Painful Realizationcast

I just had the funny, if not sad, realization that despite deriding television and not owning one for the past 6 years, my number #1 recreational activity for the past 6 years has been surfing the web, which due to the sheer amount of content on YouTube now, has presently devolved into essentially just watching TV. Granted, there are more than 500 channels… in fact it seems like there are infinite channels, certainly more information than any one human could consume in a lifetime. I read somewhere that every nanosecond, 5 billion people are uploading 100 million gigablocks of video content to YouTube. Soon, the vids will become self-aware, and hunt you down in an underground labyrinth, and will broadcast it on YouTube for all to cheer and place money on. However, if the sexy lady can use the card catalog sorting system, she will find the Digital Video Diskette that proves your innocence. However, you’ll need to jack into the satellite transponder. On the plus side, there’s a 14-pound pomeranian snoring loudly on the couch adjacent to me right now (I can hear him through my ear buds), so I can’t complain. #WhyAmIAwake

Guided By Voices – “Paper Girl” (1989)

Oh man, what a hoot. When I was at the height of my Guided By Voices obsession in 2010, I recorded my own 4-track acoustic guitar song, obviously directly inspired by GBV. And in a similar fashion as GBV I wrote lyrics about nothing, including the refrain/title of the song, “Paper Girls“. Lo and behold, 4 years later, GBV beat me to the punch, 25 years ago. Theirs is great, but mine has more lyric fuck-ups and will never be released. Take that, Bob!

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BONUS CONTENT: There is too much Guided By Voices music for any one person to ever hear, but it’s always nice to see a late career victory like this one. They put out three, maybe four full-lengths in 2012. And amidst the flurry Tobin can still pull out a gorgeous, shimmering Minnesota minivan ride like this one. Those are some private synaptic associations which you will need a higher account to access.