I have been meaning to write something for the last couple of hours, but have been unable to. Unfortunately, this inactivity (I spent much of the time staring blankly at my computer's screen) is not the result of writer's block. I just have not felt like doing anything. I would have tried sleeping, but I woke up around 1600 today.
There are a number of things that have rattling around my head lately. In order to ignore them, I have tried to maintain a higher level of productivity than usual - I have done a bunch of programming for Gregarius (most notably adding tagging support to folders), done some work for my job, read a lot of interesting articles on the Internets, slept for at least 8 hours every
night day, and (most surprisingly) talked to a surprising amount of people online.
Unfortunately, since I was not feeling like doing any of these things tonight (except, perhaps, the last one), I was either staring blankly off into space or pacing.
In order to stop this troublesome thinking, I decided to make a playlist of songs I liked. Since I do not really want to wake up this afternoon to a C&D, I am not offering the songs on the list for public download. If you want to track down the songs on iTunes or what have you, go ahead. If I happen to find them available for free, I will link to the download locations. Otherwise, I will have to spend time parsing through the Audio Home Recording Act of 1992 and 17 USC 10 in order to try and determine whether compiling mix CDs for friends is legal.
if you forget my name
you will go astray
like a killer whale trapped in a bay
But I learned fast how to keep my head up 'cause I
Know there is this side of me that
Wants to grab the yoke from the pilot and just
Fly the whole mess into the sea.
Did you notice the descriptions are getting shorter? This is because finding all these hyperlinks takes too long.
It tickles me that in an album that shares its name with a Ghanaian football club, Ted Leo references both the Red Line and New Jersey in this song. Even cooler, the lyrics use the words "ossify," "historicity," and "internationalist." These words are as cool as ottomans.
I wish we could get our act together
Make some sense of present tense, alright
"Dark of the Matinee" was one of my favorite songs during my sophomore spring. The thought of leaving school to go to a movie theater see,ed reasonable, and landing on television seemed like more than I could hope for:
So I'm on BBC2 now, telling Terry Wogan how I made it
And what I made is unclear now
But his deference is and his laughter is
My words and smile are so easy now
Yes, it's easy now, yes, it's easy now
I'll make a rough plan to sleep around,
I'm in a rut I need a change,
I'm a lazy rat if I am honest
My bold change of tack will fade out with the summer
I've got no appetite and all the girls are bummers
If you stayed with me this long, you might be interested in my new Last.fm profile. I have not listened to very many songs yet, so it is still a bit boring. Luckily, none of the "embrassing" artists in my music library (e.g. Jewel) have come up yet.
The wish to increase my Audioscrobbler data and my newfound good mood makes me think I might as well stay up; I have a lot to do.
Legal Disclaimer: The "what have you" hyperlink is not meant to encourage copyright infringement, but to acknowledge the fact that sharing music is legal in some jurisdictions. This website does not support copyright infringement.
I transcribed the entire lyrics of this song ... only to find that someone else had already done so. Foolish me for not looking ahead of time.
Thou shalt not put two songs by the same artist on the same mixtape, unless thou include two songs by every artist on the tape.
Not his real name.