Tuesday, June 03, 2008

News:

Mike and I will be collaborating on songs via the internets. He will send me a song w/ rhythm guitar and vocals and I will add lead and percussion and FX or vice versa. It will be like we're a band that exists and collaborates though we are on opposite sides of the country. I have not discussed this with Mike yet, but we will release an EP of our collaboration for free when we are done.

Other news: I am creating an "affiliate program*." You can sign up to be my affiliate.





*Note: this does not actually have anything to do with traditional affiliate programs, nor will you be compensated in any way. You will just be an affiliate. Do not let this deter you from asking how to become an affiliate.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Sunday, May 11, 2008

DISCUSS:

BELIEF & TECHNIQUE FOR MODERN PROSE
Jack Kerouac

1. Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for yr own joy
2. Submissive to everything, open, listening
3. Try never get drunk outside yr own house
4. Be in love with yr life
5. Something that you feel will find its own form
6. Be crazy dumbsaint of the mind
7. Blow as deep as you want to blow
8. Write what you want bottomless from bottom of the mind
9. The unspeakable visions of the individual
10. No time for poetry but exactly what is
11. Visionary tics shivering in the chest
12. In tranced fixation dreaming upon object before you
13. Remove literary, grammatical and syntactical inhibition
14. Like Proust be an old teahead of time


15. Telling the true story of the world in interior monolog
16. The jewel center of interest is the eye within the eye
17. Write in recollection and amazement for yourself
18. Work from pithy middle eye out, swimming in language sea
19. Accept loss forever
20. Believe in the holy contour of life
21. Struggle to sketch the flow that already exists intact in mind
22. Dont think of words when you stop but to see picture better
23. Keep track of every day the date emblazoned in yr morning
24. No fear or shame in the dignity of yr experience, language & knowledge
25. Write for the world to read and see yr exact pictures of it
26. Bookmovie is the movie in words, the visual American form
27. In praise of Character in the Bleak inhuman Loneliness
28. Composing wild, undisciplined, pure, coming in from under, crazier the better
29. You're a Genius all the time
30. Writer-Director of Earthly movies Sponsored & Angeled in Heaven

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

TEXT OF AIM CHAT BETWEEN BRYAN AND MIKE -OR- THE RETURN OF THE DRYER DRUM


AIM IM with Mike 5/7/08 10:23 PM
back
10:31 PM
hey
hey
i want to learn a lot about internet marketing and then be a consultant from home
and make money and do things i like to do
i will be the person people call when they are old and want to start selling things on ebay
lol
hahahaha
that would be good
will those jobs be here in the recession?
i think so
the internet is not going to die
during the recession
people can't afford to let it die
a lot of commerce has become virtual
i don't think people are going to forsake the internet in favor of dept. stores all of a sudden
gas
for one
for example
musicians friend
was a catalog store w/ a website
now it is a web retail store that happens to have a catalog
yeah
at least i'm not a loan officer.
hahahahaha true
or a bounty hunter
i think people will always need someone who knows things
i don't want to have a title
i want to be someone who keeps up with things
and they pay me for it
"i have my finger on the pulse of society, that will be $5,000 a month thank you"
hahahaha
i want to find the best place to get brand new press releases
AP? reuters?
i want to know it before anyone else.
God
The Original Press Release
I THINK THE NEW ONE SAYS REPENT MOTHERFUCKER
haha
10:43 PM
did i show you my lisa jarnot imitation
it is basically an imitation of her rhythm
no you told me about it though
do you want to see it
sure
i sent a google docs invit
*invite
ok
wow it's big
the poem it's an imitation of is two pages long, yeah
i haven't read much jarnot
a few poems maybe
i am ashamed.
that poem is called "the age of the velocipede" which was a victorian bicycle
it's okay
she is really good
you should get ring of fire
ok
i stole one of your lines
or one of your pets
more accurately
what pet
Yreka bakery as palindrome
oh
haha
it has a nice rhythm.
i like the phrase "yreka bakery"
i like this poem a lot
way too long for a blog
for sure
but very very good.
there are a couple spots where you kinda slip a little
but i kind of like it
it fucks up the rhythm in an interesting way.
like which spots
i think i know which spots you mean
i think it's more the rhythm of the idea
than the rhythm of the actual language
that changes
yeah
does that make sense?
i think i know what you mean
i think they're intertwined tho, the rhyhtm of the language and the rhythm of the idea
You are still the awesome handjob that you gave in Hunter's truck. But now you've been the mug shots of the teeth after the meth, been serenaded by "well, okay, I think I'll give myself another chance,"
like the "now you're both. congratulations"
or that, yeah
yes
both of those
and even the "oh man you're not okay; are you okay; can we get you anything?"
i think changing the rhythm of the language hanges the idea ,or should
yeah
it feels like it's all of a sudden directed at me
even though the "you" feels like i'm watching mike young relay this poem to a 3rd party.
yeah, that makes sens
*sense
like i'm a passive observer and then i'm all of a sudden a "you"
it's jarring. i like it.
even tho it's "you" throughout
yeah
yes.
the you seems to change you-ness.
did you mean to make it like that?
or did you have a specific "you" in mind
explodes the you
yeah.
i meant to make it like "hey, it's still you, don't be lulled"
i think
i figured you weren't writing the "you" with one particular person in mind, right?
no, not really
whenever i write "you" poems i am thinking of several thousand people at once.
and i consider them all to be "yous"
i think in jarnot's poem the you slips in and out of autobiography, and i think that is true in this one too
well yeah
i mean
sometimes i write you's like that but sometimes it's directed at myself or a specific person
yes.
not in this one so much
there is no specific you
i like the non-specific you.
i think in my poems i tend to include both specific "yous" and non-specific "yous" in the same poem sometimes.
yes
that is good
because i can't concentrate on one person.
sometimes in my poems the "you" is just the concept of you
or the concept of you-ness
a lot of times in my "funny" poems that is true i think
or sometimes i'll think of a "you" and a specific idea that is attached to that "you" and i will, in my mind, reassign that specific idea to a different "you"
obviously no one knows it but me
but it makes writing the poem more interesting
that is interesting. i'm not sure i've ever done that
i don't know if my mind tries to make people interchangeable or what
i think it's a good idea
i think what i just described is called "fiction" lol
hahahha i suppose, yeah
in a way
it could be a concept of fiction distilled into pure idea form
like a nail
used for its nail-ness
instead of to hold something up
it's like taking people and their experiences/lives and mixing them up. it's like musical lives instead of musical chairs.
i'm going to bed
i'll talk to you later.
i'm posting this conversation on dryer drum.
good work
we've done well
yes.
dryer drum's triumphant return
like another ron paul presidential campaign
"he never stopped."
lol
'night
g'night dude!

Saturday, February 10, 2007

this is an ironic post. i don't actually like 30 seconds to mars.

but mike posted a video w/ japanese people. so i am posting white people dressed up as samurais.




is it too obvious

to state that i would've enjoyed the killers when i was 13 and they were the only thing galloping through my television?

it's sort of endearing that brandon flowers can't sing for shit.

dig that raccous falsetto.







Friday, February 09, 2007

the meme is here and we want you to know these things about us that you don't know about us.

1.) we once saved a boy from an ocean of drano.

2.) we were involved in the brazilian version of watergate

3.) when one of us chews gum the other one hears that the other one is chewing gum (from miles away, but not light years)

4.) our sweat is organic

5.) after much debate, they named the harmonica after us
mike and i have written a screenplay for a movie

here's who will star in the movie:

tom waits (as land use larry)
harmony korine (as general of butt plug army)
a lot of midgets (as butt plug army)
bats (as bats)
daniel johnston (as daniel johnston)
the u.s. postal service (as the ho's)

with cameos from:

jeff mangum
the black guy w/ no legs from kids
anna nicole smith
bjork