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16 November 2006

Spend A Minute In My Shoes

Ah... I haven't touched my blog in ages. I haven't read any blogs either, with one exception. How have you all been? I was very busy finishing up work and getting my things together. And I still am. Since my last post I feel like a lot has transpired. Here is some of what I recall, in no particular order.

1. I quit my job. Now that it's gone, I realize that it wasn't so bad. I realized that I've known a LOT of people at this job because I had to say goodbye to maybe 50 people, no exaggeration. It's not that I'm that social, the company was just huge. I've made 2 friends from work, but we'll see if it lasts.

2. A cougar gave me her number. She's a nice woman and has one of the weirdest stories I've heard. I'm just not in the mood of turning my life upside down more than this. I'm gonna pass on that one.

3. I had a revelation: Music is a big part of my life. I noticed that spend a lot of time listening to music and reading about it. I noticed that I was late a few times because I couldn't get my self to stop listening to music!! Right now I'm listening to the song Gong by Sigur Ros which is just pure genius. It totally captures my mood. Download the mp3 here [Sigur Ros - Gong]. Tell me what you think after you give it a couple of listens.

4. I was supposed to have a nice friendly talk with a girl that I've recently met but ended up out with a friend of hers at an event that they wanted to check out. It was a little awkward because of the nature of the place. I was reminded of how shy I can be sometimes when I meet new people.

5. I got together with two friends and tried to record something before I leave. By 'record' I mean sit in front of a laptop and record music over a mic so don't get other impressions. It was a total failure. We came to the conclusion that none of us can sing. Actually I think they're pretty decent. I'm not sure why all our recordings suck. Maybe it's practice.

6. I spent a lot of time putting some Arabic music together for my cousin's wedding after she asked me to. Finding soft instrumental Arabic music for dinner time was a nightmare. The dance music was no easier. I first put a list together then started refining it. Then I scratched it all and changed my mind on half the songs. Do the song lyrics have to match to mood?? i.e. Can I play a song that says “I don't want to see your face again...” even if it has a good beat?? I think not.

I am very excited... starting from scratch is always refreshing. I will try to post again before November 22nd.


Anonymous samar said...

starting from scratch is always refreshing
Yaa, that's right but it's also very scary cos if u thought about it's like starting a new era, and i know that cos i have been there more than once so good luck with ur new job and have a happy brand new begining :)

6:30 PM

Blogger Yazan said...

brilliant, gets me in a place somewhere between radiohead and secrect garden, if that makes any sense..

Anyway, for arabic stuff, u should try some syrian band Kulna Sawa, or Lena Shamamian, or Lebanese, Tania Saleh, Soap Kills, Ziad's Oriental jazz music is beautiful.. Natasha Atlas..

if u need of them I can send u stuff, I would HIGHLY recommend Kulna Sawa, they're one of the most beautiful stuff i've heard..

Cheers for ur new beginning, it takes courage!

10:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey there! I had no internet for the past couple of weeks and even at work the server in Madrid is down so I guess I know what you mean! So glad to be back to the cyber space too!

Nice music i like your taste in music! :)

Huzza for a bran new start!

1:43 PM

Anonymous ha ana za said...

Well best of luck with what you're doing. It's very brave of you to start again from new. But i think more rewarding. Inshallah bil nagah

6:11 PM

Blogger shlemazl said...

As you know, Jews run the world. Anything I say comes true - it's just one of our little world-running tricks. I say: "Good luck!"

6:15 AM

Blogger Reham said...

does the noise in my head bother u !!??

11:50 AM

Blogger Nora said...

Good luck MC!

2:38 PM

Blogger Jos said...

Lots of luck for a new begining!

Btw, you have a great music taste :)

3:43 PM

Blogger MechanicalCrowds said...

Thanks guys! You're too nice.

9:35 PM

Blogger Juka said...

I quit my job earlier this month too. I can totally relate. I was locked in a dead end job in the government and now I am free. Hope you find yourself in your new job/career.

5:33 PM

Blogger Carmen said...

Have you ever tried It's a really cool way to get exposed to different kinds of music based on your preferences...

3:05 AM

Anonymous Embee said...

Major kudos to Sigur Ros. Been listening to them on and off for 18 months now. I love the mood their songies put me in!

11:56 AM

Blogger Maximation said...

I agree with Yazan about all of what he said, but I would HIGHLY recommand Lena Shamamian, if you want to make sure, just listen to her CD, if you can't find it, tell me a way to leave you a sample. however, since you're running out of time, I think you'd better hurry up and find the CD, I'm sure you gonna love it!

10:51 PM


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