Thursday, October 28, 2010


...I can see by the fact that the NaNoWriMo badge over there on the right is not functioning correctly anymore that it must be about time for NANoWriMo2010.

What is today? Or I suppose what I want to know is when is Nov. 1? Monday?!? Yikes...I'm still not done editing from last year's project, but good news: I think I'm almost to the point where editing becomes counterproductive. I mean, anything more than 7 edits and you probably were starting out with crap in the first place, right?

This year my book will be about a goalkeeper. I know, I can probably stop right there, you're already sold, can't wait to get a peek. Patience, weirdos. Follow my progress here.

Listening to: Rachid Taha - Rock el Casbah
via FoxyTunes

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Shuffle knows you...

It really does. Better than you know yourself. Or maybe it's just more brutally honest than you can allow in the dank tenement room you occupy, not even noticing the smell of crushed buckets of old chicken bones, oblivious to the clatter and crunch of empty beer cans underfoot as you walk the well-worn path to the fridge and back to the couch again, where you more collapse than sit on the darkened sticky cushions....what was I taking about?

Never mind. Let's us click on "shuffle" and delve straightforward into the murky depths of the subconscious and see what creepily brushes against us, shall we?

1) Fuck and Run - Liz Phair

2) Bricks Crumble - Dälek

3) Fur Elise - Beethoven

4) Do You Love Me Now, Jr. - Breeders feat. J Mascis

5) Help I'm Alive - Metric

6) Mouthful of Diamonds - Phantogram

7) Seether - Veruca Salt

8) We Never Change - Coldplay

9) Been It - Cardigans

10) Do You Love Me Now? - El Jezel

11) Send His Love To Me - PJ Harvey

OK, first off, what the hell happened to Liz? I mean, White Chocolate Space Egg? WTF was that about? How do you go from Exile in Guyville to that tripe?!?!?

Now that I've gotten that out of my system, let's see what has been revealed:

  • 8 of 11 songs are from women. Not surprising, given subject's tastes. Music from a guy's point of view is *so over*.
  • Interesting mix of genres; classical, hip-hop, techno, alt., etc.
  • Same song twice, but by different artists. Subject has a thing for covers. Too bad most of them suck. I mean really. Just google covers of Suffragette City, for example. Horrible - just horrible! Why would you try to do that better than David Bowie?
  • Fuck and Run, Bricks Crumble, Help I'm Alive, Seether, We Never Change, Been It...our subject seems to harbor defeatist, passive-aggressive tendencies.

How, how freaky is that?

Listening to: The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger
via FoxyTunes