and today we will learn how to waste

Here is a small not-yet-even-rough bit of text that will eventually find its way into the freegan book. I haven’t sourced anything in here yet, but believe you me, everything in here is source-able and will one day be filled with insane (from the books I mention) and interesting (from books about the history of […]

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dumpster find of the week

Oo la la. Also took home: a red leather suitcase, black high top Converse that fit the Beard, black skinny leg jeans, a sweater, and two down blanket covers with matching pillowcases. The trash coffers are full and overflowing in that way they only do at the end of the month before a bunch of […]

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no strings attached

I was sitting in the student center, cutting and pasting bits of a short zine together at one of the tables usually occupied by the black-leather-clad Magic players. A woman approached me, looking nervous. Long black hair, long gray wool coat. Stack of papers clutched to her chest. “Can I bother you for a minute?” […]

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the green window

I was sitting in bed listening to music when a loud BANG against the window scared the bejesus out of me. I hopped out of bed and stood tensed, listening. Should I open the door and risk getting hit with something as soon as I did? I peered out of a small window near the […]

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all i wanna do is drink beer for breakfast

In America if somebody sees you drinking beer for breakfast they are probably assuming that you’re an alcoholic. In Germany they just go ahead and assume that you’re Bavarian. Here’s something I wrote for another website, to fill this abyss of non-posting this week. Recording + work = tired. Next week there will be heaps […]

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today it was spring and i did not despair

Returned from Mannheim, recovered from the weekend, spring here. Today more seeds in dirt went into the greenhouse, more random trash disappeared from my future-wagon-spot, and I built crumbly brick mini walls to mark the places where spring and summer will bring gardens. Soon I will be closing up the hole in my wagon wall, […]

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interlude

If it is Friday afternoon, then by the time you read this I will be on the way to Mannheim (!) to record (!!) a demo album (!!!!) with lots of people that I really like (!!!!!!). Which means that sometime soon we can finally release the country noises that we’ve been brewing out back […]

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dumpster find of the week: antique shipping crates

Shipping crates once upon a time used to transport artifacts from somewhere to this university’s anthropology department. Now cleaned out (except for one lost tooth which Karlsson quickly pocketed) and discarded. Several crates had newspaper clippings from the 1960s inside, others bore labels reading “1935.” It took two tractor trailer loads to get them all […]

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breakfast on the way

At one time, long long ago, I thought click clack gorilla was going to be (mostly) a travel blog. Ha! As I recently admitted to a reporter interested in my “story,” it turns out that I don’t even really like leaving my house/land. Whoops. So, as usual, instead of telling you about Germany’s cultural quirks […]

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lifestyle + ism

The first time I heard the term was in a bathroom in New York City. I had gone down to Bluestockings to look at zines and drink tea. Scrawled on the bathroom wall, black ink on white wall was “Lifestyle anarchists fuck off.” I wondered what a “lifestyle anarchist” was. I wondered if it meant […]

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