Wednesday, April 16, 2008

iPod Roulette

Hey friends (you're truly a friend if you're still reading this blog). Sorry for the lack of posting, distance makes the heart grow fonder? Smiley face?

It's been a busy few weeks. My writing partner and I recently finished writing our first episode for It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia. I hope you all enjoy it in...the fall. I think. Just circle the fall months in your calendar with a question mark in the middle.

Anyhoo, I'm going to try and write up a review for Forgetting Sarah Marshall in the next two days (thanks to Kelley for bringing me to the premiere). I'm also trying to finally transcribe that Harold & Kumar interview I mentioned a while ago. There will be a lot of trying this week.

In the meantime, won't you join me in another fun round of iPod Roulette? It's been a while since we last played, so to refresh some readers, here's how it goes down. You put your music library on shuffle and write down the first ten songs that pop up, no matter how shameful. Leave your list in the comments!

1. "The Sound of Settling" – Death Cab For Cutie
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Off to a good start. This song should be the soundtrack to my life. Check out MySpace for the first single off their upcoming album, Narrow Stairs. I almost didn't make it through the unnecessarily long intro.

2. "Cuts Marked In The March Of Men" – Coheed & Cambria
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I guess this is off the third album in a tetralogy chronicling some comic book the lead singer wrote called The Amory Wars. I don't get it. They're pretty radical live though.

3. "Beauty" – The Shivers
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Never head this song before until now. I thought it was Ryan Adams. Eh.

4. "Radio" – Alkaline Trio
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One of my favorite Trio songs. I hear they have tracks from their upcoming album on MySpace.

5. "Plan of the Man" – The M's
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I think I heard this once on an episode of The OC, then never listened to it again. Pretty good. Anyone else spend Sat afternoons watching reruns on SoapNet?

6. "Your Body Is A Wonderland" – John Mayer
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God damn it. Well if you must know. This is what I listen to every night whilst browsing the YouPorn.

7. "Hold On" – Good Charlotte
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This really is the perfect song to stop someone from committing suiy. It takes all that self-hate and re-focuses it solely on killing the Madden brothers. I must admit though, this song is quite catchy.

8. "One Evening" – Feist
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My least favorite Feist song.

9. "Little Palaces" – Elvis Costello
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Over the years, I think King of America has become my most-listened-to Costello album. Lyrically, I'd venture to say it's his best. I'm excited to buy his new one, Momofuku. Looks like the original plan of releasing it solely on vinyl has been scrapped. Ah, smart move. is taking pre-orders for a May 6th release. Any NYers ever been to Momofuku Noodle Bar? Apparently, the chef is a huge Costello fan. I used to live pretty close and never went. Another addition to the regret list. I advise everyone to keep a list of life regrets.

10. "Ain't That Enough" – Teenage Fanclub
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Buy this album. You're welcome.