Friday, July 24, 2009

One quick venting thought

I am friggin’ sick of the whole Gates mess from both sides. For people who think incidents like this open up a good debate, bullshit.For 99% of people, this is just an excuse for them to retreat to their respective political points on the spectrum and bang at the fucking thing with a hammer and try to make this square peg of a screw up on all sides fit into their round hole of belief.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

The musical wall

One of the benefits of working quietly in a windowless cube is that I get to put on my headphones and listen to my music, pretty much continuously, eight-and-a-half hours per day, if I so choose. With my iTunes collection approaching 3,000 songs, there’s typically something I feel like listening to, or I can simply hit shuffle and let the computer do the work.

Today, however, as occasionally happens, I hit the musical wall. I scrolled up and down my library, and not one blessed note was there that I wanted to listen to. Replacements, Ramones, Pulp, Miles Davis, way too much Grateful Dead that I had downloaded on the off chance that I someday would feel like listening to way too much Grateful Dead. Punk, jazz, classic rock, Britpop, rap, reggae, even some country stragglers. Nothing. I just stared blank-eyed at it all and was not moved.

Maybe it’s just the brain’s way of telling me we could all use a little quiet now and again. Or maybe it’s that there is something out there that I have enver heard before that will fill me with such musical astoundishment that the angels singing at the Pearly Gates will pale in comparison.

I’m open to suggestions.