Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I didn't care for the first Coconut Records album, but I'm really digging this one.

Apparently, Leah has decided that she wants a dog really soon. This just doesn't seem like a very good time to me. Don't get me wrong, I'm anxious to get a dog, it's one of the things I've looked forward to the most about adulthood and home ownership, but I just thought we'd wait til Harper was at least 3 or 4. Anyway, I'll keep you posted.

I recently got the latest Muse record, The Resistance, and I gave it a first listen today. It's clearly much better than their last record, Black Holes and Revelations, which was a total coaster. Though, I've often wondered while listening to Muse, who are "they" and why are they out to get "us?" What war are Muse involved in, what revolution? Why the paranoia? Does anyone know? Is there an actual reason for this or do they just think it's cool? I like the band it's just weird. I guess it's certainly cooler than bands like Jimmy Eat World and Weezer who still write lyrics like they're 18 years old.

We have rehearsal tonight. We were planning on pulling out two new songs at the Evan Dando show but I think we've decided just to pull out one. The other one, we feel, deserves to debut on a grander occasion. When we have a bigger stage and longer time slot, in other words.

Leah and I have slacked on working out but we've been eating better so hopefully, it still counts. That Jillian Michaels, I think, has an ulterior motive to destroy your knees. What a bitch!


  1. I commented on the dog decision on Leah's blog. Hope you 2 will give it careful thought. While there are pros there are also cons. Weigh it all out and then decide, like the adults that you have become. Love ya

  2. I was obsessed with Muse in high school. It's one of those phases I grew out of. Which is good because I don't think you can listen to depression and paranoia on repeat without it rubbing off on you. I sort of feel that Bellamy relied on his unhappiness to fuel his writing up until Absolution, which was as far as I went with them. I couldn't go to Black Holes and Revelations. It was like a joke. To me, it was clear at that point he was manufacturing the angst. He probably was a lot sooner than that, but it was with that album that I was old enough to notice, or maybe he just got really bad at it. I didn't even give The Resistance a listen. At this point I've grown out of the urge to listen to music that encourages me to feel crappy.

  3. I can't stand new Weezer stuff, but I'll still spin anything Jimmy Eat World puts out. YOU LEAVE THEM ALONE!! :)