Monday, June 6, 2011


Sometime last summer I realized I didn't have a word to explain something that I often felt.
There were too many times in my life where, for example, I saw a musician play their ass off, and I left the performance feeling like I simultaneously wanted to quit playing all together, and go home and practice for the rest of the night.
I was in a state where my protons and electrons were flying in two different directions.
I was in total awe, and completely horrified by the things I had witnessed.
After some verbal drag-netting, the research and development area in my brain decided to settle in on the word 'AWEROR' to describe this feeling.
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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Deb Roy - Words about Words

This is simply amazing research. It's crazy to think of all the data they were able to record and analyze. So many patterns, intersections and feedback loops going on here, it's dizzying!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

SWET - 100 Pieces in 100 Days

My voyeurism gets turned on for well-executed vandalism...This brought me out of blog-hibernation...More to come soon. Still rubbing my eyes. Burn Mother Fucker, Burn!

SWET 100 Pieces in 100 Days

Thursday, May 27, 2010


...Short for Mary/Joseph. A relatively short documentary about a child-preacher who returns to the meeting circuit. I rank this right up there with those other 'Jesus Camp' and 'Hell House' christian evangelist films. This one had more resonance with me after Marjoe starts talking about how he was either born to be a front-man for a band or a preacher, and how he gets a lot of his moves from Mick Jagger...Scary.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Spastik Ink - A Wild Hare

As a young musician, this stuff really blew my mind the first time I heard it. I still get blown away by the technicality of it all. Seeing this for the first time recently really exemplified how much of a transcription and articulation feat this truly is. I remember listening to this song, and hearing from the friend who first introduced me to it that it had something to do with the Thumper parts in Bambi, but I never thought to do any research into it beyond that. I figured it would take me going to rent Bambi and arbitrarily lining the song up like the 3rd lion's roar for 'The Wall' and Wizard of Oz...Sometimes I forget where, or maybe in 'what age' I'm living - gems like this are only a few keystrokes away, and sometimes they find you.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Stephen Wolfram on the Theory Of Everything

Its no secret that the/a 'Universal Field Theory' is one of my favorite topics to graze the internet for. I'm a perpetual search for new and 'relate-able' ideas,'s another one, from TED, of course. That search-engine thing is ridiculous!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I just learned Carlos Castaneda was a fraud!

Am I the last to know?!
I remember reading 'Journey To Ixlan' in high school and really spending a good amount of time ruminating on the experiences retold in that book. The ancient wisdom, the plant knowledge, the spirit world...After watching this documentary about the life and writings of Castaneda, my teenage ego is hurt, I feel personally betrayed. It really bothers me that he would defy the 'Golden Rule' of anthropology and put the very people he was writing about - as well as the plants and practices whose knowledge he was supposedly a strong proponent for - at a tremendous risk. This must be what all those Oprah book club 'Million Tiny Peices' readers felt...except the 4 women closest to the dead-beat dad author didn't presumably kill themselves in hopes of reuniting in 'Infinity.'

Band vs. Promoter

This helps me laugh about my life...

Watch The KLF Burn A Million Quid.

This is about as 'REAL' as shit gets...