Anyone who would utilize a conventional oven in preparing Hot Pockets is a psychopath. They don’t get better and you are drowning inns sea of self-hate.
Food poisoning haikus
Puking is the worst. You do feel better after, But it makes me cry. OK, look: this shit is totally uncalled for. So fuck you, Denny’s. Still can’t eat solid foods I’m off to the pharmacy To buy ginger ale.
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What does one do when you’re home alone on Christmas eve? A part of me wants to do something absurd like go to McDonalds.
Ahhhh there’s the feeling: the breakthrough, when you’ve been struggling with a song (or script or painting or anything) and all the sudden, you tweak something in frustration and you come out with something you really like; that feeling that the song was somehow always meant to be this way, and you just now figured it out; the feeling like you cracked it. It might be fleeting, but...
Life by Keith Richards
Downloaded the audiobook on Marc Maron’s recommendation, narrated by Johnny Depp, who does and a honest to god Keith accent for the dialogue. So far it’s pretty fucking amazing. The Stones just sound like the most gnarly bunch of dudes to putz around the 60s.
Not a Year End Best List (pt 2)
…just a few ARTISTS I think are great. Bon Iver (yeah, yeah, I’m so 2008) Gun Lake Civil Civic Kid Cudi (as though he needs my support, but he’s just too great/bummed out about life to leave off) Sea of Bees Lost in the Trees Josh Ritter Buke and Gass (more for the concept and the really wonderful execution than anything. It’d be really easy for it to be precious, when it actually rocks...
Not a Year End Best List (pt 1)
…just a few albums I’ve been listening to a lot lately/this year. John Vanderslice - Emerald City Sharon Van Etten - Epic Arcade Fire - the Suburbs Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy The Tallest Man on Earth - the Wild Hunt The Rural Alberta Advantage - Hometowns (thanks Matt!) Civil Civic - whatever they have on the Internet (thanks Bri!) Robyn - Body Talk The...
Long island ice tea: man’s finest hour or greatest folly?
When they dredged your body From the reservoir Look of joy upon your face Did...– I don’t usually post lyrics before a song is done, but I’m kind of pleased with how this is going. I’ve been very inspired by John Vanderslice, the deceptive simplicity of his songs mixed with a really funky melodic sense and eye for imagery. The song Kookaburra has been on epic...
Whoa. Colonel Tigh is on the L Word. This is weird.
Even with 40% off employee discount, I just spent so much money. So. Much. Money. On the plus side, I singlehandedly put us over our daily quota. Yay?
Officially had to much Caffine. Having a minor cardiac episode.
Wow. Holy shit. This has always been one of my favorite Peter Gabriel songs, but I’ve never had a clue how to cover it without it seeming like a poor imitation. The Matter Is Settled.
Mountain Goats Announce New Album, All Eternals...
twentyfourbit: The Mountain Goats have announced the release of their next full-length record, All Eternals Deck, a 13-track effort recorded in four separate studios in North Carolina, Brooklyn, Boston, and Florida, with four producers helming the boards on various tracks: John Congleton, Brandon Eggleston, Scott Solter, and ex-Morbid Angel axeman and current Hate Eternal frontman Erik Rutan....
Is there a better frozen pizza when you’re drunk than Totinos? If there is, I don’t want to know about it.
Is there a term for drinking out of spite? Shadenfaced?
Anyone listen to LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy on Sound Opinions this week? He is a little bit of a hero to me now. Seriously, him talking about music gives me ultimate hope for not having an intense, violent breakdown.
That Sound You Hear is God Laughing While you Make...
Plans for the day, GO: Shower Clean up around the apartment. Buy cassette tapes Return keyboard to guitar center Go to Bed, Bath and Beyond and buy Melissa a new pillow. Record “What You Need.” Email people at the Ark Email additional venues. Watch season finale of The Walking Dead. Hash out new song. OK. This can be done.
As I get older, I realize that the guys that were calculating realized their...– Marc Maron, once again saying EXACTLY how I feel most of the time.
Can anyone explain to me how changing your profile pic to something nice from your childhood actually helps prevent child abuse? Is the idea that, by doing it, you’re saying you think child abuse is super lame and you’re against it? Because, honestly, isn’t that kind of a given? Or is the point that, by doing it, you are actually making a difference (in this case, STOPPING CHILD...
Sick Dreams are the Strangest
I dreamed last night my family and I were going on vacation to Mars. We we on our way, piled into the family station-wagon, when we ran into massive, bumper-to-bumper traffic. Turns out, our trip was coinciding with the end of the world, so everyone was trying to make it out of the cities and get to the nearest space shuttle launch site. While stopped at a dingy, rundown gas station on Rt I-95,...
Whoa. Match by Match won the Student Songwriter Showcase. We’re going go be playing at the Ark. Wow. This rules. I seriously can’t even think right now. I’ve never really won anything. It’s pretty amazing. I worry this’ll skew my cynicism. Looking forward to playing the Ark. Thank to everyone who supported us, played with us at the showcase, and wished us well.
Great lines from "My Beautiful Dark Twisted...
“Choke the South Park writers with a fish dick.” “What’s a black Beatle anyway? A fucking roach?” “The same people that tried to blackball me forgot about two things: my black balls.”
Wow, that was fun. Thank you so much @Andrewbrown for putting on the show at the Get Up for us and for playing with his awesome band. Thanks for everyone who came out (looking at you Bri and Jordan) and everyone who was there in spirit (Matt). We loved playing and hope to be back there soon.
I’ve realized I pretty much have shut out many of the reciprocal aspects of Internet in my life. AIM, Sykpe, facebook chat, the whole “Ask Me” feature on tumblr; it just isn’t a part of my life anymore. Part of me enjoys being unreachable, or at least being able to control the conversation by answering in my own time and pace. Still, there is a part of me (re: my vanity)...