Hi. I'm an information technologist for The Computer Department, Inc., a member of The Pharmacy Gallery & Art Space,
a graduate of both Springfield Southeast High School and Illinois State University,
and content management systems like WordPress, SquareSpace, and so on. As a musician, I am a composer and performer, with an emphases on ambient, drone, and electronic music, often using microtonal and/or just intonation tunings. I also dabble in video making, writing, graphic design, and cartooning.
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My music is available for streaming and downloading at Bandcamp. Consider becoming a Bandcamp subscriber of mine.
Visit my YouTube music channel and subscribe. I have a lot of my music posted there.
My brother, Aaron, and I together host this mostly weekly hour-long show on radio station WQNA. It's half comedy, half music, and three-quarters unknown.
My son, Isaac, and I have made music together over the years. This Bandcamp account is for our project, which is called Musical Realists.
My latest studio album is titled "Dark Light".
It can be purchased at Bandcamp...
...and/or streamed at YouTube.
My first book, available on Amazon, is a collection of essays much like a Pink Floyd or Radiohead album, in that although threads of the subjects of music and language connect them, each of the pieces is distinct.
My 2nd book, also available on Amazon, is a brief though intense treatise which roots the intellectual pursuit of what it means to be stupid deep in layers of metaphysical analysis. Over the course, I mix the personal with the universal in ways that entertain and defy the conventions of both memoir and philosophy.
My public blog, in which I post writings and
pictorial essays concerning politics, music, civil rights, and relationships.
Essays on such topics as perception, communication, work, personal taste, and David Foster Wallace.
Several pieces of alt/postmodern fiction from my college days at Illinois State University in the early 90s, during which time I studied under Curtis White.
At long last, I attempt a contemporary interpretation of LEGO "City" toy box covers.
What new books in the fields of cultural studies and critical theory might be on the horizon? Let's find out!
News comes and goes, but what remains is a single unpaired sock at the bottom of the hamper. Seriously, though, these are pieces written for my radio show originally declared on the air to be current news, so just keep that in mind.
Oh, the things we do. Sometimes, they involve drawing a comic strip that puts ninjas in outer space, pitting teen musicians against male
bighorn sheep and slimy interstellar frog creatures against our plucky hero.
On the other hand, there are subjects seldom broached in polite society but which should probably be much more, specifically perhaps the one of how funny genital integrity can be.
In the Garfield comic series, Lyman was the original owner of Odie the dog and was also Jon's roommate, but sometime around 1982 he vanished from the series without explanation. Before Lyman was largely forgotten, though, at the age of thirteen I drew these comics detailing the many battles that Garfield and Lyman had with each other behind the scenes.
Every nonsensical, gratuitously violent comic series deserves a sequel, right? Volume 2 even contains a subseries in which the titular characters expand their
battle zone to the interplanetary realm.
Nothing to see here, folks, nothing but pictures which may or may not seem funny or (more basically) simply enjoyable to your sense of vision. They are largely photoplasty, albeit with the
occasional piece of unfiltered photography.
Photos of ethereal reality. Light thru glass.
There are videos I make, too, that I wish to share with you. Here are a few of my favorites and a few of the more culturally popular, which categories might of course overlap in some instances.
Let's please do let them out.
Can you hear them? (Warning: graphic imagery.)
We all have to work for a living, and I do as well. My "day job" is programming for and co-managing a small family computer business here in Springfield, Illinois. We don't work with residential technology but rather that of businesses, and our clients find us through word of mouth, so please don't consider this note to be an advertisement.
Copyright 2019 Timothy Donavan Russell
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