"Start over, again. Everything happens for reasons..." - Outkast, Reset
Out of 2917 songs rated with 5 stars in my iTunes, we've got ourselves a
Saturday Random Ten
- Truth & Rights - Zero 7 (Another Late Night)
- Time To Get Ill - Beastie Boys (Root Down EP)
- The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us - Sufjan Stevens (Illinois)
- Let's Go Crazy - Prince (Purple Rain)
- Money, Cash, Hoes - Jay-Z (Vol. 2...Hard Knock Life)
- Space Ho's - Dangerdoom (The Mouse and the Mask)
- The Militia - Gang Starr (Moment of Truth)
- Social Distortion (featuring MF Doom) - Prince Po (The Slickness)
- Cleaning Out My Closet - Eminem (The Eminem Show)
- Lost at Sea - Eisley (Room Noises)
Quit your job; plan to move in with your parents for a month while you figure shit out; spend down all your savings; decide that this the perfect time to start dating again and joing consumating.com (speaking of which, you should join, too. I have never ever been down with online dating - all you internet people creep me out - but the internet rock star Ben Brown has created a totally not skeevy dating site. It just needs more color); pay all your lingering bills at the same time so you really, really have no money; have no real plan of action other than knowing that whatever you do next will be totally satisfying for you.
Settling is not an option.
Have I hyped up Michelle's Consuming Indy here yet? The bloggers of the circle city have spoken and they love her startup met-blog. I'm not biased or anything but if you're trying to reach people in Indianapolis, you should totally buy blogads from her.
some environmental thoughts: at first glance, plenty makes being green seem very white (and kinda upscale) while grist seems to do a better job of being all inclusive but that raises a new question for me that I don't feel like researching: where are all the black (green) bloggers and environmentalists at?
bonus green link: environment california (I just started supporting them this weekend because I want to have even less money. Ladies love socially conscious broke negroes. LL SCBN is the name of my next album.)
My favorite recording artist of 2006 is...Nina Simone. The re-issues that RCA Victor has put out this year have been incredible. Cop Silk & Soul right now. It includes the Aretha Franklin penned "Save Me" which was the b-side to "Young, Gifted and Black" back before I was born and has never been released on an album or compilation before.
Also hot right now: I wish I knew how to quit Dilla's Donuts and Madlib's Beat Konducta 1-2. Just tons of hot beats for me to head nod too.
Now let me figure out what else in my life I can blow up so I can start the rest of my 31st year from scratch.