February 04, 2003

Natural's Not In It

Something strange is going on when, in the course of two weeks, I find myself:

  • Choosing to listen to old OMD, Gang of Four and Orange Juice records in lieu of anything new I've recently downloaded/purchased. (No iPod. And only vinyl.)

  • Feeling depressed, not proud, when someone comments yet again on the size of my record collection. (Because it is a Ball and Chain! And I do not want to contemplate the number of cubic feet or pounds or whatever the records collectively inhabit.)

  • Realizing that the last band I'd seen was Interpol, performing at NBC Studios on the Carson Daly show. (Not even at a rock club! And only two songs' worth.)

  • Going out on not one, but two different nights to hear and see DJs spinning decidedly un-rock tunes. (According to Matos, I "danced pretty much the entire fucking time" during Luomo's set. And I did!)

  • Hearing not one, not two, but three different versions of the new Shania Twain single. In a carful of people who collectively agreed to do just that. (Listening experiment, people. And I didn't mind it, really.)

We will return you to your regularly scheduled insanity once I've gotten my Rock Pants back on with some live D Plan, Enon and J. Loew all in the next few days.

Posted by nstop at February 04, 2003 07:33 AM


If I lived in NYC and wanted to wear my rock pants out this Friday night, I'd plan to see Oranger with Apples In Stereo at Bowery Ballroom.

Posted by: Purplex on February 5, 2003 06:53 PM

you have to get out, you are now my link to NYC nightlife! Although, it does take money doesn't it? Argh!

Posted by: harold on February 6, 2003 02:59 AM

i was in the gap yesterday (buying some new rock pants) and heard that shania twain single--i had to ask to find out what it was because it was SO DAMN CATCHY. who knew?

Posted by: catherine on February 6, 2003 10:18 AM

dude, i thought you died. good to see yer alive.

Posted by: laura on February 6, 2003 01:36 PM

I'm moving this month, and I am totally not looking forward to moving "the collection". It's painful just finding enough boxes!

Posted by: potentato on February 6, 2003 04:42 PM

Oh, Gang of Four is a band... I need to stop programming and start listening to more music :-)

Posted by: monsur on February 11, 2003 06:16 PM