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This blog consists of brief personal updates, musings, and long serious announcements. I try to update this instead of using Facebook, Tumblr, or Instagram liberally.

Official Failure coming through

May 3, 2018 • Tagged as failure

Ayy so guess what I did. My website now has a style switcher, in the day time it will use daytime.css, the bright and colorful one. In the night time it will use my tried and true style.css, the same style it has used for the past year. Or, in the footer of every page, you can manually switch to either one. The switcher uses a PHP session.

Don't look at my portfolio. Seriously, it's dog shit. A big wart on my website if you ask me. I'll finish it one day. Should be in the next 5-10 years.

You know what I hate most about Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen?

February 28, 2018 • Tagged as patricianhood

How it's so damn good. It's ruined the entire medium for me, I'm spoiled now. How many albums are better than this one? Maybe like 10? You got Spacemen 3 + orchestra + choir + recording in a damn cathedral. I get an hour of divine music and then I have to go back to cavemen banging rocks together. I can't overindulge, then I'd ruin the album forever. I can't listen to this thing every day. What else am I supposed to listen to?

on top of old smokey

January 4, 2018 • Tagged as smokey

all covered with snow

I lost my poor lover

A courting too slow

Courting's a pleasure

Parting's a grief

but a false hearted lover

is

worse

than

a

Withdrawal

December 2, 2017 • Tagged as address

Hello, friends. I would like to announce publicly, that I am ceasing performing in art or music shows for the foreseeable future. My attendance at these kind of events will become sparse. My music and art projects will still go on, but privately and without public exhibition (for now). This is not the reaction to any one single event; it is a number of things in my personal life which are insisting this conclusion.

But also I'm kind of tired of it all. Promoting myself, socializing with the intent to achieve validation, pretending to be friends with people I actually hate, begging to be noticed, begging people who would never give me a second thought to be on their shows. Fuck it. If people want my art or music badly enough they can come get it, because I am blowing my engines and failing to see real satisfaction in bringing it to them. My local art and music communities are superficial, shallow, and empty, not to mention tainted with gentrification anyway. Perhaps one day I will return to doing stuff but it's not gonna be for a while.

I don't even know why I bother writing these fucking things.

Bazaar After Dark #2

October 9, 2017 • Tagged as show

I will have pieces at the next Bazaar After Dark. Vaudeville Mews. Sunday, October 29th. 8pm. $5 cover. 21+.

If any of you read this and like me in real life, expect to see my new pieces at this show.