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1. Still madly in love with Arcade Fire's "Funeral". Also, out of nowhere, I listened to Beck's "Sea Change" and started to actually get it. It bored me the first couple times I played it and so I forgot about it; someone was telling me the other day to give it another shot.

2. Finished Cryptonomicon a couple days ago; it takes on many new interesting layers of intrigue and significance, having finished The Baroque Cycle. Now I need a new book. Any suggestions? I might pick up something by Douglas Coupland, as I loved Microserfs, but I haven't read anything else. Beyond that, I'm open for anything.

3. Finished the basic tracks for the new, revised 6 Characters short; tonight is acoustic guitar, keys and maybe some percussion. I have to do it early, since the downstairs neighbors are starting to be dickheads. At least last night, I didn't have to make any noise. I'm still not totally thrilled with what I've come up with, but it's something, and maybe it'll work better when the video is tweaked a bit. At this point, I'm ready for it to be out of my hands.

4. Getting a haircut tomorrow, which isn't necessarily that big in terms of news but I'm doing something a bit different; I'm getting the Michael Bluth. My obsession with Arrested Development notwithstanding, I think it's a pretty good look, and sorta close to what I'd ideally like on top of my head, anyway. This means that I'm going to be using gel and other hair shit. But it also means that I'll stop feeling like a dork whenever I come into work with my hair all long and messy and unkempt. Not that I care what work people think, of course, but it's just that I've had such a wierd relationship to my hair over the last 10 years, and I'd like to have something that doesn't look totally stupid. Kath likes this approach, which goes a long way towards making me feel comfortable with it; maybe I won't look like such a hippie when the rest of the band sees it, too.

5. I don't really know what to say about the World Series; I haven't watched more than an inning or two, since I've been busy doing the music thing. All I will say is that I hope the series moves back to Fenway - I know you Boston fans want to win the damned thing, but I think it'd be 10000x cooler if you won it at Fenway. Also, and I speak from experience, sweeps are so damned uninteresting.
if you're going down the Coupland alley, i suggest "Generation X" and "Girlfriend in a Coma" first.

also "Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs" by Chuck Klosterman was the best thing i've read in years.

also, hey! long time no chat :D
Excellent, I'll pick up all of those; I've heard great things about the Klosterman book, too.

And, yeah! Hey! How the hell are you? Work won't allow IMing anymore, which is why I'm not IMing you (or anyone) anymore.
Honestly, "All Families Are Psychotic" was probably my favorite of his, and I seem like the only one who feels that way.