Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Test in progress, the rest is retail...

So its time to see what this hum-drum sucker is really capable of. So for this exercise I'm going to need a volunteer jpeg from the crowd. Now don't come rushing up all at once, and hey, GIFs & BMPs, scram!! Sorry about that, now like I was typing I want to test out this baby and see just how many pesos a company would shill out when they see how nice and interactive this blog could be. On with the programme:

Now be nice as this guy to the left is a fellow pub-crawler of Larryville (yes, i still refer to Lawrence as Larryville) who by this time of the nite wants very badly to avoid any bright lights or flash photography. However, when he stops by
my pad and start muttering gibberish, i have to document the occassion and then reward my friend with more booze. His girlfriend (not pictured but sitting right next to him) was in happier spirits.

But what am i listening to right now? time to figure out that I love music from all over this world (et tu, Japan?) which is why i'm bumping the following.....

hmmm...curious if this is working, cuz if it is you should be listening to Malawi musician Esau Mwamwaya covering M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes" track off her latest release "Kala." Much love goes out to IHeartComix for originally getting a hold of this. Definitely run over to their site, its like 50 clicks to the west from here, might be able to get there by sun down. Moving on, time to try and fix that picture above......hmmmm.

Now that this has been a successful blog hit with many 'funderful' moments, i have to close this test like Manhattan and bury the project forever under loose red tape and conspiracy speculation ("What does the 'Manhattan Project' of the WWII days have to do with the Teenage Mutant Turtles 8-bit game which spots the same name?"). Maybe some questions are better left for the history books. Peace to the Beasts....mission control, out.

Monday, October 8, 2007

A hole in the ground....

So this is a hole in the ground blog, dedicated to relieving the stress of one veteran college radio deejay whose seen the good times roll past too quickly. Too much shit going on to stop and take in everything around me. Lawrence, Kansas is good people but the good ol' days are spinning by too fast.

This won't be a sob-blog ("needing a place to cry and mope because no one wants to have coffee with you anymore") as I have come across some while browsing the blogger site. No, this will be a life distilled, slowly breaking down everything we walk past daily, pushing aside the beautiful for the next disgusting moment in humanity brought to you by the MCM ("mass circus media").

At its most basic core, this site will also be one of interactive material taken from my daily life, including concert pics, interviews with artists, film clips from past shorts and anything else I come across in my past five years in college. Just remember, its not about how long or short the race takes, just as long as you finish in the end.

You can take classes on how to make violins from the best violin makers in the world and it won't matter because in the end if you can't make a violin when I say make a violin I'm going to hire the guy over there because even though he learned from average violin makers, I know that he can make me a violin and thats all I need.

This above analogy has been eating at me ever since my Journalism professor told me this a month ago because it rings true of everything we do in life. It doesn't matter where you went to school, if you even went at all, if you can't still do the tasks for your job. This is my ultimate problem in life as my universe consists of a long, tattered string of incompletes weighing me down as I try to keep moving forward each day.