We listened to Battle of the Bands entries on Saturday. 35 entries. I could hardly believe that 35 bands were floating around on our campus, and took the time to enter our little contest. After listening to the entries, my disbelief continues, for multiple reasons. Firstly, there are some truly amazing bands on our campus (among them Wellington , Petland, & The Unsinkable Mr. Marden), and i had no idea! The three bands i just linked are only a small selection of my favourites, which easily numbered around 10. Punk, acoustic rock, emo, … everything except for women on lead vocals! However, while i’m terribly impressed with many of our entries, a few of them left me totally underwhelmed. Not because of bad mixing, or playing, but because the songs had no forward motion to them … no momentum. Songwriting might not be the easiest thing in the world, but some of these bands had put enough time into it to get their own albums printed up professionally, from which i’d expect a certain amount of professional work. I’m pretty sure that i wouldn’t have stood a chance in the battle given my current acoustic state of affairs, but i still maintain that “Under My Skin” in its band arrangement would’ve won me a slot at the battle. And that’s that.
It just occurred to me that i haven’t listened to a Tori Amos record since January, and then it wasn’t because i felt like listening to Tori but because i needed a specific song to comfort me. But, then a month went by without listening to her at all. I have months like that sometimes… usually alternating Tori and Ani. For some reason i can’t deal with both of their tremendous song catalogues all in a single span of four or five weeks. So, anyhow, i figure i should fit some Tori in now before Ani’s new double album takes over my life next month. Right now: Under the Pink.
My beloved sBlog2 bud (who happens to be our champion) has moved to a new address: Go visit Bertie at superhyperdemonchild.com. Never was there a more apt domain name…
The apartment is such a wreck right now. It’s not as though i’m the one that keeps it clean, but removing me for an entire week doesn’t really help matters either. And, of course, i came back with all sorts of stuff in tow, so now it’s just a mess. Again. It’s always a mess. And i’m already supposed to be looking for a place for next year. EeK!
Hey now, Re! Don’t make me ignore you more than i already am! But, yeah, in case you missed all the back-story, i’ve sorta been home sick for a while, and not in top form on surfing or blogging. But, rest assured that if you turn the page black again i’m flying out there to beat you senseless (though i think my girlfriend likes you now that you told May that she won’t get to shower with me. I mean… aside from the girlfriend issue, showering with May would be incredibly illegal. I mean…. i like living on the edge and all, but…).
I somehow managed to become a link of choice over at In Passing, a site i hold in very high esteem. While i sometimes have trouble seeing how the mysterious author find conversations interesting or obscure enough to jot down, she still manages to do so with more regularity than i can even muster to whine about my own life. So, anyway, thanx muchly for the recognition – it’s definitely appreciated.