I apologize upfront for my crappy writing today. I’m still trying to fight through this sinus headache and I’m just generally in a bad mood. Got some woman from our Chicago office coming in to teach me how to do a report that I may or may not ever actually do. I’ve got a load of other shit that needs to be done and I don’t feel like doing any of it or even being in the office – or around anyone, for that matter. Micah’s got a head cold or maybe an ear infection so he’s cranky and whiney. He puked in the middle of dinner last night and TJ and I were nearly throwing up while we tried to double team the clean-up effort. Tomorrow is the AIDS Walk and I’ve not been able to raise much money at all. Everyone is broke or giving money to political campaigns. I’m just goddamn bitchy.
So here’s my damn songs.
1. Coolsville – Laurie Anderson. Strange Angels is one of my favorite albums. Laurie Anderson is a performance artist and her albums are like a little musical adventure. I know many people can’t take listening to her music for more than a few minutes, but I’m not one of them. I can listen to her all day.
2. Zed’s Dead Baby/Bullwinkle Part II – The Centurians. I only wanted a couple songs from the Pulp Fiction soundtrack on my ipod, but never got around to deleting the extras. This one’s a 2 1/2 minute jazzy, sort of porno-esque, instrumental.
3. Borderline – Madonna. Ah, the young Madonna. My mid-teen years come flooding back. All those strong, yet confusing, crushes on my closest girlfriends. And there’s those horrible Madonna fashion statements all the cool girls were trying to make. I, personally, thought the Pat Benetar clones were much hotter.
4. Lakini’s Juice – Live. This whole album is great. I didn’t think I’d like it as much as Throwing Copper, but I do. This song, in particular, is one of my favorites. It’s got a simple beat and theres’s nothing spectacular about the guitar (I’m a sucker for some good guitar playing) but it’s a good, rockin’ song. And I just love Ed’s voice. Live is, by far, one of my favorite bands.
5. Machine Man – Linda Perry. I’m fairly certain that this was her first solo album. Linda Perry was the lead of 4 Non-Blondes. Her solo is slower, softer, and more contemplative as a whole than 4NBs. I got the CD when it first came out and was excited to hear what she would do on her own. I tried to listen to it several times and just couldn’t get into it enough to finish it. Several months ago, I loaded it on my MP3 player and, for some reason, I now like every song and listen to it regularly.