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what should i wish for?

maura @ 11:04 pm

Music music music: I’m in a music rut again. It started at the end of the summer, my summer of female vocalists, when I slid into the fall (which was itself very summery, anyway) on the coattails of Janelle Monae’s first record. But the weather’s changed and I’m giving the gals a rest. The problem is that I haven’t figured out what can replace them. The past week or so I’ve been listening to Joy Division,* but sometimes they bring me down, man.**

* Except while I’m working/writing, when it’s mostly Air these days. Which led to a funny today when we were having brunch w/an old friend of mine from archaeology school and they played an Air song and I immediately had this very visceral feeling that I should be working.

** Gus is fond of watching videos of people playing videogames on YouTube, and he discovered a hilarious British guy who sounds exactly like Neil from the Young Ones narrating as he played Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker. It’s too much, and he keeps saying things like: “Here come the seagulls, oh no! I hope they don’t poo on me” which sends Gus into fits of giggles.

What should I listen to? The other day I was home doing some work and Jonathan was listening to some indiepoppers or another, and I felt like a hugely old lamebutt because I didn’t know who they were. And he replied “oh yeah, I downloaded some mix from some indiepop kid.” Why am I not downloading mixes from indiepop kids? If you were an indiepop kid, what would you tell me to listen to?

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4 comments on “what should i wish for?”

Stephen Francoeur (7 November 2010 at 10:13 pm)

The Thermals? Harlem? The Pigeon Detectives? Aloha?

Are you on If not, join and then it’s easier to compare notes.

maura (8 November 2010 at 10:46 pm)

The Thermals, thanks! Good for listening while doing the dishes tonight.

I always forget about because I’m in a not-often-at-my-desk phase at work, but I should get on it.

Em (10 November 2010 at 8:03 am)

From the files of “our children are freakishly similar” — Henry too is fond of watching videogame walkthroughs on YouTube. Though I think he tends to go for Pokemon Heartgold. And I tend to cross my fingers and hope there isn’t swearing.

maura (10 November 2010 at 10:14 pm)

I know, we have to be careful about the swearing, too, even with Pokemon videos. You’d think they’d all be made by 9 yr olds but it’s amazing how many teenagers are still into Pokemon!

Now he’s been watching practically the entire game of Kirby’s Epic Yarn, which he wants for his birthday next month, which probably means he’ll be able to finish it in a week or so, sigh.

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