Thoughts for the week’s end

If you ever get close to a human
And human behaviour
Be ready, be ready to get confused
There’s definitely, definitely, definitely no logic
To human behaviour
But yet so, yet so irresistible

And there is no map

They’re terribly, terribly, terribly moody
Oh, human behaviour
Then all of a sudden turn happy
But, oh, to get involved in the exchange
Of human emotions
Is ever so, ever so satisfying

Björk, Human Behavior

Later in the song: “and a compass wouldn’t help at all.”

How perfect for every year; how perfect for 2020.


I still haven’t made a visit to buy a guitar. I’m at the stage of my mental process where I need to practice playing a handful of things beforehand so that I don’t look like an idiot when I’m actually trying to find the one I want. Bonus though, the local music shop has started putting their inventory online. This will make browsing in a pandemic much easier.

Those Gretsch’s do have a nice look to them. 🤔


It used to be there weren’t services for posts like this: sharing short thoughts, tracking movie watches, reviewing books—so I defaulted to using my website. Centralized, “free” services then provided a false sense of sharing, and now I’m out of practice.

Twitter as a 14 year distraction.


I have been working on keeping my site open in a tab more frequently so that I can capture a thought when it happens or adjust an existing draft when something relevant floats by. This has made me start to think more about the idea of WordPress as an “operating system for the web”, which I’ve kind of laughed about in the past.

As unsure as I am about that term, it would be fun to use my site as a window to more things. I started working on one of those a few weeks ago. I’ll share it sometime soon. 🙂


A lowercase “q” is a very strange character to write by hand.

I must not do it often because I found it very confusing all of a sudden when trying to write the word “quiet” in a note somewhere. Of course once I was focused on how weird it looked, there was no way I was going to be able to get it right, so I now have a piece of paper full of strange looking qs.


Thom Yorke’s “So I declare a holiday. Fall asleep, drift away.” in Sulk will never get tiring. It’s not necessarily a hopeful song, and that line isn’t really a hopeful line, but the way it’s sung makes me hope that it could be sung hopefully one day. I mean, waking up and declaring a holiday, how great!


Definitely thinking about the Telecaster more and more while listening to The Bends on repeat.

Definitely getting more hopeful about 2021.


Have I mentioned Bremer/McCoy’s Utopia before? Yes. It remains a good, relaxing listen and helpful for a writing mood.

Among other things, the bass on Salig is absolutely pleasant. 🥃

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I bought a Gretch Electromatic a few years ago and I would highly recommend. Awesome for many different styles of music and playing. Also very cool looking.

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