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Apr. 18th, 2007 | 12:12 pm
feelin': accomplishedaccomplished

So I didn't think I'd ever return to this thing again but I figured, hey, somebody's gotta still be watching so I thought I'd throw in some words...

Time away from Livejournal has been an interesting few months that wasn't much away at all -- just "moved" to Facebook since that is undeniably what has taken over as of late. I won't get into it as I seem to do that a lot with people but goddam, in all of it's addictive, effective glory, the masterful FB (not as cool as "LJ" btw) certainly scares the crap out of me. And it should scare you too. My whole workplace, where I happen to be right now, is starting to get accounts and even my own mother got one a couple weeks ago to look at some friend's photo album. Though I promptly told her if she had anything to do with it/me, I would run away from home. And to think, with something as powerful and expansive as Facebook, you have to wonder what kind of tabs the government's keeping on people and/or their profiles, photos, groups, events, etc.

Anyyyway. The reason I'm here is to follow-up on that last post I made. Yesterday, yours truly turned 19, which is kinda-pretty-cool, and on that occasion, my good ol' friend David (aka Lumpy/Grumpy Lumpkins) gave me a website! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it's not much now as he just put a basic set-up on it for the time being but this finally moves things forward a bit in terms of getting the mass amounts of BS I seem to enjoy putting on the internet (music, words, recommendations, etc.). Very soon, it will hold just about everything I've tried to convey whether over here or on that shitty MySpace music player or anywhere else. Most importantly, it will hopefully allow myself to further move on from those aforementioned virtual monstrosities. As for Livejournal, you've been good to us all (for the most part), and it is time to say goodbye.

Sooo bye. Onwards!



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Music for airports.

Jan. 22nd, 2007 | 04:44 pm
feelin': contentcontent
noise: joanna newsome - bridges & balloons

It feels almost silly to write here now; it's incredible on just how scarce this thing is used.

This could very well be one of my last posts here. The other day, I was thinking about all this user-group-based website fanaticism (i.e. Facebook, MySpace, etc.) and how much I wish I could just very well be done with it. Then I got the simplest of ideas: a website! Like a domain and all that. I've done it before, it's exceedingly easy, and given my interests, would probably be best suited. Livejournal is pretty friggin' dead and I can't allow myself to be sucked further into this Facebook fad -- something that I have come to terms with is probably the truth.

So yeah. Hopefully, next time I post here, it'll be about a site. It feels like the most appropriate thing to do. To move on, per say. After all, as 4 days ago, I've had idiosynk (whatever the hell that means) for 2 years. That's just weird. In any case, here's one last mp3 for all y'all since that's what this ol' thing basically degraded to in the past year. Yet another brand new Little Tikes jam, featuring Stefanie Ross on cello -- this one's bound to be the block-rocking beats of the year.

MP3: Little Tikes...? - Most Don't Mind Knock-Offs

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Jan. 5th, 2007 | 12:47 pm

Little Tikes - Mills


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Lesser model.

Dec. 26th, 2006 | 03:57 pm
feelin': accomplishedaccomplished
noise: off my brand new iPod... :)

I'll save the year-end catch-up and the uhhh, 'LiveJournal catching-up' for another day. Ahem.

Three weeks or whatever it's been is probably the longest I've gone without doing something on this stupid page but I won't lie, it's taken me a few days to do this. It's kinda sad maybe... Though perhaps "long" is just the word I'm looking for. But I dunno, I do this anyway for my own thoughts and their lack of collectivity so hopefully, at least a few of you will pick up on some of this and throw your two cents in. Or buy an album. Or even just download it or trade or something... Whatever.

Enjoy. Oh, and Merry fekkin' Christmas!!!!!!

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Totally untitled.

Dec. 6th, 2006 | 12:50 pm
feelin': complacentcomplacent

It came almost too late but at the perfect time, just in time. It has been so long, and you really should all hear this song/band/album.
More later, I'm at work which is boring and slow and grey. Things in general are a slightly different hue. More saturation.

MP3: Vetiver - Been So Long

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Draw us lines.

Dec. 2nd, 2006 | 07:29 pm
feelin': cynicalcynical
noise: constantines

Look, do your friends a favour and don't be a fucking sketchball. It's enough with people who can't seem to be punctual. It's called decency. Communication. Honesty. All that shit. Nine times out of ten, so-and-so cares for you a lot more than you think they do even if that isn't mutual. But suck it up, take it as a compliment and at least make a reasonable effort to fix things around. Maybe I'm being a hypocrite. But here we are, this isn't for one or two or six people in particular. It's just an issue to be raised because despite what you may think, people forget. People flake out. People have reasons, sure, but don't necessarily have reasoning. I can't stand being wrenched in all these different directions by the people I try to hold onto. I feel like I should just start going out again and meeting new people or maybe getting off my ass, following my own words and hanging out with old friends like I should have been doing a lot time ago. I'm really, really sorry to anybody that knows this from me -- trust me when I say I feel like a complete and utter asshole about it. I have time any night of just about every week and when I don't or something comes up, I will do my best to make up for it in someway. Fucking situations of circumstance. Fuck salt.

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Free admission.

Nov. 27th, 2006 | 10:13 pm
feelin': blahblah
noise: dmst - goodbye enemy airship (live)

This past weekend in the glorious Montréal was something else. Something else. I think I could've stuck it out for longer than 3 days, in any case. Though, I must say, David and I driving up there and back was half of the fun. Well, a third or so. I was pretty much smiling from about Friday 9:15 AM 'til last night 12:30 AM. Good stuff. If you have a fucking Facebook, go see some fucking pictures if you care. And wash my fucking mouth out with soap while you're at it. FUCK SALT.

No, seriously, enough of the Tourettes Guy references and fragmented sentences. I suck at writing these days, I really do. Not that I was ever very good but these days I feel especially lame when it comes to typing out my silly trains of thought. It's not even you, LiveJournal, that I care about (now that no one really else does either) but for instance, I just started a new journal (real men don't call them "diaries") after about a 2 month break of finishing the last one and being too lazy to find that nice leather book Sean gave me ages ago. And, well, I'm having trouble keeping away--- oh shit. What the fuck am I doing? I'm... I'm... I'm making a LiveJournal entry talking about my REAL journal?

...SEE!?? Something's horribly wrong here. I'm serious. Well, there's a couple things wrong in the world of Galen right now. Work, most notably, especially after today and moreso [likely] tomorrow, but we won't get into any of that. Instead, going back to the topic of Montréal, I ended up meeting a certain Ian Ilvasky, co-owner of Constellation Records, at the wonderful Expozine on Saturday. After talking for a bit (before I even realized who he was), he revealed to me some news regarding everyone's favourite band -- whether you've heard them yet or not -- Do Make Say Think. As you may already know, the band just recently finished up a tour opening for Broken Social Scene that ran strictly through the States, much to the upset of Canadian fans everywhere. Well, as Ian told me, their new record (also apparently entitled You, You're A History In Rust) is going to be released on a tentative February 20, 2007, which, ladies and gentlemen, ain't so far off considering the rate the past few months have gone by.

In celebration of this fucking amazing news, I'm offering to you some great live mp3's of the band. If you've seen 'em live, you'll know the significance and awesome power of this band. Rejoice. Do. Make! Say!!! Think? Pshhhh.

MP3: Do Make Say Think - Horns Of A Rabbit / Auberge Le Mouton Noire [live]

MP3: Do Make Say Think - Outer Inner & Secret [live]

MP3: Do Make Say Think - Goodbye Enemy Airship [live]

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