Archive for May, 2004:

Career thoughts

Some funny blurbs a friend came up with.

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What the hell happened to It looks like they only have signed artists now, and only link to other sites that will sell you a song.

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Store play to the rescue

One of the CDs on store play right now is The Shins Chutes Too Narrow, and it’s actually pretty good. Check out “Saint Simon.” I like how the bass line and the melody seem like they aren’t linked, but they work together anyway (if that makes sense). The harmonies are good too.

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“Al-Qaeda ‘spurred on’ by Iraq war”

“Al-Qaeda remains a viable and effective ‘network of networks’ and has been galvanised by the war in Iraq, according to the London-based think tank, the International Institute for Strategic Studies.”

Well no shit.

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I was just thinking about how strange accents can be. A few months ago a woman came into the cafe who had a Scottish, Irish, or Welsh accent (I can’t tell the difference, sorry), and she couldn’t understand what I was saying when I said “thirteen.” Even when I said it more slowly she couldn’t understand. She kind of knew I was saying 13, but I had to say “one three” for her to be sure. It was a very strange experience for me, because I never thought that a native English speaker would have trouble understanding an American accent. I wish there was some way I could hear what my accent sounds like to other people.

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