August 1, 2021

the human experience

April 9, 2015 Oskar Thompson 0

when i was about 10 (for context, about 1987, in west tx) my parents wanted to go on a proper vacation. we chose cali. we did the whole thing, saw some family, went to the

today is our reality

November 25, 2014 Oskar Thompson 0

today america, we see who we really are. we look in the mirror and see our two black swollen eyes, the mark of the abused. we examine our swollen hands, the mark of the abuser.

invest in america (RE: Veterans Day)

November 13, 2014 Oskar Thompson 0

my family–on both sides–has a strong military tradition. tho, i don’t think any of us individually joined out of ‘tradition’, we were just making the best decisions we could relative to our contexts. i happened

our democratic republic

November 3, 2014 Oskar Thompson 0

UPDATE: We inadvertently followed up with the two voters who were ticketed. Full update at bottom. so i drove to drop off my ballot downtown. parked in a metered spot and decided i would just

Dispensary Review: Maggie’s Farm

September 28, 2014 Oskar Thompson 1

Editor’s Note: Though recreational weed has been legal and available in the state of Colorado since the new year, the city of Colorado Springs refuses to allow the sale of non-medical pot within its limits.

whirr: a reflection on shoegaze

September 17, 2014 Oskar Thompson 2

[embedyt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOYVjIKeSyA[/embedyt] the short: to be clear sway is whirr‘s best album to date. at least my favorite. it’s introspective it’s reflective. it’s self-loathing and obsessed (with noise distortion and reverb as sound… but-no-one-will-listen-to-us-play-one-chord-for-a-half-hour-so-we-better-write-songs obsessed). this

#appropriation

May 2, 2014 Oskar Thompson 1

[embedyt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzC4hFK5P3g[/embedyt] i don’t know how i feel about ‘appropriation’. currently, every subculture is so mashed up its insane. a great insane. like language for example, up thru the 90s, slang separated generations, sub-cultures (ethnicities), regions..

#mltkk

April 30, 2014 Oskar Thompson 0

mltkk was one of my first concerts, maybe my second actually… i saw them when i was 16 with two friends (and like 200 other people in the alley behind club 101 (nine inch nails

#citycouncil

April 15, 2014 Oskar Thompson 2

I attended a city council meeting for the first time the other day. I’m involved in various community organizations and they were voting on something (very simple) regarding something i’m involved in.. kind of embarrassed

#ADHD

April 2, 2014 Oskar Thompson 3

i was walking downtown and (as i was passing them) three young men were discussing the health of their friend and how he used to be ‘so cool‘ and they all enjoyed hanging out with

#12yrsaslave

March 25, 2014 Oskar Thompson 1

on March 8th the downward spiral turned 20 so my wife and I listened to it (twice), which led to more listening of ’94, which somehow ended with the smiths as we transitioned to 12

#riskmanifesto

March 18, 2014 Oskar Thompson 0

risk for artists: there are two types of people: one works to express their training; one uses training as start.

#ignorance is bliss

March 15, 2014 Oskar Thompson 3

there is a jimmy johns downtown and frankly i really enjoy their sandwiches. the service is impeccable; the guy would see me come in, holler my order (because I always get the same thing) and

#illuminatetheproject

March 13, 2014 Oskar Thompson 0

mmm that makes sense. it doesn’t come out negative from him and I hope I don’t sound negative not really, but not warm fuzzies either – i know what you’re meaning, but I’ve realized recently

#sleeper

February 5, 2014 Oskar Thompson 1

i listened to that carmen villain today, threeish times. I really like it.. it’s different overall than the few songs in the post but it’s very consistent and stays within the bounds of all those

#sotu

January 28, 2014 Oskar Thompson 0

on the very short drive home tonite ‘they‘ were talking about the #sotu and various political what-evers… these fuking talking heads.. anyway, (and all this should be said with a blah blah blah sort of

#ppl

January 21, 2014 Oskar Thompson 0

I have a good memory for ppl. I can usually remember the moment I met someone, especially if they are important to my life now. I won’t remember your name, but… I don’t know what

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