Why do all of the fun craft/art shows/flea markets that are once a month in Philly always happen on the same day? It STINKS!!! I want to go to all of them but right now my loyalty lies with mew gallery and craftadelphia!


urgent, missing person

-cross posted-

My friend, Colin Dorrian, has been missing since Monday. He is a threat to himself (but not others); he is suicidal, and we need any help we can to find him as quickly as possible.

Colin is a sweet, funny person, loved by his friends and family, and we desperately need your help to find him. If you see Colin, or you see his truck, please call the Philadelphia police detectives' division:

215 686 3183

Colin drives a red, Ford Ranger pickup truck. The vehicle information is as follows:
2003 Ford Ranger, red, regular cab, short bed
Plate # YMZ5014
VIN: 1FTYR10D43TA42613

You can contact me directly at abramjo @ earlham . edu
(without the spaces)

Thank you for your help!

Mark Mothersbaugh's Postcard Diaries and my clothing in Bambi Boutique

Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo, has also scored all of the Wes Anderson films (Life Aquatic, Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tennenbaums. Not only that but he has done the music for RUGRATS!, and Clifford the Big Red Dog. Come see his postcard diaries at Bambi Boutique and Gallery in Fishtown! Shameless self promotion: I'll be there and so will my shirts, come check them out! The opening reception is at 6pm and it goes until 10pm
Bambi Boutique is located at 1817 Frankford Ave. in Philadelphia, PA 19125 (in Fishtown if you are familiar with Philadelphia)
Hope some of you can make it!
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Research Participants Needed!

Contribute to psychological research
on thoughts and emotions at the
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Participation involves completing several computerized questionnaires and decision-making experiments.

All data are confidential.

If you are interested in participating,
please contact Ben at 215-746-3338.

All research will take place at 36th and Market St., Philadelphia, PA
Procedures will take up to 2 hours, and you will be paid $20/hour for your time.

Live film soundtrack this Sunday (for fans of film, experimental music, classical, rock)

Hey everyone

This Sunday afternoon on the UPenn campus, there will be a really neat screening of a silent film with a live improvised soundtrack performed by Relache. I've taken the liberty of copy/pasting the info on it below, as I think some of you might be interested in coming out to see it.

Sun. 1/28/07 3:00PM @ International House
3701 Chestnut St., Philadelphia

......Buster Keaton's THE GENERAL: a new live score by Relache
......Randall Woolf's "Bring Your Own Dancer"

Considered by critics as one of the greatest comedies of all time, The General (1927) is Buster Keaton's fast-paced tour de force. Pitted between the love for his locomotive and his sweetheart, Johnnie embarks on the craziest train ride in film.

Philadelphia's contemporary music gurus, Relache, will test their mettle as they perform a self-composed score full of the daring improvisation that put them on the map. Paired with Randall Woolf's kinetic "Bring Your Own Dancer," this multisensory extravaganza is sure to be a highlight of the 06/07 season.

Special student rates available. Call 215-569-9700 or visit for more info.

See you there!
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    Aphex Twin

textile engineering, anyone?

Hi! I'm currently at Villanova studying God-knows-what. I was originally going for chemical engineering because I like science as well as "making stuff" but it doesn't seem to be running too smoothly. Too much "sciencey"-science, not as pratical or hands-on as I hoped it would be. Then there's the school itself . . . but that's another story. I love fashion design and crafts, even though my drawing ability is kinda mediocre. I've been crocheting since elementary school but only starting knitting in high school. Oh, and I sew as well!

Anyways, through the magic of Google I discovered what sounded like a dream program - textile engineering - at a school not far from my current one! but a little late to apply as a frosh.
Does anyone have any experience with this program (either undergrad or grad - I can wait it out a few years!), or know if it's difficult to get into? Any words of wisdom would be appreciated!

also, what septa lines if any go near the school? is regional rail an option into center city?