Monday, January 31, 2011

concerted effort: j

i last posted on october 26 - a little over three months ago. my entire life has changed in those three months, and for the better. babyfriend arrived on november 19. she's a girl (! - despite my firm belief all throughout my pregnancy that she was a he, despite the ongoing morning sickness, the acne, how i carried high, my constant craving of sweets, and all of the other old-wives-tale signs that it was a girl) - a beautiful, funny, strong, smiley, sweet, and chill baby girl we named naomi siobhan. i have been off work, sequestered in the house (in the dead of winter - not that i mind at all), feeding and changing and holding and playing with this little person who i have absolutely no idea what i did to deserve. so, yeah, i've been a bit preoccupied.

bands:
j. tillman to justin vernon

worst band name:
jimmy eat world. i like them, despite their terrible name

number of songs by the j artists:
at start: 766
at end: 684

dates:

7/21/10 - 9/2/10 (that seems forever ago!)

highlights/surprises:
band with the most tracks before deleting anything: jeff buckley (91) and johnny cash (83)

deleted:

well, you know, lots of random crap that i hadn't even heard of before and decided was entirely inessential in my life. also, a bunch of random jeff buckley live tracks. you know, i adore him. he was beautiful, his voice was beautiful, i have beautiful memories of listening to his beautiful album grace during beautiful times in my life. his death was tragic. it is also tragic to release every inch of tape that happens to have his voice on it. diminishes the beauty.

james blunt. it was a goal of mine when this project started was to listen to back to bedlam, decide if it is any good, and, if it isn't, which i knew it isn't, delete. so i did listen. and it is bad. he has a creepy little china doll face when he sings with his bizarre voice. i first heard "you're beautiful" at a record store in galway, ireland, and thought that it was a woman singing. i can't imagine any additional releases of his selling at all. we shall see.

lessons learned/randoms:

i don't know a lot about the jam - or even when i discovered them - but i have had their greatest hits cd for at least ten years and good god do i love "beat surrender" and "town called malice."

i actually really love jamie o'neal's "all by myself" - i happened to have gotten it from cd's valentines day mix in 2003, which he entitled "i was drunk and it was dark and you were there."

"canned heat" by jamiroqui - shit yes. napolean dy-no-mite besides, that song is rad.

jane's addiction's nothings shocking and ritual de lo habitual are amazing. perry's onstage banter during lolla in 2009 was so lame that it made me sad, and i have disappointment towards that bullshit married to rock "reality" show he and his missus participated in.

rabbit fur coat by jenny lewis and the watson twins is outstanding. i didn't like acid tongue quite as much, and jenny and johnny is okay but not all that memorable.

i don't know how i obtained it, but there's a song called "love ain't just a four letter word" by jenny wilson that's totally bizarre and awesome. ditto "intelligentactile 101" by jesca hoop.

"head on" by the jesus and mary chain is perfect.

i didn't really know who joan armatrading was when a friend asked me to go see her at wolf trap outside of dc in 2000 and i just fell in love with her voice. "down to zero" and "love and affection" are two of my all-time favorites.

"take me home, country roads" by john denver was a karaoke favorite when we went to west virginny to go tubing/skiing/drinking in 2003.

johnny cash is much loved in my house. pos' dad was a huge fan, so he grew up listening to and admiring his social justice power-to-the-working-man no-bullshit music. johnny and i have the same birthday (um, different year). ecf and i were talking about what to name the babyfriend, and he let me know that there is a syracuse football player named Prince-Tyson Gulley - most likely because his parents loved prince and mike tyson. therefore we decided to name my child cash-coyne: for johnny, for wayne, and because it is ghetto fabulous.

i love joni mitchell. love.

"angel of the morning" and "queen of hearts" were my favorites when i was little - like six or seven. juice newton (i loved her name) played the rock county 4H fair one summer and i was pissed - like, PISSED - that no adults wanted to take me. just a kid and already totally suffering from FOMO (that would be "fear of missing out").

who is this just jack character? when i hear that, it reminds me of the will and grace minstrel show character jack. i think the just jack band/guy is a brit and awesome.

there. proud of self. will get to the Ks in due time - i'm not done with them yet despite starting them in september but i've been, you know, busy. i was listening to the killers while i was in labor - and i'm not even all that big of a fan. just dedicated to the cause, friends.

4 comments:

Ethan said...

I hope Prince-Tyson Gulley Googles himself some day and pulls up this post. He's still pretty much a random backup, so it could happen.

I can't believe I'm reading your blog in Vietnam.

Supervenient Man said...

Wassup, Naomi.

Gotta say, I prefer the Pixies' cover of "Head On" to the original, although I loves me some Stoned and Dethroned.

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