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(no subject) [Jun. 23rd, 2009|10:50 pm]
For The Fatherless In Ypsilanti
[On The Speakers: |The Wallflowers | Some Flowers Bloom Dead | Breach]

Subject: Sleep Tight Little Boys of the New Damned

So, I haven't been this excited in, oh, ages! And because I am all sorts of excited,
I'm going to write up a LiveJournal entry with no eloquence whatsoever!

Over the Course of the Next Few Weeks, I Will, For the First Time (!):
+ See the Wallflowers! My first favorite band, and the one whose lyrics I
plastered all over my blue Adidas running shoes instead of Chuck Taylors
like a good junkie.

+ Participate in the Railroad Days Carnival! Meaning I will ride a Ferris Wheel
(its inventor is from Galesburg, so it's a must) and a Tilt-O-Whirl!

+ Go to Pitchfork! Where I will see the National (for the second time), but
Beirut for the first!

+ Go to the Knox Co. Fair! Where I will probably eat some object deep fried and obscene!


Aside from those firsts, all I do these days is work in the Business Office, let the President
of the College tell the story of how he "made me", and play tennis in 100+ degree weather/
ride my emerald 10-speed/eat ice cream|Tex-Mex|etc. with Chris, my might-as-well-be
gay friend from Swarthmore, Pennsylvania by way of Baltimore.
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(no subject) [Jun. 7th, 2009|05:42 pm]
For The Fatherless In Ypsilanti
Subject: Area Code 61401, Summer 2009

Galesburg Summer Incident #001, Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009
East Tompkins Street, heading East to Innkeeper's Coffee ...
Wearing a Cub t-shirt (Zambrano, #38) a federal employee of the postal service shouts from the side of his vehicle, "Go Cardinals!" at me. I don't think federal employees are allowed to identify a favorite sports team while in government garb. But I am vindicated because the Cardinals just lost two games to the Rockies in a big way: 4-11, 1-10.

Galesburg Summer Incident #002, Saturday, June 6th, 2009
Kentucky Fried Chicken, 1612 East Main Street ...
Waiting out 19 minutes in the lobby in order to get two Original Recipe breasts of chicken, Meg, Perrin, and I are approached by an old farmer-like man, who tells Perrin he is going to get arrested ... for sitting with two pretty girls like us. After leaving our table, he returns again asking Meg and I if we'll join him in an exercise, we agree. He asks us to fold our middle finger under our palm, laid out on the table. We do so. We are instructed to wiggle our pinky finger if we like cookies. We each wiggle our pinky. Next, we are to wiggle our pointer finger if we like sex. We laugh nervously, looking back at one another, and he tells us just to go along with it, it's a joke, he reminds us. We wiggle it to humor him. He then asks us to wiggle our ring finger if we are any good at it. Of course, we physically cannot wiggle our ring finger. He gets his laughs again, walks away.

Galesburg Summer Incident #003, Sunday, June 7th, 2009
Post Residence Hall, 461 West Street ...
Campus security enters the suite asking if I'd seen a black male, brown t-shirt in the building, for apparently a man of the aforementioned characteristics had broken into Post 5 on the other side of the building. Let it be known there are no more than 10 people left in the residence hall, all awaiting the summer move across campus/departure for home. Neat. A break-in on the first day.
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(no subject) [Dec. 11th, 2008|11:39 pm]
For The Fatherless In Ypsilanti
An Effort at Wasting Time Until Bed Because Bad News Keeps You Awake:
First ... Put your media player on shuffle.
Second ... Post the first lines of the first 25 songs.

No one has to answer any of these, I'm just surprised at how I wouldn't
be able to name half of these songs myself.


1 | "We're talking away, I don't know what I'm to say, I'll say it anyway"
2 | "I was meant for the stage, I was meant for the curtain"
3 | "All along the western front, people line up to receive"
4 | "As I went down in the river to pray, studyin' about that good old way"
5 | "Walkin' on, walkin' on, broken glass"
6 | "Mist rising on the horizon, listenin’ with my ears and listenin’ with my eyes"
7 | "Hanging around Broadway, and I think I saw your face"
8 | "Oh Billy come on, 'cause I've heard your hundredth song"
9 | "I was slicing up an avocado when you came up behind me"
10 | "Good morning, Starshine, the earth says hello"
11 | "I steal a look between the blinds, I unwind"
12 | "We'll take ourselves out in the street, and wear the blood in our cheeks"
13 | "Painless ghosts, of which she knows"
14 | "Sunday is gloomy, my hours are slumberless"
15 | "Caution, caution, caution, to prevent electric shock"
16 | "Well it's been a long time, long time now"
17 | "Everyday, a new start, a cheap affair, a sordid truth"
18 | "And you're tired of your Mum, and you're tired of your Dad"
19 | "My dewy-eyed Disney bride, what has tried"
20 | "It's only two o'clock and the temperature's beginning to soar"
21 | "Well I'm down here in the well, looking back up at the hill"
22 | "I was born secular and inconsolable"
23 | "Silenced by death in the grave, sa da da da"
24 | "Time to send someone away, not me I'm not in"
25 | "Darn that dream, I dream each night"
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Hostess is Trashier Than Little Debbie. [Dec. 6th, 2008|01:34 am]
For The Fatherless In Ypsilanti

Agree, or disagree?
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(no subject) [Jun. 10th, 2008|03:55 pm]
For The Fatherless In Ypsilanti
[On The Speakers: |Neutral Milk Hotel | Everything Is | "Everything Is"]

Subject: Like Busboys In A Restaurant

It's the eleventh of June, that makes it four days,
And I'm watching Christine, by Stephen King,
which is certainly second-rate to Stand By Me.
I'm ready for fall term, or January.
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(no subject) [Jan. 13th, 2008|04:23 pm]
For The Fatherless In Ypsilanti
[On The Speakers: |Joni Mitchell | Blue | "California"]

Subject: It's Only Fair To Tell You I'm Absolutely Cuckoo

I do lots of silly things when I get,
what I may justifiably assume are,
just silly crushes on silly boys.

I slip post-it notes of illustrious poetry in
between the pages of their readings of Virgina
Woolf or I craft messages out of construction
paper, ink, and adhesive to post to their doors,
messages in the form of nautical flags,
alligators, oceans, or any such combination.

However, all these silly things caused
by our (x3) silly emotions get me into trouble.

And trouble is not so silly.

(post|script|trouble)
She's the kind of girl that tends to brown,
Freckles on her elbows and her knees,
And I'm the boy that passes through these towns
I leave before we find out what it means.

I'll send a letter addressed to you
It says you're my California brown and blue.
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(no subject) [Dec. 23rd, 2007|09:20 pm]
For The Fatherless In Ypsilanti
[On The Speakers: |Joe Cocker | (live cover) | "The Letter"]

Subject: Gimme A Ticket For An Aeroplane, Ain't Got Time To Take A Fast Train

Notes for Future Entries:
- the gathering of beautiful morticians in my bakery
- black pea coats on old friends at holiday
- short hair
- the year 1967 in music
- this break's novel consumption
- etc., etc., etc.

(post|script)
a giggling mess in the electronics store.
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(no subject) [Dec. 6th, 2007|10:59 pm]
For The Fatherless In Ypsilanti
[On The Speakers: |Shuggie Otis | unknown | "Aht Uh Mi Hed"]

Subject: The Man in Black Pays Tribute to the Holidays



(post|script)
winter wooskie.
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(no subject) [Nov. 27th, 2007|11:00 am]
For The Fatherless In Ypsilanti
[On The Speakers: |Quiet Riot | Mental Health | "Cum On Feel The Noise"]

Subject: So You Think I've Got A Funny Face



Rest in Peace Kevin DuBrow.
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(no subject) [Nov. 19th, 2007|01:31 am]
For The Fatherless In Ypsilanti
[On The Speakers: |CNN | Democratic Debate]

Subject: A Lifelong Hunter: The Supporters of Mike Huckabee Shoot Blanks


You go, Glenn CoCo Mike Huckabee.
____________________________________________________________________________

In other news, while I support Bill Richardson (D), I still
Have a southern belle crush on John Edwards ...
P. Barnum: Awww, John Edwards.
P. Rademacher: what about edwards? just that he's a cutie?
P. Barnum: He is so humble and adorable.
P. Rademacher: thought so.
P. Barnum: He just laughed and flashed his pearly whites and I got weak knees and filled in my ballot.
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