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Sunday, November 27, 2011

repetition


philadelphia


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randomy...

-timeline of computer history this appealed to the true dork in me. it dates back to 1939. and the advent of modern computing dates back to the 1890 census. aint that some shit?
-i've recently developed a new found appreciation of fleetwood mac. good shit yo.
-i'm starting to get the itch for some new tattoos soon. the last ink i got was over the summer (including one i did myself on myself!) and i was thinking i want to get some shading on my left sleeve to tighten it up and "manitas" (spanish for little hands) on my right wrist. after that i want to get started on my left leg sleeve that i've been thinking about for a while. i still haven't completely decided what i want but i'm leaning towards traditional pieces that can be done one at a time and all be shaded together so i can do it a little at time and not have it looked unfinished. i might still go with a big epic piece but i'm not sure what to do. i had the thought to do a revolutionary war themed piece since that imagery was all around my house when i grew up (my parents were married in 1975 and decorated their first house with bicentennial decor) but i also thought of rockets and robots. idk. in any case i want it to be a definate cohesive statement as my arms and right leg are both kind of random. any suggestions?
-i'm a few weeks late but i'm currently DLing david lynch's first album "crazy clown time" that was released on 11/7. i've read good reviews on it so far. i'm sure it will be interesting to say the least. and speaking of mr.lynch i also just DLd the soundtrack to twin peaks (which was done by angelo badalamenti). i think its time to rewatch it in its entirety again.
-what was pulp's greatest album? read the debate at the guardian
-so i totally forgot to mention in my previous two posts that i went to see sebadoh again and they were fucking awesome! it was even better than when i went to see them in april; they played tons of my favorite songs including "soul and fire" the first song i ever heard by them on a mixtape in high school. they played for well over an hour and it was def the most bang for my buck i've ever gotten at a show. i didn't take any pics this time but above is a shot from the april show (for the rest look in the archives of this shit under posts in april)

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escucha

i mentioned unwound last post and i've still been listening to them a lot so i thought i'd post a few of my fav songs by them...enjoy!

look a ghost [my favorite track from "leaves turn inside you"]

lifetime achievement award [this was the first unwound song i ever heard. still love it today]

[i have this record on vinyl and i remember rocking it out in my room as a teenager. i love the bass work on this song, its really solid]

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hoosatron out!

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Friday, November 25, 2011

look a ghost

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randomy...



one million miles an hour

[holland tunnel 2006]

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randomy....

-hope all you bitches had a good thanksgiving. i had breakfast with my parents and then went home and went to bed. i miss dinner every year cuz of work. oh well
-i've been thinking about jawbreaker a lot lately and what an epically good band they were. they were absolutely MASSIVE in my life when i was a teenager even though they broke up before i really got into them heavily (when i made zines i devoted a page to them in every issue). i learned a great deal about drumming from playing along to their records. anyhoo they have some great one liners in their lyrics ("if i were a vampire i wouldn't suck your blood" and "i would kill for more i haven't killed before") and i was thinking as a tribute to them and my love for them i would kindly borrow some of those lines and write some lyrics off of them for some violet hour songs. i've been trying my hand at writing lyrics and wrote one of our songs so i figure why not try writing some more. we'll see what happens. we shallsee
-and speaking of violet hour, we have stickers that are coming soon bitches! i expect high demand for them and anticipate an influx of comments from you hookers on how you can acquire some of these gems for yourself. for a small monetary donation we may just fork over some of the hotness to you so you can impress all of your friends
-i've been listening to unwound a lot lately.
-i totally want to buy a new guitar but i can't justify owning another guitar...even though i want one. i want a fender telecaster....i will be good and not purchase one. will not! maybe if i sell one of my other ones.....hmmm.....
-i want the new steven king book on the jfk assassination or rather the attempt on jfk's life as the book is though he wasn't shot that day. the hardcover is $35 damn that shit. maybe i'll be a scumbag and buy it and read it and then return it. haha. i've read historical fiction before and i'm interested to see what king's take on the subject would be. and for the records i 100% think that oswald did not act alone and that the shot that killed kennedy was fired from the front from the grassy knoll. you read right hoos is a conspiracy theorist.
-i'm taking a computer literacy class and its all hard and shit. ew! but the history of computers that we covered so far has been very interesting. its mind boggling to think that the computers we carry around with us anywhere and everywhere and can't live without (aka our cell phones) are tiny compared to the massive computers from the 40s and 50s that took up whole rooms. and that yet they out perform them ten thousand fold. not to mention the world i was born into and what it is now a mere 30years later. it really does fascinate me. i'm sure i'll spout off about more on this subject over the course of the next 6 weeks.
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escucha

dirty on purpose- monument [this is one of my favorite instrumental tracks by a non instrumental band. anyone who knows me knows i love instrumental music and i always enjoy it when a band that doesn't normally do no vocals takes a stab at it. this is an exceptional track and makes me wish they did more instrumentals]

mogwai-mexican grand prix [and as a little twist here is a track with vocals from one of the greatest instrumental bands of all time. they have vocals on one or two other tracks from earlier releases but 99.9% of their songs are sans vocals. this track is from their newest album "hardcore will never die but you will" which is one of their best releases to date. anyway i was very suprised on first listen to hear this track with vocals (albeit heavily vocoded ones) but it is one of the standouts from the record. i saw them play a few years ago and really want to see them again when they come to the states. hopefully that will happen soon cuz they are great live]

mogwai-san pedro [and just for kicks here is another track from the new record which happens to be one of my favs by them. good shit]

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

naughty things



painting by jason may

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randomy...

-my ass has been very lazy lately as i haven't posted anything new since september. i've just been busy working and with school and the band. i know, excuses, excuses! haha. anyway....here goes...
-since last time i posted my band officially named ourselves (and came up with a secret handshake which of course i can't divulge in public), i'm pleased to introduce violet hour! we have 10 songs written and are ready to rock your ass off. haha. we plan to start playing gigs starting in january and will be in the recording studio to lay down 2 tracks on the 30th of this month. a website is also in process of being made which will launch soon and have the songs once they are recorded. i will of course keep all you hookers updated of our progress and expect all of my readers to attend our shows.
-the wonder years on netflix is one of the best things to have happened to me recently. haha
-the worst part of this time of year? i work in retail. ugh. the best part of this time of year? getting to buy new little kid pjs to wear!
-i unearthed my old blog from 05/06 and found a lot of good pics on there, especially of bands i saw back then. i should repost them here. hmmm....
-i saw explosions in the sky last month. they were incredible of course.


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DL or die

-FNDTY-never die right click that shit and dl it.
-coldplay-paradise (fedde la grand remix)
-veronica falls-come on over




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escucha




another sunny day-anorak city



[its a rainy day today so i figured i'd post sunny songs to combat the gloomyness. i posted the another sunny day song a while back but not the video. i heart it so much, i thought i'd post it again so ya'll hookers can hear it this time. and keeping in the theme of sunny, i thought i'd post a SDRE song cuz i heart them a lot too. this was the first SDRE song i ever heard at age 15 when a friend loaned me the batman forever soundtrack. i only saw the movie once but i don't recall actually hearing this song in it. oh well, its a great track and stands the test of time as i still love it today]

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hoosatron out!

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