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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

Tuesday, January 20

this electrelane with choir is pretty wack. um.

so now it's, what, the weekend? my schedule the semester (the schedule for my last semester) as it stands now is awfully imbalanced toward the front of the week - at this point i only have one academic class (meeting) left to attend, plus the film class i want-to-audit-but-does-that-make-sense? even more so my workload. lots of little bits of writing - a total of i think 17 small papers for three classes, plus one longer one for each. and most of the small ones are due sunday and monday nights, which is also my phoenix deadline, which means i'll either have to be really disciplined with advance workplanning or i'll have a lot of worky weekends. probably both will happen sometimes. but i also intend to get away for at least three weekends (w-kena, b-klyn, b-ton.) eh, it'll work.

the deal with patty's class is that she'd rather have me take it for credit - but five creds seems like a real bad scene, even though some of the others are on the lite side. i do have one p/f left… i need to see how important the reading is going to be, cuz if i take the class in any capacity i'll probably be sucked into doing a lot of it. (not that i did for her last one, which i did have for credit. but still. i'm supposed to be a theoryhead, or something.) really, i think i just need her to provide a counterbalance to the overwhelming deadpan, uberarticulate, male erudition of my other profs.

hey, the upswing of the netflix shenanigans is that i now somehow have five dvds out, with another one on the way (you're only supposed to have three at a time.) anyone up for a movie tonight? after state of the union drinking games? (i've been hyphenating phrases too much. have to catch myself.)

in other not-news, it's dayumm cold outside. but today the new york times sent me not one but two warm, fleecy blankies. they're so sweet.

remember what the dormouse said:
feed your head
feed your head
feed your head