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Day: November 28, 2011

Orbital’s “Halcyon & on & on”

Does anything else in the whole world put the taste of the 90s into your mouth harder than this track? Actually, I can think of one other (and I’ll post it soon), but damn. Even this video is 90s it hurts with the shitty computer effects and colors and crap? Holy shit.

Last summer at some point, Charles and I got all 4 Loko’d out and went to this really weird 15th Anniversary party for the movie Hackers—which is awful—and they played “Halcyon & on & on” like maybe 8 times over the course of the night? Luckily, I quite like the track so I didn’t find it so terrible. There was a noticeable paucity of rollerbladers there that night, unfortunately, but it was still and fun, weird party that I would never go to again. Funnier on paper than in execution, but not everything can be a million dollar idea. Still, we had fun.

Underworld’s “Between Stars”

Another day, another Underworld video. This track comes from their 2010 album Barking, which I have been listening to on the train on repeat the last couple weeks. I’m pretty sure it’s the only thing allowing me to desperately cling on to the last vestiges of my sanity. In fact, I am listening to it right now. And it is really good.

I hope you’re all back to work post-Thanksgiving and not feeling too holiday hungover. The holidays are a mess, but I hope you managed to find some joy in yours. Here’s a brief, incomplete list of things I managed to accomplish.

  • Sleep.
  • Eat.
  • Drink.
  • Talk to my family.
  • Nothing creative or productive at all.

I think those are all good things to do, except that last one but whatever. Also, I listened to this Underworld record MAYBE 10 times. Maybe more. I just can’t get away from it.