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Various leftovers.

Nothing's been posted in here in FOREVER. But.. I just thought I'd post some leftovers from stuff I've uploaded for other people so someone else may get use out of 'em.

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My new favorite band, and some goodies. =]

It's my first post. Yay.
Alright, so ... I've started listening to The Format a lot. (Seriously ... the repeat button? NEVER been used so much. I'm sure it hates me.) They went from being like ... 40 on my top 50 to number 3 in about a month. They are just so, sooo very good. I've absolutely fallen in love with the genius of Nate and Sam. I mean, even the guy from freaking White Town loves them. If that's not enough to convince you to download, then ... well, I just do not know what is!

Here are just some of my favorites, which was quite hard to pick but ... anyway, here they are:
Oceans
And I wish I was an ocean, maybe then ... I'd get to see you again.
Give It Up
God, I miss those songs we used to sing, talking like getting away would be the greatest thing...
A Mess To Be Made
So you're leaving for months at a time, I'll help you out the door. Once you're gone I'll just stare out the window... "Please, could you please come back home?"
I'm Ready, I Am
I'm trying to find truth in words, in rhymes, in notes, in all the things I wish I wrote cause I feel like I've been losing you.
Inches and Falling
I love love, I love being in love. I don't care what it does to me.

And if anybody ends up trying them out and wanting more, I'll be happy to upload more.
And that concludes the first episode! Ciao.

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American Idol ... Bites.

Well, it looks like I'm going to be the only one actually doing this/using it. Oh, well. Whatever. Maybe I'll see if I can hunt down someone else who'll do it with me. Possibly Lai?

Anyway, that grand old time has come ... the time to discuss ... American Idol. (Said Seacrest style.) First off, let me start by saying that this is, definitively, the shittiest season of AI ever. No joke about it really not being a singing competition this time around. For instance, why is Sanjaya still around? He can barely sing. And besides, he's like a bad Michael Jackson - and that's not a comparison you want made, especially when you're the bad version.

I mean, to a certain degree, I have to admit that I did it a bit myself as I rooted for Antonella. Girl can't sing for crap, but she's very nice to look at and, honestly, none of the girls this season are really all that pretty and, DAMNIT, I need my Carrie Underwood. It would be nice if she could've sung like her, too, but I just need eye candy.

Additionally, this is the first season where my love for the boys has outweighed the girls. It just doesn't happen. But, honestly, the girls are mostly boring and painfully plain ... at least some of the boys have style (Blake, I'm talking 'bout you) whereas the girls just ... fall flat. Do the same things the girls have always done. Don't push boundries. I mean, DUDE ... Blake did freaking 311 ... how awesome is that???

I don't know. It's just been disappointing all around. I really want another Carrie or Kelly and I'm just not going to get it. If they kick Blake off, I'm so boycotting the show. I already came close when they kicked off Sundance ... instead of Sanjaya. (Seriously, his continued presence in the show is a travesty.) And I'm done.

I don't call it my iPoop for nothing.

I figured what better way to begin a blog about all things music than with a discussion (read: rant) about what is arguably the epitome of musical transportation and storage - the iPod.

Let me just say that, when they were a new phenomenon, I absolutely refused to get an iPod or an MP3 player in general. I consider myself a music purist and replacing my cds with a digitial file seemed wrong ... sacriligious, even. Unfortunately, when you're as big of a music nerd as I am and you have over a thousand cds in your collection, transportation becomes difficult, especially with all of the moving that I was doing.

So, I have no qualms about it now although my sacrificing my musical morals for convienence makes me feel dirty. And I guess, in a way, I got my karmic payback when the iPod turned out to be the shittiest, most evil piece of technology ever put out by apple. (And that's pretty damn impressive ... they are makers of the Mac, after all.) I had to replace my fourth generation iPod five times. Five. Why? Because it would do cute little things like refuse to play songs all the way through and some not at all. Blank out my ratings. Freeze about every three seconds, especially when I used the skip button. (Oh, how my iPoop hated it when I skipped songs!)

But my favorite (and most frequent) complaint was when it would, for no reason whatsoever, decide to erase my entire music collection. And, the Apple service being the stellar being that it is, when I would call and register this complaint, I would be told to restart it ... restore it ... PEOPLE, I AM NOT AN IDIOT, I did the easy stuff years ago. And besides, restoring the iPod is not going to magically fix its shitty hardware.

Then, for Christmas, I get the 80gb iPod video. It wasn't a good sign when I started to put my music on it and it told me that I did not have the "rights" to play an Unwritten Law song from an album which I own. Um??? Then, about two weeks after I got it, the screen decided to shit out on me. It displayed lots of pretty colors, but no visible text. That's bad omen #2. Apple, for all of their faults, is good at replacing their crap products, so I have a new one but, thus far, the only good thing about the stupid iPoop is that it's colorful ... and even that gets old pretty quick.

So, I ask ... why do I continue to buy Apple products? Oh, that's right. Because I'm a tool. I know Steph has a new video iPod, as well ... maybe she'll have better luck than I.

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