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Archive for August, 2012

posted in 2011 & 2012

Posted by vlorbik on August 29, 2012


01/02/11 posted in 2010 partial contents

02/10/11 …in front of a mic… announcing my soundcloud page

03/09/11 we are not data metaphysical ramble

05/25/11 more four-string guitar liner notes

05/03/11 not dark yet wisdom & fame
06/12/11 how public like a frog link to video of me

07/05/11 poster by me still up today
07/27/11 miracles of the web r. shaffer painting spotted

08/15/11 go tell it on the ‘net broken security


01/06/12 quarterly report after long hiatus

04/03/12 many dollars short day of higher ed

06/24/12 de profundis listening as punishment

gettin pretty sparse… long past time to move on…

Posted in Blogs, Me Me Me | 1 Comment »

i’m talking to myself, you bastard

Posted by vlorbik on August 25, 2012

i can’t tell if anybody’s reading
and it’s way beyond frustrating.

but i keep hoping for feedback
from readers like some cargo-cultist
fishing in some dried-out hole.

to anyone reading in a “feed” or
e-mail; to anybody stopping here
and clicking around after finding
this site while searching for
something else: thanks. wow.
please believe i mean it.

nobody knows better than i do
how easy it is to find cool stuff
on the net; nobody knows better
than i do how uninteresting my life is.

anyhow, here’s the deal.
i quit forever if i don’t get
at least a goodly handful of
messages (comments or e-mails
or… best and least likely…
face-to-face contacts) urging
me to go on. some massive
outpouring on the order of
half a dozen or so.

i mean i quit *this blog*,
of course… suicide is for
braver souls than my own.
please don’t be afraid:
i’ll be annoying other people
in other venues for as long as
i have the power to do so.


i fought the obviously-
-unsustainable empire of
bigger-is-better and the
empire won. for now.
when it falls soon, i’ll
probably be dead of course like
almost everybody else. oops.
have fun storming the castle.

love always. V.

Posted in Despair | 5 Comments »

i only feel this appalling sadness

Posted by vlorbik on August 21, 2012

bukowski on censorship.

Posted in 80s, Publishing, Warz | 6 Comments »

tails should not wag dogs & books should not read humans

Posted by vlorbik on August 5, 2012

i quit facebook. it was surprisingly easy.

(so far… there’ll be withdrawal symptoms,
you bet. but, e.g., quitting AOL reduced me
to a complete loss of cool [screaming at
innocent telephone boiler-room wageslaves
and whatnot; by contrast, there was very
little of the “tell me everything about
yourself that might help somebody sell
you something, or no dice” obstacle-course
stuff one has learned to take for granted].
make no mistake, for me it *is* an addiction
… or something so close that mere simile
[“it’s *like* an addiction”] feels like a lie.
for example, just as pounding down beer
and whiskey typically has a short-term effect
of gladness-to-be-alive and confidence-in-my-
-own-interestingness for a few hours,
followed by considerable wishing-*not*-
-to-alive and embarrassment-at-existing-
-at-all, so too does facebook participation
tend to instill in me a certain short-term
feeling of being connected to loved ones
and other interesting people… at the cost
of feeling *even more* lonely and *dis*connected
when the effect [soon] wears off. anyhow, fuck it.)

Posted in Warez, Warz | 1 Comment »