"JR: … Later on when I was working at the Off Ramp there was a guy who played guitar in a band called ‘Mach Turtle.’ Mach Turtle spelled M-A-C-H.
MM: Oh Jesus.
JR: (laughs) And they were a punk band.
MM: I was going to say, I was hoping it was ‘post-rock.’
JR: No, this was pre-post-rock.”
– Roderick on the Line, ep. 119
It’s Mach Turtles all the way down
I remember that one time [Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu] visited an apple orchard. The president of the co-operative declared that he had the biggest production of apples in the orchard’s history and when Ceausescu decided to control it, he asked his employees to tie apples in the trees, so the first 3 rows of trees would have lots of apples. And this was not a one-of-a-kind situation. The farms did the same as cows, pigs, sheeps were moved from a place to another depending on Ceausescu’s controls.
It’s a lot like a teenage boy. Its default mode is to be unreadable by anything else, and difficult to work with.