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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Yahoo! Sports briefly changed their website design over the long weekend but now it seems to be back to what it was before. I still feel like the layout they had ~3-5 years ago was the best version (right before they switched to a hideous, short-lived "white-text-on-dark-background" look, which gave way to the version they've been using up until now).

Friday, May 27, 2016

I took a ~2-hour nap this afternoon. Whoa.
Hi, I'm VHS Face.
What other examples are there of artists with the "song/album/band name" trilogy? (eg, Bad Company's song "Bad Company" off the album, Bad Company.) I got three:

Bad Company
Angel Witch
Porno for Pyros

Any more?

I saw Courtney Barnett at the Electric Factory last night.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Drake-Zyè: Rapper Name ©
Very conscious of my consciousness rn.
The jackhammering... Continues.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

I would like to remind the listener of the existence of new s(?)hit record, Songs of the Unfinished Spine.
My cookie policy is YES PLEASE!
I fucked up and deleted an app that I had paid the one-time premium price of $7.99 for and then when I re-downloaded it, it no longer had the premium functions so WTF yallz.
Wow after 17 months of warnings, my bluetooth iMac keyboard's batteries finally did die. Luckily I have a stock of AAs that would make most any lady swoon. So… here. we. go!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

I would've loved to have seen Golden State play without Draymond tonight, if only to showcase how truly overrated he might be. I mean, I honestly don't know. He's polarizing in so many different ways, aesthetically and on the court. That's why it would've been cool. Plus, not to be a prude or nothing, but you should get suspended a game for kicking a guy in the balls twice.

UPDATE: Jesus. I'm not one for I-told-you-so's but they couldn't have played worse without him. WTF is going on in this series?
Gave myself a haircut in spite of these large black flies invading my home.

Monday, May 23, 2016

May 23, 2016 at 01:38PM

On the last two "Coleslaw parking lot" videos/vlogs/high art

I recently ate a whole bag of plain, precut coleslaw mixed with jalapeño-infused red wine vinegar in my car in this parking lot you see on your left. Perhaps you've seen footage? It was about 80° F out. I was listening to WFAN. I want to write a little bit about this experience now that I've had some time to reflect.

I feel like it was mostly positive. It's crazy that I only consumed ~125 calories because that was a lot of bites, a lot of munching for only ~125 calories. Sometimes I post pictures of the food I eat here*. Insomuch as the munching is (perhaps 30-50%) of the pleasurable experience that is easy, this was a good ratio (munches : calories consumed).

If I had to do it over again, I would have worked harder to find a more secluded spot because I felt self-conscious eating straight out of the bag in my car. A lot of people were parking near me and it felt like they were watching me even though they were almost certainly not. (But who knows, maybe they were?)

In the end, it was probably a solid B/B- experience. The meal lacked the happy trigger release you get from eating sugar and carbs. I missed that. But that I can't discern whether or not the missing that occurred 'in the moment' or now as I reflect, leads me to believe that this it doesn't really matter. That pushing towards an plant-based, microcalorie diet is the right way to go. I also think that not thinking too much about food is also a decent strategy. These things are very complicated.

*once, there was a time and a place for everything

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Would kill for clicks. Would you kill for clicks?

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Still not sure why I have 2 blogs.
I gave up on The Warriors. Just not gonna finish it. I rarely do this with movies but jesus christ that is some horrible shit. There's nothing visually interesting or good-bad enough to offset its sucking. It's ultra lazy and weirdly homophobic. Why is this such a cult classic? It has no redeeming B-movie kitsch to speak of. I just don't get it.

I started End of the Tour today (The David Foster Wallace biopic, pretty good so far) and after that I finally got this Genesis documentary on tap.
Not doing anything tonight. I wanna put an end to "Meaninglessism" but not happening now. Bare minimum tip. Riding high with a full belly.
I went to the zoo today. It's raining.
I still think there is some cool shit on Twitter and––confession time––I do go back and manually check some hot feeds from time to time. It's kind of annoying since I deleted my account because just going to a Twitter URL sort of functions differently than when you are LOGGED THE WHOLE WAY IN bro. No regrets though. I have still not mastered Zero Content 30 yet but I feel like I'm getting closer. Namaste.

Friday, May 20, 2016

The Snapchat Stories micro-EP I'm currently on is unruly in its length. There is a 0% chance the audio sync doesn't get fudged up when I export this puppy. 
I think my favorite part of paying for Spotify is how the desktop app takes seven million years to load and then barely works.
What are these word even?

Thursday, May 19, 2016

I love branding.
Shocked. Phil Mickelson always seemed so chill.
I put together this video from clips pulled off YouTube. Pretty great job if you ask me. And I am asking me. (I said "yes" btw.)
I thought Chance the Rapper had released an actual coloring book until mid-day yesterday.
re the song "Okkervil River RIP," I haven't listened yet but I am onboard whenever a band makes a song with the band's name in it. Good job. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

I think I'm finally gonna watch The Warriors. Right now! On the gym stairmaster! On my iPhone 6! Hooray!! (Semi-unrelated Note: I've always hated the IMDB website. It's really ugly and not user-friendly imo. I know people love it, but that's my take. I much prefer getting movie info on Wikipedia usually.)
If I had a Korn tribute band I would call it Kob. Don't try to do this tribute band for yourself because I will sue you.
Reactivated my "SkyKid" handle to comment at Stereogum. 'Sup.

Still from one of many new music videos I just made for The Pizza Puppies [art collective].
My favorite Hitler book is definitely My Camp, such a lovely and tender look at the young führer's many moments of fun at his summer camp, Lager Sonnigen Lustiges Gesicht (Camp Sunny Funny Face).
Go ahead. Use one of your many apps. I fucking dare you. 
I had a dream recently and it made me feel worse about a thing that happened to me IRL but then I had another dream last night which made me feel better about the same thing so dreams are funny like that I guess and you shouldn't worry so much.
Blog like tweets like majestic sunsets. A new work order. We are all experiencing this.  
Zika got me down. But not out. I respect the mosquito and I love my fellow man. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

ADDED TO THE WEB: "Phlegm Gentleman"
WHAT: New 'Fake Song' title
WHERE: here

Monday, May 16, 2016

Soon the tubes will be up to date. I just need to stay the course. 
PSA MESSAGE 4 CARS. any cars reading this?
Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are done. Don't use them. Blogger™ 4 Life.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

I'll never take 1 million pictures but damn if I'm not going to try.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

I enjoy culture in all its many forms. Sports, fashion, you name it. I love it all. 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Calling bullshit on anyone actually calling Steve Miller "the space cowboy," no way that's real.
I checked out the Chinese Lantern Festival yesterday at Franklin Square Park.
Only one damn person has uploaded the Electric Factory Mac DeMarco balcony dive to YouTube so far?!? Come on, folks. Unacceptable. It's been like over 12 hours. 80% of the crowd was filming that shit.
I'm shocked the Russian Olympic doping scandal isn't a much bigger story. Not that I follow 'the news' all that closely but I just visited ESPN's homepage and it's nowhere. Feel very confused.
Whoa it's Friday the 13th... spooky.
Not sure if anyone recorded Mac DeMarco's epic crowdsurf->balcony dive last night. Oh wait everyone did. I was gonna take out my phone too but then I was like, "you know something, these people standing in front of me actually have a better angle." So I let the minions do the work. I'll try to capture and post some of the best vids of this madness later. 

How was the show? Really great. All I do is go to shows because of how cool and relevant I am but this one felt genuinely special. 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Flickr iPhone app is actually pretty decent. I think it could really take off as a social media network. Yahoo! products 4 life.
Oh, I know what I forgot to mention on one of my delightful recent podcast episodes! The singer/guitarist/keyboardist on the righthand side of the stage with the beautiful hair had a bum leg and he kept saying he was sitting on a chair when it was in fact a stool (he was wrong) but he was also using crutches to get on and off the stage and this brought up a discussion with my bro about an opinion I've held dearly for years: crutches are useless. There is a time when you are essentially immobile and there is a time when you can limp around with a boot or brace or maybe just a cane. Crutches technology (Big Crutch?) is a stagnant field, my friends. Literally no one on crutches needs crutches. But that's just my 0.02¢.
Instagram rebrands with new logo mere hours after I delete my account. Coincidence?

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The name of this band is THE Pizza Puppies

Not "Pizza Puppies," sorry for the confusion but getting a lot of inquiries and need to clear this up. The membership takes this stuff very seriously. 

Dumping a bunch of rocks onto the street out here in the streets

"It's only May,"

They say. They say 
Latest edition to our list of premium FAKE SONGS: "The Pope… Business Antelope?" We here at My America Industries hope to make all of these FAKE SONGS real one day and that is a promise.

I've deleted all (well, most) of my social media feeds (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram). The only ones I am still using will be strictly because I like the programs for art-making purposes and wasn't even using them for 'networking' to begin with: Vine (R.I.P.), Snapchat, etc.

This is an experiment, just like everything else. An experiment in focus. I will still look at Feedly to keep up on new music news, but all other content channels are closed for business. I will be using this blog + my tumblr (re-rebranded as shrimpkardashian) to put my things into the world. I will also be using this blog in association with Flickr and YouTubes to do 'Twitter-like' musings and 'live' content posts.

But my main goal at this point is to focus on the music and arts career of the Pizza Puppies collective, of which I am proud to announce that I am their new manager, as I continue to work on making My America Industries great again. It's all happening so fast!

-Jeff, aka Jeff

Pop goes the weasel

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Great basketball game. Did not see that Westbrook barrage coming. Going to see Parquet Courts tomorrow night. 

On tumblr officially and forever, they call me shrimpkardashian

New podcast is new. Fresh. Different. Jeffkkast. Click the image to subscribe on iTunes.
My daughter's sticker and coloring pages often look like pretty cool art strewn about the floor.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Thank you for being online

This is a screengrab from a convo I am currently having with a dude from Overstock dot com about getting some cash back for the slightly damaged bookshelf I built/ Tom thanked me for being online. It felt nice. I am just a Visitor. Aren't we all?

Monday, May 2, 2016