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Lamp, Thursday, 18 August 2011 03:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

Lamp you seem to know literature pretty well! What's yr take on the naturalists from the early 20th/late 19th c.?

pathos of the unwarranted encore (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, 18 August 2011 03:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

thats one of my many blindspots although ive read some zola and dreiser. i suppose i like the idea of naturalism particularly in how important a sense of place seems to be to those dudes and also the idea of using fiction to sort of lay bare the 'social forces' that they perceived to be at work in their world. but in practice i often find my attention wandering a bit when im reading them. i recall w/ some chagrin a conversation where i claimed that 'the wire' was much more zola than dickens & i can kinda see what i like about my idea of the naturalists working 'better' for me in serial television

Lamp, Thursday, 18 August 2011 04:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

dear lamp,

who are some of your favorite contemporary poets? looking for recs tbh

sincerely,
markers

markers, Thursday, 18 August 2011 05:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

Dear Lamp, can I buy one or some of your cassettes?

Cass McCars (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 18 August 2011 05:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

lamp,

How did you find this forum? What got you posting here? What keeps you posting here? What is the future of physical books?

uh oh

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 18 August 2011 05:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

naturalism owns, at least in the lit world (dubious at best as some sociological theory). check out frank norris if you are so inclined

buzza, Thursday, 18 August 2011 05:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

YES!

markers, Thursday, 18 August 2011 05:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

i've read the octopus and mcteague

markers, Thursday, 18 August 2011 05:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

vandover and the brute is so crazy, you won't be disappointed

buzza, Thursday, 18 August 2011 05:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

oh man markers thats totally not my field the most contemporary poet whose work id consider myself 'up on' is like marianne moore

stevie - the first two cassettes we did sold out and there are no real plans to rerelease them. tbh im not like superproud of them so they arent on the internet or anything atm i guess that might change. im working on something new now but id really like it to be a lot better before it gets released

tbh the only music stuff ive done since the winter is some djing and couple of mixes...

uh oh im having a fantasy. i found ilm via google searching for 'vampire weekend criticism' and registered to argue some point but i came back to look at it cuz ilm founder t0m ew1ng and i used to work for the same giant advertising/pr/market research conglomerate and he wrote a long article about this place that we got emailed at work then i found out that dom was running an email ballot poll about videogames that seemed like fun. i still post because i moved around a lot of over the last couple of years and dont have that many friends here and my bf works nights and i guess it makes me feel less lonely

Lamp, Thursday, 18 August 2011 05:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

xpost used to own the library of america volume, don't currently, still need to read vandover, the pit, etc.

markers, Thursday, 18 August 2011 05:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

i mean lycanthropy + naturalism, how can you go wrong?

buzza, Thursday, 18 August 2011 05:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

dear lamp,

how do you find the time for all of your hobbies?

iatee, Thursday, 18 August 2011 05:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

i feel like physical future of books is mostly as 'design objects' and that the idea of using screens to interact w/ text will become too ingrained for books to live much of a life as 'things to actually read'. also kinda feel like 'owning books' will be more and more a class marker

Lamp, Thursday, 18 August 2011 05:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

ilm founder t0m ew1ng and i used to work for the same giant advertising/pr/market research conglomerate and he wrote a long article about this place that we got emailed at work

― Lamp, Wednesday, August 17, 2011 10:33 PM (7 minutes ago) Bookmark

do you still have this

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 18 August 2011 05:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

how do you find the time for all of your hobbies?

i feel like mostly by never giving my full attention to any one thing :/ also i probably dont spend as many hours on work as i should nor do i have kids or a particularly demanding relationship which is the stuff that seems to fill most ppls days

also not to be too lame but i am really organized/efficient person for the most part

do you still have this

no i quit that job in 2009 it wasnt really that interesting tbh

Lamp, Thursday, 18 August 2011 05:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

lamp/uh oh: this it? http://www.scribd.com/doc/21797466/Confessions-Of-A-Moderator

markers, Thursday, 18 August 2011 05:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

hope it's ok i posted the link here, if not we'll nuke it

markers, Thursday, 18 August 2011 05:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

WHAT THE FUCK HAVE YOU DONE

back in a .gif ;) (flopson), Thursday, 18 August 2011 05:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

well, they mention the company name in the document -- lamp, if you want me to have the link removed let me know

markers, Thursday, 18 August 2011 05:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

it doesnt matter to me i dont work there anymore and ew1ng works for a different subsidiary than i did as well

Lamp, Thursday, 18 August 2011 05:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

k

markers, Thursday, 18 August 2011 06:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

ilm founder t0m ew1ng and i used to work for the same giant advertising/pr/market research conglomerate

mind blown

thomp, Thursday, 18 August 2011 06:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

hi lamp, what cities have you lived in?

just sayin, Thursday, 18 August 2011 12:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

dear lamp,

a friend of mine is developing curriculum for a new class he gets to teach to aspiring game designers about game history. Do you know of any good books/writing on the subject?

sarahel, Sunday, 28 August 2011 01:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

hi lamp, what cities have you lived in?

like major cities? sf, toronto (twice) and nyc.

Do you know of any good books/writing on the subject?

steve poole's 'trigger happy' is p good and is available for free online but its more about 'game design' than gaming's history. i cant think of a really good book that tries to tackle the history of the industry but i liked 'masters of doom' (which read on an ilg recommendation im p sure) quite a lot.

really i think the best bet is magazine articles - theres been lots of good long pieces over the years from the recent nyer piece on miyamoto to the wired (?) piece on microsoft.

Lamp, Sunday, 28 August 2011 16:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

i found ilm via google searching for 'vampire weekend criticism'

― Lamp, Thursday, August 18, 2011 1:33 AM (1 week ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

loll

ice cr?m, Sunday, 28 August 2011 16:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

http://www.getlamp.com/

bamcquern, Friday, 23 September 2011 19:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
two years pass...

do u care for raster noton

serene manish (nakhchivan), Tuesday, 26 May 2015 15:53 (three years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

can I have a job at buzzlamp?

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iatee, Wednesday, 30 September 2015 16:08 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

do u like this tweet

https://twitter.com/1000timesyes/status/669549706838691840

bricc baby hitlo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 25 November 2015 18:13 (three years ago) Permalink

lol yes

LEGIT (Lamp), Wednesday, 25 November 2015 18:15 (three years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Lamp, shld I see Ensemble Economique w/Purple Pilgrims or Dan Melchior w/Kraus live this Sat?

etc, Wednesday, 10 February 2016 20:15 (three years ago) Permalink

dan melchior i think

$ (Lamp), Wednesday, 10 February 2016 20:58 (three years ago) Permalink

used to love this dan melchior und das menace track http://www.indyweek.com/mp3s/stream/dan/no.mp3

flopson, Wednesday, 10 February 2016 21:10 (three years ago) Permalink

lamp what kind of haircut should I get?

police patrol felt the smell of smoke and found that goat burns (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 10 February 2016 21:34 (three years ago) Permalink

something trim but tousled? like late 90s model hair where its artfully messy w/o being at all threatening or 'weird'

$ (Lamp), Wednesday, 10 February 2016 21:42 (three years ago) Permalink

that's kind of what i'm thinking! My plan was an undercut w/ no fade, like a very abrupt line, with 1-2" hair on top kind of like a Caesar but slicked forward and kinda messy

police patrol felt the smell of smoke and found that goat burns (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 10 February 2016 22:03 (three years ago) Permalink

with what frequency do you find yourself cold-lampin'?

Comprehensive Nuclear Suggest-Ban Treaty (benbbag), Thursday, 11 February 2016 02:24 (three years ago) Permalink


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