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By aethucyn (Sat Jun 09, 2007 at 04:25:19 PM EST) (all tags)
A mostly lazy Saturday spent with book and music.

I've gone through enough pairs of headphones in recent years to be able to identify when a pair are going to give out on me soon. The goal, of course, is to notice this before I'm on the subway one morning and discover that they've given out, leaving me without my crucial barrier from those around me. Seven in the morning is just too early to hear what anybody has to say. So, knowing that imminent headphone death was coming, I picked up a set today. I got a pair of Radio Shack headphones which actually appear to be Koss headphones sold under a cheaper label, and which improbably came as two pairs for $20. One set of earbuds, and one bulkier traditional pair. Since then, I've hardly taken the latter pair off. I'm like a teenager, roaming the apartment completely tuned out to the outside world.

I have one "smart" playlist that is simply any songs that I've uploaded onto the computer and not yet listened to. Every so often, I have an evening where I feel like putting on a bunch of cds that I haven't listened to in a while, ripping them without listening to more than a song or two. I did this the other night, as well as putting on a few new cds I bought this weekend. The result is a mix of Prince, Bjork's Homegenic, Elvis Costello, George Harrison's All Things Must Pass, Thea Gilmore (I finally gave up on waiting for toxicfur to burn me a copy), Sonic Youth and the Cocteau Twins. A good set of stuff to lose oneself in.

It was to this soundtrack that I was reading Murakami's new book After Dark. I'm only halfway through, and I've found that it's often unwise to judge one of his books at this point, but I suspect that it is in league for being my favorite of his. It's the story of a single night, each chapter designated by the time, and mostly following the separate activities of two sisters. Much more than that, I can't say as I'm still waiting to see how everything fits together.
Anyway, I've received an invite to watch a movie with some friends so off I go.

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man. by toxicfur (2.00 / 0) #1 Sat Jun 09, 2007 at 04:31:25 PM EST
Thea Gilmore (I finally gave up on waiting for toxicfur to burn me a copy)

I suck.

I do hope you enjoy the music, though. Currently, she's in my top three favorite artists.
If you don't get a Bonnie, my universe will not make sense. --blixco

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