…is now online. Last week’s mystery song was "Split Personality" by Smokey Joe Baugh with Clyde Leoppard and his Snearly Ranch Boys. That’s a mouthful!
John and I went to Reckless today to pick up a CD I’d ordered, Incredibly Strange Music Volume 1. They just got it in but I’d ordered it like two years ago, seems like! But then, it’s out of print and I couldn’t even find it myself since then, though I had all the MP3s. Also got a used copy of Lisa Mednick’s album Semaphore. Way back before I was on Drag City, I was talking about maybe doing a record in Austin with a label called Dejadisc, which is gone now. Lisa Mednick had an album on Dejadisc that I really liked, so maybe this’ll be good too.
It’s been nice having John home with me. He’s been working really hard on the job search but he’s also cooking a lot more! :-) It was such a good thing that we got that TiVo when we did. We’ve been watching tons of great shows and movies. Yesterday we watched THREE movies: ‘O Brother Where Art Thou’ (great music, but too corny for me); a good one off the Indie Film Channel called ‘All Over Me'; and then ‘Saturn 3′ starring Farrah Fawcett. That one was okay, but there were a lot of really long boring robot-construction and chase scenes that we fast-forwarded through.
I was playing with OmniWeb last night and realized it now has the feature that’ll check your bookmarks for changes. So I can abandon IE for good. Now it’ll be Chimera for everyday, and OmniWeb for reading blogs that don’t have an RSS feed. (I’ve already decided that Safari isn’t going to work for me until it gets more features.)
…is now posted. Last week’s mystery song was "Horns Or Halo" by Sweet Eva Lena Chenault. I ripped that off an old LP that Jason Molina gave me.
I’m waiting for the MacWorld keynote speech to start. I’m simultaneously psyched and bummed because on the one hand, I’m pretty sure they’re going to roll out some super cool piece of hardware that I won’t be able to live without, but on the other hand I won’t be able to afford it, whatever it is!
Poor John got laid off from his job today! Bunch of people got laid off, including both of his immediate bosses. So, he came home early and started working on his resume. Now he’s in the kitchen chopping veggies for dinner and yakking on the phone to various people. He’ll probably blog about this later, so I’ll let him fill in as many of the gory details as he wants to. Just a bunch of corporate politics… it’s pretty sucky but then again, I don’t think he’ll have a hard time finding a new job that he likes even better.
We’ve been doing stuff all day so I’m taking a break now. Me and John had gotten a great big CD shelf the other night, and when we took it home we discovered that it was majorly warped, so it wouldn’t even lay flat against the wall. So we took that back today and they’re going to get us another one. They were real nice about it, they’re going to call us when they get the new one in. After that we went and got some groceries, and then came home and did a bunch of housework.
Speaking of links, I thought I’d better get started moving the old links section into the blog. My goal for the site, as you may know, is to have almost all of the content inside blog entries for easier categorization and maintenance. So I’ll get started with web design links. I don’t use these links near as much as I used to before I started using Movable Type!
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