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insomniac interludes: no blog is an island

current soundtrack: peter gabriel – party man I’ve been letting this video incubate for about the last six days, after happening to catch it on another writer’s blog last week. It’s an absolutely fascinating watch—and the truths that it taps … Continue reading

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seattle serials: i and we and steves makes three(s)

current soundtrack: the touch – stan bush and vince dicola For some strange reason, the first moment that I saw an episode of Rick Steves’ Europe is indelibly fried into my frontal lobe; I may not be able to recall … Continue reading

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a matter of magic and keys: final fantom live

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZFOEqEGVOU&feature=colike

At the risk of inadvertently transforming this blog into some bilious shrine to the magnificence of game music, I really felt inclined to give this a re-up. As a fan of ​cinema monochromantique​ and Uematsu, I think it’s as glorious a testament to one man’s mastery of a improvised composition and technically-masterful geekery as anything you’re likely to find on the internet.

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seattle serials: fast times at the first church of hyrule

In the dimly-lit recesses of a massive congregational hall, they wait. Heads bowed; anticipation murmured in the vernacular of reverent breaths, interrupted by the occasional hiccup of a sucked-in sob or whimper. The air remains heavy from the joyous noise … Continue reading

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despookery i.

It’s odd that my belief in the afterlife has gotten progressively foggier as the years have cranked past. I used to be a devout believer in the week-a-day agnostic school of thought—generally subscribing to the Church of the Great Unknown … Continue reading

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distillation of the fifth day.

It’s at these fragile moments that I realize just how much of my life has been spent in the midst of forced conflicts. I can count no less than fifteen good years spent at war with the frailty of various … Continue reading

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the rondeau of the little monsters.

Now, just to get the clock of my conscience cleaned before I bother getting into the finite details of what’s sure to be an exercise in spastic verbosity: it would be a total dose of horse-pie pate’ to claim that … Continue reading

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