MIND OF MOUSE

Monday, September 29
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I  remember this one time I realized how good pop can be listening to “Dancing on My Own” on a trolley ride back home from school as I listened to Body Talk for the first time. Or when I revisited the song two years later thanks to Girls and used it as a shoulder to lean on when I felt alone after a break-up like a cheesy idiot. When I also obsessively stuck with “Be Mine!” and “With Every Heartbeat” until I lived the two inside and out. How I used “Dream On” as a self-esteem boost for a job interview, which I bombed but who cares when you got Robyn singing “you won’t be insane, paranoid, upset, aimlessly wandering in the dark nights.” How I bought Robyn as a souvenir from my mini solo trip to Amoeba and LACMA, a first trip away from San Diego by myself as a way to prove myself I don’t need to rely on anyone else to have fun and be happy. Robyn is such a good musician to help you realize the power of independence and your inner self. And I blasted the shit out of that Robyn CD all the way home.

I  remember this one time I realized how good pop can be listening to “Dancing on My Own” on a trolley ride back home from school as I listened to Body Talk for the first time. Or when I revisited the song two years later thanks to Girls and used it as a shoulder to lean on when I felt alone after a break-up like a cheesy idiot. When I also obsessively stuck with “Be Mine!” and “With Every Heartbeat” until I lived the two inside and out. How I used “Dream On” as a self-esteem boost for a job interview, which I bombed but who cares when you got Robyn singing “you won’t be insane, paranoid, upset, aimlessly wandering in the dark nights.” How I bought Robyn as a souvenir from my mini solo trip to Amoeba and LACMA, a first trip away from San Diego by myself as a way to prove myself I don’t need to rely on anyone else to have fun and be happy. Robyn is such a good musician to help you realize the power of independence and your inner self. And I blasted the shit out of that Robyn CD all the way home.

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Sunday, September 28
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Tags: Galcher Lustwerk
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Tags: Julee Cruise
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Tags: Andres
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Tags: Hercules and Love Affair
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Saturday, September 27
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*waits impatiently*

Tags: Javiera Mena
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Happy Cassette Store Day! I got to write a small story on today’s event at my local record store M-Theory and the batch of new releases coming out for my school paper. I don’t know if college kids in San Diego like cassette but hopefully they take a visit. You can read it here.

Happy Cassette Store Day! I got to write a small story on today’s event at my local record store M-Theory and the batch of new releases coming out for my school paper. I don’t know if college kids in San Diego like cassette but hopefully they take a visit. You can read it here.

Tags: Cassette Store Day The Daily Aztec
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Friday, September 26
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Here’s another addition in a category I like to call: “a media thing I like way too much and know literally no one to talk about it with.” I started watching Sex and the City earlier this year just as a thing to check out and watch while I ate lunch. Now I’m hoping to my television set for dear life that E! is showing another re-run of the show. It’s to the point where I recognize reoccurring episodes. I think I’m going to ask for a season DVD in my Christmas wishlist.
It’s also getting to the point where I’m getting irritated at everyone — except Miranda because she’s my absolute favorite and the realest, regular Joe out the bunch. They get into some stupid shit sometimes and you do a face palm in response to all that annoying thing they get into. But that’s proof it’s a good TV show, isnt it? You pretty much know them in and out after a while. They do irrational things and you sigh at the TV for it, but you’re also like “they would do that” (Carrie is the most horrible at this in my opinion). It’s not a matter of if they do right and good according to the situation but rather if they do what that character would do if they were actual real people.
Anyway. Buzzfeed tells me I’m a Miranda. (I aspire to be a Miranda, though I’m always asking myself if I’m really a Carrie.) No one has yet told me otherwise, so I’ll gladly stick to that fact.

Here’s another addition in a category I like to call: “a media thing I like way too much and know literally no one to talk about it with.” I started watching Sex and the City earlier this year just as a thing to check out and watch while I ate lunch. Now I’m hoping to my television set for dear life that E! is showing another re-run of the show. It’s to the point where I recognize reoccurring episodes. I think I’m going to ask for a season DVD in my Christmas wishlist.

It’s also getting to the point where I’m getting irritated at everyone — except Miranda because she’s my absolute favorite and the realest, regular Joe out the bunch. They get into some stupid shit sometimes and you do a face palm in response to all that annoying thing they get into. But that’s proof it’s a good TV show, isnt it? You pretty much know them in and out after a while. They do irrational things and you sigh at the TV for it, but you’re also like “they would do that” (Carrie is the most horrible at this in my opinion). It’s not a matter of if they do right and good according to the situation but rather if they do what that character would do if they were actual real people.

Anyway. Buzzfeed tells me I’m a Miranda. (I aspire to be a Miranda, though I’m always asking myself if I’m really a Carrie.) No one has yet told me otherwise, so I’ll gladly stick to that fact.


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I wrote a small blurb about Redinho’s self-titled debut out this week from Numbers. I previously wrote a bit about him for TMWC, so I was excited to listen and cover this release. RIYL: shiny synths and voicebox funk. Other writers cover new releases by The New Pornographers, Busdriver, and more. You can check it out here.

I wrote a small blurb about Redinho’s self-titled debut out this week from Numbers. I previously wrote a bit about him for TMWC, so I was excited to listen and cover this release. RIYL: shiny synths and voicebox funk. Other writers cover new releases by The New Pornographers, Busdriver, and more. You can check it out here.

Tags: Redinho Unrecorded