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Wanted so badly for a train to just come chugging out of the woods here.

Wanted so badly for a train to just come chugging out of the woods here.

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Even Allston Christmas needs a Santa. Gonna drive Corn1 here down Comm Ave tomorrow sprinkling all of the discarded furniture with glitter if I think it’s a good grab.

Even Allston Christmas needs a Santa. Gonna drive Corn1 here down Comm Ave tomorrow sprinkling all of the discarded furniture with glitter if I think it’s a good grab.

— 1 day ago
#allston  #allston christmas 

I never realized it as a kid, but it’s really obvious to me that Garfield is clinically depressed, probably needs meds. Meanwhile, a nation laughs weekly at his crippling melancholy.

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#garfield 

Labor Day Weekend.

— 1 day ago
Sleeping with the Protagonist: A Night at Boston’s New Verb Hotel →

I spent the night at Boston’s new “Rock N Roll Hotel” and nearly lost my mind considering the cultural implications. My review of The Verb at the link!

— 4 days ago with 1 note
#boston  #the verb  #hotels  #travel  #the rat  #rathskeller  #mr.butch 
Dreaming as evolutionary advantage

I am still thinking about the Maine Hermit article I linked to yesterday.

The hermit’s only lesson, from 27 years of solitude, he claims is “Get enough sleep”

I’ve been thinking a lot about this advice.

I was thinking of getting enough sleep, and being safe enough to sleep soundly, as being an evolutionary advantage — those who consistently dream being the fittest of the species…Dreaming as evolutionary advantage.

Of course, yes, in the standard sense: we rehearse reacting to danger in dreams, and then are better prepared in waking life, and that’s an advantage. But what if we look at the really far out, abstract, absurd elements of dreaming as an evolutionary advantage? What if those with the wildest, weirdest dreams are somehow poised to be the next fittest of the species?

— 5 days ago
#maine hermit 
The Strange & Curious Tale of the Last True Hermit

"I did examine myself," he said. "Solitude did increase my perception. But here’s the tricky thing—when I applied my increased perception to myself, I lost my identity. With no audience, no one to perform for, I was just there. There was no need to define myself; I became irrelevant. The moon was the minute hand, the seasons the hour hand. I didn’t even have a name. I never felt lonely. To put it romantically: I was completely free."

- Full Article (which I can’t recommend enough)

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#christopher knight  #gq  #maine hermit 
The new EP that comes exclusively with the HYEDSE vinyl release (out 9/24) is titled Juvenile Oratorios and this is the cover! Pre-order: http://bit.ly/1lbE9mU

The new EP that comes exclusively with the HYEDSE vinyl release (out 9/24) is titled Juvenile Oratorios and this is the cover! Pre-order: http://bit.ly/1lbE9mU

— 6 days ago
#hallelujah the hills 
Infinite Songs

Songs which sing about Infinite Songs:

- "Yes he was alright, the song went on forever" - David Bowie, Lady Stardust

- “We’re trapped inside the song” - Silver Jews, New Orleans

- “The band in Heaven plays my favorite song. They play it once again, they play it all night long.” - Talking Heads, Heaven

Do you know of any others?

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#david bowie  #silver jews  #talking heads 
In reaction to this, I will now market & sell the above exciting, new Halloween costume option.

In reaction to this, I will now market & sell the above exciting, new Halloween costume option.

— 1 week ago with 5 notes
#ice bucket challenge  #halloween 
New EP in the bag! (Yes we recorded it on this cassette, truuuuuuust us) — Exclusive bonus for the vinyl release of ‘Evil’ out 9/24. Excited to share it with u!

New EP in the bag! (Yes we recorded it on this cassette, truuuuuuust us) — Exclusive bonus for the vinyl release of ‘Evil’ out 9/24. Excited to share it with u!

— 1 week ago with 1 note
#hallelujah the hills 
Staff Lists: The 200 Best Tracks of the Decade So Far (2010-2014) →

Hey, I just realized that a song I sing on is #157 on the p-fork 200. I come in around 3:15 & holler til the end. My only guidance in the studio was from Stickles who said he would sing the New Jersey perspective, and I should cover the Boston angle. In fact all the strings, horns, and keys on that album were provided by HTH as it existed at the time. Very proud of that fact because even if I had nothing to do with it…it’s one of my favorite records of all time.

— 1 week ago with 2 notes
#titus andronicus  #boston  #the monitor  #hallelujah the hills  #patrick stickles 

When life gives you lemons, question why Life has become an anthropomorphized creature who is handing out fruit.

— 1 week ago