2005

Buy Bulk

song of the day: Since You've Been Gone / The Outfield
word of the day: BALLS OUT / (ok, it's a phrase, but it's the right phrase for this bass line, and it means total abandon, utter exuberant presence in expression.

Grammar Glamour

Song of the day: Kielbasa / Tenacious D
Word of the day: Inessive / A grammatical case indicating location within

Rock Auction!

song of the day: Not The Same / Ben Folds
word of the day: Catoptric / Relating to reflection or reflected light

Is

Song of the day: An Englishman in New York / Sting
Word of the day: 'Eclat / 1, Radiance, dazzling effect; brilliant display. 2, Ostentation, publicity, public exposure, scandal, a sensation. 3, Social distinction; celebrity, renown. 4, Conspicuous success; universal acclamation.

Gang Raped By Angels

Song Of The Day: Do Ya / Electric Light Orchestra
Word Of The Day: Hapax / A word or form of which only one recorded instance is known

Tired today. Feel like I was gang-raped by angels (dreams do come true!). Drove 12 hours yesterday. Friday's show in Iowa City was fantastic -there is essentially an unending succession of perfect audiences at that venue- attentive, eager to laugh, eager to go inward, outward, and ready to hug after the show. I gave away six brand new copies of Genpo Roshi's book The Eye Never Sleeps according to a random drawing conducted by color-coded skittle candies.

Poor Man's Constant Consciousness

Song Of The Day: Digging In The Dirt / Peter Gabriel
Word Of The Day: Grotty / Unpleasant, dirty, nasty, ugly, generally displeasing or disagreeable.

Love

Song of the day: Lullaby / Billy Joel
Word of the day: Dhyana / Profound meditation; the penultimate stage of yoga

The other night I was in Safeway looking for licorice, I was sort of standing around in the candy isle staring at the shelves in a daze, and this song Lullaby by Billy Joel comes on the speakers. I happen to be standing right under the speaker when I hear him start singing:

presidents day is so... soft

Song of the day: Every Little Kiss / Bruce Hornsby
Word of the day: Chrestomathy / A collection of selected passages from an author or authors, esp one compiled to assist in learning a langauge.

What Is Enlightenment Controversy...

song of the day: Say It Isn't So / The Outfield
word of the day: Apoptosis / 1, Loosening ; the loosening and falling off of tissue 2, The controlled destruction of cells, as in the growth and developement of an organism; the type of cell lysis characteristic of this ('Lysis' means the disintegration of cells)

Sick, you are my bitch

Song of the day: Guys Like Me / Aimee Mann
Word of the day: Resistentialism / A mock philosophy maintaining that inanimate objects are hostile to humans or seek to thwart human endeavours [Joc. blend of L res thing(s) + Fr. resister RESIST v. with 'existentialism']

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