December 18, 2008
December 17, 2008
Secondly, I’ll be moving the adress of my main blog (this one) to it’s own domain, free from the tyrannical shackles of our WordPress overlords! Except that I’ll still be using their blogging software. And I actually really like WordPress. But in any case, I’ll give you delightful readers the new url once I get everything ironed out. Till then this will still be my base of operations, so don’t remove the Post-Punk Nerd from your bookmarks just yet.
Thanks for reading!
December 15, 2008
Performed on Granada Reports/Granada Television (1978)
December 10, 2008
This is a selfish post. It exists more for myself than anybody else. However, if you bother reading it your opinion would be appreciated.
Currently, I’m debating whether or not I ought to go back to college. I’m 21 and I haven’t gathered enough credits to account for two semesters; I’ve tried my hand at four. My entire family and most of my friends seem to know what the correct decision is, as if it were obvious. Maybe it is. I should, by all accounts, continue my “education proper”. The problem is, as much as I love to learn, I have always hated school. Read the rest of this entry »
December 8, 2008
Clay Burell tagged me for my very first meme!
1. Create a wordle from your blog’s RSS feed.
2. Blog it and describe your reaction. Any surprises?
3. Tag others to do the same.
4. Link back here and to where you were first tagged.
Impressions? Well, I’m not surprised by the results; my last two posts of substance have both climbed close to 2,000 words in length, and both dealt with similar themes, so I’m not surprised at the words that came out on top. I think it will be interesting to revisit this in a few months and compare what comes up then with this first effort.
I’m supposed to tag others, but since I’m not exactly established enough to have any frequent and familiar readers, I suppose I’ll just tag the last few people with blogs who commented here (not counting Clay, obviously). So feel free to run with this:
And a free spot… With which I guess I’ll just tag the next person who wants it?
December 8, 2008
December 8, 2008
“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be;
and that which is done is that which shall be done:
and there is no new thing under the sun.”
– Ecclesiastes 1:9
“If the music’s gotten boring
It’s because of the people
Who want everyone to sound the same”
– Chickenshit Conformist, Dead Kennedys
The holiday season is upon us. Typing that phrase, incidentally, put me in mind of swarms of locusts pouring down onto a field. I may be a bit of a curmudgeon. Generally, I really do enjoy this time of year. The weather is cold, the air is crisp, and life feels fresh, with every snowfall comes a new chance to make tracks. People seem friendlier, and as much as I hate to admit it, some of those carols are a sleigh full of fun. I’ve got several stuck in my head right now, jostling around for my attention; so far, “White Christmas” seems to be in the lead. But with the holiday season comes constant commercials aimed at making your family love you through toys, cars, and gift cards. We get O’Reily screaming about the secular War on Christmas (an argument that loses legs when you realize that Sam Harris has a Christmas tree). We are inundated by tacky store displays and threats from talking heads that we can either go deeper into credit card debt and buy more presents, or let the economy slip further down the hole. And, to kick the whole thing off, we get a wildly expensive parade on Thanksgiving, when the Macy’s store marches beloved corporate icons down the street while horrible pop groups lip sync along to abbreviated standards on floats sponsored by candy companies and tooth paste brands.
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December 1, 2008
To Hell With Poverty
Gang of Four
Performed on The Old Grey Whistle Test (1981, BBC2)