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November's CD mix of the month

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Had I been able to attend last night's meeting, my contribution to the November CD Mix of the Month Club would have been Dreams of Escape. Sigh.

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The dreaded Soundtrack Shuffle Meme, via Tim Pratt.

IF YOUR LIFE WAS A MOVIE, WHAT WOULD THE SOUNDTRACK BE?

  1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
  2. Put it on shuffle
  3. Press play
  4. For every question, type the song that's playing
  5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
  6. Don't lie and try to pretend you're cool...

So, I shift over to my Rock-O-Dex browser window, choose Advanced Search, set Limit to 20, and press Shuffle.1 Here we go!

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October's CD mixes of the month

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A sad day. As of this month, I will no longer be able to attend every meeting of the CD Mix of the Month Club. I'm just too fucking busy, and that's a shame because everyone in the club is just so damn nice.

But that doesn't mean I still won't have a monthly mix. In fact, this month I had two, and if I had been able to attend this evening my contribution to October's club would have been Band for Life, with I've Never Been So Insulted! thrown in as a special Hallowe'en trick-or-trick bonus mix.

This is not goodbye! I will try to get to at least four outings a year, gang! I promise!

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From the ever irrepressible Walter Becker:

http://walterbecker.com/escape.html

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When R.E.M. walked the earth

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I joked in my tribute to the class of '84 at my 20-year high school reunion that my friend Darin was the only one in the school who had heard of R.E.M. That might not strictly have been true (which I alluded to in the version of my speech I actually submitted to the reunion committee beforehand), but here, for you young kids, courtesy of Amazon, is some video of what Darin was all excited about back then:

"Radio Free Europe/Wolves, Lower" by R.E.M. (1983)

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In these hallowed halls

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I left work a little early yesterday to attend a press screening of a film I'll be reviewing next week. The screening room was located in the Brill Building, I was delighted to discover. I had never been to the Brill Building before, or even noticed before it as I walked along Broadway, but this is the famous building where hordes of ambitious songwriters would crank out tunes for hire day in and day out back in the '60s. Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Carole King, Neil Sedaka, Paul Anka, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Carly Simon, Gene Pitney, Jim Croce, Kris Kristofferson, Paul Simon ... the list goes on and on, and defines a whole generation of popular song. Donald Fagen and Walter Becker even worked there for a bit.

I didn't see any famous songwriters there yesterday, but I did arrive at the elevators at the same time the movie—two big reels on a handtruck—did.

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September's CD mix of the month

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August's CD mix of the month

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Tonight is the second anniversary of the New York CD Mix of the Month Club. I will be unable to attend the party, though, because there's just too much still to do before leaving for Worldcon tomorrow.

So, my contribution to the August CDMOM, which [info]lunchboy has graciously agreed to deliver for me, will be How Did They Do That? (a/k/a "The Adverb Mix").

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Jump, jump for my love

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I have been infected by [info]baldanders (well, I asked for it) with the music meme where you get a letter and have to list ten songs that start with it without consulting any reference material. Just the first ten songs that come to mind.

This was much harder than I thought it was going to be. Here is my list:

  1. "Jump" by Van Halen
  2. "Jane Says" by Jane's Addiction
  3. "Jack of Speed" by Steely Dan
  4. "James" by Pat Metheny Group
  5. "Jack Frost Blues" by Jack Frost
  6. "Jump" by N*E*R*D
  7. "Jumpin' Jive" by Joe Jackson
  8. "Joy" by Lucinda Williams
  9. "Jesus He Knows Me" by Genesis
  10. "Japanese Cowboy" by Ween

If you want a letter, let me know.

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Brigham Young & Crazy Horse

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Oops, sorry, I mean the Osmonds, from their hard-rockin' period:

I mean, seriously, this would have scared the shit out of me if I'd seen it on television at the time (1972). But they do seem to be having a great time going "crazy."

You know, Jimmy Osmond hit on my sister once at the BYU library....

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The Accidental Terrorist 30th Anniversary Sale

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