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weekend continuity

I know I said I was going to work today but in the interests of having a real weekend I'm putting my monday off until tomorrow. two days together is better than one day here and there. gives you time to stop feeling guilty.

I did a little shopping yesterday but not a whole lot. is it a problem that I've started buying clothes at old navy? I mean I'm not going for their 'look' as they imagine for themselves on the store mannequins but occasionally I'll find a jacket or a pair of pants that actually fits well. this is a first for old navy and perhaps they are trying to reach a more sophisticated audience who actually care if their clothes fit.

anyway I bought a pair of light khaki button front jeans yesterday and I don't know if I just don't pay attention to the "sale" signs or what but every time I buy something there it turns out to be much less than what the price tag says. it's very nicely surprising but I wonder if they are trying to hook me or something.

I did not make it to macy's though as I left the virgin megastore with more merchandise than I had really planned on but they were having this 80s music sale so I got "Closer" on cd which I did not have before, plus an old Fall album and the soundtrack to "Pretty in Pink," which I bought mainly for the "left of center" suzanne vega song. yeah it's good also to own that version of "pretty in pink" but the first one is so much better there's not really that much point to it other than the compulsion to own a copy of everything richard butler has ever done.

I even have that cover of "how soon is now" that everyone hates although I don't think it's that bad. it's nowhere near what the original was but sometimes a cover can just go off in a completely different direction and still be interesting.

yeah it's the crush. I haven't been able to see around it since 1982.

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daisydumont
Jul. 1st, 2006 05:16 pm (UTC)
who covered "how soon is now"? the original had that unearthly, uh, sound in it (not sure what instrument it even was -- synth, maybe?). very good song.

Closer! mmmmm.
eriktrips
Jul. 1st, 2006 06:16 pm (UTC)
"how soon is now" was covered by richard butler's band of the moment, so I'm not actually sure if it was love spit love or the psychedelic furs. I suppose I could look it up in itunes..

ok according to my copy it was love spit love. if you can't find it (assuming you want to) let me know and I'll put it up on my site for a little while.

yeah I'm sure the sound was a synth of some sort, an interesting sample, maybe. my first memory of it is combined with my first memory of mda's effects so the original really is otherworldly to me.

closer is wonderful piece of work. I discovered joy division only moments after ian curtis hung himself. as usual my timing sucked, but they never made it to the states anyway so it's not like I missed anything that anyone else I knew got to see.
daisydumont
Jul. 1st, 2006 06:26 pm (UTC)
oh, stupid me! i read "closer" and thought about trent and spitted pigs and sex. ha!

so i guess that's a joy division album? pardon my ignorance, pls. *g*

i'll see what i can find by love spit love on soulseek. :)
daisydumont
Jul. 1st, 2006 06:47 pm (UTC)
p.s. downloaded it from someone in south america. it sounds good, but i miss that weird synth!
eriktrips
Jul. 1st, 2006 07:00 pm (UTC)
right. the lack of that sweeping sound is really noticeable but I think it just makes the song different, not necessarily the worst cover of all time, which it has been called.
daisydumont
Jul. 1st, 2006 08:31 pm (UTC)
oh, no, i've heard far worse covers. someone was being hyperbolic!
expanding_x_man
Jul. 1st, 2006 08:27 pm (UTC)
"Closer" is amazing. I love their albums. They provided an eerie soundtrack to much of my twenties, and now, they still provide a beautiful ambience. Too bad he knocked himself off. But, he left behind some great music!
ridethegallows
Jul. 3rd, 2006 04:39 pm (UTC)
HAHA, I thought you meant you liked the t.A.T.u. cover of "How Soon Is Now?" and I was having difficulty reconciling that with the fact that you have good taste in music.
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