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So. Hot.
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THE DECEMBERISTS. OMG. ONE OF THE BEST - IF NOT THE BEST - CONCERTS I'VE EVER BEEN TO. IT WAS TOTAL AMAZINGNESS. I CAN'T EVEN THINK STRAIGHT RIGHT NOW.

SETLIST:

(THIS WAS EASY TO REMEMBER FOR ONCE.)

THE ENTIRETY OF HAZARDS OF LOVE (IT WAS COMPLETE AND UTTER PERFECTION)

"CALIFORNIA ONE/YOUTH AND BEAUTY BRIGADE"
"THE SPORTING LIFE" (COLIN STOLE FUN DIP FROM AN AUDIENCE MEMBER AT THE END OF THIS AND IT WAS AWESOME. WHY SOMEONE HAD FUN DIP AT A CONCERT, I'M NOT SURE, BUT IT PROVIDED FOR A MEMORABLE MOMENT ANYWAY.)
"YANKEE BAYONET"
"THE BACHELOR AND THE BRIDE" (I'M NOT SURE WHEN EXACTLY BUT AT SOME POINT SOMEONE THREW A FRIENDSHIP BRACELET ONSTAGE AND COLIN ACTUALLY PUT IT ON AND KEPT GOING HILARIOUSLY ON AND ON ABOUT HOW THEY WERE BESTIES FOR LIFE NOW. IN OTHER WORDS, OBVIOUSLY.)
"THE CALAMITY SONG" (NEW, I THINK THIS WAS THE TITLE, AND IT WAS PREDICTABLY GREAT)
"DRACULA'S DAUGHTER" (THE "WORST SONG" COLIN'S EVER WRITTEN; IT WAS REALLY MORE LIKE A STORY THAN A SONG SINCE THE SONG ITSELF ONLY LASTED ABOUT THIRTY SECONDS, THEN COLIN WENT ON THIS HUGE TANGENT ABOUT HOW IT WAS SO HORRIBLY BAD IT CAUSED THE END OF THE WORLD AND A BUNCH OF HILARIOUS SHIT THAT I CAN'T EVEN EXPLAIN WITHOUT RUINING THE HUMOR)
"O VALENCIA"
"CRAZY ON YOU" (HEART COVER, THE FUCKING BEST THING EVER, SEE BELOW)

ELI, THE BARROW BOY
SONS AND DAUGHTERS

FIRST AND FOREMOST, SHARA WORDEN. MOTHERFUCKING SHARA WORDEN. SHE COMPLETELY STOLE THE SHOW. I THINK BECKY STARK, ON THE OTHER HAND, IS A LITTLE BIT MENTAL BUT SHE HAS A GOOD VOICE AT LEAST AND WHEN THE TWO OF THEM DUETED TOGETHER ON THE "CRAZY ON YOU" COVER I THINK I ALMOST DIED FROM THE PERFECTNESS OF IT ALL.

SECONDLY, COLIN MELOY IS FUCKING HILARIOUS AND GENERALLY AWESOME.

THIRDLY, THE ENTIRE BAND IS JUST TALENTED AS FUCK. MY MIND WAS BLOWN MULTIPLE TIMES.

FOURTHLY, I DIDN'T EVEN CARE THAT THEY DIDN'T PLAY ANY OF MY FAVORITE NON-HAZARDS OF LOVE SONGS. OR THAT I REALLY ONLY KNEW TWO OF THEM THAT WELL AT ALL. BECAUSE THEY WERE JUST SO GOOD IT DIDN'T MATTER WHAT THEY PLAYED.

IT WAS ALL SO FUCKING BADASS, IN SUMMATION.

ANYWAY.

I NEED TO GO TO BED NOW.

(SORRY FOR THE CAPSLOCK. IT'S JUST THAT KIND OF A NIGHT MORNING.)
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I got my Who Killed Amanda Palmer book today! Finally. I've only had a quick glance through the pictures but it is glorious. And grotesque. It is gloriously grotesque.

I'm seeing the Decemberists tomorrow. I'm not even all that excited about it, strangely. Though I know I will be once I'm actually there. I just hate that it takes so fucking long to get there. And also, the money. I hate money. I just spent almost everything I was trying to save for the concert on food today. Just food! Food can be ridiculously expensive. Also, I need to buy more books because none of the ones I have right now are looking very appealing to me. So I don't think I'm going to be buying anything at the show... unless it's like $5. Oh well. It's the experience that counts, blah blah blah, right?

I've been super busy lately. Which explains why I haven't been posting every other day. This is probably a good thing.

P.S. I watched this movie, Enduring Love, a few days ago because it's got BEN!!11!! in it. But he was only in it for a few minutes. Sadness. He looked adorable though. And it was an okay movie. The book's probably better though. I should read the book.

P.P.S. If all goes as planned, I think I am going to see (500) Days of Summer this weekend! I've been wanting to see it for weeks and it's finally come out as close to here as it's going to. ZOOEY! Also, I actually didn't really know all that much about this movie except that she was in it, so I watched a trailer the other day and ZOMG MY LOVER MATTHEW GRAY GUBLER IS IN IT!!!! How did I not know this? So I pretty much have to see it now.

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Last time: Avery, Blake and Charlotte headed off to college. There was lots of drama involved. Charlotte hooked up with her creepy old drama professor. Avery beat up on some random girl for no reason. And Blake's girlfriend died! The horror! How in the world will he ever manage to move on?!?

5.6: The Grim Reaper Is Not Amused. )

In non-Sims related news, I just bought, um... seven new books. Eek. I actually narrowed the list down a lot though from the original amount because I told myself I could only spend $20 right now. So I decided on these:

  • Like Life - Lorrie Moore (Love her. I hope I like this better than Birds of America though I'm afraid nothing will ever effect me like Anagrams did; it was just the perfect book at the perfect time type situation.)
  • The Violent Bear It Away - Flannery O'Connor (I thought Wise Blood was amazing and needed more right away... well, I've still got her short stories but that's a huge collection and I wanted to read this first.)
  • The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald (I am long overdue for reading this.)
  • Atonement - Ian McEwan (I tried to buy this from Amazon but they apparently ran out of stock permanently and canceled my order so let's try it again, shall we?)
  • Less Than Zero - Bret Easton Ellis (I limited myself to one book of his for now. In case I hate it or something. But I am excited to read it!)
  • The Blindfold - Siri Hustvedt (Total impulse buy. Someone mentioned this book in the same breath as The Secret History - it wasn't even a comparison between the actual books, just between how much the person liked them - but I looked it up on Amazon and the summary literally sent a shiver down my spine. A shiver as in, "OMG, this sounds so perfect! I need it now!" So yeah, I've got high expectations here.)
  • I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith (It's been on my wishlist for awhile. And it was cheap. So I finally caved in. I feel similarly about this as I do about reading Atonement - I'm kind of weary about whether I'll like them or not but I have a weakness for 20s/30s era stories so I must read them.)

Neko Case and the Decemberists are coming to Michigan this summer and I really want to go. Up until now, I kinda sorta wanted to but was pretty indifferent (I haven't been much in the mood for shows lately; the long traveling really wears on me after awhile) but now I suddenly feel much more passionate about it. They're both pretty expensive - well, more expensive than I'm used to - but I have most of the money right now. I just wish they weren't so damn far away. Neko's actually playing twice and one of them is much closer but it's also more expensive. So I don't know. We shall see.
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Shara Worden. Holy shit. I've heard this song like a zillion times now and I think my jaw still drops when she sings.
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Colin Meloy likes to write about death. A lot.

I love that someone actually took the time to do this. The results are both hilarious and terrifying. Full article here.

Leading causes of death:
1. Cannibalism (31)
2. Drowned (6), unspecified (6)
3. War, unspecified (6)
4. Shot (5)
5. Childbirth (3), suicide (3)
6. Abandoned (1), beaten (1), beaten then burned (1), consumption (1), hanged (1), killed by ghosty kids (1), mining accident (1), poisoned (1), premature birth (1), stuck in chimney (1)

Deadliest releases:
1. Picaresque (44)
2. The Hazards of Love (8)
3. The Crane Wife (5)
4. Castaways & Cutouts (4)
5. Her Majesty (3)
6. Always the Bridesmaid EP (2), 5 Songs EP (2)
7. The Tain EP (1), Picaresquieties EP (1)

Deadliest songs:
1. "16 Military Wives" (36)
2. "The Rake's Song" (5)
3. "Leslie Anne Levine" (3)
4. "I Don't Mind" (2), "We Both Go Down Together" (2), "The Mariner's Revenge Song" (2), "The Perfect Crime #2" (2), "Days of Elaine" (2), "Hazards of Love 4" (2)

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