Thursday, January 06, 2005

Snow day, Toothpaste for Dinner, Adidas city sneakers, Almost Famous, my iPod God, Magnetic Fields lyrics

Listening to Ted Leo & the Pharmacists's The High Party. Whenever I think about that name, I just imagine a bunch of long-haired pharmacists rocking out in white lab coats. Do pharmacists even wear white lab coats? Eh.

So. Today I had the first snow day in five years, excepting the "cold day" we had last year after a weatherman said something about how dangerous the cold would be to kids waiting at the bus stop. So--I'm so confused that it's a Thursday; I keep on thinking it's Saturday (because we had school YESTERDAY) or Sunday (because of school TOMORROW). Hm.

A couple quick links. First, lately I've begun obsessively reading the cartoons (a new one every day, plus archives to delve into!) on Toothpaste for Dinner. This is one of my favorites, and this one. Also, have you seen the limited edition Adidas city sneakers? There are different designs for Paris, New York, Tokyo, etc. I like the Buenos Aires one especially because it's so sunny and SUMMERY.

I just watched Almost Famous, one of my favorite movies. It has such sweet characters and great music, plus it's autobiographical. That's right, Cameron Crowe was a reporter for Rolling Stone when he was 15 or 16 years old...and he wrote articles on people like Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, and the Allman Brothers.

Sorry for such a lengthy post yesterday, but I had lots of things that I wanted to get down before I forgot. Not so today.

Listening to the Wrens's Hopeless.

Oh, speaking of music, today I was listening to my iPod on shuffle, and a very cool coincidence occurred. The first song that came on was something (maybe The Book of Love) from the Magnetic Fields's CD 69 Love Songs. Then the VERY NEXT song was Beulah's Popular Mechanics for Lovers, one lyrics of which goes, "I heard he wrote you a song, but so what? Some guy wrote 69..." That's GOT to be a reference to 69 Love Songs, right? So I've come to the conclusion that my iPod is God and it controls the universe. What say you?

I love the Magnetic Fields. My two favorite MF lyrics:

"The day is beautiful, and so are you. My car is ugly, but then, I'm ugly too." From The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side.

And, "I pretended you were Jesus, you were just dying to save me...I performed acts of devotion as if you were Ganesh." From (Crazy for You) But Not That Crazy.

Anyway, I hope all your worlds are covered in a thick blanket of white like mine is.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

my iPod does the same thing... except, my songs arent girly.

-cameron conner aka desk003
http://desk003.com

5:40 PM  
Blogger T.C. said...

Heh. Yeah, I guess you get a fairly inaccurate measure of my iPod from those two songs, but ah well. If you look in the archives, I have a few "What's on my iPod" lists. Anyway, sounds like there's one almightly iPod god, or else mine's Zeus and yours is Poseidon. Hm.

9:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

T.C.,

I just read your comment on Kottke.org, in response to the "What do you believe in that you can't prove" post. I though, after reading your comment, that you were one of the more well-spoken 16 year olds I'd encountered, and after reading a few of your posts, discovered that I was right.

JC
http://bostonconfidential.org

12:42 AM  
Blogger T.C. said...

Thanks! Writing and reading are two of my favorite things, so I guess it logically follows...or at least I hope so.

--T.C.

5:27 PM  

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