December 16, 2003

Thank you, Utter Wonder

Right now I am wondering if it is possible to die from soreness. Instead of talking about the circumstances behind that, though, I will quote this thing that made me laugh like a thing that laughs all the time. Why you should own every Radiohead album:

5. Radiohead, "Hail To The Thief"

If you want to have a sophisticated and trendy CD collection you can't afford not to have every Radiohead album. I've actually listened to a song on this CD more than a few times (the single "There, There") which thankfully is similar to a lot of the music from their earlier pre-oh-my-god-they-have-become-too-self-important-for-their-own-good period. Unfortunately, everything else on the album sounds like their oh-my-god-they-have-become-too-self-important-for-their-own-good period. Still, if you have one Radiohead CD, you have to have them all. Otherwise some Radiohead snob will notice you're a few CDs short and they'll jump all over you about it and call you lame for liking "Creep," which to them is easily the band's least important and lamest record, and then you'll say "But 'Fake Plastic Trees' is actually my favorite Radiohead song" and they'll be all like "What? You see the pretty video for it on lame MTV and fell in love with the record's lamosity?" and then you'll be like "Lamosity isn't a word" and they'd be like "Shut up, Lamey McLame! Go buy 'Kid A' and get me some chips on the way back! I'm hungry!" So you go buy the CD and then stop off at the market and they're like twenty-seven different kinds of chips and you're not sure which ones the Radiohead snob won't find lame, so you get all huffy trying to decide which chips to buy and you think of the Radiohead snob back at your house shuffling through your CDs, hungry for chips and ready to tell you just why your entire CD collection so incredibly lametastic...yeah, I just don't need that kind of aggravation; hence that's why I own every Radiohead CD.

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December 06, 2003

My favorite chord right now is C9.

I must admit that I am a bit lost when Rob doesn't update for awhile. Where is my anchor, my serious thought for this week?

These past few days have been filled with paper-writing avoidance and learning the guitar part to "It Doesn't Matter" by Alison Krauss and Union Station. It's a haunting song, usually, but not when you play it at 40bpm. It is that ever elusive Fmaj9 chord. I cannot play it. More specifically, I cannot pick it. It makes me cry. It is a woman's chord, and I am just a girl. A girl with bare bones chord knowledge and the hankering to play "Offend In Every Way" without provocation.

I miss Kissing Chaos.

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