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summer to-do list

> draw SOMETHING every day. with charcoal preferably. also using models would be fantastic
> finish reading Film Art and Kurosawa books, to prepare for IAPC
> take lots of photos. you bought a fancy looking camera that never gets used and it makes you look like a douchebag so fucking use it
> write IAPC :(
> join obama's campaign if he becomes the next democratic candidate... move to england if he doesnt
> write in a journal at least once or twice a week hopefully not this one
> make a lot of money by selling people hand lotion they dont need and exfoliators they do need
> go to siren fest?
> go to the gym and sleep regularish hours

******* Finish your existentialism readings, and the lectures. they are the shit.
******* Watch Seventh Seal, 8 1/2, and every other damn movie on your list there are so many, so dont waste your time watching Clueless when its on TV for the millionth time no matter how fucking brilliant Clueless is... the ring-a-ding kid

maybe try and tackle Goedel, Escher, Bach again
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I saw fucking Beirut tonight for free. I seriously had an eargasm. It was the most beautiful concert ever.

what has your college done for you lately?

p.s. Ted Leo too.
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bukowski

a symphony orchestra.
there is a thunderstorm,
they are playing a Wagner overture
and the people leave their seats under the trees
and run inside to the pavilion
the women giggling, the men pretending calm,
wet cigarettes being thrown away,
Wagner plays on, and then they are all under the
pavilion. the birds even come in from the trees
and enter the pavilion and then it is the Hungarian
Rhapsody #2 by Lizst, and it still rains, but look,
one man sits alone in the rain
listening. the audience notices him. they turn
and look. the orchestra goes about its
business. the man sits in the night in the rain,
listening. there is something wrong with him,
isn’t there?
he came to hear the
music.
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the children's crusade

Little Billy was terrified, because his father had said that Billy was going to learn to swim by the method of sink-or-swim. His father was going to throw Billy into the deep end, and Billy was going to damn well swim.

It was like an execution. Billy was numb as his father carried him from the shower room to the pool. His eyes were closed. When he opened his eyes, he was on the bottom of the pool, and there was beautiful music everywhere. He lost consciousness, but the music went on. He dimly sensed that somebody was trying to rescue him. Billy resented that.


-vonnegut

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New Years Songs

a playlist:

5. "New Years" - Asobi Seksu
4. "The New Year" - Death Cab For Cutie
3. "The New Year" - Azure Ray
2. "New Year's Day" - U2
1. "New Year's Prayer" - Jeff Buckley

[click the title to download]

New Year's for me has always meant the Twilight Zone marathon on SciFi, chinese food, When Harry Met Sally, in particular this song (oh i am hopeless), and classy parties with champagne and italian doctors later in the night. Have fun getting drunk, please dont drive, and I hope 2006 treated you well and 2007 treats you the same.
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2006 - A Musical Scrapbook

Okay, so in 6th grade I wrote down my favorite music of the year in my little diary and since Brian McKnight's "Back At One" isnt my favorite song anymore, I figured I'd catalog this year in terms of the music I spent, well, WAY too much time on.

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Night Ripper - Girl Talk ------SO GOOD.

but of course most importantly:
TOP 5 Radio Hits
5. "Unwritten" - Natasha Bedingfield
4. "Candyman" - Christina Aguilera
3. "Ridin'" - Chamillionaire
2. "Run It!" - Chris Brown
1. "Smack That" - Akon