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Stuck in my Head
"Kiss Me Harder" by Bertine Zetlitz
"Hot" by Avril
"Brain Problem Situation" by They Might Be Giants

Now Reading
Number 9 Dream by David Mitchell
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage by Alice Munro

Recently Finished
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by David Eggers
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
Mad Tony and Me by Carl Hoffman
Sweet Soul Music by Peter Guaralnick
This Must Be The Place: Adventures of Talking Heads in the 20th Century by David Bowman
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Movies Lately
4 Months 3 Weeks 2 Days
Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts
Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour
2 Days in Paris
United 93
The Savages
The Bourne Ultimatum
Sweeney Todd
The Departed
What Would Jesus Buy?
Ghost World
I'm Not There
She's The Man
Lars and the Real Girl
Romance and Cigarettes
No Country for Old Men
Into the Wild
I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With
Across the Universe

Shows Lately
Damo Suzuki/Stinking Lizaveta @ Mill Creek
Death and the Maiden @ Curio
Devon Sproule/Carsie Blanton/Devin Greenwood/John Francis @ Tin Angel
Assassins @ The Arden
Oakley Hall and the Teeth @ Johnny Brendas
Isabella and Flamingo/Winnebago and Map Me and Gatz and Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven and Sonic Dances and Strawberry Farm and The Emperor Jones and No Dice and Hearts of Man and Principles of Uncertainty and Isabella and BATCH and Addicted to Bad Ideas: Peter Lorre's 20th Century and Car and Sports Trilogy and Explanatorium and Wandering Alice and Must Don't Whip Um and Festival of Lies and A Room of Ones Own and Recitatif @ the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival/Philly Fringe
Martha Graham Cracker and Eliot Levin and Kilo etc. @ the Fringe Cabaret
Lullatone and Teletextile @ Boulder Coffee [Rochester]
TV Sound @ the M Room
Aretha Franklin @ East Dell, Fairmount Pk.
Romeo + Juliet in Clark Park
Daft Punk @ Red Rocks
Spoon @ Rockefeller Park
Ponytail at Pony Pants' House
Mirah/Benjy Ferree @ the 1UC
Tortoise @ World Cafe Live
Hall & Oates...ish
"Nuclear Dreams" - Mascher Dance Group, x2
The Four of Us @ 1812
Machines Machines Machines Machines Machines Machines Machines by Rainpan whatever
Mascher Dance Group/Nathaniel Bartlett
Cornelius @ TLA
Sloan @ World Cafe
In Fluxxxx
Slavic Soul Party!/Red Heart the Ticker @ I-House
the Fantasticks @ Mum
Peter Bjork + Jorn/Fujiya + Miyagi @ fkaTLA
John Vanderslice @ Johnny Brendas
The Books & Todd Reynolds @ 1UC
Into the Woods @ LPAC
The Fishbowl @ the Frear
Caroline, or, Change @ the Arden
Low & Loney, Dear. @ 1UC

Monday, November 17

hello. it's been a while; i'm sorry. i know i won't be able to write about all that's happened in the last two weeks - i figure i'll let my readership, if i have one, let me know what they want to hear. vote by number!

1. i've been waking up at or around 7:30 every day this week, for various reasons, most of them good.
2. my parents were here last weekend, rocking the suburbs; i got full off samples whole foods, and again later on pie and conversation.
3. on monday four of us decided we'd do a set at rose tattoo - on friday we knocked out four spoon covers, and i haven't had so much fun in ages.
4. these guys came to the show, and i went to theirs.
5. well, the week before last, i was kind of depressed. and i did a lot of too much thinking.
6. i could of course write about music. for instance, about this one chord in the chorus of "cherry cherry." [phx reviews of merrit, russfuts, cex, chembros, b.o.b.r., atmosphere, nnb are still unblogged - do you care?]
7. i was in cities all weekend - saturday we toured penn because the giants had taken over psfs; later, an old favorite dependable meal with an old favorite dependable friend.
8. sunday was taken up by an advanture to new york with many pals to see josie and caroline, which resonated with current themes of laundry and pocket change. a lot of singing and driving and people with "p" names.
9. the social affairs committee ought to be called the social affairs discouragement committee (SAD?) don't pick this one, it's a snarky, somewhat tired, if overjustified diatribe. as we already know, SAC=SUC. (tho, a rare chance to see me get political, and maybe controversial.)

well, i'll write on something as long as someone responds by tomorrow. meanwhile i'll sleep so i can get up and (to remember):

retrieve drycleaned sweaters
print and hand in my needlessly delinquent ed.paper
e-mail about tap scheduling
edit tap music
get copies of music to tappies
talk to nick about micing the stage
rsvp for josh and carla's wedding weekend
figure out thanksgiving transport
(try to) bully sac
go to sac meeting after they don't respond
swing by the rok directors office hours
email complaints to phx editors
send last week's reviews to publicists
tearsheets to astralwerks, biz3
write more reviews (of what?) tnh, ylt
listen to c,oc streamed here?
go running
figure out what to do with my new band
put in some storm windows?
tidy up the living room a bit more
clean the kitchen wall
find missing speakers and set them up
take apart my cd player and try to fix it (ha!) or get a new cd/dvd changer combo, for $30 on ebay
get a head start on the weeks' readings (arch, ed, anc)
finish oil stick dress painting
see ester!!
watch the rest of secretary with nicole
catch up on e-mail
talk to my parents
not stay up forever…

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