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  1. Thanks man. I appreciate the listen! Here is a visual accompaniment broken into chapters n' memes
  2. This Evergrande debacle will be interesting to watch. There is something satisfying about investors holding management hostage in a hotel. I don't advocate harming them but what made the '08 crisis particularly maddening in America was the completely impersonal nature of it. It's like a meme: "some asshole did math and now my retirement is gone". The road from things like credit default swaps to getting laid off was so winding and opaque that it was hard to know where to focus anger. Anyway, time really is a flat circle. Every burgeoning, red-hot economy has to have the bust? Is this lawful regardless of culture/nation/etc.?
  3. It's hard to know if this is exactly funny. If anything, it's concerning to me that these Zoomers are bringing shitposts to their vehicles. Like, teh lulz for sure when you're with the homies but will you ever need to pick up your mom or dad from a colonoscopy? Go to grannie's funeral? Give your boss a ride? It's some gamble to say "Fueled by Anime Tiddies" will apply in all cases. These 2 cars were captured in my town. In case it's not clear, the Civic has "fill me up senpai!" on the gas door. UwU is more tasteful and tickled me much more.
  4. Just can't sit still on a Blawan record. I love the sound design direction on this one. It's techno for the brain and the floor. In fact, on "Fourth Dimensional" he landed on a most curious sound. Timestamps include: 1:03, 1:09, 1:15, 1:21 and you can go from there. The best shot is 2:13. It takes me back to early adolescence where hard plastic classroom/lunchroom seats and aluminum bleachers/benches were common. If you angled your weight and anus in just the right manner and had the fuel to burn, you could seemingly deafen your nearby friends with a fart. I hesitate even posting this because I love this track and don't want to forever "taint" it with this interpretation but it's too late I guess. Great EP lol.
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    Norm MacDonald

    These square ass companies don't realize how effective this is. Times are finally changing but savvy folks know that when comedians like Tim Dillon or Bill Burr skewer the product in a funny way, it sticks better in the head than any sappy whistle-n-ukelele shit that the ad department drums up. For instance, I've bought Shari's Berries several times for the gals in my life and I might never have thought of that without listening to Bill Burr lose his shit at their 1-800-FRUIT contact number hahaha. We lost a real one with Norm. There's no way to replace him. All my favorite comedians owe a debt to him for sure.
  6. This is worth tracking down in its original format because she does this weird head tilt as she looks you straight in the eye. It's somewhere between intimidation and seduction?
  7. I did an album. I hope you lads enjoy it. Cheers for listening.
  8. ohhhh ye, busted my ass out into the gooseflesh. I think I'll go ahead and preorder based on this one. What a tasty cover too.
  9. Simple Minds had some serious funk with this one. This bass player either left or was fired after this album and they settled into bassline mediocrity (I am a big fan but it's true). Maybe all that hooning on the bass was subtracting from Jim Kerr's efforts in the Bono Wars of ultimate 80s rock frontmen.
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    The Tuss

    These things blow with the wind but I'm very close to selecting this as essentially the pinnacle of everything he's been trying to say musically as far as I'm concerned. If you can levy a criticism of the alleged genius of Richard, it's that he is indeed "kitchen sinking" us. Edits per millisecond, ideas per millimeter, fidgety tracks that don't rest due to all the clever making its way out. I feel like it all came together on synthacon in a bulletproof manner though. The way he moves among the hissy organ-like drum machine (what is it?), the 808, the DMX and the dad funk cop show break to direct the energy of the track is just mindblowing. You know he loved the straight abuse of the last 2 minutes of "54 Cymru Beats" and I did too but there's something to be said for restraint. Calling in a single aerial snare rush at 3:21 or doing staggered strafing runs on the DMX makes you ready for action without the fatigue. All synth bases covered: mewling Gameboy arpeggios from Drukqs, fat analogs that reflect the princely sums accumulated in mid-life, ghosty SAW II whispers in the periphery, vocoded phrases and spectral/experimental washes. There's not a box left unchecked but not in a way that sounds like you're scrolling through a preset menu. Every part "talks" to the other in a reciprocal and organic way. XMAS_EVE is obviously brilliant in the same respect but I'm doing a hard freeway exit at 7:29. I love the detour but more as an epilogue of sorts rather than the main body of the tale. I actually had this realization back in summer of 2019 when I did a Tuss nightwalk but after 2 years of deliberation, I'm ready more than ever to call it. "Pointless Thoughts and Observations" for sure but what else do you do in this life? Distraction and distraction hierarchy. A picture in Vanity Fair of drum machines on a red carpet asking "who programmed it best"?
  11. I do have to bike in real quick and give a substantial deduction for the simulated voice mail in "These Things Will Come to Be". The cringe is intense enough but if it had concluded at "I wanted to say 'hi' so that's it...'hi'", I think I could have dealt with it. When she comes back with even more after the instrumental pause though...it's a big "bye" on that track for me.
  12. This guy's grunt coming up sounds like when all the voices converge in the THX Deep Note
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