September 16th, 2005

full life

(no subject)

1. Can I announce that eowen and ed_nimrod got married yesterday? Congratulations!!!

2. I sorta went bananas yesterday; I bought the Lost DVD, the new Paul McCarntey album, and then when we got home from the wedding party I downloaded the new Sigur Ros and the Iron & Wine / Calexico EP. I'm just finishing up the McCartney album right now (there's a hidden instrumental track at the end, which is totally awesome and very surprising) and I gotta say, it's pretty freakin' good. It's not a jaw-dropper, but it's definitely a grower, and I really really appreciate how Nigel Godrich managed to rein in Paul's cheeseball tendencies without sacrificing his sense of whimsy. Imagine Beck's "Sea Change" without all the reverb and you'll get an idea of what this record sounds like - even in terms of mood, as there really aren't any balls-out rockers here.

2a. By the way, I'm experimenting with this Amazon.com Associates program; if you click on the links in the preceding paragraph, and you happen to decide to buy any of those things, I get $0.00001, or something like that.

3. I gotta say - I don't know if it's because I'm doing the meditation, or the fact that I've been eating really healthy, but today's the 2nd day in a row that my stomach isn't totally killing me.

4. Just put on the new Sigur Ros... holy fucking shit.

5. Should there be an iPod war today?
ipod war

iPod War #4: the gathering

Sorry for not doing this earlier; I've been listening to "Takk.." all day. Great googly moogly, is all I can really say. Watch the video for "Glosoli" here and try not to burst into tears.

The rules: turn on your iPod or mp3 player of choice (maybe one of these days we'll do a pandora war), set it to shuffle, and write down the first 10 songs that pop up. Submit them here before 5:00pm, EST, at which time I'll put up a poll and voting will commence until Monday morning. Please spread the word and get your friends and friendsfriends involved. Why? Why not, I say. Comments will be screened, just for the sake of screening them.

P.S.: You are allowed to skip IF and ONLY IF you get the same band more than once.
P.S.S: Holy shit, my shuffle kicks ASS.
ipod war

(no subject)

You have 50 more minutes to get in on the war.

I haven't been to McSweeney's in ages. This cracked my shit up.

I Can Never
Recall the Name
of Brooklyn's
New Hip Band.
BY DAN KENNEDY

- - - -

I'm Clapping as Fast as I Can

Clap Your Hands Together Like This

All Clap Hands, That's Right!

Yes, I'm Clapping, OK?

Clap, Clap, Clap for the Band
ipod war

iPod War #4

Same voting rules apply as in War #3: we're going with checkboxes, so vote for up to three lists using whatever criteria you see fit. Voting will commence until Monday, September 19.

EDIT: I think this is working now.

Collapse )