The Wilderness Downtown

I feel like quite a failure as a blogger as of late.  I haven’t really done much new stuff at all since I moved to Erie; maybe 5 or 6 good blogs of new material (aside from the Erie journals) and a few poems; the rest have just been re-hashed or cheap re-packagings of old work.

The fact of the matter is, this is primarily because I spend a lot less time in my apartment than I used to, and even less time at the computer (for instance, I am almost never actually on Facebook–I just check it obsessively from my phone) and during my limited time at home, I’ve just not been spending it writing.  Winter is fast approaching though, so new, exciting blogs should be coming soon!!  In the meantime, I’m going to keep posting cheap re-hashes and the occasional list of crap, and I’m not going to feel bad about it anymore!

Real quick though, while I’m thinking about it, I’ve got yet another music thing I need to rave about, but I think just about all of you can get behind this.  Perhaps you’ve heard of a band called The Arcade Fire?  (if not, now you have)  They have a new album out, and it is just superb.  Anyway, I’m not here to try to get you to listen to it.  I’m here to get you to check out one of the coolest online things ever, and it revolves around a song called “We Used to Wait” on their new album The Suburbs, which is a concept album all about–you guessed it–the suburbs.

I’m not gonna tell you too much about it, please just trust me, all of you.  Go to www.thewildernessdowntown.com.  It is going to tell you that it will not work if you are not running Google Chrome, which is true, but listen: download it.  There’s a real simple, easy link to download it right on the main page, and it only takes about 30 seconds, and you can get rid of it really easy later if you want.

Once you’re running Google Chrome, go back to the website.  It will ask you to enter the street address you grew up at.  Do it, precisely.  This doesn’t work like a charm for everyone, but it works really well more often than not.  Then, sit back and watch “We Used to Wait” unfold just for you.  I’m pretty sure, when it’s over, you’ll want to hear more Arcade Fire.

3 Responses to “The Wilderness Downtown”

  1. Ran into this last week. It is one of the coolest things on the internet. Good for you getting away from the computer.

  2. Kyle Sundgren Says:

    It took forever and a day to download on my shit computer. Then once it was all set to go, it went all haywire. Is it supposed to have like 8 windows pop up and alternate? It didn’t seem like it was working right for me.

    • sethdellinger Says:

      haha sounds like it was working right…yes, it’s kinda funky, it’s kinda like a multi-media presentation. As long as the music’s playing without skipping or pausing it’s probably working right. Sorry it took so long to DL, I often forget my computer is still esentially brand new.

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