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Athena, holding your hair, whispering in your ear

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For me a few are enough, one is enough, none is enough. This is not for the many but for you; we are a sufficient audience for each other

In this wine-dark sea, among the waves, please find : musical rambling, occasional original content, and piles of sonnets

For advice (occult or otherwise) ask over here.
For my original writing, look here.
For personal inquiries, ask here.
 

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07/27/2014 01:44:24

Inadvertant impressionism

Inadvertant impressionism

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07/13/2014 13:29:00

So I just rigged up my server to E-mail me with info at intervals, and to notify me if it’s getting uncomfortably warm (so the drives don’t bake). Home automation through linux scripting is kind of surreal.

I should get it a twitter account so it could robo-tweet status messages for general amusement, but I’d need to re-format it a little to make its updates sound more human (to avoid getting the account suspended for being a bot). 

I’m thinking emergency messages like “I’m getting really hot, I wish you were here right now.” 

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07/10/2014 21:01:36

Just built and set up a modest home linux server for the first time; feel good about it.  Linux always gives me flashbacks to 1994, and this is the most complicated thing I’ve ever successfully done with it.

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06/16/2014 21:32:00

Is vaporwave making a comeback or something (or maybe an actual arrival)?  I read a bunch of micro-genre music-blog-bait about it 18 months or two years ago, forgot about it, and then saw three references in the last week.  Is this finally gonna be a thing? 

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06/09/2014 22:20:22

Today’s lesson in humility: titanium may have incredible tensile strength but a thin cone can still be easily dented beyond repair with the slip of a plain old household screwdriver.

I should probably just stay away from tools (hand or power) for a few days.

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06/08/2014 21:37:00

Thing I learned today (which I should have learned years ago, but you know what they say about old habits):

Don’t put a piece of work between your feet while cutting it with a hole-saw.  In fact, don’t use your feet to brace anything to which you are applying a power tool. 

Your feet are not vice-grips, they are made of skin: you’ll get some awesome bruises, even if you don’t end up cutting your feet up/off.

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05/31/2014 01:27:24

The eyes have it (and have not)

The eye is not
The envoy of the spirit;
At least not plenipotentiary,
The diplomacy of denial
And fleeting furtive azimuths,
Are what the eye brings to the table.
I can’t negotiate with eyes,
You’ll have to meet me
Halfway to my mouth.
At least (if not a deal) a sigh.

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05/29/2014 19:37:05

I got the power’s out blues, right down to my shoes (which are wet).

I got the power’s out blues, right down to my shoes (which are wet).

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05/26/2014 18:02:25

The Revenge of the Rose

The Revenge of the Rose

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05/24/2014 20:12:09

Butter Beer, basically

Butter Beer, basically

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05/16/2014 21:20:40

If you’re patient (and alone) a mustache is as good a tea strainer as the gods ever made.

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05/12/2014 20:29:26
the start of dna-rna is like wow, some lovely sounds coming from that
For sure; there’s a lot of prog and/or jazz fusion elements in the album, and I love every bit of it (uniting two of my great dork loves). 
He was apparently in a prog cover band in the early 80’s before he started making house music (Pxfork said it was specifically a Yes cover band, but I’m not sure where they’re pulling that from) 

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05/12/2014 20:01:00
I wish I were exaggerating, but it actually happened [now I’m blushing]
i just got this the other day too! it’s pretty sick, been listening on the long bus rides home after my night shifts and it’s perfect
I didn’t used to be a big house fan (more of a techno guy, especially early 90’s breakbeat), but Mr. Fingers was always the main exception to my mild house phobia (and my eventual entree into the wider world of house once I got over myself). 
I’m just pissed I missed this the first time around; 1996 was a great year for dark electronic music, and I was just starting to seriously tune in.  I’d have played the bits off this thing.
BTW, if you haven’t heard F.S.O.L.’s Dead Cities, that’s some all-time-world-championship-late-night bus-ride-home music from 1996.  It doesn’t sound much like Alien, but if you haven’t found your way to them already, F.S.O.L. were rave refugees that took things in a really excellent direction after the crash. 

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05/12/2014 19:33:00

Just put on the reissue of Mr. Fingers’ concept album about Alien. I was expecting it to be pretty awesome, but it’s even better than that.

My pipe actually fell out of my mouth like a goddamned cartoon cat I was so into it at one point.

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05/11/2014 16:30:04

"It’s all just cinderblocks; bridges, dams, whatever, just cinderblocks."

"It’s all just cinderblocks; bridges, dams, whatever, just cinderblocks."

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