Wednesday, June 08, 2005

"They'll remember our chords"

Song of the moment: "Higher" + Soft

Sucked at tennis today. Thought an hour was gonna be too short, but I was breathing hard and fogging up my glasses by the time we picked up the balls for the last time, the 100th time. My endurance is extremely laughable, some gene's fault I guess. Nevertheless, picked up the idea of participating in a marathon or a triathlon. Why is it attractive? For once you won't be one of the many people who are late to everything on the big day trying unsuccessfully to find alternate routes to your destination. Or, maybe you can read about mcoker's training and running experiences - what a neat thing! At least you'll be in shape and healthy. I admire healthy, athletic people, I really do. And good athletes in general. It's beautiful to watch them, especially when you know what's going on.

Curse you, ignorant Limewire users! I keep trying to d/l "Fix You" by Coldplay and I came up with a song off "Parachutes," static, "Speed Of Sound" (first single), and then the "O.C. version" with the actors whispering their lines in the background. Trying once more. I don't have high hopes for "X&Y" and I've read a few disappointing reviews that probably sums up the overall opinion of it. I used to like the band a lot around "Parachutes"-era, it's a beautiful album. I recall walking into a CD Warehouse looking for it years ago and the clerk asking me, "...Coldplay? Who's that?" Ah, times have changed since then. They can't be one of the best bands of all time.. especially since Thom Yorke of Radiohead dismissed them as "lifestyle music." Ouch! It's gonna take a lot to bandage that wound. It's true, you have to be more adventurous, more risky, more experimental to impress critical listeners. That Chris Martin is a real British charmer, though. I like him. Too bad for the rest of his band, who seems to work under his shadow. Their music is real easy on the ears, but it's like the more hype they get, the more cynical you must be. I must be. Or you can just be whatever you want.
Was gonna write a review for "Speed of Sound", but figured people would rather read the opinions of more seasoned writers on real publications, and on the whole album, which I have not yet heard. Oh yeah, forgot to mention that I now contribute music reviews to "Russell & McCullough," a blog linked to World Magazine. Supposedly I'm supposed to write about stuff with good lyrics, but I don't pay attention to lyrics as much as the actual music in the first place. Still, it's a good launch pad and forces me to think about what I'm filling my brain with. And did I mention that I'm flattered?

Gosh, I need an ipod, quick. It's not good to spend so much time burning cds for the car.. and you can't edit out the bad songs later, you're stuck.


Anonymous said...

I don't know what to do about Africa, ahhh! The Church should be stepping up though (how vague of a statement is that?)... And as far as training for a triathalon or whatever, I ran a half marathon once and it WAS great. I'd like to train for something bigger someday. ~erinhazel

f. said...

omg(osh) let's do it man! it can be one of our goals to complete together next ... oh, I guess sometime next spring. what are your saturday plans?