"People may not tell you how they feel about you, but their actions will speak for themselves. Pay attention."
Finally got around to painting my dresser black, so now my tea/booze/art corner is complete! (Artists here are Ben Templesmith, Chandra Free, Phillipe Fichot, Louis Ryo, and me.)
Posted 5 days ago // 7 notes
itchy-O: Cybergoth drumline fusion with sombreros, fetish gear, and Chinese dragons.
Yes, you heard me.
A while ago I was baptized, completely unprepared, by the indescribable music group known as itchy-O. It’s taken me a while to find a decent video that captures even the smallest fragment of the energy and otherworldly-ness of their performances, but here it is. They’re more than musicians, they’re performance artists. Nothing satisfies me more in music than rhythm, genuinely, and I never would have expected that my childhood rhythm-awakening with the movie Drumline and my also childhood dark aesthetic-awakening with The Matrix could ever be fused, but itchy-O does it. I could rant for days about how absolutely mind-blowing it was to be in their performance (because you are in, literally surrounded. there is no passive watching).
itchy-O is worth a plane ticket to Denver. itchy-O is worth a plane ticket to the US. And they should absolutely be on the radar of anyone interested in experimental or performance-based music.
Posted 1 week ago // 5 notes
A few days ago I realized that what I’d love to do after university ends is be a tour-guide somewhere in southern Germany. In the mountains. I need a break from the city. And I need to be in a non-English environment. I can’t think of anything more worthwhile. As a tour-guide I can advertise being a native English speaker and able to work with international visitors, but being in a more rural area also means the population will be solidly German-speaking with little opportunity to “cheat.”
I don’t really have any idea of how to go about this, though. I keep getting overwhelmed by attempting to actually find a job, and the potential paperwork. And how to find a place to live. Meh. But that’s what I want, I think. After that I’ll be fluent, I’m sure.
Posted 1 week ago // 2 notes