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Posted on 03.10.2008 at 01:00
Current Location: a sofa
The Sound and the Fury: Bloc Party- This Modern Love
Other people's lives are more interesting cuz they ain't mine.

It's really hot in this house. This is no time/ place for an identity crisis.

Posted on 01.01.2008 at 00:21
The Sound and the Fury: The Police- Darkness
The first twenty minutes of 2008 have been spent waiting on phone calls and editing my Netflix queue.

One more year.

Posted on 12.31.2007 at 03:50
The Sound and the Fury: The Police- King of Pain
One more day.

PS: I'm thinking of changing my AIM name, my LJ, or possibly both.

Suggestions are encouraged.

PPS: Happy New Year's if you're not here.


Kick In the Door

Posted on 12.23.2007 at 05:26
The Sound and the Fury: Kick in the Door

I was bored and talking to Kat "LeBlanc," who was doing the same, so I came up with a better idea: a concept mixtape. It's a collection of my favorite opening tracks (or songs, in case of intros/ skits.) It's awesome, if I say so myself, so download it here:

Guns and Cigarettes

PS: I kept it at 22 tracks because it has a mystical quality, but I forgot one of the most important. To be up to date, listen to the song "Nutmeg" by Ghostface Killah off of Supreme Clientele It counts because track 1 is just samples from the old Iron Man cartoon, so it's not a song. Consider it a bonus release.

Or if I do one next year, I'll add it on, but anyway, listen to the fucking song; it's awesome.


Rhinestone Cowboy.

Posted on 12.06.2007 at 02:42
The Sound and the Fury: RJD2- Making Days Longer
Experimental film is a bit more enjoyable when you've had a few.

Just a word of advice.

Man...it's nice to be free.

ya lubliyu vas.

Posted on 10.30.2007 at 05:50
Are you fucking kidding me?

How the fuck can my house back home catch fire AND my mom be in the hospital for possible smoke inhalation, mere days before I turn 22?



V I D E O T A P E.

Posted on 10.21.2007 at 05:41
The Sound and the Fury: My annoying ass hiccups.
Please ignore.


A Delicate Conundrum

Posted on 10.14.2007 at 23:24
From the Soil to the Stars I Am: in rainbows.
The Sound and the Fury: Radiohead- Videotape
I'd be happier if I wasn't listening to "In Rainbows," specifically "Videotape."


"In Rainbows," specifically "Videotape," is so gorgeous I don't want to do anything else BUT listen to it.

Shit's going down. To Chinatown.

Time to hit the back button on my iPod Dock Remote...

Posted on 10.14.2007 at 04:26
The Sound and the Fury: Imagining "In Rainbows"
I yam what I yam, and that's all I can bee.


Things about Girls.

Posted on 10.11.2007 at 03:26
The Sound and the Fury: The thumping from downstairs.
1) The assholes downstairs are playing their house music at 3 in the morning.

2) Some people are incapable of being happy.

3) I want to go to sleep, feel tired, but can't.

4) I hope I did well in Russian.

5) I don't want to graduate.

6) I um...I have news.

7) I'm gonna be in GA for my B-Day.

8) We're throwing a party though, probably soon after or before; you'll all be apprised.

9) I love It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

10) Someone buy me these:

11) I love MF DOOM a lot.

12) These assholes don't know when to quit.

13) There's way too much to do and too little time.

14) Fuck the world.

15) I'm out.

Posted on 10.06.2007 at 05:19
The Sound and the Fury: The RZA- Domestic Violence.

Positivity is overrrated.


A Strongly Worded Plea from a Close Confidant.

Posted on 10.05.2007 at 22:14
From the Soil to the Stars I Am: angry
The Sound and the Fury: The RZA- My Lovin' is Digi.
Dear Mr. Gaitan,

Please resign. As you might have noticed, we are unhappy with the state in which you are conducting yourself. We've attempted to voice our concerns several times, and several incidents have arisen that demand your immediate attention. We had hoped that somehow the warnings we had sent, while harsh, would be met with an acceptable compromise, however you have forced us to take the action to the next level.Please, Mr. Gaitan, we don't want to press the situation further, so resign immediately to avoid any further unsavory encounters.

Your Life.

PS: Wet enough for ya?
PPS: I lost two umbrellas and got soaked 9 times in the past two days.




Posted on 10.03.2007 at 01:57
The Sound and the Fury: The White Stripes- Effect and Cause
Man, I havent laughed as hard as I did at the Upstart screening in a long time. Twas nice.

For highlights, visit rgaitan.blogspot.com

Posted on 10.01.2007 at 16:06
From the Soil to the Stars I Am: depressed
The Sound and the Fury: The Decemberists- The Island
I'm thinking of just giving up on absolutely everything.

I'm lonely, depressed, angry, sad, tired, and overwhelmed.

It's all fucking killing me.


Ya gavariyu pa-russki plokha.

Posted on 09.29.2007 at 02:00
Current Location: Charlestone, South Carolina
The Sound and the Fury: Bloc Party- Positive Tension
1) I lost $1000 in a trivia contest to a faulty buzzer.

2) South Carolina is very pretty.

3) I miss a lot of people.

4) I'm gonna have a lot of shit to do when I get back.

5) I have a lot of shit to do now.

6) I'm quitting, hopefully for good. Two days strong.

7) I fucking hate comedy.

8) Especially unoriginal shit.

9) Downtown Charleston looks like the set of Idlewild

10) I don't want to graduate.

11) I'm fucking tired, and I'm out.

12) Of the Closet.

13) Yes that fragment was a preposition, but I'm an English major, and I don't give a fuck.

14) Da svidaniya.

15) Seriously, fuck comedy.


The Bad Sleep Well.

Posted on 09.22.2007 at 06:28
From the Soil to the Stars I Am: Infuriated.
The Sound and the Fury: The RZA- Domestic Violence
I have a huge headache, am exhausted, and lonely but I still feel the need to post on my fucking journal about it.

Most of all, I'm sick and tired of every goddamn fragment of my fucking alleged life, and especially about writing esoteric journal entries that vaguely hint at the problem.

Fuck everything; I'm going to sleep for a long time.



Re: Danny Djeljosevic Djeljosevic

Posted on 09.18.2007 at 05:04
The Sound and the Fury: Lupe Fiasco- The Cool
Dear World,

I, Rafael Gaitan, as an authorized spokesperson of Daniel Djeljosevic Djeljosevic, am issuing a statement to confirm my clients true feelings on a pressing matter.

Danny Djeljosevic Djeljosevic, the aforementioned which will henceforth be referred to as the Client, is unafraid and regretful of misinterpretations of his comments. The Client wishes to issues the following statement:

"I love titties."

The Client would like to clarify this statement with the following remark:

"Girls, dawg. Girls."

Any misinterpretation/ attempts at libel or slander stemming from the comments made by said Client will result in harsh legal penalties, to the full extent that the law will allove.


And All the Stars Were Crashing Down, As I Laid Eyes on What I'd Found

Posted on 09.17.2007 at 02:32
From the Soil to the Stars I Am: Rockin'
The Sound and the Fury: The Decemberists- The Crane Wife 1 & 2
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I am in love with The Decemberists. Even more than Randy Newman, surprisingly.

PS: I'm sick.

PPS: But my voice is deeper, so it ain't all bad.


Mr. President (Have Pity on the Working Man)

Posted on 09.06.2007 at 01:34
The Sound and the Fury: Randy Newman- Mr. President (Have Pity on the Working Man)
So I'm noW the president of Florida Undergraduate Film Society.

Step two: be corrupted absolutely.

Posted on 09.05.2007 at 01:10

Time to forget my troubles with a little Hey Now Hank Kingsley.

Posted on 09.03.2007 at 19:31
Current Location: Same old place.
From the Soil to the Stars I Am: blank
The Sound and the Fury: Same old shit.
Does not compute.

Posted on 05.25.2007 at 05:58
Even though Florida's in a dryspell, it rains too goddamned much.

I should be sleeping instead of cantankerously observing...but here we are.


What Would You Do With One More Day?

Posted on 05.08.2007 at 04:04
The Sound and the Fury: Aesop Rock- All Day
Things in the 305 have already slowed to a crawl; it's a new world record.

Bought a few books, gonna finish The Idiot, plan on watching a shit load of movies, and downloading as much music with the help of the soon to be purchased 500 GB hard drive I've had my eye on.

Haven't written in this thing in forever; kinda feels good to be back, I think...

Just because my interest is piqued, even though the title of this entry is based on an Amazing Spider-Man arc that's coming soon, what WOULD you do with one more day?

I love you all.

PS: Let's do something, please. I'm tired of my TV set and God of War doesn't load all the time.

PPS: I'm starting to get really fucking scared about the future.


One Sentence Review of Spider-Man 3

Posted on 05.04.2007 at 03:00
From the Soil to the Stars I Am: annoyed
The Sound and the Fury: Ugly Casanova- Barnacles
"For Sam Raimi so loathed the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believe in him should perish, and have everlasting anguish."

I love you all.


Vest Pocket Rant.

Posted on 04.04.2007 at 02:12
From the Soil to the Stars I Am: pissed off
The Sound and the Fury: Modest Mouse- Fly Trapped in a Jar
I fucking hate networks. The Shield took forever and a day to come back, and now NBC has canceled one of my favorite new shows; The Black Donnellys Thank God for DVD so I'll be able to watch the whole thing, but I can't believe that shitty reality shows like Deal or No Deal and The Real Wedding Crashers are what sells in the markets. Goddamn you all, and at the same time I apologize.

On a lighter note, I made RUB Film Co-Director. That was kinda nice.


These Things Happen...

Posted on 03.17.2007 at 00:51
Current Location: Darkness.
From the Soil to the Stars I Am: crushed
The Sound and the Fury: Ryuichi Sakamoto- Bibo No Aozoro 04
I'm not going to Moscow.

Serves me right for caring about something.


Suicide is Painless...

Posted on 11.22.2006 at 18:57
From the Soil to the Stars I Am: disheartened.
The Sound and the Fury: Johnny Mandel- Suicide is Painless
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We'll miss you, Mr. Altman. I know I do.


Fuck Yes, Part II.

Posted on 08.28.2006 at 03:22
From the Soil to the Stars I Am: excited.
The Sound and the Fury: Depeche Mode- Precious
Film is love, one frame at a time, and no one knows this better than these guys...Collapse )

I love you all.

PS: Bonus if you can identify them all. Not as hard as you might think...I think.



Posted on 08.28.2006 at 03:04
I've recently begun work on writing a graphic novel, and this is a project that I am very excited about. However, it was brought to my attention long ago that I am incapable of drawing with any particular talent or skill. However, I was hoping there was someone out there who'd been looking for some work to do, and perhaps we could meet/ correspond and collaborate? Consider it practice, perhaps you might grow to love the project as much as I, but I could really use your help, whoever you are.

Just respond if you're interested, or if you can help point me in the right direction. Thank you very much.

Posted on 08.27.2006 at 01:55
I have come up with an idea for a novel of the graphic variety, and perhaps a film of the feature nature.

Stay tuned; I wouldn't miss this for the world.

EDIT: I've spent the last half an hour writing; this could be huge.

Posted on 08.17.2006 at 05:45
From the Soil to the Stars I Am: unsure.
The Sound and the Fury: Depeche Mode- Precious
My store got robbed tonight while I was working.



Posted on 08.12.2006 at 16:59
From the Soil to the Stars I Am: sore as fuck.
The Sound and the Fury: Sia- Breathe Me
Life and LossCollapse )

Behind the times, I know, but I just finished it. Easily the most intense 75 minutes in television history.

It was just so beautiful.

As always, I love you all...



Posted on 08.05.2006 at 03:50
From the Soil to the Stars I Am: liquored up.
The Sound and the Fury: The Police- Message in a Bottle
Instead of writing a depressing entry which I would regret automatically, allow me to muse on life, the universe and everything.

Share your love, with as many as you can, in as many ways as possible. All that love in your heart, let it out; someone, somewhere, will appreciate it.

For those of you not in the know: I haven't been depressed for quite some time, and it's actually nice. It's amazing how the gym can make you feel like a new man, as well as something as simple as a smile.

It's a wonderful feeling.

I will always, always love you all. With all of my heart; not an ounce is spared.

PS: To keep it slightly relevant: I'm back into comic books, I've been working out, I'm gradually cutting out the smoking, I still love movies and work at Hollywood, and I'm excited to go back to school again. For the first time in a while I guess I can say life is good.




Posted on 07.31.2006 at 03:44
From the Soil to the Stars I Am: lethargic.
The Sound and the Fury: Bob Dylan- Don't Think Twice, It's Alright
I don't even know what to write anymore. Seems the apathy to Livejournal is widespread. I'm not exactly leaving...but I don't plan on staying either.

Not like it matters to anyone, anyway.

PS: Read Marvel Civil War

PPS: Isn't it awesome when someone calls you and you get all giddy? Yeah it is.


Simpler Times.

Posted on 07.20.2006 at 04:19
From the Soil to the Stars I Am: content...
The Sound and the Fury: 88.9 FM Internet Feed
Jazz on the radio...it's a beautiful thing.

If there's ever a moment of sublime bliss to be found in the world, it's jazz on the radio.

But then...


Old Hat.

Posted on 07.19.2006 at 06:19
Looks like you lost, buddy boy.

...did you?

I love you all.


A Sense of Belonging.

Posted on 07.14.2006 at 04:32
From the Soil to the Stars I Am: tired, yet happy.
The Sound and the Fury: 2Pac- I Wonder If Heaven Got a Ghetto
Lexington Crossing, Building H, Apt. 103, Bedroom D.

It's official; I belong somewhere. :)

In keeping with tradition, a philosophical message from me:

We don't have much time, in the final analysis, and dwelling on it, or on things out of our grasps, doesn't help it much.

Just be, please.

I love you all.


A Sobering Thought.

Posted on 07.08.2006 at 05:42
From the Soil to the Stars I Am: fucking scared.
So this is what it feels like to destroy the things you love.

If there's hope in the world, it isn't gone...



Dream Away Your Gray Sky.

Posted on 06.29.2006 at 03:53
From the Soil to the Stars I Am: excited.
The Sound and the Fury: Tom Waits- Please Wake Me Up
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I genuinely love this man and his music almost, if not as much, as I could possibly love anything or anyone of you, or anything at all, for that matter.

Rest assured though, I love you all.


Think Things Through.

Posted on 06.28.2006 at 08:39
From the Soil to the Stars I Am: tired?
The Sound and the Fury: Ice Cube- The Nigga You Love to Hate
Drinking four cups of coffee at 2am was really a fantastic idea.

Fucking tip-top, I tells ya.

Thank God I don't work today.

<3 you all.

PS: Superman Returns was fucking awesome. Disregard reports to the opposing.


An Open Letter to All of You.

Posted on 06.20.2006 at 04:22
From the Soil to the Stars I Am: searching.
The Sound and the Fury: Pearl Jam-Daughter
It has come to my attention recently that I apparently have not been myself. Please, by all means, let me know in which ways, and more importantly, how to remedy this problem.

This isn't a joke, or a depressed statement, or any means of entrapment. I really need this, more than anything.

I'm begging every one of you, be as honest as you have to be.

I will always love you all.


These Things Happen.

Posted on 06.18.2006 at 03:50
From the Soil to the Stars I Am: cathartically relieved.
The Sound and the Fury: RJD2- One Day
Things, they are staying as steady as can possibly be. There's always hope, I guess.

I love you all.

P.S: Everyone should make a point of coming to visit/ harass me at my job. For those of you who're just now finding out about this, I work at Hollywood Video on 56th and 147th. It gets boring there, so come on by and show your love.

P.P.S: I love comic books, films, and John Ford and Akira Kurosawa, in case you were wondering.


A Hope in Hell.

Posted on 06.10.2006 at 04:09
From the Soil to the Stars I Am: tired as balls.
The Sound and the Fury: Matisyahu- King Without a Crown
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This page has everything you'll ever need.


The Chain.

Posted on 06.08.2006 at 04:00
From the Soil to the Stars I Am: self-reflexive.
The Sound and the Fury: Madvillain- Fancy Clown
I can't even blame the alcohol anymore, but it was a wonderful night and I did what I did.

The breeze was just so lovely, and I was free of my troubles, one smoke at a time.

I'd give anything for it again.

Keeping it together is a task, I can't lie. But I'll make it work. It just has to.

I killed the man I was 6 months ago, and that bastard had it coming.


Disregard Immediately.

Posted on 06.07.2006 at 00:41
I will find You someday.



Posted on 06.06.2006 at 03:08
From the Soil to the Stars I Am: creative.
The Sound and the Fury: Madvillain- Eye
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Island of Bliss.

Posted on 05.31.2006 at 23:46
The Sound and the Fury: Aesop Rock- Dryspell
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Finally, the Day has Come.

Posted on 05.31.2006 at 05:36
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Happy birthday, Clinton Eastwood, Jr.

76 and going strong as ever.

His new film, Flags of Our Fathers, will be out soon enough.

He's still not dead, and if God is with him, he'll live forever, if only through his incredible films.

I love you all.

But a little moreso Clint. And a little moreso T. Waits.


Arithmetic of Dreams.

Posted on 05.30.2006 at 04:08
From the Soil to the Stars I Am: hopeful/ optimistic.
The Sound and the Fury: Tom Waits- Way Down in the Hole
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All you ever have is hope...



Posted on 05.30.2006 at 03:05
From the Soil to the Stars I Am: tired.
The Sound and the Fury: RJD2- The Proxy
Oh Universe, you're a sly one.

Side note: I got a new phone. Same number, but moving on up in the technological world.

This has enabled my normally hyperactive kino-eye to rocket into the stratosphere. Film and reality are becoming one, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. If it worked for Kurosawa...

I love you all.

It's not like anyone's reading this anyway, but know that I do.

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