Pat Gunn (dachte) wrote,
Pat Gunn

Zum ein Lied für Rad bitten

at the feet of an artist

  • meanings within meanings
  • conversations transcending other conversations, subtleties and out-of-band data, fleeting comments, become solid when you must
  • to fail to communicate every detail is permissible, better, even
  • to communicate more than the truth is permissible, better, even
    • truth is flexible, especially truth about people
    • select from multiplicity with five independent fingers
  • cautious but willing of depth
  • not shameless or outrageous, but uncaring and unwilling to indulge in traditions that stifle

I have a million things to do today. Random observations:

  • It's weird how different deodorant changes one's scent entirely. I recently tried a different one than my usual, just for laughs, and I don't think it works very well. Most people I've known seem to pick one and use it continually for many years. I wonder how often people switch - I imagine brand loyalty for deodorant is very high. I think I've used "Old Spice" regularly since I was 14, although every so often I'll try something else for a week or so.
  • I think my temporary officemate got his room in the grad wing, so I'l alone up here again. I'm still not sure if that's a good thing or not.
  • I have many awesome cuts, scrapes, bruises, and similar from vacation. Due to many reasons, it was like having the clouds part in the sky for a bit, showing me a bit of what things could be like.. lots of energy, etc etc. In the weeks to come, hopefully I'll find ways to keep my energy up.
  • In nerdcore hip-hop, often collaborations between different bands are much more interesting than normal songs by the band. I don't know if this is because groups have higher standards for release for collaboration or more that the dual-group creative process is richer. If it's the latter, it may be that although the elements of the distinct sound groups have are generally pleasant, ease recognition, and make it easier to produce enough music to fully explore their use together in a set, people who have been listening to the band long enough might want more permutations that involve breaking some of them in a way few bands do. Either that, or maybe it's just some kind of fanboy crossover thing, like Freddy vs Jason. I'd need to think about it to know if I'm comfortable asserting it more broadly, but at least off the tip of my head, I think a lot of the time I've heard two bands I've known collaborate, the result has been better than all but the best of their individual work.

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