2. Speaking of victories, last night's Yankee loss - well, I don't know that I'd characterize it as disheartening, but I'd really have preferred to have swept and then give the ball to Unit for Game 3. As it stands, I feel pretty good with Chacon for Game 4 - because if the series goes BACK to Anaheim for Game 5, I think the Angels win.
2a. Boston might be down 0-2, but they're going back to Fenway, and I'm sure Schilling will pull some sort of miracle out of his ass AGAIN. Holy shit, I hate Curt Schilling.
3. I've only gotten through the new Broken Social Scene 1 1/2 times; it's not You Forgot It In People, that's for sure. There's some good stuff on it - "7/4 Shoreline" in particular - but the tight songwriting that made YFIIP so compelling has been replaced by a production scheme so elaborate and obtuse that it renders the songwriting almost irrelevant - on first listen your ears are barraged by cacaphony. YFIIP had a similar production aesthetic but it felt a bit more organic - the arrangements were loose and the production enhanced that, but ultimately they were both serving incredibly strong songwriting. Let me put it another way - when I first put on YFIIP, I listened to the songs, and didn't really pay attention to all the crazy bits until the 20th listen or so. But with the new album, I'm listening to the production instead of the songs, which isn't nearly as interesting.
3a. iTunes has the new Wolf Parade album - sorta. You can't buy the whole album, because for some insane reason they're not offering Track 9, which means I would have to buy the other songs one at at time, which is stupid and not cost-effective. Everyone's been going bananas over this record, which means I'll go out and get a hard copy, but I'd prefer just to download the damn thing as it's cheaper and takes up less space.
That's it for now.