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I'm trippin' y'all!

Came back from a full two weeks+ of mixed distance and farm work up North this Sunday, and I'm flying back for a weekend this Thursday. Early morning. 6:20 AM. Probably need to get up around 4. Ugh. The bane of buying by budget.

I'm just back for a few days of work now but I can't leave again without at least plugging this trailer, for a game for which I contributed to this track!

It'll be up on more proper streaming services soon. And other places, like this place. It'll be everywhere.

There's no obvious correlation between music and game apart from the title and theme that binds them together, eternally, like the shackles of oblivion to which we all are (tied, that is), but if you like one chances are you'll like the other! I personally do like what I've seen of the game so far, and of course all the more as part of it, small musical sidemission or no.

You can find it on Steam here. Coming soon. July 1. Keep an eye out.

Shall catch up with additional upload locations and promos next week.

Toodles. Booyah. Roar. Random serenades and spades and encores. Full course, full force, all outdoors. See y'all when we sprawl on all our floors. Cause the heatwaves make knees scathe and call for shorts. Summer's coming soon, so you'd better play a tune.

This really what the blog is for.

War Is Not About Who Is Right...

War is not about who's right, but who's left.

Something about Russells hmm? They speak well; they're in tune with the world and matters thereof; they're good philosophers.

Message To Future Generations

Nobel Prize winner (back when that prize actually meant something) Bertrand Russell almost seems to be getting prophetic here... what a man.

Relevant advice to our time particularly; hopefully not even more so the future. Hopefully we get on the right track now.

Early Birds At Kallax

Sitting by a small round café table at Luleå Airport. 5:20 AM.

Took a cab from Överkalix bus station at 4:05 AM. Busses don't go this early.

Good buddy Andreas gave me a lift there. We got up 3:25. Went straight for the car, after a quick detour to the outhouse on my part. He scraped the car windows free from ice. Chilly night.

Morning light shone golden across the still arctic-looking lagoon. A multitude of birds chirped joyously. No people out but us, but nature's far more resilient.

My flight here leaves 6:50. The cab arrived at the airport early, and I would've had time to spare regardless, so I'm writing this as to make some decent use of my time.

I plan to snooze on the plane. Before that: quick walk, bathroom break and security.

The airport's peaceful at this time of day.

At least parts of it.

On the lower floor the arrivals hall is still dark, but the sun's shining, and I'm seated in a little foyer with glass roof and windows. All for me.

It's a small airport yet nobody else is on this side. Seems everybody's making their way straight to the upper departure area.

The silence makes me a little nervous. What if my flight leaves early? Has everybody boarded already? What's going on? Maybe I'd best go about my business and rest by the gate instead, even if boarding time is almost an hour away...

Half an hour later: I've been to the loo. I took a stroll - spoke to some White wagtail's perusing the snow and gravel, passed security in a one woman queue, and am now sitting by Norwegian's Gate 5 lounge along with just... four other passengers.

The plane's already waiting. Boarding time's about fifteen minutes away. The crew hasn't arrived yet.

Seems to be a calm flight after all. The calmest I've ever been on... maybe.

*** rewards the early... or was it early bird catches the worm? Something like that. Can't remember the relevant saying precisely.

Onto Stockholm then. and there to the bus; to Märsta; to Odenplan; to Bro; to work.

Read on...

The Best Time To Plant A Tree...

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the second best time is now.



I missed the Flash Forward Jam this year. Last week. The day I came back from this ^ wonderful vacation.

I've missed a bunch of things. I might be missing an awesome opportunity to fix up custom music for an in-game credit sequence - but I will manage the other sequence! May miss one of two. Time's just flying too fast. I've been in Östersund walking through a wonderful snowlit spring though, feeling like that really was time spent better after all, no matter how much I feel I need to do.

And refitting car tires - there's a screw stuck in one of my summer ones, I wonder what I'll do about that. And swapping clothes - they arrange events for that over here occasionally - this time it was in Bålsta. And submitting my tax report for the year. And booking trips for summer. And catching up on comments and conversations. Still feeling like I should have plenty of time to spare, but somehow the days just stream by and summer approaches with worrying speed.

There's so much I still want (and need?) to finish...

I must admit I have been playing a bit of DOOM though. New levels for the old classic. And I did watch through the 2011 Hunter X Hunter anime in its entirety a few weeks back.

I thought it'd spur me onwards; re-ignite my hope in humankind, and my sense of adventure, and make me DO things with my life, and so I did go to Östersund and that was great, but now I'm just back here again and it's the same old shit. Stagnation. No matter how much I push myself. I don't focus on what I should focus on, or I'm too tired to. I notice I yawn. I feel all but strong, so unlike when I'm in writing some prose or some song...

Though why do I EVER waste time on non-essentials? Been listening to Jocko's podcast. I then go mental. So necessary with breaks though when you feel you have spent all. Go take a train or a rental. Whatever you can: cement all. Relations you want to keep, then leap on out the window. Don't be indoors. Get out in the world and kill your limbo!

Regarding that Flash Jam I did get mentioned in a little Flash Forward interview/showcase thing. For the game I made last year. That was nice.

Maybe I will make a new game anyway, jam or no. Later. For now: gotta go.

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