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so just go to my tumblr, you see:

destructivecactus.tumblr.com

it will be ok
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seeing that last post of me being all mad. so here i am saying that i am so inspired and happy right now it's crazy. some really interesting things have happened lately and i've never been more excited about my friends, work, making and hearing music, etc.

just sayin'
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i seriously wanna kick a hole in a wall right now.
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I've seen a lot of dumb people do a lot of dumb shit lately.

You know that you can grow up, learn from your experiences, and still have fun, right? Hmm...maybe not. Apparently not everyone can juggle all three.
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I saw road kill. Well, not exactly road kill. It was half on, half off the road. With it's face tucked into the crevice between the pavement and the dirt on the side of the road. Most people are more bothered by the gore-exploded roadkill that happens when something is mauled by a car and dies immediately, but I found myself really really really feeling for this poor lil' guy, as peaceful as he looked...because his placement and positioning meant that he was struck, and then crawled to the edge of the road to die. I wonder how he felt.

oh hi!

Feb. 4th, 2010 12:10 pm
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i will write something here very soon!
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i have a lot to complain about, but i won't. i'll just talk briefly about what's about to happen and how i have a lot of hope for it.

we're moving to delray on the first of april (well, most likely, the following weekend). we found a beautiful little college in delray, in a familiar area across a courtyard from one of my best friends, john. the landlords are very compassionate and considerate of the crappy situation we're in so they're being very helpful, too. so...it's exciting!

i know, i know, moving's not fun. this time, i'm getting a u-haul, so it'll be a matter of loading the behemoth up and driving it up there. at least for all the big stuff. i don't mind; like i said - i'm excited! we'll be closer to almost all of our friends. also: live music, musicians, drinks, pizza, juice, art, blah blah, all within enjoyable walking distance.

i can't wait to be in delray with ev and charlie and fun fun fun!
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I don't have much data on this one. However, I'm just proud to have/remember a dream at all!

I was in a world where our humanity was rapidly declining due (it seems) to pharmaceuticals. The small band of still-human people that I was with were in possession of a pencil-on-notepad list of these pharms and what they 'really' were (apparently mind and body zombification drugs).

I got it into my head that we had to stop this today, because I didn't want to fall asleep in such a world...so we were attempting to align our small group with others around the continent(maybe globe?). I'm not sure what the ultimate goal was...I'm assuming to cure or kill all the zombies. We were heading towards a house when an escaped prisoner (I think, due to the orange garb) zombie attacked me. I was able to grasp it to the ground and then stomp it's head off. Apparently these are weak zombies. Then, we had a discussion about killing...and then Charlie woke me up by jumping onto me.
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I'd just like to say quickly that I have awesome friends and an amazing girlfriend.
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old news

Jan. 6th, 2009 09:03 am
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Moral Mathematics

Though I think it's very pretentious to believe the implied notion that people SHOULD have given a shit, just because of who this fellow was (or how much his instrument cost), this is an interesting topic to me.

However, how is this any different from the time when my father, an accomplished musician in his own right, first heard Nirvana, and muttered something along the lines of "absolutely talentless jerks"? Who was right? Was anyone?

There's no universally-accepted scale (pardon the pun) for gauging music and musicians. Everyone's aware of the stereotype of the artist whose paintings don't sell for any sort of money until well after they die and are 'discovered' by someone with such money.

The human mind is very good at shortcuts. Recognizing shapes, patterns, faces, tunes, memories, even abstract notions such as right and wrong or good and bad. The people on the subway didn't go to the subway to be enthralled by a violin performance, so they mostly tuned it out. Putting myself in the listening traveler's shoes, I could see myself considering missing my train for the next one...but spending an extra 20-30 minutes in a subway station if I don't have to(despite the mood music)? I dunno.

There's no accounting for taste. Bonus latin proverb version : De gustibus non est disputandum. Personal preferences are NOT debatable. Despite our gloriously lazy brains taking shortcuts as often as possible, we are diverse. We do form opinions and stick to them. This is ALSO a shortcut. We also form opinions and throw them away as it suits us. So what am I trying to say?

I guess what I mean is that the 'social experiment' in the link had totally expected results, and I don't see anything wrong with that. The vague suggestion that you should stop and smell the flowers is bullshit. Enjoy your art, and your friends will...that's really all I know. Other people might enjoy it, too. Blah blah, I'm rambling.
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Ev makes great lasagna! I had to pair it with some garlic bread of my own.

We're having a small hot cocoa/fireplace/stiff drinks/holiday party soon. More details to follow.

It's cold in my office, and I have to work 10 hours today. Arrrr. But...tomorrow's friday! A busy (but fun) weekend is also assured. Yay!
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I feel like a real jackass because I haven't seen any of my friends this week so I wanted to apologize. Here's my excuse: on friday I woke up with a shattered molar, and I found out in the most excruciating way possible: by brushing my teeth. I nearly collapsed from the pain right there but I was more shocked than anything because it's not anything I had any experience dealing with. Also, later that day, EV got some pretty bad news as well, but it's not really my place to say what it is if you don't know.

ANYHOW, I wasn't able to go into the dentist until Tuesday, and he told me I'd be feeling the pain for a bit. He was right. Spent turkey day in bed like a loser!

I'm pretty sure that going out and drinking will be my only salvation against these toothaches and headaches so I firmly believe that this should be done this upcoming weekend!
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and who hasn't watched yesterday's True Blood. We're watching it tonight at our place and have a big couch!
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As I write this, there is panic on Wall Street despite Washington’s $700 billion rescue attempt. The crisis is not contained by U.S. borders, but extends to Europe and Asia. Like many people, I’m incredulous. How could this happen?

Wall Street hired the best and the brightest, paid them handsomely, and gave them unlimited resources and technology. It turns out they were building enormously complicated castles made of sand. A great wave washed them away, astounding all the smart people who devoted their lives to speculation, not production. Their models based on historical data predicted future profits, not collapse. Few people saw this coming until it hit.

“It was the triumph of data over common sense,” said reporter Adam Davidson on the excellent episode of This American Life called “The Giant Pool of Money.” Economist Michael Lehmann in the San Francisco Chronicle called it “the triumph of ideology over common sense.” It’s obvious both common sense and the common man have taken a beating.

It’s hard to stomach that our government must bail out Wall Street. It really means we’ve bet our future on the same people who created the present situation. To paraphrase a joke I’ve heard: It’s like going to a casino in Vegas and rooting for the house. One New York Times reader expressed the frustration that many feel: “Why can’t we take half of the $700 billion and just build something?”

These events shake our belief that free markets work to the benefit of all. The fundamental tenet of capitalism is the “invisible hand”: Adam Smith wrote that “by pursuing his own interest [each person] frequently promotes that of the society.” This year, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz said: “In this sense, the fall of Wall Street is for market fundamentalism what the fall of the Berlin Wall was for communism — it tells the world that this way of economic organization turns out not to be sustainable.”

A headline in the Christian Science Monitor says: “With finance crisis, hands-off era over.” Government will need to be more assertive in regulating Wall Street. But I think it goes beyond that. I wonder if we, as individuals, have been living in our own era of hands-off. Have Americans become so disengaged that we’ve become dependent on some invisible force to provide what we need? Have we gotten used to leaving important matters to experts, until they turn out to be wrong?

Isn’t it time for us to become hands-on again?

We, the people, face enormous challenges. Apart from the economic mess, we know fundamental changes are coming because of global warming. Our dependence on fossil fuels is not sustainable. Change is coming, whether we want it or not.

Better we meet the challenges head-on rather than hide. New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman summed it up: “We need to get back to making stuff, based on real engineering not just financial engineering. We need to get back to a world where people are able to realize the American Dream — a house with a yard — because they have built something with their hands, not because they got a ‘liar loan.’ ... The American Dream is an aspiration, not an entitlement.”

We have to believe it starts with each of us — not some faceless government or corporate bureaucracy. It’s time for us, individually and working together in business, to reconsider what it means to be productive, not just profitable. It’s time for us to reengage in how our government sets priorities for education, health care, housing, and transportation.

The DIY mindset celebrated in this magazine must again become an essential life skill, rooted once again in necessity and practicality. Our future security lies in knowing what we’re capable of creating, and how we can adapt to change by being resourceful.

A challenge this great can bring out the best in us. We need everyone, because every person has something to contribute. We need a showing of all hands.
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Go out, listen to music, play music, get stabbed, stab someone, get really drunk. Don't hold back - even if that means dripping your intestines out because of that axe wound the weird hockey player zombie gave you! I don't know what I'm talking about!
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It's starting to feel like home. We've got the living room pretty much done (just need to find a way to get the huge TV in there). Our bedroom ... is a room with a bed in it. There's a lot of boxes everywhere. The art/music studio should get finished up pretty quickly, too. Fun!
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Simply put. In terms of controlling your own environment, returning to the one you love after a rough day, cooking wonderful food, not worrying about waking anyone up if you're both up, going on midnight bike adventures to hidden church playgrounds, going to the same 'home base' after a night out, being able to record all of the ideas and inspiration that you've accumulated in a dedicated music/art room, etc.....in terms of those things, moving in 9 days is a very exciting prospect!!!!

i'm home

Sep. 23rd, 2008 11:16 pm
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i just got home today from nj/nyc. it's going to take me a bit to process (literally and film-ly) the trip but allow me to say it was awesome! my bloody valentine did things to me that no band/music ever has.

ta-ta!
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