**eastward movement is included



interesting what a whole week's worth of twelve hour work-days does to you.

actually, it's really not that interesting at all. {there's that momentary belief that what you're doing is highly unorthodox, interesting, and perhaps even noble. this is me just getting past that point.} these days, i've just been able to sit on some interesting lectures by some fascinating people that i work with, i get a few extra free meals, and i get to spend about fifteen minutes at 11 pm poking around myspace, stylus & pitchfork for something to distract me.

so the funny part; tendencies. in everything.

take music videos for instance. a while back i came across the knife's video for 'heartbeats.' simply stated, it was old footage taken from a handful of various sources that is looped|mashed|whatever. this is not a profound observation by any means.

tonight, i came across a similar band, crystal castles {fondly recalling the epic game on atari} and saw the following video.

i think when i first saw the knife's video, i took it's influence for granted. i naively assumed it was something fresh; a 'new' form of art that obviously drew from what was fashionable twenty to thirty years ago, but at the same time was contextually accurate. more specifically, everything is deliberately underproduced {sometimes to the point of deliberate shitty-ness}, raw, ugly, ironic! and mismatched. sloppiness is a means to an end. it's only a matter of time before i'm doing the same thing with how i present myself and my own personal taste, but that's neither here nor there.

the main conclusion i can draw from this is that 'heartbeats' is by no means an aberration. in other words, the video for 'heartbeats' wasn't that cutting edge after all. it merely represents what a host of people have been doing for some time now, but people like me are finally getting in touch with it. at least that's how i see it.

i suppose this sort of logic applies to everything. the kansas city star just recently featured a story about green roofs on a residential scale for the first time. two sundays ago the evening news {shut up} ran a story about the glycemic index, steroid use is being discussed outside locker rooms, and wal-mart has organic produce. but sure as shit, everyone will know the minute paris hilton is let out of jail.

stopping the cynicism before it starts,


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I take myself too seriously most of the time and I am trying to do that less. I remind some people of Woody Allen. I occationally indulge in the weekend camping trip. I adamantly support the Kansas City Royals baseball club. My identity is wrapped up in a few simple things, most of which are continuously displayed on this here blog.

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