I almost forgot that I bought Crash: A Novel today for my kindle. It’s been a few years since I read it and I definitely need to read and re-read Ballard more frequently. He has been one of the more influential writers of my 20s.
Whenever I can’t think of anything to listen to, I’ll type something random into Spotify’s search bar and then listen to the first thing that catches my eye. Sometimes you get shit, but other times (like tonight), you get something interesting. I searched “guilding the lily” (wholly unaware of my mistyping) and found a band I had never heard of, Wax on Radio.
They’re interesting. Kind of remind me of early Muse, with sort of a post-rock or prog-rock sound to them. The vocalist is impressive, with a decent range and skill. Plenty of musicality in an atypical rock structure.
You know you’re having a bad day when getting the hiccups makes you want to put your fucking fist through the wall.
My dad is downstairs watching the harry potter series for the 1st time screaming and i go to check on him and he says ” YOU’VE GOTTA BE FUCKING KIDDING ME THEY DON’T KILL THE EVIL LITTLE BLONDE LESBIAN FROM THE SNAKE HOUSE BUT THEY KILL DOBBY? WHY DOBBY. THIS RUINED MY CHRISTMAS.”
little blonde lesbian from the snake house
It amuses me that they have printed nutrition facts for unpopped popcorn on the box. Like, who is sitting there popping those rocks in their mouth like ‘Hell yeah, this is the greatest fucking snack ever!”?
This album is just… powerful. My first time hearing it was today and I’ve listened to it about 4 times already. I’ve been a fan of Shikhee and Android Lust for a lot of years now, and while this album is a departure from her earlier stuff, it is a departure in the right ways. Moving more towards ambient industrial, this album has massive soundscapes that envelop and entrance. It is masterfully done.
Paintings by Terry Strickland
Terry knows she is doing what she was meant to do. After graduating from the University of Central FL with a BFA in Graphic Design she had an interesting and varied art career, working in the imprinted sportswear, gaming and publishing industries as well as courtroom sketch artist. Since devoting herself to painting full time in 2005 her work has won numerous awards and been widely published and collected.
less pure after you’ve touched her
maybe you should take a look at your hands