11 March 2015

There are then two kinds of women, those who have dependent independence in them, those who have in them independent dependence inside them; the ones of the first of them always somehow own the ones they need to love then, the second kind of them have it in them to love only those who need them, such of them have it in them to have power in them over others only when these others have begun already a little to love them, others loving them give to such of them stregnth [sic] in domination.

—Gertude Stein, 'The Making of Americans' p.165
20 February 2015

in Helsinki airport

26 December 2014

Stolen from Terminal Boredom but it's so fucking good...

  1. Read a lot
  2. Talk a long walk
  3. Boredom is essential for your personal development. Good boredom is not doing anything, bad boredom is pointless distraction
  4. BE SPECIFIC
  5. Attempts to look or sound more 'authentic' will mark you out as a fraud
  6. Your instrument is never the problem (unless it's broken)
  7. Ironic nostalgia + retro shtick is too easy. Make an effort or get off the stage. As Chairman Mao said, "shit or get off the pot"
  8. Read a lot (more)
  9. Advertising is to genuine culture what a 12ft tapeworm is to your gut. Strictly for those without the talent + personal courage to be artistic
  10. Take a long holiday from American/British music
  11. Doing all the above will make you a more interesting person + hence a more interesting musician.
23 December 2014
08 December 2014
03 November 2014

Seitan gumbo.

25 September 2014

20 boxes this time, though a different size of box. 6.03 metres. Last seen in 2011.

08 September 2014

Mushroom vendors at Liepaja market, September 2014.

04 September 2014

AIM network meeting; sojourn to the sea, somewhere near 56.911625, 21.2350119.

03 September 2014

Just before the beach, Liepaja, Latvia.

02 September 2014

Seriously, the photo doesn't do it justice but there's like 1,000 fucking flies here in the Latvian countryside....

24 May 2014
14 May 2014

4:22 AM EET. Just moments before elimination.

21 April 2014

Two games in. Guest photography Jacques-Alain Finkeltroc.

(This is year six of documenting my sad playoff beards, and probably the only actual documentation I have of my appearance during these years of my life)

07 March 2014
03 March 2014
22 February 2014

From the 'As Seen on TV' store, South Hills Village Mall, Pittsburgh PA. Hang on, cause there's gonna be a lot of these.

31 January 2014

I don't want to sound like one of those people who moves to Northern Europe and complains about the winter, but seriously, Helsinki is further North but Tallinn is always colder. Or maybe the better word is 'unforgiving'.

11 January 2014

I don't remember what I said, but my voice was small, squeezed, not unloud so much as discrete, anechoic, so that sound as such -- walking, the noise of our clothes, our breathing-- was meaningless, probably unidentifiable, swallowed in the room's million mouths.

—Stanley Elkin, from The Dick Gibson Show
25 December 2013

I know I'm 28 years late on this but I finally saw Mauvais sang and my mind is fucking reeling.