2. Another low-key weekend, just the way I like 'em. Saturday I traded in a bunch of old/crappy games and walked away with SSX On Tour, which I'm still trying to figure out if I like or not. I'm a huge fan of the SSX series - indeed, it is now the only EA franchise (other than Burnout) that I feel compelled to support - and this is a solid entry, even if there's a lot about it that just feels strange. Strange in a good way, I think, but strange nonetheless.
3. Sunday was football (ugh) and then David came over for a few hours; I gave him Wolf Parade and the new Broken Social Scene, and he gave me the new Metric (Emily Haines' other other project besides Stars and BSS), the new BRMC, and John Adams' Shaker Loops, which is absolutely stunning. He also gave me a copy of the demo he recorded for a new/old/new song, "Paperwork", which is now my favorite new Good Evening song. As much as I want to jump back into the studio in the spring and record a new EP, however, we've really got to try to get some mileage out of the one we did this year...
4. Congratulations, Chicago White Sox! I was rooting for you the whole time. Well, at least after the Yankees lost. I will now continue to root for you against (probably) Houston. I think Sports Guy mentioned this last week - there was all this talk for years about the Red Sox being cursed because Babe Ruth signed with the Yankees, but really, if any team was deserving of an actual curse from the baseball gods, wouldn't it have to be the
5. This week should be pretty uneventful, except for tomorrow, which will be very, very busy indeed.