brandnewswastikas: We named our son Rex because we hated him when he was born. In retrospect, this wasn’t the greatest idea because after fourteen years of living with the guy we’ve found that he’s not so bad after all.
RE: ostensibly windows, then some other stuff...
sometimes, very late at night, when i’m out smoking or whatever, i look up at apartment buildings and scan to see if anybody’s lights are on. then i wonder, what are they doing up at this hour? it’s one of those mundane “deep” things, this windows thing. i mean, i think it’s probably happened to most people at some point - that little dawning that each of those...
RE: pleasant coincidences of music and...
my first proper listen of smoke ring for my halo was one time i was sitting in the car waiting for someone in the mall parking lot as the sun went down, sometime in i guess august. i think i was kind of drifting in and out of a nap, and i remember by the time “ghost town” rolled around i was perfectly relaxed somewhere between the in and out, and everything was cast in that great...
if i were to MS paint a joint into a picture of walt whitman, and caption it “leaves of grass”, would it be “ironically dumb” funny, or just regular dumb-sans-funny? how about “the simple, compact, well-roll’d j”?
am i uncool for just now listening to & liking psychic chasms?
RE: firefox's suggested corrections for the typo...
RE: precision of expression: speech vs. writing
i find my thoughts much easier to tame in writing than in speech. not just because of the benefit of editing time, but also because writing gives me tools that aren’t available in speech, that help shape it into something clear without actually excising anything. parentheses, for example; in speech, parenthetical observations come off as overflow - chunks breaking up the sentence, as if my...
RE: real estate
been really getting into their s/t since last night. missed a chance to go see them in the summer, now hella regret.
in the midst of last night’s corrosive introspection/depressive bent, i put on “apartment #9”, and for a moment, i actually felt better. i know that tammy’s sadness in actuality is a million miles removed from my own, but there’s something in her voice, like it’s channeling my sadness, and whoever else might be out there listening to it’s sadness, and that...
RE: martha marcy may marlene
just saw. interesting movie. did a weird thing to me; you know that feeling where, after the movie finishes and you try to think back on it, all of a sudden it’s like big pieces of it have just evaporated, and you realize you must have fallen asleep somewhere in there? i felt like that as soon as i stepped out of the theatre, but i know i was awake and paying attention the whole time. ...
RE: people who say they don't like the beatles
i’m wary of people who say they don’t like the beatles. well, not on principle, i guess. i mean, the beatles are still just another band and it’s conceivable and perfectly valid that someone could just not enjoy them all that much. and i’d be okay with that. but of all the people i’ve met who say they don’t like the beatles - and there aren’t many -...
whenever i put on eccsame the photon band -...
RE: stooges pt. 2
and then, somehow, they topped it. where the s/t was too goony for swagger, funhouse oozes it. where the s/t was all dry, stripped-down whiteboy bluntness, funhouse is corrosive greasy. and perhaps most significantly, on the s/t they sounded like they still had something to prove, but funhouse is riding its hate bender all the way down whether you’re coming or not. then the horns come in...
RE: other notes on tonight's listenings
it’d been a real long time since i listened to hallowed ground and man, i forgot just how dark that album is. “never tell” is actually fucking scary, and then putting “jesus walking on the water” right after it makes it even more unsettling. i still don’t think darby crash was much more than a throwaway sid vicious wannabe, but the germs actually were really...
RE: the stooges' s/t
yeah yeah, i know. it’s been talked to death, it’s on everybody’s list of classics - even the dinosaur rock fucks it helped knock down - but i mean…have you ever listened to it? “1969” is a great opener; a statement of unprinciples, and it spits plenty bad vibes (particularly how iggy says “1969” over and over as if it’s year zero on top of...
RE: the wild and wonderful world of celebrity news...
UH OH!! Rihanna’s Nostrils Are STILL Very RAW … She May REALLY Have A Problem With That SNIFFY SNIFFY
RE: the replacements
has anybody ever thought to refer to post-stinson ‘mats as “the hangover period”?
RE: resolving nitpicks about the little things
cigarettes are better at night. i think it’s the contrasts; the glow of the lit end in the dark, the wisps of warmth entering as the crisp night air surrounds you. and the smoke itself, dancing around, lingering, dissolving, stands out more against the night sky.
theerustedsatellites: @Horse_ebooks: Who Else Wants To Drive around using WATER as FUEL and LAUGH
RE: nitpicking the little things
is it just me or are cigarettes better at night?
RE: appreciating the little things
it’s as if chain-smoking was invented for hangovers.
RE: a pitch
okay, so it’s owen wilson voicing an anthropomorphic garbage can. in every scene the punchline is owen wilson getting garbage thrown into his mouth.
RE: sleater-kinney, again
the phrase “are we breaking on guitars” has been rattling around my brain for a couple of days.
it snowed a lot. i wonder if the pigeons minded. i saw them this morning, when it had just started and there was only a light dusting on the ground, going about pecking at the earth as if nothing were different. they did seem bothered by me, though - the whole crowd of them flapped away when i passed.
RE: the store
i grew up in my grandmother and aunt’s house. my mother and i lived with them from a little before i was one year old till grade 7. in their house, there’s this big room—twice as big as any other room in the house, easy—that we call “the store”, because many years ago they actually did run a store out of that room. by my day, it was essentially a giant closet; unfurnished,...
Anonymous asked: so a dog walks into a bar, and then he says "arf!". good joke.
RE: the pop group
art-damaged duppy music
RE: gang of four
how can something so jagged and abrasive be so funky? it’s like somebody built a replica of james brown out of broken glass and scrap metal.