Thursday, June 07, 2007


I'm frustrated that for some reason, I can't import Bright Eyes' and Lou Reed's performance of "Waiting for My Man" on this site.

I'm frustrated that this is my second full week without caffeine. The anxiety has leveled off - but now I get to go through the "finding the source" of the stress and an abrupt change in diet. Limited sugars - fine - no biggie. Limited alcohol - uh... ok. I suppose. I never had a rock star "consume a bottle of Jack every night", but I do enjoy a gin and tonic or a few fingers of Johnny Walker while I'm reading.

But caffeine. Switch to decaf at 33. Just don't sound right. I never was a pot a day consumer, but dang if I didn't relish that first two awesome cups a day - especially if it's coming from somewhere like Blue Line. Hoping this is temporary...

Anyway - my afternoon mix:

"All For Swinging You Around" - The New Pornographers *****
"Patience" - Mark Sandman *****
"Strongman" - Luscious Jackson ***
"The Black Hawk War, Or, How To Demolish An Entire Civilization And Still Feel Good About Yourself in the Morning, Or, We Apologize For The Inconvenience But You're Going To Have to Leave Now, Or ..." *** (*$%# you, Sufjan for making me type this)
"I Can't Stand It" - The Velvet Underground ****
"Heaven is a Truck (live in Australia)" - Pavement ****
"Talula" - Tori Amos *****
"The Foundation" - Thievery Corporation ***
"Mood to Burn Bridges" - Neko Case ****
"Then She Did" - Janes Addiction *****
"Unhappy" - Big Boi ***
"Candy" - Morphine (e.g. the token 'chick' song in Morphine's catalog)
"Born of a Broken Man" - Rage Against The Machine ****
"Hot Pink" - Meat Puppets ***
"My Downfall" - The Notorious B.I.G. ****
"The Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory" - Guided by Voices ***
"Real Live Bleeding Fingers and Broken Guitar Strings (live)" - Lucinda Williams ***
"Brown Sugar" - The Rolling Stones ****
"Tell Him" - Lauryn Hill ****
"Come On Up to the House" - Tom Waits *****
"Friction" - Television ****
"Sweat" - Tool *****
"The Update" - The Beastie Boys ****
"Diedre vs. Dice" - The Roots **
"What's Going On in My Home? (live)" - Luther Allison *****
"Police On My Back" - The Clash *****
"Bongo Beep" - Charlie Parker ****
"Barfruit Blues" - The Hold Steady ***** (so much better than anything on 'Boys and Girls')
"Egg Man" - The Beastie Boys *****
"FM" - Junior Boys ***

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