It all seems like something of a bad dream. Back in the goddamn basement, the burnt out hallways, floor covered in crumbling insulation and chunks of gritty rock, and loud stacks of computer equipment surrounding you. This place is still a shithole, no surprises there, and it's only gotten worse. How has this place not fucking collapsed yet?
And haven't we been over this? Why am I thinking in narration again? Dreadful.
Now all that's left is for the orange firey fox with the overgrown mane to come and snarkily introduce himself. Only problem is, he never does. After some ten minutes of looking between the server stacks and seeing if he's just hiding, you sit against the concrete wall and wait for him.
You get the sneaking suspicion the little fluffy bastard finally found greener pastures.
You do notice one thing—a small cardboard box in the corner with some papers in it. It has "mariteaux" scribbled on the side, and it looks like...well just about everything he left behind, and some drafts too. Someone saved it, ostensibly.
You peek through the box and wonder where he is now. Maybe he found another server room to haunt. Got kicked out, maybe. Maybe he found another Eeveelution finally and he's busy keeping her warm. There is a forest outside, after all...
- Movin' On: No sappiness here. Thanks for the laughs.
- The Day I Became a Nostalgiaminer: Everyone becomes what they hate, and I am no exception. Here's what I learned from it.
- Shiny, Lightweight, Universal (Pick Two): When in doubt, make it in Flash, apparently.
- Some Empty Friend (A Bit on Fake Niceness): Fake niceness makes us all worse people in the end.
- Revisiting "Passion": A look back at my most contentious piece.
- Webrings Are Not the Answer: An honest truth: webrings suck.
- Neocities and a Lack of Passion: A call-to-action about wasted potential.
- Nostalgiamining vs Forging the Future: Together, we can stop trash fires.
- In Defense of Discord: Stallman-wannabes need to learn to read.
- Brickwalled: An older essay I wrote for school on the loudness war.
|Trench||Twenty One Pilots||They managed not to dig a hole this time. Impressive.||2018||Good|
|Little Dark Age||MGMT||Only if you're trying too hard.||2018||Good|
|In the Future Your Body Will Be
the Furthest Thing from Your Mind
|Failure||What a title. I have even more to say about it.||2018||Great|
|Down the Stairs and to the Left||Midwestern Dirt||BRIAN AUBERT SOLO RECORD okay not quite.||2018||Great|
|In Vitro||Graffiti Mechanism||Low-bit techno that excels despite a lack of cohesion.||2014||Good|
|Thank You Happy Birthday||Cage the Elephant||Absolutely fucking bipolar.||2011||Great|
|Modern Guilt||Beck||A frank and oddly French foray into paranoia.||2008||Great|
|Fuckers in Fucking Hole for Fuck||This Not Beated||Horribly impolite.||2008||Good|
|The Tender Ass EP||Old Oldman||Spanky spanky, but you won't know it at first.||2007||Great|
|Shark Week||c.layne||Proving both the sea and the sky are out to kill you.||2007||Classic|
|Robbers and Cowards||Cold War Kids||Hey, thieves need amazing bass grooves too.||2006||Great|
|II||Jonathan Ian||Another whiny bitch with a guitar.||2006||Eh|
|I||Jonathan Ian||Works better when you're not an angry squirrel.||2006||Good|
|...Go Down Swinging!||The Acro-Brats||Temper tantrums done quick.||2006||Great|
|Death in the Garden, Blood on the Flowers||Irving||In my room, in the afternoon, until the garden blooms. Or suchlike.||2006||Great|
|Carnavas||Silversun Pickups||No, the singer isn't a girl. Funny you mention that, though.||2006||Classic|
|Blogging EP||lost kluster||Way cooler than blogging.||2006||Good|
|With Love and Squalor||We Are Scientists||Restless, infectious, bite-sized dance-punk.||2005||Great|
|Apologies to the Queen Mary||Wolf Parade||Apologies to anyone who bought this record.||2005||Eh|
|I Am the Portuguese Blues||Starflyer 59||As monochrome as its cover, but that's not an insult.||2004||Great|
|Future Perfect||Autolux||A poppy whirlwind with an airtight tracklisting.||2004||Classic|
|Everyone Down Here||Earlimart||Silver Lake heads seaward.||2003||Great|
|Stargazer||Stella Luna||The mystique matches the music for once.||2002||Great|
|The Fashion Focus||Starflyer 59||Blackness fiends and engine dreams.||1998||Great|
|Homogenic||Björk||As beautiful as Iceland; as incomprehensible as Iceland.||1997||Good|
|Dare to Be Surprised||The Folk Implosion||Ironically more natural than "Natural One".||1997||Classic|
|Curb||Nickelback||Now wait, hold on...||1996||Good|
|As Good as Dead||Local H||A fuckin' ugly highlight reel of 90s angst. I'm in love.||1996||Classic|
|Pacer||The Amps||Rock in rehab.||1995||Great|
|Foo Fighters||Foo Fighters||Dave Grohl used to be weird, man.||1995||Classic|
|Take a Look Inside...||The Folk Implosion||Fuckingaroundcore.||1994||Great|
|Magnified||Failure||As fun as songs about car crashes and arsons get.||1994||Classic|
|Bakesale||Sebadoh||Love, anxiety, and drugs in a blender.||1994||Great|
|Electra2000||Hum||Pummel pommel pumble. Yehhhhhh.||1993||Great|
|Angel Dust||Faith No More||Alt metal? Art metal.||1992||Classic|
|Gala||Lush||IT'S SO FUCKING SHINY.||1990||Classic|
|Lungs||Big Black||Prime Big Black? No. Primal Big Black? Absolutely.||1982||Good|
|Chronic Town||R.E.M.||Chiming, eerie, mirthful, and I have no clue what it means.||1982||Great|
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'Cause time is gonna pass either way
And no more taking pictures
We are the infinity on trial.