Sunday, August 28, 2005
today's first ipod shuffle song: "Not the Doctor" - Alanis Morissette, from Jagged Little Pill
i know that alanis is a dipshit but i just count this song (and, um, her albums) as a guilty pleasure. i heard this song at 8:45 am est this morning in rural kentucky; i spent all weekend in a rented chevy mailbu, driving the mountain parkway from lexington to pikeville for a two-hour work event, stayed at the super 8 (best hotel in town) and drove back again. i have an itrip for for the ipod, which made a 3.5 hour drive much more tolerable. i never get to drive, especially alone, so i didn't mind much - thinking and smoking and trying to resist my preference for speeding. the summer i finally learned how to drive i was wearing a lot of frankenstein-esque platform flip-flops that made it impossible to know how much pressure i was applying to the pedals, so i learned barefoot and have forever just kicked off my shoe whenever i drive (which can get awkward in the winter). so i drove barefoot through kentucky (how terribly appropriate) - you can see where the rock was dynamited to forge a road and i only stopped once, to get a blueberry shake at a dq in a nowhere town. i don't enjoy being in rural america, but i don't mind driving through.
one thing about alanis: i think that the fact she just re-released jagged little pill as an acoustic 10-year anniversary album is really out of touch with peoples' interests, as well as an obvious money-grubbing cash-in.
i saw a sign for elizabethtown, and cd, being the good ole kentucky boy that he is, is excited for the new movie of the same name. it looks promising.