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May 15, 2008
Handles, I've had a few, And they may be too few
to mention, but that's never
stopped me before.
I was working a vein like:
"Victor Von Doom" GEODESIC_DOOM
"The Voice of Doom" THE_VOICE_OF_DOOM
But I can't say that I've ever
particularly *liked* these names.
Naming yourself after
a villain has it's LIGHT_AND_DARKNESS Plus: naming yourself
problems. after a marvel
But making a self-conscious character is a
attempt at being positive is great way to never
not adviseable either -- be taken seriously.
do you want to be taken for
a marketing droid? Some kind And there was a
of newage fool? minor problem
with the cracker
group "legion of
And then, that
In the late-90s I was shooter game
considering switching to took the nerd
a new handle, and the world by storm.
leading candidate was:
"You've got to accentuate the positive,
Eliminate the negative,
And don't mess with Mister Inbetween."
I did a few radio shows
called "Bright Gray,
with Mister Inbetween".
I was doing a lot of mixing
multiple overlays of music to
form a kind of sludgy drone,
and I was envisioning using
it to do seques, having each
track emerge out of that
"bright gray" swirl, and then
fade back into it.
I kept having
who I was supposed
to be. "KZSU,
is the Voice of --
I mean, uh..."
Around the same time --
and completely disconnected from
that chain of thought, or at
least that's what I would've told
you -- I was getting interested
in angels and eagles:
They're symbols of two totally different logical
order: angels come out of our sacred literature,
and eagles are national totems without any
associated narrative, and yet both have enough
superficial similarities that it isn't hard to do
visual blends of the two of them.
Made-to-order for political
commentary about issues of
'church and state".
One halloween, I was once again
planning on making a pilgrimage
to a goth nightclub, but rather than
do one of my usual darkness/devil
numbers, I was in a contrarian mood
and thinking about dressing in gray.
So I took a gray herringbone jacket,
and cut out a black felt patch to sew
on the back in the shape of an
angel/eagle (a winged figure with
both a halo and a hooked beak). I
wore this with a gray fedora and a
gray pair of tights.
Dangerbaby started calling this
my "Mister Inbetween" outfit...
That wasn't *my* idea, but I could
see how she got that idea...
I would probably just go with it,
(if I were going to go with it).
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