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The Pen, The Page, The Paper
|All Things Ordinary (or Sucky)
|Today sucked. |
I woke up to a mass of homework and deadlines clogging my nervous system and an overwhelming sense of urgency. As I left my apartment, already late for class, my brand new purple headphones were still inside (yet I still had my iPod), so all I could do is imagine what music would sound like. This especially sucked because I bought lots of new CDs yesterday - The Anniversary's Designing a Nervous Breakdown (used, and I didn't have the full album), Every Time I Die's Hot Damn, The National's Boxer - and I had a great promo batch just itching to be listened to - Shellshag's Destroy Me I'm Yours (recommended by James Eyeball), Rocket From The Crypt's RIP, Russian Circles' Station, and even some new beats from The Gay Blades. So yeah, you can see why I was so cranky. And it certainly didn't help that neither Record and Tape Traders nor Best Buy had the new City and Colour album, which was SUPPOSED to be the highlight of yesterday. I'm still deciding if I should hold out for a physical copy (which I am leaning towards) or spring for digital.
And it was raining.
And it's a 15 minute walk to class. In the rain.
And I realized on the walk, quiet and stressing, that I can bitch and moan (in my head; I don't think I'm too much of a verbal complainer) as much as I want, but when the going gets tough, it keeps going whether you know how to keep it all on your plate or not. It's not a very cheerful or positive philosophy, but it's given me a harder outer shell, and that's really important for me to hold up right now.
And now I'm in a very serious conundrum. This is totally unrelated to the rain and walk and whatnot and isn't life-threatening or anything, but yeah, I gots a major decision on my hands.
On Beat: Internet corrupts band's attitude
(BTW, I completely talked out of my ass for this week's Towerlight column.)
And, for any bands wondering, the semi-finalists for the Unsigned Band Merch Hook-Up will be selected soon. There were over 400 bands that entered, and to give every one fair shot, my roommate and I have been listening to ALL of them over the past several days. Sit tight, my friends!
|Tags: on beat, blah, rain