Wednesday, February 01, 2006

self love

Tonight I'm having a nice little date with myself. No, not THAT kind of date. Well actually . . . err, nevermind. Anyway, so far I've drunk four beers, ate an unnecessary amount of granola, exposed my loved ones to internet scrutiny, and downloaded a buttload of new music. Even though music is my favorite thing in the whole wide world aside from the essentials--that would be air, food, sex, friends, and alcohol (am I missing anything?)--I often get lazy and just listen to the same stuff over and over until I get sick of it, and then I keep listening to it until I can barely even hear it anymore. Then I either go to the record store and buy ten albums at once or spend half a day stealing songs on the internet. Today was the latter, and tomorrow might have to be the former since I actually like a good portion of the downloads, and there's something about having the whole shebang even if you only ever repeat the same few songs. Here are the bands/artists that will be keeping me company on my daily commute between Siberia and the Lower East Side, followed by the particular newish song I've heard twenty times today. I believe not a single one on this list hails from Canada, and 2/3 of them make me want to jump around, not cry. You can pick your jaw up off the floor now.

For all your electronic-y, dance-y, more-addictive-than-crack and catchier-than-herpes needs.
LCD Soundsystem - "Tribulations"
Ladytron - "Destroy Everything You Touch"
Go! Team - "Ladyflash"

I wish I had a boyfriend so we could break up and I could listen to these songs and feel better.
Okkervil River - "For Real"
Jens Lekman - "Maple Leaves"
The Clientele - "Since K Got Over Me"

These songs make me want to get drunk in a dark bar and wake up with mysterious bruises.
Art Brut - "Good Weekend"
Arctic Monkeys - "Mardy Bum"
White Rose Movement - "Love is a Number" (Pitchfork hasn't even reviewed them yet! And in high school I wrote a 17-page research paper about the White Rose Movement--a World War II era student rebellion in Germany. I am so cool it hurts.)

And we have now moved on to the film portion of the evening. Netflix has recently provided me with Sid and Nancy, a classic date movie if ever there was one.


Anonymous said...

And some people want to know, were the songs so good and so loud, that checking your cell phone text messages to see where you were supposed to be meeting for drink was out of the question?

Gina said...

i got a new cell phone because i lost my old one. i thought it was on, but i guess it wasn't? it sure looks on. i'm confused.

alex or eric said...

Word up on Okkervil River "For Real". My fav song of last year, hands-down. - Eric