Picking Up the Gauntlet...
Jamie S. Rich
has issued the challenge. I can't just ignore his e-mail. I have to actually surf one of these internet waves, if for no other reason than it's something to post and get Mr. Rich off my back about how I own one of the most pointless, least updated blogs on the web. So I will answer these questions, even though I could just e-mail the six people who will read my answers directly...
1. Total amount of music files on your computer:
556 MB, 146 songs
2. The last CD you bought was: The soundtrack to Zach Braff's Garden State. I liked the film a lot, but *loved* the music.
3. What is the song you last listened to before reading this message? Luna covering Guns 'n' Roses' "Sweet Child of Mine."
4. Write down 5 songs you often listen to or that mean a lot to you.
1. R.E.M., "Nightswimming": I loved Automatic for the People when it first came out but hadn't listened to it in couple years. Lately Zadie and I have been listening to it once or twice a week before she goes to bed. It's a nice wind-down record, but for some reason she almost always stays awake for "Nightswimming" and then she's out like a light.
2. Weezer, "Good Life": Pinkerton has been one of my favorite records since about a week after it was released. As I grow older, "Good Life" just resonates with me more and more. I love Rivers Cuomo.
3. Bjork, "It's Oh So Quiet": I just find this song to be so completely wonderful as to be beyond words.
4. Black Star, "Children's Story": I love Mos Def. I love Talib Kweli. I love this cautionary tale of sellout MCs.
5. The Killers, "Jenny Was a Friend of Mine": I go through these record benders. I listen to the same record over and over and over and over again until all of my family and co-workers nearly hate the album and definitely hate me. I don't think "Jenny Was a Friend of Mine" would be on this list a year or two from now, but for now, I can't stop listening to it.
6. Who are you going to pass this stick to? (3 persons) and why?
B. Clay Moore, because he happened to just instant message me. J. Torres
, because he needs a distraction and I'm sure he'll have some interesting picks.
Ian Shaugnessy, because I want to see how many times the word "Timbaland" appears on his entry.
posted by James Lucas Jones @ 3:13 PM
"Yes" or "No" Isn't as Important as "Why"
For the last month I've had a really hard time approaching anything critically. Books, movies, comics, food, television, music--I haven't been able to form any specific thoughts about any of it. I feel like I've had to rely purely on my gut because any objective evaluation has been virtually impossible. I'm just intellectually numb save for vague feelings devoid of explicable reason and rendering me completely useless in my job. Maybe I just need a nap.
posted by James Lucas Jones @ 9:30 PM