Friday, May 19, 2006

most days

preoccupations are pointed towards the future (as opposed to past, present or pluperfect tense).
like, if I’ve got interviews scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, a show on Thursday and a feature due a week from Monday, then whatever household chores (dishes in the sink, laundry, ironing) are overdue, whatever relaxation (renting a DVD) is overdue, (call the former the “my life as a library book” analogy), all writing prep work (transcribing/Internet research/listening to whoever I’m going to be interviewing/whatever I’m going to be writing about (though the listening is never ever scheduled – more like that’s the music I’m playing while washing dishes, listening to on the iPod during subway commutes)) has to be taken care of on the weekend.
and I guess that’s a good thing. at least it works most of the time.

and then there are days like today.

it’s been a long week.
Monday morning we woke up in New Jersey which always makes the following few days feel more compressed. I had a feature for No Depression due today that I allowed to overshadow most of the past week plus (the overhanging due date cloud, not unlike the dustbowl that follows Pig Pen around). former bandmate Dan Hall and The Woggles played The Cake Shop on Ludlow Street last night (which made for a late evening return home) and multiple other considerations.

so what, (addie & moses) pray tell, is next?

no interviews scheduled (though two are in the planning stage), the nearest writing due date is over a week away (an eternity by comparison, and it’s a small piece) and I’m not so good at the relaxation thing so all in all that void, that emptiness following the push to multiple deadlines is in the house and taking up a lot of space.

songs of the week (each listened to multiple times for various reasonings, with no time to actually, you know, list them previously, like when they were being listened to. or something):

“Don’t Give It Up Now” – The Lyres – On Fyre
“Help Me Ann” – The Lyres – On Fyre
“She Pays The Rent” – The Lyres – On Fyre
"And The Healing Has Begun" - Van Morrison - Into The Music
“Amerika 6.0 (The Best We Can Do)” – Steve Earle – Jerusalem
"Smothered In Hugs" - Guided By Voices - Bee Thousand
"The Right Thing" - Robert Pollard - From A Compound Eye
"Lloyd, I'm Ready To Be Heartbroken" - Camera Obscura - Let's Get Out Of This Country
“Patience For The Ride” – Centro-Matic – Fort Recovery
“For New Starts” – Centro-Matic – Fort Recovery
"Cheer Up (You Miserable F*&k)" - David Ford - I Sincerely Apologise For All The Trouble I've Caused
"Hospital Bed" - Ben Kweller - On My Way
"Button My Lip" - Elvis Costello - The Delivery Man
"Sharpest Thorn" - Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint - The River In Reverse
"What Do You Want That Girl To Do?" - Lowell George - Thanks I'll Eat It Here
“Love Kills” – Joe Strummer - Sid & Nancy

somebody may be moving to Princeton

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