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My contributions to the July CD Mix of the Month Club were Groove Hunter and Groove Hunter 2.

We were scheduled to meet at The Porch over on Avenue C, but it turned out to be closed for renovations and surrounded by a huge wooden fence. So we met at d.b.a. instead and sweated it out on the crowded back patio as we enjoyed birthday cake and cupcakes in honor of our interpid organizer Lisa. Laura and I decamped in a cab just in time to beat the thunderstorm.

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Music by people we know

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You know, one of these days I'm going to make a mix composed entirely of songs by artists Laura and I know personally. It will include [info]steelbrassnwood, of course, not to mention folks like Andrew Lienhard, Mike Skliar, the Pale Imitations, the Bogmen, the Knockout Drops, Lungs of a Giant, Whisperado, Gogol Bordello, the Barracudas, and the Lords of the New Church.

And certainly not least, The Rogers Sisters.

The Rogerses are a trio consisting of actual sisters Jennifer and Laura Rogers, plus the invaluable Miyuki Furtado on bass. (Jennifer is the lead vocalist, more or less, but everyone contributes.) I used to work with Miyuki, and I'm always delighted to get updates from the band on their latest release or European tour or what have you.

They'll be playing this Saturday at Coney Island at the Siren Music Festival. It's free, so get yer butts down there! (Some band called Scissor Sisters is headlining.)

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3-2-1, a lot of fun!

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Okay, this makes me happy:

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June's CD mix of the month

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Owing to a scheduling mix-up on the homefront, I was unable to attend CDMOM this evening at d.b.a. But my mix callously made the trip without me.

So, my contribution to the June CD Mix of the Month Club was In 50 Words or Less...

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This has really not been a good week. I blame Work Hell for my temporal dislocation. And for turning me into a complete asshat.

I woke up this morning thinking: "Prince! At Bryant Park! This morning! Yay!"

But then in the shower, I thought: "Wait, Prince is on June 15th. Today is June 16th. I worked until 2 a.m. Wednesday, then slept in through the whole thing Thursday morning. Fuck! Fuck fuck FUCK!"

So I dawdled at home, took the subway to my usual stop, Bryant Fucking Park, and walked to work from there.

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Sunday Bushy Sunday

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Everyone and his dog has probably seen this cut-and-paste job of Bushy reciting the lyrics to "Sunday Bloody Sunday," but I hadn't, and it cheered me greatly this morning when [info]nitewanderer sent it to me:

http://www.break.com/index/sundaybush.html

This week is officially Work Hell. I have worked at least fourteen hours and been here until past eleven p.m. each the past three days. And yes, you're counting right—that includes Sunday. It's what happens when an Irresistible Project meets an Immovable Deadline. I can't see straight.

And this morning when I arrived at work, I realized that I had accidentally turned off my home computer—which is also my private music server, and lets me listen to any of my 42,000+ tracks from the comfort of any broadband connection. It's also the only thing that gets me through some of these infernal office days. I have texted the dogwalker, though, and he has agreed to turn the computer on for me when he arrives this afternoon. Whew! I need my fix, man!

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May's CD mix of the month

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My contribution to the May CD Mix of the Month Club was Finest Worksongs.

Includes uncredited sound clips from Glengarry Glen Ross, Friday, Office Space, EuroTrip, Joe vs. the Volcano, Robocop, The Italian Job (original version), 9 to 5, 24, Lost in Space (TV series), and Frankie Goes to Hollywood's Welcome to the Pleasuredome.

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In Alcatraz

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Almost every time I go to post in [info]picturetones, I mess up and post the entry to my own journal. Then I have to go in and copy and paste into a new entry. Sigh.

On the plus side this morning, there was soul music in four-part harmony with keyboard accompaniment on the 6 platform at Lexington this morning. I gave the guys five bucks, and they infected me and many other commuters with big smiles.

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Love connection

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I'm slow sometimes, but it just now occurs to me that a Pearl Jam is what comes out of a Mother Love Bone. Oh my!

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