Humility is my favorite virtue. The root of all sin is Pride, for it takes a million different forms, and penetrates the entire material universe. Over the past year or so I have heard a number of artist/musician friends go on about how much better they are than NORMAL people, how because they are interested in art they are by default more intellectual, more open-minded, more spiritually advanced, blah blah blah, than NORMAL people. Let me tell you something: you are WRONG. You are so wrong and you have no idea how wrong you are. You aren't just wrong, you are proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that you have embraced the worst qualities of the human race while simultaneously pretending you are above them. Lots of humanist/secularists groan whenever Christians say "Everyone is a sinner" but here is the essential point: acknowledging that everyone has their flaws, everyone has their idiosyncrasies. Maybe you do not work a 9-5 job and go home to watch mainstream TV before going to bed, does that make you better than someone who does? If you are too cool to work a job perhaps you are too cool to do anything for someone that is not yourself. Maybe that mindless NORMAL actually has a more sympathetic view of other humans than someone who is an ELEVATED ARTIST.
Sometimes these elevated artists scoff at the idea of higher education. This is mostly because they are trying to build a persona (stuck in high school) that is attached to very traditional ideas of rebellion. How can anyone seriously think that LESS exposure to differing techniques and theories is better than more? That learning "on the street" (translation: "on the street where you live", which is right outside of your door, so that you don't have to really go anywhere new or out of your way) is better than any fancy book-learning? Many artist simultaneously shit on the proletariat while stealing their clothes and affects in order to seem AUTHENTIC, LOWER CLASS, COOL, and in an extremely perverse way, HUMBLE.
Sorry if that all sounds high-and-mighty, or damning to artists, but really, if you think you are better than other people simply because you are an artist (and who is not?) then get your head out of your ass.
a remix of music from Sonic the Hedgehog 3, sampling sound effects from Castlevania: Bloodlines. TV noise run through volume-synchronized effects processing. music and video by Adam Bruneau 2013
I was hoping to go to Japan this summer and play some chiptune shows. I still want to, but I don't have the funds yet, so I may not make it. Whatever. I'm writing new videogame inspired music. This particular song is a remix of music from Sonic the Hedgehog 3, which famously has a soundtrack written by none other than MICHAEL JACKSON. Anyways this is a cool little glitchy dance song that goes industrial at a few parts as well. Enjoy!
just playing with my TV. i bought it for $1 at a thrift store about ten years ago and since then have painted it white, taken it apart, fucked with the RGB alignment, and here am seriously screwing with the display by using a speaker magnet.
happy birthday Matt, crowd going crazy to Religious Girls
R. Stevie Moore and David Cloud (from Gummo)
I took the Megabus to Nashville last weekend, and it was less than $35 round-trip from Atlanta, taking 4 hours on a modern double-decker bus that was a travelling wifi hotspot. I love Nashville so much and had an amazing time and I can't believe it was so cheap. I'm going to try and travel around a lot this summer. Apparently you can connect to other routes in different cities and go all the way to Toronto!
There is part of me that wishes he were a cowboy, I so love to ramble on.