Thursday, November 13, 2008

Spider Drawing as Form of Payment

i absolutely adore this photo 
(disclaimer: this is not an original but a facsimile photo)

the story behind it absolutely killed me with laughter. i havn't been rocked to the core like that in AGES! Did you hear that?! i said, AGES!!!

with that in mind i direct you to the photo in context with the dialoge said-photo was extruded from:

the followup ebay listing:

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


From 2008 Adventures
A guy posted this near my house on a pole:

(Da Vinci Button, Bianchi Bag)

Friday night one a.m.,
the last train
I said goodbye but we both got
off at the station.
See ya! -names shouted
across the street.

What was that?

If you wonder too, meet me
here, where we left off:
Friday night, one a.m."

Friday, November 07, 2008

The Economist & Battle Angel Alita

Upon reading, "O death, when is thy sting?" ( from the Economist  and having also recently read a volume of Battle Angel Alita i've had a thought.

I was thinking that when I die I'd like for my organs to be donated. It'd be kinda cool to have my heart pumping and pumping and pumping even though my brain dies. To keep it somewhere running off of solar power. Living, but devoid of personality. Sorta like an organic equivalent of a photograph keepsake. It sounds like a neat novelty.

I was also thinking that would it be possible for my brain activity to keep going even though my body dies?
I mean, if they kept my brain alive and functioning then would it be worth living to have conciousness and no body? How long does a brain live? Does a brain die as the body dies? If  it does, then if we sever the body/brain correlation and have them living separate from each other would a brain be able to live indefinately? If so then could we preserve brains for future use in a more technologically advanced world where we could eventually have a body? In that respect Battle Angel Alita subsribes to the idea (as far as i can tell) that what makes a person is what a concious soul/mind does with its body (no matter the type) living life. It matters not the method of how we interact with the world but that we do and that we live and that it leaves an impression on a soul, whether for good or bad.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Nine Inch Nails; Ghosts I - IV

{click the header to go the nin page}

I found the NIN Ghosts I-IV album at Graywhale and decided to purchase it considering what i've heard through the Ghosts web page (they provided free downloadable tracks).

I am happy to inform that i absolutely love this 36-track instrumental album. There's always been the thought that went, "it'd be great if this NIN song didn't have any words and was truely just instrumental". Well, now, that wish has been fulfilled and though the direction for the album is new to me (i've been out of the NIN loop for awhile now) it lends itself toward innovative new material, brushing often with experimentation. Which is no big surprise after all, because this album started off as a fresh-from-the-mind-and-let's-see-what-we-get musical collaboration. While listening, I am truely pleased when i understand the roots of it's creation. 

Go to the webpage to learn more about it.