I heard that in order to confuse the napster-kiddies who stole the song before the album came out, instead of singing the lyric to their first single “I’ve got my hash-pipe”, Weezer instead sang “I’ve got my half-pipe”. I like the song better that way. :)
I like how applying a security patch to IE (which I don’t even use) requires me to reboot my god damned computer.
I get 12 free dialup hours through bluelight.com, which lets me check my email over weekends until the DSL comes through. So here I write…
When I got home from work on Friday, there was this cat kinda chilling in the stairwell, which was extrodinarily peculiar, because it was behind the second (locked) door to the building. I assumed it belonged to someone in the building, and thought nothing of it. When I saw it there a few hours later, I started worrying. I posted a note on the door, and asked around.
Friday night I had my first real get together-type-thing here at the new apartment, and Steve Bower, Adam, Molly, Rory, and Frances came over for food, drink, and B.S. It was cool, cuz I hadn’t seen Steve in about a year. Saturday morning the cat was still around, so Molly and Adam took it to make sure it was fed. It turns out that the girl in apartment 2 left for the weekend, and the cat must have scooted out past her when she was leaving. All is well now, but I think Molly was getting attached to the idea of owning the cat. :(
Saturday, I went out to Harvard Square to meet up with Jon Whitney and see Fellini’s Satyricon at the Brattle, which I had seen a long time ago, but didn’t really remember. It was allegedly a new print with the original un-edited subtitles, but the print seemed a bit beat up for a new one (tape, scratches, etc). The movie is definately out there, and it left me a little screwy for the rest of the night. After the movie I met some more of Jon’s friends, which was cool. I wasn’t feeling very well though, so I left early. I made it home in time to catch Walken n’ Weezer on SNL, both of which were great. The new Weezer album is growing on me more with each listen…
The Sopranos season finished tonight, and in retrospect I am very happy with this season. It was the darkest season of the three, but I think all in all it was better than the 2nd season, while perhaps a bit shy of the first. Rory came over to watch it with me, and we also watched the hit-man documentary afterwards.
This cold-illness-type-thing is waning, but it is still annoying. I want it to go away, so I am gonna hit the sack.
After work last night I headed out to Harvard Square to see a free, in-store performance by Nobukazu Takemura at Other Music. I hadn’t heard of this artist before, but what I heard was pretty good. I met up with some friends there and we went to eat some Indian food after the in-store. I bought a few used CDs and singles in addition to the Tool and Weezer cd’s:
- Squarepusher – My Red Hot Car (CD Single)
- Autechre – Confield
- Coil presents Black Light District
- Matmos – A Chance to Cut is a Chance to Cure
I got a great deal on all of them, but all in all I spent way too much on CDs yesterday… Give me a break though, I have been utterly poor since October. :) For a change I am not leeching money off of my parents, so I needed to celebrate payday somehow.
So far I have given a first listen to the Tool, Weezer, Squarepusher, Matmos discs (I already had a dub of the Coil disc), and I am not disappointed with any of my purchases. I am listening to the Autechre disc now, and so far it seems pretty good.
I went to bed rather early last night, but I didn’t sleep well the night before, so I guess that can be explained. It is raining today, which isn’t that bad, because the air-conditioning is still not working right here at work (although there are some HVAC guys here as I write this), so cool days are appreciated… I am actually working on important stuff at work finally, which is a good thing, although I am still in a little bit over my head as far as catching up to this code base goes. It will take a few days to figure out how this all fits together yet.
Ok, enough of this….
They really need to fix the air conditioning in here, because this is getting obnoxious….
New Tool, Weezer, and Autechre CDs come out tomorrow, and I am excited about all of the above… It also helps that it is payday. :)
In The Garage
I’ve got Kitty Pride
And Nightcrawler Too
Waiting There for Me
Yes I Do, I Do
I hate Center Stage
My sister is watching Center Stage, what a piece of shit.
I went to visit Mr. Hirlemann, my old High School Photo teacher, which was cool… I really don’t recognize much of anyone over at that school any longer. Even the principal retired. I then headed over to the Library to try and donate some old textbooks, etc. The lady didn’t want them, and she couldn’t recommend any place I could take them either. What a pain in the ass.
I just tried to purchase tickets for Monday’s Weezer concert in NYC but alas, it was sold out. Perhaps I can win tickets off K-Rock… I didn’t have anyone to go with, I figured I would just buy the tickets and someone would come along. :)