December 21, 2006

NOT my logo

Your mom goes to college.

I have to wonder if New Shins will be as good as Old Shins. I hope I hope I hope.

October 20, 2006

October 17, 2006

papering up your own cracks

Hypocrite…Check.
Liar…Check.
Adult…Check?
Baby…Check!


Also, name the reference and I’ll send you something.

Also also, this is not about me. At least not the last part.

August 22, 2006

I am such a consumer.

Magazines have such an effect on me (secular magazines I mean). Whenever I read a computer magazine, I’m ready to upgrade my computer or download a bunch of stuff. When I read Custom Classic Truck, I want to go work on one of the three currently decomposing in my father’s yard. I just read the latest Dwell magazine, and now I want to build a house. A nice green house. Eco-friendly green, not blue-yellow green. It probably won’t ever happen, but it is something I’d like to research a bit more. Some of the technology is neat. But really, how do magazines to that? I fall into their trap every time! Actually, I guess I don’t really, because I never act on any of it, reading a different kind of magazine can help me with that.

Alternate title for this post: I am a target market.

August 2, 2006

Sometimes I make you sad.

I’d hate to give the impression that I only write in this thing when I’m unhappy. So here I am writing when I’m not even close to a bad mood. This is very likely due to Supergrass, who I’ve been listening to almost non-stop lately. And also because I’m off work. Oh yes.

July 20, 2006

Dust free and hating it.

For some reason the unhappier I am the more motivated I am to clean. Maybe some last-ditch thing to keep from going insane.

My apartment is nearly spotless.

…except for the office, which will never ever be clean for any appreciable amount of time.

April 25, 2006

Another unfair generalization that I firmly believe

I think that probably most of the time, even if they do it well, people look like idiots when they play the mandolin.

March 31, 2006

When did I get so pretentious?

If it were earlier I could totally put thoughts together better. I have lots of talented friends. One of these friends is a guy named Chris. Chris has willingly given me several of his songs and some others I took from his computer and iPod when he visited me over a year ago. Old habits die hard. This music needs to be shared. Don’t get me wrong, I like Pop Riveter. Reed’s voice over almost all organic instruments is great. But, I like this better. Today was phase one. My aim is a dedicated web site with a link on the Band Kids’ site. We’ll see. But for now I’ve got some of his songs on my public Yahoo briefcase (marked with a CW) and a MySpace.

February 11, 2006

Her?

After watching what will probably be the end of Arrested Development, I just have to say:

Wow.

and also Whoa.

January 21, 2006

January 16, 2006

"And is it good to get these men worked up so..."

How would Daytrip feel about my heralding the talents of other shoegaze bands? I suspect they neither read this nor care. I would also wager Daytrip has more of what I’ll call “genre loyalty” than “band loyalty.” I could be wrong. It’s happened before.
I’m not a huge shoegaze fan. The emotional connection is part of draw, and if it’s done right it’s not just sadness and depression I’m talking about here, but I still have to be in a certain mood. I like bands like Experimental Aircraft for taking the genre into other territory, even getting close to pop.
I saw a movie the other day, which I won’t name or recommend, although if you care you can easily figure it out because it was scored by a band called Explosions in the Sky. Explosions, like ExAir, are from Austin. I wouldn’t call the movie exceptional. It was pretty good. But the effect of the music made it so much more interesting! Given my not a huge fan-ness and relative unfamiliarity with the whole genre, I’m guessing here when I say Explosions is more traditional shoegaze (i.e. no lyrics, long track times). Very good stuff.
Upon further reading, I discovered that ExAir has two shows coming up in the DFW area, and they have a MySpace page (with music from their upcoming album!). Also, this is a pretty good Explosions link.

Fun fact: I’ve used the word “genre” three times in this entry (four now) and I hope you don’t think badly of me. I suppose that’s two fun facts that are related. As long as I’m being honest, neither of those facts are really all that fun.

Also: Identify the quote first and I'll send you something!