THE MILLENNIAL DREAM CORPORATION VOL 2:
It's 2014. Arnold has been running Grandpa's boarding house since 2008 (when Grandpa died at the age of 91), just before the recession hits. Six long years of financial struggle finally force him to sell the house. On the bus to his new studio apartment, he realizes his life will become utterly meaningless without the communal responsibility of running the house. What is he qualified to do? Hell, maybe his life has been meaningless for a while. First his Grandpa, then Gerald in Afghanistan; the proximity of these two blows to his childhood naivete have left him an empty shell. At least he's got some extra pocket cash from the house. He sees an electronics store from the bus, and promptly pulls to get off. He needs something to distract him from the crippling nothingness of adulthood, and with all this cash, he's feeling justified in splurging on state of the art technology, a host of rudimentary companion robots (he always was a tech-head).
Of course, these things only distract for a moment. His mind continues to wander to his lost childhood; all the characters; the urban legends; the empty lot; the aquarium; Stinky; Sid; HELGA -- oh, Helga. He can't take it anymore. He takes a cocktail of dissociative and hallucinogenic drugs. He's armed with PCP, LSD, Ketamine, and all the consumer electronics a boy/man could want.
The following recording captures Arnold's psychotic trip down the rabbit hole of a childhood he desperately wants to both forget and recapture.
released December 25, 2014
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