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An der Uni. Aspiring Jack of All Trades.

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galen  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Virtual Meetup No. 4

We'll see if I can stay awake that long, but if I manage it I'm in :)

galen  ·  16 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Does It Ever End? | Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice"

Do it! It's a wonderful book. Convinced me to pick up 3 other Pynchon novels and really get into it. And if you're still not convinced, or if you want to hear more about it, check out this podcast episode, "Thomas Pynchon and the American Reconquista."

    After years' absence, persecution by all the predictable authorities, several instances of thoroughly unelective plastic surgery, and a set of geographical switchbacks that would leave you physically allergic to the sight of a straight line, DEATH IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER triumphantly returns with Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice, the "counterculture" as a recco map to its own streamlined reconquest, and the same old evil agencies just biding their time, returning on a scale even they wouldn't have dared dream of when they had to take their last little planned pause.


galen  ·  21 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Made (half) a song for funsies for the first time

I'm so upset by the name Niceferatu. Mostly because I did not think of it myself.

This sounds nice though!! Makes me wanna make some music too. The one thing I might suggest is chopping up a bit of the static from the Nina interview and putting it under the instrumental between the two samples-- the transition on both ends is a bit abrupt otherwise. (Check out, for example/comparison, how Saba & Phoelix handle the same sample on this Noname track, starting around 1:35).

PS Am I hearing shades of Shigeto?

galen  ·  25 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Virtual Meetup No. 3

Same to both of those things!

galen  ·  27 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Virtual Meetup No. 3

Sounds good to me :)

That seems like the proper response to every institution with the audacity to still call itself the Royal Academy of something :D

galen  ·  28 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah (Live In London)

Vaguely related and both amusing and interesting:

galen  ·  32 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 21, 2020

I've been using Huel for like 6 months now and I find that twice a day is my max for meal replacements before I start really wanting real food, but I imagine that's different for everyone. Sounds like your max might be 0 meal replacements :/

The one thing I can recommend if you're trying to balance real food and replacement is something like Huel Hot & Savoury, which is almost like a chili instead of just a smoothie. I find it's a pretty decent middle ground for "quick and nutritionally complete but still feels like real food". There are some days that I just have 3 smoothies and 1-2 bowls of Hot & Savoury.

galen  ·  34 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 21, 2020

    Oh, and since I never post without tagging galen, I ended up in a game of TF2 yesterday with one of my favorite players, something he has also experienced.

To be fair, I experienced it in CSGO, not TF2! :D

Glad the cat's okay. Much love, bud.

galen  ·  34 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 21, 2020

Hey y'all. Been a while, huh? Thx to izzy417 for the reminder that it's Wednesday :)

So what's been up with me? Jesus, what a question. Isolation? lol. In the early days of the pandemic, I spent a shitton of time with my best friend in the dorms here, and now we still hang out almost every day, although it's become less and less. I have new roommates, which is cool. Both of them are future music teachers so we hang out and talk/play music all the time <3

University remains stressful, in that the semester still has not started and I'm getting very tired of having so little to do but I also have absolutely 0 interest in another online semester. The last one was v rough, I couldn't focus at all and ended up dropping quite a few classes. Which is extra fun because it means now I have to do even more this semester. But I'll survive, I guess.

On the personal front, a few weeks ago I wrote some new "rules" for myself (under the heading DISCIPLINE) and hung them up next to my bed. With the exception of the week that I had a head cold, I've mostly managed to hold to them:

- Wake up before 9

- Get out of bed before 9:30

- Exercise once a day, ideally in the morning

- Limit myself to 1 coffee per day

- Alcohol and other substances only on the weekend

- Go to bed by midnight

It helps me feel a lot better, I think. Of course I'm still stressed and anxious and the world is fucked, I'm often homesick or feel directionless or scared of the future, but having a bit of structure despite the circumstances feels good. I'm proud of myself and how healthy I've managed to stay. We'll make it through this, I think. I missed you all.

galen  ·  34 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Wait, are we doing it wrong? [Potential major Hubski experiment]

Hello! I am still alive! Gonna post in Pubski in a bit, come say hi! Missed y'all too.

galen  ·  90 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: All of my spam is now in German