May 2nd, 2005

Upside Down

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Last night we watched Dead Friend (or the real name, Ryeong) and then immediately watched Waking Life.

The first hour of Waking Life just made me mad for one reason or another. It was like having a very long, deep conversation with someone where you feel restrained to *not* vocally disagree with them when you feel like they're spouting utter fucking nonsense. It's like having your grandma get existential on you about humans, what we "mean", if we "mean" and what that all "means". Some of the things I liked, but even as with real people, real writers, it was a sentence or two out of an entire narrative that struck me and made me wish that that was where they stopped.
But they don't stop there. They keep on until it's done, giving me the rest of the story that I didn't necessarily want, but that is necessary if I ever want to get their part of the truth.

Some of the segments literally made me mad. Others I did a lot of eye rolling. A few were honestly touching. And the thing is... had I stopped watching halfway through I never would have had an opinion other than "this is self indulgent intellectual wank". But by watching the whole thing I feel like it came full circle and I needed those people I whole heartedly disagree with in order to prove how much I agree with other, different people.

I don't know. It's hard to explain without talking about it in too much detail. I won't read the reviews of it becuase I know they'll be terrible. If nothing else, it felt like an interesting conversation as a whole. I didn't agree with everything that was said or even the motives of the people saying it, and I'm pretty sure I wasn't supposed to. Like anything we do, you take from it what makes sense and consider the rest just an interesting ride.

Also, the person you're following through all this kept striking me as my dreamer-stoner friend Chuck from highschool mixed with an equal dose of Starchy. So that was good and strange.

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I forgot how much I liked Ruby.
Heidi, Paraffin, and Swallow Baby are probably my favorites from SaltPeter. But then they're all good and honestly, the whole album is worth it. I wish things like Rhapsody retained correct track listings.
I can't explain why but Ruby lives in my head right next door to Co Kla Coma.
Maybe they share a condo.

Remember when Trent Reznor wasn't as lame as he is now? Yeah... that was neat. I think there is a reason I always mix it up and think he's from Ohio instead of Pennsylvania.

"Why do I frighten you? Becuase I cut down your King Tree. You'd put me in the ground. Can't throw me away. I can speak so softly becuase I have so much power now."

"The more you suck the more I have to swallow, baby"
  • Current Music
    Ruby - Tiny Meat

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I used to say that I would be an adult once I bought something that came with one of those huge yellow energy stickers. A refrigerator... a freezer.. uuh.. some other large appliance.

Karl is currently purchasing a lawn mower.

I don't really know where that ranks.