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July 1st, 2006

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12:26 am - still here!
i know i've been dreadfully absent. i've been consumed by work. work is extremely challenging - both in ways that help me to grow and are amazingly fulfilling and in ways that frustrate me more than words can express. so that's pretty much what i've been up to.

mags wanted me to post so i feel like i should have more to say. i've been going to the farmer's market a lot and cooking and all that good stuff. i've also found myself going to a lot of comedy shows at the upright citizens brigade, which reminds me of living in chicago. my cat is in good health and is a delightful companion. my car is in less good health and is an increasingly unreliable companion.

i've been listening to the new nelly furtado stuff a lot. also spank rock. i would totally listen to a spank rock remix of a nelly furtado song if there were one. and like i do every summer, i'm obsessed with 70's soul. coachella was fabulous this year and i'm going to see massive attack at the hollywood bowl later this summer.

i hope you are all well and assure you that even though i haven't been reading, i have been thinking about all of you.

Current Music: jamie lidell - what's the use

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Date:July 1st, 2006 06:52 pm (UTC)
Got any recommendations from either Furtado's new album or Spank Rock's general library?
Date:July 2nd, 2006 12:57 am (UTC)

music stuff

yes i do!

(these are mainly female vocalist poppy self-empowerment stuff, like i know you like it.)

nelly furtado - maneater, no hay igual, glow, i am
lily allen - friday night, LDN
christina milian - say i, who's gonna ride
jamie lidell - any song he's ever made
paris hilton - stars are blind
ropes - kill her off
tami chynn - hyperventilatin
mark ronson - ooh wee
christina aguilera - ain't no other man
corinne bailey rae - trouble sleeping, put your records on
the gossip - standing in the way of control

for spank rock:
sweet talk
backyard betty
rick rubin
put that pussy on me

let me know if you need files for any of these.
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Date:July 2nd, 2006 12:57 am (UTC)

Re: music stuff

it's been so long i can't even remember to log in to comment on my own posts! aie!
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Date:July 2nd, 2006 01:23 am (UTC)

Re: music stuff

i'm very excited you've posted, but now i'm not allowed to speak to you because you actually like "stars are blind". i admit it's catchy, but more in the "i would like to pull my eardrums out with my fingernails now" kind of way. did you hear the clip to her new song yet?

i am jeluss you get to see massive attack again.
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Date:July 7th, 2006 12:40 am (UTC)

Re: music stuff

Oooh! New music. :D

Songs I couldn't find:
"I Am" by Nelly Furtado
Either of the Lily Allen (though there were many versions of "smile")
"Put that Pussy On Me"

But I checked out the rest, and I enjoyed listening to them all. Thanks so much for the recommendations. You should organize a compilation. :) "Sweet Talk" is so incredibly infectious.

I'm gone from Saturday through the 18th, but if you get the time thereafter and feel like sharing, I'd particularly like to hear Ropes, since I couldn't even get an alternative track by them....

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