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February 29, 2008

Favorite Friday

Filed under: Favorite Friday — Tom @ 2:20 pm

New thing! Well, okay, old thing! I tried this a while back, probably on the old site, and then forgot about it. It’s back – favorite-stuff Fridays! Things I liked this week:

The big African-American dude with the mohawk I saw on the way home the other day – he was wearing jeans and a sweatshirt under a big polka-dot dress.

The girl walking on the side of the road wearing pants with so many chains on them that she had to hold the chains, all bundled up, in her hands, to keep them from swinging.

Victory for the independents: Glen Hansard (of The Frames) and Marketa Irglova win Best Song at the Oscars for their Once contribution, despite being up against really terrible, overblown productions from Disney’s Enchanted and that cheese-fest August Rush, proving that big budgets don’t mean a damned thing. Here’s hoping they get a huge upswing in sales from this exposure. They deserve it.

Birthday – duh, obviously. But beyond that, it was fun to give Alissa a brand new 8gb Ipod Nano to replace her old 20gb Ipod. It’s smaller in storage, yes, but giving up the worries of a hard-drive and gaining the space in her purse afforded by the small form factor are two big pluses, at least as I see it. Hopefully she does too. The new generation Ipods have a very cool new navigation/screen layout, too. I like the screensaver that features the album covers of your music, and I REALLY like seeing the tiny covers next to every album as you scroll through the lists. Believe it or not, this really makes a big difference to a music freak like me. Cover art is important.

And, equally obviously, seeing Adrian Belew last night – but I’ll have a report on that later.

How was your week?

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