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i’m not sure

…about a lot, really, and one of the things that is infinitely less important than the others is what to do with this thing.

(i’m obviously not keeping up with it… don’t know that i ever will…)

so, if for some reason you’re ever here and it looks different, or you ever try to get here but can’t because it’s gone, that’s why –

jb

so,

i’m going to try to get back into the swing of updating this thing more regularly…
tomorrow is drums-practicing-day and drums-recording-day and working-on-a-website-day and preparing-for-a-tour-day:

MIDLAKE & SARAH JAFFE SOUTHEAST US TOUR

  • 01.05.2010 – Baton Rouge, LA @ The Spanish Moon
  • 01.06.2010 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Engine Room
  • 01.07.2010 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
  • 01.08.2010 – St. Augustine, FL @ Cafe Eleven
  • 01.09.2010 – Mt. Pleasant, SC @ Village Tavern
  • 01.10.2010 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
  • 01.11.2010 – Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe
  • 01.12.2010 – Little Rock, AR @ The Rev Room

come hang!,
j

quiet time

It has lately been pretty quiet here at robotsharkmonstersteak HQ – even though, by the good graces of a roommate, we’ve upgraded from using coffeeshop internet access out of sometimes-necessity to having our very own network with its very own name and very own password. (Moving on up, here…)

‘Quiet,’ in my experience, typically means ‘given too much time to oneself and his thoughts,’ which also adds up to ‘not in the mood to post, or else lacking, particularly interesting and share-worthy links and whatnot…’

All that to say, I just haven’t felt like putting anything here. And I don’t like to get too crazy-personal on this thing (I’m about to get as personal as it gets) – so when most of my time has been spent either thinking too much about stuff, or working or sleeping to avoid thinking too much about stuff, the shblogging takes the back seat and the watching-tv-on-the-internet takes the front seat. Hablando de televisiĆ³n, THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

‘nineteen twenty nine’

from ‘nineteen twenty nine,’ by the rocketboys:

did you hear gospel songs
could you hear our tears making them sound wrong
never had we felt more alone
oh, could you hear gospel songs

like a train on its track
we made our way in black
through the hallway to the back
oh, like a train on its track

when four of us were carrying you on poles
it was a burden we wanted
so we could know that you were close
when four of us were carrying you on poles

oh, did you hear gospel songs

bob dylan breaking hearts

Bob Dylan’s ‘Til I Fell in Love with You:

Well my nerves are exploding and my body’s tense
I feel like the whole world got me pinned up against the fence
I’ve been hit too hard; I’ve seen too much
Nothing can heal me now, but your touch
I don’t know what I’m gonna do
I was all right ’til I fell in love with you

Well my house is on fire; burning to the sky
I thought it would rain but the clouds passed by
Now I feel like I’m coming to the end of my way
But I know God is my shield and he won’t lead me astray
Still I don’t know what I’m gonna do
I was all right ’til I fell in love with you

Boys in the street beginning to play
Girls like birds flying away
When I’m gone you will remember my name
I’m gonna win my way to wealth and fame
I don’t know what I’m gonna do
I was all right ’til I fell in love with you

Junk is piling up; taking up space
My eyes feel like they’re falling off my face
Sweat falling down, I’m staring at the floor
I’m thinking about that girl who won’t be back no more
I don’t know what I’m gonna do
I was all right ’til I fell in love with you

Well I’m tired of talking; I’m tired of trying to explain
My attempts to please you were all in vain
Tomorrow night before the sun goes down
If I’m still among the living, I’ll be Dixie bound
I just don’t know what I’m gonna do
I was all right ’til I fell in love with you.

and Girl from the North Country:

Well, if you’re travelin’ in the north country fair,
Where the winds hit heavy on the borderline,
Remember me to one who lives there.
She once was a true love of mine.

Well, if you go when the snowflakes storm,
When the rivers freeze and summer ends,
Please see if she’s wearing a coat so warm,
To keep her from the howlin’ winds.

Please see for me if her hair hangs long,
If it rolls and flows all down her breast.
Please see for me if her hair hangs long,
That’s the way I remember her best.

I’m a-wonderin’ if she remembers me at all.
Many times I’ve often prayed
In the darkness of my night,
In the brightness of my day.

So if you’re travelin’ in the north country fair,
Where the winds hit heavy on the borderline,
Remember me to one who lives there.
She once was a true love of mine.

-jb

‘possibly related’

Ok, so one of the options these blogtastic webplaces offer is to place a little list of links to ‘possibly related’ articles at the bottom of each post’s own page. This list is automatically generated, so I’ve no control over it, and the links are often not related at all to what I’ve posted. The results, at times, are pretty awesome.

So, I think I’m going to start going back through recent posts, maybe once every couple of months or something, to pick out the best/funniest/least-related Possibly Related articles – and post them here.

(whoa, meta – it’ll be interesting to see what WordPress thinks is Possibly Related to these lists…)

Since I started posting again in July, these are my favorites. Disclaimer: I have not actually clicked very many of these at all, so I have no idea what kind of awesome or horrible content you will find at the other end of these Very Possibly Related links:

A WRECK-TASTIC PASSOVER SHOUTOUT
HOW THE WEST WAS WRECKED: PREAMBLE (PART TWO)
IF YOU’RE NOT WATCHING ‘SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE’
DOLLARS FOR DISHWASHERS? DON’T GET YOUR HOPES LATHERED UP

and my favorite: CELEB SCENT POLL: WHAT DOES AMY WINEHOUSE SMELL LIKE?

UPDATE: the results are in. WordPress thinks a few links about ‘possibly related posts’ are possibly related to this post. Indeed, they are. Link number four, though, has caught my attention – it has nothing to do with the content of this post, but everything to do with why this post exists in the first place: HOW TO STOP PROCRASTINATING, NOW… guilty, as charged.