RE: what i am doing right now
sitting at home, with my (thank god) fixed laptop, trying very very hard to overcome the lethargy-bordering-on-depression and get up and make myself go in to my friend’s place for new year’s eve (i’m going to eventually, i told him i would, and if i go and drink some, smoke a few joints or something i’ll probably be okay). i think 2012 is going to be a very, very difficult...
strictlyalright replied to your post: RE: not to be reactionary or anything, but… Because it’s “I COULDN’T care less/give a fuck”, right? exactly…i mean, unless you really mean to communicate “well, i care some” i guess
RE: not to be reactionary or anything, but...
people who say “i could care less” (or variations upon: “i could give a fuck”, etc.) should be locked up.
RE: things that maybe hypothetically could make me...
if the horse was in nam if the horse was actually a soldier a romance between the boy and the horse if the horse was inexplicably played by a dog if the horse was mr. ed
RE: fuck you, computer
and for the second time in a matter of months, my computer is going through some shit - and better yet, this time i’m going to have to buy a new hard drive perhaps i should try to spin this into some kind of heartwarming story about how i needed to break free of our all-consuming modern technological culture back to family/the simple joys to rediscover the true meaning of christmas; and it...
RE: channelsurfing ep3: commercials during maury
a woman leaning out her car window, smiling broadly at the camera: “here’s my wreck…” [we are shown a photograph of a horrifically wrecked car.] she flashes a piece of paper - “and here’s my check!” an injuries lawyer: “if you’ve been hurt by anything, we’re waiting for your call!” “1-800-BAD-DRUG”
RE: some favorite details, #1
the way johansen spits/growls “HOT” on “personality crisis” those bubble wrap pops in the staticscape about a minute into tim hecker’s “music for tundra pt. 1” the distorted screaming tearing out from the back of the mix on the chorus of “call the doctor” pretty much every between-verse adlib on “veteran’s day” that...
RE: channelsurfing ep2: timelife "ultimate rock...
another middle-aged woman, on another colored background: “the ultimate rock ballads collection is not something i would like to live without.”
RE: channelsurfing ep2: timelife "ultimate rock...
a middle-aged woman on a bright, single color background (i forget the color now) looks at the camera, and states in an earnest, almost awed tone: “three words - ultimate rock ballads. perfect.”
RE: fuck haters
hi infidelity is an awesome album
RE: channelsurfing ep1: 'the dog who saved...
i was gonna call this dude a b-grade kevin james impersonator, but then i imdb’d him and he’s actually kevin james’s brother “this mouse problem we’re having” - cut to two mice running around, just to drive the point home calling a moratorium on “i melt with you” in commercials, please oh god fuck the dogs talk in this one, this is gonna be...
this here is a remix (well, sort of) i did a while...
RE: christmas lights
all reds are always a no; too creepy, reminds me of suspiria or something. all blue is just kind of eerie and unpleasant, especially if you get those LEDs, that cast the whole area in their weird glow. all white can be nice sometimes, but runs risk of being overpoweringly bland. too many colors can be just be overwhelming, and too few, they can lose balance and all clash with each other. either...
the snow was nice this morning, before it got bright, 4, 5 am, but now already it’s started to melt; ugly patches of dead grass speckled all throughout.
RE: more of what i like about being home for the...
it’s very comforting slipping back into the same old nothing; cruising around in my friend’s car, talking about how drunk we were the other night, talking about people we knew in high school, talking about family shit, talking about nothing really but that’s okay, restlessly switching radio stations chasing the (surprisingly elusive, tonight) classic rock, getting burgers, going...
RE: things that i wish were actual words
schasm hystolic i’m not sure what i’d like their definitions to be, but i think “hystolic” would be something sad (possibly a subconscious link to “melancholic”)
RE: the word "fracture"
i quite like the word “fracture”, for some reason - it fits, you know? i think part of it is the “actu” - say it out loud on its own a couple times: it kind of sounds like something breaking. i think the r’s might add grit or something too, though.
that weird processed yelp at like 1:50 has to be the best sound malkmus has made in years.
RE: hodgy on 'goblin'
one of my biggest disappointments w/r/t goblin, i think, is that a couple of really great hodgy verses are at risk of being forgotten amidst tyler’s bloated, self-indulgent mess; “window” in particular, but i love his faux-autotune on “analog” too.
when i first heard “california” - and it seems a lot of people had the same reaction - i was…really, fucking stunned. in a way that i haven’t been in a long while; it wasn’t just that it was good, it was like every line was a miniature epiphany unto itself, and it was breathtakingly confident and weary and fucked up and fragile all at the same time, and every time i...
RE: coffee at home
the handle of this cup; it feels strange in my hand. i miss you, “woof!” mug.
RE: trying to nail down what it is that i like so...
it took me a long time to get around to, actually. i was long familiar with all the other albums, but i only first listened to terror twilight this september (hotel room - couldn’t sleep). it’s kind of a perfect last album, i think. there’s something about it which puts it very much apart; something about the way they sound relaxed, unselfconscious - less of the geek band smirk...
RE: i don't know what this says about me
but i am totally digging the first saves the day album right now
RE: this morning
when i woke up, my shirt pockets were stuffed with m&ms, and my phone, i later discovered, was in the pocket of someone else’s jeans things sharpied on my body: on my face - “shrek”, on my knuckles - “shrek” and “fiona”, on an elbow - “thug life” i had a couple coronas. my friend, bolder than i, kept slugging at the unfinished 40 of colt.
RE: the piano at home
i just noticed while playing (“playing” - i can’t actually play, by the way) the piano that one of the high-ish keys makes this weird rattly/jangly sound whenever you hit it. normally that would be a bad thing, but then i realized it made it sound like that hammered piano key in “i wanna be your dog” and now i’m okay with it.
RE: one of the best parts of being home
i have speakers! 2 of them, and a subwoofer! i mean, i have good headphones and mostly i’m fine with them, but the physical element has been greatly missed. currently blasting bandwagonesque and it’s fucking beautiful.
RE: food at home, or the lack thereof
so after just a few hours at home, i was soberingly reminded that there’s like never any food around this house. however, that didn’t stop me from sampling the various spreads and shit in the fridge. things i could actually eat if it came down to it: salsa (hot) peanut butter (crunchy) things i could not: mayo (i mean come on, a little bit of dignity) apple butter (it’s not...
RE: take them on, on yr own
i used to be really into brmc, but i haven’t listened to in a long long time. today, i’ve been going back to take them on, on your own a bit - the one i was the least familiar with in the first place - and i’m actually really digging it. standout bits: “ha ha high babe“‘s narcotic glide, “we’re all in love” proves they could actually write a...
RE: it's an imperfect world
but goddammit, we’ll always have slowdive
beatsrhimesandlife: Spacek - Eve (Jay Dee Remix)...
RE: "web in front"
“All I ever wanted was to be your spine” sooo…best line or greatest line?