Monday, February 24th, 2003

(Tell Me Why) I Don't Like Mondays

You know how I like my Mondays? Slow. Uneventful. I like to be eased into the week. Not flung headlong into the onrushing madness like, oh, today. No need to go into specifics, sufficed to say that it’s a damn good thing the day is half over. If I do manage to get out of here at the usual time, that is. Mostly, the not being able to put the headphones on, turn on, tune in and drop out while working irks me. All work and no music makes Frank go something something.

I won a copy of The Posies’ Dream All Day compilation on eBay. Not the cheapest CD I’ve ever gotten off auction, but still significantly cheaper than picking it up new. For a band that got some significant press in the early 90s, I’ve actually only heard maybe 3 or 4 of their songs. The purchase is based more on word-of-mouth recommendations and how much I love Ken Stringfellow’s solo disc, Touched – I’m surprising myself. I’m prepared for a little bit of that major-label proto-grunge production, but hopefully the strength of the songs will come through.

And now I will cut my lunch break short because, well, I need to. Gnarf.

np – Teenage Fanclub / Grand Prix

By : Frank Yang at 12:50 pm
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  1. ryan says:

    I’d give "Frosting On The Beater" an *almost-perfect* rating; though to be fair, it did take me awhile to realize how great it was.

    It’s the only Posies album I have, so I can’t really comment on their other work, though I have been told that "Dear 23" was *awful*.

    Your mileage may vary.

  2. Paul Cox says:

    You were told wrong, then. Dear 23 is a blessed gift from the heavens. Frank, if this comp doesn’t sway you, I can probably make a comp of my own that would.

  3. Frank says:

    We’ll see if the comp slakes my Posies thirst or makes me hungry for more. I don’t think it has anything off <i>Success</i> or <i>Failure</i>. I will post my impressions when I get it.