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liamkinnon.com

October 20, 2009

Well folks,

It has been fun here on wordpress.com, I liked it so much that I’m moving to wordpress.org and my brand new site liamkinnon.com.  I’m hoping that actually having my own website will inspire me to actually start writing again.  Anyway, I’m not going to expend much more energy on these old quarters.  Let’s move!

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Spielberg and little Green Men.

May 9, 2009

I finally saw the latest Indiana Jones movie. I don’t think it was that bad, but that tends to happen when I’ve been told a movie is awful. All I have to say is (spoiler alert):

Aliens? Again, Spielberg? There are other ways to finish a movie.

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In between

May 2, 2009

I sit here in between.
In between where I was and where I’m going with a hard, barely carpeted floor beneath me.
In between where we were friends and where we will be memories.
I can stand the distance, growing apart, with miles and years between just before now and wherever I go.
Just don’t forget me, ok?

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Hello May, Hello Toronto.

May 1, 2009

Wow,
I haven’t often used this as a forum for personal stories, and I don’t really intend to start, but holy crap, what a week.

I almost broke down yesterday trying to pack a room I thought was maybe eight or nine boxes into what turned out to be twenty or so. And then figuring out how to ship them home. I spent today in Halifax being a tourist, sleeping on the floor of a stranger who turned out to be awesome, and eating a gigantic never ending lunch at an amazing little restaurant called… shoot, the name escapes me right now.

Now I’m moving home permanently. I have not been home without knowing when I’m leaving again in three years. It is quite strange, but kind of exciting. I look forward to spending time with people too long neglected. I also can’t wait to make music with my siblings. But there are a lot of people in this eastern part of Canada that I will sorely miss.

I guess this is it. We’ll be back to normal in a few days.

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Our collective vapidity

April 23, 2009

John Doyle has a surprisingly cynical take on the Susan Boyle phenomenon.  I have to be honest and say I have yet to see the clip but Doyle’s point digs deeper. 

 We think we root for the underdog, but we don’t really. We are a superficial, catty and vapid culture. We aren’t interested in authenticity. We mainly watch TV shows featuring people we’d like to date, touch and have sex with.

To a large extent I believe he’s right.  And like Neil Postman says in Amusing Ourselves to Death this is the ultimate function of television.  It was never going to be that deep, we’ve only reached new heights of superficiality.

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Away too long, but back soon.

April 22, 2009

Tonight this lovely period of every year, which I refer to as Paper Hell, will draw to a close. I am nearing completion on my last two papers, and I write my last exam tomorrow. Following this I will launch my first (real) series here. See you soon.

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Study Break #3

April 14, 2009

Alright, I’m busy learning about the Middle Ages.  You can see how successful that is from my recent twitter comment about it.  I decided to check out John Mayer’s site where he is somewhat regularly posting about his recording process.  This is kind of fun to watch.  His latest video post demonstrates taking three classic songs and creating something entirely new.  It falls somewhere in the gray area between brutal and brilliant.  

In other news I’m happy to see he’s playing a telecaster, even if it is a really screwed up one.