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Subject:diologz
Time:07:16 pm
 "Why are you mean to me?"

"I'm not, I'm just severely amusing."
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Subject:A Decade of Music
Time:05:00 pm
My proudest teenage music moment was when Metallica had a techno version of "For Whom the Bell Tolls" on the Spawn soundtrack, and I turned to my friend and said, "You know what, I think Metallica peaked. I think it's all down hill from Loaded."

Reloaded came out later that year and my friend immediately bought the album. Later that week we sat there, listening to it, tense concentration on our faces, waiting for the part where it gets good. That CD eventually ended up at the bottom of a rain barrel.

Other than that and having the good sense to realize ICP was utter shit, I was a pig in shit listening to Korn, Limp Bizkit, and Mindless Self indulgence. It wasn't until U.N.K.L.E. came out that I started buying Beasty Boys and DJ Shadow and the rest is history.

Once I had a computer and an internet connection, the modern equivalent to achieving samadhi, I started finding the kind of music that makes me feel good about my taste in music. This decade has been a good one for music discovery with the onset of the MP3, and the music is only getting better every year as the record industry crumbles, it's grasp on the peoples' taste loosening with each shuddering gasp for breath.

It kills me that I didn't discover Mulatu Astatke last decade, because Ethipiques 4 would have been listed highly in the top ten albums of the millennium, along with Django Reinhardt and Michael Jackson. But here goes a list for this decade:

10. School of Seven Bells - Alpinisms I imagine if Tibet became a sort of hipster village (a paradox for certain) this would become their traditional music. Dirty feedback reverbs in tandem with tip-tapping percussion and haunting vocals. Sometimes meaningful, sometimes meaningless, but always in earnest. This is a band to watch out for.

9. Portishead - Third I honestly forgot about Portishead for a while there. Something about the combination of record scratching and kill-me-now vocals never really had the alchemical wherewithal to make a fan out of me. Imagine then my surprise when Third came out and blew me away. Listening to Third evokes the kind of mood of a very bad man drowning; it is a whole process of horror and acceptance and finally comfort in the face of the inevitable.

8. Beirut - March of the Zapotec/Realpeople - Holland Beirut embraces all the grandiose shapes of eastern european and klezmer sounds while allowing folksy jazz roots to shine through, casting the kind of flickering silhouette that could startle Alfred Hitchcock.

With their latest 2 disc album, they've taken that spirit and replaced the candle with a 500-watt projector. The wet drip of electric synth complements Zachary Francis Condo's vocals in ways foreign to the Beirut fan, instigating a cognitive dissonance that becomes intoxicating.

When you start to miss their earlier work, you can put on the sister album, March of the Zapotec, a mexican infused slow-dance that builds and builds with the of flexibility and stamina of sexy yoga instructor.

7. Beck - Modern Guilt Fuck Beck. I mean that. Who does he think he is, making music good enough that you can forget for a second that he's a fucking Scientologist? I can't even get over that fact while writing the review, but as soon as I put on this album all of his crazy frequent flier Thetans disappear in a cloud of molten ash.

6. High Places - 03/07 - 09/07 I imagine the Universe as being an order of things. Below is the fractalling chaos of quasars erupting and popping and the reverberating purr/screech of Schredinger's cat maybe dying and maybe living. Above there is a great grid of light aligning, reminding us that there is a direction. What happens when these two meet is exactly what High Places is about.

Angelic vocals and bells chirp and tweet and poke and prod, all the while dirty percussion and reverberating atonal drone reminds us that all is not well. It is the kind of funky electro-indy wonderland that my brain enjoys on the most base of levels. Well meaning uncertainty has its limits, and not all songs are created equal. High Places is still Big Banging around, but they're definitely heading for their namesake.

5. Flying Lotus - Los Angeles Flying Lotus is a game changer. Once hip-hop producers start extrapolating his sound and working with some of the more talented MCs out there, Steven Ellison will be remembered for making rap palatable to sonic snobs and indy kids alike.

Flying Lotus vaults over the current indy hip-hop Blue Note catalog sampling paradigm towards pure bliss. Forget sampling, forget break beats and high hats and that fucking car alarm sound you hear in every dub remix, this is what hip-hop will sound like in ten years. If all goes well, next decade's top ten list will be rife with rap as the genre rises from novelty status to rival the best indy-rock available.

4. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion This is the most cogent Animal Collective yet. It is approachable, but still thrums with the bizarre sounds that has elevated this group into the collection of every psychonaut worth their salt.

3. Fever Ray If the Oughts were the decade of female lead singers, a premise I assert is true, Karin Dreijer Andersson is their patron saint. I pray at this demi-goddess's altar daily, waiting anxiously for her next gift from on high.

2. Deerhunter - Microcastle This is the kind of morose music that reminds you that things could be worse. Thusly, you end up feeling pretty good about yourself.

1. Battles - EP C / B EP If music is mathematical by nature, Battles is math that requires a quantum computer and a blindfold. It asks for suspension of disbelief, the assumption that there is a man behind the curtain. If you accept that premise you will find true pleasure in the complexly twisting sonic helix that is Battles.

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Subject:I like the cold
Time:08:48 pm
Elizabeth is upstairs insulating the bedroom. The whole apartment is now snug in Dexter kill room white. It's warm now, and I am not so pleased because unlike Elizabeth I like the cold. I bask in it knowing that it can't kill me because I have blankets and I have liquor and no fucking snowman's going to make a chump of me.

Elizabeth has poor circulation because she is a women. That's OK, but god damn I hate how high she keeps the thermostat. The worst part is that she had the landlord here to look at the furnace and it turns out it needs a new dinglewhatsit and once it's installed she'll have the heat up even higher. One of these days I'm going to wake up in a pool of my sweat so deep I'll slip and land eye-first on the corner of some eager shelf, splitting my skull open like a ripe avocado. Fuck you shelf. Fuck you heat.
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Subject:Madam Florrid's School for Magical Bastards
Time:11:43 am
Where we put the magic inside you.

I'm running a D&D game soon at my friend Jeph and Christi's house, once they move in. I'm thinking in order to maintain party cohesiveness, they should all be from the same school. A horrible corrupt charter school where the teachers are sleeping with the students and with each other and the head mistress is a cunt.

The first few sessions will involve them trying not to get expelled while at the same time trying to get away with the kind of shit that would get them expelled.

In this world, magic has followed the same general course as the industrial revolution allowed for here on Earth. This means there will be magically animated vehicles, whole factories where the employees are wizards, and most lead vocalists in hardcore bands are half-orcs. Of course it is not completely parallel; there are those pesky monsters.

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Subject:Star Wars Apology Special
Time:02:31 am
Holy fucking bear shit. I watched Star Wars Holiday Special and it was the lumpiest turd I've ever seen. The kind of turd you need to poke with a stick to get it to flush down. There were so many rape faces set in above horrible teeth and musical numbers. Mark (Hammel? Hammond?)'s face was still fucked up from his epic car accident, and the make-up used to cover it looked like the kind of shit you see on a dead person to make them look more like a toy than a corpse.

I honestly had to fast forward through half of it, but the combination of a six-pack and a zoom button led to me seriously fucking with everyone else watching by zooming in and out and pausing on all the rape faces so we could laugh at our own incandescent horror.

The whole experience would have been much better on drugs, but I would also have settled for a bullet in the heart. Fuck you Mark Hamblebland
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Subject:JORNULL
Time:11:40 pm
I'm starting to think that writing is the way to concretize the identity. I have ideas that arrive and seem good, then these ideas eventually evaporate. My memory is damaged, and writing seems like the way to get out of my cognitive issues, to work out a baseline to build upon.

So I am going to start writing more. Mostly here, until I've found my voice, my baseline. I think that if I do that enough, the muscle memory of tapping out the letters and forming words will augment my memory, maybe even help me evolve a little bit.

That is my theory, anyway.
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Subject:Tweeting Twitter in Twain
Time:04:02 am
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Subject:Tweeting Twitter in Twain
Time:04:00 am
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Subject:Tweeting Twitter in Twain
Time:04:01 am
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Subject:Tweeting Twitter in Twain
Time:04:01 am
  • I was in an anime. I could transform into a hideous wasp creature with my head and face intact. It was unnecessarily gory. #dream
  • A test of heroism involved standing by and watching a witch shake pieces of my parents' oven, causing oil to get all over the floor. #dream
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