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by StrictTime
Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: books, books, books
Replies: 1556
Views: 216728

Re: books, books, books

For class we're reading The People of Paper, which is certainly interesting.

For pleasure, I've picked up Vineland by Pynchon. I know it's not considered his best or anything, but I'm enjoying the hell out of it. I like the writing style. Thanks Otis!
by StrictTime
Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: books, books, books
Replies: 1556
Views: 216728

Re: books, books, books

Mansfield Park (Austen) and Agnes Grey (Anne Bronte) are done. Liked them both pretty well. Right now I'm reading Persuasion , another Austen. After that I hope to read Northanger Abbey . After that I'll have read all of her novels, but I'd be interested in reading some of the unfinished fiction an...
by StrictTime
Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4051
Views: 404926

Re: What are you listening to right now?

I've been listening to Neko Case a lot lately, Fox Confessor Brings the Flood. It's gorgeous. Maybe Sparrow might be my favorite.

The Killers, too.
by StrictTime
Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: From the management
Topic: Anti-Spam Verification Question
Replies: 10
Views: 6851

Re: Anti-Spam Verification Question

Thanks, Doc. I must admit, though, I wavered between Costello and MacManus for a minute.
by StrictTime
Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: books, books, books
Replies: 1556
Views: 216728

Re: books, books, books

Finished Jane Eyre . Overall I really liked it. I didn't particularly like the "meant to be together" type of thing between Jane and Rochester, though. I felt like it was a little, I dunno, I just didn't like that Jane basically became his caretakerwife, in a way. It makes it a little bett...
by StrictTime
Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: D-Day
Replies: 13
Views: 2060

Re: D-Day

Well Michelles rule!

I'm very excited about this. Good thing classes are cancelled; I would have skipped anyway.
by StrictTime
Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: books, books, books
Replies: 1556
Views: 216728

Re: books, books, books

Otis, that was a brilliant pitch. You've won me over. Pynchon is next on the list after I finish all I've got. I'm trying to read at least 25 new books this year, so it would be really cool to discover a new author whose catalogue I could devour. Don't feel like you have to like it, though--a lot o...
by StrictTime
Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: books, books, books
Replies: 1556
Views: 216728

Re: books, books, books

Otis, that was a brilliant pitch. You've won me over. Pynchon is next on the list after I finish all I've got. I'm trying to read at least 25 new books this year, so it would be really cool to discover a new author whose catalogue I could devour.
by StrictTime
Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: books, books, books
Replies: 1556
Views: 216728

Re: books, books, books

I actually really like Austen, Otis. I never found the language a barrier. It's actually quite comforting. I've never read Thomas Pynchon, but I figure I should at some point. Any one book you'd recommend to start with? If they've got crazy names, I'm in! And thanks for stopping by the blog. It's a ...
by StrictTime
Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: books, books, books
Replies: 1556
Views: 216728

Re: books, books, books

Mood, I am making my own list as I read. For instance, I just read an excellent non-list book (take that, Otis) called Misfortune , suggested by pophead. It goes on the list instead of Unless , which was pretty bad. Misfortune is probably one of my favorite novels. I've re-read it a ton of times. :...
by StrictTime
Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: books, books, books
Replies: 1556
Views: 216728

Re: books, books, books

I'm going to work through the Sillmarillion again over semester break. I am a fantastic nerd. Otherwise, reading Sense and Sensibility again. I have an unhealthy obsession with it, I swear. Also, I plan on re-visiting The Bell Jar once I get home.

...I need new books.
by StrictTime
Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 3952
Views: 431728

Re: Random Thoughts

StrictTime - in answer to your random thoughts: 1. possibly, but still up in the air right now - you have time to think about it 2. perhaps, but slow down. Tea is to be enjoyed and sipped 3. not a chance. You're a smart cookie and you study too much and there's no need to worry Random thought of my...
by StrictTime
Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:55 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 3952
Views: 431728

Re: Random Thoughts

Maybe I should major in Art History. Hm.

My tongue hurts, I think I drank my tea too quickly.

Perhaps I should be more worried about finals.
by StrictTime
Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recent CD Purchases
Replies: 2208
Views: 249717

Re: Recent CD Purchases

Well, the birthday haul came in again this year. As reliable as the tide. Most of these were self-selected presents, as it were. Much easier to make sure someone likes it when they pick it out themselves. The New Pornographers, Twin Cinema The Wallflowers, Breach Rufus Wainwright, Release The Stars ...
by StrictTime
Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:22 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Thankful
Replies: 2
Views: 799

Re: Thankful

I'm thankful for a lot of things, really. I'm thankful for my parents sending me to college. I'm thankful for my boyfriend, who never loses it with me and sticks by me in all situations. I'm thankful for my art history class for showing me how much I actually like art (especially the Venetian Renais...
by StrictTime
Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:46 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Song Titles Game - Part II
Replies: 14984
Views: 1125398

Re: Song Titles Game - Part II

I love that song! It's so perversely catchy.

Go or Go Ahead -Rufus
by StrictTime
Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:23 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Bizarre Costello impersonation in modern day video
Replies: 10
Views: 1324

Re: Bizarre Costello impersonation in modern day video

That is one bizarre video. I can see it with the dead fish stare, but he looks more like John Foyle to me. And that made it even more bizarre...
by StrictTime
Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello's Record Collection
Replies: 85
Views: 20631

Re: Elvis Costello's Record Collection

You are one crazy mofo but I admire your dedication. I haven't heard most of these or even knew Elvis covered them! Fascinating list. I'd love to hear the I've Got You Under My Skin cover.
by StrictTime
Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Radio Radio on SNL: awesome or overrated?
Replies: 17
Views: 3455

Re: Radio Radio on SNL: awesome or overrated?

Otis Westinghouse wrote:
The Elv moment doesn't seem to be on YouTube.


Yeah, I don't think so. I was looking for it to show my boyfriend but it didn't seem to be on there. It also defaulted me to uk.youtube.com for some weird reason.
by StrictTime
Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4051
Views: 404926

Re: What are you listening to right now?

Otis Westinghouse wrote:FTW?

'For The Win'?? http://netforbeginners.about.com/od/blo ... tisFTW.htm
'Financial Times Worth'?
'First Tie Winners'?
'Fuck The What?'


:lol: :lol: :lol: "Fuck the What?" is now the best possible meaning for the abbreviation.
by StrictTime
Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Happy Birthday, Gilli!
Replies: 11
Views: 2064

Re: Happy Birthday, Gilli!

Happy belated!
by StrictTime
Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 3952
Views: 431728

Re: Random Thoughts

Good lord, that is fantastic, WWS. Sam, I take it the Miley Cyrus on your last.fm is down to your kids? :wink: I try to remember to switch off 'scrobbling' when listening to potentially embarrassing tunes - late Genesis or Titanic OST for example. :lol: I'm bunny67 if anyone wants to check compatib...
by StrictTime
Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:04 pm
Forum: From the management
Topic: Letter from Attorney and Deletion of Posts
Replies: 21
Views: 14044

Re: Letter from Attorney and Deletion of Posts

I'm glad for one. Nothing personal at all against Stewy, but using as your justification the fact that EC is 'rich' or that it is a ripoff to expect 'real fans' to pay for archived material was very, very weak. No one must buy anything that EC or any other artist puts out. Sorry you had the hassle....
by StrictTime
Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Pete Thomas in 'Costello' radio marathon, Ny, Nov.15 '09
Replies: 42
Views: 8008

Re: Bruce Thomas in 'Costello' radio marathon, Ny, Nov. 7 '08

Oh, Bruce was probably a bit disingenuous about it and I misunderstood him. Interesting to know.
by StrictTime
Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Pete Thomas in 'Costello' radio marathon, Ny, Nov.15 '09
Replies: 42
Views: 8008

Re: Bruce Thomas in 'Costello' radio marathon, Ny, Nov. 7 '08

I heard it. They spliced it up into chunks, as we all know, but it was fairly interesting. He talked about his life before the Attractions a bit, how he ended up getting hired at Stiff, and took time to emphasize that he and Elvis were good friends in the beginning. He thinks IB is the best album th...

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