Friday, April 29, 2005


Alright - so yesterday I believe I mentioned something about trying to post at around the same time each day - like sometime in the morning or so. Today, I proceeded not to do just that. Looks like that rule is out the window already. Screw it, it's my blog. I'll update it when I get to it... like right now.... at 2:45 on a work day.... Yup.

But anyway - look look look at the sidebar to the right! I was finally able to figure out how to add those little sections saying what I'm reading, watching, and listening to. Better yet, they have pictures AND links to where you can purchase them. Of course the question then becomes, do you care what I'm reading, watching and listening to? And do I care that you care? Like I said - it's my blog.... BUT here's something to make it worth your while. In the "Listening to" section underneath the link for band and album name, I've also included a
2nd link to a downloadable .mp3 track from that album. There will be a new track with each new album I throw up there. I'll have to toy with the layout a little bit as I think it needs a little tweaking, but it will suffice for now. I've started things off with "The Magnificent Seven" from The Clash off their album 'Sandinista!' Say what you will about the album (The Clash have done better, in my opinion) but that particular track is one of my all-time favorites. Enjoy.

Speaking of music, you are all familiar with iTunes, si? If not, basically it's an online music store run by Apple which lets you download individual songs for $0.99 or entire albums for $9.99. Anyway - Pepsi has a promotion whereby you look under their soda caps and, if you're lucky, you win a free song from iTunes. I've managed to accumulate 15 free songs thus far. Not only do the guys at work give me their winning bottle caps, but it's a little known fact that you can tell whether or not a bottle is a winner before actually opening it. If you hold the bottle up to the light and tilt it at such an angle, you're able to see whether it says 'Free Song' or 'Try Again.' I was doing this while at lunch at Quiznos today as a matter of fact, and I had to go through nine bottles before I found a winner. The counter help were looking at me askance and seemed very very concerned. At one point the gentleman making my sub stopped what he was doing and said, "What are you doing? I am very confused!" All I could do was chuckle and try to explain myself.... I don't really thing he bought it.....

But I digress. I now have 15 free songs and not a clue what to get with them. I already own many of the songs I would consider downloading but I love hearing new music and what other people are listening to. Therefore I'm opening it up to suggestions. You guys got any songs you love that are stuck in your head? Now's the time to share 'em. Those that I take will, in all likelihood, be featured in the aforementioned "listening to:" section in the sidebar - 2nd link and all.

All that said, I must now go back to being a productive member of the local workforce. Hope you all are having a swell day and enjoy the coming weekend.

[***UPDATE*** Oh yes, all this confusion over comments seems to be stemming from the fact that people aren't sure how to post them. Just an FYI - you don't need to be a registered member of Blogger to post a comment. If you aren't and would still like to post, select either 'Other' or 'Anonymous' under the "Choose an Identity" section of the comments.]


Blogger Sean said...

Hmm. Music recommendation? I don't know where to start. You have The Clash up there now. Do you own "London Calling"? It's just fantastic. Or how about Wire's "Pink Flag"? Gang of Four's "Entertainment"? The Fall's "This Nation's Saving Grace"? All good things. And I typically find myself listening to those albums when I'm in a Clash-y mood. Happy Freitag!

3:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pink Floyd comes to mind....The Wall

9:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AC/DC - Anything from Back in Black.

9:31 PM  

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