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Posted on 2005.01.02 at 21:47
new year's was low-key but good; the only oddity was taking a bottle of ketel one with us to 7dayspast's house and being the only one drinking from it. new year's resolution: no more pot. i'm just done with it.


my roommate's a good person to know. i owe her for opening my eyes up to the fact that there's more culture here in phx than i was giving it credit for.

last night we went for dinner at an asian restaurant called fate, with unusual cuisine and a dj playing from a collection about as eclectic as redstickman's (which says a lot, for those not familiar). i need to make them an ambient/experimental mix.

after that, we went to "my florist", an upscale cafe where we had dessert and listened to the resident jazz pianist field her interpretations of music ranging from phil collins to gershwin to coldplay. i thought i'd throw her a curveball by requesting "one night in bangkok", and she didn't know that one- but she threw one back at me with an incredible rendition of radiohead's "everything in its right place". i noticed my mouth was hanging open about 2/3 of the way through; she was that good, and my jaded ass is not so easily impressed lately.


it's times like this when a realization jumps up and smacks me in the face; i need furniture.


innocentchild at 2005-01-03 07:29 (UTC) (Link)
The breaky Hybrid remix of Everything In It's Right Place?
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2005-01-03 22:22 (UTC) (Link)
heh... i haven't even heard that mix. but honestly i don't think i care to. nothing against hybrid, just that song doesn't need to be messed with.
innocentchild at 2005-01-03 22:30 (UTC) (Link)
Done very well actually. The remix is actually what brought a lot more attention to that track...

That and Vanilla Sky (movie)
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2005-01-03 22:36 (UTC) (Link)
*nod* it was used well in that flick. hopefully i get the internets back tonight, so i'll look for it on slsk.
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Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2005-01-03 22:28 (UTC) (Link)
i've been doing it for a long time... coming up on 8 years, and daily for most of that time period.

i have to admit that a lot of the time i was using it more as a "place to hide" than a relaxant, if that makes sense.

also, even after taking a couple week-long breaks at the end of the year and then trying it in between those, i don't get the euphoria anymore... it just makes me dumb/untalkative.

we'll see if that still holds true NYE2K5, i guess.
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dk at 2005-01-03 22:49 (UTC) (Link)
you'd be surprised how many people i know for whom it's just part of the everyday routine.
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Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2005-01-04 00:08 (UTC) (Link)
dude pretty much wasted his life.

*nod* not quite that bad for me, but '02 & '03... yeah.
alceria at 2005-01-03 15:41 (UTC) (Link)
Fuck that sounds cool. I'm jealous.
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2005-01-03 22:39 (UTC) (Link)
well, if you're ever in phx... :)
redstickman at 2005-01-03 17:09 (UTC) (Link)

my collection's gotten even crazier.
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2005-01-03 22:29 (UTC) (Link)
have you done any more mixes lately?
redstickman at 2005-01-04 00:19 (UTC) (Link)
define "lately"... ;)

latest mixes:

"an ending of sorts" downtempo
"dissection" 3-deck techno

you got those?
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2005-01-04 01:28 (UTC) (Link)
not yet- can i email you my new address?
redstickman at 2005-01-04 03:29 (UTC) (Link)
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2005-01-04 04:42 (UTC) (Link)
oh nice. i'll grab em tomorrow night when we get our home lan set up.
your token straight friend
pushshove at 2005-01-03 20:08 (UTC) (Link)
Man, she's good for something other than porn too??! Perfectest roommate ever. :P
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2005-01-03 22:35 (UTC) (Link)
yeah, she writes reviews for citysearch as well- and was approached yesterday by the publisher of _desert living_ magazine (which i hadn't heard of, but it looks classy).
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