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General / Re: Deja vu?
« Last post by Joe on January 11, 2019, 12:59:51 PM »
was it Peter with the lightning bug tattoo?  Haven't seen him, Vagroaches, or Ian in a long while.  Tague still posts, haven't seen Rainey in a long while, but I think he stuck around longer that the others.

I used to lurk as Dreamy.
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General / Deja vu?
« Last post by failure on January 11, 2019, 04:24:36 AM »
Hello all! I doubt any of you remember me from the old PIX days but I was a long time lurker/poster (although I didn't post often). In case I need proof, jer and becca met at Fest 7. Or was it 6?  And remember that one dude that took kylewilliam's song and claimed it as his own?

I have lots of fond memories of the board, PIX (and PIX Fest), the Fest, and localish shows. I was kind of in a weird spot... I lived in a remote town in Eastern Washington and had no one to talk to about music. The closest shows for me were 3 hours away in Seattle or Spokane. To this day I don't think I have any friends that listen to the likes of Paul Baribeau or Matty Pop Chart although some like Kimya Dawson because of Juno. The board was a nice place to discover some great music that I still listen to regularly. I went to a total of 6 Fests but haven't been in like 3 years I think? God I love it there but I'm too old and poor that anymore. :/

Anyways, I know this place is pretty much dead but I'm glad I found it. It was nice to get a little nostalgic and look at some threads.

P.S. I'm total out of the loop and had no idea about the whole Chris Clavin thing!

P.P.S. I recognize jer, becca, lindsey, brett (AnnaKarina), kw (are you still making music? I sure hope so!) but I think some others have changed usernames? Is Ian still around? Vagroaches? The Asian dude from Austin with the badass lightning bug in a jar tattoo? Nate Rainey? Tague?
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General / Re: Watcha readin?
« Last post by rory on December 09, 2018, 05:46:32 PM »
Gilles Deleuze: Essential Guides for Literary Studies by Claire Colebrook

and I just ordered and therefore will be starting soon:
Fatal Deception: The Terrifying True Story of How Asbestos Is Killing America by Michael Bowker

I just had to remove asbestos from my new house, so I'm excited to get pissed and terrified about it.
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General / Re: just post
« Last post by momitsnowme on December 08, 2018, 07:37:40 AM »
Congratulations Rory!
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General / Re: Watcha readin?
« Last post by momitsnowme on December 08, 2018, 07:36:42 AM »
The Nix by Nathan Alan. It's sooo good.
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General / Re: Watcha readin?
« Last post by thetrashisright on November 28, 2018, 03:33:51 PM »
Witch-hunt: Mysteries of The Salem Witch Trials

Prisoners of Geography
It examines Russia, China, the US, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Japan, Korea, and Greenland and the Arctic—their weather, seas, mountains, rivers, deserts, and borders—to provide a context often missing from our political reportage: how the physical characteristics of these countries affect their strengths and vulnerabilities and the decisions made by their leaders.It explains the complex geo-political strategies that shape the globe.

You may also be interested in James C Scott's The Art of Not Being Governed, where he discusses geographic scenarios that have allowed for avoidance/resistance to the state.

It's a great book. I love all of James C Scotts books I have read. I send them out through the prison book program I help run as much as I can/they come in. I honestly don't especially trust white anthropologists but he does a pretty decent job.

I am trying to read the Golden Gulag because I love Critical Resistance/Ruthie Gilmores input in the world but it's muuuch more of a slog through her sociogeographic mind (as brilliant as it is). I just read The End of Policing which isn't really written for me, and that's a good thing - I am immersed in that world so I already knew a lot of what he was saying but it's a GREAT way to make police abolition accessible to people who may be new to the idea. Same thing with As Black As Resistance - not really for me since I've read This Nonviolence Stuff and We Will Shoot Back but it's an excellent way to get people on board with the ideas.
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General / Re: just post
« Last post by thetrashisright on November 28, 2018, 03:30:31 PM »
What a beautiful house. UGH. I was looking at a couple smaller houses with long lots that would definitely need to be fixed up, but that I really wanted to make into a social space (it was already a split-residency). But even in a (relatively) affordable far end of Brooklyn (not the 'cool'/gentrified part of Brooklyn) that means they were about 1.2 million a piece even with the shitty ass falling apart house. My partner and I are seriously considering moving to her hometown, a growing but kinda meh place in MD north of DC because we just can't afford anything here and it's at least kinda cute? I really don't like the idea of owning property or being in this very divided, individual 'my house' situation but I also think we're at a dark place in society. My neighbors don't talk to me even when I try to talk to them (except a couple super old school elderly Brooklynites) and it's very mixed race and not gentrified so it's not even like I'm perceived as an 'outsider'. So kinda like, fuck it? I'll go somewhere else then, get my house, make it open to all the weird trans and gay kids getting kicked out of their parents house, let them play shows, grow food for a mutual aid organization... I guess maybe it's just opening a new door to a different kind of life project.
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General / Re: just post
« Last post by rory on October 31, 2018, 09:05:18 AM »
I'm in a couple new music project that are about to record that I am very excited about. It feels good to be getting back into the swing of things, even though I'm 29 and sometimes feel silly for being a musician. I play guitar now and I'm extremely reluctant to call myself a guitar player, but I'm eventually going to have to get over it.

Congrats on the house, Rory!

I spent a lot of years feeling shame for loving music, but thankfully I am now aware that I'm a lifer.  Playing music, specifically drums, informs me so much of myself and the world around me.  I am happy to give myself over to it.

Which is a great attitude, and often I feel this way! I get glimpses of feeling like maybe I should be doing something else, but it's certainly not the main thought.

Having this big old house is breathing some life in to me, giving me a bit of non-music related momentum. Though it's going to be a lot of work, and I will assuredly be exhausted, I think it's also going to make me more excited to have music as an outlet.
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General / Re: just post
« Last post by Joe on October 31, 2018, 04:20:00 AM »
I'm in a couple new music project that are about to record that I am very excited about. It feels good to be getting back into the swing of things, even though I'm 29 and sometimes feel silly for being a musician. I play guitar now and I'm extremely reluctant to call myself a guitar player, but I'm eventually going to have to get over it.

Congrats on the house, Rory!

I spent a lot of years feeling shame for loving music, but thankfully I am now aware that I'm a lifer.  Playing music, specifically drums, informs me so much of myself and the world around me.  I am happy to give myself over to it.
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General / Re: just post
« Last post by ramblinrabble on October 28, 2018, 05:20:21 PM »
Woah, that house is gorgeous, Rory.  When did everyone grow up?
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