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Al-jibra (algebra) of addiction [Nov. 20th, 2006|07:31 pm]
trvr
dIDN'T burroughs have something to say about algebra & heroin addiction at the beginning (or end) of naked brunch? (i'll need to consult my yellow - not to say yellowed - copy when i get home). I wonder if he knows it also applies to caffeine? we;l not in terms of distribution; obviously coffee and caffeine pillz are legal and so the buyer/seller relationship is different.

WHAT"S MY POINT

ok, so many of you know that i am a fairly recent caffeine addict. and i don't like being an addict, but oh well. there you go. it crept up on me. when it's one cup of deli crap coffee a day, taht's ok. you're likely to catch a cup of =coffee somewhere in your travels over the course of the day. and plus it's 50 to 75 cents. but when you slowly ramp up two mugs of crack-strenght bustelo to get you going and kill that all-over bodyache, you're kinda in trouble. cuz bustelo starts tasting like metal after a while, and if you rrun out starbucks can't help you out. even with a large (whatever they call that).

my point is, addiction sucks. and beating addiction is difficult. so i've been trying to cut back, and i've been somewhat successful. i'm down to about a cup and a half of regular ass coffee. not bustelo, but not deli crap coffee either. however, its' not yet time to catch the hubris. i flew too close to the sun yesteday, friends, and today i'm getting burned. just like kid icarus.

ok yesterday i felt all good and mellow after yoga in the morning that i decided that i din't havee to drink any coffee, i'd just go about my lazy sunday. (NOT SO LAZY actually, i got a lot of errands done.) so this was ok, the pain in my face and all over my body was acute enough for me to deal. i much prefer acute pain to dull pain. i talked to kevin, he reminded me that getting high is a good way to deal with said pain. how i know this. it's true. but i am not in the holding mode right now. anyway, pain is ok. i had some black tea to cut it. and then a beer with DOOTHY to cut it further. but that didn' twork. but i went to bed with no coffee for the journee. not badd. impressive even.

HOWEAVER and this is where the point of the story finally comes, today i had my regular coffee routine and IT DIDN"T FUCKING DO A THING. argh.. i guess it's not like you skip a day of coffee, and you drink some coffee then next day, and you're better. NO. you need to DOUBLE your intake OR MORE. your body is making sure you realize that you CANNOT FUCK WITH IT LIKE THAT. you OWE so pay up, buddy. so i gave in and had more coffee at 1pm, then again at 4pm. FOUR CUPS. and i'm not back to where i'm supposed to be! ARRGH. Maybe i should just take this guy's advice:

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inadvertent subliminal (ER LIMINAL) messaging [Nov. 17th, 2006|04:08 pm]
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sometimes you send a song to someone because you had a conversation about it and she hadn't heard it so of course, just email the track and continue the conversation to illuminate your solid yet inconsequential point (becuz MUSIC IS FUnn). sometimes that song means a lot more than you realized because, hell, you don't always listen to lyrics. she might always. maybe. you don't know.

the point about that dylan song was the melody; the melody was co-opted (as covered and rerecorded later, in jazz form) by a rap producer you both love. and incidentally, you both love dylan. and you both have the pete rock song. so let's match em up.

but later it becomes clear that the dilllonnn lyrics are SEISMIC. bob's like "i love you, you love me, why is this so complicated? just be with me." haha. this message is totally synergistic with bob's pleading, vulnerrable "country boy" crooning.

WHY WAIT ANY LONGER FOR THE WORLD TO BEGIN
YOU CAN HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO
WHY WAIT ANY LONGER FOR THE ONE YOU LOVE
WHEN HE"S STANDING IN FRONT OF YOU
LAY LADY LAY
LAY ACROSS MY BIG BRASS BED
STAY LADY STAY
STAY WHILE THE NIGHT IS STILL AHEAD
I LONG TO SEE YOU IN THE MORNING LIGHT
I LONG TO REACH FOR YOU IN THE NIGHT
STAY LADY STAY
STAY WHILE THE NIGHT IS STILL AHEAD

y'whoops. just another thing to play off like it warnt nothin. it's getting easier. cuz it warn't nothin! I AM NOT BRIGHT EYESS AND I DON"T SIT AROUND AND CUT MYSELF AND PINE FOR YOU WIHTH MY BUDDY BOB DILLLONN!!! METHINKS (KNOWS!) THE I-MAN DOTH NOT PROTEST TOO MUCH EITHERR!!!!!! I JUST LOVE CAPS.

for those playing along home (aka sample nerds): bob dylan - "lay lady lay" on nashville skyline VERSUS INI - "what you say" on pete rock's underground classics.

obviously i ainn't been doing much lately if this is the self-involved crap what i coem up with - hm, lotsa work, more yoga, had a drink last EVE with DOOTHY up in the new swank yet cozy LIC wine bar and got a liil drenched in the rain but the bordeaux was BON, TRES MAGNIFiQUE! (MERCI A LA DOOTH)

TGIFF!!!

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runnin w/devil [Nov. 13th, 2006|05:04 pm]
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you gotta see that daniel johnston documentary that came out last year or early this year. "the devil and daniel johnston" it's on netflix so that's what's importatn. i rmeemmeember d.johnston being the high-voiced fellow who did the casper the friendly ghost song that so enamored karl lobring back in high school. he revieweed that album "fun" in an issue of the short lived "artificial life" zine. anyway that aesthetic, busted-up no-sheen nudity, is where i'm at so it spoke to me. such a well done document - lots to work with - johnston was doing stop-motion films since he was a kid so there's all that. i think it was even better than the recent darger doc. it's on par with crumb from 94, though crumb came off as sorta evil wehre daniel is this tortured soul who's pure. anyway I"M IN COLORADO SO MORE LATER, gotta go work.
bye (dreams next)
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internets is a series of TUBES [Nov. 9th, 2006|05:55 pm]
trvr
there is no greater senatore than TED STEVENS R-ALASKA anyway.

what is coming down the tubes (aka the pipe) for me? lessseeeee... for the youtubes, some TYVEK clips from the passout records show. not sure which ones yet. and "weird al & dj jumbo shrimp drink and offend." and then maybe terriblist #2.2.2 if i can get it together. definitely some articles cooking aklreaedy, if anyone wants to write something for A ZINE get at me. i should post that on myspace. that would be my first myspace "post." nov is yoga month still, then december is obvs craziness + lots of yoga, then some new efforts in the 07 for new glorious directions.

df;ljkadlfk j ok see you all later! DAVIDDE IN TOWN FRIDAY IF ANYONE WANTS TO RUN WITH THE DAVIDDE
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TIGERs This, STIGErS THAT [Oct. 9th, 2006|05:10 pm]
trvr
[Current Location |in mah room]

EVEryTBODY'S TALKIGN ABOUT OH YEAH THE TIGERS ARE SO ALSOME, SO COOL, so GOOD, SO WHATEVER. TO THOSE PEOPPLE AND MORE IMPORTENTLY TO THE TIGRES I HAVE ONE THING TO SAY:

TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE. YOU GUYS LOSt me YEARS AGO.

haha, jk's.
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(no subject) [Oct. 20th, 2005|10:58 am]
trvr
i autofilled my ipod today, and i now have too much hiphop on it. granted, i love the hip hop, but the fact that it far outweighs the rock within my itunes collection is due to larry's MP3 discs and my own tendency to illegally download more hiphop singles (becuz of who knows). at any rate, i have it on shuffle, and like every third song is KOOL MOE DEE.

for some reason one day i wanted "wild wild west" really bad, because it has a superbad beat (or at least it did when i was 10), and i ended up with like 30 kool moe dee songs BUT NOT WILD WILD WEST. fuck, they were so easy to pull down from solarseek, probably because no one else was in the queue but my dumb ass.

god is he horrible. remember how in the late '80s, early '90s, every middle-aged white guy (whether in a mattress commercial or at a thanksgiving table) tried to rap just to show people how it was so easy anyone could do it and how it wasn't music? yeah, well, they were all flowing like kool moe dee ALWAYS does. before, i don't know, rakim, it was a rare emcee who deviated from the tried and true "da da da da da / da da da da da / duh-da da da duh-da da da / duh-da da da da da" flow. ok, so maurice has definitely mastered that cadence, and maybe he varies it a little bit, but hardly. it's like your dad yelling the same three well-crafted admonitions at you every day.

so anyway, on my walk to the train i get to like the third curly moe dee song (ON SHUFFLE) and i'm like, fuck it, i'm not listening to this one. what's next? the song "method man," which is a fucking rhyme clinic on changing up flows.

(this "Examination of the coincidental significance of my ipod's random sequencing of songs" has been brought to you by caffeine (R). )
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George, you're the one arguing it wasn't racist. Stick to that side. [Sep. 12th, 2005|10:31 pm]
trvr
Mr. Bush also said it was "preposterous to claim that the engagement in Iraq meant there weren't enough troops here."

"We've got plenty of troops to do both," he said.

So where the fuck were they, Mr. Commander in Chief?

You say that early on, there was a sense that someone or other had dodged a bullet. I assume you speak the truth. I'm confident that among your brahs, there actually was that sense.

I'm sure more than one person told you that someone or another had dodged, yknow, a bullet.

But you remember the newspapers that day, right? You don't?
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Goodbye, Mr. Brown. [Sep. 12th, 2005|10:23 pm]
trvr
...," Mr. Brown was quoted as telling The A.P., adding that he also viewed his action as in the "best interest of the president."

There's a reason this man's nickname is Brownie.
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and let's go easy on the bush jokes, mmkay? [Sep. 2nd, 2005|05:32 pm]
trvr
i mean, come on, the man just got back from a six-week vacation. just pretend you could take a six-week vacation. can you even comprehend that? i mean you go back home for five days, get back to work, and WHOA! look at all this effin email!

i mean, right? give the guy a break. SIX WEEKS! LOTS OF EMAIL! HURRICANE WHO?
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wait, who's politicizing what now? i'm confused [Sep. 2nd, 2005|05:05 pm]
trvr
a man who runs a think tank for a living - i.e., devotes his life to the game of politics - is worried about people politicizing. people be politicizing, he says. (you wanna know who's behind the slashing of funding for any and all levees? think about it this way: he's kissinger, and the levees are cambodia.)

"From: Grover G. Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform
To: Members of the United States Senate
Date: 09/02/05
Re: [Estate] Tax Repeal/Katrina
In light of this week’s tragic hurricane in Louisiana, some politicians have suggested that tax cuts in general and [etate] tax repeal specifically should not move forward. ...Opponents of permanent repeal of the [Estate] Tax are attempting to exploit this tragedy to put off a vote. ...boilerplate anti-tax propaganda...

And higher levels of economic growth is exactly what the residents of the Gulf Region need at this time to start the rebuilding process for their neighborhoods and more importantly for their lives."

Right, the residents, not the refugees. The residents wih the estates. The estates over $1.5 million. (Ask again lin four years - the time between 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina - and it's the estates over $3.5 million.) They're the ones who need the help. Let's rebuild with them first, and God willing, that will trickle all the way down to the flooded city of New Orleans. Someday.
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