Monday, December 19, 2011

Top Albums of 2011

1. Frank Ocean- Nostalgia Ultra

2. Ryan Adams- Ashes & Fire

3. Bright Eyes- The People's Key

4.Jay-Z and Kanye West- Watch the Throne

5. Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring For My Halo

6. The Roots- UNDUN

7. We Are Augustines - Rise Ye Sunken Ships

8. The Weeknd - House of Balloons or Thursday (tie)

9. T.W. Walsh- Songs of Pain and Leisure

10. M83- Hurry Up We are Dreaming

Honorable Mentions:
Drake - Take Care
Childish Gambino - Camp
Bon Iver -Bon Iver
St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
Wilco- The Whole Love
Lykke Li- Wounded Rhymes
Nerves Junior - As Bright as Your Night Light
The Joy Formidable- The Big Roar
Wye Oak- Civilian
Cults- Cults

Sunday, December 4, 2011


this isnt about finals at all it is about ryan adams (what else do i post about)

Morning Becomes Eclectic Session on KCRW from last Friday

this got me through a ridiculous day

"and if i could find my way back home where would i go?" story of my life right now

I also like this new Cass Mccombs album (favorite song above)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Twitter Fiction

These are the best!!! Fiction in 140 words or less and Austin Hackett got published on it check it out.

Music:   Put It In Your Manners by Chiddy Bang ft. Childish Gambino or mashed up or sumthin

Monday, October 10, 2011

Leave of Absence

So I have not blogged for a while it is because I have been updating my imaginary blog with funny and interesting stuff it has lots of followers and traffic. I lost the link to it, but I will share it when I find it.

In the meantime is this girl serious ?!

New Ryan Adams

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Bon Iver

Bright Eyes

Music: All Alone by Toro Y Moi

No matter the way I look I cant see anything 
No matter the way I run I get nowhere

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

If You Have Enough Attention

Song: Midnight City by M83 (this album is going to be amazing)
Surfing the internet instead of studying (of course) and I came across this article about Oregon football and it got me thinking way too much for a sports article. This is a simple idea, but it is very true: If you have enough attention you can get whatever you want. Here is a quote from the article with a link to the whole thing:
"Economics is the study of the allocation of resources that are scarce. These days, more and more, information isn't scarce. Stuff isn't scarce. What's scarce is attention. The companies that win in an attention economy are those that win the eyeballs of people who have too much to look at. Too many ads. Too many screens in too many places. Too many games on too many channels on too many days of the week.
"This new economy," Goldhaber said in Cambridge in January 1997, "is based on endless originality.
"If you have enough attention," he added, "you can get anything you want."
John C. Beck cowrote a book called The Attention Economy: Understanding the New Currency of Business. "Just go back to what gets attention in the animal world," he said. One thing is fear. Another thing is bright colors."

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Bill Simmons

Song Headlines by Drake

I love Bill Simmons and this great advice for college

"That reminds me, it's my duty to pass along these five rules for anyone heading to college: stay active beyond your classes (newspaper, radio station, etc.); don't date anyone for longer than two semesters; always drink liquor before beer and not vice-versa; don't forget to call your parents every few days; and approach your classes the same way Shaq approached his NBA career. In other words, don't kill yourself trying to become the best center of all time; just do enough to eventually get mentioned in the top 10, and enjoy every moment along the way. Shaq could have ended up with a 3.95 in the NBA; he settled for a 3.4. Ultimately, did it really matter? He won three four rings, made something like $300 million, clinched a spot on the "best 15 players ever" list, kicked ass for three straight postseasons and will be remembered by everybody who watched him. That's what you want to get out of college."

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Cell PHONEZZZ and music

So remember that goalIi had to be less dependent on my cell phone? Well I didn't do so hot in Vegas (being alone makes a cell phone necessary) now I am in Nebraska, but I do not get service in my basement apartment. So problem solved on being dependent. However, I am now more dependent on the internet.

Haven't blogged for a while here are a few things I've been listening to.

Come to the City by the War on Drugs-

Gangsta by Tune Yards-

Cinemetropolis by Blue Scholars-

Civilian by Wye Oak-

Society is My Friend by Kurt Vile-

Sunday, July 17, 2011


What would you do if you were invisible for an hour?

this is the kind of shit i need to think about in case it actually happens. you dont want to be wasting any time while you are invisible trying to decide what you are going to do. i am going to sleep on this. if anyone has any ideas of what they would do please let me know because really you dont want to waste any time once you become invisible.

music: comin' through by the war on drugs

Thursday, July 7, 2011

raisin bran

i mixed kellogg's raisin bran with post raisin bran
in a big bowl, like the kind little kids put on their heads
i don't use milk it makes me want to barf
like a psychosomatic form of lactose intolerance

i am pretty sure this mixture will cause problems
like the world will end in an instant
two competing large corporate cereal brands
with the same fu*king cereal in the same colored box

but that is what drives capitalism, competition
providing choices of the same product 
when all i want is a bowl of dry raisin bran to eat
i really showed kelloggs and post

almost positive these corporations are going to fail
solely based on me combining their cereal in one bowl
i expect a letter soon from legal counsel of kelloggs
telling me to stop combining my cereal or else

for now i will continue to eat my breakfast slowly
and continue to stare at two purple boxes
one day this mixing shit will make a difference
i never realized how much sugar raisin bran had

MUSIC: Oh My God by Cults

Sunday, June 26, 2011

bloody poetry

 song: bloody poetry by grieves

"But what else can we do when we are so weak? We invest hours each day, months each year, years each lifetime in something over which we have no control; is it any wonder then, that we are reduced to creating ingenious but bizarre liturgies designed to give us the illusion that we are powerful after all, just as every other primitive community has done when faced with a deep and apparently impenetrable mystery?"

That is from the book I am reading Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby really good the writing is incredible.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

r & b

 hand of god by jason boesel


sometime soon it will be that sometimes only some of the time people that you count on will be there all of the time those times are the best sometimes- but then you remember that all of the time you are just hoping for this time

i am obsessed with this site so many good writers

so i apparently like r & b music now: the weeknd      and frank ocean

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Summerzzzz Goalzzzz

Musics: Progress by Booker T. Jones Ft. Yim Yames

I laughed till i stopped when I read this Pie Charts

This summer I have a few goals 1. dont become a gambling addict 2. dont spend a lot of money on clothes 3. not hate going to work erry day 4. dont die of boredom and or loneliness 5. work out at least once 6. solve mysteries 7. avoid country music 8. figure out how to write 9. become less dependent on my phone 10. not have so many goals

Monday, June 6, 2011

SKERS and cake

Nebraska football in 3 months never thought I would be more pumped for Nebraska football than BYU but go skers!!

Song: You Wanna Freak Out by My Morning Jacket

CAKE by Roger McGough:

i wanted one life
you wanted another
we couldn't have our cake
so we ate eachother.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Don't Play No Game I Can't Win by the Beastie Boys

I am... just me but before we met
I want... to win big
I have... nightmares
I wish... everyone would wake up
I hate... haters
I fear... robots taking over the world
I hear... them say
I search... for the best time wasters
I wonder... what it would be like to not get clammy hands and if nikorette gum tastes good
I regret... leaving
I love... indie girls
I ache... most mornings
I always... dread monday
I usually... strike back
I am not... a robot
I dance... when fiddy is playing in da club
I sing... when im trying out for american idol (or whatever that show is)
I never... play no sh*t
I sometimes... feel lost
I cry... when Little Foot's mom dies
I am not always... anti-social
I lose... track of who the Kardashian's are dating
I am confused... who are the Kardashians?
I need... to understand
I should... find a reason

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Baseball and editing

Song: Devil Town by Bright Eyes

With nothing to do for the next few weeks I am going to watch as many baseball games as possible and listen to every baseball podcast out there.

I REFUSE by Ryan Adams

I refuse to edit*
I am but a single life
I refuse to edit
look away
if you choose
bu these bulbs
will burn in cycles
if forever
was a single night

Sunday, April 10, 2011

sink ships by ryan adams and the cardinals


bored and overwhelmed 
wandering the sidewalks
towards that place that you said not to go
once you get to that place then what?
everything is convoluted 
and you just want to to get back
but you spend all your time throwing up
throwing up memories
figurative bulimia except the memories stay
and thats the problem with memories
they are just that 

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Wish You Were Here or I Was There or Something

song Jejune Stars by Bright Eyes (listened to this album like 2399492 times not sick of it)

goodbye lincoln, ne
(it was not fun while it lasted still isn't)

suddenly but not so suddenly
playing rock paper scissors
(with myself of course)
paper covers rock i leave
scissors cut paper still leaving
rock smashes paper yup going to leave
so why do i play
well to pass time till i can leave

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


faded high by GAYNGS

the weekends are never fun unless you spin around in circles on a baseball bat
then you stumble around trying to run and you arent worried about having fun
the only worry you have is trying to get the world to stop spinning so fast
but thats the trick because the world is always spinning you just cant feel it
centrifugal force or some other bull shit physics thing (just kidding physics arent bs)
wild combination of trying to sort through theoretical spinning and physical spinning
one of these days things will stop spinning and i hope that day i am wearing a shirt

Sunday, March 6, 2011


Wanting Her Again by Ben Kweller


This is beginning to feel like... You know what I'm saying
You don't really know... But you don't say anything
Mainly cause you don't care... What is the point of analogizing
Wrap me up in analogies... Like with a blanket  or cellophane
Cellophane... Thats like stretchy plastic shit that makes you mad
How is that for analogizing... Just making points of reference
This is beginning to feel like... It is wrapped around my face

Friday, February 25, 2011


Too Much by Sufjan Stevens

Ironing by Ryan Adams

the heat
on the bottom
binds new things
to old
like us

strike through: no idea what this means or why you would have it as an option but here it is

Ok done striking through for now, but maybe I will use it later when I want something deleted, but I want people to know what I deleted (that would make it not deleted). Been trying to write lately has not been going well. It feels forced, contrived, and or just like shitty shitty writing. I think part of this has to do with me being hard on myself and trying to find my personal style avoiding cliche. Our lives are flooded with cliche it is hard to avoid. Sometimes when I write I think why does this matter I sound like every other immature depressed teenager that ever wrote anything down. The problem is I am 24 and supposed to be responsible and worried about getting a job and being a grown up. Maybe I am just an immature teenager got left a little behind. Sorry I do not have any kids or anything (wait what do kids have anything to do with it nothing maybe i should use the strike through???) and maybe I do not know what I believe or what I want to do... but I'm just here for now.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


SWATE by Das Racist

this internet thing is pretty swate currently watching a live ben kweller concert SWATE
school and nebraska are the opposite of swate

Brass by Ryan Adams (a poem that i think is swate)

. . . when
when the brass blows
down that crooked lane
is that when
is that when you will
you know
say my name
once more
maybe even cry
no i doubt that
. . . when

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

robot boxes

Limit to Your Love by James Blake

Straightened my hair it isn't long or anything

poem i wroted

robot boxes

stuck in a small box
built by robots
no clue how i got here
maybe its not a box
maybe it is just a small space
or a metaphor for a box
but if just a metaphor
where do the robots come in?

Sunday, February 6, 2011


Zombies by the Sea by Hoquiam- Damien Jurado and his brother
THE PEOPLE"S KEY ALBUM by Bright Eyes- "I'm still angry with no reason to be"
Talamak by Toro Y Moi - chill wave glo fi chill as shit whatever you want to classify it as
Rolling in the Deep by Adele- not sure why I like this so much lots of good remixes out there of it

up late and homesick the usual i guess

My friend Austin is good at constructing poems and stuff here is one i like entitled "nighttime":

it’s late and i’m depressed. slouching in my chair, i’m skimming old issues of scientific american and trying to be interested in something when there’s a knock at the door. it’s a tall and pale but beautiful woman surrounded by an all-girls choir. i ask her what’s going on and she says that music is the balm for a broken heart then lifts her arms and begins to sing a sweet long loud but gentle note and as she does golden glitter spills down from her hair and begins to fill my room. all the girls join in harmony and one by one their chests explode and spray different shades of gold until it covers my legs my neck my head and i’m floating.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

i can talk... sometimes

song of the day
i can talk by two door cinema club

contrivance (you know a poem)

trying to speak but the words melted in your mouth not in your hands
not that you would want them to melt in your hands either
you are contradicting yourself but in your head it is not a contradiction
or maybe you dont even really hear what you are saying
then you realize that all of it is just contrived and forced
and this is the kind of conversation that drives you crazy but you keep on
one day you will say something that is meaningful emotional worth while
until then just keep bull shitting through every day encounters

Monday, January 24, 2011

Inference Theory

Song of the Day: Fire to the Ground by the Forms feat Matthew Berrninger (you know the guy from the national)

aversions towards just about everything these days

what would we do without wikipedia?

kind of want to forget everything or figure out a way to remember everything

i wish someone would make me those peanut butter oatmeal no bake cookies and then convince me they were vitamins or had lots of fiber (those cookies are the shit) however we dont live in a perfect world where people make you things when you want them or can assume that you want them someone get on that (and when i say that i mean figuring out how people can assume what people need and want)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sinking Into The Ocean

Song of the Day

Night Birds by Ryan Adams

Were supposed to rise above
But we sink
Into the ocean

I've been having a hard time letting letting go of the past. I feel like I am being constantly dragged down from people and experiences in the past. I think we are supposed to find a balance between constantly dwelling on the past and complete detachment from the past. Like you are supposed to look to the past to learn things and move forward with a purpose. I haven't been able to figure that out.

"I don't know what it is with females, but I'm not too good at that shit"

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Fake People

Song of the Day

A More Perfect Union by Titus Andronicus

Fake people are like real people minus the fact they arent real