Thursday, February 5, 2009


will somebody who is good at something make me some minimalist rap beats so i can record my rap record? the record is i think called BABY DONOR. i would do it myself but i no longer have software: think aphex twin meets throw up. please help me. i am ready for my c-section and the lift is life.

i am on Apostrophe Cast today, reading the 'bathtub' section from Ever. there is a mod on my voice, it had to be

i am sick it is really hard to write sick, or at least to write out of the hole i am in

i have been working on a new novel for a good while now, i think it is called DECADE, i am in the last year of 11 years (one of the years repeats), writing the last year is confusing me in semi-pleasurable ways: this novel is 'rather ridiculous', in that scrolling through it makes me feel like Jack in the Shining, but it feels new to me and for me, it is very long so far, the longest number of pages i've written, if

I am already in love with Finnegans Wake, it is such magic, i am afraid i am going to want to talk in its language now, though i am going to try to instead hide

i just sent a supposed poetry book to a poetry book contest, i am sure it will be burned in fire, something happened, 'one contest per year' seriously

i deleted some links, it wasn't meant to be mean, there were just a ton of them, i deleted people i don't talk to very often or who hadn't seemed to update much lately, it is nothing personal, i may delete more in the mind of clean, i often feel guilty for no reason

i am supposed to meet Squeaky Fromme from the Manson family at the Majestic Diner at 1 am tonight, if I can find my shoes, sometimes its really hard to find shit

where is that new damn Gaspar Noe movie damn

i wrote DEOD* on my hand in my sleep last night i think, it might have been this morning, what is that supposed to mean

but no seriously i need someone to make me some hot beats, drop me an email, the release will be sponsored by Stacy's Pita Chips


Bryan Coffelt said...

i can make minimalist rap beats for you.


bryan, it would be lovely. try one maybe? i will throw down

Justin Rands said...

internet presence ruined

Molly Gaudry said...

Glad I didn't get deleted. If it has anything to do with the fact that I am a blogging maniac, you should know that you left a comment on a not-so-very-recent post. The most recent has something to do with you, maybe.

And of course you like Finnegans Wake. I'm only a few pages in myself, but I had to stop and think, "Wait, who does this remind me of? Oh, right, that nice Blake Butler fellow. Someone ought to make him a rap beat!"

Good luck with Decade. Who can possibly keep up with you? Rage on!

John Holten said...

Enjoy teh Wake. Shame Irish writing has willfully failed to keep up Joyce's march. We haven't produced anyone since Beckett worthy of such a tradition.

Matt DeBenedictis said...

_____ meets throw up needs to be used to describe more things, more great things. This could put a wound on 'awesome'.

Valerie O'Riordan said...

Hi Blake,

I read Ever this week, and I was blown away by it. I posted a mini-review here ( I can't wait for the next one.


Anonymous said...

why do you write so much

stop writing start rapping


Emy Augustus said...

no one does that???

i do that!

Unknown said...

what sort of audio help do you actually need?

Anonymous said...

hey blake, how'd you generate that audio effect on apostrophe cast? did you just lower the pitch of the recording? it doesn't sound like you slowed it down, unless you generally speak fast.

-keith n b


hi keith, yeah, just pitch shifter

Mike z said...

Imagine the change in tension if Cindy repeatedly hit "page down" instead of frantically leafing through typed pages.