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Old 10-04-01, 10:00 AM
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Today's CDs (10/4)

Black Heart Procession -- 2
Black Heart Procession -- 3
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club -- BRMC
Black Sheep -- Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
Blonde Redhead -- Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons
Blue Mountain -- Dog Days
Blue Rags -- Rag N Roll
Blur -- 13

So I participated in a focus group for Spin last night (50 bucks!) and I don't think they liked me. They asked people to use an adjective to describe Spin and I answered -- "Not as hip as it thinks." I also told them to get rid of the fashion spread, make the articles longer and add more reviews. I think our group was pretty pro-Spin at the beginning but because of my constant nagging, they agreed that it needed work. I like Spin, but it could be so much better. It was fun.

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Old 10-04-01, 10:29 AM
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-Elvis Costello and the Attractions "All This Useless Beauty"
-Neutral Milk Hotel "On Avery Island"
-REM "Up"
-the Magnetic Fields "69 Love Songs Vol. 2"
-Pixies "Doolittle"
-death cab for cutie "the photo album"
-Paul McCartney "Ram"

Spin sucks.
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Old 10-04-01, 10:36 AM
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Dayglo Abortions "Stupid World, Stupid Songs"
King Brothers "In the Red"
Didjits "Que Sirhan Sirhan"
Velvet Underground "White Light/White Heat"
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Old 10-04-01, 11:33 AM
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I'm going symphonic today:

Holst - The Planets
Beethoven - 1st and 3rd Symphonies
Shumann - 1st and 4th Symphonies
Copland - Appalachian Spring Suite
Tchaikovsky - Piano and Violin Concertos
Brahms - Symphony No. 2
Mozart - Symphonies 21 and 27
Dvorak - New World Symphony
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Old 10-04-01, 11:51 AM
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Re: Today's CDs (10/4)

Originally posted by Yancey
So I participated in a focus group for Spin last night (50 bucks!) and I don't think they liked me. They asked people to use an adjective to describe Spin and I answered -- "Not as hip as it thinks." I also told them to get rid of the fashion spread, make the articles longer and add more reviews. I think our group was pretty pro-Spin at the beginning but because of my constant nagging, they agreed that it needed work. I like Spin, but it could be so much better. It was fun.
Nice job. Always good to make money doing something you love.

If they wanted a one-word adjective, I think "delusional" would have summed up your sentiments pretty well.



Today, some time:
Tenacious D

Finally broke down and bought it.
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Old 10-04-01, 12:14 PM
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Trying out Charalatans U.K. - Wonderland

Still listening to

Cult - Beyond Good and Evil
Jimmy Eat World - Clarity and Bleed American
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Old 10-04-01, 12:27 PM
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John Hammond's "Wicked Grin" arrived today. I'm on my 2nd spin.
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Old 10-04-01, 01:50 PM
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Jonas Bering - Bienfait
Tobias Thomas - Fur Dich
Herbert - Bodily Functions
Bark Psychosis - Hex
The House of Love - The House of Love

Spin has some good writers who contribute from time to time, like Simon Reynolds and Sascha Frere-Jones (sp?). The magazine makes itself look pretty bad when reviews for records are run long after they've been in circulation. Like with the Clinic record; I'm sure Frere-Jones had it soon after it was released in the UK last year, but it's possible the editors didn't want to run it until after it came out in the US. So the writers could very well be up on things, it's just that there could be something odd going on with the editors -- they don't seem to want to take any chances. I haven't truly looked forward to reading the magazine since about '94.

Something about the main guy, Alan Licht, annoys me; I don't know what it is. I could probably meet the guy and really like him. Spin's relationship with VH1 has kinda soured my opinion of him. And I really don't want to get into Eric Weisbard...
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Old 10-04-01, 07:25 PM
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So far today, I've listened to:

A live set by DJ Brockie with MC Det and MC Skibadee that I burned to a CD

and

DJ Dara - Future Perfect

It's been a drum and bass day for me so far!
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