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Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Urbana's Too Dark

Song in my head:
"Urbana's Too Dark" by Braid

It froze overnight and I still can't believe it. I let all the faucets run and thankfully I remembered to turn them off this morning. I got the dog a pillow/mattress for her to lay on instead of the cold hardwood floor. I think she really took a liking to it: she stayed on it for the entire night.

Since I had some time to do it yesterday, I did my first round of Christmas shopping. It wasn't too crowded, so I was able to go in and out in about fifteen minutes.

Idlewild recently spoke to NME about their 2005 plans. March will see the release of their new album, Warnings/Promises. It looks like March is the month for bands across the pond: Coldplay and Doves are also releasing material that month.

NME also reports the name of Hot Hot Heat's new guitarist.

A certain magazine that I subscribe to sent me an e-mail about choosing 'Best Act', 'Best Single', et al, for an upcoming issue. Since I had an opinion on about half of the questions asked, I only answered half. Well, when I clicked the 'submit' button, it wouldn't let me do it. So, I had to fill in answers about artists that I didn't really know too much about. When the issue hits newsstands, now you can understand why somebody would say, "This act is 'Best Act?'"

Next Monday, I may be posting my list of 2004 favorites. However, it will be different from last year's list. I don't want to just list records in numerical way nor do I want to limit it to just music.

Today is Woody Allen's 69th birthday. Time for me to share some of my favorite Allen quotes (they're all from Annie Hall):

About LA being so clean: "That's because they don't throw their garbage away, they turn it into television shows."

"Sun is bad for you. Everything our parents said was good is bad. Sun, milk, red meat... college."

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