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I didn't make any resolutions for the new year, at least not in a "to-do" list sort of way.  Which is not to say I don't have things I want to do:
  • lose weight, either via eating healthier or getting off of my lazy ass every once in a while
  • getting out of the house more often, as long as we're talking about getting off my lazy ass
  • zeroing out my credit card debt...
  • ...which would make it much easier for me to afford going back to therapy on a regular basis
  • write more music, whether it's for money or not
Those are the big things, at least.  And tonight, I'm correcting #2 by meeting up with Mike for drinks after work.  We are long overdue for a hang.  We had a nice convo last night over the phone; he articulated exactly what it is about the new Radiohead album that's bothered me, which is:  it sounds like a collection of demos.  I'm not knocking the songwriting; I just feel like it wasn't finished cooking before they released it.  If that makes any sense.

I also want to start posting here more often, and make posts that consist of more than just random links I find amusing.  When I got on LJ 7 years ago (!) I had a pretty clear idea of what I wanted to get out of this experience, and over the last year or so I've kinda lost track of what that was.  I've kinda clammed up, essentially, and I'd like to fix that.  My therapist, at this point, would ask why I've clammed up, and I guess my answer to that is that I'm not really sure who reads this anymore, and while there are privacy filters here I kinda feel like if you're gonna have an online forum where you talk about your life and your thoughts, you should either put up or shut up, and I guess I've opted for the latter. 

So, there you go.  Expect more blathering.  Oh, and I want to revive scrollwheel.
 EDIT:  New Scrollwheel tourney is up and running.
i know what you mean about the purpose of LJ--i need to make mine friends-only and start actually expressing my thoughts. if only it felt like the time of year to make such a promise for the future...
Radiohead
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Jeremy---i disagree with the comment on In Rainbows. I abandoned Radiohead after Amnesiac because i....well...i just got sick of all the "radiohead this/that" bullshit. i sat out Hail To The Theif, and I was prepared to sit out In Rainbows. But I recently checked out "Hail" from Brooklyn Public and loved it, and since Virgin Mega was selling In Rainbows for $10, i decided to buy the disc. I am insanely in love with the album. I find it to be their most beautiful cd and certainly would've been my pick for the best of 2007. The album feels so personal to me, and personal in a way i haven't felt about a disc since I bought Good News for People who love Bad News by Modest Mouse.

Jay