Listen of the Week: Valet

Nature by Valet

All-encompassing reverb tastefully colors equally clean synthetic elements and acoustic guitars, allowing Owens’s carefully placed vocals to lead the rhythms. Thanks to these driving vocals, “Nature” is simultaneously bold and soft pop that fits perfectly within the clear wall of sound that permeates the LP.

http://www.secretdecoder.net/blog/2015/04/29/valet-nature/

Listen of the Week: Valet

Poetry For Robots

Poetry For Robots.

Why write poetry for robots?
Why, then, do we search a simple on-line image bank with such literal terms? Because the robots haven’t been taught our poetry. They only know the technical EXIF metadata and whatever descriptive adjectives they’ve been begrudgingly fed by underpaid (or unpaid) interns. But what if we write poetry for the robots? What if we used poetry and metaphor as metadata? Would a search for “eyes” return images of stars?

Poetry For Robots

Friday Fun Facts: Porokeratotic eccrine ostial and dermal duct nevus

Did ya know…?

Porokeratotic eccrine ostial and dermal duct nevus is a skin lesion that resembles a comedonal nevus, but it occurs on the palms and soles where pilosebaceous follicles are normally absent. It is probably transmitted by paradominant transmission during meretricious borborygmi. Epidermal keratoderma are localized lesions to describe hypothetized Porokeratotic eccrine ostial and dermal duct nevus and may be due to increased proliferatin staining the cornoid lamella. The lesions grow like thick like tree trunks, in hemidemisemiquaverous patterns, yet are soft like buttock jelly, and sprout sappy papules alongside dermal ducts containing somatic mosaicism. Some people are known to exhibit extreme agastopia in their regard. Notably, keratosis, alopecia, onychodysplasia, Bowen diseases all lack the cornoid lamella otherwise represented therein. With an erinaceous shape, these lesions will xertzly impignorate nearby skin cells, which can cause zoanthorpy in those prone to valetudinarianism and may contribute to ulotrichous oxters.

…So now ya know!

Friday Fun Facts: Porokeratotic eccrine ostial and dermal duct nevus

King of Cakes

Of course dinosaurs
     and hominids hung out.
Tyrannosaur was a baker and
     Triceratops helped him run a food truck,
     smell of chocolate cupcakes wafting
     through pre-history’s jungle air.
They’d sell those super-fresh treats
     to hipster Homo antecessors
     down at The Tar Pit.
Neanderthals avoided sweets
     and Homo sapiens
     only showed up
     for free samples.
Tyrannosaur had a piping technique
     you wouldn’t believe.

King of Cakes

Listen of the Week: Faith No More

Sol Invictus by Faith No More

“[T]he album announces itself immediately with an alternately menacing and tinkling title track, and delivers ten solid songs that seem to touch on every era without craning its neck looking at the band’s past…”

http://www.avclub.com/review/faith-no-more-lost-nothing-18-years-apart-219010

One of my most favorite bands evah.

Listen of the Week: Faith No More

A Visit Upon the Faerie Queene

Keeping you at arm’s length
So I don’t punch your face
Punch through your teeth
Right through your head and tongue
My arm stretches on
No one is at arm’s length
So I punch through the world
Punch through the fabric of space-time
Gold dust bleeds out everywhere
Gets in my nostrils
I see faeries through the hole
I punch through the faeries
They bleed blue-green-orange liquid
Gets in my mouth
Tastes like Fruity Pebbles
I’ve punched a hole to Faerie
And their Queene is so pissed
Humans ain’t supposed to do that
Humans never mind their place

A Visit Upon the Faerie Queene

Friday Fun Facts: Text Linguistics

Did ya know…?

Text linguistics is a branch of linguistics that deals with texts as communication systems. Its original aims lay in uncovering and describing text grammars – which came first lol or bmgwl? The application of text linguistics has, however, evolved from this approach to a point in which text is viewed in much broader terms that go beyond a mere extension of traditional grammar towards an deciphering entire text conversations like:

do u think i’m cute?
no ;)
m i pretty ;)
no
so i’m beautiful <3
no ur ugly

-and-

how is ruth?
not sure. dumped her.
ur so ruthless.
fml

-and-

i’m into nazi clown porn.
no. i’m not. yr mom got my phone.
Nazi Clowns Über Alles!
she did it again.
Bozo be bumpin’.
how do i lock this thing?

Text linguistics takes into account the grammar of a text, the sender of a text, as well as its recipient(s). In general it is an application of discourse analysis at every level of text: letter, symbol, word, sentence.

…So now ya know!

Friday Fun Facts: Text Linguistics