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Dec. 27th, 2006 | 05:03 pm
music: John Coltrane - Giant Steps

Christmas loot (no specific order):

The Stranger (Albert Camus)
The Fall (Albert Camus)
The Plague (Albert Camus)
The Clown (Heinrich Boll)
Complete Poems (William Blake)
Hegel (Frederick Beiser)
Quentin Tarantino (D. K. Holm)
Collected Stories (William Faulkner)
Waiting for Godot (Samuel Beckett)
Growth of the Soil (Knut Hamsun)
Hunger (Knut Hamsun)
Collected Poems (W. B. Yeats)
Theory and History of Folklore (Vladimir Propp)
The Philosophy of History (Georg W. F. Hegel)
Jean Toomer and the Prison-House of Thought (Robert B. Jones)
The Master and Margarita (Mikhail Bulgakov)
Tropic of Cancer (Henry Miller)
Tropic of Capricorn (Henry Miller)
The Books in My Life (Henry Miller)
On Writing (Henry Miller)
Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Kant and the Critique of Pure Reason (Sebastian Gardner)
The Collected Tales (Nikolai Gogol)
Dead Souls (Nikolai Gogol)
Kokoro (Natsume Soseki)
Jakob von Gunten (Robert Walser)
The Blind Owl (Sadegh Hedayat)
The Street of Crocodiles (Bruno Schulz)
Of Human Bondage (W. Somerset Maugham)
Ancient Sorceries and other Weird Stories (Algernon Blackwood)
Minds, Brains, and Science (John Searle)
Tracatus Logico-Philosophicus (Ludwig Wittgenstein)
Maldoror and the Complete Works of the Comte de Lautreamont
Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light (Patrick McGilligan)
A Companion to Epistemology

Moviemaker Magazine
Photography Monthly Magazine
Philosophy Now Magazine

A fair result, I'd say.

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Sep. 24th, 2006 | 06:04 pm

Here is the first part of my upload series....

Bathory -blood fire death

Bishop of Hexen - Archives of an Enchanted Philosophy

Craft - Terror Propaganda

Dead Raven Choir

Emperor - Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

And, to introduce you to some really good music:

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven

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Sep. 6th, 2006 | 04:48 pm

I suppose posting this would not be absurd. If you want anything, of course, merely say the words...300 are missing or so, but that should not concern you!


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Artists you should know

Aug. 20th, 2006 | 05:00 pm
music: Merzbow - Remblandt Assemblage

John Zorn: Downtown NY Jazz innovator, saxophone

With Keiji Haino, Yamatsuka Eye, and Christian Marclay: http://youtube.com/watch?v=8A6AlQNlfg4
Masada: http://youtube.com/watch?v=pJkmTdoYQYE
With Naked City: http://youtube.com/watch?v=ajS3cbkoZX0

Derek Bailey: European free improvisation musician, guitar

Solo: http://youtube.com/watch?v=9XE2N4mxeRw
With John Stevens: http://youtube.com/watch?v=Dn_m8PzSWV0

Peter Brotzmann: European free improvisation, saxophone

With Peter Brotzmann Trio: http://youtube.com/watch?v=LLlT2NKWeew
With Peter Brotzmann Duo: http://youtube.com/watch?v=TbSXv8opyig

Hans Reichel: ditto, daxophone?


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Why Velevet Cacoon Sucks:

Aug. 17th, 2006 | 05:37 pm

Velvet Cacoon's shoegazer / dreampop recordings were stolen albums. "How the Last Day Came and Stayed then Faded into Simulated Rain" demo was almost completely stolen from Korouva's "Shipwrecks & Russian Roulette". Korouva's album has 10 tracks, while VC's demo has 9, though two tracks that can be found in Korouva's Myspace are not in VC's demo. The "Dizzy from Eternity" demo is in fact My Violent Ego's "Clicks & Hisses".

Message from Miranda Lehman aka Korouva: "To the fans of Velvet Cacoon: It has recently come to my attention that the band Velvet Cacoon has not only STOLEN artwork and photos on their website from other artists but also their ENTIRE album, "How the last day came and stayed then faded into simulated rain". This "highly elusive" demo album is actually the property of another musician named Miranda Lehman, aka Korouva. The album's real name is Shipwrecks & Russian Roulette and has been sold through the website 16sparrows since February of 2005, before the release of the Velvet Cacoon Demo. Tracks from Korouva's album were also posted on her Livejournal, in working form, long before any Velvet Cacoon release. When Confronted with these accusations, Velvet Cacoon deleted their official Myspace music page which contained stolen tracks and artwork from Miranda. You can see that they link to their myspace page on their official site and that the myspace page has been deleted.
http://www.velvetcacoon.com/news/. Their main myspace fan page contains stolen illustration and music as well: "lilac wine, black leaves and me" (real name, "Tide") and also the illustration of a girl with a ship that goes along with the song. http://www.myspace.com/velvetcacoon. Korouva's own myspace page is here, where she also links to 16sparrows http://myspace.com/korouva. I am sorry to all the devoted fans who have been deceived by Velvet Cacoon, their blatant theft of another artist's work is absolutely unforgivable."

Note: VC' song "Chesapeake Tide" is Korouva's "Tide", not "Lilac Wine, Black Leaves and me"

Josh's message taken from their google e-group:
"And on the subject of Velvet Cacoon, the band is a total fraud. Nothing about it holds any importance. The "How the Last Day" demo isn't even us. It's Miranda Lehman from Portland. (check the Wiki site). "Dizzy" isn't us. It's "My Violent Ego". Nothing is us. "Northsuite" was recorded in 3 hours and sold to a fake label who paid us enough for rent and substances. That's why its so terrible. We're utter bastards. We have no respect for anything. Now we're beginning the campaign to show just what we've done. We are walking examples of what far too many drugs will do. They make you crave havoc. They make you want to turn the world upside down while laughing like a maniac.

And now the soft afterglow sets in. VC is winding down. One last album. One final collection. And the damn thing isn't even recorded yet. Maybe we'll just steal it too. I must tell you that our correspondence will not continue much longer. I'm going to make a clean break - you'll know when the moment hits. You'll know exactly what I mean too.

First, I must convince the world that I am nothing special or intelligent, nor was Velvet Cacoon. If there was discussion about us before, I can only imagine what is about to come.

Feel free to spread this letter."

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An essay

Jul. 14th, 2006 | 05:23 pm

This is a rough essay I just wrote outlining my philosophy of everything. I urge you to debate me on it!

A Reformulation of Perspective

Naturally, humans are prone to attaching value to others in relationship to themselves, and inevitably have deemed someone "bad" by their standards at some point in time. Bad here meaning inferior in some aspect, whether it be strength, will, or morality. Begging the question that these values are objective, humans go on to make complex ethical and political theories and proposals, all of which depend upon the truth and existence of these values. Though even the most iconoclastic of philosophers fall into this trap of sorts, it is dogmatism of the highest order. What said philosophers do not take into account is the past, the origin of the present; they merely see a fool begging for shelter and food and pass him off as a neanderthal, with nothing keeping him alive. But when one sees the entirety of the picture, he will understand that this fool is to be no object of contempt or disgust.

To you, it is an enigma. The man, as far as you are concerned, is mere meat and by far no exception to your misanthropy. You can see no logical justification to not hate the poor fool; but that is natural. The only people who see the beggar as an equal are the pious dogmatists, who even then frown upon him if he does not follow their even more foolish doctrine. But I am not the first to say that this fool deserves no foul thoughts or insults.

The answer is determinism. Not strict determinism or fatalism, no; purely the concept of cause and effect on a sociological scale. I am not intending to say we have no free will like many determinists indeed claim, I am quite simply pointing out that our wills will act in reaction to a cause and follow the laws of nature. And it is true that the cause is always justification for the effect by the very definition of justification. All things taken into account, the future can be predicted rather accurately by the mere cosmic state of all things in the time directly before it. Thus it is true that when one murders another, it is not a necessary happening by any means, but it is completely justified by the reason for that murder, which itself has a reason, and that reason a reason, and so on ad infinitum. Soon enough it will come to a reason that is completely lacking in maliciousness, which shall be the justification for all things proceeding it. But this is mere philisophical explanation, which holds not a candle to example.

Say there is someone who attacks another and becomes a thief of his life. At first sight, it is a crime and deserves harsh and long punishment. But before we make our judgement, let us follow the reasons why this even happened. Let us say, to be as hard an example as possible, that the attacker attacked the man for no reason other than bloodlust. How much more evil this subject is becoming! But let's follow the causes a bit further... You will see that the attacker had the bloodlust only because he hated humans at the moment, and had nothing better to do in accordance with the hate than attack the man. Still more unjustifiable. But ask yourself, why would he feel a hate for humans? Perhaps he was reading some Kant, and doing so felt, like so many others, a fierce wave of absurdity cripple the dams of his mind. This was the destroyer of boundaries. And then, attending church, felt an urge bordering on insanity to dismantle, limb by limb, the clergyman and defile the remains. This was the destroyer of empathy and the catalyst of hate. The hate coupled with the absurdism, following the laws of nature and the nature of the man himself, led to one result almost completely unavoidable. The murder of a man.

It is an odd tale and an unlikely one, but think of any crime in the history of all things and see if you cannot think of a reason why it occured. None have come to me as of yet. So, furthering ourselves down the inevitable path of this essay, conclusions must be made in accordance with this determinism. Several philosophers have given several answers, one being Nietzsche's amor fati, or love of fate. Though "fate" is a strong word to use, it is compatible with determinism in this context. To gain the most benefit in any situation is to, of course, love the situation and thus gain all the joys that can be had out of it. It is the most rewarding approach to a determined life. My own contribution is the virtue of taking a positive approach to human beings, as with all things. Think of the poor fool described earlier in the essay. He had no choice in his circumstance due to all the events preceding the circumstance, and thus, while still being rather worthless, there exists no logical reason to hate the man. And the same, of course, can be applied to all humans, no matter how dire their crime.

But again the most virtuous understanding of all is the reason to life itself--a monolithic thing indeed. One must obviously avoid religious nihilism, caring only for the afterlife, denying the one he or she lives right now. Without this faith in better days or better beings, we can actually make life a valuable thing and profit from it--love it, as Nietzsche instructs us to do. Life is opium! It is paramount we indulge in this drug and withdraw from it the ecstasy all have sought after. We must, like Sisyphus, after a seeming eternity of pain and loss, conclude that all has been well. For it is true, and no less true in death.

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Jul. 5th, 2006 | 09:28 pm
music: Ulver - Bergtatt

Is it just me or is Bergtatt the best BM ever?!

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Jun. 29th, 2006 | 08:48 pm

Does anyone else have a last.fm? (If you don't, get one!)

Dis iz mine: http://www.last.fm/user/VomitalxX/

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Jun. 21st, 2006 | 06:02 pm

I'm going to fill out a survey I stole for your own good.

200. My middle name is: Mason
199. I was born on: May 1991
198. I am really: a mere figment of your imagination.
197. My cell phone company is: Verizon Phoneless
196. My eye colour is: blue
195. My shoe size is: 11
194. My ring size is: 1337
193. My height is: 5'8
192. I am allergic to: Cats.
191. I was born in: The Bible Belt ov doom und daath
190. I live in: a rundown bathroom facility owned by minorities.
189. The last book I read: Isaac Asimov - Foundation
188. My bed is: where I fulfill the demands of my excretory system.
187. One thing you hate about yourself: I am a cruel, heartless person who god desperately wants to kill (though, unfortunately, nonexistant people aren't allowed to buy guns in the U.S.)


186. Favorite Beverage: Coke
185. Favorite Car: 1337mobile
184. Favorite Number: i
183. Favorite Smell: Garlic
182. Favorite Shoes: Hobbit feet
181. Favorite Pet: lesser mortals
180. Favorite Dinosaur: Kent Hovind!
179. Favorite Holiday is: Capitalistmas
178. Favorite Fruit: Hamburger
177. The last three cd's/songs I bought/downloaded are: King Crimson - In The Court..., King Crimson - Red, Pulse Emitter - Different Waves
176. Last song that made me cry was: Satyricon - Fuel for Hatred
175. Do you like being single/taken?: Yes!
174. In one word describe your ex: Attention_whore
173. In one word how would your ex describe you: Too_ownage_for_my_own_good
172. Who would you say is your hero: Dawkins or Asimov.
171. Chair, Couch, or Floor: Couch.
170. What did you do last night?: Did homework for driver's ed

:::I Do (YES)/Do Not (NO) Believe In:::

142. Love at first sight? No
141. Luck? No
139. Yourself? Yes
138. Aliens? Yes
137. Heaven? No
136. Hell? No
135. Ghosts? No
134. Horoscopes? No
133. Soulmates? No
132. Democracy? No
131. Life After Death? No
130. Fighting Solves Nothing? It can solve things, but there are more effecient ways of going about it.

:::Which is Better?:::

129. Hugs or Kisses?: FORNICATION
128. Drunk or High: High on LIFE!
127. Phone or Online: Online
126. Red heads or Black hair: That's a good one.
125. Blondes or Brunettes: Brunettes 4evar
124. Hot or cold: Cold winter daath
123. Summer or winter: Summer inside, winter outstide.
122. Beef or Chicken: Beef
121. Chocolate or vanilla: Another good one.
120. Night or Day: Day
119. Oranges or Apples: Oranges by far.

:::Here's What I Think About:::

118. Lying: Don't let your morals get in the way of doing what is right - or something like that.
117. My Car: is fast and danger.
116. Abortion: for the win
115. Backstabbers: WOOOO Backstabbers!
114. Parents: Good in theory.
113. Tacos: Depends.
112. Work: Work is for capitalist scum! Long live the anarchic revolution! (AKA I don't have a job)
111. Fighting: Under supervision of asians only.
110. The South: South U.S. is a craphole. South America has some good bands though...
109. Music Piracy: is good in theory, yet CDs just feel better.
108. Mohawks: hXc!
107. Fauxhawks: Sounds like a hairdo Bill O'reilly would like.
106. Smokers: like steam engines have been replaced with smarter machinery, like intelligent life.
105. Nascar: is racsaN backwards.
104. My Home State: Is not too exciting.
:::Last time I:::

103. Kissed someone: Skip the bullshit and go right to the FORNICATION! ...;_;
102. Had food: 5 minutes ago.
101. Seen someone I haven't seen in a while: Approximately 20.33333... minutes ago.
100. Cried in front of someone: PFFFFT MEN DON'T CRY HURGH HUGH HROGH HORGH
99. Grew: Holy shit


90. who is the ditziest person you know: I'm superior to such people ._.
89. Who makes you laugh the most: Metallers who try too hard.
88. How many hot dogs do you think you could eat at once: This is a good question, somehow.
87. Does it really matter how someone dresses: Not really.
86. Could you date a junkie: I'm sure it's not out of the realms of physical possibility, considering n=i^2+b
85. Are you part of a music scene: Scenes are for loosers! Now excuse me as I go put on corpse paint and blow fire.
84. Who would you not want to fight on your friend's list: yoyo da moose, because I hear he can lift houses. It's true.
83: What excites you most about this summer: a general lackery of general bullshittery in the general schoolery processery.
82. What I don't understand is: How Ann Coulter can physically function without a brain.
81. Is Britney Spears a whore: She's a person too, dammit!
80. The most unsatisfactory answer I've ever received is: What?
79. Do you gamble: No
78: All Time Favorite Wrestler: HORGH
77: Are you a good dancer: Well, you know; I got summa dem moves, yo. Not to brag.
76. Something I will really miss when I leave home is: Jesus, who lives in my closet.
75. The thing that I'm looking forward to the most: Dying in the process of excreting a live animal.
74. The thing that I'm not looking forward to is: Heaven, because the only people there are soccer moms and child molestors.
73. Tomorrow: I will learn nothing in drivers ed and read.
72. Today: I will learn nothing in drivers ed and read.
71. This Summer: I will learn nothing in drivers ed and read.
70. Next Week: read
69. What's your favorite musical guilty pleasure: Eifel 65!
68. I cannot eat: because I am fasting for Ramadan. It's over, you say? *dies*
67. People call me: Lovemaster 2000
66. The person I love to eat with is: Daniel, because he deserves the projectile vommiting.
65. People who ______ animals scare me: think humans are not
64. The person I miss the most is: Me, as I died of lung cancer several months ago.
63: The person who I "can't take anywhere" is: Most people, as I don't have a car.
62. The person who knows the most about me is: erahnen_sie_ein on my friends list.
61. The scariest movie ever is: lol
60. The most difficult thing to do is: communicate with other human beings.
59. I have gotten a speeding ticket: Just yesterday, for walking under the influence. I killed several ants.
58. My favorite author is: Neil Gaiman.
57. My least favorite band is: Evergray
56. My zodiac sign is: Taurus
55. The first person I talked to today was: Me
54. First time you had a crush: There is no crush; merely action out of biological necessity and selectivity out of logical phenomena.
53. The one person who can't hide things from me: Me
52. Last time someone said something you were thinking: I'm not sure. I wonder who I'm talking to right now?
51. Right now I am talking to: You know, that's funny, because I was just thinking...
50. What is your dream job?: To star in a pornagraphic film where I get to eat feces!
49. First job?: mowing der lawn ov daath

I can do no more. I surrender.

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There is a meaning here, somewhere.

Jun. 18th, 2006 | 09:25 pm

Things I have recently come to like very much:

Isaac Asimov
China Mieville

And thus begins summer.

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