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Thursday shuffle

Today, the goal is to be calmly productive, fierce in measure as I envelope myself in deadlines, interviews and personal business that needs more attention, energy and cleverness than I have -- or at least would have measured at 7:12 this morning when Lil E woke up ready to go and I was still holding out to that ridiculous parental hope that it would be the one freak of preschooler nature morning he'd sleep in until after Oprah.

I've chosen a lovely cocktail of stimulant-depressant-stimulant-depressant to pull up my skills and keep my focus steady. At other points (the old and glorious grad school finals week days, for example), that pattern may have manifested in a tequila-Big Gulp-tequila-clove cigarettes frenzy. In this life, that just means, coffee-CDs-coffee-CDs.

I grabbed a bunch of music from the apartment last week, so I'm doing my shuffle the extremely low-tech style, with a constant stream of CDs in and out and blaring from my laptop. Thankfully, I've had just enough coffee to keep that pace up while I post away.

Here's playlist just for today:

Treat Yo Mama - John Butler Trio
Climb On (A Back That's Strong) - Shawn Colvin
Maybe Katie - Barenaked Ladies
Jolene - Mindy Smith (cover of Dolly Parton)
Happy Birthday Helen - Things of Stone and Wood
No Radio - The Junction*
Fidelity - Regina Spektor
Cannonball - Damien Rice
If You Tell Me Yours, I'll Tell You Mine- Missy Higgins
You're Beautiful - James
Made of Steel - Christine Kane

Now share the love: What's coming through your speakers today, kittens?

*this band has been defunct for years but damn, they were good

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Reader Comments (3)

I still think coffee and CD's is probably better for you than my Zoloft - Coffee - Zoloft - Coffee - Nyquil regimen. Because at the end of yours, you have a music collection! And at the end of mine, I'll have a fun 6 week stay at Betty Ford.
November 29, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterjm
btw...through my speakers today:

Sufjan Stevens - Christmas Album

Lyle Lovett - It's Not Big It's Large

Shawn Colvin - Holiday Songs and Lullabies

Loudon Wainwright - Strange Weirdos

Michelle Shocked - Arkansas Traveler

Lucy Kaplansky - Ten Year Night

Brad Sucks - I Don't Know What I'm Doing

Eva Cassidy - Time After Time
November 29, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterjm
zoloft-klonopin-more zoloft. coke-more zoloft. funny how much music can change your mood. right now in the disc changer i have: smashing pumpkins, linkin park, the fray, foo fighters, james blunt
November 30, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterzoe

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