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1. iTunes has posted the new Deerhoof album a full 2 weeks before it hits stores. Initial reaction - not as revelatory as "Runners Four", but still pretty goddamned awesome, and track 4 - "The Galaxist" is an early frontrunner for my favorite song of 2007.

2. It has some stiff competish from the forthcoming Apostle of Hustle album. Stereogum is hosting the title track from the new album and it's oh so very nice. Bonus - one of the commenters in the thread did the cover art for Grizzly Bear's "Yellow House".

3. Kath and I don't necessarily make New Year's Resolutions, but we could definitely use some work. Kath took the initiative and bought the Xbox version of Yourself Fitness, which also happens to run on the 360. It's actually a pretty cool program; you enter in a bunch of information, do some tests, and then it gives you a personalized workout plan. Kath has 3 days of 30-45 minute workouts; I have 6 days of 15-30. I did mine last night, and let me tell you - holy shit, I am out of shape. Who knew 15 minutes was SUCH A LONG TIME?

4. Meant to do some recording last night - perhaps tonight I'll get around to it. I'm not necessarily in a ruch to commit anything to tape, though - this thing I want to record is an idea I've been kicking around for 7 or 8 years, and I've never really been able to get it to sound right. The idea itself isn't necessarily complicated or anything, but I've never been able to develop anything around it, but I've been tossing it around in my head over the last couple of days and I think I'm starting to see some places it can go.

Work is completely insane, suddenly.