๐Ÿ“ฐ Found a good local coffee shop that carries the Sunday NYT. This seems a much better way to occcasionally read it than the attention-deficit online versions.

(I still otherwise prefer Economist with its slightly slower pace and the Guardian to balance it out, combined with local sources.)

๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŽฒ Reading Whitehack again, so that I can hopefully explain:

  • why itโ€™s the most interesting d20 system
  • why it hasnโ€™t gotten the attention it deserves

โšฝ๏ธ Letโ€™s go #USWNT

(For posterity: 4-0 vs. Argentina to advance out of the group stage in the expanded Gold Cup.)

๐Ÿ“š Iโ€™ve been โ€œstingeโ€ reading The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury, because itโ€™s so excellent, with each entry being a different angle, a different poetry, a different voice, a different caution.

๐ŸŽถ Sometimes I think about how Quake II soundtrack is still one of the best (industrial) rock albums of all time and what that means for the stuff other bands are slinging at us.

๐Ÿ“š Seems like linga plus standard ebooks could be a good way to practice language?

๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ† Seriously considering creating an alternative to the Dove Awards called the “Bloody Lamb” awards, specifically for hard music. Non-commercial, grassroots, etc.

Send thoughts to:

bloodylamb@metalmennonite.com

๐ŸŽฒ I have two very nice RPG books I want to send to a good home, instead of HPB.

Dictionary of Mu by @Judd@mastodon.social . Very cool book but I have no interest in Sorceror.

Whitehack 2nd ed. notebook version by Christian Mehrstam. My fave d20 game, but Iโ€™m on to 4th ed. & had multiple copies.

Did some nice dรถstรคdning today, starting with a Half Price Books drop off, a rearrangement of some of our bookshelves (mainly our โ€œcollectionsโ€ shelves) and clearing out of some other areas.

Feels better in the library now and weโ€™re going to do puzzles now (traditional for spouse and Lego for me).

๐ŸŽถ Remembering that time in college that I DJed on hard mode by playing Toolโ€™s ร†nima, forgetting how many bleeps Iโ€™d have to do.

I only missed a couple!

๐Ÿ“‘ Sunday Quote ๐Ÿด

(via @ayjay )

"So this is what I have come around to, this is how I have made sense of my obsession with anarchism: the first target of anarchistic practice ought to be whatever it is *in me* that resists anarchyโ€”what resists negotiation, the turning toward the Other as neighbor and potential collaborator." (Alan Jacobs, Between Chaos and the Man)

Worship leaders: “please stand in body or spirit”

Me: “imma stand in spirit”

๐Ÿ“บ finally saw the Amsterdam episode of Ted Lasso. So charming!

๐ŸŽถ as someone with a million Front Line Assembly, Fear Factory, Delerium, Conjure One, Noise Unit, Synรฆsthesia, etc. albums, I donโ€™t say this lightly:

Rhys Fulberโ€™s self-titled techno releases might be his best work.

๐ŸŽถ How did I not know that there’s basically a new Cornerstone Festival? (Audiofeed)

That said, likely to be way more bands I want to see at Furnace Fest, which I intend to go to again this year.

๐Ÿ“บ ok, I watched the new Daily Show. Stewart was hilarious, but Jordan Klepperโ€™s reply about cynical-both-sidesism was ๐Ÿ’ฏ

The honest answer to โ€œClinton/Biden is a bad candidateโ€ is โ€œyes, but Trump is way way worse,โ€ not โ€œwell they all kinda have their flaws and isnโ€™t that funny?โ€

๐ŸŽถ I am destroyed and ground to dust any time Silent Planet performs Panic Room.

๐ŸŽถ

  • Johnny Booth: sorry I missed them because it seems like they had some brain-smashing hardcore energy
  • Aviana: good tunes online but pretty monotonous in person
  • Thornhill: too often trying to be a Buffy band singer, but hard tracks were good

Time for some #homeworkcore from Silent Planet!