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Birthday CD Bonanza [2010 Edition]
11/21/10 at 08:09 AM by Matt Chylak
So every year, my mom takes me downtown and buys me a bunch of stuff, since I don't really have individual "big present" ideas. Here's my loot from this year:

Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen
Jason Mraz - We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.
Jimmy Eat World - Invented
Sigur Ros - ( )
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
Wolf Parade - Expo 86

Books:
Songbook by Nick Hornby
Listen To This by Alex Ross

Movie:
What Dreams May Come

Overall, pretty happy with this selection. I've been waiting to listen to the new JEW for a while, and no one was selling it on campus. Couldn't find Valencia's "Dancing With A Ghost" or Jay-Z's book "Decoded," but otherwise a pretty solid trip.

Happy Birthday to me.
Tags: birthday, music, cool moms
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Happy Birthday to Me
11/16/09 at 06:21 PM by Matt Chylak
So today's my birthday, and it was a decent day, despite the ache in my forehead right now. I think I'm getting sick...ugh.

The tradition for my birthday is for my mom to take me to a music store and buy me whatever I want, so here's what I bought today:

Bob Dylan - Christmas in the Heart
Coldplay - Parachutes
Dashboard Confessional - Alter The Ending (Deluxe Edition)
Foo Fighters - Greatest Hits
John Mayer Trio - Try!
Paramore - Brand New Eyes
Say Anything - Self-Titled
Thrice - Beggars
Vampire Weekend - Self-Titled

they didn't have the new Avett Brothers or Boys Like Girls, but overall I'm happy with my picks. Some pretty big names here.
Tags: music, birthday, nineteen
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