I'm not of the faith, but I'm enjoying the holiday 'cause we get it off from school. YAY! And also because Dee dragged us to her parents for a feat last night.
I'm spending the day sitting around because I've got the beginnings of a cold, and it feels like it could be one persistent bugger, too. I wonder if it's not a proper cold and just nine-ish months of stress, overwork and grouchiness sneaking in for one last walloping now that I've let my guard down and everything seems to be going all right.
The point: I'm kinda dopey today and am v. much enjoying the fact that I don't have to be lucid or interesting or participate in class discussions or stay awake in class.
(The soundtrack of the week: New York Dolls' "Subway Train" and John Vanderslice's "Time to Go". Iggy Pop's "TV Eye" is also getting honourable mention.)
My Music of the Avant-Garde professor has approved a paper on versions of "Tainted Love" - the Gloria Jones version, the Soft Cell cover and
the sampled bits in "S.O.S." - and I should start typing raw thoughts on that this weekend, too. I should also resist calling the paper "Aspects of Tainted Love" because an Andrew Lloyd Webber reference is probably grounds for expulsion from a uni-level music class.
Academically, I also have to: ( list! )
I took that career meme that's all over my flist and it told me I should either be in arts & culture as an academic or enter politics as a professional minion. Silly computer! Tell me something I don't know!
Thanks to my boss's prowess, I've figured out how to download and save streamed video. I've also got a whatsit program that involved futzing with command lines that chews up .flv files and spits them out as .avi files. Bwahahaha. Take that, YouTube. I tested my new
awesome abilities on David Tennant's Doctor Who
video diary thing... and that's quite an interesting body of work, there. ( blah blah documentary theory blah blah new media blah )ETA
: I also seem to be able to download streamed audio from MySpace. BWAHHAHAHA. (Which I totally feel okay about, considering the Jive Kings' CD appears to be out of print and the version of "Summertime" they do with Measha Brueggergosman kicks serious ass
and now I have my own copy! And thanks to sendspace, so do you! [here!