A bunch of new photo galleries are up: New Wave City, Scarlett Fever, Information Society, Bohemian Carnival, Bawdy Island, and Monsters Are Waiting (who were great, by the way.)
I've written a thousand words in three different entries in the last few weeks which are represented here by the following: REDACTED
As you know, I'm not really a fan of the self-censorship, but the fight is draining out of me. This place is beating me down. Lately I find myself weighing "how much does it piss me off to feel like I can't talk about this" against "how much useless bullshit will I have to put up with if I do talk about this" and come up with "fuck it". It's the algebra of defeat, and results in you getting to read fascinating stories like, "wow, more photos."
I bet you can't count the number of people vain enough to think this update was about them too.
Hrm, I'm missing something with all this redacted business.
I think you need to take a leaf from the censorship department during occupied Japan after WWII - the first policy of the censorship department is to censor any discussion of the existence of the censorship department. (John Dower's Embracing Defeat is a great read with an excellent account of such things as well).
Shop as usual, and avoid panic buying.
The first rule of self-censorship is that you don't talk about self-censorship.
(It tortures the people who didn't read the stuff you redacted, and can't find it in a search engine cache.)
I don't think he posted items then took them down; I think he just didn't post those items at all. Am I mistaken?
Keep those redacted passages around. Someday, hopefully not too far in the future, perhaps they can be shown the light of day again...
Dammit! Denied your ranting!
You were right--your pictures really do make [redacted] look good!!
Also, that looks like a new routine by Twilight Vixen. Sad that I missed THAT.
is it really possible that you didn't take any non-band pictures at the show?
It really is!
Someone made an illustration of The Algebra of Defeat:
All the crap you were going through to get and keep the club going were the most interesting parts.