Friday, January 25, 2008

This is so I don't get beaten up by Andy

Ok, so Andy from Circles of Concrete has pretty much threatened my life if I don't update this so, here I am! Updating!

K and I just got back from seeing 27 Dresses which was decent. It was pretty much your standard romcom (romantic comedy, for the uninitiated) plot. There were some good jokes and Kathrine Heigl always provides a good time. She's just so down to earth. Like she could be a friend of yours. Basically, she's believeable as a human being. One reason is that her teeth AREN'T perfect. That's one of my favorite things! Let's take a look (if there's a picture right below, then I have mastered some actual photo editing. Man, I hope there is.)

...OK. So I can't find any pictures of where her teeth don't look like they were designed by an architect. Damn. Well, go watch a movie with her in it. And stare at her teeth. It's not creepy. Some guy on the Internet told you to do it, so it's ok.

Well, this post is pretty boring and it's not going to get any better. I mean, I suppose it's POSSIBLE, but I have my doubts. I'm working tomorrow. That's right. On Saturday. A sample came in at 5 pm this evening and it has to warm up to room temperature, but it "expires" so to speak, on Sunday. It's ridiculous, actually. But I suppose this is going to happen every now and then when you're a chemist. No one gave the physical and chemical properties of the planet a work schedule, so they just decided to work all the freakin' time. :)

I hope this has appeased you, Andy. And you, any reader who has been itching for more rambling and lack of tech-savvy.

OH! So I have news about the thing you obviously care most about! The power cord to my portable hard drive. It's not on its way. But that's because it wasn't in the warehouse. So the company is giving it to me for free. But it does mean that it's going to be even longer before I have access to my music. When I finally am re-connected, I promise these posts will have a lot more content. Well, interesting content.


Sunday, January 13, 2008

And since we're on a Radiohead kick (this is the In Rainbows performance from New Year's)

I got this video from my friend Jesse

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Radiohead Daehoidar

You are the sun and moon and stars are you,
You can force it but it will not come
In the next world war
After years of waiting
Are you such a dreamer?
How come I end up where I started
Because I know today has been the most perfect day I've ever seen.
If i squeal to the cops
But someone's listening in.
I will see you in the next life
Idiot, slow down, slow down.
Immerse your soul in love.
All wrapped up and sugar coated

I wanted to see how this turned out while I was getting my hair cut today. I bought the hard copy of In Rainbows. I think it's a good decision.

Lyrics from Greenplastic

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Suck on THAT, music industry!

So...I don't know if you've looked at Billboard this week (You probably haven't, because I'm a huge nerd. Mega.) But if you were to go to the Top 200 Albums chart, you might notice a little band called Radiohead dominating the chart. In Rainbows debuted on the chart last week at #156 and this week it's at #1. I really don't think they are regretting their marketing/release strategy at all. What do you think?

Ok, seriously, though. We all know this was one of the best, if not THE best album of 2007, so it's no surprise, but it does send a message to the record companies that this kind of thing works.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Powering through.

Now is right about the time that I start giving up on resolutions.

I'm feeling very tired from a very busy and hectic workweek and I'm in that place where it's like "I know I should update this, but I don't have access to any of my music and what am I going to talk about and I'm tired and blah blah blah."

But I'm going to power through. I really like blogging and I really like to read other people's blogs. Oh! By the way, thanks to everyone who's said that they like my wallpaper. I feel so domestic and homey and I really didn't do anything but check a box! If only interior designing were this easy!

I just finished reading this amazing book! It's called "Love is a Mixtape" but it may as well have been called "Love is a Mixtape, James." It's totally what I would want my book to turn out to be if I set out to try to express a part of my life and how music was there through every step. Seriously, guys. You need to go check it out.

I was even thinking about doing a sort of chain letter in booklending. Like I could get a list of people interested in reading it here on the site and I could send it to the first person on the list and they could send it to the next, etc., etc. What would you think about that? Might be kind of cool!

Wow, see? It just takes a little bit of writing to open the floodgates and have cool ideas shooting all around! Fun!

Here's a couple of sites you should go check out:

- Contrast Podcast - This week's theme is "Letters and Postcards" and it's a very cool theme. I think I'm going to post the track I picked and maybe one or two songs I dug from the 'cast, but we'll wait until the power cord arrives.

-WOXY Radio - This is a cool internet radio station that my friend Mer told me to listen to and boy am I glad she did! They play a good mix of indy rocky kind of stuff. (AKA mostly bands that people who are a lot cooler than me like and listen to)

And that's it for me for a while! Have a good day!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Fatherly Advice and Calming Down Before Bed.

Ok, so maybe profanity wasn't necessarily called for in my last post. I'm just one of those people who get really t'd off when technology doesn't do EXACTLY what I expect of it. What I need to remember is that I live in an amazing age where I can have friends and family strewn every which way around the globe and I can still be in contact with them! Technology is a wonderful thing.

Things to keep telling myself if I find myself getting frustrated:
  • The power cord is on its way. I'm not sure when it'll arrive, but it's on its way.
  • A new mic IS just a Best Buy or Target trip away.
  • Books are a technology that break down at a much more sporadic rate. Use that to your advantage.
So I'm going to go read some of this:

And then tomorrow, I'll read my daily page of this:

And hopefully start this, if my wife finishes it (I love time travel!) :

Friday, January 4, 2008

Son of a bitch.

Sometimes technology just goes horribly, horribly wrong. I wish I had a laser on my shoulder.

So, now I can't even record intros to the contrast podcast. My microphone appears to be broken and I didn't even realize it. Technology really pisses me off sometimes.