Five Things I Liked This Week

1. “It’s Adventure Time” by Maria Bustillos (The Awl)

So, you all know how much I love Adventure Time. There was no way I wasn’t going to enjoy this hyper-longform article.

 

2. “The Ballad of Geeshie and Elvie” by John Jeremiah Sullivan (The New York Times Magazine)

I’m pretty sure I just talked about my admiration for John Jeremiah Sullivan last week (?) but this is a new thing by him and it’s very good and also interactive!

 

3. “No Second Thoughts” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Uh, just a random Tom Petty B-side that I’ve had in my head all week.

 

4. “Is It Time For Us To Take Astrology Seriously?” by Amanda Petrusich (Buzzfeed)

I’ve gotten really into astrology during the last year, which surprises me since I was disdainful of it even when I read my horoscope in teen magazines as a kid. But many of my friends are interested in astrology and after absorbing stuff from them, I’ve gone from skeptical and belittling to very curious. Horoscopes and astral charts don’t change the uncertainty of the future, but it’s fun to pretend that we have even the tiniest bit of an idea of what’s going to happen.

 

5. Easter candy! I have been binge-eating chocolate all week, mostly at my desk, where I keep a stash in my drawer. Every time I want a piece of candy, I quietly open my drawer and look around to see if any of my co-workers are watching me. Then, I take out ONLY ONE piece of candy, which I quietly unwrap and put in my mouth. Finally, I place the wrapper in my garbage and then worry about whether anyone heard the wrapper crinkling. I complete this exact process 10-20 times during the workday, usually between the hours of 11 and 4.

 

 

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You’ve Been On My Mind: A Playlist

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Sometimes, you make a really good – you think – playlist and want to share it. I went through the trouble of naming it, putting the name on top of an old photo I found of my mom and then putting the playlist and the photo in this post.

Anyway, I’ve been slowly working on this one for a few weeks now. And today, I felt like it was ready, so. Enjoy!

You’ve Been On My Mind

Tracklist:
01 Todd Rundgren, I Saw The Light
02 Big Star, When My Baby’s Beside Me
03 The Romantics, Tell It To Carrie
04 The dB’s, Judy
05 Lou Reed, Charley’s Girl
06 Elvis Costello, Little Triggers
07 Robyn Hitchcock, I Often Dream of Trains
08 The Byrds, It Won’t Be Wrong
09 The Zombies, I Want Her She Wants Me
10 Shoes, Tomorrow Night
11 The Flamin Groovies, Whiskey Woman
12 Bleached, Outta My Mind
13 Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers, Someone I Care About
14 The Seeds, Can’t Seem To Make You Mine
15 Harlem, Be Your Baby
16 Silver Apples, Ruby
17 Harry Nilsson, Vine Street
18 The Shadows of Knight, I’m Gonna Make You Mine
19 Half Japanese, 1,000,000 Kisses
20 Colleen Green, Only One
21 Dum Dum Girls, He Gets Me High
22 Girls, Alex
23 Vivian Girls, Vanishing of Time
24 Spiritualize, Little Girl
25 Blue Orchids, Bad Education
26 The Go-Betweens, Love Goes On!
27 Television Personalities, World of Pauline Lewis
28 The Remains, I’m Talking About You
29 R. Stevie Moore, Why Should I Love You
30 The Feelies, Original Love
31 Angel Olsen, Sweet Dreams
32 The Fresh & Onlys, Dream Girls
33 Holly Golightly, Tell Me So I Know
34 Belle & Sebastian, Waiting For The Moon to Rise
35 The Postmarks, Let Go
36 Donnie & Joe Emerson, Don’t Go Lovin’ Nobody Else