June 5th, 2003

full life

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1. Not only is Jose Canseco completely insane, he thinks that he's still relevant. Which would be funny if it weren't so sad.

2. I've got to give a shout-out to nothinganything, who just released his first album on jimmyether's Headphone Treats label. I've been listening to it all morning - great, great stuff.

3. I've also got to give a shout-out to one of my favorite 80s bands, Tears for Fears. "Sowing The Seeds Of Love" would rank in my top 20 songs of all time, and their other mega-hits aren't so bad, either. That said, I'm listening to their greatest hits album, and the songs that didn't become hits are kinda weak Depeche Mode-ish songs. One note of interest - I remember being struck by a song at the end of Donnie Darko which, in the chorus, had a line that went something like "I find it kind of funny, I find it kind of sad/ the dreams I have of dying are the best I've ever had", and I thought it sounded somewhat familiar. Well, this morning, I'm listening to this greatest hits album and suddenly, there it is - "Mad World".

4 and 5 to come shortly.
full life

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6/7 EL-P, RJD2, Aesop Rock, Cannibal Ox @ Irving Plaza
6/10 Aceyalone, Prince Paul @ SOB’s
6/11 Jane’s Addiction @ Irving Plaza
6/14 Blackalicious @ Prospect Park Bandshell
6/16 Brian Wilson @ Beacon Theatre
6/17 Mogwai, Japanther @ Irving Plaza $17.50
6/18 Talib Kweli @ SOB’s
6/19 Broken Social Scene, Sea Ray, Awek @ Mercury Lounge $8
6/20 Broken Social Scene, Elefant, Moonraker @ Mercury Lounge $8
6/26,27 Wilco, Sonic Youth @ Central Park Summerstage
7/9 Lake Trout @ Mercury Lounge
7/10 Fountains of Wayne, Ben Lee @ Irving Plaza
7/12 De La Soul @ Summerstage (free)
7/18 Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks @ Prospect Park
7/19 Modest Mouse, Hot Hot Heat, The Kills + others @ Coney Island
7/24,25 Dismemberment Plan @ Bowery Ballroom
7/29,30 Supergrass @ Irving Plaza
9/24 Built To Spill @ Irving Plaza
happy robot

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Sometimes I wonder why the Xbox doesn't go over well with Japanese gamers. It's at those moments that I'll then see something like this, and then I try not to use my brain for the rest of the day.