Sometime in the recent past I hit 303 followers (I know, I missed the nice, even 300 mark. Whatever.) and I just wanted to thank you all. I’m so pleased that so many of you find me interesting enough to stick around. Don’t hesitate to visit my ask box (to ask questions or just say hi). Thanks again you fantastically wonderful people :)
“You’re an interesting species. An interesting mix. You’re capable of such beautiful dreams, and such horrible nightmares. You feel so lost, so cut off, so alone, only you’re not. See, in all our searching, the only thing we’ve found that makes the emptiness bearable, is each other.”—Carl Sagan (via halfadams)
“There is no escape. You can’t be a vagabond and an artist and still be a solid citizen, a wholesome, upstanding man. You want to get drunk, so you have to accept the hangover. You say yes to the sunlight and pure fantasies, so you have to say yes to the filth and the nausea. Everything is within you, gold and mud, happiness and pain, the laughter of childhood and the apprehension of death. Say yes to everything, shirk nothing. Don’t try to lie to yourself. You are not a solid citizen. You are not a Greek. You are not harmonious, or the master of yourself. You are a bird in the storm. Let it storm! Let it drive you! How much have you lied! A thousand times, even in your poems and books, you have played the harmonious man, the wise man, the happy, the enlightened man. In the same way, men attacking in war have played heroes, while their bowels twitched. My God, what a poor ape, what a fencer in the mirror man is- particularly the artist- particularly myself!”—(via backyardfruit)
I was on cloud 9 seeing that not only was “I Have No Cats” featured in the HitRECord RECollection Vol. 1, but that the HitRECorders who did the meows were all credited (including yours truly!). Jeremy (TongueCutSparrow) contacted me, saying he needed cat meows for the song, and left me in charge of RECording the meows of different HitRECorders, from all over the world, via TinyChat. I RECorded them on two separate occasions, and the results were hilarious. Definitely one of the best moments on the HitRECord TinyChat.
in honor of the RECollection featuring this song, I’m sharing with you here the uncut outtakes from the RECording of the meows. These are not ALL the meows that were used, but these are the ones i have RECorded.
Here are the meowers, in order that you hear them:
“People say, ‘I’m going to sleep now,’ as if it were nothing. But it’s really a bizarre activity. ‘For the next several hours, while the sun is gone, I’m going to become unconscious, temporarily losing command over everything I know and understand. When the sun returns, I will resume my life. If you didn’t know what sleep was, and you had only seen it in a science fiction movie, you would think it was weird and tell all your friends about the movie you’d seen. They had these people, you know? And they would walk around all day and be OK? And then, once a day, usually after dark, they would lie down on these special platforms and become unconscious. They would stop functioning almost completely, except deep in their minds they would have adventures and experiences that were completely impossible in real life. As they lay there, completely vulnerable to their enemies, their only movements were to occasionally shift from one position to another; or, if one of the ‘mind adventures’ got too real, they would sit up and scream and be glad they weren’t unconscious anymore. Then they would drink a lot of coffee. So, next time you see someone sleeping, make believe you’re in a science fiction movie. And whisper, ‘The creature is regenerating itself.”—George Carlin (via suzywire)
I feel like I belong in a different time. I’m not quite sure when, but I just know that the present doesn’t suit me so well at the moment. I don’t know, sometimes I think I just need something different.