April 11th, 2008


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Was out sick yesterday; getting caught up today.

I have to post this article, as it is the greatest thing ever.  Any time you ever encounter a baseball fan - or, more to the point, a baseball announcer or writer (and I'm looking at you, John Sterling) who hates "new baseball statistics", please remember this article. 

Speaking of baseball, I guess I ought to be jazzed about tonight's Yanks/Sox game, but I can't quite get up for it.  Maybe it's because it's WAY TOO FUCKING EARLY IN THE SEASON FOR THE SOX AND YANKEES TO PLAY ANY MEANINGFUL GAMES.  Or maybe it's because, as per usual, the Yankees are playing shorthanded (Jeter and Posada are hurt, and the entire offense is asleep), as they always seem to be against the Sox. 

Anyway.  Still alive.  Back to work.
ipod war

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The world is long overdue for a scrollwheel iPod war; my journal is long overdue for a meme.  It's too late in the day for an iPod war, though, and the one-word meme that's going around isn't doing anything for me.  So I'm ganking something from kottke.

5 Most Played Songs on your MP3 player of choice

(Now, in the interest of full disclosure, I should say that the top songs in this auto-generated playlist are songs I've written and recorded (and subsequently listened to over and over and over again, trying to find what went wrong).  So I'm omitting those.

I'm also omitting multiple songs from the same album.  As it turns out, I've listened to The Forms' s/t record on repeat at least 40 times, and in my iPod's list they are all bunched up together, so this "most-played" list wouldn't really make a lot of sense.  In that case, I'll simply put the first song that shows up.

And the thing I should have said first is that my iPod only dates from last summer; my previous iPod's results would most likely be vastly different (i.e., lots of New Pornographers and Death Cab.)  So these results are really only looking over the last 8 months of listening history.

Enough with the futzing:  on with the list.)

1.  Don Caballero, "Fire Back About Your New Baby's Sex"
2.  St. Vincent, "Now Now"
3.  The Forms, "Knowledge In Hand"
4.  The Most Serene Republic, "The Men Who Live Upstairs"
5.  French Kicks, "So Far We Are"