Photographs. Anecdotes. And observations on Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Goth's Best Bass lines.

I'll have to admit, I'm a sucker for embarrassingly over-dramatic goth rock. I've always loved the creepy vibe, the attention to absurd post-punk leather attire, and wearing sunglasses at night. But put plain and simple, I'm a sucker for driving bass riffs...

Here are six of my top pics that, for me, epitomize what I love about this ridiculous sub-culture. Close your eyes, give em a listen, and enjoy.


The Sisters of Mercy: Marian.

The Cure: The Figurehead.

Christian Death: Church of No Return.

Fields of the Nephilim: Love Under Will.

Dead Can Dance: The Trial.

Souxsie and the Banshees: Arabian Nights.

Eat, sleep, ride, repeat.

"Cycling is an excruciated sport--a rider's power is only as great as his capacity to endure pain--and it is often remarked that the best cyclists experience their physical agonies as a relief from private torments. The bike gives suffering a purpose."

Excerpt from "Climbers" by Philip Gourevitch.


After reading this, I kind of wonder if this plays into my personal obsession with riding bikes? It's been 21 years--starting out as a relief against boredom. Now, it's an act I have (some will argue "want") to partake in to calm life's general malaise.

Above is a photo by Scott Ehlert of me and some friends' pedaling: a simple act to soothe endless complications.


Thursday, July 21, 2011

A public announcement to hit all demographics.

If you're heading off to war, a convicted felon, a child of overly competitive parents, a fan of Leave it to Beaver's daily affirmations, or one who would rather take the advice of hippies ("just be nice:" posthumous sticker addition), this little league signage on the back of a dug out might suit you.

-MC (Photo taken on a bike ride). July, 2011.