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06.20.20 Rainy Saturday Drinks and Digs03.28.20 Hacks and Jams: Quarantine Edition
06.10.19 10 Years a Maniac! 04.16.18 Midnight Jamz in the Middle East
04.22.17 8 Years a Maniac04.19.17 Generic Digs: Good Beer
01.01.17 Looking Ahead: A Maniacal Journey11.27.16 Startin' Guitar Learnin'
10.01.16 A Sputnik Encounter 3: Ménage à trois08.23.16, not
08.07.16 A Sputnik Encounter 2: Refused/Deftones 03.21.16 How to not kill yourself in your cubicl
06.21.14 Who Are All Of You06.17.13 Atmusfurz
06.15.13 Weekend Jams04.22.13 4 Years Around This Hellhole
04.06.13 A Sputnik Encounter

Looking Ahead: A Maniacal Journey

Now that 2016 is as dead as all of the celebrities it killed, it's a good time to look forward to what's to come. But first, a little self-reflection: I've been around Sput off and on for about 8 years now and this community and music I've found because of it has been inextricably entwined with my life. Sputnik was my "escape" during my high school years, but seemed to stick with me through all of my major life events: graduation, enlisting in the navy, getting married, my first tour, etc. The people and music I've found here have been the soundtrack to my life, as fucking lame as that may be, and even though there have been "better" options to find new music, I've never quite left this place. I suppose I never will at this point, so keep the good recs coming because you're going to continue being the background music throughout my days. 2017 is poised to be another interesting year for me. I’ve just gotten orders to go live in Bahrain for 2 years before coming back to the states as a normal person again. During the next couple years I am bound to have more life/perception-changing events and it is exciting/nerve-wracking. So instead of dwelling on the negativity of 2016 I am going to be anticipating the positive things to come in the following year.
1Have a Nice Life

Going to go live in Bahrain for two years and save up some cash
From Wisdom to Hate

Going to continue (hopefully finish) my bachelor's degree while I'm there
Shrines of Paralysis

(AOTY btw)
Majesty and Decay

Bought myself a nice acoustic and a nice electric guitar, so I will be teaching myself how to play so I have something to do while stuck on a desert island.
5Aesop Rock
The Impossible Kid

Going to be following a 2-year bodybuilding plan while I'm there. Gonna be a swole hunk of man meat when I come back to see my wife. m/
6The Mars Volta
De-Loused in the Comatorium

Going to be working on new career certifications (CASP/CCNA/CISSP/OSCP)
What One Becomes

Going to work on picking up a new language. Guess I'll be learning some Arabic anyway.
8Leonard Cohen
Songs of Love and Hate

Hoping that I get to take some time to travel around the area and see some of the surrounding nations and some of europe.
9Leonard Cohen
You Want It Darker

Hoping I don't get blown up.

2017 should be fun.
12Flat Earth Society
16Blood Incantation
17Howls of Ebb
Cursus Impasse: The Pendlomic Vows
Ride the Lightning
19Poison the Well
You Come Before You
20Tom Waits
Mule Variations

Update: (starting to hoard music for the upcoming year. Recs plz.)
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