May 9th, 2006

looking up


I have a lot of music that I don't listen to all that often, so a couple of months ago, I decided I should rectify this. So, I put my ipod on "songs" and pressed play, so I could listen to every piece of music I have loaded on it. This took about a month and a half or so of listening most work days and some evenings, and, of course, it's just the music I've gotten around to loading onto it in the first place, which is only some of what I own. (Due to my small computer, it's a process to manage my music collect digitally, and I'm quite lazy about it.)

Anyway, that was a fun project. I listened to a lot of stuff I haven't heard in a long time, much of which is good, and I'm bringing back into my regular playlist, or at least my consciousness, and some of which is bad, and which I will, eventually, get around to deleting from my ipod.

But! This brings me to a fun place: I'm thinking a lot about music! I like music, but I don't really know how to seek out new music without guidance. That's where you all come in. What music do you like that you think I might like? I'm tempted to tell you the sorts of things that I like, but I'm also curious to hear what you'd suggest without any prompting. So, I'm going to put a few things I like behind a cut, which you will see when you click to write a comment, but it may allow you to think of some things without bias before you click, if that strikes you as interesting.

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silk pants!

Starting this Saturday, I'll be participating in a two week permaculture workshop with kcatalyst in Bolinas, CA. This involves, among other things, camping for two weeks, which is something that I normally only do when it involves hiking into the backcountry where I will then be able to gorge myself on fresh trout, just like a bear. This will be different, however, and it also involves... well, in truth, I don't know what it involves, really, because I haven't gone there, yet.

But whatever it is that we'll be doing, one of the things on the list for us to bring is "work pants". Now, I don't really wear pants, so much. I mean, I have pants for when I go skiing and the like, but I'm just not a pants person. So I went to Goodwill over the weekend to scope out some cheap pants or pants-like objects that I can use for a pantsy purpose for the next couple of weeks.

While there, I found a pair of gorgeous silk pants. Silk! Pants! So soft! I'm a sucker for silk, so, of course, I bought them. But there's only one problem: they're... pants. What was I thinking? I don't wear pants.

And on top of that, they're white. Which means they're basically transparent. Who wears transparent pants, anyway?

I suppose I'll just wear them around the house when I want to have silky silky on my legs instead of nothing nothing.