And Now For Something Completely Different

Man, I hate election time. I hate the campaigns and the vitriol. I can’t stand the ridiculous exclamations in front of hundreds of gullible “marks” that lap up whatever sour milk is poured in the bowl in front of them. Right here in my world currently it’s been nothing but some twisted comedy stand-up routine being replayed over and over on CNN, Fox News(?), MSN, and the like as liars in suits hit the road and tell me how horrible the guy I voted for(twice) is and how they’re going to “make America great again.” Their idea to do that is by limiting women’s rights, the rights of the LGBT community, the rights of anyone that doesn’t believe in their God, and suck on the teet of corporations with tons of money to line their pockets. Oh, and of course let any jack off with a pocketful of cash buy a gun. For some reason, I don’t believe their plans are going to do much for me. In fact, I don’t think they’re going to do much better than that guy I voted for(twice.) Granted, “hope” and “change” were rather few and far between(and I’m guessing the Nobel Peace Prize folks might be regretting that handout from a few years ago.) There’s been some pretty shady acts in the environmental, personal privacy, and drone strike areas for sure. And the Affordable Care Act, in my opinion, didn’t go far enough as far as I’m concerned, but it’s a start.

Anyways, I’m really here to say it’s been a long couple of weeks. I’m tired of the Trumps, the Carsons, the Cruz’, and the Clintons. I’ll say it, I’m supporting Mr. Sanders(Bernie, not the Colonel.) I think he’s speaking on a level everyone can understand(though quite a few don’t want to…..”Socialism! BAHHH!!” He’s not bending over for anyone but the American people. The disenfranchised. He’s walked the walk and talked the talk, and that’s someone I can support. The rest of ’em? They can f**k off.

Okay, apologies. I had the vomit up that. It’s been eating away at my stomach lining for quite some time now. Onto other things.

It’s been a long week, like I said. Work has been long and arduous, and they’ve actually expected me to work(whaaaa???) I haven’t had the drive to sit down and just write. My evenings have been spent working out after work, picking up my son at school, then heading home to cook dinner. We’ve been catching up on last year’s first season of The Flash and season three of Arrow. My wife and I recently watched the first season of Mr. Robot(one of the best television shows I’ve seen since The Sorpranos.) I’ve been falling asleep re-reading Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s Y: The Last Man. Heavy rotation of Zombi’s Shape Shift, Deerhunter’s Fading Frontier, Wilco’s Star Wars, and Oneohtrix Point Never’s Replica. I’m looking forward to the arrival of Carrie Brownstein’s new memoir Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl. I feel the need to feed my brain a bit.

Here’s the thing I’ve really been excited about lately and I haven’t shared this one yet with all of you. One of my great(and oldest) pals, as well as my partner-in-crime in Cambodia Highball Mr. Shane Darin Page and I have been working on a new multi-media project. It started as my pal Shane wanting to work on composing music for video games. He asked me if I’d want to help out and I said sure. Well it’s turned into something quite spectacular. I’m creating these pieces of music, writing narratives as if they’re descriptions of a scene that is happening as the music is playing, and Shane will be illustrating the narratives. So far, musically I’m pulling a lot of inspiration from John Carpenter scores and the music of Steve Moore, Steve Reich, and Terry Riley. At this point I still don’t know where it’s going or how it will be released, but I do know I’ll be sharing one of the pieces very soon.

Today was also especially exciting as I got home and there was a package on the porch waiting for me. It was the Arturia Microbrute Analog Synthesizer I bought online. Yes, this is my first foray into analog synths. If things go well, then I may move up to the Moog Sub Phatty. If it doesn’t work out, then hey I only blew $260. I think I’m gonna have a lot of fun with this thing, and it may play into both this project with Mr. Page and the next album I do on my own.

That’s all I got. I’m hoping next week some of my lust for writing returns. I’m sure it will. It better.

13 thoughts on “And Now For Something Completely Different

  1. First section: Good on you for a right old gut-spill. All your lefty socialist pinko liberal buddies say ‘right on’ brother. Or maybe ‘left on’. Am I poking fun? No way. If we, educated, rich, privileged, safe (apart from ourselves) complacent bastards can’t see beyond our own self-interest towards a juster and fairer homeland (yours and mine) where women are honoured, race respected, children nurtured and the old and the infirm cared for… then we are truly fucked.

    Do post updates on the art/music project as it moves along.

    Would especially love a review/report on your new toy. A modern analogue synth? Really truly interested.

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    1. Much appreciated sir. Occasionally a spiritual cleansing is needed in order to remove the toxins that have built up over several election cycles.

      I will most definitely be updating on the music project. I will be posting songs on here on my soundcloud acct so you all can see how I’m completely ripping off Mr. Carpenter. I don’t think he’ll mind. The synth(indeed modern and analogue) will be adding a whole new layer to the proceedings. Truly can’t wait to get it into the mix.

      Thanks again.

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  2. Feel the Bern! Man, I’m really enjoying watching that guy … really hoping he gets the nod.

    As for the music stuffs, that new toy looks awesome. Looking forward to hearing how that works out for you.

    Oh, and while not a vinyl score, a friend recently threw that Zombi album my way. Right good, that is.

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