Tuesday, January 02, 2007

back (momentarily)

I'm sitting in my house, although I'll be on the plane to Vancouver in less than 24 hours.
Christmas + New Years went well. I got some stuff. New pair of boots, pair of flat from Winners (my mum got a lot of presents at Winners), some books, soap. I also got an mp3 player to replace my iPod which was stolen at school (I was too heartbroken to write about it, I guess). Oh, and a shirt from my brother from Junk Star on 17th. James got a lot of drumming accessories, cowbell, double bass pedal, crash symbol. Not to keen on this, but he was pleased. New Years went well, we watched some movie about the President and the secret service and murder, I can't recall the name. Probably because I read some Adrian Mole book during the duration of the film. Adrian Mole always makes me laugh. Before that we were going to watch that Ben Stiller movie at the local theatre, but it was cancelled. We spent an hour or so wandering around the town listening to the Flames game on the radio. Extra Foods in BC closes very early. Then we watched Ryan Seacrest and Nick Lachey and his creepy girlfriend and My Chemical Romance count us down to the New Year. We tried to pop the champagne cork on the balcony of the condo, but it took my dad a minute or so to get it to open. Oh well, it ended up going pretty far. I couldn't really see where it went because there was two feet of snow on the ground. It was very snowy. Which was good, cause I had a good time skiing. We also went to this town, Kimberley and skiied there, but the hill kinda sucked and the town was really, really weird. It was this Bavarian village sort of thing, with all these authentic German restaurants and dollar store. We went to the German restaurant and I had Brie cheese and Indian mussels. So, like I said I'll be leaving for Vancouver very soon to see my family, and that will be very nice. I hope everyones Holidays are going well!

PS. I was reading George Stroumboulopoulos' blog on strombo.com when I came across the interesting idea of making a mix CD and putting it in random places where people will pick it up. So I made a playlist and started burning CD's. It's supposed to be about songs that inspired you or something. I think these songs have inspired me, whenever I hear them I automatically feel really good/cool.

First Day Of My Life - Bright Eyes
Them Belly Full (But We Hungry) - Bob Marley & The Wailers
London Calling - The Clash
White Riot - The Clash
10:15 Saturday Night - The Cure
China Girl - David Bowie
16 Military Wives - The Decemberists
Redemption Song - Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros
Warsaw - Joy Division
Tower Of Song - Martha Wainwright
Ohio - Neil Young
My Generation - Patti Smith
Chelsea Hotel No. 2 - Rufus Wainwright
Holidays In The Sun - Sex Pistols
Rollercoaster - Sleater-Kinney
How Soon Is Now? - The Smiths
Teen Age Riot - Sonic Youth
One Great City! - The Weakerthans
Substitute - The Who
Decatur, Or, Round Of Applause For Your Stepmother! - Sufjan Stevens
Music When The Lights Go Out - The Libertines

Yeah, the list is pretty extensive, but it fits on a CD-R. And yeah, I did include two Clash songs but I'm reading a very interesting book about them right now, and the Clash was the first band I was really into.


Allison said...
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Allison said...

Sounds like you had a pretty good holiday Hilary.

I've heard about the random mix before, I think its a great idea, I think I may do it myself. Your list is pretty tight. The Clash were the first band I really feel in love with, so they are always at the top of my list, which book are you reading about them?

Have a great time in Vancouver (I'm jealous) :)

oh, and may your ipod RIP.

hilary m. said...

I definitely am so far Allison!

I thought it was pretty good too, I've done things like it before. It was hard for me to chose so little though..
Thanks! They really inspired me to get into music, everything branched out from there.
It's called "Passion is Fashion" or something like that. It's by some guy who wrote for Spin or NME or something..

Thanks, I'm looking forward to it.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You had a stellar holiday by the sounds of it, Hilary.

That's a very fine list with some songs that I would have chosen myself. Well done.

hilary m. said...

I definitely did, had a lot of fun in Vancouver too!

Thanks, it took me a while to come up with my favourites, but that's pretty much it.

Jacquie said...

This is a great list. It's filled with either my essentials which I love (The Clash, The Smiths) or stuff I obviously must check out because you have great taste..

hilary m. said...

Well thanks, it's great that so many people like the Clash and the Smiths, they really are excellent bands!

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