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08 January 2005 @ 10:23 am
first post of the new year (not much to say)  
random data update. nothing vastly important.

not-so-good news:
yesterday was cursed for driving. my sister and i both got into our first(and thankfully, very minor) car accidents, and both of the other two people i rode in a car with nearly hit deer (in very different locations). it was a lousy day except towards the very end (but the end really made up for it, i'd say).

my grandfather's in the nursing home now, wavering back and forth between himself and not-himself. very depressing. and it's killing my grandmother with worry. also, very depressing. makes me hope my own death will be quick.

better/good news:

recieved the most AWESOME book from Brandon as a late x-mas gift: Brion Gysin Tuning in to the Multimedia Age. i love Brion Gysin ever so, and while some of the articles in the book are better than others, the high quality pictures of his different works are the real meat that i'm munching away on. my style is very similar to his, and looking at and reading his work helps my own creativity. sometime soon maybe i'll post pics of my own stuff, working mostly with automatic writing and drawing. Brandon's own creative output is also inspiring, but we have almost nothing in common when it comes to the style of our work, which i love about it. this makes me feel like everyone should work with automatic writing/drawing, because the results come out so different from person to person. i'm still finding my artistic legs, so to speak, but i really think i've been growing little by little. it's a good time.

i've almost finished the first season of Arrested Development, by which i've been captured most drastically. i can't believe this show is on fox, it's so well structured and written and acted...and damn funny for a "sitcom". highly recommended to anyone who hasn't seen it or has only seen a few episodes, perhaps.

going to the guitar store monday to get new strings for my bass (one got broken in our attempt to accurately tune it) and an amp for it. Brandon will also be investing in an instrument of his own with any luck. music shall no longer be a field i only appreciate...i shall enter it, kicking and screaming if need be.

that's about all. see why i don't post much? i babble when there's nothing to say, and stay quiet most of the time lately because i know it. still, it's a new year, and i want to prove i'm alive.
Mood: tiredtired
Music: guided by voices - closets of henry (imh)
dubpulse on January 8th, 2005 05:10 pm (UTC)
don't tell the authorities but i still have that book borrowed from the school library....

got a hefty fine no doubt. *gulp*

and yes, it is just brilliant. I'm really dumb for not having gone to the exhibition a few years ago, the one the book was made for.
Mellenabsentmammoth on January 8th, 2005 05:27 pm (UTC)
i wish i could have gone, but i was an ignorant fuck at the time, and knew nothing of almost everything i'm interested in today, including brion gysin. how time flies.
poopbot on January 8th, 2005 08:13 pm (UTC)
i love your babble.
and i also love arrested development. i too recently watched the first season on dvd, and i could not believe it. tv might not be doomed!
Mellenabsentmammoth on January 8th, 2005 08:27 pm (UTC)
glad to know someone does.

i hope tv survives long enough to see the end of this series at least.
p.m./a.e.xoexohexox on January 8th, 2005 09:33 pm (UTC)
i have a guitar too! we can all rock out like jam monkeys!
p.m./a.e.xoexohexox on January 8th, 2005 09:34 pm (UTC)
between brandon's computer and my laptop we can record and do all sorts of crazy stuff
S0n of N00n: RAWR!bibble on January 8th, 2005 10:40 pm (UTC)
Mellenabsentmammoth on January 9th, 2005 05:27 pm (UTC)
jam monkeys! covered in sweet sweet jamming!
steppenwolf418 on January 9th, 2005 12:36 am (UTC)
What nursing home?
I have a relative in a Waterford Home.
Mellenabsentmammoth on January 9th, 2005 05:27 pm (UTC)
Re: What nursing home?
he's in manchester manor, because they live in manchester.
ennui is for suckerst3dy on January 28th, 2005 02:05 pm (UTC)
car accidents are suck. i was in a real bad one while stoned once (not the driver, not our fault) really left a mark on me/shook me up/existential wake up call. i'm proud to have thousands of miles of completely safe professional (and personal) driving in my portfolio, but i could write a novel about the crazy shit i saw drivers do in that time. every day is mardi gras on the flippin' highway to some folk

automatic drawing is far out. has added many things to the old learned and wondered list. gets me in touch with all these nice people

finding artistic legs is a tough one. i am very self-conscious and humble about my stuff, but every once in awhile it hits me that i've been doing it for years and have hundreds of things i have done, many of which i am happy with. still not enough to stave off the seasickness

the bass guitar is so much fun. i like to hit them hard. it's weird the way strings break seemingly at random. on a guitar it usually makes sense when strings break, but not so with the bass. sometimes you breathe and it goes pop, after having applied a jackhammer mercilessly for hours with no complaint. so it goes
you know about this site? http://www.basstabarchive.com/

arrested development is insanely funny. first show to captivate me so since futurama (rip) it's amazing how much i am emotionally involved with the bluth family story, and identify with the characters whose behaviour i find so [apparently] radically difficult to identify with

babbling is the only way we'll ever kill all the robots. keeping quiet (especially the smart quiet) is even more valuable.