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by miss buenos aires
Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recent CD Purchases
Replies: 2208
Views: 445690

Re: Recent CD Purchases

"Very four square"? I don't understand it now. Please enlighten me, Otis!
by miss buenos aires
Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis doing corporate show, San Fran,24 Sept. 08
Replies: 32
Views: 11151

Re: Elvis doing corporate show, San Fran,24 Sept. 08

The Gin Blossoms? Really? Talk about a blast from the past--New Miserable Experience was definitely one of the first CDs I ever bought...
by miss buenos aires
Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC on "A Colbert Christmas" TV special/DVD
Replies: 35
Views: 12739

Re: EC on "A Colbert Christmas" TV special/DVD

always dancing wrote:I am not familiar with this show but I guess I will be watching it.


You're not familiar with The Colbert Report?

Some homework for you, my friend:

http://www.colbertnation.com
by miss buenos aires
Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: books, books, books
Replies: 1556
Views: 387040

Re: books, books, books

I loved White Teeth but hated On Beauty , though I wanted to love it. Very meh on the one in the middle, whose title escapes me at the moment. I love Murakami... as long as things are happening. When things aren't happening, I lose interest. Currently reading Ishiguro's When We Were Orphans --it's n...
by miss buenos aires
Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recent CD Purchases
Replies: 2208
Views: 445690

Re: Recent CD Purchases

Broke a summer of abstinence from CD-buying (I was waiting for an Amazon credit, plus nothing exciting was being released) to order:

Dengue Fever - Venus on Earth
The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
Josef K - Entomology
Beirut - The Flying Club Cup

Haven't gotten a chance to listen to any of it yet...
by miss buenos aires
Mon Sep 15, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: David Foster Wallace RIP
Replies: 5
Views: 3317

David Foster Wallace RIP

I'm still shaken by this one. Infinite Jest was one of my favorite books as a teenager. If being the greatest writer of your generation doesn't bring happiness... (I know it's a trite thing to say, but I am sad and trite today.)
by miss buenos aires
Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:35 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Pandora radio
Replies: 4
Views: 2497

Re: Pandora radio

I am so late to this particular party... in the office alone today and thought I'd check it out. I have an Elvis Costello station, but it seems to be stuck in the 80s. Might have to make an Of Montreal station and see what happens...
by miss buenos aires
Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 3952
Views: 802648

Re: Random Thoughts

PlaythingOrPet wrote:Does the BBC have the best Olympics opening titles?



I sent that to my sister, and she said that if she'd had hallucinations like that, she never would have stopped doing acid.
by miss buenos aires
Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 3952
Views: 802648

Re: Random Thoughts

Has anyone here ever been to a hypnotist? I'm thinking about going to one so I can stop being such a hopeless procrastinator. Even worse than a procrastinator--I am a hopeless perendinator!
by miss buenos aires
Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:16 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: books, books, books
Replies: 1556
Views: 387040

Re: books, books, books

pophead2k wrote:I'm also sticking to the list with Banville's The Sea.


Pophead, if you want to trade list books at any point, I've got a few lying around...
by miss buenos aires
Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:27 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: New Gig Thread
Replies: 1699
Views: 429912

Re: New Gig Thread

Woo! Elvis! Woo! The Police! Woo!
by miss buenos aires
Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:11 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: books, books, books
Replies: 1556
Views: 387040

Re: books, books, books

Just read Get Shorty because it was on the list... I think I may have read it before. Too long ago to remember anything, but I would get a feeling about something that was going to happen, and then two lines later, it would. And I don't think Elmore Leonard is that predictable. Now reading John Fowl...
by miss buenos aires
Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recently viewed films
Replies: 1602
Views: 458743

Re: Recently viewed films

I just had to do that (use subtitles) for The Wind that Shakes the Barley , which is a fascinating movie. Though incomprehensible at times. I liked The Dark Knight , but it was definitely too long. I don't like my summer movies to be more than 2 hours--I get all squirmy. Heath Ledger was indeed grea...
by miss buenos aires
Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:48 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis/Police, Wantagh, NY Aug. 4/5 '08
Replies: 11
Views: 3537

Re: Elvis/Police, Wantagh, NY Aug. 4/5 '08

I went last night! Awesome, though it was kind of weird to see Elvis playing to a half-empty house, as people filtered in. I'd never been to a concert at Jones Beach before, it was much nicer than I expected. Also surprised to see so many people wearing Police t-shirts--I've always been under the im...
by miss buenos aires
Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:14 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 3952
Views: 802648

Re: Random Thoughts

My brother was admitted to a hospital last night with really severe pain - sounds like he's getting his gall bladder out today or tomorrow. I know it's a very routine and considered a fairly minor surgery - but it sure makes me wish I didn't live 2500 miles away! My grandpa has the same ailment, Re...
by miss buenos aires
Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: books, books, books
Replies: 1556
Views: 387040

Re: books, books, books

Got over my relative disdain for Portnoy's Complaint (thankfully) and picked up a couple of Roth books on board suggestions. So glad I did. American Pastoral was utterly fantastic and I'm halfway through the wonderful The Plot Against America . The writing in the former is so beautiful and evocativ...
by miss buenos aires
Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recently viewed films
Replies: 1602
Views: 458743

Re: Recently viewed films

Finally saw Sex & the City, which was... exactly like watching five episodes of the show in a row. I liked it, but it was definitely ridiculous. My theatermates were snickering just as much as I was, which was refreshing.
by miss buenos aires
Sun Jun 15, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Another CD circle?
Replies: 46
Views: 12597

Re: Another CD circle?

Okay, here is the track listing: "Summer Days" Medicine - Sons & Daughters Suburban Home - Descendants Bad Kids - The Black Lips Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand - The Detroit Cobras Same Place Holiday - Jim Noir Smierc Ministra - L'Orchidée d'Hawaii Fork and Knives (La Fête) - Beirut Supert...
by miss buenos aires
Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Another CD circle?
Replies: 46
Views: 12597

Re: Another CD circle?

strangerinthehouse wins! I got my CD today. Will listen to it and post more when it stops... being... so... damn... hot!
by miss buenos aires
Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: New Gig Thread
Replies: 1699
Views: 429912

Re: New Gig Thread

Seeing the Breeders at Webster Hall tomorrow night...
by miss buenos aires
Fri May 30, 2008 9:03 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: books, books, books
Replies: 1556
Views: 387040

Re: books, books, books

I didn't count it twice, that would be cheating! I don't usually read twice (in fact, I usually give books away when I am done), but I thought I would like to revisit this one... I guess I was wrong.
by miss buenos aires
Fri May 30, 2008 5:30 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recently viewed films
Replies: 1602
Views: 458743

Re: Recently viewed films

Saw Fat Girl last night... what a strange movie. I'm not quite sure what to think of it, and that ending was not what I was expecting. Which I guess was the point. Has anyone else seen it?
by miss buenos aires
Fri May 30, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: books, books, books
Replies: 1556
Views: 387040

Re: books, books, books

Does anybody here do BookMooch.com? I'm going there to flesh out my list a little. Otis--the first time I read The Unconsoled , I loved it. I thought it was so well-done, it was just like having a dream. Then I tried to read it again and I was like, "oookay... I remember liking this... I'm hung...
by miss buenos aires
Thu May 29, 2008 2:56 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: books, books, books
Replies: 1556
Views: 387040

Re: books, books, books

mood swung wrote:Has ANYONE actually finished Infinite Jest???????


I have. But I think David Foster Wallace forgot to.
by miss buenos aires
Thu May 29, 2008 6:49 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: books, books, books
Replies: 1556
Views: 387040

Re: books, books, books

I like it - with a ready reckoner for how many books a year you have to read to complete the list! That list is really handy. I started putting the text, copied as a continuous paragraph into a proper list in Word, and colour coding: Bold = ‘I’ve read it’ Blue = ‘I’ve got it, but haven’t read it ye...

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