So this weekend was really low-key for me, I mostly worked on a written component of a job competition I’m in and did some reading…mostly since I was still recovering from the virus that ate my soul on sunday/monday.
This post will mostly be an apology in advance. I will try my best to write a few decent posts this week, however, the written component mentioned above is due on Thursday…and I start my all new exciting volunteer position with Amnesty International this week working as a media liaison (two days this week)…and I’m trying to get back on track with my LSAT studying. However, I am doing my best to practice what I preach so even though I’m incredibly busy I intend to at the very least finish Paul Martin’s bio…and start Obama’s “Audacity for Hope”.
As I watched the awful movie “The Perfect Man” I began to wonder how people with busy lives legitimately maintain their blogs.
The movie was starring Hillary duff and Heather Locklear (oh how the mighty have fallen…I mean this woman was once the arm candy to G&R’s Slash!….if you didn’t get that reference well frankly you don’t deserve to get it…).
In the movie Hilary keeps a blog about being a “teenage gypsy” (her mom moves them around every time she goes through a bad breakup). She is clever and witty and her posts are long and DAILY…then it hit me – I NEED A WRITER… so readers I apologize in advance as student loans and the salary of an entry-level public servant do not allow me the funds to employ a writer. On that note…have some patience and stick with me. You do that and I promise to do my best to keep up with my reading list and my posts.
I know this isn’t for everyone…but I LOVE to listen to some low-key music I while I read…I light a few candles, curl in bed, throw on a playlist and the mood has been set for a romantic date with me and whoever the author of the moment is…so yes, right now that means I set the mood for me and Paul Martin. Don’t knock it until you try it. Here is a little list of the top ten artists I love to listen to while I read.
1 – The Smiths (recently bought their greatest hits album and its great. It’s like a love child product of the cure and the kinks…with a little something else in there I can’t put my finger on. If you loved 500 days of summer then check them out since they make up like 80% of the album…I recommend “Still Ill”, “There is a Light that Never Goes Out”, “You Just Haven’t Earned it Yet”…and for D. “How Soon is Now?”
2- The French Kicks (A little more upbeat than The Smiths but low-key reading music none the less)
3 – Wilco (particularly “Impossible Germany”)
4- Ben Lee (always uplifting…and well, just pretty)
5- Jenny Lewis
6- Grizzly Bear
7- Great Lake Swimmers
8- Miike Snow (my fave – “A horse is not a home”)
10 – Damien Rice
– You may also want to check out ‘Bat for Lashes’, Jason Collett, ‘Cut Copy’, ‘Doves’, The Cary Brothers, and ‘Camera Obscura’.
Let me know what you think!