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Top 25 on my iTunes

November 9, 2007

I have a lot of playlists on my iTunes at work. Occasionally, I’ll take a look at the Top 25 from across all the different lists. This is a pretty good representation; unfortunately, we had to migrate my data from one hard drive to another eight months ago, so I know this list would be different with that data. I mean, there isn’t a single U2 song on here. What happened to Story for Boys? Beautiful Day? Mysterious Ways? Acrobat? I mean, c’mon, the list is making me look un-Bono-worshipish. Sheesh.

1
Mary Won’t You Call My Name?
Morphine
Cure for Pain

2
Hotel Yorba
The White Stripes
White Blood Cells

3
Graveyard Shift
Uncle Tupelo
No Depression

4
Try Not to Breathe
R.E.M.
Automatic for the People

5
moral kiosk
r.e.m.
murmur

6
Save Me
Dave Matthews
Some Devil

7
Crazy (The Late Show with David Letterman 08-14-06)
Gnarls Barkley

8
Absolutely Cuckoo
The Magnetic Fields
69 Love Songs Vol. 1

9
So Damn Lucky
Dave Matthews
Some Devil

10
Eh Hee
Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds
Radio City Music Hall DVD

11
Grey Street
Dave Matthews
Some Devil [Bonus Disc]

12
Iris
Live
Throwing Copper

13
Here It Goes Again
OK Go
Oh No

14
Dust Radio
Chris Whitley
Living With The Law

15
Grey Street
Dave Matthews Band
Busted Stuff

16
City of Angels
10,000 Maniacs
In My Tribe [Reissue]

17
Phone Call From Leavenworth
Chris Whitley
Living With The Law

18
Made From Dirt
Chris Whitley
War Crime Blues

19
San Francisco
Hello Saferide
Introducing: Hello Saferide

20
Life And How To Live It
R.E.M.
Fables Of The Reconstruction

21
Turn You Inside-Out
R.E.M.
Green

22
Up The Beach
Jane’s Addiction
Nothing’s Shocking

23
Pretty Persuasion
R.E.M.
Reckoning

24
Boll Weevil
Presidents of the United States of America

25
Sample in a Jar
Phish
Hoist

98 Days and Counting

June 24, 2007

A shift in the para-dig-um. My hypothesis which assumed I could write for an hour during my lunch break did not prove valid. Since I’m writing on the downlow, I’ve not mentioned my new lunchtime routine. In short, I’m too approachable when an issue arises.

So, the shift. It occurred organically. On a typical day, I’m done with my work about 3:30 and routed my output to the various account directors for internal review or dispatch to the client. By 4:15 I’m in the clear, which leaves me with a tidy :45 to work on the story. It’s been a very productive shift. I believe it was my single best weekly output to date. Fingers crossed for this week.

By the way, it dawned on me that I need to actually discuss the book. This week I’ll get to the who and the what of a book I started writing on November 5, 2005. Plenty to talk about.

15 minutes. Time.

98 days remaining (2329:30:50)