Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks Matt & Kim - Daylight (Lord Warddd Remix) Mos Def– Auditorium
RECENT ACQUISITIONS Classixx - Various Matt & Kim - Grand Dan Deacon - Bromst Mos Def - The Ecstatic Yacht - See Mystery Lights Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest Holy Ghost - I will come Back Remixes Delorean - Ayrton Senna
Can you say music binge?
btw, the original song i was going to upload was a matt & kim remix but it was 17 mb. oh well too bad so sad.
So I’ve updated my website once again, but this time it’s going to stick. I’m finally happy with it and can now concentrate on adding pieces to it. Until I get tired of it again, which might happen in 6 months. :p
How many posts per day would you have to post to get your tumblarity up to even a steady 20? Would you have to recruit friends? Spam the crap out of people with random posts? “Like” every blogpost you visit? Maybe start writing about something really niche that no one else has thought of yet, like mycatturds.com where you dress up the turds and create diaramas for them. Well, I actually emailed the tumblr people asking them this and here was their reply:
Hi, Joy. Your Tumblarity can change rapidly based on your very recent activity and popularity. My apologies for any frustration. I would suggest that you continue to post, reblog, like, and answer and your Tumblarity should improve.
Please let me know if there’s anything else I can help you with. Thanks for using Tumblr!
So you know that earlier pic I couldn’t stop staring at? Well I went a little further and followed that rabbit down the rabbithole and hit upon the motherload! I actually don’t know why didn’t do it earlier, it was a slight on my part. muh bad. So here is another pic and an explanation. These are water based pigments that are manipulated by sound and captured with high speed photography. The guy who did these actually stole the idea from someone who experimented with it in 2004. Her pictures are stunning as well. These images do something for me on a primal level that I can’t explain. Like it’s so much sensory overload my brain wants to roll my eyes into my head and my tongue down my throat. Is that weird?
Alright so these guys played at popscene tonight and of coursed I missed them because I don’t go out anymore even though these guys would have definitely been worth going out for but oh well no use for crying over spilt milk I guess I’ll catch ‘em next time. Anyways, I gave them a listen and they are some spacey disco goodness so I had to share. Too bad I didn’t put a comment section in here. I’d like to hear what you guys think. :p
I think I want to start including links to artists that I find inspiring and visit most often. This link is to the website of artist Todd Selby who documents interesting people and their creative spaces.
Thanks to my friend Ciaron for tweeting this one. It’s funny ha ha not funny queer.
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From: David Thorne Date: Thursday 21 May 2009 10.16am To: Helen Bailey Subject: Pets in the building
Thankyou for your letter concerning pets in my apartment. I understand that having dogs in the apartment is a violation of the agreement due to the comfort and wellbeing of my neighbours and I am currently soundproofing my apartment with egg cartons as I realise my dogs can cause quite a bit of noise. Especially during feeding time when I release live rabbits.
From: Helen Bailey Date: Thursday 21 May 2009 11.18am To: David Thorne Subject: Re: Pets in the building
I have received your email and wish to remind you that the strata agreement states that no animals are allowed in the building regardless of if your apartment is soundproof. How many dogs do you have at the premises?
From: David Thorne Date: Thursday 21 May 2009 1.52pm To: Helen Bailey Subject: Re: Re: Pets in the building
Currently I only have eight dogs but one is expecting puppies and I am very excited by this. I am hoping for a litter of at least ten as this is the number required to participate in dog sled racing. I have read every Jack London novel in preparation and have constructed my own sled from timber I borrowed from the construction site across the road during the night. I have devised a plan which I feel will ensure me taking first place in the next national dog sled championships. For the first year of the puppies life I intend to say the word mush then chase them violently around the apartment while yelling and hitting saucepan lids together. I have estimated that the soundproofing of my apartment should block out at least sixty percent of the noise and the dogs will learn to associate the word mush with great fear so when I yell it on race day, the panic and released adrenaline will spur them on to being winners. I am so confident of this being a foolproof plan that I intend to sell all my furniture the day before the race and bet the proceeds on coming first place.
From: Helen Bailey Date: Friday 22 May 2009 9.43am To: David Thorne Subject: Re: Re: Re: Pets in the building
David, I am unsure what to make of your email. Do you have pets in the apartment or not?
From: David Thorne Date: Friday 22 May 2009 11.27am To: Helen Bailey Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Pets in the building
No. I have a goldfish but due to the air conditioner in my apartment being stuck on a constant two degrees celcius, the water in its bowl is iced over and he has not moved for a while so I do not think he is capable of disturbing the neighbours. The ducks in the bathroom are not mine. The noise which my neighbours possibly mistook for a dog in the apartment is just the looping tape I have of dogs barking which I play at high volume while I am at work to deter potential burglars from breaking in and stealing my tupperware. I need it to keep food fresh. Once I ate leftover chinese that had been kept in an unsealed container and I experienced complete awareness. The next night I tried eating it again but only experienced chest pains and diarrhoea.
From: Helen Bailey Date: Friday 22 May 2009 1.46pm To: David Thorne Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Pets in the building
You cannot play sounds of dogs or any noise at a volume that disturbs others. I am sure you can appreciate that these rules are for the benefit of all residents of the building. Fish are fine. You cannot have ducks in the apartment though. If it was small birds that would be ok.
From: David Thorne Date: Friday 22 May 2009 2.18pm To: Helen Bailey Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Pets in the building
They are very small ducks.
From: Helen Bailey Date: Friday 22 May 2009 4.06pm To: David Thorne Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Pets in the building
David, under section 4 of the strata residency agreement it states that you cannot have pets. You agreed to these rules when you signed the forms. These rules are set out to benefit everyone in the building including yourself. Do you have a telephone number I can call you on to discuss?
From: David Thorne Date: Friday 22 May 2009 5.02pm To: Helen Bailey Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Pets in the building
The ducks will no doubt be flying south for the winter soon so it will not be an issue. It is probably for the best as they are not getting along very well with my seventeen cats anyway. .
From: Helen Bailey Date: Monday 25 May 2009 9.22am To: David Thorne Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Pets in the building
David, I am just going to write on the forms that we have investigated and you do not have any pets.
I really have no idea how or when I got this song. It could have been last week when my roommate asked me about them but then I dont’ remember him giving it to me. Oh well. I knew I had heard it somewhere before because I could hum along to the tune but I couldn’t place why. Then the male vocals kicked in and I KNEW I hadn’t heard that part so I deduced that it could only have come from a commercial. And so I was right. The Ipod Nano. Funny how things seep into your brain without you realizing. Oh the wonders of advertising.
Today I unfollowed FML. I find the whole concept tasteless and boring and I’m skeptical about how many posts are actually true. I feel like the concept encourages people to come up with most outrageous thing they can think of, to the point that it becomes nothing that I can relate to. Not to mention, it’s humor is rooted in schadenfreude (reveling in the misfortune of others). At least with MLIA you can relate to many of the posts and it takes a certain amount of wit to pull one off. Not so with FML. Sorry but I guess I’m a snob.