Wednesday, May 03, 2006


This guy in the freshmen dorms used to go home every weekend. Lots of people do. He was one of those guys that would reset his alarm every morning after waking up. Probably not the worst habit to be in, but it never occured to him that he shouldn't reset the alarm on Fridays. He was just waking up. Who's thinking about other people when they're just waking up?

At least one of the girls downstairs just changed her schedule and is now getting up at 6:30 in the morning. She keeps her alarm clock on her windowsill. With the window open. I like to sleep with the window open myself, especially when it's relatively nice out. Both of us sleep with our heads near the window (at least I think she does). She must be an even heavier sleeper than I am, because she's got an industrial-strength, four-speaker, air-raid alarm clock. If I were her, I wouldn't want to be around when that thing went off either.

So, this morning I woke up two hours early to find out that she must never have come home last night. She didn't come home within the next two hours either. I tried shutting my windows. It helped lessen the volume to about the same as my alarm clock. I tried figuring out if I could fall asleep again and still wake up when my alarm went off. It didn't matter, because I wasn't falling asleep.


I'm still awake. I should be awake anyway, as I'm at work, but I should have also slept for six hours instead of 4. I like six hours of sleep. It doesn't seem as wasteful as 8, but it's a million times more refreshing than fucking FOUR.

I thought about scanning the two panels I inked last night, but my scanner isn't the quietest thing in the world and it seemed hypocritical to be running it while complaining about the neighbors.

Thought about listening to the new Tool — but mutterfucking TOOL is TOO GOOD to make their album(s) available for download on iTunes! That's right. They're not too good for FREE downloads off the filesharing sites, they're too good for SELLING THE FUCKING THING. They join Metallica, Garth Brooks and fucking RADIOHEAD in their perverse existential terror of the the present. Thanks, guys. Maybe all these bands can tour together in the nationwide "OUR ASSHOLES ARE THIS TIGHT, AMERICAZ TOUR." Everyone likes tight assholes.

The Analord album isn't on iTunes either, but at least some of Aphex Twin's backlist is. Now I have to buy the cds if I want to listen to music by groups NO LONGER IN THEIR PRIME. In addition to going out of my way to buy music that isn't supposed to be all that great, instead of letting my computer do all the work, I'm also stuck with a bunch of physical objects I have no use for and will only be added to a landfill coming to a town near you.

Fucknutz. Did Steve Jobs shoot a pony or something?


You'd be cranky too. Speaking of bands that take stands for no reason other than to inconveience fans, Pearl Jam's new album... Pearl Jam IS available on iTunes. "It's their best album since Vitology," goes the buzz. I heard "World Wide Suicide" (ugh) on the radio and Saturday Night Live. It's pure genious. Here are the lyrics that accompany fairly standard-sounding 'rock':


Previewing the album, it sounds like their best album since Yield or maybe the one after that. There's no deep throat action, no boombast, no epicure, no rolling rhythm thunder and I think they actually remade "Spin the Black Circle" and called it "Comatose." HA! Take THAT, "Spin the Black Circle"-haters!

Will no one save the musics?


Blogger Marcos Perez said...

i heard that alarm this morning. i though you had drunk yourself unconscios first. then realized it was coming from downstairs.

i forgot to give u money last night. according to my bank account i can give u the majority of the cash this week, but may have to hold on till next week (i get paid friday) to finish balancing out hotels and such. i still owe u one half of a night.

12:43 PM  
Blogger Justin J. Fox said...

About $50 for room. Also, I think PSE&G got paid. Also, Netflix.

I thought it was my alarm too. That's how loud it was. I think I can get at the clock next time it happens. I figured it out Tom Cruise style. I'm demanding anal in repayment .

12:55 PM  
Blogger Marcos Perez said...

and i owe you 5 dollars from hanleys.

they ordered 6 but claimed you only sent 5. so they docked you a buck.

1:09 PM  
Blogger Justin J. Fox said...

5 of what? All the books? It's possible I short filled them. Who knows?

1:59 PM  
Blogger Marcos Perez said...

5 of 5!

tony's order says six.

also alarm explains y there havent been so many ragers down there lately.

of course they still find a way to get you

2:44 PM  
Blogger Justin J. Fox said...

No one should expect good math from me! I'll believe them and say I'm the stupids. Maybe I send two more over to apologize...?

3:21 PM  
Blogger Justin J. Fox said...

I don't mind the ragers as much. I'm sure we're loud when we're loud.

Although Saturday, Not Forehead and her band were doing the ultimate Pearl Jam singalong. It's the sound of people enjoying themselves that bothers you, isn't it.

3:25 PM  
Blogger Justin J. Fox said...

STILL, there should be anal reciprocation. Either way!

3:26 PM  
Blogger Marcos Perez said...

what happened to my post?

i need my king mag back it was on loan.

4:44 PM  
Blogger Justin J. Fox said...

I don't know what happened to it.

Your King mag. Yessss... I might have it. I actually didn't read it. Evelyn did. Now I have to think like her and figure out where she put it.

4:51 PM  
Blogger Marcos Perez said...

it is the sound that annoys me! whether there having fun or bowling for vacuum cleaners upstairs.

and often times they do this at hours that, like yourself, i wouldnt think of making the same amount of noise out of politeness.

but whatever, im a light sleeper and prone to being irritable and have made the decision to be more misanthropic towards neighbors in general. they can massage my balls.

4:51 PM  
Blogger Marcos Perez said...

she better not have recycled it. i left it out for you to read!

4:54 PM  

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