May Day

I can't believe it's May already.

New month, new albums. but I did enjoy listening to Madonna and Bic Runga. I was surprised at how many of the Ray of Light songs I still like, especially considering how long it's been since I've heard them and how my musical taste has expanded since then. Granted, I still won't be in any rush to listen to the album again any time soon. But it was something different for a month, which is part of the point of this whole flashback thing. Listening to Drive again was nice as well, and I might listen to it again soon, I do really like the album.  But this month I'll be listening to...

Placebo- Without You I'm Nothing
   
I believe it's been about 2 years since I listened to this album last, simply because it sounds crappy in my car. This is the album that got me into Placebo and has one of my favorite album covers. It's probably my 3rd favorite Placebo album (don't ask what the top 2 are). I remember the first time I listened to the album, I started to fall asleep and then the beginning of "Scared of Girls" woke me up and kinda scared the crap out of me. I've listened to Meds and Sleeping with Ghosts fairly often the last few years, so it'll be nice to listen to a different Placebo album for awhile.

Spoon- A Series of Sneaks
    It's been a few years since I've heard this album because it's not compatable with long drives (it's a short album). It's not the first Spoon album I heard but it has some of my favorite Spoon songs on it (The Guestlist/The Execution, Reservations, Car Radio, Metal Detektor) and has my favorite cover of all the Spoon albums. I must own it on vinyl so it can be framed and appropriately admired. Too bad it's hard to find and fucking expensive when you do. This album reminds me of the early days of my Spoon fandom and my time in Austin. before they became critical darlings and when they actually played these songs live all the time. So yeah, it's not going to remind me of 1998.

Also, since I'll be starting summer school next week, I get to catch up on my reading. So here's my reading list for the next 3 months...

(In relative order)

  1. The Time Traveler's Wife- Audrey Niffenegger
  2. Atonement- Ian McEwan
  3. Rant- Chuck Palahniuk
  4. No Country for Old Men- Cormac McCarthy
  5. Girl With a Pearl Earring- Tracy Chevalier