Wednesday, January 24, 2007

i know where you were

and it wasn't where you said you would be....

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some things are worth stopping to take a picture of.

(photo:some random yard in randolph,nj- 1/19/07)

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-it has occured to me that i need to dig up my Fagatron 7"s and get them converted to mp3 and on my ipod.

-i just fixed one of my tools for work and almost super glued my hand to it in the process. yes!

-i was bored before so i played around with my profile if you sucka fools didn't notice. yep.

-today i read an enlightening article on the history of the penny. really.

-my hair looks RIDICULOUS! hahahaha. oh well. when the bad spots grow back in, then i can re-cut it (properly! as in have someone else do it!) and have it look the way i want it to.

-why'd you have to go and make things so.....complicated. i will wait for you...but i'm not sure how much longer i can...sigh...

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go here for an interview with Kevin Barnes, the mastermind behind Of Montreal. as i mentioned before, their new album came out (yesterday) and it's really good. also, the new Shins record came out yesterday and that is very good as well. yep. OM is playing at Irving Plaza in march...i'm thinking about going...they are really good live....i'll have to see if i'm working or if i can get the night off or something. as for the shins, i have yet to see them live, but i wouldn't mind it. i'll have to check out some tour dates and see what i can swing.

Of Montreal- Heimsdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse
The Shins- Phantom Limb

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an oldie, but a goodie.

(photo: nyc-4/16/2005)

i love me some LOMO. (i have a profile there for my nifty LOMO shots, but it's all confusing and i'm not sure what the URL is to post here so you suckaz can go look...i'll get to work on that one.)

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***killing time***

The Arcade Fire- The Well And The Lighthouse
Butcher Boy- Girls Make Me Sick (hell yeah they do!)
Butcher Boy- Keep Your Powder Dry
Clinic- Family
Clinic- Harvest Within You
Clinic- Jigsaw Man
The Mountain Goats- Dilaudid
Andrew Bird- Dark Matter

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i'm outtie. thanks.

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***yo! these links are here cuz i like these bands and i want to share their music, not cuz i want to rip them off. support them by buying a record from an independent store or going to see them play. thanks.***

Monday, January 22, 2007




i am...i wish things were as simple now as they were for me in 1988. oh well.

[i had the worst night EVER at work last night and managed to piss a lot of people off without meaning to...then i came home and decided to cut my own hair...which was just short of disastrous...the good thing is it'll grow back, just not fast enough. sigh. and i should be sleeping right now since i have to go to work in a few short hours...but i'm too stressed to sleep...about work...about her...about life...about my stupid haircut...sigh]

(photo: september 1988, first day of 2nd grade)

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-my dad keeps bitching that i'm losing too much weight. i'm not even trying to, it just keeps coming off. i just got all new pants and they are already starting to sag on me. damn.

-i'm going to ohio for a few days in february. i will be sure to take pictures.

-i just got a fisheye lens. i'm excited about this.

-rice is good food.

-i've been obsessively burning white novena candles lately...my "spiritual guru," said it will do me good...and thus far he's been pretty much right about everything he's told me ("spiritual guru"= a boy i know who has such an amazing way of knowing exactly how i'm feeling without me saying anything and an uncanny ability of telling me things that are going to happen in my life before they happen. have i mentioned that i've known him for like 3 weeks?)

-i'm going to see AFI while in ohio. it should be interesting. i never go to see bands that are that big, but i figure it'll be fun. i'm going to try to take pictures, but i doubt i'll be allowed to...we'll see.

-i've been listening to a lot of Explosions In The Sky lately. they are so fucking good.

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dwayne had me fucking rolling on the floor laughing and almost made me piss my pants last night at work...by mentioning a truly FABULOUS product you might remember...called the motherfucking FLOWBEE. (this is in part what inspired me to cut my own hair...if only i had a flowbee of my very own...that would have surely done the trick)

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go here for an interview with Bryan Poole, bassist of Of Montreal. and check out their new album which comes out tomorrow cuz it's really good...these 3 tracks are from their new tour ep.

Of Montreal-Du Og Meg
Of Montreal- Voltaic Crusher/Undrum To Muted Da
Of Montreal- Miss Blonde, Your Papa Is Failing

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i cut my hand at work this morning. it makes me laugh when i see all the scrapes, cuts, and bruises i get each night because i never realize that i'm smashing myself up while i'm actually doing it. i need sleeeeeeeeeep.

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not that i haven't mentioned it about 7,000 times already, but LORO has a new track up. yeppppppers.

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***he's a clown***

Kimya Dawson- I Like Giants
The Blow- Parenthases
Stars- Celebration Guns
Devendra Banhart- An Island

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***yo! these links are here cuz i like these bands and i want to share their music, not cuz i want to rip them off. support them by buying a record from an independent store or going to see them play. thanks.***

Monday, January 15, 2007

this one goes out to the living dead.

“The rock feels nothing. No matter what you do to it, no matter how many times you kick it, or how loud you laugh at it, or what filthy words you write on its surface or if you lie about it and say awful things about it that are not true, the rock does not care. The rock does not hear you. The rock does not feel you. The rock sees you dimly and not well. You cannot murder the rock. You cannot wring out its soul as if its soul were no more than a dirty dishrag you’d used to wipe up blood off the bathroom floor. The rock has a soul but its soul is small and looks like mercury and moves like mercury and does not exist in time as we know it.
The rock exists in slow time. One minute to a chunk of dull rock is one hundred years to you and to me. The rock does not weep. The rock bakes in the sun. The rock gets hot to the touch, too hot sometimes to touch. The rock does not buy a candy bar to eat on the way home from school. The rock does not go to school. The rock sits wedged on the hillside. The rock waits. If you sit on it, the rock does not give way. You cannot knock the air out of it because it has no air and no lungs and no stomach and no heart. It is good to be a rock, or, it is not bad to be a rock.”


excerpted from "Fat Girl:A True Story" by the late
Judith Moore

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"stay back 300 feet"

it's been my experience that some people take this all too literally...


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ummm...did you motherfuckers fail to read that there is a NEW FUCKING TRACK BY LORO up now?!?!?!?! if you did, then go fucking listen to it. it's called "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" and features the random pontifications of a crazy old man.

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go
here for an interview with singer-songwriter Sarah Dougher

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SIGH......that's all i have to say right now...well not really but...yeah. and by the way, i'm officially a college student again. i'm taking a sociology class online so i can get my shit wrapped up once and for all at the school i thought i was done at. haha. then it's on to somewhere else...where is anyone's guess. haha. and once again... SIGH..... why do stupid people drive me so fucking crazy?

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go
here for a list of 2006's best gay related books according to Southern Voice

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"The tradition of all the dead generations weighs like a mountain on the mind of the living" -Karl Marx

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***the image is fading***

Child Pornography- Cat Brains
Child Pornography- Open Grave Row Organ
Deerhoof- Holy Night Fever
Deerhoof- Gore In Rut
Deerhoof- Milk Man
Malcom Middleton- Fuck It, I Love You
Les Savy Fav- Hit By Car
Mika Miko- Capricorinations
Dracula Zombie USA- The Summer Jam
Dracula Zombie USA- Thomas Window Paine
Dracula Zombie USA- Bear Island
Dracula Zombie USA- I Like The Snow

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i'm outtie. thanks.

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***yo! these links are here cuz i like these bands and i want to share their music, not cuz i want to rip them off. support them by buying a record from an independent store or going to see them play. thanks.***

Sunday, January 14, 2007

dwayne calls me "cat"



he does...so i started to meow at him when he says it.

(photo: me circa late 1984, early 1985)

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the new LORO track, "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" is UP motherfuckers! go listen to it NOW!

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i'm fucking tired and have to sleep before i go to work so that's all i have for now. sorry for sucking lately. i'll make this shit better soon...i promise.

Monday, January 01, 2007

hangman



he's dead too.

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happy 2007. i have to leave for work in 5 minutes. here's to an exciting new year full of positive changes.

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***reality tv=crack***

Lady Sovereign- Pretty Vacant (Sex Pistols cover)
the Wedding Present- Venus
Ned's Atomic Dustbin- Fexible Head

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i missed a post the other day thanks to the joys of technology...now i can't put a link to it in. great! go to my myspace to read it and i'll work on getting the link up for easier access.

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i'm outtie. thanks.

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***yo! these links are here cuz i like these bands and i want to share their music, not cuz i want to rip them off. support them by buying a record from an independent store or going to see them play. thanks.***

Sunday, December 24, 2006



damn straight.

(photo- south street, philadelphia)

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tonight is my first night off since switching to the overnite shift and i'm bored. i'm trying to stick with my sleeping schedule and not sleep at night but it's boring sitting up all night and not really being able to go out and do things. i don't know...maybe i need to sleep a little on my nights off...hmmm...not that i'm going to be having another one after tomorrow for at least 2 weeks but...yeah. i need to get some shit set up so i can work on LORO shit at night without waking the parentals up....too bad it's winter or else i could hole myself up in the garage. hmmm...i'm sure i'll think of something.

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:)

let me start off by saying that i'm making a smiley list because i don't have much to smile about right now. i've caught a case of THE SUCK and i hate it. i'm sleeping pretty much all the time when i'm not working (hence the reason why i'm not sleeping now, to try and get myself out of my funk) and i haven't been eating much. this is not good...BUT i'm optimistic! or i'm trying to be...so here is the smiley list....

-Rocketship



-Honey Bunches of Oats....with ALMONDS!

-i'm not working christmas eve for the first time since i've had a job. ain't that some shit?

-my zine is pretty much done. it needs to be tweaked a bit and then copied but you can expect it soon!

>:(

i just like the icon...i'm not *angry* about these things per se...this is just the suck list. haha. here goes....

-where the hell has the moon been lately? i haven't seen it out in days.

-stupidity.

-sinus headaches and acid indigestion whilst trying to sleep.

-having a case of THE SUCK. it's a real sickness. i swear.

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TWEE AS FUCK! this is a lengthy article that was featured on Pitchfork a few months back. it was pretty good and mentioned a lot of bands that i like and some ones that i need to check out. i was a little dissapointed at the fact that they neglected to mention The Crabs at all as they are definately a name i would have thought would come up in a good article about twee, but what do i know? haha. they were the band that kind of got me into twee and i have a tattoo on my right wrist that reads KLP74** because of them. in any case, it's an interesting read even if i don't agree with everything in it, and it's a good primer on the subject, with a list of bands/songs to check out in the last part of it. check it out.

**KLP74 is the K Records catalog number for "What Were Flames Now Smolder," their third album and the first i heard by them. i also have the K logo tattooed on my left wrist, though not entirely for the label itself. interestingly enough, if you go to K's site, the Crabs don't come up in a list of their artists or in the online store. i wonder why?

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***MASSIVE***

[i have LOTS of songs today. enjoy!]

The Faint- Worked Up So Sexual
The Shins- Phantom Limb
Proton Proton- Major Solution
Of Montreal- Art Snob Solutions
Mirah- Cold Cold Water
Lifetime- Star Sixty Nine
Minus The Bear- Pachuca Sunrise
The Prototypes- Je Ne Te Connais Pas
The Prototypes- Exister
Wu Tang Clan- Can It Be So Simple?
Tap Tap- Beaten Track
Shearwater- Hail Mary
Grizzly Bear- Marla
Final Fantasy- He Poos Clouds
Man Man- Ice Dogs
Man Man- Push The Eagles Stomach
Sonic Youth- Reena
Jarvis Cocker- Black Magic
Brandston- Earthquakes And Sharks
Black Lips- Not A Problem
Talkdemonic- Recorder (demo)
Talkdemonic- Ending The Orange Glow
The Blow- Come On Petunia
The Blow- True Affection
The Blow- Democracy Of Small Things
The Blow- What Tom Said About The Girls
The Blow- Pile Of Gold
the Arrogants- Future Classic
Joanna Newsom- Sawdust and Diamonds
I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness- When You Go Out
I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness- According To Plan
I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness- Your Worst Is The Best
We Are Scientists- This Scene Is Dead (Pete Predictable Remix
Cale Parks- Wet Paint
Life Without Buildings- Lets Get Out

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i'm outtie. thanks.

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***yo! these links are here cuz i like these bands and i want to share their music, not cuz i want to rip them off. support them by buying a record from an independent store or going to see them play. thanks.***

Thursday, December 21, 2006

happy hour!



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we are having a gingerbread house making contest at work tomorrow. i'm not going to be participating because i'm too busy and too poor to make a house, BUT i don't think i could possibly beat the entry that i heard about today....and that is...a gingerbread crack house! hahahaha. tiffany, one of the raddest ladies at my work (and also a fellow drummer!) decided that she is going to build a gingershack aka a ginger crack house since everyone else is going to be making "nice" houses. she was torn between making that or making ginger bread projects, but she opted for the smaller venture. i should be a judge for the contest just so i can vote for the ginger crack house. fuck yeah!

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-"Fat Randy" by the Voodoo Glow Skulls. i feel 16 again.

-my new ipod is JACKED with shit. i love it.

-new hat. etnies 4 lyf yo!

-baby Kaleb. My friend from school, Heather, had a baby a few weeks ago! Kaleb Oliver Cameron. if that isn't a cute name, i don't know what is.

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Gay Against You is some hot shit!

Gay Against You- Dear Diary
Gay Against You- Electric Face Wound
Gay Against You- Telerad

go here to purchase some of their music.

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this made me laugh. I Love Tattoos But...

(some people make fun of my tattoos, but these ones REALLY take the cake on stupid shit)

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***spelunking***

Beirut- Postcards From Italy
Beirut- Scenic World
The Trucks- Titties
Animal Collective- Forest Gospel
Animal Collective- Pride And Fight
DAT Politics- Viper Eyes
Sleater-Kinney- Entertain
Neutral Milk Hotel- Communist Daughter
Death Cab For Cutie- I Will Follow You Into The Dark
Sonic Youth- Razor Blade
Zombina And The Skeletones- Nobody Likes You

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i'm outtie. thanks.

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***yo! these links are here cuz i like these bands and i want to share their music, not cuz i want to rip them off. support them by buying a record from an independent store or going to see them play. thanks.***