here is music i enjoyed this year (according to last.fm 12 month chart)
Madlib – Madlib Medicine Show #11: Low Budget High Fi Music
James Blake – James Blake
Mogwai – Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
Onra – Chinoiseries Pt. 2
Radiohead – The King of Limbs
Jonwayne – Bowser
Geotic – Mend
Shlohmo – Bad Vibes
Knxwledge – Flowrs
lets see if [...]


i hope I’m one day
to achieve my goals

i want you to know im okay

a voice thats pure and clear tells me im never quite so dead as thoughts through the dry dead leaves where we once spoke and i clung to it like i was desperate for life
how can i be dead when i so deeply cling to you
im not okay i float in blue oblivion
how you are [...]

i am like a cardioid microphone

i am like a cardioid microphone
in that
im not really capable of anything
i am wherever someone else left me
i pick up things around me and am heart shaped
(emailed this to myself while walking to the bus stop)


cavernous like tunnels empty cold nowhere
coulduseashave asymmetrical nondescript proportionless
a nothing smile not fooling anyone
a timelapse of the slow decay of a corpse a living corpse
i imagine you dissolving into nothing, a mist

when did it become cool to beg

when did it become cool to beg
no, no it never did
wouldn’t you rather feel it

i want to dig it out of the sand
turn it over with my fingers and make a fist
“i’ll give you a new name…”

(i’m feeling particularly warm and fuzzy tonight)

2009 is over

in the grand tradition of taking Things That Occurred and listing them, i have decided to take a look at the music that was important to me in 2009.
Norah Jones – Young Blood

i saw norah jones play this song live on the colbert report and it was pretty immediate. it’s almost like norah jones + [...]


everything i am depends on
that i am the one who happens upon the dead

we could be friends

let’s be friends
it could be okay
let’s don’t be sad
you could be i don’t know where
let’s meet back here
when the world is less face down in some thing or other
let’s be friends
it’ll be alright

a poem by a robot

should such unconscious glimmer
sigh being unfree?
ask not some dry bones
everybody says serve you
here you can confront with the not speak
make our hubris powerful
and unhuman earth alone
with before things