Saturday, February 26, 2005

YAY! New music!

Or new to me, anyway. Or owning these particular pieces is new. I've heard them before. Or some of them.

Kevin and I went to Rasputin tonight to spend my $20 gift card (and, um, then some). I ended up getting:

The Paper Chase, God Bless Your Black Heart. Because their mp3 on KRS' website was freaking kicking my ass. I'm one track into the rest of the album and, yes, I am pretty sure it's a keeper. It sounds like insanity, although not the kind of insanity that Xiu Xiu is, which is the kind of insanity I can't quite actually listen to, no matter how much I want to.

PJ Harvey, Rid Of Me. They had a used copy of Uh Huh Her, which I want and considered buying, except that this one, which I also wanted, was on sale for $2 less new than the used record, so what the hell.

The Mountain Goats, We Shall All Be Healed. Yay for the Mountain Goats.

Rjd2, Deadringer. Also, yay.

I was complaining to Kevin (which, I might add, is something I do a lot, because I suck) that they didn't have the Pixies' Surfer Rosa, and since I don't own that record, I feel a part of me is missing. He once again suggested I sign up for the free trial on emusic, which evidently has scads of music I would want available for download. It's some kind of mp3 subscription service that likes indie rock. It's like Netflix for music that you can keep. I am wary of "free" trials, though, so we'll see.

Speaking of Netflix, this week's rentals included the second disc of Bullshit!, which has left me sadly contemplating the reality of paper recycling (seriously, is it all a crock? I must do further research, someday), Dazed and Confused, which I enjoyed (and Ben Affleck still plays an asswipe! No wonder I hate him!), and 12 Angry Men, which I haven't watched yet.

Hoping part of tomorrow can be spent hiking around a nearby park, and maybe I'll get in a little moviewatching, music-listening, seed planting, and cooking. Maybe just laundry, though.

Yeah, this record is totally nuts. I like it, but it will require more listens.


Paul said...

I like 12 Angry Men. You're watching the original, right?

(On further research, the remake is only available on VHS and sucks a lot. It also stars Tony Danza.)

aja said...

yeah, the remake was pretty much worthless. i don't know why they bothered. i saw the original for the first time in my 8th grade civics class. that and mr. smith goes to washington! which was awesome.

Malavagma said...

I tried to eMusic free trial thing and everything went perfectly fine.