January 21, 2005

Losing your lease

In the end, the brain retreats to its animal core, the soul cloaked behind dumb sense. Foreign bodies apply pressure, none too subtle, to squeeze out the life force -- cruel landlords exercising the owner-move-in clause who care not that the building crumbles around them. Arbitration is not an option.

Posted by philip at January 21, 2005 09:04 AM

Whoa that was dark.

Gotta get happy brother, listen to that MIA/Diplo thing and whig out.

Posted by: hector at January 21, 2005 12:22 PM

well, p, it's a sign - guess you're just going to have to move to nyc now.

Posted by: daphne at January 21, 2005 01:08 PM

sorry shit is so rough.

Posted by: me at January 21, 2005 02:07 PM

joder. pues, nada: a mi me parece que ya debes regresar a bcn...

Posted by: jj rodriguez at January 22, 2005 09:46 AM

Consider not smoking for 5 days, hop a quick flight to LA for $39 bucks, its 'mo sunnier and about 80 degrees right now. SF eats its young, especially its young music critics. Take comfort that though NY may be beckoning, right now you'd be freezing your ass off in a half as big APT with all the clubs and bars closed due to blizzard warning. But if your post is literal, and your landlord is about to become a skumfuck slumlord on some move-in type shit, take a deep breath, you can fight it, or rely on your community of friends to get you to that next place. Word.

Posted by: Tomas at January 23, 2005 10:38 PM

Towards the first part of Tomas' post, I got a couch and a sunny veranda that's yers if you want it.

Posted by: Piotr at January 24, 2005 12:43 PM

don't leave!

Posted by: adam at January 24, 2005 03:43 PM

I'm pullling for you and pops Phil. Hang in there.

Posted by: Tomas at January 24, 2005 11:22 PM

i hope this doesn't mean what i think it does, philip. best wishes ok?

Posted by: mark p at January 25, 2005 06:32 PM

Send you strength.

Posted by: p. at January 27, 2005 11:44 AM

Wow...that really sucks. Best of luck to you with finding a new place or something similar. Listen to lots of music! It will help :)

Posted by: Jesse Somfay at January 27, 2005 08:16 PM

my thoughts are with you...

Posted by: ian at January 28, 2005 12:21 AM

I've got a whole floor of my house that's not being used, if you need a place temporarily. It's on the east side of russian hill around the corner from the art intstitute. Dan S.

Posted by: Dan S. at January 28, 2005 06:36 PM

I'm sorry for you even though I don't know you and this is the first time I've been to your site - hope you got to dinosaur park.

Posted by: Jim H at January 30, 2005 08:42 PM

hey phil,
i've only ever known you as a writer, but i'd like to offer you my sincerest condolences. good luck and keep your chin up.

Posted by: gregory at January 30, 2005 09:51 PM

I feared that's what this post was about. I know only your words, wish I had some of my own to give to you right now. Thoughts are with you.

Posted by: jon at January 31, 2005 06:14 AM

Now I know what that post meant...I'm sorry to hear. Always keep the everlasting love in your heart. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Posted by: Jesse Somfay at January 31, 2005 09:00 AM

sorry for your loss philip.

Posted by: ross at January 31, 2005 11:51 AM

I send my condolences Philip, you're a fantastic writer. I feel terrible for your loss. You can't possibly know everyone that regularly visits this site, but we're thinking of you.

Posted by: Michael D at January 31, 2005 01:53 PM

philip, strangers from all over the world love you without really knowing you. my condolences for your loss. just from that photograph and postcard alone, it's obvious that your father was a wonderful man. i'm sure he is looking down on you full of pride and love.

Posted by: me at January 31, 2005 06:47 PM

Philip, I'm so sorry about your loss. I've only known you through your writings, but you're in all of our thoughts at this time.

Posted by: Oswald Flores at January 31, 2005 10:02 PM


You have my sincerest condolensces.

Posted by: Philippe at January 31, 2005 11:48 PM

Te envío un enorme abrazo. Ánimo.

Posted by: Manuel at January 31, 2005 11:54 PM

Very sorry to hear about your loss. My condolences.

Posted by: David at February 1, 2005 01:40 PM

as a reader for the last several months i sensed this might be the story behind your jan.21 post.

nothing to offer but my sincerest condolences on your loss.

Posted by: william at February 1, 2005 05:47 PM

...and from those of us who know you well...we're there when you need us...whenever, wherever.

Posted by: anthony at February 1, 2005 08:09 PM


te conocí una vez el año pasado en una fiesta que tiro la organizacion de arte digital aqui en Austin, Texas. soy escritor de musica tambien y solamente quiero mandar estas palabras del corazon: lo siento, hombre. solamente puedo imaginar el dolor que se siente al perder un padre. ánimo.

Posted by: martin at February 2, 2005 02:22 PM

Sorry for your trouble Phil, really moved by the picture, I hope you can cope ok at such a bad time,


Posted by: Ronan at February 2, 2005 03:17 PM

so sorry for your loss. Many condolences.

Posted by: Si at February 3, 2005 04:15 AM

My condolences for your loss, hopefully your memories will help.


Posted by: John Edmond at February 5, 2005 12:12 AM

:( hang in there dude!

Posted by: cozen at February 6, 2005 02:00 PM

phillip. im extremely sorry to hear of your loss. take care. nick

Posted by: Nick D at February 8, 2005 10:52 AM

Hello Phillip,

Sorry to read about losing your father. Hope you and your family are well and able to support each other.


Posted by: Pieter at February 14, 2005 07:32 AM
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