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Tuesday, February 01, 2005

To Whom Should I Write

Songs in my head:
"Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)" by the Four Tops
"MacArthur Park Part II" by the Four Tops
"Worlds Apart" by . . . and you will know us by the trail of dead
"Afraid Not Scared" by Ryan Adams
"To Whom Should I Write" by Mojave 3

Woke up a little earlier than normal this morning. The dog was barking like mad at nothing, which is very unusual for her. Whatever. I couldn't fall back to sleep after I got Steely Dan's "Dirty Work" stuck in my head. So I did some laundry and read more of Fargo Rock City. I just finished the chapter in which Chuck talks about his favorite metal records. This book is empowering.

This has been around for a long time and I've read it many times. However, I still find it hilarious.

Snow is expected on this first day of February. I'm all for snow but I'm not for freeway closures and icy sidewalks. The forecast says the snow will unlikely stick to the ground. I know, that's what they said about the last time it snowed/sleeted, but it was not bad.

Just to explain my side of things: having a steady cold temperature in this part of the world is strange. I've seen snow a handful of times in my life. I've seen ice less. It snowed on my birthday last year. I have no idea what the weather will be like for this year's birthday, but I do know the Grammy's will be on.

At the Aloha show, my friend Jeremy told me about this site devoted to Dallas-area music and venues. Looks very cool, especially with the message board.

MTV.com presents, The Projects That Time Forgot. Gotta love it when somebody talks about a project that never surfaces. I know, I should watch what I say about my book (that's why details are a little mum on this site). I don't want to jinx it. In regards to this article, I feel other additions should be Dr. Dre and Ice Cube's joint project, Helter Skelter, Dr. Dre's anti-Osama Bin Laden song, Guns N' Roses' Chinese Democracy, a 4-disc Ryan Adams box set of unreleased material, a third Blair Witch-related movie . . . .

MTV.com also has a very cool article on what constitutes an "independent" movie these days. Tying it in with the music industry is a nice move.

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