Monthly Archives: November 2007

On Leslie Feist, Briefly

Leslie Feist chooses her singles very well. I have her first album (or second, but first that anybody ever heard), and of all the songs on it, I like “Mushaboom” best. Same with “1234”, which is an incredibly lovely song. … Continue reading

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Wikipedia doesn't love me

A while ago, somebody put up a Wikipedia entry for my “Grim Meathook Future” essay. I followed it and created an entry for myself, which I thought was okay — it’s just a bio stub, nothing especially self-promotional, just a … Continue reading

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Addendum…

If you’ve emailed me or sent me a MySpace message, I got it while I was gone, but I didn’t respond to anything, since I almost never had access with my laptop and Turkish keyboards are laid out completely differently. … Continue reading

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I'm Back…

…and I forgot to blog the occasion. I’m sorting through pics and videos now, and writing my two pieces. Which will appear Real Soon Now, on Another Blog, which is Still Secret. Listen

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Christ.

There are dudes out front of my hotel here in Frankfurt that appear to be neo-Nazi skinheads — shaved heads, leather jackets with ‘DEMONIC PROBE’ written on them. I’m fighting the urge to put on my leather jacket and my … Continue reading

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Flickr pics

You did know I was posting all my Turkey pics to my Flickr account, right? I’ll title them all later. Right now I’m on time-limited stupid T-Mobile Europe hotspot access in Frankfurt. Plus I’m lazy. I will have video as … Continue reading

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Still Alive

I’m in my friend Mehmet’s carpet shop in Göreme, in Cappadocia. I’m leaving on the night bus to Istanbul (how fucking romantic-sounding is that?) in a couple of hours. Cappadocia is amazing. This whole trip has been amazing. I have … Continue reading

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The Edge of Europe.

Istanbul is beautiful in a way that’s hard to describe. Imagine if you took Rio, filled it with broken bits of every civilization since the Hittites, and then plunked it down in place of San Francisco. I got off the … Continue reading

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Simple Useful Technology

Here’s what technology is actually good for: I found an excellent site with information on how to get from the airport in Istanbul to the area with the cheap, good hotels. I copied this into a text file, and sent … Continue reading

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In Frankfurt

I’m in Frankfurt, in the Hotel Europa, where I stayed last year. (I like this hotel very much.) Here is what I see out my window: Long trip, and I’m leaving for Istanbul tomorrow morning very early. So I’m not … Continue reading

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