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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