Tuesday, November 19th, 2002

Radio Cure

Surfing through my MP3 folders just now, it seems that I never got around to deleting my mp3s of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot I downloaded last Fall, though I’ve had the CD for over seven months now. I got a lot of mileage out of those mp3s… bye bye.

One of those days at work. Just crunching HTML all day will do things to your mind. So glad that’s over with. Apparently we’re supposed to dress all nice-like tomorrow for a promo photo we’re taking of all the staff. Good thing my white polyester leisure suit is back from the cleaners and the ketchup stains are just about gone.

Picked up the new issue of Guitarist today. Funny, I used to be compulsive about the things but I think this year I’ve bought maybe three guitar magazines including this one. I stop reading about playing about the same time I start actually playing in a band. Coincidence? This one was a must-pick-up not for the John Squire cover (aside : once upon a time it might have been, I still hold the first Stone Roses disc in ridiculously high esteem, but everything he’s done since then has diminished his lustre. Haven’t heard anything off his new solo album and I can’t say I’m clamoring too. End aside.), but for the transcription of The Pretenders’ classic ‘Kid’. I’m not big on learning other people’s stuff note-for-note but James Honeyman-Scott’s lead parts are to die for. It’s been impossible to find a transcription on line, so after more than a few years I’m more than happy to pony up a few bucks for a proper lesson. And there’s lots of pretty pictures of guitars and whatnot in it as well.

Site tweaks continue. I’ve created a little blogger section in the sidebar over to the left, with links to other blogs I visit and some of the blog portals I’m connected to. I am going to start making a concerted effort to steer traffic to my site. And if I have to pretend I’ve got naked pictures of Britney Spears here, then by god I will.

Can’t wait to see how many Google referrers I get with searches for ‘naked Britney Spears’ now…

np – Wilco / Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

By : Frank Yang at 6:46 pm
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