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>24 April 2005

Justify this?

Take a look at this set of quotes that I just found..

"I think whats good about the movie is that it deals with rape in a subtle, open way that I think it allows it to be more complicated than just, 'Oh, look at those poor women and how hard it was for them."

"Because I think she has done reprehensible things and is repsonsible in some way and I think the delicacy with which it is dealt with allows that to sort of creep in."

Creepy huh?

Well, the quote is almost real - except that Maggie Gyllenhaal was referring to 9/11 instead of rape.

Now, before you think the comparison is overboard, consider this..

How many of you would ever think that a woman deserved to get raped, no matter what she did or didn't do to provoke it? Is "She was askin for it with those clothes she was wearing" or "She was comin on to me and then just stopped" a decent justification for rape?

Well then how on earth is whatever the US did to anyone else justification for what happened that day? We did some bad things, perhaps some horrible things, but do those justify slamming planes into two completely full buildings full of innocent people?

I think not..

[update] now, this isn't to discredit the lines of thought which serve to examine how and why 9/11 happened, but certainly, those who think that we "deserved" any of what we got has got some mental regrouping to do..


>22 April 2005

Writers Block

I have had the most severe writers block for the last three months or so.. I want to crank out a few more songs but can't quite get myself enough into any new idea enough to take it through to complete. I will write a few more.. soon.. hopefully?


>17 April 2005

The Payoff

Right now - it is sunny and almost 70 degrees in NYC. Its beautiful here.. Almost makes those 6 months of shit weather worth it? a little?


>15 April 2005

Alive in 05

Wow has it been three months since I posted last?

Update: I played a show at CBGB 313 Gallery on Monday night. I felt really good about it. The redhead door girl (who's always been nice) told me that that she's seen a lot of people come through the singer/songwriter auditions and I stood out. yay, for what thats worth.

Work is going fine - i've been on for almost 10 moths now and seem to be doing pretty well. Aside from driving to Connecticut every day and back, its not too bad.

Emily and I are dating (the cute blonde girl from the building). We're gone go to St Martin next month for memorial day week. I can't wait to get some sun in. Its nice to get out of the city every now and then.

For those hippie activists

Your SUV supports terrorism Bryan Adams and Celine Dion!