Two Hundred Twenty-Eight.
Tuesday, 2020.05.23, 11:53 AM CST.
A global pandemic, projects aplenty, and just staying home.
Current Mood: A little bummed out
but determined and hanging in there.
Current Scent: New York '55, from a sample, by 4160 Tuesdays.
hope you're all holding up okay. Well, most of you.
are a few people whom I just wish would get COVID-19 and be ended.
of them might be reading this very post right now... and they know who
for most of you... yeah, I hope you're doing okay.
IN THE DAYS OF THE 'RONA...
those of you who may be reading this in the far-off future: Congratulations.
Are things less crazy yet? I'm writing this during the beginning
of a global coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.
It's been going on for a few months at this point, but trust me when
I say that it's going to be going on for a long, long time. So,
yes, we're still in the beginning, and you can thank society for keeping
it going as long as possible.
me go ahead and get a few things out of the way, in case you're curious:
am VERY fortunate in that I am able to work from home for my "day
job." I was already doing so most of the time before the
you're having to leave your home to do your job near other people,
whether you're a medical professional or a fast-food worker, I have
a ton of sympathy for you. Stay as safe as you can, please.
I leave the house to go pretty much anywhere at which I'll
possibly be near other people, I bring a mask along and I fucking
wear it. I do this because I'm considerate for the health
of others. You should be, too.
you're going to stores, gatherings, restaurants, or anywhere else
where you're going to be around a lot of people, you should consider
wearing a mask, lest you end up looking like a selfish asshole.
looks of things, we have a lot of people in Tulsa who fit the categories
of "I'm too good to wear a mask," "I'm healthy so I'm
not wearing a mask," "Wearing a mask infringes upon my constitutional
right to spread a plague around," "Putting a strap of elastic
around each of my ears constitutes too much effort," etc., etc.
I avoid going into stores unless it's necessary, but when I've been
out picking up orders... I'd say that over 50% of the people I see are
not wearing masks. So, that's certainly helpful. You know,
from the disease's point of view.
- the masks aren't perfect, and not everybody is able to get their hands
on a proper N95 mask. I don't have an N95 yet. But, even
a cloth mask is better than nothing, and the longer that we have a bunch
of yahoos wandering around like everything's okay and this pandemic
isn't anything to worry about... well, the longer we're all going
to have to deal with it.
my sympathies for those who are refusing masks and raising a stink about
it because "MUH RIGHTS" have pretty much been launched firmly
into the toilet. Science is a real thing, boys and girls - and
this disease really doesn't give a shit what you think your "rights"
that hard. Wear a damn mask.
any of you are reading this and have gotten "offended" or
decided that I'm a socialist/pinko/commie/nazi/lefty liberal scum etc.
because I want you to wear a simple mask when you walk into stores...
please know that all e-mail and messages of complaint/insult will be
cheerfully ignored (unless I choose to use them for public ridicule),
and any long lectures about how "wrong" I am will be a solid
waste of your typing time. Simply use your cherished "rights"
and don't come back to my site, never hire me as a DJ, don't listen
to my music streams, and don't come to my events. Nobody's forcing
you! Okay? Okay. Simple as that.
the rest of you... let's continue.
TO KEEP ME BUSY.
SO much going on these days, it's not even funny.
novel is still in the works, and I add a bit more to it every now and
then. I really, really want to get it completed and published
by the end of the year. But, we'll see. I'm not posting
about the subject matter just yet, but I would say that if you're a
fan of Chuck Palahniuk, Quentin Tarantino, and/or Kevin Smith... you'll
probably enjoy the book. I'll keep writing and posting updates.
updating my studio/home office area quite a bit. I'll have some
pictures up soon, but once it's all finished up, one will definitely
be able to walk into the office and say, "This definitely belongs
to Badger." Among the items decorating the room at this time
are massive posters of Johnny Cash and Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins
version), the folded-up flag that was draped over my father's coffin
at his funeral, vintage film posters for The Abominable Dr. Phibes
(1971) and Stephen Sayadian's Dr. Caligari (1989), the first
and second computers my family owned (my TRS-80 Color Computer from
1982 and my Apple IIe from 1985), the eerie portait of Jesus on black
velvet from my late grandparents' dining room, and a ceramic "Pac-Man"
windchime that my late mother hand-painted long, long ago. I cherish
all of these items and having them around brings me comfort.
been messing around on Mixcloud Live a lot recently. I'll post
more about that shortly. That's been a lot of fun and it gives
me an outlet for DJing that is in many ways preferable to doing actual
other than all of that, I'm staying home, trying to stay in shape/get
into better shape, and just enjoying life as much as I can.
soon. Very soon.
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