Sunday, February 27, 2011

Praying for snow?

If you're the one praying for snow, please stop. We've had enough. If I find you, I will hurt you.

Things I'm sick of:
- snow
- shoveling snow from the driveway
- shoveling snow off the roof
- ice
- narrowed roads & driveways
- mountains of snow in parking lots that make it hard to see other cars
- snow!
- frost heaves
- the cold
- windy windy days (seriously, 50mph wind gusts? I'm so over that)
- snow!!
- wearing layers
- wearing boots
- scraping car windows
- daylight disappearing before 6pm (though this is a vast improvement over December when it got dark at 4:30pm)
- snow!!!

"Well it just started to snow & again it fucking blows, & blows & blows" - 22, Winter Sucks

Thursday, February 10, 2011

January Music

Beck - Youthless
Bush - Afterlife
Cable35 - Harry
Cassock - Zombie
Children Collide - Jelly Legs
Cocoanut Groove - End Of The Summer On Bookbinder Road
Dave Gahan - Kingdom
Deaf Pedestrians - Dharma Moraine's Automatic Armor
Depswa - Take It Back 
Devlins - Waiting (Tom Lord Alge Remix)
Ectoplazmic - Residue
Eskimo Joe - Black Fingernails, Red Wine
Good Charlotte - Keep Your Hands Off My Girl
Ian Carey ft Mandy Ventrice - Let Loose
Intervurt - Union Square
Jorge & Alexa Narvaez - Home (Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros Acoustic Cover)
Justin Ossher - Strength of Your Command
K's Choice - Virgin State of Mind
Low Vs. Diamond - Heart Attack
Malcolm Middleton - Carry Me
Natasha Bedingfield - Pocketful Of Sunshine
Powderfinger - D.A.F
Puracane - All Over Now
Queens Of The Stone Age - Auto Pilot
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Road Trippin'
Rivers Cuomo & Rainn Wilson - One Of Us
Sarah Mclachlan - Ice
Sender - Sleepwalker
Shiny Toy Guns - Ghost Town
Sparkadia - Falling Down
Stromae ft Kanye West - Alors On Danse
The Bravery - Above And Below
The Fray - Say When
The Hard Lessons - Bamboo
The Honorary Title - Everything I Once Had
The Pretty Reckless - Make Me Wanna Die 
The Sunpilots - Faking This
Tinie Tempah ft Eric Turner - Written In The Stars
Tom McRae - Ghost Of A Shark
Tom McRae - You Cut Her Hair
Violent Soho - Jesus Stole My Girlfriend

As usual:

Bold = I have other songs by them in my mp3/cd collection
Italic = I'd heard but didn't like other songs by them
Neither = never heard of them before

"The cupboard is empty, we really need food. Summer is winter and you always knew." - Bush, Little Things

Monday, February 7, 2011

For the love of...

Look, I know that climbing up on a roof and pushing snow off of it sucks. I know through personal experience, since I've done it often enough the last three years. But you need to do it. I'm rapidly losing sympathy for idiots on the news who cry about their roof caving in.

Snow is heavy. You are probably smart enough to realize that. So shovel and save your roof! And if you're the public works department, you should die of shame when the building's roof caves in under the weight of snow.

"Underground where the fingertips call her name, trapped in silence waiting on the shallow plain. I’m searching with my hands & bones. Beneath the snow, there’s something down below." - The Dirty Secrets, 5 Feet of Snow (Miami Horror remix)