Friday, June 23, 2006

Friday Afternoon Thoughts

Just a few thoughts about the week that was:

Tigers are still in first place, although only by half a game. Talk about exciting, not only are the Tigers in first but the division has a very nice power struggle going on. In any other division, the Tigers would be ahead by 10 games or, just a rough estimate, but when you're in the same division as the defending World Series Champions, Chicago White Sox, you had better bring your best to the park every night.

A couple of weeks ago I filled out one of those comment cards from the local Starbucks. Today I got a letter and a gift card for five dollars. Yes that will buy one drink, but hey its still a gift. So let that be a lesson to you, fill out the comment cards, you just never know. By the way, the Banana Coconut Frappuccino® Blended Coffee is definately worth it, as well as the Banana Creme. Go order yours today.

According to the iTunes Music store rating, Paris Hilton's new song "Stars are Blind" is at %2 on their top tunes list. We are still living in the age of Irony aren't we. You can if you're really interested watch the video that goes along with this dreck but let me save you the bother, it isn't worth the bandwidth. You know how we were told to eat out dinner because people in Africa are starving, well, don't download, don't play this song because people in Africa don't have the bandwidth, it's simply a waste of time. The song, the video is boring, it is vapid, it lasts 4 minutes and it will be the longest 4 minutes of your life. To the people who bought it off iTunes, what you had 4megs of space on your iPod you JUST had to fill. If you were that desperate to fill the time let me make some better suggestions, the white noise off the TV, the sound of a busy signal. In other words ANYTHING would be better.

Like I said this is the age of Irony and perhaps people are downloading it just to find people and say "you gotta listen to Paris Hilton, it is so ridiculous". I mean seriouly there are people who would actually enjoy it???

Look if you want to download music, check out Neko Case. Her newest CD is entitled Fox Confessor Brings the Flood. Neko is a true talent, her voice and her writing abilities are the highlight of this CD. Download some of the songs, each one of them is worth the 99 cents it will cost you. Just get her songs and thank me later.

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