Sunday, January 8, 2017

On snow, and the just punishment of Portland

i've come to love the mythic nature snow has risen to here in the Pacific Northwest.

Strange little beliefs
  • That it's a holocaust
  • That it removes all knowledge of previous visits
  • That affixation of fetishes is required for safe voyage
  • That it's caustic and any influence requires immediate abandonmen

i was dumbfounded hearing that Portland drivers would spin out on the ice, and then just leave their cars wherever they stopped. They didn't hit anything, their cars weren't damaged, they just left. The funniest cases were those that would call Uber after doing so.
This isn't even a smug tale of growing up in snow that makes this look like a idealistic Christmas card, it's just an awe of a people that can't deal, that haven't learned to not panic over something that happens nearly every year.
The snow has become an angry god, maybe the people of Portland know they have sinned.

Ah well, the cold uncaring landscape is my habitat, my home. Welcome to the magic of the frozen wastes.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

over twenty-sixteen

Last year, was just a year, deal with it.

best album:
Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition

Danny Brown is punk rock, just ask the Avalanches.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Prometheus II: Paradisio

What other than this could happen to Shaw when she finds god?

Thursday, January 21, 2016

2015, still no hoverboards.

The future is still however, fantastic, as is the soundtrack.

Hey QT
A song right out of anime, that's an advertisment for a semi-fictional drink?
This is  extremely my shit.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Only what you take with you.

When I was a child, I spoke like a child, thought like a child, and reasoned like a child.

When I became a man, I gave up my childish ways.

There's a great anecdote, about how Alec Guinness met a young boy that claimed he had seen Star Wars over a hundred times. Guinness, a smart man, realizing that Star Wars was just a fairytale, or more cruelly a tale of "secondhand, childish banalities", tried to make the child promise him to never again watch Star Wars.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

2014 was a year.

Let's talk about music, and maybe some movies, yeah?

Wannabe by FEMM
Far East Mention Mannequins, or FEMM are a Japanese pop group, that seems to be a commentary on the artificial nature and sexism inherent in pop music. i do quite love that their album is entitled "Femm-Isation"

Hello Kitty by Avril Lavigne
i'm guessing Japanese pop culture was in last year? This song is odd, as it seems to be Lavigne, trying to embrace Ke$ha style party fun, and giving it a cutesy Jpop coat. It doesn't really work as it's more embarrassing to listen to than Your Love Is My Drug but it is interesting, and a total guilty pleasure.

Ultraviolence by Lana Del Rey
This album is a far cry from the hip hop influenced Born To Die and fits more into a dream pop daze, it is however absolutely lovely and contains some of Lana's best work to date. i chose Brooklyn Baby as it's just an adorable song that often recedes in my mind. What more could one want than a lovely woman to sing while you play guitar?