Slightly new look, and one of the prettier pages i’ve managed to design (keeping in mind how lo-fi my design elements usually are). I’m working on the bio/cast sections now. Really, i am…
Wrestling with nestled tables for the new layout and working through my CD collection. Joni Mitchell’s “Case of You” is simply one of the best songs ever recorded. Back to work…
In an unfortunate turn of events, shafted is nowhere to be found due to the fact of their service provider having some issues today. It’s comforting to see that it’s not only those of us who mooch off of free servers who get screwed :)
I’m happy to be moving into an apartment with another person this year. Sure, i love my alone time, and value it like nothing else. But, that’s the problem really. I enjoy sitting here and typing so much that i don’t go and find things to type about often enough. It’s a rare thing to hear me say “let’s go out and do something” to any of my friends. I don’t like going places and i don’t like spending money on anything other than music.
And i wonder why i don’t date. It this getting too depressing for you?
Meredith Brooks is a fine performing artist. She puts on a decent concert. She was in a band in the 80’s, which lends plenty of credibility to someone the next time they are proclaimed a 1 hit wonder. She plays all of her own guitar, which was a major selling point for her. Meredith went so far as to criticize female artists like Patti Rothberg who played all the guitars on their albums but didn’t often appear in promo material with guitar in hand. That’s not to say Meredith’s album is all amazing guitar technique, but it is solid and it belongs to her. Or, at least it partially belongs to her. Meredith co-wrote every song on the album (ah, try to critcize Patti now, “Bitch”), which always leaves me wondering how much of a musical or lyrical talent an artist is. I never bought the second Meredith Brooks album, nor did i ever hear a song from it. I think Blurring the Edges was the perfect halfway point between Alanis (edge and angst) and Nina Gordon (fun and gut). I don’t know if that will ever matter, but it’s true.
I have this crate of CDs. Going through them is an interesting journey through the last few years of my life. There’s a few like Green Day and Nirvana that i bought just because everyone else did. Then there’re one’s like Alanis Morissette and Sheryl Crow that wound up turning into cultural phenomenons. But, there are quite a few of them that i listened to nonstop for months, and then gave up on totally. Are they bad music? Mostly, no. Instead, i bought the albums on the strength of one popular promo single, and while i enjoyed them i never accepted them as part of my musical cannon.
With my glorious three days off, i want to listen to every CD that i own which i haven’t listened to so far this month. That’s probably only a little more than 150. I’ll keep you updated.