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One can only presume that I was trying to put myself into a trance where my own story would make sense to me...

For many years I wrote things without bothering to finish them because it was fun for me to write first drafts. I could dash stuff off, hand it to whoever was nearby and they could say it was kind of neat. I did a bunch of open mics and would read whatever was new and fresh in my head. Now, I'm coming down from too much note-taking, too much order enforced on my nutty ideas. The opposite, really.  Back when it was all personal and odd, disjointed because I was I guess, I started a novel. And made a mixtape that was found in someone's car after the carnage. I think the idea was stolen: The Blair Witch Project did the same thing as a loophole that let them put out a soundtrack even though the songs hadn't been in the movie.

I've lost the tape but I just found an index card where I wrote some of the tracks down. Had to be ten years ago. I tried to find them online, some don't seem to be out there. My sense is that my character was into stuff that I wasn't, but I know that I'm fooling myself.

mixtape that Geoffrey thinks was made based on being in a dead person's car, probably only side one of two

rustic overtones - sector z
[couldn't find the original online easily, david bowie guested the vocals]

ministry - tonight we murder
[pulled from youtube over copyright, this is harder than I thought]

body count - cop killer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSvD5SM_uI4
[i bet you didn't know that ice-t played guitar with NIN once even though ice-t can't play]

klf - justified and ancient
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gzkllCIyww

dead kennedys - police truck
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PScmRiaZhwk

shampoo - trouble
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QL15Ya5fsgo&feature=related

devo - are you ready
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_aP265qTCI&feature=related

melvins - sweet willy rollbar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMXmzUiD0WE

digital underground - no nose job
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCdLm0YHqds

living color - open letter to a landlord
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ut1H4o_ie8c

voice of destruction (the brilliant california satanist industrial band, not one of the others) - basketcase
http://www.last.fm/music/Voice+of+Destruction/Steamroller+Tactics/Basket+Case+%28disturbed+mix%29
[could only find 30 seconds]

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