December 3, 2010

No Two Singularities Are Alike

"The universe and the human mind do not each separately cause the Absurd, but rather, the Absurd arises by the contradictory nature of the two existing simultaneously."

November 16, 2010

My Thoughts Exactly

driving down four lane HIGHWAY ninety one
cut thru the back of Benjamin Franklin,
our forefathers fighting wars in full-backed
forests of old saybrook, conneticut.

November 3, 2010

How to Dance

keeping me on my toes and a time when i can't stand on my feet, or 
remember that beatles tune we were all shouting late last night. 
man, what a great song.
the weather is getting colder and "it's about time"
but i only say that because yesterday was balmy and foul and i was feeling restless.
i came home from san francisco expecting halloween, but like every october before i forgot how short of a month it is.
and now it's november, and i am in the mood for ghosts and makeup and suspending our collective disbelief.

September 14, 2010

because i am a goat

a collaboration between jamie criss, taylor hamlett, and myself.

you may find their respective blogs HERE and HERE!

June 14, 2010


"Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature."

Tom Robbins

April 9, 2010

April 1, 2010

Slow Dancing

recording guitars, watching footage from a high school prom in 1946.

March 29, 2010


out of nowhere
and no way
call it fortune
or fate
but it goes on and on
and in a complex world
simple people collide

so what are you gonna do today?

March 22, 2010

Toastmodern Garfield

Garfield Minus Garfield "is a site dedicated to removing Garfield from the Garfield comic strips in order to reveal the existential angst of a certain young Mr. Jon Arbuckle."

The results are a consistently hilarious, fine-standing example of what has become possible in our postmodern/nonsensical/pop-culture-familiar world.

But you know what? I cannot help but feel a lingering sense of melancholy as I watch Jon in his decontextualized world. The fruits of Garfield Minus Garfield are at once humorous and poignant - tendencies characteristic of life itself.

Poor Jon. That cat was your life.

March 19, 2010

March 16, 2010

Everybody Everywhere

"This is the world of 'peer production,' the extraordinary Internet-enabled phenomenon of mass volunteerism and amateurism. We are at the dawn of an age where most producers in any domain are unpaid, and the main difference between them and their professional counterparts is simply the (shrinking) gap in the resources available to them to extend the ambition of their work. When the tools of production are available to everyone, everyone becomes a producer."

-Chris Anderson, from The Long Tail

March 8, 2010

Do, or Do Not

"The Internet means you don't have to convince anyone else that something is a good idea before trying it."

-Scott Bradner (from Clay Shirky's Here Comes Everybody)

March 7, 2010

The Paramounts


hey all.

my name is SHAWN and i am recording a record. 

i found that when you can't write songs about being a girl or falling in love, you can just write love songs and narratives about being said girl, and get a bunch of real girls to sing those tunes. and so that's what i'm doing. 

this project is about girls and boys and love and sex and ghosts and the beach and gender conventions/ideas/borders and tradition and being subversive and being honest or dishonest and drugs and getting older and my girlfriend and lo-fi music as an aesthetic and recording anywhere and listening to that and recording something as i graduate college because there's something genuine about that.

onward and outward,