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Sunday, July 23, 2006

Why I Haven't Been Blogging Lately

Because it takes up way too much time! For instance, the photos that are supposed to appear throughout this posting? Suddenly, they are not appearing. And I'm too tired right now to fix this. So bear with me until I can.

And also because, my friends, I've been busier than a raccoon eating shit out of a hairbrush! I sold my house, yes, I'm housesitting, I'm working pretty near seven days a week, and yo, I'm moving into a new apartment. Which has to be the raddest bachelorette pad ever. So I'm going to make my own curtains and lamps and whatnot. You'll see!

On top of all this, I've been partying with my friend Matty, who recently came over for a gay-guy-straight-girl slumber party: WHEEEE!

You might not know this, but Matty and I are both equally talented at playing the piano and the guitar. We dream of making an album together, but which of us would look better on the cover?




As you can see, we both get extremely carried away by our emotions when we play.

Or perhaps one of us is emulating the other and is only pretending to be truly posessed by the demon lover we call "the keyboard."




But enough of the piano! Our real instrument is the guitar, the true mainstay of rock and roll.Though perhaps you wouldn't guess this from the pose. Look, friends, these are promotional pictures, meant only to increase our record sales. At certain times in one's career, one does not need to play in order to become famous for it.

I do think Matty looks very coy in this pose.




But none of these portraits are truly worthy of the cover. We needed, on this evening, to come up with the shot of all shots, one that would really express our feelings about the instrument.My own take on this "who would look better on the cover" question is to let it go. . . as evidenced in the shot where I am pouring my heart out through my fingertips and into the ivories, it's the music that matter -- and is has to be! But Matty tends to get carried away with his rock n' roll fury. Is it the angst that comes when one plays a power chord on the old guitar, or is it a sense of rivalry?

You will find out the answer later, when I am once again able to post images. But for now, I cannot, so I must bid you adieu. I have much more to share, my good people, and little time in which to share it.

33 Comments:

Blogger digitic said...

Oh, my god ... which one is Ing and which is Matt?

I can't tell!

But you both look fabulous!!!

Of course.

11:28 AM

 
Blogger digitic said...

Oh! and CONGRATS on your new apt!!!

Now, weren't we supposed to have some discussion about something recently acquired and about a certain person to visit?

Hmmmm?

11:29 AM

 
Blogger Labbie said...

On the first set of pics, Matt takes the point for being funnier. Advantage Matt.
On the second set of pics, you take the point for being sexier. All even at one.
On the third set of pics, Matt takes the point for being more humorous, and because you look like you're ready to take a shot to the butt. Advantage Matt.
And on the fourth set of pics, you take the point because, being the straight man that I am (I am), I would much rather fantasize (fantacize, fantacise, whatever) about what's behind your guitar than his. All even after four. I will need more pics to determine the best cover. :p

9:07 PM

 
Blogger Labbie said...

PS: My God, woman, you're white!

9:07 PM

 
Blogger purplesimon said...

Release the record with two different covers. Whichever sells the best will give you your answer.

You both look cute to me, but I'm weird like that.

purplesimon out...

5:37 AM

 
Blogger josh williams said...

You could do one of those cool morphing covers where you look at it one angle tilt it the other way, Matt. Include a post with all the photos,(even the out-takes) we all know you are both serious muscians and your music stands by itself, but the photos will show your humanity, they will make you more accesable for adoration. Thats my thoughts...Strong work!When ya going on tour?

7:18 AM

 
Blogger sage said...

ever the cynic, I want to ask, what's the us of a record/CD cover in this age of i-pod downloads...

looks like you had fun, are you going to give out free samples of your music too? Congratulations on selling your house and obtaining a new apt

7:26 AM

 
Blogger Jab @ BZT said...

Is that a Fender CG11E CG guitar?

I had one of those. Nice playing little thing it is. Although, I traded my off for a Takamine G320. I needed the extra frets of a full sized ax.

Got a kick out of the pix by the way.

7:39 AM

 
Blogger Karyn said...

I am. So jealous.

That looks like so much fun!

I can't decide who looks more fabulous. I think you should mirror your poses on the album cover... ie: Ing looks in the mirror and there's Matty in the same pose looking back through the mirror at Ing.

The first guitar one - Matt has a Betty Boopish quality to the way his hips are tucked back and his butt is tweaked out.

And ps, how freaking tall are you??? Height and bone structure?

Did I mention I'm jealous?

12:30 PM

 
Blogger ticharu said...

Hilarious! I couldn't help but notice the vinyl!!! Ticharu is curious!
As for the album cover. The last pics on the floor with the guitar are classic. Very well done.

8:09 PM

 
Blogger Karen Little said...

It's hard to say... You're both so hot... I do like your skirt quite a lot, though...

2:58 AM

 
Blogger matty said...

You know, Ing is holding out. She did some very clever poses with a certain object demonstrating an act which Alan taught her.

There is also an extraordinary photo taken just after Ing did an incredible guitar solo and just wiped out. This was at the end of the evening and I caught it all on film, but that film was in Ing's cam. Well, I guess it wasn't film. It was a chip. Digital and all.

Ing rocks. ...that should be the name of the LP.

11:08 PM

 
Blogger Jab @ BZT said...

Correction, not that anyone gives a hoot, it's a Takamine G330B.

8:48 AM

 
Blogger Jab @ BZT said...

By the way, that IS a lot of vinyl behind yous. What kind of turntable do you play those on?

8:49 AM

 
Blogger Polyman2 said...

Have you thought of a title for the album?
Good luck with the new apt.

1:08 PM

 
Blogger Brookelina said...

Everytime I come here I just want to be you. It's very disconcerting.

2:34 PM

 
Blogger matty said...

Ms. Ing -- Exceptional dinner party! I was transformed back to the daze of home cooked meals, stoner music, dancing and we all had fun watching you and Mark thru the windows after we "left" !!!

Whoo-hoo! You go, girrrrrrl!

so where are the pix and that new profile picture I took for you after you passed out from the glory of it all!?!?!?!

11:00 AM

 
Blogger josh williams said...

I just returned from a party, I told them about this hot new duo, they were falling all over, stunned! I know Rock Stars!
As you remember we discussed "when" you became a Rock Star I was your manager, and by default Matts ( I have the signatures)...So its a wonderful thing, Shine on you crazy diamonds!

10:44 PM

 
Blogger matty said...

Commander Josh -- Please. Just make sure that all of our M&M's are arranged by color back stage. And, I do believe Ing will agree --- we will have no brown M&M's within 25 feet of our dressing room. Thanks. Oh, and you'll be pleased to know that Ing and I were working on our "on stage" dance moves for the upcoming tour. ...Peaches, move over.

Commander Josh --- Were you able to secure that date for us at the Staples Centre in LA? I hope so because Ing said she was going to fire you if we had to work in that bathroom of an auditorium, The Forum. And, we both know -- she's the boss....

12:39 AM

 
Blogger matty said...

Could we also play Albert Hall when we do the UK leg of our tour?

...or, do we have to actually record the record first?

1:34 AM

 
Blogger josh williams said...

Ing: Nice Avatar...
Matt:I got the dates lined up and on the fifth I have Annie Lebowitz lined up to do some photos for your upcoming Rolling Stone feature article and cover. I have all the brown M & Ms seperated and will send them to goodwill for the poor.(makes for good press)I've already planted some stories that you both were thinking about solo projects, which should generate press. Gotta go no rest for a manager.

6:01 AM

 
Blogger matty said...

Commander Josh! You are the absolute best! Have no idea what Ing is up to. Am worried she is out on another one of her benders beating up reporters and the like! Help!

3:01 PM

 
Blogger purplesimon said...

Just noticed your new profile pic.

If I had tits I'd have laughed them off by now. Or stayed in and played with them. All. Day. Long.

purplesimon out...

6:27 AM

 
Blogger matty said...

Doesn't she look great!?!?! But, Ing always rocks!

Ing -- where d'ya go?

Actually, I spoke to you way too briefly last night but still no blog of your incredible party!??!?

6:56 AM

 
Blogger josh williams said...

ing beat the reporters and then apologize with all your heart. Go into rehab where you can shop for a personal banker in peace. Matt, act as if you are worried about her, talk about her music and how she suffers for the people and I will try to see if I can write an unauthorized biography of ya'll and your band. Oh this is going to be such a shit your pants sucess...I am so close to having a 24/7 station set up on satallite radio. More updates later but my passion of work is calling.Had I more time I would have proof read this note...JW

8:16 PM

 
Blogger matty said...

Commander Josh --- Good thinking. I wonder if we can ask Ing to ask the photo journalists of the world to meet with her to help her understand her behavior. I think that might be a good move. And she needs to state that this call for help, understanding and attention have nothing to do with the promotion of our soon to be released LP. This about forgiveness and public admiration.

...I do so with we could locate Ing.

She is quite busy with work and decoration of her new apartment. ...at least this is what she is saying. However, there are reports all over SF that she is out till all hours closing the clubs, dancing on the bars and beating up photographers who attempt to take her picture.

And, I heard her latest attempt to leave work early due to heat exahustion went ignored after they found her passed out under that table at the bar across the street.

...come back to your blog ing, ing.

matty

...but I did post pix of Ing's fab party on my site yesterday! It was an awesome "do" and she looked so hot!!!! (of course, Ing always looks hot)

10:24 PM

 
Blogger Friends of McDougal said...

I accidentally followed you over here after seeing your profile pick on that motherfucker Josh Williams' blog.

I was immediately aroused to the point where ...

Well ..

Anyway. Let's just say I'membarrassed and ashamed for how I acted on your behalf.

Well ... not on your behalf so much as in your presence.

Well ... not that really, either.

You're not in Manitoba, are you?

I'm sorry, but I take a lot of drugs.

Can I borrow some fucking money?

5:15 PM

 
Blogger Chris Capp said...

You're both very sick.






And I mean that in the best way.




It's always a great party when people take off their pants and straddle guitars!




Makes me realize how boring we are down here in SoCal.



- C.

1:40 AM

 
Blogger ginab said...

Hands down you win Ing (sorry Matty!) and I'm straight! Straight as a straight razor! Women are curvy and that's that. We win.

But who owns a piano?

-g+bb

PS: I'm so glad you didn't smash your guitar!!!!

5:13 AM

 
Blogger lryicsgrl said...

Sophie's choice. Hmmm??

I love the sock puppets, tho, really. If you click on blockheads burritos, over at Gina's you will see why.
Yes, I comment on the unobvious, but for obvious reasons. Self promotion? Sorry, about that. Really.

Now, a raccoon eats shit outta of hairbrush??

OK, jealous of all the fun....keep on rockin babies....

ttfn

11:39 AM

 
Blogger Chris Capp said...

Your new profile pic rules the universe.





Just thought you should know that.





.

1:03 AM

 
Blogger ginab said...

Hey-um I just noticed: everyone, imagine Matty wearing Ing's shoes in those of the Picasso guitar player pose.

Now, look at both their legs.

How does that happen?

-g+bb

7:22 AM

 
Blogger josh williams said...

After the video and the advertising I worked out with the lable it seems you guys owe them nearly half a million! So get to work on your next CD cause as your manager you owe me over 2 million and thats just after the first CD! You two are red hot! Get to work I am so proud!

7:33 PM

 

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