2006 February 24
by barclay

I wish there was some sort of configurable button on my iPod, something I could press while a song is playing that I could program to cancel the random list, go straight to the album of the song, and play the whole album in order. It happens all too often that the shuffle brings up some cut I haven’t heard in years, something that I even forgot I owned. An album that, no matter what mood or where I’m headed, I can always listen to. A little slice of personal infinite. There’s supposed to be some sort of analogy here to a successful relationship, about timeless appreciation, but it’s totally undeveloped and I don’t know if I buy into the implied lack of evolution, unless it’s coupled with an evolution of understanding and interpretation of some internally consistent core … you know what? I’m not going to try to develop that stream-of-consciousness style, I suck at that at readers generally find it annoying unless you really have that knack. Okay, that’ll be a later post.

Some of the albums that still do it for me, albums that are at least a decade old, in no particular order:

  • Portishead: Dummy
  • Nine Inch Nails: Pretty Hate Machine
  • New Model Army: Thunder and Consolation
  • U2: Joshua Tree
  • New Order: Substance

Oh, and a random aside: quintessential Jon Lovitz, from the Overheard in New York site:

Chick: Are you Jon Lovitz?
Jon Lovitz: Jealous?
–Union Square


Update: tonight may require a little debauchery for harvesting into blog-material. Uh-ohs. We’ll see how that goes.

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