Daily Archives: October 13, 2011

Non Sequitur Thursday: Deadmau5

I took this past week off from work, because I felt that a little time off was well overdue.  Additionally, I wanted to piggyback the time off with something else already planned, which was pretty easy to do, because, months ago, I purchased tickets to one of the Deadmau5 shows in Boston.

If you don’t know who Deadmau5 is, perhaps this photo might help you:

So, briefly, I began listening to Deadmau5 a few years ago when his song, Not Exactly, played on one of my Pandora stations.  I’ve always kinda enjoyed electronic music (mainly Nine Inch Nailed), but my husband can be credited for really getting me into it.    When we started dating, I was totally into dancing and just losing myself in good music.  And, without a doubt, Deadmau5 is good and puts on an excellent show.

So, it should go without saying, that the show (which took place last night at House of Blues) was amazing!  I did feel really old seeing 16 year-olds in the crowd — though, let’s be honest, seeing a 21 year-old makes me feel a little old these days — but I mentally prepared myself for that going in and enjoyed myself from beginning (7:00) to end (12:00).  None of the performers disappointed and each act successfully raised the energy until the room seemed ready to explode as Deadmau5 took the stage.

I was even able to buy a ridiculous t-shirt celebrating his cat, Professor Meowingtons PhD:

And, as you should know by now, I get really jazzed about cats.

One of my favorite songs (Strobe), which was also the song that he closed out with last night (this video displays the stage set-up from one of the previous tours):

Deadmau5 on Facebook (and lots more pictures of Meowingtons!)
Deadmau5 on Beatport.
Deadmau5 Channel on YouTube.

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Steps by Jerzy Kosinski

Title:  Steps
Author:  Jerzy Kosinski
Length:  148 pages
One of my favorites!

I read Steps by Jerzy Kosinki in one of my college courses and it immediately became one of my favorites.  I didn’t keep every single book and novel that I purchased for school, but this was, without a doubt, one of the books that I knew that I would keep.

This book features a series of vignettes (which I always, always love reading); each vignette is a little disturbing and, possibly, a little alienating.  The stories aren’t necessarily connected nor is the narrator necessarily the same, but it doesn’t matter, because the cohesion lies in the brutality of humanity and society.

I am forever grateful that Professor Puchalsky required that we not only read this book, but that we understand it, as well.

Buy Steps on Amazon.

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