Thursday, June 17, 2004

Some Reccomendations...

Here's three of the best things I've been up to these days. I strongly encourage you to try one, or all, of them.

1) The Postal Service - Give Up

First heard these guys on a mix cd given to me for the drive home from B-town by B-Moore. The track I heard there that caught my eye was track #4, Nothing Better. I'm not going to try to describe these guys, but it's kicking right now and I'm feeling it. New, original, and solid.

2) Reformat your computer.

Admittedly, this go-around wasn't entirely planned or intentionaly, but that doesn't change the fact that erasing your whole damn hard drive and starting over is a damn good thing to do. Not only is it good for your system because it cleans out all that random shit that accumulates over the months and years - thereby both freeing hard drive space and speeding up general use - but it also just gives you a great feeling. Starting over grants one an enourmous amount of freedom from the past while simultaneously inducing a nervous excitemnt about the future. It's the next best thing to getting a whole new box, and working with a nice, clean, organized system has all the excitement and good feeling of starting a new relationship without any of the concern for how it turns out. After all, if this relationship goes sour, you can just reformat again and start over, no strings attached. Beautiful.

3) Great Expectations

I just started this Dicken's classic, having not read it before, and let me tell you, there's a lot to be said for the classics. I mean, I won't lie, I only read the first chapter, (a mere couple pages) before I fell asleep, but it was remarkably emotionaly engaging and textually beautiful. Seriously, read the first couple pages; it's good shit, and a hell of a lot more entertaining and stimulating than whichever reality TV show is en vogue this week.

That's it for now, give 'em a try.

1 comment:

mindovermatter said...

Great Expectations sucks.