God, the snow is beautiful!! It makes all the chores and things more fun.
On the big Chicago drive I brought along a slew of CDs, including some new ones I hadn't heard yet: the Strokes CD (yes, incredibly, I hadn't heard but one song from it so far) and an old Dirt Merchants record that i just discovered in the 88-cent bin.
I tried to separate my distaste for Strokesmania from my experience of their music, but I still wasn't moved. Nothing jarred, it was all OK, but I have no great desire to go back and listen again. (Note to self: you have ended up loving a lot of records that were just kinda blah on first listen).
The Dirt Merchants CD is good drivin' music. They sound like...a mid-90s indie band from Boston, which is exactly what they were (they have since disbanded). That is not to dismiss them, I happen to enjoy that sound a lot (thick bass sounds, sweetly distorted guitars and sing-song female vocals.) Very cohesive and band-oriented, not really songwriterly. I like the CD enough that I ordered the singer's latest band's CD from half.com
This'll be my last entry for a couple of days--tomorrow, if the weather clears, Monkster and I are headed to San Diego for the weekend to celebrate MonkeyMom's 60th birthday. Her sister is treating everyone to a weekend at a resort. Dude!
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