Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year!

Hey, faithful reader, happy 2009. We promise we'll get back into the swing of things and start posting soon. In the meantime, I just had a quick update:

A good chunk of break has been spent trying to listen to all of the music on my iTunes that I hadn't heard before while driving around to see friends. The problem is that I don't seem to be making all that much of a dent.... and of course, that's because I just keep getting albums based on recommendations, and that's kind of my fault, but, you know, whatever. Anyway, some highlights, compliments of

*A lot of classic rock. Right before break, I got a bunch of stuff from bands like the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and a few other bands that fit under that classic rock label. It made me realize that I not-so-secretly want to be The Dude from The Big Lebowski, driving around, getting involved in kidnapping capers, having sex with Julianne Moore, and listening to Creedence Clearwater Revival all day. It also made me realize that the day that bands like Coldplay are considered to be our "classic rock" will be a very sad day indeed. Le sigh.

*A few albums that leaked that are due for release in 2009. I have these visions of of the RIAA swat team bursting through my door as I write this, but there's no proof that I won't go out and buy them anyway afterwards, right?


Anyway, thanks to the leak of Merriweather Post PavilIion, I now understand that there was another reason why I didn't recognize half of Animal Collective's set during All Points West... you know, other than the fact that I found myself struggling to keep from passing out. Whoops. In a related story, I'm really into the song "Summertime Clothes" from this album.

*12/29/08: While on my way to meet up with friends in Philly, I decided to put on Ready to Die by the Notorious B.I.G., cause I hadn't heard it yet. About ten minutes in, it was suddenly 1994, and I realized that this was, indeed, the "blackest" moment I had ever had. I celebrated by immediately taking a hand off the steering wheel, slouching in my seat, robbing a ho, and beating up a second ho while having sex with a third. Oh, and I haven't smiled in a picture since. By the way, this moment will be rivaled when I finally get a chance to listen to The Chronic and Straight Outta Compton.

I now get why rap was so big in the '90s, and my belief that good mainstream rap is largely dead has been reaffirmed.

Anyway, back to 2009. I was at a party with my friends, and right after midnight, as is usually the custom, somebody put on "The New Year" by Death Cab for Cutie. Now, I actually like the song... but it'd be awesome if my friends could stop hearing it like it's especially poignant.

I guess I should count my blessings. It could be "Happy New Year" by ABBA. Yikes.

Anyway, as it's now 3 in the morning, I suppose I should head off to bed. But again, happy new year to all, and we here at TDoFS (is it rude to speak for Kristina in this case?) hope it's a great one.

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