23 jan 2012, 07:12Looks like I finally figured out how to turn off scrobbling back in October. Now no one will know to what ungodly amount I've been listening to Rush.
5 mar 2007, 04:00My '04 list died with my ibook, but '05 is still waiting to be released. Fly little thing.
pick a song, wear it out, repeat each month
JAN: Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
I'd have trouble falling asleep in my new flat so I tried doing it to this album, but the song always woke me back up. Then I just wanted to go do things!
I'd sit in said flat, missing childhood and home, but not all that much. It was kind of a horror.
Man, I'd heard the Mountain Goats before but never got into it. Then it's 3am and I'm in the library, freezing, and writing a paper on Realism and damn. I was done. I don't know why it happened here or why it took so long, but I spent the rest of the night in there, freezing, and absorbing We Shall All Be Healed.
APR: Be Not So Fearful
My ipod died thousands of miles from my record collection and I went foul. It was the same day as a Wilco concert though and they covered this and made me warm again. This is the first thing I added to new ipod.
MAY: There Will Be No Divorce
I just loved this imagery.
A return to my car, the terror of streets! We sped through the night, stoplight to stoplight, getting all emo. Fantastic!
JUL: So Begins Our Alabee
They were doing construction in the parking lot of the main library in Tallahassee. I was there one night returning stuff and couldn't help dancing in this deserted lot.
AUG: No Children
Fuck. I'd sing this song everywhere! I'd try to figure it out on my keyboard in the living room, I'd sit in garages and parking lots singing along, I'd let down the windows and roll through the night. It was all over me! I don't know why, but "We're pretty sure they're all wrong" is my favorite part.
Damn, Eastenders is on. I'll finish this some other time.
13 jan 2007, 23:45not exactly. just
pick a song, wear it out, repeat each month
JAN: No, I Can't
Listened to this a lot while driving on 95 headed to my brother's house. Screaming screaming
FEB: Painter in Your Pocket
On Friday nights we'd get these insane lines after the movies got out and I'd still be smiling at the last latte 'cause this was stuck in my head. Also, I'd get really nervous just before the café boy always showed up and this steeled me.
MAR:I'm Getting Back Into Getting Into You
This song is dark and sweet and I'd think about David and Cassie instead of stressing out over school zones in the morning
APR: Pet Politics (Silver Jews)
This cover's just wonderfully dark. I'd listen to it on break, watch the sun shift, and imagine walking down medieval Spanish alleys with this song trailing close
MAY: Waltz #2 (XO)
I think I was headed to the mechanics and had to pull over 'cause I lost it on that last line. There is no sympathy in traffic
JUN: Think Long
I'd open up the café and my headphones would get all sweaty from the steam and general bopping around
JUL: Michael a Grammar
Spent a lot of time sitting on the washing machine in the laundromat, dazed, kicking my feet and watching the dryers spin
AUG: Lady Midnight
Bedroom listening. Trying to figure out how that last line made me feel. I could only imagine her in bright gold at the end
SEP: Don't Mug Yourself
Ah, the big move! I made the kitchen a mess from dancing while cooking
OCT: You Don't Have To Be Afraid
More bedroom listening. I won't say much more than that
Christine Fellows had a case full of interesting looking things but I only had $20 and wanted a Mountain Goats shirt. They were out though and I completely regret looking at her then putting my money away 'cause I bet that stuff was just as amazing as this song
DEC: The Equalizer
Motherfucking sexy as shit! I wasn't really sleeping on the train back from Atlantic City, the Boys were assaulting me! A damn good end to a pretty mellow year.
see you again next year!
15 sep 2005, 00:19I've two papers due on Xenophanes and the history of Zero, respectively, and what am I doing if not curling up and reading Belle & Sebastian's Just a Modern Rock Story. I also got a bundle of records including some vinyl that I can't open yet because my exacto knife has gone off. I'd list them all, but that would be silly. I'm really excited about Superfly though. If only I could rig my doorbell to play Pusherman every time someone stopped by. Oh, if only I had a doorbell.
4 sep 2005, 05:12I'm back at school which means I get to scan dozens of iTunes libraries, most of which are awful, but I found a truly amazing one today. I listened to some of Late Registration and found myself skipping about the lab and actually enjoying it. I'd only heard Diamonds are Forever, which was annoying. I didn't even know who he was until some ignorant punk mentioned his African brothers on Live 8 yet maintained he still deserved his ice. That put him on my shit list, which is why I was surprised that I immediately liked the music so much. Maybe it had something to do with his hijacking last night. I just felt a maddening amount of respect for him. I can't get over his AIDS comments, but maybe I can still dance to them. Maybe I'm just another conflicted hypocrite.
Diamonds Are Forever
Oddly apropos, I also listened to Illinois. I've been putting it off 'cause a lot of hype bores me and I didn't even make it through a full spin, which isn't to say I won't someday. However, my emusic replenished today and I downloaded Michigan. I listened to it briefly when it came out and the only thing it inspired in me was a strange compulsion to send my friends postcards claiming to be from a random state's tourism bureau pushing some gloriously inane attraction like the world's largest waffle iron. Everyone just sort of threw it away, no questions asked. Now I can't stop listening. Whoever this kid is (and I don't mean Stevens), he/she is gonna make work a lot more interesting.
Oh, and I can't stand telethons, especially ones with celebrities. I saw the clip later that night on CNN. I can't stand network news either, but I'm from South Florida and thus shamefully addicted to hurricane coverage. Also, how do you use footnotes on message boards and the like?
24 aug 2005, 20:20
16 aug 2005, 20:35Made this for a friend as a souvenir of our semester there. I don't have a camera, otherwise I'd put up a photo of the hand-stitched case. For London, with love.
Dedicated Follower Of Fashion
Down In The Tube Station At Midnight
My British Tour Diary
Watch the Angel Not the Wire
We Both Go Down Together
Duffer St. George
The Magpie's Nest
You Were Right
Irish Blood, English Heart
Spoilt Victorian Child
Crack In The Union Jack
Something about England
15 aug 2005, 17:49Watched the new Six Feet Under last night and as the credits rolled my brother asks, "who is this, U2?" Laughed sounds too hearty and chuckled reminds me of chiclets so I never use that word, but it was amusing all the same. So now he likes The Arcade Fire. I guess he forgot when I played it in his car a few months back and we robot-danced to Haiti.
For the record, Darrin's favorite artist is probably George Michael and if Father Figure pops up every now and then, it's due to pleasant overexposure.
12 aug 2005, 15:45If I don't get these things organized, I end up forgetting who's in town when and hating myself for months afterwards if I miss them.
I'm also going to update this whenever new information pops up.
23: Jim Yoshii Pile-Up - Atlanta - Drunken Unicorn
1: Pernice Brothers - Tally - CDU
4: Make Believe - Atlanta - Drunken Unicorn
10: Against Me! - Tally - Beta Bar
14: Four Tet - Tally - CDU
15: Alaskan Pirate & his Salty Seamen/ Rilo Kiley - Tally - CDU
19: Deerhoof/The Double - Atlanta - Drunken Unicorn
19: The Posies - Tally - CDU
23: Prefuse 73 - Tally - CDU
26: Magnolia Electric Co./Alasdair Roberts - Tally - CDU
27: The Decemberists - Tally - Beta Bar
28: The Decemberists - Orlando - HoB
28: of Montreal - Atlanta - Drunken Unicorn
29: The Decemberists - Atlanta - Tabernacle
3: Wolf Eyes - Tally - Beta Bar
3: Minus the Bear - Tally - CDU
4: Mono - Tally - Beta Bar
4: Head of Femur - Tally - CDU
10: Calla - Tally - CDU
13: Richard Buckner - Tally - CDU
19: Ambulance Ltd - Tally - CDU
22: John Vanderslice - Tally - CDU
31: The National - Tally - CDU
1: Stars - Tally - CDU
2: ADULT. - Tally - Beta Bar
8: Spoon - Athens - 40 Watt Club
8: xbxrx - Tally - CDU
14: Deerhoof - Gainesville - Common Grounds
15: Deerhoof - Tally - CDU
17: Deerhoof - Orlando - TBA
17: Okkervil River - Tally - CDU
2: Xiu Xiu - Tally - CDU
11 aug 2005, 21:16IFC played Trainspotting a night or two ago and I ended up watching the whole thing. And there it was. Renton's dressed up in his estate agent's suit and I finally get it. All Mod Cons. In high school I wanted to make a shirt that read Mod Con, because that's what I thought The Jam's album meant. Damn the Brits for their confusing slang.
All Mod Cons
I didn't get to make the shirt because I ran out of my stash of iron-on letters and they didn't sell any nearby. Kids today have it so easy with their clicking. Maybe not. I still don't know for sure if I read the album right. If so, yay for cleverness. If not, damn it all the same. I think it's time I made an ass of myself on some Jam aging-fan board.
On another note, I just put on Captain Beefheart and a giant moth suddenly appeared and spazz-flew all over the room. I don't know if the two are related, but I'm concerned.