Friday, January 07, 2005

Somebody shake me, wake me, when it's over

Songs in my head:
"Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)" by the Four Tops
"MacArthur Park (Part II)" by the Four Tops

This morning I dreamt that I was back in Kingwood, walking by an auto store/car wash. In a glass window I saw a face I had not seen in a long time: a girl I knew from elementary school named Cheryl. I didn't really know her very well but she seemed very thrilled to see me. I soon was to find out after our greetings: she's married to an old friend of mine named Jeff. He walked in and said hello. I thought this whole meeting was random but what was crazier was that the two of them were married. Anyway, I'm next at the office where they worked (which looked very much like the office that I used to work in) and I see an old co-worker of mine with a military-style haircut (short on the top and clean-shaven on the side). Then I woke up with the Four Tops' "Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)" stuck in my head. I think I might want to listen to Billy Joel's "Scenes from an Italian Restuarant" later this morning specifically for the 'Brenda and Eddie' part.

NME has details of the forthcoming double album from the Foo Fighters.

The housemate and I were talking about Kids Incorporated last night and now I read on NME this morning about Eminem's next single, which samples former Kids Inc. star Martika's hit, "Toy Soldiers." By the way, whenever you see the Black Eyed Peas perform, know that "Fergie" used to be a cute little non-ghetto fab blonde named Stacy on the show. Here's the proof.

Is this a sign of other things to come? I find this line very interesting: "Klein noted that CNN will return to true reporting and useful information, and eschew the opinion, discussion and rhetoric that has shaped the news landscape for the past several years."

Jim DeRogatis has a nice little article about Jimmy Chamberlin (Smashing Pumpkins/The Last Hard Men/Zwan) and his new record. I heard a track at Freebirds a few weeks ago and it sounded pretty cool.

After taking a couple of weeks off from reading Everything, I've picked it up again this week. It's hard to put it down: having heard a lot of stories through the grapevine about Richey Edwards, it's nice to read some clear and concrete info about his "departure." Makes me think that Richey was a much more interesting person to read about than say, Pete Doherty.

1 comment:

Kev said...

Re the Jonathan Klein quote: This is the same guy who, while at CBS during the Dan Rather scandal, dismissed the blogosphere with this quote: "Bloggers have no checks and balances . . . [it's] a guy sitting in his living room in his pajamas."