Thursday, May 24, 2007

iPod Oracle: Take Two

Seeing as it didn't work so well last time, I thought maybe I'll try it again. See if maybe things work out any differently. This time I'm going to try concentrating a little harder. Here goes:

#1 - More Adventurous - Rilo Kiley
Well already this is looking up. And it makes me a little bit happier that the version that actually popped up was a really early live performance of the song before the album was released and the song was called "Let Me Be Loved." I'm all for that. Let's just ignore the whole shotgun wedding part of the song.

#2 - Halloween - RENT soundtrack
This doesn't really tell me anything. The song is lame and really it's only purpose is to let the viewer know that a year has passed. And then it recaps what already happened. This is what you give me, iTunes?

#3 - Just Drums - Tapes 'N Tapes
Yeah I don't know. There are a few lines here and there, but mostly it doesn't make sense. Whatever.

#4 - I'll Be - Edwin McCain
Wow. That's a little cheesier than I expected. But not bad.

#5 - The More You Ruv Someone - Avenue Q
"The more you ruv someone the more you want to kir them" Ha!

And, since I did a 6th last time, here's numero 6:
#6 - Salute My Shorts! (The hidden track on Take Offs and Landings) - RK
"Now it's just like we never was/ some things go by just because."

iPod Oracle

I'm using my iPod as a fortune teller right now. I'm going to use the first five songs that pop up to try and gain some insight into a current situation. It involves a boy, and that's all you're getting. Although the only person that reads this is Abby, and she knows the situation, so... yeah. Go with it.

#1 - Avenue Q - If You Were Gay
Wow. If I knew less about the boy, I would say this is a pretty big sign. But I know enough to know that he's not gay, and I'm not gay... way to fuck with me, iTunes.

#2 - David Dondero - Laying Low in Eli, Nevada
I don't really know alot about this song, I've never listened to it before. It seems like a good song. Unfortunately I can't find the lyrics online so I can't do any quick analyzing and I don't really want to listen to the song over and over again. The lyrics seem to be about gambling, which could mean something, I guess. I'm not going to listen to the rest of the song so we'll just have to see.

#3 - Whispertown2000 - Restless
"restless, sweet, reckless, you’re reckless on me
let this, sweet, let this, please, let this gain speed"
That's sort of how I feel, so I guess it fits.

#4 - Coldplay - Amsterdam
Well. That's... interesting.

#5 - Rilo Kiley - Paint's Peeling
One of my favorite RK songs, but it doesn't really help me at all. Or maybe it does. "And I think we're all ready, think we're all ready." It's definitely a hard day for dreaming.

How about one more for good measure?

#6 Green Day - Wake Me Up When September Ends
Ok, iTunes. I give up.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Fell Down the Stairs

I don't have any reall news to update this thing with, although I may steal Heather's Best Buy After Hours pics from our game night and post them here if I ever get around to it.

The whole purpose of this entry is to talk about what a good song Fell Down the Stairs by Tilly & the Wall is. Now it's not really their best song, but I think it has something about it that is fairly unique. While some songs might have one or two lines that are meaningful, FDtS is full of good lines. The whole thing is immensely quotable. See for yourself:

You fell down the stairs into my arms
And swiftly ran the other way
And I heard the steady swell of applause
The two drunk kids, trying to figure out which way was home
they got lost as they were taking off each other’s clothes
They realized there was a hole in the boat

And with no lifesaver you try your best to float

And eventually the sky did return
And I was there outside in green
And I watched the world being reborn, ‘Till one a.m.
So I thought I’d let you know
It was beautiful, slow dancing to tunes of Billie Holiday
The city looked wonderful that way

And love, just like blood, will always stain.

And if I could reverse it,
I don't think that it'd be worth it
Because i know in my heart
i would never let you tumble to the ground.

no, I’d never let you fall...

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Decisions, Decisions

Today I was offered an internship with the Hawaii International Film Festival. There are about a bajillion upsides to this internship and one really big downside. It's unpaid. And it's expensive to live in Hawaii. But it's Hawaii. Which would be hella awesome. I have about a week to decide if I'm going to take this internship. Time to do some soul-searching and penny-pinching.