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  • NOTES

  • ABOUT B.LEAGUER

    ~98°F heap. Sacrificed a library science degree on the altar of government web content. Always awkwardly straddling disparate worlds.

     

  • FIRST

  • The present moment is a faint, fuzzy boundary between a sullen kind of hindsight and the potently bright future our imaginations seem to conjure.

    It’s an admittedly thin flight path for this funky bunch of monologues. It’s basically a dull and nearly unplayable version of River Raid.

  • Historically, I’ve believed that I have two raw talents. I want to really emphasize the word “raw” here, as I’ve spent half a lifetime not attempting to refine them in any serious way.

    One is writing.

    The other is intuition about the human condition—how to deal with people.

    The last few years of my life has pushed the latter mostly out of view. It’s a too long and far too familiar story for this post. The writing thing is still a good one, though.

  • There’s a third thing, but it’s not a talent really. More like a personal obsession, one that compels me to store trivial data about people in bits and pieces until I’m suddenly sitting in some kind of ramshackle shack that could potentially resemble a talent.

    Curatorship is a skill. For people like me, it just starts with some form of hoarding—in my case, information hoarding. It happened over the course of decades in a haphazard and fairly naive way. I didn’t learn about influential people through well-adjusted adult methods like reading biographies or watching documentaries. I mostly bumped randomly into facts and insights conveyed by random social media posts, Wikipedia articles, music blog posts. This is how I absorbed a clearinghouse of seemingly useless relational data about the artists that influenced me.

  • Every time I go for a run, flashes of inspirational text blitz through my brain. Verbiage that I could fully see putting on a page to describe my state of mind, my perspective on reality, etc.

    By the time I get home, it dissipates and disappears. My attention is overtaken by a hundred other things. My meager degree of discipline isn’t enough to overpower the assortment of nonsense that sails into my conscious mind when I’m home. Make breakfast, pay ya bill, force myself to play a game if it’s Sunday to pose as a

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