Wednesday, April 06, 2005

and now for something completely indifferent


This is in lieu of a real entry, 'cause really, who wants really entries? Actually, the real entries will be forthcoming, once I gear the little rig up and move myself into academic mode. Some neat things are in the works currently, not the least of which is my decision to return to Nipissing for my Bachelor of Education. Thanks to everyone who sent notes of congratulations. I think this will end up being a leave of absense, so to speak, from academia, more than the Exit, stage right that I am sometimes afraid of. TAing this term has really made me like teaching again, so this is promising.

Holy crap, there is a spider in the keyboard. Scary! (Yes, in, not on).

Anyhow. The promised non-entry, before this one looks too much like one of my actual entries:

01. What is the total number of music files on your computer?
I think I've topped out at about 700 right now, but I haven't really counted in a while. My intense downloading days are long passed.
02. What is the last CD you bought?
Tori Amos's The Beekeeper. I'm a bit of a latecomer to the Awesomeness that is Tori, but I'm figuring stuff out.
03. What is the song you last listened to before reading this message?
I'm not sure in terms of actual stats, but the last song in my head was The Beatles' All My Loving.
04. Name the five(ish) albums that mean the most to you. (Not the 5 albums you would take to a desert island.)
i) Twice Removed (Sloan)
ii) Blue (Joni Mitchell)
iii) Recurring Dream (Crowded House) [Yes, I know it should be a real album here and not a greatest hits, but I can't tell you the number of hours spent listening to this on various roadtrips, and it went to France with me when I was fifteen.]
iv) Please Please Me (The Beatles) [Again, could have chosen Sgt. Pepper, but this album is just very me. Very young me, but very me nonetheless.]
v) We Were Born In A Flame (Sam Roberts Band)

05. Name the five songs you are listening to the most right now.

i) When You Come (Crowded House)
ii) Yer So Bad (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers)
iii) Ain't That A Kick In the Head (Robbie Williams)
iv) The Philosophers' Beer Drinking Song (Monty Python)
v) How to Fight Loneliness (Wilco)

06. Name the first five best lyrics that come into your head.

i) "When you come to cover me with your kisses hard like armour/ the sooner the better now" (Crowded House; When You Come)
ii) "I want you to know I feel completely at ease/ you can read me like a book/ that's fallen down between your knees/ please/ let me have my way with you" (Crowded House; It's Only Natural)
iii) "To those of us who knew the pain/ Of valentines that never came/ And those whose names were never called/ When choosing sides for basketball/ It was long ago and far away/ The world was younger than today/ And dreams were all they gave for free/ To ugly duckling girls like me" (Janis Ian; At 17)
iv) "Rely a bit too heavily on alcohol and irony./ Get clobbered on by courtesy, in love with love, and lousy poetry./ And I'm leaning on a broken fence between Past and Present tense./ And I'm losing all these stupid games that I swore I'd never play." (The Weakerthans; Aside)
v) "I'm in love with the world/ through the eyes of a girl/ who's still around/ the morning after" (Elliott Smith; Say Yes)

07. Who are you going to pass this stick to (three people) and why?
Well, I stole it from The Writer. But it can be passed on to whomever.

Note the heavy Finnfluence?

5 comments:

Ginny said...

You're coming back to the North! w00t! *does a crazy jig-like dance*

... oh, and Robbie William's lounge songs rock.

Straittohell said...

Your entry is Finntastic.

Anonymous said...

What the murther!?
So I Googled "academia nuts" because my friend Jeff - the guy I said reminded me a lot of you in funny ways - is obsessed with the term "academia nuts" and thinks he's so damn clever. You are the first hit! I saw Guelph and MA and then my eyes fell out of my head. Rest assured I'm not going to read your stuff or send it to my friend (not my style to invade the cyber-privacy)... but what a weird co-inky-dink, eh? Congrats on being a #1 Google hit but you might want to find a way to fix it lest other weirdos like me track you down.

So tired. So sick of cross-dressing. Eyes burning. We need a beer night soon. Like next Monday after the meeting soon.

Erin *he was murthered* Elliott

Anonymous said...

wait no.
that should have been

Erin *murther me now* Elliott

Ms B said...

01. What is the total number of music files on your computer?
Nada. Tsch. You don't think I'd be keeping illegal music files on my computer nor that I'd have been downloading stuff? Of course not.

02. What is the last CD you bought?
Grant Lee Phillips' "Mobilize". I'm off within the next few minutes to pick up Interpol's "Antics", Rufus' "Wan
t Two" and the latest from Patrick Wolf. Wooh. Refunded tax!!!

03. What is the song you last listened to before reading this message?
Franz Ferdinand: Van Tango. I <3 Franz Ferdinand. It is quite ridiculous how much I <3 them, actually. Some of their stuff is quit Enz-ian, actually.

04. Name the five(ish) albums that mean the most to you. (Not the 5 albums you would take to a desert island.)
i) Crowded House: Together Alone
ii) dEUS: In A Bar, Under the Sea
iii) Frank Sinatra: In the Wee Small Hours
iv) Radiohead: OK Computer
v) Rufus Wainwright: Want One

05. Name the five songs you are listening to the most right now.

i) Franz Ferdinand: Jacqueline
ii) Interpol: C'Mere
iii) Ryan Adams: Halloween
iv) Owen Beverley: Candelabra (*very* Finn-meets-Jeff Buckley)
v) Ours: Fallen Souls

06. Name the first five best lyrics that come into your head.

i) Crowded House: "I don't pretend to know what you want / but I offer love"
ii) Neil Finn: "Everything you do / continues long after you're gone"
iii) Franz Ferdinand: "And how in the return of the gaze / she can return you the face / that you are staring from"
iv) Radiohead: "Go and tell the king that the sky is falling down / when it's not, when it's not"
v) Ryan Adams: "Snowflake-eating / She is mildly self-defeating/ And the secrets that she is keeping / they are only really dangerous to her."

07. Who are you going to pass this stick to (three people) and why?
Uhmm....