August 9th, 2003

mutts shadow

this could get out of hand

just made my second ebay purchase in one week. millions know this already, but there is something insidious about a marketing system which appeals to some primitive urge to win and then extracts a fee for the pleasure.

but I found an old Alesis HR-16 for $60. our old one stopped working some time ago, and the fellow selling this one assures me that it still plays, so soon I should again have a drum machine whose detuning capabilities result in hundreds of bonus sounds like "10-ft cracked ride hit with broomstick" and "15 out-of-phase steam engines." I've missed these things terribly.
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