Too busy to think

I’m swamped at work – the new semester starts next Monday and, just like every other year, everyone realizes that they need everything at the last minute. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining – I love my job, more than ever, but it’s wearing me out. The last two and a half weeks (is it only Monday??) I get home and crash, I can maybe stay conscious for a movie, but that’s about it. I can’t wait for the semester to actually start so that I can breathe again!

But that’s not what I set out to share. This is:

Two of my favorite musicians – David Byrne and Brian Eno – have collaborated again, thirty years after their first incredible collaboration. I’ve been listening to this as much I could all day and it’s great. Everyone that came into the office asked what it was – they were all really digging it.

AND David Bryne is coming to Kansas City in October! I missed him last time he was in town – I’m not going to make that mistake again!

My Debut Album

I found the instructions on the net, so I can’t claim anything here, but it was kind of fun! I might have to do another one!

  1. Go to a random Wikipedia entry:
    The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
  2. Go to Random quotations:
    The last four words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.
  3. Go to flickr’s “explore the last seven days”:
    Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

Put it all together, that’s your debut album.

Here’s what I came up with:

My first album: Xiaoshi Middle School - now what happens next?

Song Charts

I will warn you now, if you are prone to earworms, do not continue to read this post. Turn back now. Last chance… Okay, don’t say I didn’t warn you.

There is a group pool on Flickr of Song Charts – charts created with song lyrics as the subject matter. For example:

Rick Astley would never

Terrible song, but that one cracks me up! Most of them are not terribly well designed. Some songs are not immediately obvious, but they’re all pretty funny. I find myself listening to songs a little differently, scanning them for lyrics that would make good song charts. I’ll let you know when I post my first. Go check em out, and add your own!