Archive for August 22nd, 2008

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Tough Luck, Midgets!!

August 22, 2008

Hmmm.  I was perusing a bunch of drafts of Jonsonblog posts that I had started & then abandoned, but WordPress saved the post for me in a Drafts folder, apparently.

Most of them are useless, and their moment has passed, so I blitzed them.  But this one survived, largely due to the mystery surrounding it.  There was no article, just the headline “Tough Luck, Midgets”.  I don’t remember starting or abandoning this post, and I have no idea what I was going to write here.

I’m pretty sure whatever it was, it would not have lived up to my subject line.

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Schizophrenic Cats

August 22, 2008

Louis Wain’s famous descent into schizophrenia as documented via his paintings raises an interesting question: what’s the blogger’s analogue?  Would anyone notice a blogger slowly going insane from his postings?

So that we’re clear, this isn’t some desperate cry for help. I’m pretty sure I’m not going insane or anything.  But nowdays, with Flickr/Twitter/Facebook/Blogs/etc, the chains of community are strong enough that it had me thinking, there are a LOT of outlets for people to notice if something suddenly changed in your personality, provided you’d established the social network in the first place.

If I was a little more clever/bored, I would start just adding random quirks into my writing.  Unfortunately, they’d probably be about stuff like getting raped by a bear, and then, who would ever notice?

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Fuck. Yes.

August 22, 2008

As you all know, my birthday is Nov 27th, otherwise known as Jimi Hendrix’s birthday, or Bruce Lee’s birthday, etc.  But this year, it’ll be known as something way more awesome.

No, not Thanksgiving, although it is indeed Thanksgiving on my birthday (yay longest secular holiday of the year in my honor!).  No, this year, Nov 27th will be known as “two days after The Hold Steady come back to play the Wiltern.”

To celebrate my birthday while still allowing the band to see their families for the holidays, The Hold Steady are playing on the Tuesday right before my birthday, which is both considerate & awesome.

I enjoy going to their concerts because I spend the entire rest of the year surrounded by people who hate their music, and the experience of being at a show is unlike any other band I enjoy, even someone like Neil Finn or Crowded House, where my enjoyment of the band gets me mocked.  The Hold Steady are actually actively disliked by pretty much everyone I play their music to, and then you walk through the doors of the concert hall & it’s like stepping into a different country.

Suck it haters, me & the band are going to celebrate my birthday.