Video for 747

March 24, 2009 at 10:43 pm (Uncategorized)

I met my friend Troy Zimmerman through my roommate Shawn a while back.  Since then, we have watched a couple of martial arts movies together, drank some beers, and gone to a handful of shows.  Oh.. by the way… he also made two badass videos on my behalf with a string bean budget; one video for The Glad Version’s “Deadwood” and one for “747.”  He just posted the 747 video (long for “vid”) on his vimeo page http://vimeo.com/3838642.  Hope you enjoy it.  Now he’s off to Ireland, so you better hurry up and get your fill of Mr. Zimmerman before he goes.  Thanks Troy!

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Rarefactions at 29

March 3, 2009 at 5:17 am (Uncategorized)

I found this photo collage put together by the lovely Jenn Barnett.  It’s a stream of images from our CMJ trip in 2008:  http://howwastheshow.blogspot.com/2008_10_01_archive.html

Today, I realized that kids graduating high school this spring were born the same year that Nirvana Nevermind was released (1991).  I turned 29 last Sunday, and I was trying to think of albums that were released in 1980 that I could shout out by name.  I couldn’t think of any.  Mozart? Brahms? Did they put out new records that year?

I haven’t paid much attention to the outside world this week.  My self-induced internal world has been a weight-lifting affair, and I’ve had little energy for current events.  “Compressions and Rarefactions” are terms most commonly used to refer to the positive and negative displacement of particles in uniform circular or pendular motion.  I can’t help but think my days (our days… the world) correlate to the path of a sine wave.  We have good, and we have bad.  Hopefully, the phasing works out to equilibrium… Although, it would be nice if the good could outweigh the bad.  Unfortunately, I don’t think it works that way.  Here’s a cheers to the bad, only to the extent that it is inevitably followed by a pendular maximal displacement of good.

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