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Thursday, May. 22, 2003 - 5:40 p.m.

I'm sorry, but my cats prefer to watch claymation. In addition, anybody who names their cat "Stinky" should be shot, or at least fined.

Since I haven't bought any new music in a while, and seeing that I got paid yesterday, I headed over to the local record store today. As usual, I drew a blank the second that I stepped into the record store. Half an hour later, I walked out with two sure thing/I've-been-meaning-to-pick-that-up-forever purchases (Neu! '75 and X's Wild Gift) and two yeah-I-heard/read-that-it's-pretty-good purchases (Iron & Wine, The Creek Drank the Cradle and The Notwist, Neon Golden). Both are fantastic. I figured that Iron & Wine was a safe choice, being that these people are fans. I wasn't sure that I'd like the Notwist, but I was intrigued by an album which was championed by both the New York Times and Pitchfork. The technophobe in me was expecting to find something too cold and soulless with this record. Instead, I found a lush organic mix of samples, guitars, woodwinds, and string. Really pretty beautiful stuff.

I wonder if they've turned the hot water back on in my building yet.

 

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