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Saturday, June 02, 2007

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Five Simple Pleasures

Clockwise from upper left: splurging on a superslick lipgloss quad; making a new iMix for a friend; contemplating a nearly empty month on the family calendar; skype-ing with my mom; knowing that the situation in the lower right corner can wait.

No photo to accompany this last one, but I have been getting a kick out of getting acquainted with current commercial pop music. Summer vacation has whet my appetite for bubblegum. Discoveries: "Girlfriend," Avril Lavinge, "Big Girls Don't Cry," Fergie, and best of all, Give it to Me by Timbaland. I had it on nearly endless loop today. At one point, I forced Patrick to stop working and listen as I recited the lyrics, as only a white, middle class soccer mom can. Sample: I'm real as it come if you don't know why I'm fly/Seen you tryna switch it up but girl you ain't that dope/I'm a Wonder Woman, let me go get my rope.

I was perfectly delighted with myself. Patrick, not so much.

Also, in making my friend's iMix, I came to the conclusion that all of contemporary music—across all genres— is concerned thematically with either getting it on, or getting wasted, or both. Except one song, which is about driving around. It's by Springsteen.

Don't expect my brain back much before September.


Blogger Tom said...

Okay, so you can't talk about making an iMix for a friend without revealing the content of said mix. From what I can see from the photo there seem to be some fine cuts (e.g., "Give Back the Key to My Heart," "The Devil's Right Hand," "Float On," and "Portions for Foxes").

Care to give the full story?

1:23 AM  
Blogger Kyran said...

ha! I was hoping someone would take the bait and comment on the playlist :)

I am trying to distill it from about 30 songs down to what will fit on a cd, which is the hardest part (those four cuts will stay).

The real challenge with this one though, is finding the theme. It's easy when it's a mix for a girlfriend going through a breakup, or an anniversary gift for my husband, but I'm not sure what the "story" is here yet.

The friend is one of the authors I toured Ireland with, and the mix is borne of a promise to stay in touch and exhange music. Maybe I will look to his novel for a theme to tie it all together.


8:58 AM  
Blogger jen said...

[...but I'm not sure what the "story" is here yet...]

You are a true kindred spirit. :) I love making mixes, and am quite famous for it in certain circles.

4:50 PM  

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