So, I value objectivity. I think it's important. But I'm human. It's hard to be objective and human. So I try to make it obvious when I'm being subjective. It's not really enough to say "everything is subjective" because that's like saying society is futile, right? If there's no objective truth that we can agree … Continue reading Nothing
I listen to a lot of music. Some of it is what I think a lot of people would consider "normal", while some of it is what I think that same group of people would probably consider "weird" for one reason or another. Whether it's because it's atonal, really long, built on repetition of short … Continue reading Why I Like “Weird” Music
Hey folks, I just got back from a little trip. Since I’ve been living in Metro Vancouver, I've tried to save money where I can, especially while I was looking for work. That meant not travelling much. Now that I have work, and therefore money, I also have less time to travel. So I realised … Continue reading Travel Log 2012: VICTORIA, Day 1
The time is very nearly upon me, and I can't quite believe it. Canada looms. I would like to tell everyone that I really have squandered my time over the past five or so years. I used to be furiously creative, and I managed to crank various things out at a fairly ridiculous pace. Of … Continue reading Time flies, whether you are having fun or not
Good question. Well, two contradictory ways to describe what's happening. There is a lot happening, but a great deal of it relies on waiting, so I sometimes feel like very little is happening. Still overwhelmed by the scope of it all though. I've been careful not to set too many plans in stone this year, … Continue reading What is Happening?
Hey there, it's been a while since I did an album review, so I thought I might do two at once. I love a lot of Canadian artists, operating in all manner of musical styles, and a few of them happen to reside on the roster of Montreal's Constellation Records. If you know anything about me, … Continue reading Siskiyou – Siskiyou/Keep Away the Dead
Birds in the sky you know how I feel. Anyway, look, it's 2012 already. I know. Terrifying. About a year ago I made the bold claim that within a year I would be in Canada. I'm totally not in Canada. Because it took me so long to get a job last year I couldn't afford … Continue reading Twenty-twelve and Beyond
More ramblings are due, I feel. Last Saturday night I had a mixed experience with alcohol. I consumed none, the people around me consumed a lot, and things quickly became strange for me. I made a vow that night that next time I was out with people, drinking, I would join in, with moderation. Now, … Continue reading Not Drinking? Part Two: Now with Drinking
I apologise for this stupid essay, but here goes... I just got back from a night out which was really intense for me, and completely outside my comfort zone. I'm glad I went, but I think that the whole idea of being the sober one amongst drinkers is completely contrary to my nature. I basically … Continue reading Not drinking?
Just thought some of you might like to know: turns out rich people are not all job creators.