Thoughts, Nonsense, Neurosis, Boom

Monday, May 02, 2005

about time, i've got lots to say.

i've been trying to post off and on today, but blogger either would eat my post or wouldn't let me log in at all. so i ended up posting on my Yahoo 360 blog. so blogger (or "booger" as i have started calling it), you can just EAT IT. BLAH.

anyhow, i thought i'd save my movie review post until booger stopped being moody. i saw The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy on sunday, and i really liked it. i had heard reviews for it either way, but seeing as how i procrastinated and never re-read the books, i was none the wiser. apparently it wasn't very true to the books? i read them in middle school. i have trouble remembering what i read a year ago, considering i read about 3 books at a time. i have no hope rememering something i read 12 or 13 years ago.

i do, however, remember some of the old BBC version of the movie, and i recall that a) marvin was...more squarish?, and b) arthur was rather ugly. neither is true in the new one. i did dig marvin's voice (Alan Rickman's voice is uber sexy, even as a depressed robot), and i very much dug the dude that played arthur in this new one. plus, the opening musical number was so absurd that i couldn't stop singing it for the rest of the day. try pulling up to a hot dog stand singing "so long and thanks for all the fish," you'll get some awesome looks, trust me.

well, considering it hasn't been out for long, i won't spoil it for those who haven't seen it. i thought it was great.


i've been trying for the past few months or so to put together a collection of songs to be the soundtrack of my life. songs that i hear and i am instantly back in the moment. it takes more work than i thought. these are songs i completely forget about until maybe i hear them on the radio, and then it's "OMG, that takes me back."

a lot of these songs get mixed in with the songs in my radio.blog, like Counting Crows, Toad the Wet Sprocket, NIN, James, and The Sugarcubes. some other essentials for the Jenny's Life Soundtrack are:

*Hey Jealousy by the Gin Blossoms. i adored the gin blossoms when i was 15. i wrote the band a letter. i recieved a letter back. i'm sure that rivaled my son's birth for "best day ever."

*The Beauty of Gray by Live. live was the first real band i saw...uh...live. my first real concert. i was 14. they were never my number one favorite band, but i've listened to their album Throwing Copper heavily ever since (although this particular song is from their album Mental Jewelry)

*State of Love and Trust by Pearl Jam. i saw it on mtv unplugged, when mtv was still playing real music. this was my fav band during 8th/9th grade, along with Nirvana. i wanted to be mrs. vedder. and ever since that day, the words "pro choice" will forever be associated with his arm.

*Lounge Act by Nirvana. oh, just listen to it, it slays. i can't describe this, but i get this same feeling of...um...sweet melancholy every time i hear it. that's not the best explanation, i know. i'm not sure i even want to put it into words.

*Thunderkiss '65 by White Zombie. first concert i ever moshed at. i slayed at it for awhile, until i was punched in the back of the head and subsequently blacked out. PUNCHED in the HEAD by a DUDE. i'm a chick, dammit! what was up with that?! oh, well, still a great time, and this is my favorite song by them.

all of these songs will be added to my radio.blog eventually. thank you for sitting quietly and reading my fit of nostalgia.

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