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  • Julio 2:16 pm on May 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: anarchists, distraction, time management   

    on distraction 


    It’s Sunday afternoon. Breakfast made & eaten. Coffee brewed & drunk. I think about all the things to be done and the things I do to distract myself from doing them :

    • emails
    • listening to records
    • drinking more coffee
    • cleaning
    • parousing through my small library
    • watching Current TV
    • browsing ‘ubuntu‘ stuff on the interwebz
    • going on some daylight rides (pffft to midnight ridez)
    • writing new blog posts

    And when I am absolutely free to do whatever I like I more often than not I end up twiddling my thumbs. At a loss as to do what to do. Maybe I need some time management for anarchists.

    • EL CHAVO! 3:03 pm on May 31, 2009 Permalink

      Ha,ha, that time management thing is awesome! Did you notice the line “the tyranny of minutiae”?

    • Julio 3:19 pm on May 31, 2009 Permalink

      I did notice it! Man, it’s amazing how hypertext really can link everything. The Internet is in a way a type of universe where the connections can easily be made ; if it only were so simple in the real universe.

    • EL CHAVO! 8:04 pm on May 31, 2009 Permalink

      For the record, I was having a similar day, and I even have a list of all the things I need to get done. But after reading your list I decided to pull the cobwebs off my bike and visit the arroyo. Some emails, lots o’ coffee, ironing while I watched a futbol match, out of nowhere thought of the band A.P.P.L.E. (gonna look for the mp3s), and now settling into my computer lair to try and write up a post.
      So it was kinda productive while I goofed around. Yay!

  • Julio 1:23 am on May 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply  



    • theLD 1:27 am on June 1, 2009 Permalink

      i see a gibson. jam in a band? or just jam for the sake of jamming?

  • Julio 3:06 pm on May 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Antischism, crucifix, crust punk, detestation, doom, dystopia   

    in grind, we crust 


    I spent a large part of my youth indulging in crusty, noisy, punk music & I still love it. I physically become happier when I hear those simplistic beats and screaming vocals. The following are some favorites of mine.

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    • Kevin 4:54 pm on May 23, 2009 Permalink

      I saw Antischism a couple of times in ’90 and ’91. At the time I didn’t really appreciate them, but over the years they have grown on me and are now one of the few crust bands that I like.

    • EL CHAVO! 1:30 am on May 25, 2009 Permalink

      I skipped crust but I bet if they were part of my scene it would still have an impact on me. I’ve been listening to some of my favorite punk stuff from back in the day, and I still like it but can see why others would think its absolute garbage. But they don’t know shit.

    • blanca 11:56 am on May 28, 2009 Permalink

      check out skarp. they are awesome and renee is a bad ass.

    • theLD 1:25 am on June 1, 2009 Permalink

      was just rocking out a copy of the Doom Peel Sessions release(bummer i don’t own the og vinul) a few days ago. still gives me chills listening to it.

  • Julio 8:40 pm on May 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    into the vacuum of his eyes 


  • Julio 11:00 pm on May 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , anxiety, digital, disconnection, joy division, longing   

    Feel it closing in 

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  • Julio 1:46 pm on May 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    day in, day out 


    I spend an inordinate amount of time on meal-planning. – why? – well because I love food and probably also following a mainly vegan diet. Vegetarianism is something I’ve been doing for 10 years now, and veganism is something I’ve finally resigned myself to because eggs don’t sit well in my stomach and I’m lactose-intolerant. Of course, this doesn’t mean I won’t eat a slice of veggie pizza when that’s all there is.

    Back to meal-planning: I do not think most folks do enough of it. It’s almost as if breakfast, lunch time, snacking, and dining is all a great surprise – “Oh, it’s lunch time…what should I go buy?” Those are words I almost never utter to myself because I’m always packing (a lunch that is). Mainly due to the fact that I cannot in any way afford to eat out everday, and finding decent food that incidentally  happens to be vegetarian is difficult.

    And to me eating is an absolute joy, not time to “re-fuel” or “fill-up” as most commercials on TV make food out to be. Food is food, and not just fuel. Most of what I see pass off as food is so highly processed that it seems other-worldly. I mean, how can cookies sit on a shelf for a year and not go bad? Also most people say they don’t have time to make good food. Now I work pretty much full-time and go to school full-time, besides the fact that homework is omnipresent and I would also like some free, personal time, and yet I still manage to make myself 3-4 homemade meals a day! Don’t be lazy! Food is important. Just look at how many diseases can be curtailed or all together avoided by following a basic, nutritious diet. It’s not rocket science. Chican@s, eating lentejas is as “Mexican” as eating tacos de carne asada!

    Rant end.

    And I am grateful for his little chalkboard, a gift from a friend, which has been so useful! And it’s also rather aesthetically pleasing.

    Life, so precarious yet joyous!

  • Julio 2:17 pm on May 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: church of fashion, who is chuy vega   

    pasta alla cervantès 


    put aside my partisan politiks & ventured into the church of fashion to see a friends band, « who is chuy vega? ».

    beautiful home it is.

    i brought homemade pasta & vegan cookies.

  • Julio 7:52 pm on May 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: miguel de unamuno   


    azul“Have you ever seen a greater mystery,


    than the snow falling and dying,

    in the lake,

    while a hood is laid upon the mountain?”

    -Miguel de Unamuno

    Saint Emmanuel The Good, Martyr

  • Julio 7:43 pm on May 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    make a home from a rented house 


    • Maga 11:11 pm on May 18, 2009 Permalink

      Yes, we do. I was really enjoying my reese’s peanut butter cup in this photo.

  • Julio 8:58 pm on May 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    hierba maté 


    taken by my much more significant other

    • La Maga 10:16 pm on May 6, 2009 Permalink

      Tu y tu yerba maté. It’s what sustains you, even at late night parties.

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