Sunday, September 28, 2008

I'm still here!

I'm totally still here, I've just been busy recently. And my computer has been rather narcoleptic recently. Well, I guess not narcoleptic. Isn't there like a chronic fatigue syndrome? Checking...Ha! Everything's something these days! Basically it's going fine, going fine, going fine, then UNBEARABLY slow. It's a lot easier if I put it on standby when I'm done with it, though. So that's what I've been doing. But enough about me. What do YOU think about me? Hehe.

I've been listening to my iPod in alphabetical order. Skipping duplicate songs and live songs if I have the studio recording, but listening to covers. A took me a week. B appears to be an even bigger letter. Maybe that's why "bigger" starts with B! At this exact moment, I'm on this song:

Lagwagon - Billy Club from Blaze

Which isn't my favorite song on the album. That might very well be this:

Lagwagon - Never Stops from Blaze

Lagwagon is funny because sometimes you're listening and thinking, "This is run-of-the-mill Fat Wreck Chords pop-punk" and then other times you wake up 2 hours later after having been knocked off your feet by the brilliance of a verse or turn of phrase. Here's my favorite part of that latter song:

Hands across America, let's catch contact hysteria
Our flag erects from broken homes
July 4 for evermore
Colors of democracy
Fly from every SUV
The Misspelled bumper sticker's here
Where did all the honor students go?

So anyways, all that and Ben Folds has an album coming out on Tuesday. We're feeling good.


Anonymous said...

Cool idea to go thru the songs alphabetically. I'm always feeling like my music is getting lost on my iPod and I hear a bunch of stuff I love (but forget about) only when its on shuffle.

I enjoyed the songs that you posted, too.

Anonymous said...

some band called lag... wagon?

seriously, i thought you had fallen off the face of blog-earth.

James! said...

Tricia - The fun thing is that it's LIKE random but it's in order. It's fun to try to guess what's next!

Andy - Who was it that said that about Lagwagon? I can't remember...
I'm baaaa-aaack.

Natsthename said...

Well, there you are.

I like Lagwagon; it's one of the bands that reminds me of my son. He'd blast it from his room when he was pissed off. LOL. I don't know what he listens to now, in his room..far, far away. (I'm guessing it's not Green Day and Blink 182 these days!)

James! said...

Nat - I don't think my Mom could tell you what I listened to when I was pissed off. I'm happy that I can remind you of him!

Erin said...

Hey James, do you remember in college when I teased you about the "alphabetical listing" of your favorite bands... I think it was on Facebook. Because you claimed the band originally had an "a" before it. Was it New Found Glory? Or maybe I'm just making the whole thing up. Wow, that was COMPLETELY random. Your post just triggered the most bizarre flashback and I thought you might appreciate my craziness ;)

Dr. President said...

NOne of these links work can you repost them please? :)