a grand don't come for free
Then I ate some cereal and began doing research for the "Best American Bands" section of the site (which you can see here. I've honestly been thinking about and researching the question for about a week now, mainly because I wanted to be sure I didn't forget to consider a worthy band. After working on that into the afternoon, I got up off my ass and walked down to the library and dropped off a few books, as well as picking up the following:
- a grand don't come for free - The Streets (audio recording)
- All Things Must Pass - George Harrison (audio recording)
- The Best of - Blur (audio recording)
- Showbiz Kids: The Steely Dan Story 1972 - 1980 - Steely Dan (audio recording)
- The Consolations of Philosophy - Alain de Botton (book)
- The Mammoth Book of Journalism - Jon E. Lewis (Editor) (book)
I listened to Belle and Sebastian's Lazy Line Painter Jane EP, which was good for walking music on a sunny day.
Then I went to the grocery store, then to the bank to pay my rent approximately six days late. Getting back home, I changed clothes, went to the gym, and worked out for an hour, stopping only to make small talk to the cute fitness instructor with whom I always make small talk with.
During the workout, I listened to The Strokes' Is This It? and Room On Fire. The Strokes are definitely a good work out/running band.
I came back home, and decided on the three bands that had made the list, and their position on said list. I did more research on each one, and then started writing, stopping only to cook some pasta with hamburger and tomato sauce (which they call pasta sauce here, because tomato sauce means ketchup).
Then I got all the images I needed, edited them, and continued working on the essay while uploading my new music onto my iPod.
When I had nearly finished, I found that Brandon Iron, the pornstar, e-mailed me back with the interview questions I sent him. I worked on editing that, and decided to finish it tomorrow. I finished the American Bands essay, and uploaded the new content onto the site.
This is probably the most factual and least interesting update that you'll see here.