Wow, It's Dark Again
26 March 2001
9:19 PM: Honestly I really did intend to go into the office Today. Truly. Then I was up until 6 AM again and woke up and my body refused all orders. Twice I nearly got to an upper-torso vertical, hung right at the edge of the slope, and then fell back down again. This is getting to be kind of a familiar story. I just like it here too much. At this point I worry that I won't get anything done if I go into that building and spend all my time dealing with other people and Snack!® and air conditioning and the stereo.
I should probably be disturbed more by this trend than I am.
In other news, still deaf in one ear - the right ear now. Which led to the interesting discovery that I've really only been listening to one speaker on the PC, since it's now the wrong one.
New CDs, new CDs. Ripped them all this weekend.
Mass Romantic by The New Pornographers, "Vancouver's indie supergroup" heh. This CD kicks large butt. It could hardly go wrong with a song like "My Slow Descent Into Alcoholism", but the rest of it's great too. I first noticed them on Alt.Now because of the song "Letter From An Occupant". The female singer hits this power-vibrato sound on the chorus that reminded me of old school English punk. So it cracks me up to read that she's a "country crooner" whatever that means. I read somewhere that the band's been making a splash at SXSW. Maybe they'll get an audience, I dunno. I just want them to tour. Couple of CDs by Ida, a New York band that I guess has been around for a while but not in my tiny little world. Pretty stuff. the new Kristin Hersh, Sunny Border Blue, and I don't think I need to go into how much I love this. She played lots of these songs at the solo acoustic show last year, they were great then, they're better now. "Your Dirty Answer", lead-off track, contains the classic line, "It's not my fault / You don't love me / When I'm drunk". The Donnas Turn 21 - this review is a little too strict, I think. It's a fun album. Yeah it's an old-fashioned sound, but they're just old-fashioned girls. Besides I don't think this guy has spent enough time on the Peninsula to understand the time warps at work there. Now that I don't have to listen to them at least 3 times a week at work, Monkey Boy having moved to some far away quad, I like em a lot better. Oh, almost forgot - Ladytron's new CD, 604. The sticker said "This is what early-80s futurists imagined music would sound like in 2001." and that sums it up nicely. Neat beepbloop musique.
Willfully blind self-indulgent nebbish or amusingly quirky old coot? And how bout that local sports team? Discuss among yourselves.
All names are fake, most places are real, the author is definitely unreliable but it's all in good fun. Yep.
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