Monday, August 10, 2009
Stanley Lieber made a comic for you to read called Ensign Smurf. The first part is up on the Arthur Blog.
I was going to write about how SL is an internetional treasure, ect but then I realized that I'm tired and cranky, and you could easily read the first few pages of the comic and discover this for yourself if you haven't already. Such is the magic of comics that they contain a dense amount of information in a small space. And part of the Ensign Smurf information package is the sentence 'I'm Stanley Lieber, I'm a genius motherfucker.'
I made you a mix. Sometimes when I'm kind of bored or procrastinating on 'paying my bills' (writing suicide notes to credit card companies) or work or whatever, I start cutting together samples to use in my music. I however, almost never use them. Not because I'm afraid of copyright infringement as I laugh at copyright (not really but sometimes I write 'LOL' inside of copyright symbols on things), but because every time I do use a piece from someone else's song, someone points out how it's the best part, or really impressive for my music. Which in itself would be okay if it didn't lead to me slowly punching myself in the face for a few hours.
Anyway, this is bits and pieces of songs and noises and whatever. If you were to imagine being in a club that replaced dancing and drinking with napping and birdwatching it might make more sense. I'll put up a tracklist for it when I get a chance to listen to the thing again.
Friday, August 7, 2009
two more pages from this comic. i should be done drawing it sometime between this weekend and 2011. hopefully when read at once the whole thing makes slightly more sense. committing myself to work solely on this until i finish it was, while honorable, possibly a bad idea as my personal life lies in so much ruin i can't convince anyone to go see the gi joe movie with me.
yesterday we spent 20 hours vaguely house sitting, but more specifically doing laundry and watching an endless amount of cable television. these are some things i learned:
-television now allows you to just pick a tv show/movie to watch. it's like a world where space time does not exist. or it's like watching tv on the internet without chinese subtitles at the bottom of the screen. i guess i should mention here that i haven't had cable in 10 years.
-watching too much tv may give me brain damage. i think mostly because it lacks the interactivity of the internet. 3 hours in and i was lulled into a near catatonic state that is only now beginning to lift. when i'm online, i'm usually doing 40 things at once. when i'm watching 'babylon a.d.' on tv, i have only vin diesel's living poetry to occupy my mind. i'm not saying it's bad, it just makes me feel weird and unconnected. remember that episode of 'terminator: the sarah connor chronicles' where the john henry robot gets unplugged and he won't speak or move until he is allowed back on the internet? no? i guess it's your fault the show got canceled then.