January 31st, 2003


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jimbojones
05:20 pm - music as an emotional yardstick
Today was a pretty bleak, rainy day, with a long drive to Charleston. Plenty of time to sit in the car and think about things, and marinate in whatever songs various radio stations decided to throw my way, and see which ones stuck.

I'm not usually that much of a Nirvana fan, but Lithium certainly resonated on some levels. Thankfully, I'm a little too weatherbeaten - possibly even a little too wise, if you feel like evaluating me charitably - to do anything but change the damn station away from Just Another Day. I have to admit to a twinge or two when they played Picture, though. The actual lyrics behind West End Girls have no relevance whatsoever, but the Pet Shop Boys' laid back, somewhat haunted and lightly plaintive overall sound fit the mood awfully well.

It's not hopeless, though - when a little oldskool Talking Heads (is there any other kind?) came on, the old familiar grin made an appearance and improved my mood immensely.

Plans for tomorrow specify either sunshine, or barricading myself in the house with all the windows shut and PRETENDING there's sunshine... grey and softly rainy hit just a little too close to home for comfort.

 
Current Mood: listless
Current Music: Boxcar Racer - I Feel So

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[User Picture] From: herbaliser
Date: January 31st, 2003 - 03:09 pm
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get an iPod already

er, but seriously, that way you can pick your own soundtrack. Like right now, I'm listening to Disintegration.


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: January 31st, 2003 - 04:51 pm
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Re: get an iPod already

okay, listening to Disintegration strikes me as an incredibly poor idea right about now...


 
[User Picture] From: herbaliser
Date: January 31st, 2003 - 05:06 pm
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my sweet release

It was rather cathartic for me, actually.

Because I bought the album long before the CD, I still think of it in terms of "side one" and "side two;" side one is more poppy and sing-alongy, whereas side two really hits me in the gut while i lie on the floor absorbing sound waves and smith's voice wails along with my soul...


 
[User Picture] From: tenaciousg
Date: February 1st, 2003 - 10:25 pm
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Re: my sweet release

jim: listening to DISINTEGRATION is always a good idea.

herbaliser: i couldn't have said it better myself. as far as the sides, etc. i almost wore side one out and wouldn't listen to side two, but once i did, i was hooked twice as hard.


 
[User Picture] From: tawnyleona
Date: January 31st, 2003 - 03:14 pm
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While I routinely burn my own "mix tape" cds (I can't get the mix tape lingo outta the brain, so yeah, that's what I call them), I like to listen to the radio occasionally for unexpected emotional responses. But if it hits too close to home, sometimes I just have to slide one in;-)


 
[User Picture] From: discogravy
Date: January 31st, 2003 - 05:14 pm
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reminder to self: stop procrastinating and put the stereo together to make mix tapes


 
[User Picture] From: herbaliser
Date: January 31st, 2003 - 05:30 pm
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yeah right, mix tapes, whatever.

::bites you in the ass::


 
[User Picture] From: discogravy
Date: January 31st, 2003 - 07:40 pm
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actually two of yours are done (finally found them) but I need to make one more and I really do need to put the fucking stereo together.


and you wish you could bite me in the ass.


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