Wednesday, February 16, 2005

viiiva la muuusica la la la laaa

[Yeah, this title is an Enrique Iglesias reference. What.]
Well, I'm up in snowy Ithaca starting to get settled. Excluding the part where I paid my exhorbitant monthly credit card bill by overdrawing my checking account, thirty minutes before I would've been charged a late fee, I must say that so far I'm doing a good job getting my proverbial shit together. Big thanks to E for hauling my ass up all the goddamn hills in the morning. I haven't yet had time for my old favorite hobbies, reading blogs and illegally downloading music (which, by the way, I think is a beautiful thing, as it has introduced many people to many artists of which they would've otherwise never heard, hence helping said artists with ticket and music sales and only hurting the filthy stinking rich ones who don't need anymore money anyway.) Anyway, point is, I don't have a lot to say at the moment so I'll just fill in the "Kitchen Music Meme" sent to me by the Fat Asian Baby.

What is the total amount of music files on your computer?
Somewhere around 2,000 songs. Sadly, my computer is currently residing in Wisconsin so I'm limited to my iPod, which mysteriously came back to life right after a visit to the Holy Virgin monument on the San Cristobal hill in Santiago. Praise Jesus.

What is the last CD you bought?
I'm thinking real hard and all I can think of is Arcade Fire, which I think is sad but true as my vagabondery has not exactly lent itself to the procurement of new music. But I'm getting back in the game and very much looking forward to buying upcoming new releases on old fashioned compact discs by British Sea Power, The Kills, Out Hud, and Spoon.

What was the last song you listened to before reading this message?
"The Sweater Song" by Weezer while driving around Ithaca with E running errands and trying to find me a job.

Write down five songs you often listen to, or that mean a lot to you.
1. Where the Streets Have No Name--U2. My first favorite song of my official favorite band in high school.
2. Let Down--Radiohead. My first favorite song of my official favorite band in college.
3. Almost Crimes--Broken Social Scene. My first favorite song of my official favorite band post-college.
4. Last Goodbye--Jeff Buckley. Best breakup song in the history of the world.
5. April Skies--Jesus and Mary Chain. I just love this band (I was clearly supposed to be a poor, angsty British teenager in the 1980's...sigh,) and was introduced to them freshman year by Perplexa, who, with the help of Napster, singlehandedly turned me into the charming music nut (snob?) I am today. Thanks, sweetcheeks.

Who are you going to pass this stick to (three persons) and why?
No one, because CERTAIN PEOPLE never update their blogs anymore.


Anonymous said...

Hm. Was that last one a little jab at little Drone? Or is Drone just being paranoid? Heh.

Andrew said...

I probably don't even qualify anymore.

If I ever move on though, I'll be a daily again, I swear. I swear. It's FUN! I miss it.