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Here’s something I’ll bet you didn’t know about me.

Here’s something I’ll bet you didn’t know about me.

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"Will somebody please turn off that fucking light?!"

"Will somebody please turn off that fucking light?!"

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It looks like we both had a tough workout today. I think it might be nap time for Hobbes and Nick.

It looks like we both had a tough workout today. I think it might be nap time for Hobbes and Nick.

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"I Meed My Girl" - The National 

If this is copyright infringement and copyright infringement is wrong, I don’t want to be right.

Enjoy this incredible song by The National.

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A year in review.

After a few months of a relatively serious body building regimen I’m starting to see visible results in ways that completely exceeded my expectations up to this point.
Dietary and nutritional supplements, a consistent daily exercise routine, and a healthy diet make all the difference.

On top of trying to pack on some muscle to my typically slight frame of 135-140lbs, I have quit smoking and
cut back on my drinking considerably.
I’m sitting wonderfully on a lean 155lbs right now.
I have never felt better in my entire life.

Now it is crazy for me to think about how just a year ago I was a depressed, chain smoking, unemployed drug addict who survived on a steady diet of pain killers, grilled cheese, and the undeserved kindness and charity of others.

Here’s a toast to living life one year at a time.

[Thanks for listening. I know this probably doesn’t interest you very much but I felt compelled to share this rare moment of positivity with somebody.]

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In light of recent circumstances…

Due to my potentially looming banishment from Tumblr, I’m going to do something that I’ve never really done on here before, which is direct personal contact. 

Here are a couple of links to my Facebook and Instagram pages. 
(If you are going to request me on Facebook, just shoot me a message and let me know who you are with a link to your Tumblr page because I don’t usually accept friend requests from strangers.)

This way, if you liked me enough on here, we can still be pretend-friends in other facets of social networking. 

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D: Nuuuuuuuu. So much good shit coming out tooo! [like FlyLo and new Bilal in Feb, and supposedly Badu is working on something too]

I know!

And even if I don’t get shut down completely I can never share another song on here that isn’t my own because they’ve probably got me on some kind of watch list. 

Despite the fact that I expressly give credit to any and all material that isn’t my own work on every single post. 

What pathetic cretin has the job of going through hundreds of pages of an unknown Tumblr user to find potential copyright infringement? 

Tags: machinablack
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A potential farewell to my loyal followers and pseudo e-buddies all over the world.

I just got a final warning copyright infringement notice from Tumblr, which I can only imagine is from sharing music.

I don’t understand how making a song available to listen to (and nothing else, as in it’s not available for download or anything) is fucking copyright infringement. It is literally free promotion for any band I share which in turn is a potential sale for the record labels. 

If my page gets deleted because I shared a song, I’ll be livid. The whole reason I even started a Tumblr page was to share music with other people across the world who share taste with me. It’s one of the only practical aspects of this shite fucking community. 

I’ve been sharing music with my fellow Tumblr users with great success, having never made a fucking dime. for over 3 years now. I’ve turned some users on to what would become their favorite band, which they in turn went out and spent money to support, all because of my fucking influence. I’ve enriched lives while indirectly dumping money into the very pockets that are trying to tag me for copyright infringement. 

If I suddenly disappear from here altogether, at least you’ll know why. And I honestly couldn’t give a shit less. This community has gone to complete fuck all in the last year or so with the influx of self proclaimed “Social Justice Warriors” and their armies of childish morons, who have the vocabulary of an English scholar but wield the intellect of an inbred goldfish.
I don’t want to be a part of a community where radical armchair feminists are allowed to spread vicious, unrelenting hate across millions of dashboards and computers while I’m getting castrated for doing something as harmless and positive as sharing music.

Fuck this fucking website. 

Later, folks. 
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Nick.

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It looks like somebody got ahold of my phone last night.

It looks like somebody got ahold of my phone last night.

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McSorley&#8217;s Ale House. Dreams really do come true.

McSorley’s Ale House. Dreams really do come true.

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New York City&#8230; So beautiful. There&#8217;s no other place on earth like it.

New York City… So beautiful. There’s no other place on earth like it.

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The jazz band at TGIFriday&#8217;s did &#8220;Happy Birthday&#8221; for @chrissy_ham - Only in New York City?&#8230;

The jazz band at TGIFriday’s did “Happy Birthday” for @chrissy_ham - Only in New York City?…

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No fridge? No problem.

No fridge? No problem.

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New York City&#8230; So beautiful. There&#8217;s no other place on earth like it.

New York City… So beautiful. There’s no other place on earth like it.

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"Ron O’Neal" - Wu-Tang Clan [Method Man, Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah, & RZA (aka Bob Digi)]

I’m so hyped for this.