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YET MORE MUSIC FOR THE FIRE
I learned yesterday that one may check out only 20 CDs at a time!
    New albums added:
  • Super Taranta! - Gogol Bordello
  • Dreamt for Light years in the Belly of a Mountain - Sparklehorse
  • The Singles - Bikini Kill
  • Nu Med - Balkan Beat Box
  • Bone Machine - Tom Waits
  • Drastic Fantastic - KT Kunstall
  • Eye to the Telescope - KT Kunstall
  • darkest Days - Stabbing Westward
  • Fresh Cream - Cream
  • Carencro - Marc Broussard
All of my dreams had soundtracks last night. I remember Tears for Fears' Mad World featured prominently. Definitely going overboard. No.. not going to stop. I have years to catch up on. The rest of you did this sort of thing in high school. I, apparently, am musically ill-developed. (And you can stop snickering at my music choices, you snobs.)

I did, however, spend most of last night listening to gothic americana (this stuff is awesome) music and necking. It was everything high school should have been, right? Making out over music? Not terrible depression and ostracism? I guess I finally got it right!

Now I just need to find a prom date.
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Addendum: Fascination with a new sensation.
Or lack thereof.This is surprisingly a big deal for me.

Ok, so my weight-loss is going well (I think). My clothes fit better - in fact, two shirts I inadvertently shrank fit perfectly now. I'm down a belt notch (and up a boxer size, huh?) which is awesome. But what keeps surprising me, and creeping me out just a little, is that my belly doesn't rub against the inside of my shirts anymore.

Anyone that is or has been overweight can appreciate this. When you're fat, unless you wear really, really loose clothing, your flubby bits are constantly touching fabric. You don't consciously notice it until, say, you adjust after the bathroom or reach for something above your head. In the former case, tucking shirts ruffles thing and the latter reaching bunches clothes about your midsection.

This isn't happening to me anymore and it is the oddest thing. Not needing to adjust after reaching for something, not having that constant pressure of fabric. It's odd, like I'm not wearing clothes correctly or something is amiss in my wardrobe. And when I remember why it is like that, I smile, and, yes, get a little giddy. Just a little.

Tags:
Current Location: Near West Towne Mall
Current Mood: happy happy
Current Music: Stephanie Miller - 01092009 - SM Hour 2

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realization_no1 From: realization_no1 Date: January 12th, 2009 03:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
<3 gogol bordello & tom waits
abmann From: abmann Date: January 12th, 2009 03:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've been reluctant to listen to Tom Waits but I'm really getting into music that makes me think. He also has the greatest twisted sens of humor.

And he rocked in Mystery Men.
abmann From: abmann Date: January 12th, 2009 03:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Also, narcissuskisses introduced me to Gogol Bordello last night. Wow, are they weird.
realization_no1 From: realization_no1 Date: January 12th, 2009 04:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL yeah they're nuts. but i do like me some ukraine accents and awesome mustaches.
assfingers From: assfingers Date: January 12th, 2009 03:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
cream fucking rules.
abmann From: abmann Date: January 12th, 2009 04:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Gaaaayy.
tiny_josser From: tiny_josser Date: January 12th, 2009 04:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
"(And you can stop snickering at my music choices, you snobs.)"

Dude. Sparklehorse. How can you deny me my laughter???

Tom Waits is good though. Never feel bad about Tom Waits. If you like him I highly recommend Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Especially the Murder Ballad album.
abmann From: abmann Date: January 12th, 2009 04:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I grabbed Sparklehorse because the name amused me. Upon reading their Wikpedia entry, I was a little more excited about them.

Basically, when I go to the library, I turn off all filters for music. i grab anything that catches my eye. I'm a little more discerning with music I'm buying for this A Year In Music thing. I mostly grab bands I find associated to bands I enjoy on LivePlasma.com or via Pandora.

Tom waits is rather nifty. I like challenging stuff more these days.

Nick Cave is on The List as well. :)

Edited at 2009-01-12 04:11 pm (UTC)
narcissuskisses From: narcissuskisses Date: January 12th, 2009 04:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have lots and lots of Nick Cave, so you can either borrow my CDs or just pilfer my MP3s.
abmann From: abmann Date: January 12th, 2009 04:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I would like to point out that my list is mostly your fault at this point.

The List:

Nick Cave
Iggy Pop and the Stooges - Raw Power
Swans
The The
The Levellers
16 Horsepower
Michael Gira
The Thermals
The Decemberists - The crane Wife
Magnetic Fields - Distortion
The 6ths
Gothic Archies
Siouxise and the Banshees
Why?
The Who - Quadraphenia
Lady Sovereign
Bohemian Grove
Spoon
Filter
Modest Mouse
Deep Freeze Mice
The Pogues
Ludo
narcissuskisses From: narcissuskisses Date: January 12th, 2009 04:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I own music by nearly all of those bands, though I don't have particular albums like Raw Power or The Crane Wife.

I'll be your library, baby. Oh yeah.

(Heh. That doesn't work as well in print.)
abmann From: abmann Date: January 12th, 2009 04:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
You are going to kill me.
narcissuskisses From: narcissuskisses Date: January 12th, 2009 04:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
:D
tiny_josser From: tiny_josser Date: January 12th, 2009 04:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Iggy Pop. YES. Raw Power. Don't leave him out.
But honestly, as far as the Decemberists go I would really listen to Castaways and Cutouts and Her Majesty before you listened to Crane Wife.

Some great classic punk on that list.
abmann From: abmann Date: January 12th, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I started this who shebang with Castaways and Cutouts. tener_duende recommended The Crane Wife because of a discussion about song order.

Edited at 2009-01-12 04:58 pm (UTC)
tiny_josser From: tiny_josser Date: January 12th, 2009 05:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah ha. I see. Nevermind then.
Personally, I like Castaways better then Crane Wife. There was more variety in the moods of the songs, where Crane Wife was so much more.. I don't want to say all the songs on that album sound the same because it's a good album, but they do.
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abmann From: abmann Date: January 12th, 2009 05:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll trade you for Secretary? I can send it to Lord Duende via IOM tomorrow. :D
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abmann From: abmann Date: January 12th, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I just realized I don't actually have the DVD copy but a ripped version on my media machine. If I pop the files onto a DVD-RW will you be able to play the movie, either as the straight ripped VOB files or as an AVI file?

Else, I'll try to figure out how to burn the files as a DVD to disk through.. some... thing on my Mac.
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abmann From: abmann Date: January 12th, 2009 05:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Woo! Data storage reinforces my laziness!
kiwikat From: kiwikat Date: January 12th, 2009 06:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have the crane wife I can give you, and several of these if Kara doesn't.
abmann From: abmann Date: January 12th, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've become a good music magnet.
tiny_josser From: tiny_josser Date: January 12th, 2009 04:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
That OD story is the craziest thing I have ever heard.

You might also like the Decemberists. They have very nautical themes, but the lyrics are very good and they aren't like anyone else I've ever heard. A lot of the songs are terribly heartbreaking.

If you like 70's rock try Whitewolf. Amazing band. Not from the 70's at all but that's the sort of music they do.

If you have any irish in you Flogging Molly will appeal.

The Mars Volta is a band I just got into. They are hard to describe.
abmann From: abmann Date: January 12th, 2009 04:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
I already have lots of Flogging Molly. :)
sweetcorrosion From: sweetcorrosion Date: January 12th, 2009 10:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
KT Tunstall is great stuff.
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: January 13th, 2009 12:34 am (UTC) (Link)
I'll be your prom date...
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