here's something you should really try to do at least once: go to a best buy or a music store, someplace with a pretty decent selection of instruments. then fuck around with the vocoder. it's endlessly amusing.
there's no vocoder in this song, but it's still pretty great
i saw cut copy play the glass house earlier this month, and while i did have a good time, later i became more pensive as i thought about how almost everyone else in the audience was younger than me (at least that's how it seemed). i don't know, it feels like my "heyday" has already passed. and not even in an especially visible way. that is to say, there wasn't any particularly momentous event demarcating pre- and post-heyday times. i can't point to any specific day and say, "this is when everything started to seem a bit less vivid."
i just bought one of this guy's shirts
i think i have insomnia, and i'm debating whether or not to consult a doctor, or maybe even finally go for a green card. it's weird, i tend to wake up at least three or four times a night. i'd like to get this resolved, but it would require money and effort, two things of which i'm incredibly bereft.
here's something semi-positive: i kind of started reading again. a month or two ago, i noticed this recurring thing where i would start a book, read three or four chapters in and just give up. it happened with the great gatsby, slaughterhouse five, a couple of library books... which is weird, because i used to be really into reading, to the point where i'd neglect other, more important things.
so i finally went to the borders a quarter-mile from my place and i bought a terrible sci-fi book and a terrible fantasy book. i'm hoping that by reading these in their entirety i can get back into the habit of reading.
3 weeks ago