*becomes a slime lord to casually melt out of conversation with overbearing coworker*

never finished cause i forgot what the conversation even was. it looks like a wonky blank “you fill in the caption” contest now.

never finished cause i forgot what the conversation even was. it looks like a wonky blank “you fill in the caption” contest now.

tonsil replied to your post: haven’t slept in 65 (68? i lost track)…

what’s on your shirt?

I AM GLAD YOU ASKED 

behold the neatest sweater i am completely ashamed to have spent an entire paycheck on (and subsequently was late on a car payment :/ ) but wear almost everyday because it is perfect 

haven’t slept in 65 (68? i lost track) hrs. past the point of coherent sentences. i’m lucky there’s good light in this room or i’d look as dead as i am.
i need a 4 day nap, sustenance that isn’t stale gas station coffee, & a haircut. 

haven’t slept in 65 (68? i lost track) hrs. past the point of coherent sentences. i’m lucky there’s good light in this room or i’d look as dead as i am.

i need a 4 day nap, sustenance that isn’t stale gas station coffee, & a haircut. 

why am i so fixated on recreating this same scene a dozen times over instead of working on literally anything productive

why am i so fixated on recreating this same scene a dozen times over instead of working on literally anything productive

What books do you recommend to an aspiring artist?

@nextgenerationflapper

it totally depends on what you’re looking for or what field you take interest in but i tend to think anyone in creative pursuit can benefit from the diaries of paul klee. it’s sharply written- his prose makes even his daily minutia and transcriptions of technique an endearing read. but what’s notable and powerful is how incredibly doubtful, self critical, and loathing he was of his work and ability. and paul klee is a total legend, like an undisputed master of his craft and hugely influential within his respective scene / time. but his diaries are littered with quips like “i am still incapable of painting, in spite of my sharp observation of tonal values and in spite of my clever way of determining the proper gradations of light and dark.”

the diaries provide great insight into a creative process that’s universal in a manor i wasn’t fully cognizant of prior to reading- it got me to accept hindering self doubt as an intrinsic part of that process. which, in turn, made my huge preponderance of doubt and instinctual self criticism hold a lot less credence 

yeah that’s definately an important book to me, i think it’s worthwhile

the back of my car has reached an apex of clutter where i’m pretty sure it’s effectively it’s own half priced books inventory at this point
starting 2 feel like i am never not in a book store. i think this stuff follows me to ensure i stay imprisoned in a dusty secondhand paperback hell

the back of my car has reached an apex of clutter where i’m pretty sure it’s effectively it’s own half priced books inventory at this point

starting 2 feel like i am never not in a book store. i think this stuff follows me to ensure i stay imprisoned in a dusty secondhand paperback hell

CD jill and i made for our drives up to and from chicago. has served as a nice little spring day driving soundtrack lately
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CD jill and i made for our drives up to and from chicago. has served as a nice little spring day driving soundtrack lately

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les rall dens are truly the greatest ever though cause if you fall in love with one of their songs there are guaranteed at least like 10-20 other versions with varying lengths / audio quality / performance style / guitar sound / tempo / added instrumentation - sometimes it gets really fun like the one cable hogue version of night of the assassins with the sax part that cuts in around the 7 minute mark. and that’s so wonderful i wish every good band did as much arguably redundant recording of the same material over and over again as they did.

they’re just sacred in a way fushitsusha never will be ok 

popgunsonatas said: 

'les rall den bassline' i love that — also, congrats!!

!! thank you & thanks for being the only one to catch that 

my end of grave shift ritual is leaving with a coffee and paper from the store, stopping at the donut shop on keystone for a french cruller, then collapsing on my bedroom floor spinning great white wonder or oz days live on full blast and letting my eardrums hum until i melt into a big pathetic puddle. without fail it’s the saving grace of my day.

How are you able to get in fifty hours of work? Are u not still in college??

@Anonymous

nope. i’ve been a dropout/ in limbo for awhile now. i’m not sure what my next move is but i think that’s alright. i never really “got” art school or wanted to go in any case, it was always an impetuous decision i wasn’t committed to. it’s just hard to rid yourself of that ineradicable “college comes after highschool” ethos. administrators / urges of a parent/ the compulsion to do as your peers end up speaking over your internal qualms and unshakable wariness, at least for me. i’m happy to be out

poster thing i’m working on for luna (done in the two hours before my shift last night which was some kind of speed record)
prints of my stuff should potentially be in the store by record store day which is too too neat

poster thing i’m working on for luna (done in the two hours before my shift last night which was some kind of speed record)

prints of my stuff should potentially be in the store by record store day which is too too neat

i’ve taken a break from slogging through the dregs of graphic novel(sssss) development hell to work on a thing longer than a comic book but shorter than a fully articulated graphic novel about the night shift that i’m going to self publish & package by july. i think self publishing makes the most sense for me right now (& for a project this small) cause ideally i’d like to pocket enough money that i could afford to cut down my hours a bit (assuming anyone would even buy it?)

50+ hour two job work weeks with total loss of sleep are feeling real onerous lately

alternately- art punk junk // no wave funk. noise pollution for the ride home from work at an all too bright 7 am (i lead a small, sad life) 
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alternately- art punk junk // no wave funk. noise pollution for the ride home from work at an all too bright 7 am (i lead a small, sad life) 

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anti bummer tunes. northern soul/ a little funk/ some occasionally corny old school east coast hip hop. currently what’s getting me through the 4 am dead zone on my shift. last track slays me. 
Don’t You Worry Baby, the Best is Yet to Come – Bessie Banks
Don’t Let ‘em Tell You – Brothers & Sisters
We Got Our Own Thing – JVC Force
Keep on Keeping on – Ruby Johnson
Put it on – Big L
I’m Too Tough for Mr. Big Stuff – Vicki Anderson
Do it with Confidence – Mitty Collier
Baby You’ve Got it – the Radiants
Go on Girl (Rockin’ the Park mix) – Roxanne Shanté
Thing about the Good Times – Baby Washington 
Do Your Stuff – Perk Badger
Be Yourself – Whodini 
I’m Goin’ for Myself – Eddie & Ernie 
Do What You’re Doin’ – the Rising Sun 
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anti bummer tunes. northern soul/ a little funk/ some occasionally corny old school east coast hip hop. currently what’s getting me through the 4 am dead zone on my shift. last track slays me. 

  1. Don’t You Worry Baby, the Best is Yet to Come – Bessie Banks
  2. Don’t Let ‘em Tell You – Brothers & Sisters
  3. We Got Our Own Thing – JVC Force
  4. Keep on Keeping on – Ruby Johnson
  5. Put it on – Big L
  6. I’m Too Tough for Mr. Big Stuff – Vicki Anderson
  7. Do it with Confidence – Mitty Collier
  8. Baby You’ve Got it – the Radiants
  9. Go on Girl (Rockin’ the Park mix) – Roxanne Shanté
  10. Thing about the Good Times – Baby Washington 
  11. Do Your Stuff – Perk Badger
  12. Be Yourself – Whodini 
  13. I’m Goin’ for Myself – Eddie & Ernie 
  14. Do What You’re Doin’ – the Rising Sun 

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