Since I’ve started working in the D.C. Public School System, my brain has been on rapid-fire with stuff. I’ve been writing very consistently because of it. However, the work is very demanding and with two family emergencies (one of which I learned about while typing this: my mom’s uncle passed away. He was very sickly to begin with and we weren’t that close to him but he is still family. My grandmother has tons of siblings that have lost track of each other over time. We also learned that another one of them has been dead for a couple of years now but it is still rough to call people to say sorry. The other emergency you will learn about later this week. That one has been causing me a shit load of stress and panic), I have had very little time to A) refine what I have (with the exception of two pieces, one will come thursday) and B) meander around on the internet. My apologies for the sparse links this week.
But this is an unique opportunity for you to see my rough, unedited personal writing that most people don’t get to read. A lot of things this week will come from my personal journal so actually, absolutely no one gets to read these things. Don’t get too excited though, my writing I put out there sometimes comes from that anyway so it isn’t much different. It is just not really edited or ruminated over like everything else. Just raw thought and prose. Also this week, I plan to put some photography up from this summer but we will see how this week goes. Shit is crazy out there but nothing ever really changes. We just try to keep going.
- The current issue of Juxtapoz Magazine has an article about the street artist Craig Costello, an artist from New York City that moved to San Francisco before graffiti was big over there. Apart from his art, the article talks about his transition from one big city mentality to another and a world before the internet as well as his photographic documentation of the movement (think Mr. Brainwash but not weird or possibly fabricated). It is very interesting but unfortunately, you can only find a brief preview of the article online so if you want to read the whole thing, you’ll have to pick up the magazine yourself. It is worth it; Juxtapoz is awesome.
- Bad Mars Volta News: Keyboardist Isaiah “Ikey” Owens is no longer a part of the band according to their wikipedia page.
- Good Mars Volta News: They have been performing stuff from their new album (due 2012 now) a lot during their recent live performances. All the interviews are right, this stuff is much different from anything else. It isn’t as spastic as the rest of their stuff and focuses a lot more on Cedric’s vocals. Imagine a strange mix between Francis the Mute and Octahedron. The good thing is that it is still awesome. Here, instead of me trying to poorly describe it, just listen to it yourself. This song is called “Trinkets Pale of Moon”. It is amazing and still Volta huge and seductively beautiful.
- Here are 11 songs that have been in my head:
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