October 26th, 2009

Kor

Mildly Different

The day yesterday was mostly devoted to purchasing and assimilating the new songs.

At least, that's all I remember doing.

I got to the bar late, for no particularly good reason, allowing blankreloaded reason to bitch. So I at least made him happy.

It was good to see the Casey.

Definitely a slow night, though thanks in large part to Casey, I'm sure, we made half of target for the weekend.

We had some synkitty and Joel, though not for long - Casey was nice to her in a way she found disturbing, and she eventually took off in a huff, fueled in part, it seems, by the general lack of sympathy she was receiving.

There was a gratifying amount of moahb, Jules and Gary - who stayed almost all night (I'm positive I've met Jules. Especially since it's a rare-ish name for a girl, and I have contact with a few. Damn my memory), quite a bit of supersniffles, and a rare Cheri sighting.

And, apart from a couple snuggling in our one remaining booth, that was it until something like 11:30pm, when James (the new one) showed up. Then we were invaded by Haunt around 12:30pm, with qzar_mystik, trivialt, and a couple of people they dragged along, including "Belle Bouche," who kept gushing at me about how great the karaoke was.

It was slightly embarrassing. Accurate, of course, but embarrassing.

In the end, 15 unique singers, and 12 rotations.

Then a solitary stop at April's, and home to eventually sleep.

I've been up for a while, but without a huge amount to show for it. I sent poster data off to the Mardi Gras lounge, where I'll be playing on the 6th.

I've had a bit of an exchange with my doctor - it appears I may actually be allergic to something, since I've got a rash that matches an allergic reaction. Possible an issue with the megadoses of vitamin D.

But mostly, I've not quite managed to go back to sleep, so I'm yet again about to fall asleep when I need to get ready for the evening.
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Tesseract

Fuzzy Thinking

I realize none of us humans are particularly good at logical thinking, but occasionally something just... irritates me. And I'm going to share my irritation over Matisyahu's "One Day."

I can't fault the basic hope for a future filled with love, but let's start with:
then I pray
don't take me soon
cause I am here for a reason

Let's just look at this for a bit, eh? He's praying, to his God, to not take him because there's a reason he's alive. Apparently God didn't get the memo. In fact, the general implication is that there's a higher power above God (Fate, perhaps? He is one of the Endless) that has decreed a function for him.

I'm not sure why I have to pick on this, when the next lines are:
sometimes in my tears I drown
but I never let it get me down

Apparently he only drowns in happy tears. Or at least, neutral tears.

I believe this hits me harder than would other badly thought-out lyrics, because it seems to match very well with a standard set of behaviors - at least a standard set of Christian behaviors.

I mean, take prayer in general. God is supposedly omnipotent, omniscient, and benevolent (though Epicurus pointed out 350 years before Christ that the combination of those three is inconsistent with the observed world). Your god already knows what you want, knows what's best for everyone, and, let's face it, if He's doing His job, has already decided what should happen.

What's with the whole "begging Him to change His mind" bit? If not for the fact that, deep down, even true believers don't really believe their god is omniscient. There's information that God doesn't know. There are things He hasn't figured out yet.

And sometimes He just needs a good talking-to.
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