Jul
30
2014

theropeisburningatbothends,

Thank you for your kind words. I might flesh out that thought into a legitimate essay someday.

theropeisburningatbothends,

Thank you for your kind words. I might flesh out that thought into a legitimate essay someday.

Jul
30
2014

Reblogged from silver-afternoons :

http://silver-afternoons.tumblr.com/post/93312992986/im-throwing-away-my-apologies-and-planning-my

silver-afternoons:

I’m throwing away my apologies and planning my goodbyes
this is a change in location not a change in lucidity
I am a mountain with the same mindset and miles away
I am still a poet
I am just breathing in new air

I still write about you
but in a different light

I was a fool to think you could…

wonderful

Jul
30
2014

Reblogged from citizendev :

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Jul
30
2014

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Jul
30
2014

Reblogged from random-and-retro :

songadayproject:

Boards Of Canada - Sick Times

songadayproject:

Boards Of Canada - Sick Times

Jul
30
2014

Reblogged from ianbrooks :

ianbrooks:

Psychedelic Constructivism by David Crunelle

Limited edition prints available at davidcrunelle.com.

Artist: Behance / Tumblr / Instragram

Jul
30
2014

Reblogged from dontgetrabies :

sepiachord:

C is for Cat

sepiachord:

C is for Cat

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Jul
30
2014

Reblogged from chrisdwren :

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Jul
30
2014

Gary Allan - Smoke Rings in the Dark

Last thought before I go to bed.

I grew up in rural Nebraska listening to country music.  This and Eric Heatherly’s cover of Flower’s on the Wall are still two of my favorite songs.  Guilty pleasures, but at least I can say that the music is about something.  It’s not completely shallow and useless background noise.

But I guard myself with the cliche joke; “you play a country record backwards you get your wife back and your dog back and your life back.”

But I thought about this song a lot tonight when I went out to the front porch to smoke. How bitterly and crushingly stupid I feel, and how tacky it is that I can relate to it. Who am I? 

But I guess that’s what makes music accessible as a tool.  Something that helps us cope through our journey through this stupid shitty physical world.  Art so we don’t die of the truth.

But this song.  This one song.  It sticks out because it was popular. They put it on the radio.  It’s a damn good song.  Great instrumental work, and everything.  It’s a sad song, but I guess it’s a sadness that you can find solidarity and strength in.

What I don’t understand is something with country music, and most music I hear now.  It’s all about having a good time.  I only listen in passing glances, going to bars or hoping in a truck at work and not being able to turn the dial to another station quick enough. I hear the poppy drivel coming out of Nashville now, and it’s all for want of a less coarse and ignorant term, “wigger bullshit.”  There’s no poetry, no nuance.  It’s just all shallow good time music. 

I can’t fucking relate to that shit, despite my redneck roots. Rural living sucked.  There was nothing about partying or having a good time.  There was nothing about the blind patriotic “we’ll kick your ass for freedom” songs.  I say that with utmost irony, because not only did I grow up in the sticks, I also served in the military.  As much as all this shit touts to be about America, not a single shred of that nonsense resonates with anything that I have ever experienced…   Not once, not ever.

And even the sad songs now are supposed to be like some sort of party time “get drunk and screw yer cousin’” type thing.  Highest one on my list of hatreds right now is a song by Eric Church called Cold One.  Every time I hear that fucking song, I fight off the urge to book a ticket down to Nashville, find his fucking ass, break his guitar over his head, and then strangle him with one of the strings.

I’ve noticed that people in more densely populated areas seem to eat that shit up too, especially when I was out on the coast in Jersey last summer.

Sure music changes, I get that that’s the part of the progression of art.  But the whole state of living today just fills me with this lingering feeling of shame about where I come from and where I’ve been.

The credibility of my home and where I have grown seems to be destroyed when I hear the misnomer that is now “country” co-opted into some sort of redneck frat house; glamorizing alcoholism and packaging us all together to sell off to the fucks in suburbia. The resounding feeling I get is that we’re little more than a rowdy crowd of beer guzzling ignorant 2-dimensional hickoid college football fans. 

This shit needs to stop, and if going to Nashville with a kerosene torch in one hand, and a box of matches in the other…

…If that would somehow do the trick, I’d be there quicker than you can say “arson.”

Jul
30
2014

Reblogged from doctor-sardonicus :

Charlie Brown instantly knew that he shouldn’t have dropped that acid.

Charlie Brown instantly knew that he shouldn’t have dropped that acid.

(Source: johnnythehorse)

Jul
30
2014

Reblogged from scottishkilt :

scottishkilt:

But we are nature, aren’t we?

True, and that’s the same truth with all of the other people.  Part of nature, and everything from the weather influencing our moods, to how people tend to interact is a form of natural manipulation. The environment producing responses or whatever.  A psychologist could explain it better than I could.  But even this communication here is an attempt to explain or be understood, but also, a subtle act of persuasion. It manipulates all who can read it. Aristotle or Plato had a nice quote about that, but I can’t remember it.You could believe what I say and agree, or you could disagree and argue something else.  Or you could get weirded out by that thought.But the wild thing is that even being weirded out is still a part of nature manipulating a person, even when it’s mediated through a website. I thought about that a lot today when I read about the whole OkCupid thing. There were also a couple of other stories about how Facebook has done similar behavioral research.II find it helps dispel some anxiety if I parse things down and try to understand them.  That fly example is really kind of interesting though.  I should have said “what’s equally interesting” instead of “what’s more interesting.”

scottishkilt:

But we are nature, aren’t we?

True, and that’s the same truth with all of the other people.  Part of nature, and everything from the weather influencing our moods, to how people tend to interact is a form of natural manipulation. The environment producing responses or whatever.  A psychologist could explain it better than I could. 

But even this communication here is an attempt to explain or be understood, but also, a subtle act of persuasion. It manipulates all who can read it. Aristotle or Plato had a nice quote about that, but I can’t remember it.

You could believe what I say and agree, or you could disagree and argue something else.  Or you could get weirded out by that thought.

But the wild thing is that even being weirded out is still a part of nature manipulating a person, even when it’s mediated through a website.

I thought about that a lot today when I read about the whole OkCupid thing. There were also a couple of other stories about how Facebook has done similar behavioral research.

II find it helps dispel some anxiety if I parse things down and try to understand them.  That fly example is really kind of interesting though.  I should have said “what’s equally interesting” instead of “what’s more interesting.”

Jul
30
2014

Reblogged from scottishkilt :

scottishkilt:

snake-oil-lullaby:

scottishkilt:

Aw haaaaaiiil naw! You are officially cut!

Awww, It was just a joke.I lived through the 90s sharing a room with my sister.She had a mixtape with “Linger” and “Zombie” on it.My memory is hazy, but I’m thinking only those two songs were on it.Just those two songs, over and over and over.  That builds in one… a strong aversion to their music.Sort of a Clockwork Orange type thing.

Gosh…your poor sister.
No need to argue is one of my favourite albums. Nothing can relax me like it can. Nothing! Literally. I skip over zombie, tbh. Linger never gets old. You got me wrapped around your finger er er…
What did you force your sister to listen to over and over, hmm?

I didn’t get my own stereo until after she had moved out of the house, and even then, I usually listened to music with headphones. I really dig your Elliot Smith shares though.  Dude had some soul.

scottishkilt:

snake-oil-lullaby:

scottishkilt:

Aw haaaaaiiil naw!
You are officially cut!

Awww, It was just a joke.

I lived through the 90s sharing a room with my sister.
She had a mixtape with “Linger” and “Zombie” on it.

My memory is hazy, but I’m thinking only those two songs were on it.
Just those two songs, over and over and over. 

That builds in one… a strong aversion to their music.
Sort of a Clockwork Orange type thing.

Gosh…your poor sister.

No need to argue is one of my favourite albums. Nothing can relax me like it can. Nothing! Literally. I skip over zombie, tbh. Linger never gets old. You got me wrapped around your finger er er…

What did you force your sister to listen to over and over, hmm?

I didn’t get my own stereo until after she had moved out of the house, and even then, I usually listened to music with headphones. I really dig your Elliot Smith shares though.  Dude had some soul.

Jul
30
2014

Reblogged from scottishkilt :

scottishkilt:

Aw haaaaaiiil naw! You are officially cut!

Awww, It was just a joke.I lived through the 90s sharing a room with my sister.She had a mixtape with “Linger” and “Zombie” on it.My memory is hazy, but I’m thinking only those two songs were on it.Just those two songs, over and over and over.  That builds in one… a strong aversion to their music.Sort of a Clockwork Orange type thing.

scottishkilt:

Aw haaaaaiiil naw!
You are officially cut!

Awww, It was just a joke.

I lived through the 90s sharing a room with my sister.
She had a mixtape with “Linger” and “Zombie” on it.

My memory is hazy, but I’m thinking only those two songs were on it.
Just those two songs, over and over and over. 

That builds in one… a strong aversion to their music.
Sort of a Clockwork Orange type thing.

Jul
30
2014

Reblogged from industrialbeat :

A leaked still from the new “Jaws” remake.

A leaked still from the new “Jaws” remake.

(Source: catp0rn)

Jul
30
2014

Reblogged from urbsantiquafuit :

urbsantiquafuit:

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kitchen robot. fucking kitchen robot.

im 1918% done with the czech language

This is literally the greatest thing I’ve seen since a friend told me that in South Africa they refer to Traffic Lights as “Robots.”

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