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Day: August 20, 2007

Bands I am currently digging on

Bands I am currently digging on

Music
Once in a while I fall into a bit of a rut with my music and get the urge to strike out and discover some new bands or some new styles. And by "new" I mean "new to me." The last time I did this was about 6 years ago when I started seriously developing an affinity for jazz. That period bore a lot of fruit and allowed me to get into groups/acts that have really had an impact on me, such as Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Wes Montgomery and many others. This time I decided to delve into so-called "indie" music. I made an earlier attempt around 1998 but didn't really get too much out of it. I was a bit turned off by the shoddy production values I heard on many of the records I sampled, and quite honestly found a lot of it rather boring. I won't name any of those bands here for fear of gettin...
Monday cheeriness

Monday cheeriness

Rants
Starting today, you all have my permission to kick the shins of the following people: Drivers at the front of the line who dawdle when the light turns green, then attempt to overcompensate by speeding. Anyone who does a slow clap after hearing an amusing/entertaining anecdote in public, as if to signal everyone around them that they just missed out on a super awesome story. People who feel compelled to post some variant of "First!" to start a message board comment thread. Fast food workers who can't grasp the idea that "no onions" does not really mean "as many onions as possible." Geniuses at the grocery store who bring 20+ items to the express self-checkout areas and justify it by saying that 10 identical cans of beans really are one item.