look! look! look! i've made sigificant progress tonight, i've finally put up my cd racks. witness this:
soon, these will be full (and this is zoomed in a bit).
so i've been asked to write a music article/review for a fanzine. i've put something together, but i'm not really happy with it. i think the main thing is that i have no confidence in my writing skillz. anyways, we'll see how it goes. i should probably just try to have fun with it, hopefully that will override my nervousness. and just to prove i'm having fun with it, i'll probably post it here when i'm absolutely done with it and you may mock me all you like.
for the second week in a row, i've gone to another show with ben and annie. this time it was opening night of the noise pop fest, featuring the flaming lips. i'm not a huge fan, but i like most of what i've heard of them. ben and i went to see them a few years ago, that was my first time seeing them. their show is a fucking spectacle. balloons, confetti, and bloody faces. what more could one ask for? how about a cover of bohemian rhapsody, complete with audience singalong? one of the encores was war pigs, and they had footage of bush and rumsfeld to compliment it.
i'm still waiting to hear back regarding my job interview. it's been two weeks and i've pretty much resigned myself to defeat. hotjobs.com, here i come....again.
ms. berry has taken some really cool pix of some old west facades in her hood. did i say these were really cool? check out her flickr page and see for yourself. this one is my favorite.
i've been digging this band called band of horses. from what i know, a couple of the guys used to be in carissa's wierd. i have only one of the cw albums, "songs about leaving", but i really like it. actually, i just picked up "i before e" last week, at the same time i got the BoH album. carissa's wierd is kinda indie chamber pop, with piano, violins, boy voice, girl voice and sad, fucked up lyrics all wrapping themselves around each other. very pretty stuff. band of horses sorta remind me of old skool r.e.m. when they were on IRS; jangly, understated, and eloquent. the horses' album is called "everything all the time", check it out.
band of horses > the funeral
carissa's wierd > die