – What’s happening outside the nearest window? The money laundering matress-shop is being broken down as part of the gentrification of Rotterdam.

    2 – Do you have any scars? Two fern-shaped scars on both sides of my left ankle.

    3 – If you formed a gang with your closest friends, what would be an accurate word to describe it? Reuring.

    4 – What’s the current wallpaper on your cell phone or computer? Describe in as much detail as necessary. On my computer I have one of Stanley William Hayter’s viscosity print.

    5 – If they turned your life into a movie, what song would play during
    the opening sequence? Post a Youtube link to the song if there is one.

  • Hobie Fuerstman

    1. Trees are rustling in the wind on grey-skied day
    2. My right rib cage has light scrapes from gravel while learning to ride a bike hungover shirtless on a rainy day
    3. Cerebral
    4. A shrine in the back corner of esalen
    5. I can’t identify the theme or story that would carry through yet to name the opening song

  • PJ

    1) Wild cats gather together up in a hutong house roof.

    2) Got one scar at the calf of my left leg. That was like two years ago when I work at a local bar as a manager, I reached out for a bottle of rum and didn’t seize it well, then it fell and broke, one scattered glass just get into the calf and leaves that scar. However, my capability of alcohol is getting much better after that. (!?)

    3) Would be “The brotherhood of Pickups”, gotta drive through all the coastline highway days & night, on a pickup.

    4) That’s a minimal graphic I made for my podcast as identity, which would be describe as “sunrise at a beach” or “the moon shows up after eclipse”.

    5) “池田聡-濡れた髪のLonely”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JO3fBW2RoC8

  • Elena Malkov

    Hi Jeff,

    1 (Window) – Light rain is coating the trees in the alley.

    2 (Scar) – Small line by the inside of the elbow. The only word to describe the cause is: drinking.

    3 (Gang) – The Spirits of Phenomenology.

    4 (Phone) – “Real are the dreams of Gods, and smoothly pass / Their pleasures in a long immortal dream.” John Keats.

    5 (Song) – “Kodachrome” by Paul Simon. But maybe not.

    • best song about film

  • Narciso Espiritu Jr

    1 – What’s happening outside the nearest window?
    Overcast light, stale wind. A tree stands meekly behind powerlines. An ice cream truck chimes its routine.
    2 – Do you have any scars? Describe one.
    It’s on the bend of my knee and looks like a raisin. I endured it when I was eleven.
    3 – If you formed a gang with your closest friends, what would be an accurate word to describe it?
    The Worriers.
    4 – What’s the current wallpaper on your cell phone or computer? Describe in as much detail as necessary.
    It’s artwork Meredith Miotke, my girlfriend, did. The illustration features cascading hues of peach, yellow, orange, burgundy and a ripe lime green that color buildings and houses crawling down a hillside, sometimes separated by summer trees.
    5 – If they turned your life into a movie, what song would play during the opening sequence? Post a Youtube link to the song if there is one.
    The Dream by Thee Oh Sees: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zFFwnDyz7k

  • Kara R

    1 – It’s raining and grey… welcome to springtime in France!
    2 – My most visible scar is on my forehead (kinda like Harry Potter, much to my happiness) because I tripped on a treadmill while running towards newborn kittens.
    3 – Guacamole (because we eat a lot of it… obviously)!
    4 – On my lock screen, it’s a super overexposed black and white photo that I took and came out kind of cool when developed… a dark grey background with lots of various white and grey light squiggles (I sound a bit pretentious) and on my background it is a blurry photo that I took of Christmas lights hanging in the trees at a nighttime campus party. Apparently, I really like blurry photos.
    5 – This might have been the most difficult and it inspired a new essay about my family and friend’s thoughts on what should be the opening song to the movie of my life. Eventually, after thinking and going back and forth, I continually came back to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp2bdSxZGDA

    • bought a shirt with a split avocado embroidered onto it

      • Photo necessary, must see this shirt!

  • Carolyne Mason

    Thanks :-)

  • Kim

    1 – What’s happening outside the nearest window?
    Our cat is sitting in a DIYed screened-in cat box.

    2 – Do you have any scars? Describe one.
    One on the bottom of my foot. Visiting Oahu last summer after a hurricane had passed by the islands, a strong wave threw me and I landed foot first on a piece of coral!!

    3 – If you formed a gang with your closest friends, what would be an accurate word to describe it?
    beta-female

    4 – What’s the current wallpaper on your cell phone or computer? Describe in as much detail as necessary.
    It is a photo of a painting by Andrew Kuo, but from far away in a gallery. I don’t remember the painting’s name but it’s made of blue, purple, and white repeating shapes, on a gray background.

    5 – If they turned your life into a movie, what song would play during the opening sequence? Post a Youtube link to the song if there is one.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsuYccBPbLU

    • coral is the worst! you have to really scrub it out

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  • Vanessa Tam

    1 – I accidentally took a 4 hour nap today and am now wide awake at 11pm so outside my window rn is just darkness, peace and quiet. My favourite time to get work done actually…

    2 – I have a little Harry Potter scar at the top of my forehead from when I was like 8 or 9 years old in after school care. We were playing on one of those teeter totter things and were purposefully taking turns bumping each other by slamming the seat of the teeter totter on the ground. Long story short, I was a pretty small kid who got bumped super hard, flipped up into the air and cracked my head open. After being rushed to the Emergency room I walked away with a fresh concussion and 7 stitches.

    3 – Hmm, our gang would probably be called “The Known Unknowns” or something like that. In one word though? Hustlers.

    4 – I run an IFTTT recipe that automatically updates my phone background to display the last photo I posted on IG. So currently, it’s the order of burgers and fries my friend and I ate while I was visiting her in SF a few days ago.

    5 – I really liked how Aziz Ansari soundtracked the birth of himself and his friends in America with a popular track from the year they were born in one of the episodes of “The Master of None.” So inspired by that, this would be mine “birth soundtrack”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZjAantupsA

    • #4 – omg that’s genius, i never knew you could do that!!!

  • João Gabriel Souza

    1. Not much, the sun is lightning the buildings a few blocks away from here. All is quiet.

    2. Yes, all my scars are from skateboarding, and although this makes me sound badass, I don’t really skate much, so they were all done in the dumbest way possible.

    3. The Slow Drunks

    4. I try to change my wallpaper constantly, as being an illustrator I think is a great and easy way to keep myself inspired. I also like them to be as weird as possible. My current one is a picture by Evelyn Bencicova, which is a sphynx cat sitting on a table full of sushis (?) against a pale background. The lack of contrast gives it a alien vibe to it that I really liked.

    5.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usksH8B07do

  • timothy515

    1 – The sun is trying to break through the clouds with the umbrella & plants on the balcony waving in a stiff breeze.
    2 – When I was quite young my right index finger got caught in the gears of an 8mm projector and left a scar.
    3 – ready
    4 – On my phone is a picture of my daughter at the airport, excited to be on her way to Dublin to study.
    5 – Makin Some Noise – Tom Petty

  • 1 – Whats happening outside the nearest window?: Nothing really, it’s quite peaceful in Lorain Ohio.

    2 – Do you have any scars?: I’ve had my spine repaired, shoulder repaired, and i have a few long scratches among one of my arms..so yeah..

    3 – If you formed a gang with your closest friends, what would be an accurate word to describe it?: The Smileys from Manhunt.

    4 – Whats the current wallpaper on your cell phone or computer? Describe in as much detail as necessary: Broly from Dragon Ball Z fighting Beerus the Destroyer.

    5 – If they turned your life into a movie, what song would play during the opening sequence? Post a Youtube link to the song if there is one: MrAdamMassacres ECW styled cover of Sandmans theme..

  • Chloe Merbis

    1 – What’s happening outside the nearest window?
    A murky day, windy – trees blowing – buildings steadfast
    2 – Do you have any scars? Describe one.
    Left elbow – innocent dirt bike accident
    3 – If you formed a gang with your closest friends, what would be an accurate word to describe it?
    A bad attempt of the Heidi group
    4 – What’s the current wallpaper on your cell phone or computer? Describe in as much detail as necessary.
    Changing landscapes
    5 – If they turned your life into a movie, what song would play during the opening sequence? Post a Youtube link to the song if there is one.
    Smoke city underwater love
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuLjsW8XhY4

  • Eric Hosford

    1 – What’s happening outside the nearest window?
    Next door is a small white dog, politely walking in its small backyard. Behind us there are two dogs, a shi tzu and a jack russell barking wilding at nothing.

    2 – Do you have any scars? Describe one.
    I have a 1.5″ scar on the palm of my right hand from a skin graft. My finger got caught in a garage door and lost a chunk, but regrew a good amount with the graft. It’s a fun story to tell people.

    3 – If you formed a gang with your closest friends, what would be an accurate word to describe it?
    Futurama-Reference

    4 – What’s the current wallpaper on your cell phone or computer? Describe in as much detail as necessary.
    my lock screen on my phone is detailed gouache painting of an anatomically correct lobster I made, and the home screen is my dog, a black mini schnauzer, waiting for me to throw her the ball for fetch at my in-laws backyard.

    5 – If they turned your life into a movie, what song would play during the opening sequence? Post a Youtube link to the song if there is one.
    I’d like to think it would be something bright and uplifting like Pizzicato Five or strong and punchy like The Dirtbombs.

    Pizzicato Five- A Perfect World
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpmKlmWpIhk

    The Dirtbombs- Start the Party
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NE3VTL4IOts

    • +1 for futurama

  • Muz Choudhury

    1. There is a pile of building materials that is waiting in silence for my phase 2 of my house renovation. I finished stage 1 it took 2 years of my life and burnt me out literally. There is a squirrel playing on it which feels calm.
    2. I have a scar on my left leg. when I was 13 I went to call my cousin from a phonebox as my mum never let me speak to my cousin due to family fueds. A man came in to mug me and stabbed me and I nearly died.
    3. My gang would be the crazy nutters!
    4. Wallpaper is the standard samsund s4 boy holding a bunch of balloons jumping for joy.
    5. Song/ video would be lucky star by Madonna. the vibes and the fact that I am pretty lucky I tell myself reminds me of this song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThHz9wlBeLU

    • wow that scar story is the most intense of any i’ve read so far

  • Dustin Gaudin

    One / All’s quiet this evening, but to be honest probably someone doing drugs.

    Two / A few, notably one on the head from being pushed down stairs as a youth.

    Three / Done that, Dairy Boys. Drift team on which only one of us owns a car. In a word, volatile.

    Four / Just a black wallpaper, always.

    Five / I’d have to steal. Alex Ebert, “America For Me” is incredibly cinematic, though as a Canadian it could be confusing. I’d just hope no one from A Most Violent Year noticed…
    If I couldn’t clear that, SpottieOttieDopaliscious is a close second.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLw_Gm63L2g

    • never heard this song before, thanks!

  • Rohini

    1 – What’s happening outside the nearest window?
    It’s drizzling on the rocks and bamboos and my succulents are getting fed. It’s beautiful.

    2 – Do you have any scars? Describe one.
    I have a keloid on my thigh. In university, I ran into the elevator to be the first one in so I got to sit on the chair inside, which is usually for the elevator operator. I jumped up because I felt a surge of heat through my jeans, and when I looked, somebody had left an open tube of industrial glue there, which burnt right through my skin. I used to be shy wearing a swimsuit, but it’s just a part of me now, and I don’t plan to ever remove it surgically.

    3 – If you formed a gang with your closest friends, what would be an accurate word to describe it?
    Peaceful Overthinkers

    4 – What’s the current wallpaper on your cell phone or computer? Describe in as much detail as necessary.
    Rus Khasanov’s gorgeous colourful liquid artworks

    5 – If they turned your life into a movie, what song would play during the opening sequence? Post a Youtube link to the song if there is one.
    These Days – Nico
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_z_UEuEMAo

  • 1 – leaf moving with wind .
    2 – my right foot is a scar by it self
    3 – The nothing gang .
    4 – Black rectangle with a white cloud .
    5 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COSPHLq8y98

  • 1 – What’s happening outside the nearest window?
    Traffic is building up. That’s my next hour :(
    2 – Do you have any scars? Describe one.
    Many. 13cm cut where a metal plate was screwed to my collar bone with 6 small screws.
    3 – If you formed a gang with your closest friends, what would be an accurate word to describe it?
    counterproductive-adventure-time
    4 – What’s the current wallpaper on your cell phone or computer? Describe in as much detail as necessary.
    Hard to see through the shattered glass of my old iPhone…
    5 – If they turned your life into a movie, what song would play during the opening sequence? Post a Youtube link to the song if there is one.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sUXMzkh-jI

  • Patrick Sullivan

    1. The winds blowing and there’s a 200 year old oak in the back swaying along with the decades old trees.

    2. I have a scar on my chin that causes my beard to be snow white just on that patch.

    3. The Goon Corrall

    4. My current wallpaper is the “Good Bye to a World” by Porter Robinson graphic that was used in his recent tour with Madeon. It has all of the lyrics of the song in Madeon’s made-up alphabet. The characters are white with a black background.

    5. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hAHD6WQSBWo

  • Kathryn Peck

    1 – a pine tree is moving gently against the breeze. someone just walked by on their way to a meeting, or coffee, or heading home (even though it’s morning I work at a academic health center so people come and go all day/night)
    2- I have a pretty good scar on my left arm, near by elbow. I was five, had my dress shoes on and was “skating” on the back deck after it had rained. I slipped and feel off the side and fell a few feet but landed with my arm under me. I ran in the house and yelled “I broke my arm!” Went to the hospital, put me in a cast and you’d think that would be the end. Well they screwed up, didn’t set the bone correctly (I had dislocated my elbow along with breaking some bones), so they had to re-break it, put pins in. And here we are. It still doesn’t straighten all the way.
    3 – Ruthless.
    4 – it’s a piece by Ryan Heshka. A woman has her hands up near her face and there’s a pink bat near her. I think it’s from a series he did in outer space?
    5 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJQk0jDZx8o

    • love ryan heshka’s work

  • 1 – What’s happening outside the nearest window? – I see the wind in the leaves of the trees; pretty quiet.

    2
    – Do you have any scars? Describe one. – I have one that is really big
    on my right knee. I call it my slug, because it is large and it looks
    like a slug.

    3 – If you formed a gang with your closest friends, what would be an accurate word to describe it? – Original

    4
    – What’s the current wallpaper on your cell phone or computer? Describe
    in as much detail as necessary. – A gradient from violet to beige. It
    is a wallpaper that comes with my Apple cellphone.

    5 – If they turned your life into a movie, what song would play during
    the
    opening sequence? Post a Youtube link to the song if there is one. –
    Kate Bush: Wuthering Heights:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BW3gKKiTvjs

    • haha so far the only person that keeps it OG with the wallpapers that the product comes with

  • 1 – What’s happening outside the nearest window?
    Not much. Our neighbor is occasionally laughing like a pirate at whatever he’s watching on TV. Also: occasional raccoons.

    2 – Do you have any scars? Describe one.
    I have a hernia operation scar that is nearly invisible. Going under anaesthetic and then popping awake in what felt like a click of the fingers was a very strange experience.

    3 – If you formed a gang with your closest friends, what would be an accurate word to describe it?
    Agitated Mixologists

    4 – What’s the current wallpaper on your cell phone or computer? Describe in as much detail as necessary.
    A photo of my wife on our Palm Springs honeymoon in a very small bikini. No, you can’t see.

    5 – If they turned your life into a movie, what song would play during the opening sequence? Post a Youtube link to the song if there is one.
    Eno – The True Wheel
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bPbToMJmCI

    • im imagining the pirate laugh

      • It’s like a hearty “haa haa haa haaaaa” slightly descending, half-real, half-performance.

  • great tune! hope you’re good man!

  • DZz

    1. Sunset, trees, houses, puddles and there are no peoples
    2. It a small scar near at my smallest toe on a right feet. I was injured of a something cut in swimming pool
    3. The Hungovers
    4. Official art from Far Cry Primal – a scene of the ancient hunting on a moose
    5. Barbara Streisand – Memories
    https://youtu.be/78Ruh0ewBVo

  • Guntars Šmits

    #1
    –> Window
    Snow is mentingon lush blossoming leaves
    (it is spring time in Latvia, but tonight a snow fell)

    #2
    –> Scar
    I have loads scars, but non of them with a good story.
    For example a big scar on my left hands index finger
    – tryed to fix my wifes deoderans, knife slipped. Interesting Packman shaped scar, but nothing extraordinary.

    #3
    –> Gang
    Kindergarten

    #4
    –> Wallpaper
    One panoramic photo on two monitors from trip to India. On top of a small hill inside a web of colorful prayre flags. Vista of green trees and small houses, clouds handing on moutaintops. First time being in big mountains.

    #5
    –> Intro music
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8sAiOa_2Ow

  • Ali

    1. It’s dark outside and buildings obstruct any view of twinkling city lights.
    2. I had abusive friends as a tween. One day I responded to some name-calling by pulling my friend’s hair. She then dug her nail into my hand and I’ve had a crescent scar ever since.
    3. Depressed and Unsure
    4. This image: http://68.media.tumblr.com/a2663d5cec087b9be3a533c0b63e0e66/tumblr_o8tpkoyNan1ubhshuo2_500.png by Victoria Vincent! I discovered her here!
    5. Perhaps Lobby by Cibo Matto: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFsWg_4ufeQ

  • pdestrienne

    1. trees around a parking lot
    2. I have a keloid on my collarbone that people ask about but I don’t know how I got. I want to make up a good story to satisfy them but haven’t come up with one yet.
    3. Sloth Collage
    4. Violet-green amorphous blobs, from an artist featured here.
    5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-aB4wtWiYI

  • bebop hardbop

    1- spectacle of Bodrum hill with houses and trees, birds are singing…
    2- left leg, two stitches…dog bit me when i was 8.
    3- the problem of highly awareness
    4- photo of my left hand on bass keyboard ( f#m6 chord )
    5- https://youtu.be/6635EoKWb9I

  • Lucy Sole

    Hi Jeff! Love the site – here are my answers:

    1 – What’s happening outside the nearest window? The construction crew is eating lunch outside my building on the streets of NYC.
    2 – Do you have any scars? Describe one.
    A slit down my forearm from a surgery I had when I was 8 – its shaped like a hockey stick – I had a stroke at birth and this surgery was to help with the dexterity in my right hand – didnt really help much. I remember the doctor insisted on pulling out the stitches – so painful! it was the worst!
    3 – If you formed a gang with your closest friends, what would be an accurate word to describe it?
    We have a group text called the Kardashians
    4 – What’s the current wallpaper on your cell phone or computer? Describe in as much detail as necessary.
    It is a black and white photo of a happy meal but instead of the Mcdonalds logo its the Chanel logo – I like things alil salty + sweet/good + evil/ etc
    5
    – If they turned your life into a movie, what song would play during
    the opening sequence? Woodkid – Iron – His stuff is so epic!! It changed the way I work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSkb0kDacjs

  • Rachel Webb

    1 Beautiful trees dripping in the rain after a week of heat.
    2 Some inner and some on my body. A long one beside the elbow of my right arm from where a cat scratched me when I was rescuing him from a lake – 48 years ago.
    3 Eccentric, witchy, feminist druid druggies.
    4 It’s a photo I took in some local caves on a tour, very abstract with deep shadows and geometrical patches of light cast by the underground lamps.
    5 The Sensual World by Kate Bush – ‘stepping out of the page into the sensual world ‘https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1DDndY0FLI

  • 1 – I can only see a slice of blue sky behind power lines, window bars, and a thin film of grime.
    2 – My most significant rests right above my left eyebrow. It is one of my earliest memories. I fell off a porch railing onto the corner of a brick step when I was very young. When the doctors stitched me up, I didn’t cry or cause trouble. I knew I would be ok.
    3 – The Darkest Cup – combining Death Metal and coffee.
    4 – My computer uses an app called Satellite Eyes (http://satelliteeyes.tomtaylor.co.uk/) that grabs a screenshot of a map and processes the image through a black and white and halftone filter of the city I’m currently in.
    5 – Gregory Porter – Painted on Canvas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsMiYMErrQ8

  • Ivy Duval

    it’s snowing : )

    I like the pencil lead scar tattoo on my rib cage from jumping onto a book bag in a backseat down my cousin Suzy’s when I was 11

    everybody liked the Baseball Furies but I kinda liked the Gramercy Riffs more. Somehow Cyrus reminded me of my older brother

    Warhol’s Empire film

    Parasite – Kiss

  • Alison Kreitzberg

    1 – What’s happening outside the nearest window?

    Two white people are walking two dogs. Other than that it is pretty calm. I can hear cars on the freeway a couple blocks away and on the main street that’s around the corner from my house. Its hot and still.

    2 – Do you have any scars? Describe one.

    I have a scar on my left wrist from cutting myself when I was a teenager. I don’t remember exactly how old I was, but it was probably when I was 15 or 16. It runs perpendicular to my arm, right above the last crease. When I was in art college, I made a sketch of the act (a razor blade at my wrist) and turned it into a lithograph. I hardly notice it any more, but it reminds me of a time I was in a lot of pain and felt powerless, cutting myself made me feel better, like I had some control in my life.

    3 – If you formed a gang with your closest friends, what would be an accurate word to describe it?
    Pussy Pack.

    4 – What’s the current wallpaper on your cell phone or computer? Describe in as much detail as necessary.

    I just have the default it came with. I haven’t gotten around to changing it, its a few shades of light blue with a bit of gradient and three swooshes.

    5
    – If they turned your life into a movie, what song would play during
    the opening sequence? Post a Youtube link to the song if there is one.

    This is a hard one. Probably https://vimeo.com/96813307





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