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  • What music are you streaming?

    Chinaski said:
    i'm listening to Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy. can't believe it's 15 years old! it def still holds up.
    Trip out. Come Back I am Waiting just shuffled up a song or two back. I hadn't heard it in ages either. It's a really fantastic record. I really enjoy the Appendix too. They're awesome. 

    Have you seen the live version of For Real that they did for some radio show and switched up the vibe a bit (more so played it straighter by way of the beat). It's pretty cool. Funny how much just a minor beat shift can change it. They also shifted the dynamics a bit, kind of flattened out the punches. I definitely prefer original recipe, but I enjoyed the new take on it.

  • I've Got Something To Say

    So, I have something that I really need to get off my chest. I know that I should just keep it to myself. I know it will be very polarizing and that many of my friends may find it complicated to still be my friend, if they even want to, and that many of my followers may not want to follow anymore. This could “cancel” me.

    Here’s the thing though. The only path to true peace within one’s self is acceptance. I need to be me. I need to accept myself and live true to my own mind. I mean, I’m not doing myself or anyone who I care about any favors not being myself. Existing as some fabricated construct of what the internet might want me to be. I’m not afraid anymore. I have to be me and if there are consequences to it, if people don’t like me anymore I suppose it’s better to be not liked as real me than liked as a fake me. At least that way I am living in truth and not dealing with the constant anxiety of holding up a front. It’s exhausting, truly, and I just can’t live like that anymore.

    So, here it is. Here is the truth about how I feel and I hope that you will read forward with empathy and maybe as opposed to being angry at my opinions you will respect that I will no longer live as anything but myself and if you disagree maybe we can discuss it instead of just being written off in anger.

    So, here we go. I’m just going to come out and say it now. Here it is. 

    I like ice cream. I really like it a lot. I eat a small bowl of it almost every day and often will sneak one last spoon of it afterwards. I even sometimes mix in a little peanut butter from the jar.

    Thank you for your attention and hopefully your understanding. Be well.

  • Scared for my Wife

    I'm glad things seem to be heading in a better direction. I'm so sorry, man. You're both in my thoughts and we're all here to let that scared energy out. Channel it here so you can hopefully even yourself out a bit for your daughter. It's safe and we've got you. 

    Also, it's not pathetic that she was being strong for you. You're being strong for each other. Being a blubbering mess, is being strong in a way. It's letting it in and processing it in a healthy way. It's really hard being powerless on the outside. REALLY hard. It's terrifying. It's ok.

    Be well, man. We're here.
    gguenotEine Frau
  • What music are you streaming?

    I'm just gonna drop this off right here. You're welcome.

  • What is your most mundane celebrity encounter?

    Yeah I'd say that definitely counts! It's good to hear he was watching Mr. Show. I was wonder what it would be like to hang out with him or Cedric. Out of the two, he seems like he would have the better sense of humor. Cedric always gives the vibes like he would be a *tad* pretentious.
    I met Cedric briefly once (my buddy was the Mars Volta's audio engineer for a long stretch, works for Omar now) and he was very nice. It was at an after show party in this room above the stage at the Ventura Theater and it was really just an introduction, but he was very welcoming. Small sample size, but he left a good impression. I can definitely see how he projects that vibe though. As to Omar, I was generally at work when he was around (he would come over to work on stuff in our garage because I lived with his engineer at the time), but from what I was told he really liked/likes(?) Mr. Show. Him and this other roommate of mine at the time apparently did that a few times.

    @chinaski This was all a good ~15 years ago so my memory isn't the clearest, but where I didn't necessarily think of him as a short guy, but I'm pretty sure he's shorter than me and I'm not tall (5'10). That said, unless he was really short I probably wouldn't have connected it. I think he's taller than my buddy Nillo (the other dude in the Mr. Show equation), but he's probably around 5'4 or so.

    EDIT: If there are any Mars Volta fans who might find it interesting, Juan Alderete was super nice and the most generous with his time. It was so long ago that I don't really remember much about the interaction, but I remember liking him a lot. My friend also used to speak especially high of him.