Monday, May 12, 2014

Theurgy is Chymical Tetris in Reverse

Thursday, May 8, 2014

A quick thought from the Shrine

Is music like a game in that there's structure, agreements about rules, and win/loss conditions, or is it more like purposeless play? Certainly it can shepherd us to the non-game ecstasy.

Monday, February 25, 2013

cheap guitars and weird tunings

[Sonic Youth] could only afford cheap guitars, and cheap guitars sounded like cheap guitars. But with weird tunings or something jammed under a particular fret, those humble instruments could sound rather amazing – bang a drum stick on a cheap Japanese Stratocaster copy in the right tuning, crank the amplifier to within an inch of its life, and it will sound like church bells.

—Michael Azerrad, Our Band Could Be Your Life, pg. 243

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Have Yourself A Double-Dip Recession

Have yourself a double-dip recession
let the tax cuts die,
now our expectations will be not so high.

Have yourself a fiscal cliffjump session,
speculators pray.
From now on austerity will be the way!

Here we are, as in recent days.
Congress gridlock days of yore.
Faithful cronies, lend an ear to us,
fear the boom and bust no more.

Through the years
the deficit will pile up
If the Fed allows.
Some think Congress must be muddling through somehow,
so have yourself a double-dip recession now.