January 6th, 2007

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prank calling is a lost art

*phone rings*

Me: "Hello?"

Young adolescent: "Hello. Is this Jacob?"

Me: "Yes."

YA: "What are you up to?"

Me: "Oh, not much ..."

[longish pause]

Me: "Who is this?"

YA: "This is Nathan."

Me: "Oh."

[longish pause]

Me: "I'm sorry, but where do I know you from?"

YA: "We met at the Stop & Shop the other day." [Note: I haven't been to a Stop & Shop in months.]

Me: "Ah. Clearly we bonded."

YA: "Yeah, we did it."

[longish pause.]

Me: "OK then." [hangs up]
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Childhood photographs update

This morning I had an idea for what to do for the song about 'Childhood Photographs' that I have to write for this coming Sunday (January 14)'s 'Songwriters in the Round' show at AS220 (which goes from 7 pm to 9 pm). I think it's supposed to get its debut performance at the show, but here's the first verse I've got at the moment so you can see where I'm going with it.

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I'm also thinking about what other songs to play at the show. I think I'll just bring my guitar, so that eliminates some songs immediately.

I'll do a total of four songs, one of which is the new one. I'll probably make the final decision about what I want to do while I'm onstage and listening to what the other participants (Ryan Fitzsimmons who also organizes the Songwriters in the Round shows, ilyAIMY, and Allysen Callery) play, but it will probably be three of the following:

  • Editors at War
  • Hybrid Car Blues
  • Kitten Knitting Blues
  • Lady Luck
  • Pickle Postcard
  • "Pumpkin, Mrs. Farnsworth"
  • Watching Killer Robots Eat Your Head
  • Worst Meal
  • You're The Tea In My Teacup