Crucible For Tomorrow

In the new year I want to be bolder about my feelings - both positive and negative. I've got nothing to lose but my chains.

Also game nights.


01. Neon Bible - Arcade Fire

02. Shack 54 - Two Lone Swordsmen

03. No Parties - Fergus & Geronimo

04. Salvation - The Limiñanas

05. The Arp - Jackson and His Computer Band

06. What's the Altitude - feat. Hymnal - Cut Chemist

07. Bang Bang Bang - Mark Ronson, The Business Intl.

08. Zero Ghosts Out the Door - Herr Styler

09. Pack Up - Eliza Doolittle

10. Walking Home Through the Park - Aim

11. Terrible Things - Beauty Pill


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A simple thing but

richly done

the finest entwinement

is knowing your dues.


Tussle - Transparent C

Escort - Cocaine Blues

Dengue Fever - Oceans of Venus

Ecstatic Sunshine - Ramontana

Electric Guest - This Head I Hold

The Scantheries - Berlin

The Wombats - Let's Dance to Joy Division

Cannonbal Jane - Such is the Score

Elf Power - The Winter is Coming

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Optimist vs. the Silent Alarm

Orbital - Halcyon [Tom Middleton Re-model]


Extra thanks to: the fleeting moments of life I catch in the daze which is my ego-driven nightmare. Also; Genome Research.

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Meat, String, Confusion

This is my life - I am loosing it one minute at a time.


01. Coming Through - Willis Earl Beal

02. Blackout! - The Cloud Room

03. Ethopia - Old Money & Lamin Fofana

04. Hard to be Close - Here We Go Magic

05. Hot Mess - Black Pistol Fire

06. Poltergeist - The Coasts

07. Catalus - Belbury Poly

08. Fight for Everyone - The Leisure Society

09. WHALE - Yellow Ostrich

10. Muesli - Minotaur Shock

11. Cumbia del Rio - Abdias Ernesto Garcia

12. Rocket - Working for a Nuclear City


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Thanks to everyone who has been in my life.

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George & the Sourdough Bread

What happens if it goes well? How much better could it get? 5 o'clock didn't even seem that early.

1. Withered Hand - Cornflake

"It's like I'm living with a legacy of teenage LSD / So tell me that you love me or I'll forget"

2. Pretty Lights - I Can See it in Your Face

3. Laura Veirs - July Flame

4. Free the Robots - Diary

5. Amason - Went to War

6. Willie Mitchell - The Champion (pt. 1)

7. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes - Better Days

8. Miyavi & Hifana - Ganryu

9. Shameboy - Rechoque

10. Plump DJs - Shifting Gears

11. Dustin Wong - Ice Sheets on Feet Prints


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It isn't that there are too many people there just aren't enough spaceships.

1) Let the Funk Ride - Aim

2) I Want To Be Evil - Eartha Kitt

3) Wanna Feel It - The Olms

4) Cirrus - Bonobo

5) Space Walk - Lemon Jelly

6) Capture the Flag - Dosh

7) 2 Bit Blues - Kid Koala

8) The Hope That House Built - The Future of the Left.

9) Empty Cup - Thinking Fellers Unions Local 282

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Postering is not a lifetime

Wow (wow) got everything into order and made a poster, showed it at SMBE. Even got some nice compliments from some top tier grads and post-docs. Got a little traction in the form of collaborators - but it looks like I've got a lot more work to do and fast.

Also - hat tip to an old friend, Chicago isn't so bad. And a hat tip to a future friend, "genes come in all sizes and ages"

  1. Asaf Avidan - One Day / Reckoning Song (Wankelmut Remix)
  2. Johnny Cash and the Avett Brothers - One Too Many Mornings
  3. Lorde - Royals
  4. Final Fantasy - Song Song Song
  5. Cat Power - Ruin
  6. Broadcast - Come On Let's Go
  7. Two Door Cinema Club - Something Good Can Work (The Twelves Remix)
  8. The Whitest Boy Alive - Burning
  9. Country Teasers - Golden Apples
  10. Santigold - Lights Out

 Image from Gary Larson's Far Side - a fantastic example of me doing anything, at anytime, always.

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American Artifact

The end of so many things. I'm a Ph.d. candidate now. A few years ago when I started this as a diary of music that I loved and listened to I was a high school dropout who'd been kicked out of college 5 times. Now it is something different. I lost some people along the way, and they were not replaced - indeed, they were irreplacible. So it goes.

1. Delgados - American Trilogy

2. Jonathan Richman - Can't Talk to the Dude

3. Cornershop - Brimful of Asha

4. White Walls - Elk City

5. Tame Impala-Be Above It

6. Kendrick Lamar-Now or Never

7. Dreadzone - Captain Dread

8. On The Streets - [Kollektiv Turmstrasse's Let Freedom Ring Remix]

9. Robert Glasper-Always Shine

10.  Artifacts - Balthrop, Alabama


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Nusantara Tarot: Ten of Staves


Sunflower Sutra - Allen Ginsburg (1955)


You were never no locomotive, Sunflower, you were a
And you Locomotive, you are a locomotive, forget me
So I grabbed up the skeleton thick sunflower and stuck
it at my side like a scepter,
and deliver my sermon to my soul, and Jack's soul
too, and anyone who'll listen,
--We're not our skin of grime, we're not our dread
bleak dusty imageless locomotive, we're all
beautiful golden sunflowers inside, we're blessed
by our own seed & golden hairy naked
accomplishment-bodies growing into mad black
formal sunflowers in the sunset, spied on by our
eyes under the shadow of the mad locomotive
riverbank sunset Frisco hilly tincan evening
sitdown vision.
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Soul Limbo

Someone once said- and it was later related to me - that the Books are the choir for Crystal Dragon Jesus. I got into the Unitarian Universalists this month and looking back I see that deep seated ignosticism stretching way, way back. I also started (and kickstarted) re-reading Eclipse Phase sourcebooks. And thinking about things from that other perspective.

Its actually been a really good month (or month +, as the case may be). I got a reminder that I'm older and outside but that everyone is anyways. It's not like everything makes sense now - more like, maybe, it doesn't need to. Was I dying of thirst or was the very world pulling a stone cold coup d'état?

1. The Books - A True Story of True Love

2. Bonobo - Walk in the Sky

3. Quantic feat. Alice Russell - Road To Islay

4. Rocco Katastrophe - Saturn's Back

5. DJ Nu-Mark - [Untitled Track] (Off of Broken Sunlight LP)

6.Booker T & the MG's - Soul Limbo

7. Motor City Drum Ensemble - All My Life

8. Kendrick Lamar - Dying of Thirst

#! I'm finally ready for what's next

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This Spring

"There's a fool in your future."

A long time ago was a long time ago. ad astra per aspera. The last week was so hard I went round depression and hit happiness again. I missed my friends wedding, my uncle's funeral, so many holidays, so many weekends, palindromic birthdays, my own unconditional passing - pissed away with stress and petty blame. Sacrifices stacked high on the alter of being the only one responsible.

But then again I lack perspective... the world is large, what are the feelings of one man worth compared to the glory of feeling itself? We'd all have a better perspective if only we lived forever.

  1. Madeline - Sorry
  2. Jamie Stillway - Madeline's Sin
  3. Misophone - Nothing Down There But The Trees
  4. Curtis Stigers - Things Have Changed
  5. Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
  6. Pepe Deluxe - Queenswave
  7. I Will Dare - The Replacements
  8. Wild Flag - Something Came Over Me
  9. Spoon - The Way We Get By
  10. Donald Fagen - Memorabilia
  11. Blue Sky Black Death - Legacy to Fuel

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