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Live podcast show next month got cancelled due to scheduling conflicts, and Alkaline Trio got put on as the replacement for DGD with Coheed - a band who is quintessential early 00s pop-punk that I don't care for; so I listed my tickets for that show for sale too, and at worst I just show up really late to catch Coheed and skip both the openers.
 

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Read an article that early 00´s fashion, music and other things are trending among young people who were barely even alive during that time. Now I know how 80´s kids feel...
 

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Read an article that early 00´s fashion, music and other things are trending among young people who were barely even alive during that time. Now I know how 80´s kids feel...

Lifehack: Be a goth/scene/emo/egirl, then those things never stopped trending.

If there's one thing I've learned working in public schools as an adult it's that black nail polish is timeless.
 

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Lifehack: Be a goth/scene/emo/egirl, then those things never stopped trending.

If there's one thing I've learned working in public schools as an adult it's that black nail polish is timeless.

Seeing you're from Alaska maybe the goth wave of mid-00´s finally hit you. while the rest of the world already moved on, but god I wish it didn't. I was born like 2-3 years too late to enjoy the prime goth/emo movement. :lol:
 

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Seeing you're from Alaska maybe the goth wave of mid-00´s finally hit you. while the rest of the world already moved on, but god I wish it didn't. I was born like 2-3 years too late to enjoy the prime goth/emo movement. :lol:

That's entirely possible, we had goth kids when I was in HS 2001-2005, but they were more your 80s style trenchcoat goths, and scene kids only existed on the internet for me during that time. My dad thought I was gonna go all columbine when I came home with black nail polish one day. I still wear it and send him pics regularly :lol:

Also looking back we did have a fair number of juggalos, at least as many as goth kids. Interesting that phenomenon seemed to travel more quickly, I have a suspicion it's because of the rural, alcoholic, bumpkiny-snow-hillbilly vibes of my dear hometown.
 

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Here in the land of lumberjacks, I sort of missed the whole hipster fashion trend. It just seemed like the burly bearded men in flannels and suspenders suddenly started getting more tattoos and more piercings. :lol:

I don't think my generation's most mainstream trends are likely to come back in full force ever. Maybe just the baggy clothing part. Hopefully not the hair. Who knows, though.
 

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That's entirely possible, we had goth kids when I was in HS 2001-2005, but they were more your 80s style trenchcoat goths, and scene kids only existed on the internet for me during that time. My dad thought I was gonna go all columbine when I came home with black nail polish one day. I still wear it and send him pics regularly :lol:

Also looking back we did have a fair number of juggalos, at least as many as goth kids. Interesting that phenomenon seemed to travel more quickly, I have a suspicion it's because of the rural, alcoholic, bumpkiny-snow-hillbilly vibes of my dear hometown.

That's cool to hear. It's funny, when I was a kid I thought Alaska was just an extention of the main US with big cities and shit. But for the last few years I thought it was totally backwoods hillbilly kind of state because even the capital has less people than the small town I grew up in but your story makes it seem that it's somewhat civilized at least to some extent. :lol:

Edit: Speaking of Alaska, are you also experiencing the wonder of summer time as in the sun not settling for more than a couple of hours?
 
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That's cool to hear. It's funny, when I was a kid I thought Alaska was just an extention of the main US with big cities and shit. But for the last few years I thought it was totally backwoods hillbilly kind of state because even the capital has less people than the small town I grew up in but your story makes it seem that it's somewhat civilized at least to some extent. :lol:

Edit: Speaking of Alaska, are you also experiencing the wonder of summer time as in the sun not settling for more than a couple of hours?

Yes, I live in Fairbanks, "the land of the midnight sun." We don't have 24 proper hours of daylight, but for most of summer the darkest it gets is "twilightish." My tomatoes are loving it.

Alaska is both of those things. We have Anchorage, which is our "big city" with tall buildings and traffic and such. The town I'm in has two overpasses, but it sprawls far outside the city limits, generally speaking higher elevation you have rich people houses with $million views, then down in the swamps and valleys the poors live in their dry cabins and tweaker trash castles.

Then there are the villages, we don't have reservations here but many of the indigenous population still live in their traditional areas, many of which are accessible only by plane or boat.

On my road alone you can walk from one end to the other and literally observe the gradient of ramshackle trash castles slowly getting bigger and less trashy until you turn up the hill and all of a sudden it's private drives and big windows.
 

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Yes, I live in Fairbanks, "the land of the midnight sun." We don't have 24 proper hours of daylight, but for most of summer the darkest it gets is "twilightish." My tomatoes are loving it.

Alaska is both of those things. We have Anchorage, which is our "big city" with tall buildings and traffic and such. The town I'm in has two overpasses, but it sprawls far outside the city limits, generally speaking higher elevation you have rich people houses with $million views, then down in the swamps and valleys the poors live in their dry cabins and tweaker trash castles.

Then there are the villages, we don't have reservations here but many of the indigenous population still live in their traditional areas, many of which are accessible only by plane or boat.

On my road alone you can walk from one end to the other and literally observe the gradient of ramshackle trash castles slowly getting bigger and less trashy until you turn up the hill and all of a sudden it's private drives and big windows.

Sounds nice! Hope I can visit The Last Frontier one day. :D
 

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I love the guitar. But I think letting go is the right thing to do. I've been stuck in a dead end for years now just being a bedroom shredder and producer, and it's not giving me what I want. I have another career path in mind. Just feel terrible about giving up on my dream and the worst thought for me is losing the skills that I worked so hard to get in the first place. My guitars and my plugins will be there no matter what I do, but the skills...😬😬
 

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Read an article that early 00´s fashion, music and other things are trending among young people who were barely even alive during that time. Now I know how 80´s kids feel...
And their baggy oversized clothes look like shit in my opinion, as it looked in between 90's/00's. Best sort of "timelessness" is to borrow good things from different decades and twist it to sort of a trend, but this is just not one of those in my opinion.
 

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I hate the situation im in. I just started a job 2 weeks ago that im in dire need of, and dont think ill be able to find another that pays what it pays any time/place soon/near. I have been forced to listen to so much offensive stuff between a few higher ups about their issues with transexuals, joe biden, etc just a bunch of right wing pro gun nut anti trans/gay sentiments and the like. I want to say something but i dont want to be shunned as its a family business and I dont want to ruffle any feathers here. I fucking hate this.
 

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I hate the situation im in. I just started a job 2 weeks ago that im in dire need of, and dont think ill be able to find another that pays what it pays any time/place soon/near. I have been forced to listen to so much offensive stuff between a few higher ups about their issues with transexuals, joe biden, etc just a bunch of right wing pro gun nut anti trans/gay sentiments and the like. I want to say something but i dont want to be shunned as its a family business and I dont want to ruffle any feathers here. I fucking hate this.
That's brutal, man, sorry you have to deal with that. Hoping you can tough it out for a while until you can find something better.
 

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Man that's...that's horrible. Sorry that's happening.
It's even worse since he just graduated high school and has to deal with this shit. He has a very rare type of cancer, so it's been a fucking nightmare to find places that have experience treating it.
 

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I have no idea how to bring myself out of bed to an 8-5 anymore. I did it for years, and then got to work from home for 2 years and now I just feel like all my fucking time is stolen from me. Every ounce of what I do I could do from home, even speaking to coworkers 10 feet from me is usually done digitally. I feel like I'm wasting away at this building while my children are growing up and I don't get to be a part of it because my family needs to eat. Fuck this lifestyle we have adopted. Fuck working these corporate ass jobs, and the only other option? Be a capitalist cog and start my own business.

I fucking hate this.
 

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I have no idea how to bring myself out of bed to an 8-5 anymore. I did it for years, and then got to work from home for 2 years and now I just feel like all my fucking time is stolen from me. Every ounce of what I do I could do from home, even speaking to coworkers 10 feet from me is usually done digitally. I feel like I'm wasting away at this building while my children are growing up and I don't get to be a part of it because my family needs to eat. Fuck this lifestyle we have adopted. Fuck working these corporate ass jobs, and the only other option? Be a capitalist cog and start my own business.

I fucking hate this.
Preach it, brother!

What really pisses me off is how much work I got done working from home. I could bust out in four hours what took me ten hours sitting in the office to do. I got more done, and had more free time.

Now I'm bogged down barely able to complete assignments, stuck running to meetings that used to all be over Teams five times a week, just to watch execs bat the yarn ball of conversation around the table while the rest of us nod numbly, then scrambling to get any work done before I have to spend twenty to forty minutes on the road, depending on which parts of town the city has fucked up today, and try to manage to take care of the house before getting to bed and starting the cycle of failure over again.

This is life? This is a fuckin' hamster wheel meant to distract us from living. Fucking hell.
 

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Preach it, brother!

What really pisses me off is how much work I got done working from home. I could bust out in four hours what took me ten hours sitting in the office to do. I got more done, and had more free time.

Now I'm bogged down barely able to complete assignments, stuck running to meetings that used to all be over Teams five times a week, just to watch execs bat the yarn ball of conversation around the table while the rest of us nod numbly, then scrambling to get any work done before I have to spend twenty to forty minutes on the road, depending on which parts of town the city has fucked up today, and try to manage to take care of the house before getting to bed and starting the cycle of failure over again.

This is life? This is a fuckin' hamster wheel meant to distract us from living. Fucking hell.
A fuckin men, man.

My commute now is *ONLY* 20 minutes, but god damn, with gas the way it is now, I went from barely spending anything on gasoline, to spending almost 100 bucks a pay period on gas. I was so stoked to get a pay increase, but that increase just went to getting my ass back to the office! To do everything on a fucking PC virtually, twiddling my thumbs and playing mobile games while I wait for shit to come in. I used to fucking play guitar ALLLLLLLLL day long. I had a guitar in my hands literally the entire day. I was getting riffs crunched, basslines laid down, drum tracks smacked out, all while customers were on hold or waiting for other shit.

I did so much more work then, so much less stress, got to hang out with my kids ALL the time, I was a much happier and more productive worker.
 


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