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Monthly Archives: February 2006

one or two things

by Rob Friesel

I wrote tonight for the first time in what was probably about a month.  It wasn’t a lot.  But it was good.  Some revisions and new material.  Again, not a lot.  But good.  I felt guilty and I felt tired.  By the end of writing I wanted to cry.  That was a drag.  Writing feels […]

Monday tunes

by Rob Friesel

The Sampo Method (Match all: Last Played is in the last 7 days, Date Added is in the last 2 weeks, Genre does not contain Mix; Limit to 10 songs selected by most often played) Interpol “Evil” Interpol “Take You On A Cruise” Interpol “Length of Love” Interpol “Not Even Jail” Interpol “C’mere” Interpol “Fog […]

alternate futures recursing back on themselves!

by Rob Friesel

Via Gizmodo via Boing Boing: Akihabra News article “2nd hand electronics sales will soon be illegal in Japan”: So from April 1st 2006, ALL electronic products sold in Japan before 2001 will be prohibited from the 2nd hand market! Instantly brings to mind Gibson’s line from Neuromancer re: “…in Japan, cash had been illegal for […]


by Rob Friesel

Recently picked up a copy of Midwest Product‘s album “Specifics” and have been enjoying it pretty thoroughly. Probably would have never picked up on it had I not seen it mentioned in Urb like 3 years ago. But for whatever reason it stuck out in my mind (maybe it’s the “???” name or the “that’s […]


by Rob Friesel

Variations on a theme: Phrases from trapped (thank you Akismet!) comment spam re-packaged as search haiku: Memorize corner Poker is your game of choice Just letting you know Tournament double Table will create table Black, white, cool-blooded Right grass will destroy When chair destroy perception Black gnome becomes black Idea stolen (sort of) from synaptic-clog. […]

3 films in short

by Rob Friesel

28 Days Later. About as expected zombie-ish flick with a twist. Decent premise and a whole lot of suspense (though a bit over the top at times). Take that animal rights activists. Hidalgo. Better than expected but still glad I didn’t catch it in the theater. Half-blood late-19th century cowboy tears ass across the Arabian […]