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music, my girlfriend


nineties, primarily, but a bit of everything..highlights are gin blossoms, radiohead, nirvana, crystal method, dust brothers, jay-z, and my favorite band is nine inch nails.


fight club, james bond movies, stoner comedy (jay/silent bob, harold and kumar go to white castle, etc), eighties and nineties hacker movies, and supernatural thrillers.


british lit all the way, man.

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Mike Burton
"Sunday Morning"
Neu Records
Produced by Mike Burton
Engineered by Mike Burton at Neu Studios

1. Lullaby
2. Streets of Queens
3. Without You
4. I'll Be Fine
5. Sunday Morning
6. While You're Gone
7. Out of Context
8. Mr. Right in Front of You
9. Marry Me
10. Only Natural
11. Cataract
12. Stereoarchetype

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help me

please visit and comment, download, listen, whatever. make my music known. thanks!
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things just keep getting better

It's words you forget to anniversary songs. The bottles bite back, your tolerance wrong. Your good intentions count for little anymore; if you're sorry, why wage war?

Im not fully convinced there's something wrong with this. Could another point of view, biased and untrue, tear me away from you?

Will you be my Valentine if I'm a world away? Apologies are breaking me; constants aren't so constant anymore.

Two days to wait for calls to come through: tonight for me translates to yesterday to you. You bend and you wave; you're barely awake. Wish I could say tonight, when you bend and wave goodbye, "take me with you!"

Will you be my Valentine if I'm a world away? Apologies are breaking me; constants aren't so constant anymore.

Will you be my valentine? (if im a world away)
Will you be my valentine? (if im a world away)
If I'm a world away (if im a world away)
If I'm a world away (if im a world away)

Constants aren't so constant anymore.

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three days into the new year...

so today is the first day back in school for you high school kids. i feel really old when i say that. but before you come home and start to complaining about how horrible school is, consider my vacation and my day:

1. my car blew a rod (read: RAN OUT OF OIL) in lebanon and thus will not start; i checked today and it has, in fact, been impounded. i don't know whether they're going to charge me to get it out, but i need to so i can try to make a little money selling it so i can get a new car. as for now i'm borrowing a friend's car.

2. they've been cutting hours at the plant. i work at the dell factory in lebanon, which didn't get nearly as many orders as expected, so they've been bringing us in late and sending us home early for a little over a week. it's supposed to last another three to four weeks, and i'm not even breaking even on paying for the gas it takes me to drive there and back, which brings us to three and four:

3. my borrowed car ran out of gas today on the way home. luckily i was right by the home of a guy i know from high school who took me over to a gas station with a gas can and bought me a couple gallons without expecting me to pay him back.

4. i have to get a new job. it wasn't so hard to get a better job when i was making $7.00/hour part time; but $8.50/hour full time is a little tough to beat around here for an 18 year old. my best leads are the nursing home my friend's uncle owns ($8.50 or more), ingram books (evidently $10.20+), an audition i have friday for a record deal with the blue desert label, and one other which i won't mention until i have more details. other than those, there's nothing, really.

5. i'm sick and tired. metaphorically and literally. i'm sick of working. since i was 15, i have been working my ass off constantly, except for my 2.5 month post-catfish-house unemployment period, where i was working my ass off looking for a place to work my ass off. every job has been manual labor, for the most part progressively more diffcult, and always getting longer. i went from part time 4-5 hours 3-4 nights a week to 8 hour days to 9 hour nights to, now, 10.5 hour days. i feel i've payed my dues. i want a better job. not going to get my hopes up, but i'm getting angry at my job situation. also, i'm tired, and i have a sinus infection.

6. spherion got my address wrong. my temp agency - the one that got me working for dell - got my address wrong, so momentarily i will be going to the post office to pick up my check that i was supposed to have friday.

that's basically the major points. there's more, but that should be sufficient to make everyone feel more fortunate than they did before ;)

happy new years, everybody. little late, i guess, but oh well.

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all about myself...well, not all...

it occurs to me that mary lanes friends have these sites, and they don\'t know me past whatever she happens to tell them. so here you go - thanks nick.


1) Last thing you burned while attempting to cook?
fried eggs; it wasn\'t my fault i was rusty: i haven\'t made them in months, and last time i did i had a no-stick skillet. this time it was in iron skillet.

2) Describe yourself in 3 words?
musical, funny, twisted.

3) How long does it take you to get ready for your day?
depends on which day.

4) Favorite place to blow $50?
depositing it into my bank account.

5) How many people have you thought were \"the one\"?
two: one incorrectly, one remains to be seen.

6) What is something that turns you off from the opposite sex?

7) What kind of car do you drive?
white \'91 toyota corolla sr5.

8) What\'s in your CD player right now?
2 nine inch nails mixes i made myself, with_teeth, a mix from my girlfriend, and a cd a co-worker made with his brother (old-school rock).

9) What celebrity would you have coffee with?
probably john cusack.

10) What celebrity would you NOT have coffee with?
i don\'t know. with the media these days, somebody i think i don\'t like could end up being my best friend.

11) What kind of toothpaste do you use?
i honestly don\'t know. i just pick one out of the cheap section.

12) What time do you go to bed?
i work third shift and go to college. i don\'t have a specific bedtime.

13) Last movie you saw?
man on fire (denzel washington, dakota fanning: 2004).

14) Last TV show you watched?
desperate housewives.

15) Who is your best friend?
kenneth and mary lane are tied.

16) Who in your family do you best get along with?

17) Who do you lust after?
no comment.

18]) What time is it?

19) Are you planning a vacation/travel?
i want to have a nationwide scavenger hunt someday, maybe when gas prices go to under a dollar.

20) When/Where was the last time you traveled?
the retreat a few weeks ago.

21) How many times have you been in love?
twice...last time was a mistake.

22) How old will you be in 10 years?

23) Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
i honestly couldn\'t tell you, and thats how i like it. i would like to be in a house i own with a girl i\'m married to, maybe with a kid or two under my belt, and own my own record label. time will tell...i can tell you by that time i will definitely have the label...

24) Sinful snacking weakness?
fritos, man.

25) Rollercoasters?
not really a fan.

26) Ever run out of gas?
i have.

27) Ever been on a train?

28) Ever been on a blind date?

29) Ever been to Europe?

30) What would you do if you could be the opposite sex for one day?

31) Would you tell anyone it was you?
if i had to decide, i probably wouldn\'t have done it in the first place.

32) Ever been arrested?

33) Have a crush on anyone you work with?
lol...i used to have plenty.

34) What is something you believe in?

35) What is something you fear?
not being able to protect the people i care about.

36) Big or small?
off the top of my head...

--girls: small.
--myself: moderately large.
--pancakes: big.
--waffles: small.
--cars: small.
--tours: big.
--movies: either.
--churches: small.
--bank accounts: big.
--burgers: big, but not TOO big.
--paperwork: massively small.

37) What is the worst pain you have ever experienced?
physical: a few weeks ago i got my hand slammed in the cardboard baler at work.
emotional: i don\'t want to talk about it.

38) What is your favorite television show?
malcom in the middle or that 70s show.

39) Ever photoshopped yourself to look better in a picture?
never bothered.

40) Tell us something about your childhood.
you don\'t want to know.

41) What would it cost for you to flash the person next to you?
i wouldn\'t.

42) Best time to catch you in a good mood?
around mary lane after i just got paid.

43) If you could be anything for one day, what would it be?

44) Most prized possesion(s)?
my guitar.

45) Would you ever sell it/how much?
heck no; my guitar was a gift, and it\'s a nice dean acous/elec.

46) What is one of your pet peeves?
when people ask sexual questions on these surveys. seriously - a person\'s sex life is not something the whole world should be reading about. if you want to know, ASK.

47) Favorite kind of ice cream?

48) Coolest thing that happened today?
i slept for 12.5 hours.

56) What do you usually order from starbucks?
i don\'t. starbucks is for a different caste than me.

57) What is/was your biggest mistake?
aquainting myself with eric samuel ellis.

58) Have you ever hurt yourself on purpose?
no, but i have a dedication to work so intense that to get a job done right i have a tendency to completely ignore any sense of personal well-being.

59) Say something totally random about you:
i thouroughly enjoyed that bovarian creme donut.

60) Has anyone ever said you looked like a celebrity?
just last night.

61) Do you still watch kiddy movies or tv shows?
never did.

62) Did you have braces?

63) Are you comfortable with your height?
would it really matter if i wasn\'t?

64) What is the most romantic thing done by someone of the opposite sex?
i was told i could buy a promise ring.

65) When do you know it\'s love?
right now.

66. Do you speak other languages?
not really.

67) Have you ever been to a tanning salon?
i applied for a job there once.

68) What magazines do you read?
musicians friend.

69) Have you ever ridden in a limo?

70) Has anyone you were really close with passed away?

71)Have you ever watched MTV?
yeah, i don\'t really like it.

72) What\'s something that really annoys you?

73) What\'s something you really like?

74) Do you like michael jackson?
not really.

75) Can you dance?
i\'m told no.

76) What\'s the latest you\'ve ever stayed up?
the week before last i stayed up 5 days straight by accident.

77) Have you ever thought that you were honestly going to die?
once or twice...fuck you, eric.

78) Have you ever been rushed by an ambulance into the emergency room?
well, technically, the ambulance can only go right outside the lobby. you have to be carried into the ER by the doctors and all them. and no, i haven\'t.

79) Do you actually read these when other people fill them out?

80) Who did you take this from?

81) Whats your full name?
michael thomas burton.

82) If you had to pick another city to live in... but it was in the same state what city would you choose?
probably memphis.

83) Favortie place in the world?
anywhere with a recording studio or music shop.

84) Best feeling you ever had?
making mary lane smile.

85) Life goal or dream?
i want to own a record label - including at least one studio and several bands, and controlling production, recording/mastering, distrobution and booking - and a small coffee shop. i want to be married and have one or twoo kids. i want to be a good father.and it wouldn\'t hurt to be good in bed.
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