#44: always a fuss and fight

She lives.

This weird AI art bot called Midjourney made the outback witch house pictured below. Fiddling with it was one of the myriad dumb things I did while losing my mind on the couch this past week. And hey, here’s a pro-tip for you: Don’t get covid! It sucks!!

Anyway: as plugged on my show, I sure would love it if you considered donating to my 2022 Pan-Mass Challenge ride. The PMC is the single biggest charity event in the world and it has raised over $800 MILLION for cancer treatment and research. It’s an event that means a hell of a lot to me. I ride in memory of friends & family lost, and since I rode for the first time in 2018, it has been tremendously beneficial to my own mental health. As of the time I’m writing this, I have raised almost $12,000 over the course of my three rides. Here’s where you can donate. As they used to say at the community theater I frequented as a kid, no amount is too small, and no amount could possibly ever be too large.

Catholic ActionI’m No Artist
Melted MirrorOpen Wire
PromiselandTake Down the House
ErasureFallen Angel (Georgia Remix)
Working Men’s ClubPloys
Nite FieldsVoyeur
Sacred SkinFever
Mind Over MidiEyes Closed
UnderworldJuanita 2022
De LuxWhen Your Life Feels Like A Lie
Vision VideoIn My Side
A Flock of Seagulls(It’s Not Me) Talking
Soft CellSex Dwarf
The Human LeagueThe Black Hit of Space
Nation of LanguageGouge Away
Mind Over MidiCircadian Clock
Oingo BoingoDead Man’s Party
Cold ShowersSliver
Wings of DesireChoose A Life
Hello MeteorThe Lake Green Project
Massive AttackMan Next Door
Clan of XymoxLouise
Joy DivisionA Means to an End
Mind Over MidiDelta Sleep
Depeche ModeRoute 66

outback witch house s01e20: you can try the best you can; the best you can is good enough

Oh man, this might be my favorite episode of the program to date. I got to a point this week where I full-body realized it was time I needed to begin fencing myself off from several dumpster fires. No more emotional input; no more anxiety; no more attempting to change things outside of the limits to which they could possibly change. And I’m trying to practice that for as long as I can. Let’s all pour one out for boundaries.

I’m beginning to formulate some thoughts about what I might want to do “next” – and I mean in a long time from now, not anything immediate – and I feel better than I have in a while with a semi-coherent goal in mind. I’m also officially geared up to complete the second library renovation I’ve done in my career, and I’m stoked. It’ll be done by August 16, bay-bay.


please look at this wallpaper (source: internet k-hole)

Playlist (also available on Spotify here):
Billy Idol – Rebel Yell
Judas Priest – Breaking the Law
The Cult – Rise
Cheap Trick – Light Up the Fire
Faith & the Muse – Scars Flown Proud
Echo & the Bunnymen – Heaven Up Here
Daniel Avery – Hazel & Gold (BED)
Radiohead – Optimistic
Cabaret Voltaire – Runaway
The Chemical Brothers – Got to Keep On
Hot Chip – Dancing in the Dark
Fad Gadget – Collapsing New People
Massive Attack – Exchange
KMFDM – Megalomaniac
Klack – Coup De Grace
Eleven Pond – Blood Ruins Film
Hot Chip – Huarache Lights
LCD Soundsystem – tonite
The Cure – Another Journey By Train (BED)
These New Puritans – Colors
Depeche Mode – Broken
Glass Candy – Candy Castle
The Human League – Being Boiled
Psychic TV – Meet Every Situation Head On
Depeche Mode – Agent Orange (BED)
New Order – Crystal