February 11, 2005
Now's the part where you learn how seriously not-cool I am, if you hadn't figured it out already
First, go check out Leah's finished Mariah. She got rid of the square neckline and added a cable edge on the hood, and it's really cute.
Mandy has slapped me with that music questionnaire/chain letter thingy that's been making the rounds of the blogs. So here are my answers:
1. Total amount of music on your computer:
This is a shared computer, so some of the music is Peter's, but there are 1701 songs right now, not counting the ones that Peter hasn't filed in the library thing yet. Is that a lot?
2. The last cd you bought:
I honestly can't remember. We still buy more vinyl than cds, and the latest new records I've bought are Sonic Youth (Sonic Nurse) and Le Tigre (This Island). I just looked through our cds and couldn't even find one I'd bought any time recently, except for a used copy of REM's Life's Rich Pageant, which I already had on vinyl.
3. The last song you listened to before being tagged:
The Boomtown Rats, Mary of the 4th Form. On the computer.
4. Five favourite songs or songs that mean a lot to you:
This is impossible to answer; my answers would be different every day. Years ago when I worked in a mall, I used to walk over to the craft store once a week and buy five skeins of embroidery floss, just picking the five colours that suited my whim or mood that day. Only once in more than a year did I come home and find that I had chosen the exact combination of colours as I had on another day.
What was I talking about? Oh yeah, the music. . . okay, the 5 songs that appeal to me most off the top of my head right now:
New Order, Blue Monday
Violent Femmes, Add it up
The Rheostatics, Ballad of Wendell Clark (bam, bam, digga digga dam!)
Spirit of the West, Home for a rest. The official song of leaving Pennsic.
Joan Jett, Bad reputation. Because I don't give a damn about mine, either. (Jeez, am I stuck in the 80s? I need to go out and buy some new records.)
Even though I've already got five, I'm going to add I don't like Mondays to my list too, just because it's been playing in constant rotation in my mental jukebox for six weeks, an incredibly long time for one song to remain stuck in your head. And because I've been on a bit of a Boomtown Rats kick lately.
I'm not going to pass this on to anyone, because I just can't bring myself to send a chain letter.
Since my shout out to knitters in the Madison WI area worked so well, is there anybody out there living in or near Athens GA, besides Carrie? By the way, Alexandra, I'm so happy to hear that there's a town close to Madison with the word Beaver in its name; I don't want to move to the States and leave my Castor Canadensis behind! You don't know how sad I was that there's no good printmaking MFA anywhere near Shy Beaver, PA. I'm guessing there aren't any beavers in Georgia, though.
Posted by jodi at February 11, 2005 10:55 AM | categories: self-absorbtion
You could always try Oregon, the unfortunately named Beaver State. Go to OSU and be one.
Posted by: Alexandra at February 11, 2005 03:02 PM
i thought the official song of leaving Pennsic was the Tragically Hip's "Last American Exit"
Posted by: peter at February 11, 2005 03:24 PM
I live about 1 hour east of Athens, in the lovely town of Stone Mountain. I'll look into the beaver thing for you......
If you come to Athens and ever have a yearning for a good dessert, may I recommend the Flamingo Room and Blonde Brownie? To die for!
Posted by: Sandy at February 12, 2005 09:12 AM