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brains.

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brains. i crashed on them.

be back when my noodle stops bleeding on itself.

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May 29, 2010 at 7:31 pm

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Little Kids’ Bikes.

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Lots of spots around Denver that I recognize and a few that I don’t… really good riding in this and not the same old cookie cutter web-rat video content as normal. I really liked this.

And speaking of not normal- this is one of the goofiest and coolest bmx videos I’ve seen since that Erik Elestran or something kid put out the video with the sideways trampoline action.

I’m out for the weekend. It’s camping season.

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Pretty sure this is from Tcherkasskey.

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May 21, 2010 at 10:17 pm

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Records.

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I didn’t know why but I had this deep itch in my brain that needed scratching real bad.

In the last couple months I dug up everything I could to learn about turntables and speakers and receivers and all that shit. I love the music that I have but it was growing increasingly hollow to listen to any of it. So I spent a bunch of money on a bunch of neat new toys and dropped even more money on a bunch of vinyl records, basically re-purchasing all my favorite shit that always shows up in my most played list on itunes. I shopped around through musky old crates, sneezing out the dust and diving into the next row to beat the hipsters and smelly old nerds to that Joy Division LP or to that Rolling Stones with the cover that has seen better days. I’d cut a bitch to get to that Bobby Bland and I’d shiv you in the parking lot to take back that Martha Reeves that you grabbed out from under me. Music became something more important than just something to play through the speakers. Music became about the score of finding an album that I loved. It became a process of re-education and re-appreciation of the artists and albums that have become a part of me.

My generation has grown up in a world saturated with music. We can’t go shopping at any store without some on in the background. It plays in every tv show and every movie we have ever seen. Radios are always running in every car we’ve ever played passenger to. I grew up with a walkman jammed in my cargo shorts. Kids a few years younger than me have grown up with ipods shoved in their back pocket since elementary school. But how much of that music has my generation listened to? It’s often used to drown out the public so we don’t have to talk to strangers on the bus, heaven forbid we might make some sort of human connection. But with music ever present to us, we’ve become remarkably efficient at tuning it right out. We’d never know what we’ve got unless it all went away.

So when I go to the local record store and buy the new Black Keys LP on the release day and come home to throw it on my fancy new (old) turntable and play it through my fancy new (old) speakers and dial in the levels on my fancy new (old) receiver, it means something special. This is not just throwing my ipod in the dock. This is a process. I’m not skipping tracks, I’m hearing the pops of the imperfect vinyl pressing. I’m not trying to negotiate traffic in my car, I’m getting up every 15 minutes to flip the record. I’m not blazing through the McDonald’s drive-thru, I’m cooking a 5 course meal. It’s my hour of zen where I can put on music and actually hear it.

I can tell the rest of the world to fuck off for an hour, I’m busy doing what I’ve already been doing all day. Only now it counts.

The new Black Keys is great by the way.

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May 19, 2010 at 4:22 am

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Playing Sandpony.

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I miss Sparklehorse a lot.

Learning to play that song was surpsingly satisfying but also pretty damn sad.

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Sometimes a little sarcasm is perfect.

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May 16, 2010 at 12:01 am

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Don Mattingly!!!

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I was walking around the grocery store the other day and saw some hipster girl walking around with one of these fancy pants undercuts that are becoming hilariously popular… and all I could do was laugh to myself and say “Mattingly! I thought I told you to trim those sideburns!? Go Home! You’re off the team!”

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I’d say he stayed pretty hard through it all.

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May 15, 2010 at 12:01 am

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Photo Dump: 5.14.10

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Time to catch up with the photos.

Wentz can carve Saturn out of an avocado. But I’m affraid he doesn’t have shit on this, one of my top five favorite space photos. This is the back of Saturn looking towards the sun…

Penny farthing race, I’d say “to the death” but that’s redundant. You know all penny farthing races are to the death by default.

Science.Nature gave us mustaches, then science kept them dry.

“Dear Jerk City. Thanks for the fucking parking ticket. Here is a check with the memo line that says “for bullshit” on it.”

What were people thinking?

Bathin’ the old snake… lol.

Not sure but this looks like Peter Hutton, one of my film heroes.

Okay, go away and do something nice for yourself this weekend.

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May 14, 2010 at 12:01 am

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Guilty?

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A lot of you jerks that know me will call me guilty of subscribing to at least 90% of the mortal hipster sins in this video.

And if I ever need to tell some one what a hipster is, I’ll just have to play them this video until they get it.

Hopefully only once. Because as funny as that video is, it’s only hilarious because of it’s sad, sad tangle of ironic layers of truths.

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B & B box set that I gave myself for last christmas is still kicking so much ass.

Now I just need to get that pre-order discount on the Daria complete box set. HUSHAW!

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May 13, 2010 at 5:20 am

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