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,