Señor Grumblecakes (jervo) wrote,
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All sorts of trivia

1. The new Good Evening website has launched! I wish I could take credit for the actual construction; alas, my Flash skillz are worthless. David, however, took my little sketch doodles and made it rock. Anyway, there it is. More info will be added as it occurs.

2. Downloaded the new Beck album this morning; I must admit that I'm a little underwhelmed. It's good, but not AWESOME, which is what I expect from his non-acoustic stuff. Of course, it took me quite a few listens to really get Midnite Vultures, so I'm not totally writing it off just yet.

3. Inspired by the Bloc Party album - "Like Broken Glass" is amazing, and I still can't get the bridge of "This Modern Love" out of my head - I made a looooong iPod playlist of my favorite up-tempo major-key songs. Had the Beck album not come out this morning, I'd be rocking to it all day.
  • Lou Barlow, "Caterpillar Girl"

  • Interpol, "PDA" (specifically for the end)

  • Death Cab, "Company Calls"

  • Arcade Fire, "Rebellion (Lies)"

  • Buffalo Tom, "Mountains of Your Head"

  • Frank Zappa, "Father O'Blivion"

  • Genesis, "It" (brand-new recording, from the Archives: 1 boxset of a few years back, including Peter Gabriel)

  • PJ Harvey, "Kamikaze"

  • The Police, "Synchronicity I"

  • Stereolab, "Barock-Plastik"

  • Ted Leo, "Where Have All The Rude Boys Gone?"

  • The Walkman, "The Rat"

  • Wilco, "I'm A Wheel"


4. The new Splinter Cell comes out this week; my copy should be arriving any day now; I'm VERY EXCITED. Online co-op. (You listening, echothree and/or bottlroktt and/or any other Xboxers out there?)

5. Busy week this week, but that's good; it's nice to get out of the house.
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