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:: 8.19.2010 ::

(listening to: Wavves: King Of The Beach)

Incredibly unmotivated. And the weather isn't even shitty.

(11:45 AM) :: (link)

:: 6.23.2010 ::

(listening to: !!!: Strange Weather, Isn't It?)

One of the main aspects of my current job, which I'm lucky is also an occupation that really makes me happy, excited, stressed, overwhelmed, and underwhelmed at the same time requires me to write emails in html. I learned html years ago, well, a decade ago, and most of what I stumbled across and copied finds itself on this blog. So, basically, half of what I do at work and what allows me to be successful comes from (!)BLACKYELLOWBLACK. I wonder what the best way to put something like that on your resume is? "I wrote, composed, and edited a blog nobody really reads for a long time therefore give me a job." The other part of my job requires me to keep, taste, collect, and document all my wine adventures, which also is basically like the rest of my life. Instead of baseball cards or records I now have bottles of wine. It all makes sense, doesn't it?

(11:05 PM) :: (link)

:: 5.26.2010 ::

(listening to: The National: Alligator)

Back in High School, I went through a period where I listened to Operation Ivy's Energy and They Might Be Giants' Flood on a daily basis. It was like, this checklist item necessary for my day. I am getting close to this with The Radio Dept.'s Clinging To A Scheme.

(3:04 PM) :: (link)

:: 5.24.2010 ::

(listening to: Mathématique: Coeur)

//music video

Fire from Patrick Bergeron on Vimeo.

(4:21 PM) :: (link)

:: 5.12.2010 ::

(listening to: Major Organ & The Adding Machine: "Your Moonpie Eye")

How am I expected to be latenightproductive when I'm already sleepy and I have the of Montreal last.fm station on?

(11:52 PM) :: (link)

:: 5.11.2010 ::

(listening to: The Thermals: "I Hold The Sound")

Hey, lookie!

While I've been away I went to France, then came back from France, then went to Nashville before that city flooded, then roadtripped it 2500 miles through eight states in the South, hitting up Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and my first real time through Kentucky. But most importantly, I've now been to Dollywood.

(6:51 PM) :: (link)

:: 3.19.2010 ::

(listening to Kiss: Destroyer)

THIS IS PURE EAR TORTURE. I have never listened to a Kiss record before, and now I know why. They suck. They such hard. What a bunch of slop.

(11:50 AM) :: (link)

(listening to Eurythmics: Touch)

While driving to work this morning and listening to Big Star, I remembered that I had read that all 3 of their albums made the RS Top 500 Albums Of All Time.

So, I decided to start listening to all 500. Starting at #500, which is Touch by the Eurythmics.

This may have been a bad idea.

(9:43 AM) :: (link)

:: 3.17.2010 ::

(listening to: Drive-By Truckers: The Big To-Do)

//music video

A homemade video for The Hold Steady's "Ask Her For Adderall."

(3:48 PM) :: (link)

:: 3.10.2010 ::

(listening to: Mimicking Birds: Mimicking Birds)

Went and saw The Clientele tonight in SF with The Wooden Birds (who were really good). However, I keep getting their name confused with Wooden Shjips.

All in all it was a really good show, and it was good to get off the couch and see some live music again. We hadn't seen a show since Echo & The Bunnymen on October 22, 2009, so it had been awhile. The Clientele were funny, egaging, and enthusiastic and played a great set.

Ran into some old friends. They acted like we weren't friends anymore, at all. It was honestly one of the most awkward moments of my life and yeah, I know I hadn't seen them in awhile, but I didn't know it would be ... like that. Very odd, but I got over it.

Off to ... tomorrow.

(12:06 AM) :: (link)