Have been hanging out with my older sister today and she showed me this thinking I would get a kick out of it. It’s my great great grandmother’s personal bible with her name letter pressed and gold leafed onto the cover from 1887 or so. The entire thing is written in German with a neat fraktur typeface. Creepily sinister cover.
Q:The only time I've been to Minneapolis was on the Agalloch tour and it was very welcoming. For myself, it was super rad and vegan friendly. Also, near by, is the Hammerheart Brewery, which rules. And if you didn't know, one of the owners is Austin Lunn from Panopticon.
Nice! I’ve heard about Hammerheart Brewery, but didn’t know Austin was an owner. Does he live out that way or is he still in Louisville? My friend Dominic was telling me about it a few months back and that he’d wanted to drag me there among other places. That’s another thing I look forward to - two of my friends out that way are into metal, noise and experimental music, so it’ll be great to actually have people to attend shows and geek out with.
Also, I remember seeing a post about the show you were at while there and thinking “shit, I wish I was there, too”. BRING ARKHUM OUT ON THE ROAD AND HANG OUT WITH ME.
ALSO ARE YOU LISTENING TO THIS NEW NIGHTBRINGER BECAUSE IT’S INCREDIBLE.
Album: Ego Dominus Tuus
Title: The Otherness of Being
This song makes me uncomfortable in all of the best ways…
Q:I live in Minneapolis. Trust me, you'll love it, everyone here is so nice, they're the kind of people who will smile at you if you make eye contact, or apologize if you bump into eachother, or even ask how your day is going if you're waiting in line together. Minnesota-nice, welcome :)
I’m looking forward to seeing how I jive with it. A few friends of mine have told me time and time again that the first person they thought of after moving out there was me. Now that I have an opportunity to check it out, I’m rather excited. I’m interested in how interacting with people will be different versus New York.
I just hope I don’t intimidate people too much (New Yorkers are usually afraid of me).
The idea that I could be leaving New York permanently feels weird. There’s a certain amount of sadness that fills me when I think about it, but also a sort of relief. There’s no denying how unhappy I’d be if I stayed, but I also can’t help thinking about the things I’ll be leaving behind. What I cannot forget, though, is how NY has become this overwhelmingly stagnant place for me, one where I feel like I’m in limbo from the moment I wake up to the moment I go to sleep. Focusing on the reasons why it’s ultimately a positive change is what keeps me on the path of going through with it.
By this time next month I will be in Minneapolis, exploring a new place, seeing old faces and meeting some new ones. There’s a part of me that can’t help thinking it’ll be difficult, but I do feel somewhere inside that it will be an important experience to separate myself from comfort zones. Doing things that scare the shit out of you sometimes tend to be what you need in order to grow.
I’ll drink to that.
Abyss - © S. Wilson - 2014