00:00, another burst of mass creativity
It does make it hard to type gently so as not to wake up people in the other room
(The line breaks are another side-affect I should think)
Anyway, quite a while ago (nearing a month, now) I was under a meter away from Jim Reid - close enough for me to say that I like his smile. Immensely so. Really, it's lovely, he pulled one between each song as though he were glad people weren't throwing things at him (although people were throwing themselves at him, namely the crepuscular inhabitants of the sct.amniisia.com forum, who were hurling their drunk selves about with the word "riot" repetitively squeezed out from their nostalgic lips). I do remember the bar being very shiny, and wanting to hug him very badly. Especially when he did Love on the Ground, and Never Understand (!)
I'm going to go to Japan, I've decided. Well, I did so quite a while ago. It's something to think about when the need to detach arises - just picture delicate Park Hyatt-esque hotels and shiny Tokyo landscapes. That's far off, though.
Trembling Blue Stars is one of the nicest things to name a band, isn't it?
Oh, oh, why does no one else think that Arcade Fire's "Haiti" is just the most stunning song ever? (Even amongst all the songs on Funeral which could deservingly have that same adjective applied to them)
EDIT: I missed out the two most important things!
George and I haven't been on such good terms lately. But I've got a couple more quotes: (and the rest of the year...)
"It would be helpful if we opened up ANWR [the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge]. I think it's a mistake not to. And I would urge you all to travel up there and take a look at it, and you can make the determination as to how beautiful that country is."
- Washington, D.C.; March 29, 2001
"Kosovians can move back in."
- On CNN's Inside Politics; April 9, 1999
and the last thing: I love Yo La Tengo