Archive for April, 2006

Spam Sucks

Sunday, April 30th, 2006


Sorry to people who have subscribed to comments, there was a big spamwave there. Should be mostly taken care of now, I made a big list of banned words…

At Dusk – In the Background

Friday, April 28th, 2006

at dusk, in the background, you can know danger

Artist: At Dusk
Song: In the Background
From album: You Can Know Danger
Genre: Wandery Tumblechordia
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Good day mateys, and welcome back I say. Today you are getting a deftly stumbling gait of a song. It starts on a morning of typically spanking newness, but soon you’ll realize that it has plans to use its day off for supremely venturous exploits; certain endeavorous enterprises. The sounds, they gallop from cobbleystoned neighborhood streets to wide nature roads with airy space that you can hear and feel. They round a corner and suddenly dive into a somersault at the end of which they jump up, and into the air in a, “reaching for the sky” position with a twist that gets a cumulative 9.5 from the judges.

What I want to say is that the song feels like a rapturously restless amble through everyday spaces and feelings. The kind of feelings that are only possible in the amalgam of remembering certain days of intense living. Maybe then you were wrapped up in heartbreaky drama, but looking back you just remember it as a sort of sepia tone mixed with the feeling of the sun against your skin. It’s an odyssey that feels like it should end with you, exhausted and glowing, sauntering into a convenience mart for a catharctic frozen beverage of your own design.

You can download this song and its 9 brothers and sisters and more than several cousins on their site. And soon you can also buy it, on everyone’s favorite anthropomorphized music buying place, cd baby. Perfect for anthropomorphized songs I would imagine.

Condor 44 – db

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

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Here’s another video, which is staged in abandoned buildings. Lovely. I knew these things went together somehow… These guys/girl strike me as aggressively introspective. They seem to be thinking a lot, in a mindset free of distraction they are playing their thoughts in real-time, decanting a stream of curious detatched fervor.

Quruli – Birthday

Thursday, April 6th, 2006

I’m only using a very small percentage of my bandwidth currently so I’m thinking about posting streaming videos every now and again, but I’m curious how it would work out. Here’s a test, does it work for you? Does it screw up or bog down your computer? Do you hate music videos? Presumably you need the Flash 7 player to view it, but I’m not sure how many people have it so your input would be greatly appreciated.

This is really not my favorite song of theirs but I like it because the guy in the video illustrates quite exactly how energetic I don’t feel right now….

Polyphasic Sleep: Yellow Brick Road to Productivity? Mental Breakdown?

Monday, April 3rd, 2006


So… upon consideration I have arrived at the conclusion that I don’t have enough time to do what I want/need to be doing. I guess the obvious thing to do would be to streamline my schedule by pruning off a few less-essential activities. However, I’ve somewhat foolishly decided to add on more responsibilities, and prune sleep in order to accomplish all these things, down to less than 2 hours per day. The real question is how long I can sustain it without going literally insane, wherever that might be.

So I’ll be testing out a system of Polyphasic Sleep. This is a system of taking strictly scheduled naps throughout the day, in my case for 20 minutes every 4 hours. Basically the idea is that over time, (around 2 weeks), your body will adjust to the new schedule, given that it is rigidly adhered to, and will start skipping the first few stages of sleep and go straight into REM sleep, which is apparently the only one you really can’t do without.

My sources tell me that on the normal 8ish hour sleep schedule, one only gets about 1.5 hours of REM spread throughout, whereas with this polyphasic schedule I should eventually be getting close to 2 hours of REM per day. Supposedly this means that I will feel healthy and alert after my body adapts to the major slap in the face. So I’m looking forward to 2 weeks of dangerously spaced out delirium, during which I should begin posting here regularly again. :D?