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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

Friday, January 26

there's no "i can't" in cROiSSant


or how about: can anybody figure out the joke that can be made using the hitherto unnoticed correspondance between "Pecos Bill" and "PECO bills"?

i was going to post the li'l podcasty mix i made today here to make up for having written a lot lately over at mincetapes and not anything here lately. then i decided that was silly because it's precisely what mincetapes is all about. but i just decided to put it here too, because i know some of you don't like to go over there, and i sort of made it with you guys in mind. (instead of those elitist, too-hip-for-their-own-good readers of the other blog.)

here it is:

i'll let you press the play button yourself (it's under the middle screw if you can't find it.) but you'll have to go there to see the track list. it's all 1960s pop songs about winter, except for the songs that aren't. a little under 25 minutes.

in other non-music, non-winter-related news, i had an absolutely lovely time driving to swathmore through an intense, unanticipated snowstorm last night with matthew, gabe, tara, and heidi, watching/listening to the phenomal and adorable camera obscura (and sultry la laque) and having a snowball fight afterwards.

ever since rebecca said something about the light in television and especially computer screens making it hard to get to sleep after staring at them because it's so bright it keeps your mind awake for a long while afterwards, i've had this subtle paranoia about them, like that some sinister force inside the screen is covertly sucking away my life-force. which, you know, they sort of do metaphorically too. (and they keep sucking me in.)

however i don't think that's really why i had such a hard time getting to sleep the other night, considering i went to bed at 8 and started watchin sweet and lowdown and fell asleep half an hour in. but i woke up again at ten-something and then was unable to get back to sleep again until maybe two hours before i finally got up at 4:30, to go to work. (!) i think my favorite part was walking (half-crutching) the 1.4 mi to the bakery that early in the morning. not to say the rest was not good - i think i'll wait and talk about that later - but i did really like that part.

still with the sun destroyers words:

nation of mine, nation of mine
you are so big and powerful, but it's just a matter of time

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