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  • AsleepInTheBack Hey man, I know you dig experimental jazzy stuff from Horse Lords, so if you get a chance you may like Sun Ra - Discipline 27-II. Its more jazz and less math/endless grooves, but its similarly nuts and off the wall jazz thats quite sinister and surreal in places.
    April 22 09:43 AM
  • AnimalsAsSummit got a new ep out if you get time to jam dude :)
    February 10 06:34 PM
  • FullOfSounds No problem. Lemme know how you like it
    February 8 12:18 AM
  • VaxXi great forum pic yo
    February 6 02:28 AM
  • FullOfSounds Sure thing bro. Lebanon Hanover - Tomb for Two. I need to explore more of it too, RYM is a great place to find stuff specifically like that.
    February 3 09:59 PM
  • modpack I'll give it a peep in my free
    February 3 02:08 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I'm a bit tired, so I'm aware I'm being quite vague. I apologise, I'll be a bit more descriptive a little later. :x
    February 2 04:18 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene It had a better sense of humour, and I found the characters a lot more intriguing. In short, there was just something a lot more charming about this narrative. It might have something to with your control of language actually being quite evidently better than previous - which is saying a lot, because you were already a good writer - but everything felt better realised. Once more, in terms of the author voice, and the storytelling itself, it felt a lot more authentic and immersive.
    February 2 04:17 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Glad to hear that, mate. I think it's important to push yourself into new people and situations, so good luck with that. For sure, man, I'm actually about to head out, going to see Car Seat Headrest tonight, but I'll be sure to write some stuff out in the next few days. I loved it, though. I think in comparison to your other stories there was a much better sense of author voice. Of course, the perspective taken helped, but regardless everything felt a lot more, well, materialised, I guess.
    February 2 04:13 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene How's it going, man? Sorry I keep dropping in and out of conversation... A bit fatigued, so been pretty weird about chatting online.
    February 2 03:56 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Just some personal issues happening at an incredibly inoportune time for me over the last six or so months -- no one's died or been hurt, though, so nothing too bad. ((: I'm really, really glad to hear that, dude. Did I ever end up talking to you about Neighborhood? If not, in short, I loved it. I can give you some more in depth criticism soon, though. Transitions are exciting. I'm starting uni in a couple months, and I might have a job now, interview tomorrow. :]
    January 12 06:56 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Hi man, not too great, to be honest, but can't complain, thanks. Yourself? I've been meaning to check that Hiroto album, not amazing? :]
    January 9 03:31 AM
  • altertide0 dunno imo it's hard to have a conversation even irl so i wouldnt expect too much from the internet you know. i'm glad though that you like it and i love it how you phrase it, as if it was natural to check out whatever i think is good lol i wish everybody had such attitude. you might want to check out some of the guy's other stuff as well he's pretty versatile although i don't know what you like
    December 12 06:39 PM
  • altertide0 lol why should that be overstepping do i look scary or sth? :D
    December 12 06:22 PM
  • altertide0 gotta love the ping sound on pericles
    December 12 06:21 PM
  • FullOfSounds i love your avatar
    December 8 12:12 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Apologies friend, was waiting to read Neighbourhood, but that took longer than expected. I'm reading it as we speak, though, and it's the best I've read from you so far.
    December 7 07:51 AM
  • nosebleeddreams Still trying to figure out how to use this but it's Austin, hey!
    December 2 06:06 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Kind of busier than I thought it'd be, but not bad, how are you, man? Sorry, I haven't had the time to check Just in the Neighbourhood yet, but I'm hoping to soon. Yes! Loving Lydia so far, and One More Day is excellent. Been listening to a lot of that and Joanna Newsom. :] Sweet Regina Spektor rating. I've only listened to her new album, so I might give 11:11 a go.
    November 23 11:47 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Awesome! Thanks a lot. I love the opening line, excited to read it.
    November 15 01:56 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I'm glad to hear that. How's the new story coming along? Would you mind linking me to your website again? I can't seem to find the link. I've a few days till my last exam, then I'm done! Thanks a lot for sharing Korwar on Facebook, been listening to him for the past couple days and I love it.
    November 10 10:08 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Hi man, how's it going? :]
    November 9 08:54 AM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot that Korwar album went pretty underappreciated (at least I thought), which is a lil bit of a shame
    November 3 06:39 PM
  • JigglyPDiddy Yassss xoxo
    November 2 05:52 PM
  • JigglyPDiddy
    November 2 12:29 PM
  • JigglyPDiddy It's all good haha I'm ob the same boat. And to be honest, I'm not really sure.
    October 26 06:47 PM
  • JigglyPDiddy Yeah, I know. It might just be a few months, though. I'm thinking up some abitious jazzy s*** under a new moniker apart from Alaskalana. Speaking of which, did you get to listen to my new record?
    October 25 02:47 PM
  • hal1ax ya im usually not too into hardcore, but that noise rock tag has me interested
    October 25 05:28 AM
  • hal1ax o ya??? some noisy sh1t eh?? ill peep it. i like the cover for some reason
    October 25 05:12 AM
  • hal1ax Hmm. If u think II is monochromatic, then u will find ADA to be extremely as such. Umm, I know what you're saying tho. I think for me, I just enjoy the sounds and his voice so much that I can overlook the fact that it's overly homogenous
    October 21 10:00 PM
  • hal1ax ADA also felt very monochromatic, whereas this one ebbs and flows in terms of mood and atmosphere and such. Idk man I love it
    October 21 09:46 PM
  • hal1ax Hehe. I bumped it to a 4. The 4.5 was just an initial hype rate. But ya I'm just playin, I can see why someone wouldn't like it. I honestly just love the vocal melodies so much I find it so enthralling and beautiful. Especially in conjunction with the synths and the fact that he played actual instruments on this record as opposed to ADA, which was composed entirely with synths.
    October 21 09:45 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Hi man, exam month has run up and slapped me on the side of the head; I might be self-disciplined and spend all of the time I would've been procrastinating on Sputnik practicing for a few weeks, so I hope things go well with Sleepy Dinosaur and the writing. Good luck!
    October 21 08:29 PM
  • hal1ax Think we might have to fight
    October 21 07:03 PM
  • hal1ax That 2.5 for new black marble hurts bruh
    October 21 07:01 PM
  • JigglyPDiddy This is sooooooo much better than Mellowing. Eons eons :3
    October 19 03:04 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene That's sweet, then, and that sounds good, I guess it depends on what the purpose of the site was. Just a platform to upload to and share or were you planning on bigger things? Either way, after exams I look forward to reading some more of your stuff, the first two things I read were great. [:
    October 15 10:29 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Sounds neat, can't wait to hear some music from the band. It must be fine being in a band with your girlfriend. Good luck with the recording, sounds like it'll be worth it in the end, as long as you're proud of the product - are drums the hardest part to record? I'd kinda imagine.
    October 15 10:27 PM
  • JigglyPDiddy
    October 15 04:54 PM
  • JigglyPDiddy New album is officially done and streaming in its entirety on YouTube. :D
    October 15 02:59 PM
  • AsleepInTheBack That's fair enough, hope you dig it when you get it, it's a brilliant record!
    October 12 04:18 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene to what you mean. I think I'm going to have a fresh perspective on it now as well, to be honest, due to some things, so it'll be interesting to see how it makes me feel.
    October 12 08:16 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Whoa dude, I'm looking forward to reading this now. Yeah, I understand - a lot of the things have written in the past have a similar feel, but the fact that you're able to acknowledge that now is probably a clear indication that you're improving quite a bit. That said, it's not something I picked up on at all: a lot of it felt natural and I think the criticisms I had were more to do with some inconsistencies with the characters themselves. I might give it a read again soon, though, I'm curious
    October 12 08:09 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Hey man. I've been alright, thanks for asking, preparing for exams. Yourself? How's the writing going? :]
    October 11 08:44 AM
  • AsleepInTheBack Hey man, have you checked Horse Lords - Hidden Cities? Half of it is easily on par with interventions so I think you'd dig it
    October 11 08:14 AM
  • JigglyPDiddy Hahaha, don't sweat it man. And thank you! Yeah the new title fits way better with the overall sonic theme of the record. I'm really diving deep into plunderphonics.
    October 9 03:48 AM
  • JigglyPDiddy Yo! Don't tell anyone, but I'm working on a new album. It's called "Spics On The Moon". Here's a little taste of it.
    September 25 08:14 PM
  • JigglyPDiddy So I just took out the guitars and replaced it with a modulated vocal sample in the background. But yeah, I'm just all over the place as of late. Haha. With college, my new job and painting, everything's been more slow and gradual in the music creating area.
    September 9 11:19 AM
  • JigglyPDiddy I have no idea if it'll be a full-length or an EP, but well...that's the same thing I said to myself on Costra/Cumbre, so yeah. haha. Anyhow, thanks for the feedback, man. I also wanted to start working on a few sideprojects with a few different people. If you notice, "Pretty Face" (on Mellowing) is very different from all the other tracks. That track was originally something I was doing on a sideproject with this dude I know. We couldn't get mastering his guitar tracks on time, so I just
    September 9 11:17 AM
  • JigglyPDiddy Hey! Thanks, man. Literally, Mellowing the Yellow was something so new for me. I was like "what the **** am I doing?" all through out, but I liked the direction it took too. The synth layering on 'Watch Your Mouth' was my fav part in the album development stage. I actually already started on new material taking off from where I left off on Mellowing. With more emphasis on the Watch Your Mouth vibe mixed with more jazzy and trip-hop elements and obvs the noise elements, as well.
    September 9 11:13 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene elitist phase, but it was with bands like The Fray, which is arguably worse... Which YouTubers were you hanging around? Anyone still relevant right now? Also, I fell in love with Eminem a few years ago, too, which is what got me interested in hip hop. I've yet to listen to the "classics", though... What have you been listening to lately, man? I LOVE Leonard Cohen, Songs of Leonard Cohen might be a five when I rate it. Have you listened to Owen?
    September 2 09:58 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Hahahaha! Understandable dude. Avril Lavigne and Good Charlotte were the best. I had a similar progression from Good Charlotte to Blink 182, though, which was interesting. I still jam their self-titled and Young and the Hopeless. Can't bring myself to listen to their newest, though... That's interesting, though, it seems like your music taste evolved pretty rapidly once you were exposed to it, huh? I find my tastes change rather slowly in comparison. To be honest, I went through that similar...
    September 2 09:53 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Yeah, that's ALMOST understandable, but still not quite. But I guess the mods on this site must get quite a bit of s*** from some of the users, so perhaps a lot of them are just sensitive to it - or were back when you were banned. What's the origin of the whole Brick username? Is it a reference or just a personal choice?
    September 2 09:50 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Just searched up BringMeABrick, and it's sort of hilarious. You seem so different: not in a bad manner, just the sort of humour used is a lot different - was Sputnik a lot different back then? I'm not too sure if I've asked, but how did you get into music? Was it just a kind of a circumstantial thing where you found music and learned to love it? Was there someone who got you into it? Was it the uncle?
    August 24 04:13 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Whoa, that's so cool, dude... Is that where a lot of the music you've been rating's come from? Jay Z and Bowie and Sonic Youth? Your uncle sounds like the coolest person, mind telling me of any other gems you manage to find in there? (: Also, the Horse Lords review was excellent. Just realised you have a 92 per cent approval - was there one review that wasn't received as well as others? Or just random negs? It's not a big deal of course, doesn't mean much, kinda just curious to be honest.
    August 21 10:36 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene It's been a bit stressful, but good, man, thanks a lot, how are things? What have you been listening to? (: I'm looking forward to looking at some of those other poems, soon as I get some time.
    August 17 08:17 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene It also kind of reminds me of Collections of Colonies of Bees for whatever reason.
    August 9 10:25 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Horse Lords is so good, dude... Thanks a lot! :o I hope you had a GREAT birthday weekend, and I'm going to check some more of your poetry as soon as possible. Just wanted to thank you for Horse Lords, I love it. You should listen to Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld if you haven't - it's a bit more minimalist, but I think it's created in a similar, if darker, vein.
    August 9 10:06 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene More than fine, man. To be honest, I'm having a bit of trouble deciphering all these messages as well, so I apologise about that. How've you been going? What have you been listening to lately? I need to read some of your older reviews, and the poem was very good, I read it a few days ago.
    August 7 08:12 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Just like with Jane Doe, it seems like that's the first thing that hits you or makes you fall in love, and from there you attempt to rationalise or explain your adoration. Which seems obvious, but I think isn't always a common method. Or at least not at such a raw level... I hope that makes sense: "I am alive. Thao is alive. The Get Down Stay Down is very much alive. And if you are alive, this album should make you feel something." It's all about what it makes you feel, no matter what that is.
    July 30 12:41 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene No problem at all, I'll do it in a minute. Hahaha! Dude, I get people with weird names and no profile pictures sending me friend requests on the daily, I'd do the same. :P It's a bit hard for me to explain, but I think the introduction of the review indicates that the first thing about the music that matters in the case of the particular artist is the initial impact it has on you, its visceral effect and what that means to you.
    July 30 12:39 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene, even if that too seems sort of superficial. But I imagine there are certain people who are more willing to draw something special out of more things that hit their senses.
    July 28 06:10 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Yeah, that makes most sense to me. Guess it's a bit of a balance ultimately isn't it? And really in most cases you're only really going to LOVE an album you in earnest thing is excellent. That's interesting, I find it a bit more admirable with people who have a clear standard, but nevertheless have a lot of 5s - for sure it must just be individual perception of how ratings work and how you enjoy your art, but a greater number of 5s has always seemed to me like there's a greater love for the...
    July 28 06:09 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Sure thing, I'm the one with the foreign-sounding name, should be discernible enough. :P And I understand, that's interesting. Your Thao review I think was quite telling of the way you listen to music, though once again that could have just been a curve ball because it doesn't sound like much else you seem to adore. I could be wrong, though. And I still really need to listen to Jane Doe, I feel like it could get me into the genre.
    July 28 06:04 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene ...your fives, too. Is that how you consider them? To be a "complete musical experience"? I've noticed you and a few other users have a LOT of fives, whereas I struggle to even hold onto one for more than a couple months, and I'm starting to think I'm just not the best judge of what I like. And perhaps because my musical background isn't solid enough to foresee or differentiate what I love from what I like? Almost everything above a four in my ratings started a five in my head, I think.
    July 28 01:11 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Hi, man. Facebook's not allowing me to view the link, which is frustrating, but I hope I can read some more of your writing in the future. I'm going to apologise for inconsistent replies again, things are a bit weird right now... And I think I almost wholly agree with that assessment, particularly with the perfection of the aesthetic and how that bolsters its... I guess perfection - which isn't too much of a baseless claim at all, huh? This is actually so interesting, I want to go through...
    July 28 01:09 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I'm really sorry, man, would you mind linking it again? It showed up before when I checked but the message eitherd or I accidentallyd it, because it's not showing up. Sorry about that.
    July 26 02:52 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I apologise for the late responses, been a bit busier and super tired. How are things going? What've you been listening to?
    July 22 10:24 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene That's so sweet. Thanks a lot, I'm interested to read some now. And that sounds amazing, I can imagine. That said, from what you've said, I don't think I could smoke with anyone that I currently know outside of perhaps my girlfriend. Just because I can imagine them all getting a bit too emotional which isn't fun or beneficial to anyone when it gets too intense.
    July 22 10:23 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Going to have to read those as soon as possible. I'm interested, do you write your own music of lyrics? You seem to be very into your art. And Submarine's the cute, sad, funny British film about this awkward teenager who tries to balance a relationship with his girlfriends and attempting to reignite his parents' failing marriage. I loved the father, but I can understand that.
    July 22 10:18 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I understand, and that's neat. And it's cool that it's something that'll continue with friends, I'm hoping I can start some sort of tradition like that. I'm starting to get a bit more into alcohol - after being exposed to it for so long - and wine's started to hook me, though I guess it's not even close to the same thing, I feel naive. Yes, please, that sounds interesting. Do you actively write a lot of poetry, or is it just something you've dabbled in?
    July 12 02:01 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Wow, so cool. I love Noah Baumbach, Frances Ha is a favourite of mine, but I've not seen much else. Once again, going to add the Squid and the Whale to my list, thanks! From the top of my head, my favourite films (and not necessarily what I think are the best films) are Submarine (Ayoade), Once (Carney, though his second film wasn't as good), and perhaps Incendies (Villeneuve, favourite director from when I used to actively watch films).
    July 12 01:58 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Thanks! I haven't read Foster Wallace of Burroughs, but it sounds so interesting, and I understand. I'm disappointed that I've only actually ever read Look at the Birdie by Vonnegut, but I love him, so I'll check Slaughterhouse-Five first. Both of them sound amazing. Would you say those are the novels which have also inspired you the most? Or is it hard to pinpoint where exactly that comes from in terms of actual writing style. I'm adding all those to the list, thanks a lot...
    July 12 01:54 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I'm so, so excited to listen to it now but I don't think I will be for at least a few months now, to be honest. But I guess it's alright: I'm loving Car Seat Headrest's Teens of Denial more than I thought I ever could, and Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld are perfect for schoolwork, I find. And speaking of Colin Stetson, have you given the new BBNG album a listen? A bit curious as to what you think. I'm mildly disappointed despite loving most of the tracks and I can't quite put a finger on it.
    July 12 01:50 PM
  • JigglyPDiddy Haha don't worry about it! Thanks for the support!
    July 8 12:32 AM
  • JigglyPDiddy And yes! It is a little different than the past two records. lol
    July 6 09:06 PM
  • JigglyPDiddy Yo! It's been a while. Haha. Just thought you should know that my new album is out.
    July 6 09:06 PM
  • iloveyouall don't worry bruh, s*** happens. I'll ease up on you though... you seem a genuine enough guy.
    July 5 09:57 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene ...had to put it down. How about you? I'm surprised I've never asked this before, given that you write. That's so neat... Do you have a favourite movie? I spent a lot of time watching film once. And that's so cool... You're in the US, right? (Or am I wrong, just the impression I got?) What kind of places do you camp at? I'm planning on going camping after school. And that's interesting, so that was mostly a social thing in high school? I feel like I'd be too self-conscious around other people.
    July 5 01:21 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Yes! I loved Christina Rossetti and Ian McEwan (Atonement), whom I studied in school, as well as Keats. Apart from that, I adore Henry James, though I've only read Turn of the Screw and The Figure in the Carpet. When I finish school, I want to contextualise all the things I'm planning to read, so some of the "great" novelists first. I might begin with Dickens, I've read Great Expectations but I didn't love the serial nature of it. Start reading Letters to a Young Poet and was riveted before I...
    July 5 01:15 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene It does feel so much like a sequel, huh? Even references aside. Have you listened to Mariam the Believer or Heliocentrics? I'm so excited to unpack all things Fire! related, but I think I should start with Fire! itself. Bit overwhelming how much the group's involved in and related to. Listened to Kamasi Washington for the first time in a while; I finished the first disc a while ago, and as much as I love the second, I'm struggling getting into as much as I was at first.
    July 5 01:08 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene You're right, the words are the most distracting part - instrumental hip hop, on the other hand, is excellent for studying. Listen to a lot of Kratos Himself when revising, it keeps me focused but doesn't seize my attention for too long. Yes! The passion is what gets to me, too, which I would argue is a bit too unsubtle if it weren't for the insanity of it all. So impressive and it's so attention-grabbing. Listened to Enter and Ritual today. I listened to BBNG's discog too, preparing for IV.
    July 5 12:56 PM
  • iloveyouall you should realise that roughly 95-99% of the things I say on here are smothered in facetiousness or sarcasm. including the entirety of my previous shoutbox post... sorry. for a serious answer to your question: I just like to stir s***.
    July 4 10:46 PM
  • iloveyouall i am 100% sure my ratings are right-way up, it's everyone else that's upside-down... :) and tbh, i have no personal vendetta against you, i just don't really roll with the faux-superior schtick and your taste in noise disappoints me to no end.
    July 4 11:13 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene ...little focused on academia, so feeling a little pressured right now. Otherwise, I love Literature, but haven't been able to read much. That was a bit personal, sorry. What have you been listening to apart from all that jazz? What are you into apart from music?
    July 1 01:16 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Hawk House is another thing I find difficult to listen to while doing other things. But I love it quite a bit. And I love what I've heard of Unit Structures so far, I listened to it a couple times walking home from the bus stop. In fact, that's when I listen to Exit! too - when I'm alone on the bus or train. To be honest, I've not been doing much except revising for school. I need to do well or I know I'll be disappointed, and I'm kind of in a school that's hard to explain, but is more than a...
    July 1 01:13 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Yes, do it! I might, too, soon, but I need to get a bit more into Part 2. That's interesting, though... Because I'm the exact same, and for that reason I can't listen to anything like Fire! Orchestra when I'm studying or anything. But that must be because I'm so easily distracted and one-track minded. That's so cool, though, you must be so familiar with the albums now, which is impressive given how big they are. When did the style kind of just click with you? Is it your favourite now?
    July 1 12:46 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Yeah, those are the two worst songs album. But I find the interludes sweet, Part II is great, I have a soft spot for Hate to See Your Heart Break, and Future is effective despite its somewhat superfluous length. Otherwise, I agree unfortunately... I understand. Just read the review for it, I really like klap's reviews. What'd you think of his new track (Time of the Blue) if you've heard it? I absolutely love it personally.
    July 1 12:36 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene ...a 3.5, but I probably love it too much. What are your thoughts on his newer stuff? I really like what I've heard from Dark Bird, but I haven't given it a thorough enough listen, and it feels a bit less accessible than the Wild Hunt, strange as that is.
    June 29 04:10 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Hahaha! I understand. I was so, so disappointed with their forth release, so I decided to go back and listen to the ones I thought I loved, and I realised those weren't too great, either. That said, a few of their singles are still some of my favourite songs ever. :x And I gave it a listen last week, and it blew me away... I'll inevitably 5 it when I'm familiar enough with it I imagine... Shallow Grave isn't as good, IMO; I'm either going to lift The Wild Hunt to a 5, or lower Shallow Grave to..
    June 29 04:09 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Yup! That's what it is. It follows through with the rest of the text at first, but when you refresh it disappears. I agree with that, and Monster is killer. What'd you think of their newest releases? I adored it when it came out. Listening in retrospect, however, it's easily their worst, but there's a couple of great songs on it.
    June 29 04:05 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I need to listen to Wildbirds
    June 29 03:57 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene You know, I think it might have something do with using the "and" sign in the shoutbox feature, because the same thing happened to me a couple messages down: "Wildbirds"- I had a couple more lines that didn't appear after that. But yes! Paramore are the one band from my childhood that I still think are legitimately great (The Script and The Fray have disappointed me). I might bump Brand New Eyes to a 4, couple duds IMO, but I love the rest. Starting to dig Riot! more, too. Love love love Careful
    June 28 05:29 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Also, have you heard of verydeadly? I'm unsure if you'd like him, but I love a lot of his songs, he has some really charming stuff out, and his new album's coming out soon. Radiohead influence is a bit too strong at times, but it's still some interesting stuff. If you're ever interested:
    June 22 11:59 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Yes! I adore it, too. It might go up to a 5 for me soon as well, but I don't feel well-versed in the genre enough - which isn't a great reason, but I think there's something to be gained from a bit more context and/or familiarity. I'm stoked you're enjoying it so much. (:
    June 22 11:14 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I don't know if the last part sent - Wildbirds and Peacedrums looks interesting.
    June 16 10:56 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene You're welcome! Tell me whether you end up loving it or not, it's one of my favourite albums right now, and Part One is I think one of my favourite songs ever. Wildbirds
    June 16 10:47 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Things have been a bit hectic, sorry, I was meant to send you this yesterday, but I didn't have time to make sure it wasn't dodgy; give this one a go ( Been abusing the hell out of my three months of free Spotify, so haven't had to download/purchase anything in a while. If you want FLAC, it's not too expensive on their site, too. But enjoy, I hope it works. Just checked it out real quick and it seems good, just avoid the pesky ads. Only one I can find.
    June 16 10:57 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I've only ever even drank a couple times, so that whole experience is absolutely foreign to me... It sounds amazing, though, perhaps when the opportunity arises. Do you tend to do it in a social setting or by yourself and something fun to do? Hahahaha! Well, it certainly sounds enhancing. I might listen to Fire! as I'm falling asleep a bit later.
    June 9 09:08 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene That's super interesting... I can't wait to give Unit Structures and Out to Lunch a shot. Been listening to that Hawk House album, it's amazing so far and I haven't had much time with it. Julien Baker's been amazing, too, but she's growing off me quicker than she captivated me. :/
    June 9 09:06 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene A lot of the things I listen to I haven't rated, but I think it reflects me well enough; and I'm not too sure about that, but I appreciate it. And that makes more than a little sense. When I get the time, I think I'll give Fire!'s latest and I'll see how I go from there. Thanks! Have you given Fire! Orchestra a listen yet? Exit's one of my favourite albums.
    June 9 09:03 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I understand, and I hate to agree. To be honest, their other albums have soured my taste for Knife Man a little. Which is unfair, but it's frustrating knowing how much I adore that album - I don't think it's in the band to reach that level again. But I hope I'm proven wrong; besides, I know a lot of people who LOVE Christmas Island, it's my friend's favourite, so I guess it's on me.
    June 5 03:20 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene So far I think Magic Trix is a bit better, but there are some vocal improvements and dancier beats on the new stuff which is sweet. I want to review it when semester's over. Hahaha! That seems to be a recurring thing with the things you love, that's super interesting. What is it about tripping that enhances the experience so profoundly? Is it a heightened awareness of the music and emotions, or does it alter the perception completely? My headphones are awful right now, have to save up though. :(
    June 5 03:18 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Going to give Unit Structures a shot soon as I can. And that's so interesting... How does free jazz tend to work in terms of song structure? Often, is it that a lot of improvisation will occur atop of a few repeated ideas that keep surfacing throughout the song? Or is it a lot freer and less structured that that?
    June 5 03:09 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene To be honest, I kind of keep myself from a lot of more extreme genres or music in general - it's not something I'm ever in the right mood for. It keeps me close-minded and ignorant, but I can't seem to get myself into it. At first I attempted to force it, but I kind of adore users like you who I guess seem to have a more organic approach to music consumption. It seems you like what you like, and your taste grows naturally with the more you listen to. Hard to explain but I look up to it in a way.
    June 5 02:55 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene It's not the same, but I feel like a lot of what you enjoy about A Man Alive interests me in Magic Trix. She just released a new album, too, which is excellent so far. Vocals in the first album seem a bit strained at times, but they're so damn interesting.
    June 3 11:15 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Unit Structures, huh? I might give it a shot, the few times I've taken suggestions from your ratings have worked incredibly well. I understand the review thing, too, I think. One of the best things about your reviews is that the tone they convey tends to mimic or at least be influenced by the tone of the material you're reviewing, which is something I find hard to emulate when writing. You found Christmas Island a bit disappointing, too? :/ Have you listened to Xenia Rubinos?
    June 3 11:13 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I'm sitting here trying to make sense of some of my past messages, I must have been tired, sorry dude :P And I'm actually not entirely sure. Last time I listened to Fire!, I was walking home tired and a bit bothered, and the whole experience just made me so much more anxious. I listened to it in the wrong context; I had it lined up for a while before that because I found it so interesting the first time I heard it. I'll have to give it another shot. And I'm glad!
    June 3 11:09 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene That's more than fine, man, I understand. I hope thing's are all good, though? And that's cool, I don't mind at all, it's been an interesting discussion so far, and I can't wait for whatever you have planned next. Just keep med, I look forward to it. And sorry if I ever respond a bit out of time, too, things are getting a bit busy.
    June 3 10:13 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I can see that, that sounds beautiful, so I'll give it another go soon. Your Thao review was excellent, by the way. I though your Suuns one was still a bit better, but still, great job. Been listening to a lot of Fire! Orchestra in the past week, to be honest, though I'm still struggling with Fire! I'm not sure. Been giving their first album a go, too, and that's clicking with me a lot easier, but I guess it's also quite a bit more accessible, so it makes sense.
    May 23 07:14 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene There were some excellent sentences, too. I had a list I was going to mention, though I think Id it. And I agree, those were some of the strongest points of your writing, as well as some of the dramatic elements. The drug references were absolutely beautiful, dude. Those made me really excited when they were used well.
    May 23 07:10 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Yeah, I noticed that. I found that hilarious, and I laughed during the party scene w/ Molly, too, which was a strange one for. I thought that scene onward was probably the most effective parts. As funny as I found Molly, I could see him walking on in Ada and I felt legitimately anxious, so well done. It was the same w/ each time Joseph was smoking at Ada's. It was obvious he'd be caught, but just when and how was anxiety-inducing for me. There were a few more scenes that I absolutely loved...
    May 23 07:08 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene No problem at all, man, it was a pleasure. And I understand. To be quite honest, it very possible could have been me wanting their to be some kind of huge progression in his character (regarding that specific aspect of him), but I'll be sure to look out in a while for any new edits. Once again, great work, though.
    May 23 07:04 AM
  • Lord(e)Po)))ts nvm just listened its amazing
    May 22 09:36 PM
  • Lord(e)Po)))ts Fire! Orchestra has a new album too. i havent listened yet. its just the same trio but with a bunch more peeps
    May 22 06:18 PM
  • Lord(e)Po)))ts im proud of you
    May 21 07:16 PM
  • JigglyPDiddy There's the remastered version of Costra/Cumbre :3
    May 21 11:22 AM
  • JigglyPDiddy
    May 21 11:22 AM
  • iloveyouall surprising as this may sound, i actually feel that came through in the writing. it was easily one of the more memorable scenes, and the way in which you wrote it had me thinking, "****, he's found his groove here."
    May 21 01:08 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I had BBNG2 at the same score as you, but I haven't listened to it in a while. I think I might in preparation for BBNG4! Hype. Unless you listened to the leak already, in which case mind telling me what you think? Also, I can't get into Fire! but Julia Holter sings pretty, been listening to her as well.
    May 20 10:17 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Just spent quite a bit of time reading through it, but I was absorbed the whole time so it was more than worth it. I can't even imagine being able to write as well as that right now, and you're improving heaps, so definitely keep doing what's you're doing. I'll be hear to read them. Well done. I hope the criticism made sense - it was a bit hard to communicate, it's been a long week. Hahaha! And a Radiohead acid trip sounds spectacular, no wonder it's at a 5 now. Glad it grew on you.
    May 20 10:14 AM
  • iloveyouall i don't see why not.
    May 19 08:03 AM
  • iloveyouall i did. it actually improved a lot as it went... and to be fair i really enjoyed the ending. although, in saying that, a lot of my initial criticisms carried over, but that's again just a matter of personal preference. on the whole, i have to say, WELL DONE!
    May 17 11:29 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Also, I love BBNG. (y) Girlfriend isn't much into music, but Confessions is her jam.
    May 15 04:54 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I need to make some time to read the rest of it - I read the first half of Part One and I'm loving it so far so I'm pretty excited, I think it's a bit better than the last, to be honest, which was also great. But I might write some feedback when I finish it for what it's worth. And to be honest, it's not that strange for opinions to change that quick, but... Oh wow, I literally just went to check the new rating. I'm glad, though, was that unexpected?
    May 15 04:53 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Your Radiohead rating doesn't seem as high as a lot of the other users', wasn't feeling it too much? Been listening to a lot of Death Cab for Cutie. I'm not even sure that I love them at all, but there's something comforting about them. And Transatlanticism is still great.
    May 12 09:58 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene That was a weird one for me; I've not listened to James Blake much before. But this one came out of nowhere and just hit me. I might've jumped the gun, and the rating might go down to a 4.5, but for now I absolutely adore the thing. Haven't felt like that since I heard For Emma. And I've given it a few more listens and I think its excellent and so, so charming. But I might leave it for a while: I want to listen to it when things are a bit better, kind of feels like a record I'll enjoy more then.
    May 12 09:56 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I agree, it's so fun. I went for a skate again the other day, it was strange but sweet. And no problem at all, man. To be honest, whenever you happen to post it, it'll be when you've finished, and that's what matters most - don't rush it or finish it up until you really feel the urge to. (:
    May 12 09:52 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene That was me for a while, too. Got more into longboarding, but then I gave that up as well. One of my good friends is trying to get me back into skating, though, so I might pick it up again. Haha, oh sweet, sounds impressive, actually. And I'd hope not from the description of that trip.
    May 8 03:22 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I more than understand, man. Great stuff to me, but I'm a fan of a lot of their post-Exmilitary stuff, so there's just something about them that draws me in. And no problem for the story, I can wait a bit longer! Congratulations on finishing it up, though, tell me when it's all good to read. (:
    May 8 03:19 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Your Tripping Alone list was excellent, I need to read more of your lists/reviews. I didn't know you skated. Have you listened to any of the new Death Grips? If so, what did you think? I noticed you're not as into some of their albums.
    May 7 11:41 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I don't consider it undignified** for the before message, I hope you picked that up, sorry! And that sounds like an interesting idea, how's the story going?
    May 5 08:12 AM
  • JigglyPDiddy First track from the third record. :D
    May 1 02:38 PM
  • JigglyPDiddy
    May 1 02:38 PM
  • JigglyPDiddy Never! They seem to be right up my alley. :)
    April 30 01:18 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Also, as much as that does reveal a focus on the reader, I don't consider it dignified at all; in fact, it's quite a rational response. Whether or not we develop our own deep and personal connections - passion, as is obvious in you - to the things we've grown to love, most of it seems to begin from some sort of positive experience, and that's most likely stemmed from some sort of validation. Interesting to see how that's manifested into this "itch" n ow.
    April 29 04:02 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene And sorry about that, got a bit distracted. But that was interesting; I agree for the most part about it being easy to pose, and the observation part would explain a lot of the problems I have with a lot of my peers who attempt to write. Because a lot of them tend not to be observers, and tend to be lost in their own world, and so a lot of their pieces seem like mimicry of film, which seems to turn very unnatural.
    April 29 03:59 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I see, "purchase". :P You can download individual songs from here, which'll only take a couple minutes to get the whole thing: There are a few torrents too.
    April 29 03:55 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Hey man, bandcamp ( or spotify if you want to stream ( Great album, been studying to it.
    April 28 08:18 PM
  • Slex about to check out A Man Alive, also went through your ratings and you've convinced me to give Jane Doe another shot (I ****ing hate the vocals a lot) and to check out I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One
    April 28 05:01 AM
  • JigglyPDiddy Whichever you want. :) With Love's the latest one, so yeah! Haha. Than you a bunch! I'm so glad you enjoyed my tunes.
    April 26 09:54 AM
  • JigglyPDiddy Yeah, I could see the title track throwing some people off. Hahaha. The enunciations could've been more subtle, that is true. And woah hahaha. Yeah, Fire Walk For Me was a blast and half to make. I was listening to a lot of Ryo Fukui, Morphine and Eric Dolphy that week, so I guess it kind of evolved into the music in the ****ed up, "Alaskalana" way. Haha. Thank you so much for listening to my works! Getting a critical viewpoint has helped the project out for the better. :D
    April 24 10:34 AM
  • JigglyPDiddy Would you actually review an Alaskalana LP? haha
    April 24 04:00 AM
  • JigglyPDiddy "With Love" as a whole was draining, but satisfying by the end of it all. It felt good to let out all of those emotions and sounds.
    April 24 03:59 AM
  • JigglyPDiddy Hell yeah! [At the start of the process] While working on "With Love" all I could imagine in my mind was a dark little chamber/cave of sorts. After that I just kept branching out through the wave of emotions/events I was feeling/experiencing at that moment in time. I decided that the last track had to be somewhat of a little "sweet and bitter" closer of sorts; recorded in a very small amount of takes and just as raw and 'in the moment' as possible so the right emotion was conveyed.
    April 24 03:58 AM
  • JigglyPDiddy As it stands, I've started work on my third album! The lyrics are done and got some demos off my system today. This album is pretty straight-forward as of now. Still has that essential Alaskalana ambiance to it, but it's going to be way more accessible than the last two. I'll try to keep youd on the progress without giving any details away, of course! Haha.
    April 24 03:07 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Oh wow, that's impressive. You mentioned it's kind of like an itch before, right? Has that been with you a while? I guess it'd manifest from the desire to communicate, and so the fact that you've always had something about you that's needed communication, right?
    April 22 10:48 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Thanks a lot for the advice, it helps heaps. And you're right about communicating so long as there's something to communicate. Hardest part is expecting something to unravel too much as it's being written. I look forward to that, so I'll make to write; I just posted a review on the new Camp Cope, but it's late so I imagine it won't be approved for a while. I'm unsure how I feel about it, but I'm hoping I'll progress over the next couple years and then perhaps I can perform a re-write.
    April 22 10:46 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I understand. To be fair, even if it were nostalgia, it doesn't change its impact, which is just as important sometimes. Fair enough, that sounds like the most effective way to go about it, and you seem to have found a lot of music you seem to adore, so it's worked. I think I might steal some of those methods, thanks for the ideas, man. :P Did it take you a while to adjust to so many different styles?
    April 22 10:38 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Thank you! I read quite a few reviews here - read a couple of yours today - so I'm hoping to make it through this one. I have a couple review uploaded on this site, but they're atrocious and on an account I've lost.
    April 21 12:14 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Looking forward to that then, man. Hahaha! Passion. And you're making a lot of sense. It's not difficult to play things as safe as possible, and from there to technically deliver a flawless project, one that's coherent and cogent and boring and derivative. But then a lack of clear focus makes things a lot harder. It's kind of how I feel about writing; when I write, I do my best not to get frustrated with the fact that it's nowhere near as good as my favourite authors' worst.
    April 21 12:13 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Thanks for the advice; I'd been doing that for a while, but I started getting a bit desperate to find things I thought were the greatest things in the world and then got frustrated when nothing would conform to whatever I felt I needed. Which is stupid and irrational I admit. And I can see that, I'm going to give it at least a few months till I give it another shot. It's one of your favourites, isn't it?
    April 21 12:08 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I finished something that'd been keeping me busy, and so I ended up starting to write a review, actually. I don't think the album's amazing, but it's kind of personal to me, so I'm in love with it anyway. Hm, I like that idea of clarity. Do you feel as though clarity can be obscured by too great a sense of ambition? Or do you think it's important to experiment to see how best to deliver a clear message? And your thoughts on the album are interesting. Can I expect a review anytime soon?
    April 20 12:53 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Hm, I find the whole misunderstanding of an artist interesting, I think that might be the case for me with a few artists, for instance Brand New. I'm withholding rating TDAG because I like it, but I feel like I'm missing something... And yeah, I understand. It becomes even more problematic when you're searching for the same artist over and over within different artists. I spend too much of my time looking for things identical to the things I love.
    April 20 12:49 PM
  • JigglyPDiddy Awesome! Well, just to give you a little heads up... The next album is a self-titled. It'll be more of a straight forward punk album. Already working on the first batch of demos! 10-12 songs in total.
    April 19 01:53 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene But yeah, I'm thinking Frank Turner's going to fix that. I ADORE Sleep is For the Week right now... Love, Ire and Song would make a great sing-along agreed. Is that how you came across A Man Alive? I find it so interesting how quickly the thing seemed to grab you. Is there something unique in it that you love but just haven't across before? Or is there some element you connect with that's just done so much better than all the other things you've listened to?
    April 19 12:06 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene That's kind of the approach I've been taking since the start of the year, but I've found it's not working since most of the music I listen to is during studying. I'm going to give that a shot now, though, it sounds much more fulfilling; so do you just jump straight into the things you feel like you'll love or will at least find fascinating? It seems obvious, though my progression into music seems very unnatural right now.
    April 19 12:03 PM
  • JigglyPDiddy What are your thoughts on With Love? haha been curioussss
    April 18 10:53 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Kind of jealous of that, to be honest, haven't felt that in a while, though I haven't been giving music as much time as I'd like to. Given how much music you seem to have listened to, that's incredibly impressive, I'm really going to have to listen to it more just based on its effect on you. Been digging Frank Turner, though; I think I'll end up liking Love, Ire
    April 18 09:13 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I'm sure it's something that'll come together soon; in having to postpone it, perhaps something greater will come of it. Good luck, though, I hope you find the time.
    April 18 09:10 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Excellent, excellent review as well, by the way. I agree, best I've seen from you. Please review more when you get the time.
    April 17 01:04 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Been listening to Hold/Still quite a bit, so thanks for that. Gave A Man Alive a listen, too, and it's pretty great so far, hoping it'll grow on me more.
    April 17 01:04 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I tend to make it a point to listen to people's 5s, so I'm going to check that out now. Haven't been that into an album in quite a while, so going to have keep searching. And giving it a read now. (:I'm so behind on music in general.
    April 16 03:41 AM
  • JigglyPDiddy Hope you enjoy! Already working on new tracks.
    April 16 12:03 AM
  • JigglyPDiddy The Bandcamp release it also out! So if you want to download the album as a whole at once, go to :)
    April 13 12:20 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene What have you been listening to? I loved that Kratos Himself for a few days, but it grew off me quick. But I'll give it another listen soon. Radical Face sounds sweet, too.
    April 13 08:47 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I'm a bit cautious of indicating age here, but I realised you probably thought I was talking about college, too. And thanks man, not succeeding will feel like a waste of an education, as irrational as that might be. But that sounds a lot more bothersome... Are you into your job, or is just something that needs to be done? Glad you're so good with the writing, though, even if you don't always get the time. Haha, no problem, dude, get it the way you want to first.
    April 13 08:45 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Final year of high school, to be honest, so I can't even complain. But the enter score for the uni I'm wanting to get into is a bit overwhelming, so just been studying a lot. Hoping to get into law. How've you been?
    April 12 10:23 AM
  • JigglyPDiddy you go!
    April 11 09:19 PM
  • AnimalsAsSummit awesome dude, rate it if you want!
    April 10 07:59 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene You do, and I wish you all the luck in that. I'm still in school and I'm finding that draining, so I can't imagine what full time work's like, but just keep it going. You seem passionate and like you know what you're doing, so just keep on keeping on and all that. Excited for you. And I'll get a notification when you upload the story, right? I think I subscribed tos on the wordpress or whatever last time. Sorry if that was crude, tired as hell. Good luck, though.
    April 10 11:55 AM
  • JigglyPDiddy ALSO!! I was thinking of remastering Costra/Cumbre since the sound production is veeeery low, at least for me anyways. Maybe I'm just deaf.
    April 9 09:49 PM
  • JigglyPDiddy Finding the write stuff to sample from people out on the street. Reading passages of books in one of the songs. I loved the process. Decided to add 'For Your Safety' in the end and decided to go with a much more direct approach since it was a hidden/bonus track. But rest assured that new music is on the way!
    April 9 09:44 PM
  • JigglyPDiddy Thank you so much! Yeah, I've been working on new material and I've been trying more and more to fill spaces in songs, without making them clutter of course. But yes! Making this record was a beautiful experience and an enriching one, as well. I had never worked on a full-length before that. Making my guitar drone in and out in 'The ****ing Summit', modulating the chord-progression in 'The Drug of Love' and looping it to create that hypnotizing psych wave. It was great!
    April 9 09:41 PM
  • AnimalsAsSummit New m waffles album is now out -
    April 9 02:31 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Or is it all for the fun of it? You seem passionate as all hell. I'm interested. Writing's being sucked out of me; I understand it's my fault, but I went from wanting to become an author, to gaining a greater appreciation for journalism and analytical sorts of work, down to law. Pretty confused atm, tbh.
    April 9 03:32 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I've read neither Fitzgerald nor Hemingway, but that sounds intriguing, so I'm going to see if I can get a hold of one or both of those. Haven't been reading that much due to school, but Vonnegut's caught my attention. Looking forward to reading what you're writing, though, do you have a title? And do you mind if I ask what you're aspiring for in terms of writing? Do you wish to make it a career? Is it already your career?
    April 9 03:30 AM
  • JigglyPDiddy Hey! Saw that you rated my debut and I was wondering what you thought about it. :]
    April 8 06:55 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene That's interesting. Has your writing been informed much by personal experiences in the past? I mean, I know that whoever you might be would inform whatever turns out on paper, but has it ever been based on personal events like these before? Like you said, it sounds scary. :P I can't imagine it, tbh, whenever I write I tend to distance myself as far as possible from the main character. But perhaps that's my problem.
    April 8 10:14 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Yeah, it sounds interesting. But I'm a sucker for dark humour. What inspired that? American Beauty type stories? In Bruges? Sin City? Either way, interested to see how it turns out. Good luck with the editing.
    April 8 02:11 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene How's your writing been going, man?
    April 7 01:53 PM
  • jagride you're such a rube
    April 4 05:05 PM
  • AnimalsAsSummit I'm pleased you also thinking so! I try; ill be sure to let you know when my next release is out, it should be soon, it'll be under my Millicent waffles project. First album all done on tape
    March 30 08:55 PM
  • AnimalsAsSummit And yeah man the album is killer! Haven't even heard it before but it makes me feel nostalgic ha
    March 29 08:17 PM
  • AnimalsAsSummit Basically I wanted to convey dream like worlds and states through music, many of these places being related to me somehow personally; that's how it began
    March 29 08:16 PM
  • AnimalsAsSummit That is awesome!!! Glad to hear its trip worthy c: Fractis Muris was a fun one to make so I'm pleased you dug
    March 28 05:04 AM
  • AnimalsAsSummit Thanks a lot for rating TMHF man! Sick that you enjoyed it
    March 26 02:21 AM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot haven't read but I will later
    March 15 05:50 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene No problem at all. And I'll remember that one, thanks!
    January 31 09:01 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Well, it's clear it's something you've a passion for, so there's not much I can say but good luck. I hope someday you can actually support yourself with your writing, and I can't wait to see what you release next, let alone when you release that novel or anthology.
    January 30 03:50 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Yet this is something I find equally romantic and foreign to my own writing experience (with narrative, that is; I love expressing myself in other forms). As far as my adoration for reading, writing and literature goes, I can never seem to find that persistence. Call it lack of time, drive, passion, whatever. I'm hoping I can get back into this kind of writing when I get the time for it, but in the mean while, reading pieces such as yours excites me. I'm inspired, as lame as that sounds.
    January 29 03:41 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Infatuated with the idea that "the story reveals itself to you as you write". I find the notion of a perfect balance encouraging - calculated planning, profound and purposeful measure, all while being carried away with your own prose.
    January 29 03:37 PM
  • SmartWentCody Guero was the first Beck record I listened to, and I'm glad I did. That album is phenomenal.
    January 29 02:09 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I'm looking forward to it man. I thought it was great, and I'm still impressed by how well it was executed. Excited to see you progress even further. Can I ask you: Do you feel as thought writing shorter stories is more rewarding than a longer process? I find myself getting fed up with attempts at novels, I feel so much more in control with short stories. That said, I know they're almost completely separate skills.
    January 28 01:19 PM
  • TheManMachine much appreciated man, thanks
    December 10 08:06 AM
  • plane You've nothing to apologize over. I'm mostly just lazy and distracted. Sputnik is not the best place for DMs.
    December 8 10:04 PM
  • Inscrutable, but I like the variety of language. It reads vulgar, which is sort of is; the poems take literal symbols in a given situation, abstracts them into being a metaphoric symbol, and then supplants them into an order that gives them a physical narrative. It's nonsense, but coded. Actually quite good, now that I write about it. I didn't much care for the notion but now that I apply it critically... there's really nothing language can't do except communicate purely.
    November 18 09:32 PM
  • Piglet yeah dude it's the bomb
    November 18 04:26 AM
  • Piglet i now realize just how much my message didn't make sense hahaah forgive me i was drunk
    November 16 07:31 AM
  • Piglet oh hahah nono i misspoke, i meant i just got everyone of those albums! because you recced them to me! The only album i had already was the breather resist one, but I hadn't listened to it properly either, and so yeah just sayin thanks because i now love asobi seksu, the evens, supersilent, amon duul! cheers
    November 16 07:30 AM

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