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09 March 2009 @ 04:02 pm
I don't think I ever listened to The Bedlam In Goliath all the way through back when I first bought it, but luckily that mistake has been corrected. I threw it in my CD player on a whim and listened to it on the walk home from school.

I think it might be my favourite Mars Volta album, although maybe I'm just starting to get used to their sound. To be honest I don't listen to them very much, but the music is so interesting that I kept buying albums to see what they were up to.

One thing I like is that the album has very few fade out/fade in transitions. Everything sort of flows together without stopping. TMV don't really structure their songs in a traditional way, so it almost seems like one giant track with new ideas being continually added and removed.

I have a thing for concept albums I guess.

True to form, the lyrics in this album are totally indecipherable, but supposedly the story is about a Ouija Board called the Soothsayer that was owned by a member of the band (before he had it buried in an undisclosed locations). If you just imagine everything on this album being said by an evil Ouija board it works surprisingly well.


Whenever I'm walking home from the college, I start thinking about all the projects I want to work on. I get really excited about them, but as soon as I get home, all my enthusiasm disappears and all I want to do is sleep or play something mindless on the computer.

I think I need to start exercising and getting a good amount of sleep again. I was a happier person (and at least somewhat more productive) back when I was in TaeKwon-Do. There's just the problem of what/where/when I can do it, since the house is pretty small and other people are always around.

I've realized a few reasons why my projects fail to get off the ground. One is that I really have nothing I want to say, in particular, that seems very important. I want to say SOMETHING, and I think I have the means/skill to say something well. I just don't know what it is.

Any revelations I have about life or what have you generally come after a long period of thinking and discussion and related beliefs and it just seems pointless to try to distill it all into a single message.

I also tend to aim way high. I always want my projects to be big and earth shattering and awesome, but I don't have the experience in any art form. They just collapse on themselves. I just don't seem to have any motivation to work on something that isn't epic in some way.
Feelin': indifferentindifferent
Listenin' to: The Mars Volta- Conjugal Burns
A: kamenrider!penguinclipsie on March 10th, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC)
I understand on the exercise bit, as I get that way a lot lately (I want to take up kick boxing, but no time it seems...).

*pats head* It'll all turn out sometime.
Simonssalamanderr on March 10th, 2009 11:48 pm (UTC)
Kickboxing would be pretty fun.

I'd go back into TaeKwon-Do, but I don't really want to deal with the whole spiritual/philosophical side of it. Plus time.