after a series of events that transpired recently i’ve got a fire lit under me and i’m determined to knock this EP out.
1.31.13 - no excuses. i’m done making excuses.
you will find it here on that date: http://neonshudder.bandcamp.com/
currently you can listen to previews at that address.
it will be pay what you want, or just put in 0.00 if you want it free.
final track listing:
the signal.run ep
bonus songs as well including
8. cold grey sky
…meaning they’re not going anywhere and here’s a chance you could be infected.
Several days ago a good friend of mine sent a link around to several people in our little social circle. It was a teefury shirt featuring the “ermagerd berks” girl meme in a pop culture mashup with the Starbucks logo. That particular meme became somewhat of an inside joke in our group in how we applied it to friend’s names but the presence of it online everywhere wore it down rather quick and it lost any semblance of something I considered funny.
Sending the picture to us was merely a “haha hey guys look” moment. It’s ridiculous to pass judgments about friend’s taste off of a meme of all things but on a wider scale it’s a bit frustrating.
I feel dirty calling them jokes because they’re at the very base of “humor” in any facet. I understand the purpose they serve. I get that they’re a part of “internet culture”… whatever that is. They’re the fast food of jokes. ”We already get the reference so it’s already funny!” Easy for consumption. The thing is, people have taken it to the point of bringing these out of the internet. I’m not the internet joke police here so I’m not declaring that it’s inherently lame to talk about something funny you saw online but expressing yourself or humor by quoting memes or referring to them really takes a bit of your personality away and just makes me think of how much I hate people spouting memes.
I would like to point out this isn’t meant to be critical of anyone I know personally - just of how rampant dead-horse-image-macros are and the fact that nobody is doing anybody a service by quoting them outside of the internet and plastering them all over the place.
They’re also taking up space that could use some original content.
edit: animated gifs are perfectly fine in my book though. someone get surrogateself in here, we need some funny cyberpunk gifs. sci-fi blooper reels? it’s late. I have no idea what I’m talking about.
evangelion store in harajuku.
from my trip to tokyo