about enforced indifference   --   it's obdurately undanceable -D Fitch@
+----------------------------=  =----------------------------=--
 URL: apathy.pitas.com/   |        |   A P A T H Y : "This site smells."
+----------------------------=  =----------------------------=--
 weblogs < 5 random list 5 >  __  links | portal | contact | old | what?
 

+-------------------[Silver tongues ring false - 05/21/2000]-=--
                                                             |
 Follow  along with the up  and coming  literary master, or  |
 something:  Stefan  "Insane"  Hamilton  and  his minimal /  |
 dissociative / absurd poetry.                               |
                                                             |
 Noticed his stuff first in Dru Jay's Subtext zine.          |
 Excerpt:                                                    |
                                                             |  this poem
 A castle                                                    |  is my
 sand                                                        |  harness to
 standing in the dust expanse                                |  reality and
 of helion dreaming fish                                     |  fill in
 out of water                                                |  the _____
 ...                                                         |
                                                             |
 Subtext 1 [PDF] for more.                                   |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/-------[Augh, I can't see!]-=--
                                                             |
 UR Gear - That's a funny thing to stick on yr head.         |  it's
                                                             |  sucking my
 But  on the other hand, even though I was a  bit scared of  |  brain out!
 T's Revelators,  might  get  a pair.   They're  3D glasses  |
 [that can  fit  over  my normal rims], with  LCD  shutters  |
 flickering  back and forth as  you look  at the  monitor.   |
 This  would have to be the perfect companion to my Big-Ass  |  BAM!
 Monitor.  [technical term]                                  |
                                                             |
 The game  I  want it  for most would likely be  Thief, the  |  otoh,
 Dark Project  in  which  one sneaks  about  attempting  to  |  descent
 relieve  the rich of their  prized  possessions.  Surround  |  would
 sound,  3D    glasses;  all  we  need  now   is  the  Soul  |  sicken
 Encapsulator.                                               |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+-------------------------[Washing and polishing the digits]-=--
                                                             |
 Spent some  time  staring at  shiny over-design things and  |  dizzy dips
 s00pr-cool abstract reflect-y majobbers done in Bryce.      |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/-[Okay, alright, uhh, meta]-=--
                                                             |
 Kaepita says:                                               |  o v e r i n
 "i thought that dumb monkey had a weird pita.  then i came  |  s e c u r
 across this pita"                                           |  e m e ?
                                                             |
 I beg to  differ!  Dumb Monkey is a  much wackier, crazier  |
 pita than this  boring chunk of  confusion.  Example:  The  |
 monkies  enjoy  professional  sports!   [gasps  from   the  |
 gallery]                                                    |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/---------------------[MOTD]-=--
                                                             |
 "I was  made with a silver tongue / makes the  truth  come  |  feel it
 all undone  / "A" you're little, but  still you're grand /  |
 but you're making me feel like a two inch man."             |
                                 - Hugh, "Little A"          |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/----------------------------=--



+------------------------[Jumping bypass beans - 05/20/2000]-=--
                                                             |
 Muchos graias, Judith o' the Calamondin: this is cool.     |
                                                             |
 Tune in to  WNYC's New Sounds programme  tonight (Saturday  |
 the 20th) at 11pm EST for various electronic and otherwise  |
 interpreted  arrangements  of  Bach.  Give  Windows  Media  |
 Player a try, WNYC comes in incredibly clear over my DSL.   |
                                                             |
 Plus,  there  is  quite   an  archive  available  of  past  |
 programmes.  Unfortunately, these  are not  nearly as high  |
 in  quality,  at  only   16   Kbps.    Still,  recommended  |
 listening:  4/9, 4/11, 5/9, 5/15                            |
                                                             |
 Ahh heck, I'm going to be digging through as much of it as  |
 possible  before  getting   sick  of   RealAudio.   And  I  |
 certainly  plan  on  tuning  in  nightly  to  see  if this  |
 genre-hopping show crosses more fascinating territory.      |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/-------[Grossly disgusting]-=--
                                                             |
 Thanks  Captain Bovine and  The  Brain, Stinkymeat made my  |
 day.  Go further on a strong stomach.                       |
                                                             |
 Day 11 is my favorite, for the neighbour excuses.  Can you  |
 believe he had the guts to  do this experiment, not on his  |
 own land, but on someone else's?                            |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/---------------------[MOTD]-=--
                                                             |
 "I think the  best thing we  can do is talk about what  we  |
 think, about what we consider to be the politics of making  |
 music."                                                     |
                 - Efrim from GYBE, this interview           |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/----------------------------=--



+--------[Knowing bases like an alcoholic haze - 05/18/2000]-=--
                                                             |
 Any returns from the transmogrified tricklethrough?         |
                                                             |
 Hello, and happy Friday  if you are reading these words on  |
 Friday.  Two important things happening:                    |
                                                             |
 1. Vacationing over Memorial Day.   I would love to have a  |  NOW HIRING
 guest logger who  does not  normally do such  things  take  |
 over  for  a week or so, starting this  next Thursday.  It  |
 won't get  you  any fame or  notoriety, but it'll be fun.   |
 Interested?  Mail me.                                       |
                                                             |
 2. Sigur Rs Live in RealMedia!  If you are feeling at all  |  give it
 adventurous, please do yrself a favor  and enjoy this.  If  |  time
 loving this makes me a wimp, a wimp am I.                   |
                                                             |
                             /--/--------------[Limp onward]-=--
                                                             |
 Now  then,  brace  yourself;  don't  be   afraid  to  skip  |
 sections, there's a  ton  of  interesting things  today, I  |
 think.  Maybe not.                                          |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+---------------------------[For more musical entertainment]-=--
                                                             |
 The Downbeat.org - downtempo music information              |
                                                             |
 "Our goal is to change your mindset on music."              |
                                                             |
 Audio  section  tis good for afternoon chillin'.  Normally  |
 don't listen to much of this [can't  stand typical drum n'  |
 bass], but it seems a decent change of pace for my toes.    |
                                                             |
                             /--/-----[Wait, this is better]-=--
                                                             |
 Squidfactory Radio is running  5 swell Shoutcast  streams,  |  a reflog
 including a  downtempo  one.  I recommend the  indie  rock  |  find
 though.  Really like the fact  that the Squid streams tell  |
 you the  actual  song  title.  No silly  browser pane like  |
 Live365.                                                    |
                                                             |
 Sacrilege note: I do not like Stereolab.                    |  i r dumb
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/------[Partisan completion]-=--
                                                             |
 Clint  "Faeaaani" Mitchell dropped in due to his EQ  world  |  encrusted
 being  broken  and found  me  a  partisan picture  or two:  |  with
 Polearm Conservation -- very interesting page itself.       |  knowledge
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/-----[He played with Miles]-=--
                                                             |
 John McLaughlin - Spheres of Influence                      |  fusion
                                                             |  fears
 John  Sez: "So, I believe  absolutely  and  implicitly  in  |
 music. I'm thrilled and very hopeful about its future."     |
                                                             |
 Suffer under the MAHAMIDI files!                            |  BWAHAHA
                                                             |
                                                             |
+-------------------------[It is a good day... for science!]-=--
                                                             |
 The Einstein  reading  is  on hold  for  a  bit,  but  The  |  GO HERE
 Dummies' Guide  to Special  Relativity [popups] looks like  |  REALLY
 an excellent primer.   Thanks Dr. Berk and Please Pass the  |
 Science -- The Cardhouse rocks j00!                         |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+------------------------[Ripped from the headlines, or not]-=--
                                                             |
 Bookmark dump!  WHOOOOOSH                                   |
                                                             |
                                                             |
 Stolen from B-Tron:                                         |
 Bus Shelters of the Ukraine - OH WheooaoOAIOW!              |
 [sounds of frantic image downloading erupt]                 |
                                                             |
                                                             |
 Take Our Word For It - etymology zine                       |
 I endorse this site even though it tastes smarmy!           |
                                                             |
                                                             |
 It'd be rough finding a site less funny than Comedy.com.    |  bleh
                                                             |
                                                             |
 Genochoice: Scary beyond description.                       |  kuro5hin
                                                             |
                                                             |
 For much later: Neil Young Tab Page                         |
 More for chords than tab.  I'm slow deciphering them.       |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/-----------------[Unlinked]-=--
                                                             |
 Reminder to  self: Cappuccino makes you sick and flighty.   |
 Stop buying it.                                             |
                                                             |
 I made up  a [bad/stupid/surreal]  joke  while  under  the  |
 influence of caffeine:                                      |
                                                             |
 "So, the cappuccino walks  into  a  bar, right...  and the  |
 bartender  is  a  cow.   The  cow  says,  'What'll  it  be  |
 pardner?'  and  the cappuccino  sneers  real snotty-like.   |
 'Gimme a glass of milk.'  And the cow goes, 'At least I've  |
 got the stomachs for it.'  HAW HAW HAW!"                    |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/---------------------[MOTD]-=--
                                                             |
 "Consider yourself                                          |  love those
  The punchline in my new gag.                . '            |  marxist
  Thank you very much!            .-- ,=#]. ' . '            |  punks
  You've given all of us         ' .-  ||   ' . '            |
  A fantastic laugh."                  ||       '            |
                      - Boy Sets Fire, ''                    |
                        "Twelve Step Hammer Program"         |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/----------------------------=--



+----------------------------/--/-[about:blink - 05/18/2000]-=--
                                                             |
 Swiftly, a comics day!                                      |
                                                             |
 Took  a  break  from GR  and  finally  got to  read  Scott  |  because
 McCloud's Understanding Comics through in one sitting.  It  |
 was a blast and a half.                                     |
                                                             |
 For some truly amazing  comic art, visit Deus Ex Machina.   |  the look,
 Yes,  there  are  robots;  the main  emphasis seems  to be  |  the feel
 sucking me into it, permanently.                            |
                                                             |
 Find more top-notch online comics at Scott's top 10 links.  |
                                                             |
                             /--/----------------------[DIY]-=--
                                                             |
 Ampersand's  How-to  Guide to Comics  looks  like  a  good  |  bookmark'd
 starting point from ground zero on up.                      |
                                                             |
 Gene Fama's Process  includes a  great section on coloring  |  is color
 using Photoshop.   More like that  at the Ampersand site.   |  the next
 Also see Comic Colors.com.                                  |  step?
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/------[Fitch comics update]-=--
                                                             |
 It's the return of Kentucky, the plank with a glue-on eye.  |  original
 A question of creation and self, or just word-play.         |  content
                                                             |
 Let me know if I'm wasting my time.                         |  gasp
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/----------------------------=--
                                                             |
 "...Into the FIFTH  DIMENSION!   Into a world beyond human  |
 comprehension!  Into a world where TIME HAS NO MEANING!"    |
                                                             |
        - Bill Watterson in Calvin and Hobbes                |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/----------------------------=--



+------[Broken spine and my mother needs a hug - 05/16/2000]-=--
                                                             |
 Managed to lose track of a bunch of things,  but  will dig  |
 cache and rescue the  lost; later.  Now, things  on top of  |
 the non-communal Fitch-brain.                               |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/------[Classical potboiler]-=--
                                                             |
 Still obsessed with the  Mahler  #1.  Just amazing the way  |  this
 he  managed to  appropriate  classics, shove  them  into a  |  symphony
 nasty corroded  pot  with  his  harmonies, and  pull out a  |  causes me
 wondrous work of art that moves.                            |  to live
                                                             |
 One.  A review.                                             |
 Two.  Downloadable music, see it all on the main index.     |
 Three.  An analysis.                                        |
                                                             |
 Actually, two  needs more of  a push than the other simple  |  way cool
 links.  It's from The  Classical  Music Pages,  part  of a  |
 student  conductor's  project to  enlighten the universe.   |
 While by  no means comprehensive,  the  main epochs should  |
 give  you a  few  you haven't heard to explore.  Short mp3  |
 excerpts available on many of the pieces.                   |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/--------------------[Jerks]-=--
                                                             |
 Slashdot quickied the dog, but termed the pictures inane.   |  distinct
 I am  proud to say I heard about this somewhere else, as I  |  lack
 am fully weaned.  Was  going  to make more snide  comments  |
 about this,  but  Sam  graced me  with  a  chat so  I will  |
 restrain.  The drawings are not inane.  Sam is a nice guy.  |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/--[More glacial heartbeats]-=--
                                                             |
 Shifting  back and  forth between  Mahler and more  recent  |  swells of
 orchestral   pastiche   works  like  GYBE  and  the  other  |  sound push
 Constellation ilk.  Now the shoegazing beauty of Sigur Rs  |  me down
 fits  right  in;  Jos the  singer bows  his  guitar, which  |
 accounts for some of the sliding grace.   Plus, the Almost  |
 Cool Music Revue points out an EP coming to the US!         |
                                                             |
 Since I came in on  shoegazing from  all the wrong angles,  |
 the Slowdive link sounds like something I need to hear.     |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/---------------------[MOTD]-=--
                                                             |
 Aftur me gaddavir sem rifur upp gamalt gri sr          |  brought to
 Er orinn rygu sl rafmagni bi                         |  tears
 Mig langar a skera og rista sjlfan mig  hol              |  singing
 En ori a ekki frekar slekk g  mr                      |  along with
                                                             |  an unknown
 Aleinn  n...                                              |  language
                 - Sigur Rs - N Batter                    |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/----------------------------=--




+----------------------["The landlord is dead" - 05/16/2000]-=--
                                                             |
 Toadex of the ever obscure Dagmar Chili  sent some of  the  |  "click here
 completed panels for his comic entry in the contest.  They  |  for
 follow in the wake of the comic obsession of late.          |  laughs"
                                                             |  gets me
 one, two, three - I love a tree.                            |  every time
                                                             |
                                                             |
+---------------------------[Repurposed links self-populate]-=--
                                                             |
 Didja know that Pete at Browse-0-Tronic found the magnific  |  meaning to
 Theory  of  Everything  way  before  that Gorjuss dude?  I  |  post the
 recommend both as sources  for  interesting  bits, and the  |  theory link
 ToE certainly qualifies as a brain-kick.                    |  for a week
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/--------[Threatening words]-=--
                                                             |
 asdf.com [and their funny email story ...]                  |
 asfd.com has furniture                                      |
                                                             |
 deepleap.com deapleap.com deapleep.com deepleep.com         |
                                                             |
 Did  anyone else  think Mafia cement  shoes the first time  |
 they saw  Deap  Leap?  That's probably  just me.   [Aside:  |
 While it looks very handy for  those of us who browse from  |
 diverse  machines,  it's  fairly useless  in IE since  the  |
 Reload button does not function.  Netscape crashes as soon  |
 as I visit a page with it, so I wait.]                      |
                                                             |
                             /--/-----------[The real thing]-=--
                                                             |
 From the subversion box: Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey       |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------[Speaking of which... sUbVeRt!]-=--
                                                             |
 Reminder to self: Stop....                                  |
     reading Apathy!  Hahahahaha                             |
     poking self with pointy things                          |
     fertilizing the lawn with motor oil                     |
     Signs Kill People                                       |
     eating babies                                           |
                                                             |
 guacamole  has self-defense  mechanisms; it  is  green and  |
 slimy.  this  should  tell us not  to  eat the guacamole.   |
 perhaps it has some more evolving to do.                    |
 i'm confused                                                |
                                                             |
 What does this do?                                          |
                                                             |
 why are you doing this?                                     |
                                                             |
 Reminder to self: Stop entering in personal information on  |
 website registration forms. Thanks, David  Harris 342 Wake  |
 Harvest  Lawn  of   the  Maries   St.   #42   365.871.4589  |
 ss#234-98-8906 dl#ca b45321456                              |
                                                             |
 Poof! I'm a flower!                                         |
                                                             |
 YOU never did the KENOSHA, kid                              |
                                                             |
                             /--/---------------[Commentary]-=--
                                                             |
 I hope that wasn't your real SSN, David Harris.  Perhaps I  |  going meta
 will  give you a call later  to-day and  ask  if I  should  |  on your
 censor it.  It'd be truly hilarious if someone else posted  |  dali
 it for you.  Or maybe not.                                  |
                                                             |
 That Kenosha Kid segment in  Gravity's  Rainbow.  Oh man.   |  you have?
 You have no idea; the language could not twist like that.   |  no idea!
                                                             |
 For your confusion:  I have no idea  why anyone reads this  |  sorry
 page.  You might just want to go somewhere else.            |
                                                             |
 Thanks for participating, there are many more fun  entries  |  if baffled
 that  are too  long  to  quote  fully here.   I  am always  |
 learning.                                                   |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/---------------------[MOTD]-=--
                                                             |
 Shut the hell up about the                                  |
      "Everyone Is Cool Revolution" already.                 |
            - Mark "Western Homes" Donahue                   |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/----------------------------=--



+--------------[Eating only carrots and apples - 05/15/2000]-=--
                                                             |
 A long weekend of desertion.                                |
                                                             |
 The Sigur Rs "single" N Batter is 24 minutes of bliss.   |  thanks be
 UK people will have an easier time finding it on Fat Cat.   |  to digraphs
                                                             |
 They do have  excerpted sounds available, but I still hate  |  get this
 RealAudio.  Luckily, a lone mp3 peeks out from the  bottom  |  mp3
 of the page.                                                |
                                                             |
 Might have to go to the Bad Taste source.                   |
                                                             |
                         [Look over there, it's Don Knotts!]-=--
                                                             |
 Audio-bot!                                                  |
                                                             |
 Collaborative, metababy-style band information site.        |  everyone
                                                             |  jump into
 I was  going to do  something like this a year ago.  Never  |  the pool at
 did.  Didn't think of including a mp3 file center though.   |  the same
 This  is rad.   Is it supposed to be Northwest-centric?  I  |  time
 have no idea.                                               |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/--------------[More comics]-=--
                                                             |
 No progress  drawing, but I  found some more comics in the  |
 current vein.  Both of these today are from  local Madison  |
 students who I  do not  know.  I will  list my  picks  for  |
 each.                                                       |
                                                             |
                             /--/--------[Semi-non-sequitur]-=--
                                                             |
 Charlie  Monkey  [popups/etc]  is  a  disjointed  take  on  |  the formula
 Charlie  the   Sock  Monkey,  his  robot  pal,  and  other  |  for
 unrelated subplots.                                         |  confusion
                                                             |
 An exposition about Telemarketers                           |
                                                             |
 Dry Hands und die Polka Haus are both hilarious             |
                                                             |
 The stroke of ungenius: In Three-Dee                        |
                                                             |
                             /--/-------[Slacker art sphere]-=--
                                                             |
 White Bread and Toast is  a  more rigid strip which relies  |  a weak
 on the  same  basic layout of the  two main characters and  |  kneed
 clever dialogue twists.                                     |  analogy
                                                             |
 Time  Travel #1 More Time Travel #2 Heaven Attention  Span  |
 Something New Halloween  #5 Pants Million  Dollar  Idea My  |
 Pet Robot Culture                                           |
                                                             |
 The Auf Deutsch! to German Translation one-two punch.       |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/-----------------[Wordplay]-=--
                                                             |
 partisan (also partizan)                                |  swerving
 n.                                                          |  past puns
                                                             |  to
 A weapon having a  blade with  lateral projections mounted  |  definition
 on the end of  a long shaft, used chiefly in the 16th  and  |
 17th centuries.                                             |
                                                             |
 ...                                                         |
                                                             |
 Current challenge: Find a picture of this configuration.    |
                                                             |
 Pictures of every weapon -- except the partisan.            |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/---------------------[Meta]-=--
                                                             |
 As expected, not much other than reading accomplished.      |  so
                                                             |  apologetic
 Last week held the fire  of  robots, dogs,  other  comics,  |
 drawings  of  robots,   chooks,  Tenacious  D,  and    the  |
 preliminary links for my reading of Gravity's Rainbow.      |
                                                             |
 I'll get to changing the subversion tomorrow, you guerilla  |
 freaks.  Make your own message of the day.                  |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/----------------------------=--




 
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+----------------------------/--/-------------[Older things]-=--
                                                             |
 This is the hand/drawn listing.  Full pita listing.         |
                                                             |
        comp conc: Computers and consciousness               |  /
  mp3 normalizing: Mess with mp3s                            |  /////
    silly queries: How not to find this page                 |  ///
      useless sky: Staring at old links                      |  /
 legos and robots: Designing electrical nonsense             |  /
     grid puzzles: Waste time with boxes + their brethren    |  /
       chip music: Listen to the sound of the FUUUUUTURE     |  /
    lewis carroll: Charles dodgson wrote some happy tales    |  /
     opinionation: How do you do, capitalism?  how do you?   |  ////////
     defunct rock: Eventually all things die                 |  //
      ascii games: To quote salon, @ - you are here          |  /
        voicemail: Automated telephone systems               |  /
    bach and tone: The endlessly rising canon of links       |  /
       eigenspace: Eigen wha?                                |  ///
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/----------------------------=--
 
 
+----------------------------/--/--------[Possible tangents]-=--
                                                             |
 Feel free to suggest or help out.                           |
                                                             |
   vinyl stuffing: the long playing past                     |
        WFMU hunt: scavenge a radio site                     |
   sound and fury: chanting and composing in mobs            |
          buddies: personal perception and the net           |
     team battles: the packet wars                           |
          demoart: art disks, ansi conversion, zoomscopes    |
  stupid cartoons: sg, c+c, r+s, brak                        |
          collage: photographic and non-digital              |
                                                             |
                             /--/------------[Side projects]-=--
                                                             |
     pita wrapper: perl posting app for pitas                |
          bad art: clean up old gallery                      |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/----------------------------=--


The link section has been disabled until I can come up with
something more interesting.  Please feel free to try
the portal if desperate for escape.

Also, the mp3 portion of my babbling is gone.  If you hunger
for music, please visit mt and let me know.


+----------------------------/--/---[Explanation in C minor]-=--
                                                             |
 This is the log of a faceless entity.  I wander around the  |
 web, and point out what are most likely completely useless  |
 things for  you to  visit.   If you know me  in real life,  |
 then you will probably hate this.  Where I have been, what  |
 I learned there, and  what I  plan  to  figure out in  the  |
 future.  Ahh, the healing power of links.                   |
                                                             |
 Technically this  is a "web log".  You  can find many more  |
 of these in the links section, but if none fit your tastes  |
 you can always follow the monkey and get an easily updated  |
 site with Pitas.                                            |
                                                             |
                             /--/---------------[Disclaimer]-=--
                                                             |
 There are no guarantees.  This site is not affiliated with  |
 anything else  I do.  If you have been linked or mentioned  |
 and  would like to be  removed,  just  let me know.   Stop  |
 looking at me like that.                                    |
                                                             |
                             /--/------------------[Contact]-=--
                                                             |
 D Fitch dgfitch@yahoo.com ICQ:363803 AOL:dguyfitch          |
                                                             |
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