Monday, December 3, 2007

The evolution of a MySpace bulletin.

From: Indie - Magic 95 Mornings
Date: Dec 2, 2007

Ladies and Gents -

If you could make out your holiday list right now what would your top 5 picks be for each of the following A&E categories -

top 5 music picks
top 5 movie picks
top 5 book picks

Hit reply to poster and send me yours please! No no I am not getting them for you but I am compiling a list to be used for an upcoming project.

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From: Sitstay
Date: Dec 3, 2007

Question - Are these picks supposed to be ones that I want but currently do not have, or the ones that are my top 5 favorites of all-time?

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From: Indie - Magic 95 Mornings
Date: Dec 3, 2007

i would go with ones that you do not currently have.

how are you?

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From: Sitstay
Date: Dec 3, 2007

Okay... ones I currently don't have, but would like to possess...

Music Top 5:
Salle Des Pas Perdus - Coralie Clement
Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall - Rufus Wainwright
Growing Pains - Mary J. Blige
In Rainbows - Radiohead
Hvarf/Heim - Sigur Ros

Books Top 5:
I Am America (And So Can You!) - Stephen Colbert
March - Geraldine Brooks
The Best American Nonrequired Reading of 2007 - Edited by David Eggers
The Areas of My Expertise - John Hodgman
On Chesil Beach - Ian McEwan

Movies Top 5:
Rushmore - Special Edition
Superbad
300
Dark City
Ratatouille

I'm doing really well! My mom made the best Thanksgiving dinner, and good times were had all around. I love this time of year, and especially love that I've got a 2-week vacation from work at the end of the year. Other than work, I've been trying to keep up with my blog, and read more, and master Guitar Hero. All ongoing endeavors.

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From: Indie - Magic 95 Mornings
Date: Dec 3, 2007

lol @ guitar hero. we just bought that guitar hero III for my girlfriends son for christmas. he will probably drive me insane with it.

Good choices on your picks... I love Rufus! Can't you get the new RadioHead off their website for free? I thought that was their gimmick was to let the listener pay what they wanted?

Awww man I miss real holidays.. they were much better when I was a kid. I dont know how much you remember but the holidays were so great when Grandma was alive and we were all much younger.. prior to the divorces, people not talking, etc. Laurel and I were talking about that the other day.

I need your address.

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From: Sitstay
Date: Dec 4, 2007

Ah, Rufus. I fell in love with him to "Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk" and it just keeps on going. If you haven't already, check out my all-time favorite CD, David Byrne's Grown Backwards. There's a terrific duet between Byrne and Wainwright of a French song. Really puts you in another place and time. I *could download Radiohead, but I'm currently too lazy to mess with it. We got Guitar Hero III about 2 weeks ago. I'm terrible, but getting better. Give it a shot and you just might drive the kid crazy.

As for real holidays... I miss them too. Some of my best memories are from holiday celebrations where Grandma would come to our house and cook for days, stopping only to drink Pepsi (she didn't switch to Coke until later) and chain smoke (which of course was taking one puff and letting that damn thing burn out in the ashtray). She'd get so annoyed with me trying to "help" her that she would always eventually tell me to get out of her way so she could get stuff done. I never could figure out when she slept. I read something the other day written by the poet Louise Gluck: "We look at the world once, in childhood. The rest is memory." I'm finally (fortunately? unfortunately?) at an age where I get that, and it stings a little, but is also so beautiful. Anyway...

My mom went all out this Thanksgiving, right down to making homemade apple butter - she was born for Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. Maybe one day we'll all live in peace and harmony and eat turkey and mashed potatoes together again... of course, we'd need a really big table - otherwise, I'd force you to sit at the kiddie table with me.

Full disclosure - I'll probably post this conversation on my blog. I'm like a conversation ninja that way.

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