Eyes That Can See in the Dark

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August 27, 2005 (link)

5:27 PM

Someone got here searching on "singing a song in the morning" + "chords". Well, mate, it's easy! There are only three of them: F-sharp major; B major with an F-sharp on the bottom; and E major. You go from the first one to the second one a couple times, then from the first one to the third a couple times. See? Piece of cake! You can even use a capo at the 2nd fret if you want to -- then it's just E, A, and D chords.

Current music: Steely Dan - "Kid Charlemagne"

(Comments for August 27, 2005)

August 26, 2005 (link)

1:27 AM

("I will not buy this record, it is scratched."

"Ah, yes, the one with the okra's better anyway.")

1:21 AM

(And six iterations after that, we get "I have will marcatura it, of that, it which it broke external if will marcatura for the external part in the need in the apprehension of the bath-tub head"!!)

("Well, I saw...bath-tub head...")

1:15 AM

(Meanwhile, Ted Leo's "I need a roof over my head" becomes, after three iterations, the rather psychotic "I have necessity necessity necessity in my head." Intermediate steps include "I need a roof on my head" and that phrasebook favorite, "I have need of a roof in my head".)

12:40 AM

Sometimes you do something and think to yourself, "Hmmm, maybe some folks might enjoy this", but as it turns out, it takes a while before anyone connects with it. Which is fine, though I'd be lying if I claimed that positive feedback doesn't give me a boost when it comes to keeping up with this site -- we all want to feel appreciated, or that our efforts have something worthwhile about them, don't we?

So it's nice when, eventually, something you've put up finds its audience, or audiences.

On a related note, the opening line of that Shins song -- "After all these implements/And texts designed by intellects/We're vexed to find evidently there's/Still so much that hides" -- becomes, after being put through the Babelfish butcher:

In accordance with all these instruments and witnesses who you with you project intellect, are the cause, with you to find it around are obvious always thus very here, that it hides.

"In accordance with all these instruments and witnesses", I like that. It sounds like a line from one of the source documents from Eight Songs for a Mad King, or the Gesualdo book I'm reading.

("Especially in those parts which most ought to be kept honest"!)

Oh, and I'm going to see Jandek. I'm very curious to see what it's like being in the same room with him -- I can't imagine him not having some kind of palpable presence.

Current music: Alio Die - "Visions of No-Time Worlds"

(Comments for August 26, 2005)

August 21, 2005 (link)

10:11 PM

"There's a moment on 'I Need You So Bad' that may well be my favorite moment of human vocal performance in the whole history of recorded music."

Current music: Mulatu Astatqé - "Sabyé"

(Comments for August 21, 2005)

August 12, 2005 (link)

7:11 PM

So, it was ten years ago today. I expected it to be a somber and sad day, and in some ways it is, but actually I'm getting more of a different feeling -- something closer to Damn, I was lucky to get to know those guys, and make music with them, while they were still here. As M. put it (and I hope he doesn't mind me quoting him here),

stay happy, stay a bit goofy, stay inspired, stay kind, do what would make those cool guys proud.

Which is right on the nose, I think. I know they'd want to be remembered -- and they will be, for a long, long time -- but I have a feeling that, given the choice, Chris and Steve want that memory to take the form of a carnival in their honor, or a great concert, or a camping trip. (Jody would feel the same way, I should think.) Have a moment of silence, but have a party too; remember, but remember through action at least as much as through reflection.

So, Chris, Steve, I'm hoisting a drink for you tonight (even though, gosh, I don't think either of you drank!). I'm a better musician, and a better person, for having known you. Thanks for the good times.

Current music: Jandek - "Number 14"

(Comments for August 12, 2005)

August 1, 2005 (link)

11:04 PM

Courtesy of http://zanyvgquotes.com/goonies2/

Ouch! What do you do? :-(

Current music: DJ Flexx - "Ride Out"

(Comments for August 1, 2005)


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