except i don’t know anything about verb tenses and nominative / accusatives? meta-filter seems to mostly think this is on point
if you think that people won’t take that as a science fiction-type suggestion like, “at some point in the future on this spot, boys will be.” I generally like to shorten things as much as possible, and Latin’s pretty good at that when you’re going for sententiousness, so I say, “pueri erunt.”
a science fiction type suggestion: “at some point in the future on this spot, boys will be” at some point in the future, on this spot, boys will do terrible things. lol science-fiction like. suggestion.
so i think my time-off in the summer thing will be splicing latin phrases / latin grammar to make kinda latin poetry (even though i know nothing except what i have gleaned from greek lit and wikipedia…) (so idk) (but it is definitely a better idea than crying all day like last summer)
Also having some trouble reconciling “your body is not really yours it is basically the accidental confluence of a zillion factors most of which you couldn’t even vaguely identify and you need to stop being a weirdo control freak about it” with “your body is suddenly violently not yours and you need to RUN”
your body is not really yours it is basically the accidental confluence of a zillion factors most of which you couldn’t even vaguely identify and you need to stop being a weirdo control freak about it
this actually hurts me to read / think about. it hurts. my feelings or something? so bad.
We care so much about equalizing educational opportunity for underprivileged students that we are expanding our campuses by displacing working-class communities who have objected to our presence in their neighborhood.
To take somebody’s adolescence away is to deny that person some of the closest looks at God’s face that we ever get on this planet; I try not to hate the parents who, as misguided as confused, take young men and women away from their friends and their lives to send them away. But it’s hard. I try not to excuse the destructive things adolescents sometimes do to express their pain, but in my gut, when I write a song in which a couple of teenagers vow to take revenge on the grownups who’re fucking up their lives, well, I cast my lot with the teenagers. They may do wrong sometimes, but their hearts aren’t rotten yet, and the light is strong within them.
downwriter is practically the same thing as paying an artist to do a commissioned piece. if you think artists who do commissioned work are bad people, that's pretty ignorant of you. they just want to make a living doing something they enjoy. it's not like people don't have control over their own money, anyway, so i don't know why you have such a problem with it.
i just get the sense that james dewees / matt pryor don’t think they have to market themselves because they are entitled to money for their music because they are talented + exist (which seems to ignore that there are many people who are talented and existing) and they both seem to embody this sense that the real reason they’ve faded into obscurity / are no longer “relatable” is because the people who used to consume them have deteriorating taste in music / don’t actually know anything about What’s Good Music (or else they’d still matter, and we’d all go see matt pryor play and scream New Amsterdam song requests out, or… quietly appreciate his masterful, pre-planned set list…)
standard issue aging white dude musicians… no interest in backing any of the projects they need investment backing for to deem worthy of their time / effort. i’ll pay $10 for my digi-copy of no country for old musicians (a title that completely ignores the experience of…. a bunch of “old musicians”) (some of which you are ft. in your $1300+ / song tracks, james dewees, btw), once i hear it and i decide it doesn’t suck.
lol but really, were the get up kids all collectively brain washed at one point, or?
$7,000 (travel not included) (of course) (but don’t worry, you’ll have photos and will cherish / remember a day you could have otherwise easily forgotten) (so you’re welcome) (what is i will do my own photos of me there….. btw, even. are we talking cell phone selfies? do i get to be in them? or?)
Fans and music lovers connect with an artist & hire them to write & record a one-of-a-kind piece of music, which they provide the inspiration & direction for! Entirely original, entirely personalized.
oh really? so can i pay matt pryor to write a song about my personal struggles with conflicting feelings re: the get up kids (mainly my struggle to be into the get up kids, while maintaining / cultivating feelings that matt pryror is one Obnoxious Dude)
we could call it matt with two ts or stay gone maybe.