Tuesday, March 29, 2005

What is it about being back at school that makes me blog? The 24/7 access to a computer? The lack of anything real to do? The fact that I have no friends?

Whatever be the case, it's good for you, dear reader, because you get to hear my everyday ramblings and pointless thoughts. Today's is a quick one, I want you all to read this. It's a piece by Frank O'Hara, everyone's next favorite poet. Now, I'm not saying he's new or nothing, because he isn't, it's just that we read his stuff in poetry class and no one in there had ever heard of the guy. Now we know him and now we love him. So do yourself a favor and read that excerpt, it's well worth your time.

Monday, March 28, 2005

Well, now I've gone and done it. It would seem that I have blown out my left ear bud on my iPod headphones. How does one go about blowing a headphone out, you ask? Simple. Play the song "Shake Appeal" by Iggy and the Stooges. Yes, it would seem that this kick to the face that is rock and roll can destroy a speaker. I swear, that song is the loudest song I've ever heard. It has two settings, "off" and "loud." Really. Try playing it and turning the sound down. It sounds exactly the same until it's off. And even then you can still hear it. So a warning out to everyone. Don't try it at home.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

So, as it turns out, even downloading a gig of music legally gets your internet turned off. Who knew?

Where does one get a gig of music? Why, right here. I don't know if everyone knows about it (I bet they do, I'm ususally the last...) but it seems to be a site hosting one song for every band playing South By Southwest this year. What this means for me is it's a crapload of new music by tons of bands I don't know. Here are two of my faves.

Back Porch Viperes - When I get Low I Get High
Asleep in the Sea - Dance On

I enjoy the second a lot because it reminds me a bunch of depressing drunk dials which I seem to be a magnet to (both in giving and recieving), and the first is just good fun. So, I dunno, enjoy or something.

Monday, March 07, 2005

Random thoughts from a random time

While watching a young woman run to catch a bus I was struck with a thought. If this same woman had been born a couple of thousand years ago, she may have been running from a tiger and now would most certainly be dead. Natural selection is a scary thought. Maybe civilization is a good thing after all.

The Merchant of Venice is quite the anti-Semitic story. I understand that at the time and place it was written it would have been acceptable, but you know what? I bet people accepted Mein Kampf when it came out.

I made a sandwich today. It was on a deli roll and had no meat on it. It sure was tasty.

Really. I can't get over that sandwich. It had lettuce (unusually fresh), tomatoes (out of season but somehow still soft), onions (taken from the salad bar), mayo, vinegar and oil. And it was delicious. I think I'll make one for dinner.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

You know what the problem with Ted Leo songs is?

They come to an end.