"an open letter to boston (the city, not the band)"
it's about my time in detox up in boston.
Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye
1. Dump - On the Right Track Now (thanks Jon!)
2. Trashed on Fiction - Safety Net (again, thanks Jon!)
3. The Kooks - Seaside
4. Elbow - Grounds for Divorce
5. Taken by Trees - Only Yesterday
6. Buddy Holly - Every Day
7. Black Keys - Lies
8. Alkaline Trio - Cooking Wine
9. Beach Boys - God Only Knows
10. Radiohead - Karma Police
11. Better Than Ezra - Good
12. Damien Rice - Elephant
1. Mountain Goats - No Children
2. David Ford - I Don't Care What You Call Me
3. Jenny Owen Youngs - Fuck Was I
4. Josh Ritter - The Temptation of Adam
5. The Good Life - So Let Go
6. Sleater Kinney - Call the Doctor
7. Oasis - Don't Look Back in Anger
8. Deb Talan - Two Points
9. Mia Doi Todd - Autumn
10. The Extra Glenns - Going to Marrakesh
11. Leonard Cohen - Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye
12. Elliott Smith - Somebody That I Used to Know
anyone know of any indie record/cd shops on the east end? meaning riverhead, north fork, south fork?
April 19 is record shop day. i want to make a story of it.
also, i see zine fests being held all over the place. how about on long island?
so guess who's using another sick day and heading back to the dr tomorrow? that's right. that would be me. this time, i'm going to demand meds.
not only am i still sick, but i feel worse. i still have a fever, my ears ache so much and i can't stop coughing, even when i take freaking nyquil. i slept from about 4 pm until 9:30. lame lame lame. i'm also going to have to cancel my plans for tomorrow night.
Here's the awesome mix I made for Brandie. The only productive thing I did all day. It's a bit Rilo Kiley heavy, but the VU cover is essential, and she doesn't know any older RK stuff, so I figured I'd put two other songs on there. She'll appreciate it. And Jon and I discussed the mix all day. We've decided I am a younger, female, lesbian version of him. It's actually kind of scary.
Murder City Devils - Alcohol
Rilo Kiley - Papillon
Stars - Today Will Be Better, I Swear
Ryan Adams - To Be Young
Okkervil River - The Latest Toughs
Geraldine Fibbers - House is Falling
Taken By Trees - Lost and Found
Beirut - Postcards from Italy
St. Vincent - Apocalypse Song
Deb Talan - Vincent
Calexico - Alone Again Or (Love cover)
Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (I went for the fairly obvious one)
Rilo Kiley - Science vs. Romance
Trashed on Fiction - Safety Net (awesome song by an awesome LI band)
Vampire Weekend - Mansard Roof
Violent Femmes - American Music
Throwing Muses - Bright Yellow Gun
Hold Steady - Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? (Dylan cover)
Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers - Roadrunner (another fairly obvious route, but who cares?)
Cold War Kids - We Used to Vacation
Rilo Kiley - After Hours (Velvet Underground cover)
i'd like something long-ish, but i'll take what i can get. i'd have to plan it around work and i'd kind of like our trip to be not so planned and more important than the destination. any takers? any ideas? i should probably ask dawn, but i'd like to do something different. i take all my trips with her.
last night i saw juno and it was awesome. not only that, but the soundtrack is amazing, including songs by belle and sebastian, velvet underground (which we all know is one of my favorite bands ever in the whole entire fucking world), the kinks and cat power. and half of the soundtrack was original songs written and performed by kimya dawson of the moldy peaches. even more awesome.
this makes a fantastic good movie streak i'm on. i have loved the last four movies i saw, which is amazing.
first i saw i'm not there, a crazy, trippy, pseudo-bob dylan biopic, where he was played by six people and represented by six different characters, none of whom were actually called bob dylan.
then the golden compass. another very good movie. and since harry potter is over, i needed a good children's fantasy type thing (i want to read it soon as well...)
dawn and i saw walk hard and that movie was so freaking funny. i loved all the people in it. so many good people made random, small appearances and i loved all the music it referenced.
finally, juno last night.
not only were these movies awesome. but i want the soundtracks to three of them (everything but the golden compass). and i never want soundtracks. so this is quite an amazing feat.
hopefully the streak will continue when i see sweeney todd.
tis the official word. we are on a break. i told her i didn't know if i thought we would work out and i'm not sure if i want to be with her.
i am a terrible girlfriend, at least with her. we are terrible together.
as expected, i miss her. i think we can be ok.
this is why i never know what is going on.
i had a fun night though. went to a couple of shows and i left in the middle of the last one. i was so tired, but had to walk home... ok bed for me in a second
i was so sick yesterday i actually had to leave work a couple of hours early, and felt like a tool for doing so.
i had plans for a late lunch with danielle. i was starving when i went in, had a couple of small things, some oatmeal and a clementine. and my stomach was so sick. but i thought it was because i was hungry.
we went to panera, i ordered food and couldn't touch any of it my stomach was so sick. and it got worse when we went back to the office. any slight movement made me sick. i got a bad headache and chills. so i went home. and it was a good thing i did.
then i slept for four hours straight and woke up starving. i stupidly decided to seek out vegan pizza, thinking, "hey, i feel awesome now."
when getting directions to the vegan pizza place, i stupidly put in the wrong city (cambridge rather than allston). i got tremendously lost. nearly wound up on 93 heading into boston. freaked out a little bit. eventually, found my way back the way i came from and went home.
and it was a good thing i didn't get the pizza because after eating some soup when i got home, my stomach was so icky again.
then i watched the office and sleeeeept.
now i feel amazing and i think i'm going to see the bob dylan movie. and i still want my damn vegan pizza.
i think my roommate got annoyed yesterday. she said rent is due this weekend. i said ok cool and asked about when she paid utilities and asked her to refresh my mind again what utilities we paid for. the last one she said was phone. so i said, "well, i don't plan on using the phone here. i only use my cell phone." and she seemed annoyed by that. but really, i have been here three weeks. i have not touched her phone once. it took me a few days to realize it was in her study and she never changed the outgoing message to include me, so why would she think i planned on using the phone ever. craziness.
so this weekend is bob dylan movie, maybe out with people tonight, mall tomorrow and some random play tomorrow night.
i'm only working mon and tues this week. i'm going to florida to see my parents. this is why i need to head to the mall, to christmas shop.
i also need to call up my auto insurance people and complain. they gave me an estimate and when my dec. bill came in the mail my policy was about $400 more, with no explanation? and they had said i would pay about $120 a month and they were asking for $240? and even if i divided the new price of the policy they gave me, it would only come out to about $140 a month. so i need to bitch some people out.
i also need a new lens for my brake light. and an oil change. and to have someone check out the squealing of my belts.