( Friday, November 28, 2008 )

Soundtrack to a Mistake

The other night I had to pull an all-nighter to work on a paper I had been putting off, the reasons for which my lawyer advises I not disclose.

(*cough*fightingcrime*cough*)

Still, that's never a good idea--believe you me. Oh, I used to think I could pull it off, that the added intensity of being under the unsparing clock helped more than hindered my creative flow. Of course, after reviewing the tragic tale of my grade point average, I've had to accept that maybe waiting until the last few possible hours before attempting a serious academic paper isn't the best plan available to me.

Anyway, before I even tried to start typing, I decided to make a random playlist of songs that might help my brain absorb information it hadn't yet learned. And, because I am still suffering the physical effects of my prolonged coffee consumption an entire day later, I thought I'd post said playlist and the myspace pages to boot. Just in case you need some help writing a paper on a topic you know nothing about, too.

Tracks: 74. Total Time: 5.8 Hours.
  1. Sleeping Sickness City & Colour
  2. All I Want Future Of Forestry
  3. So This Is Goodbye Junior Boys
  4. Listen To The Math Tokyo Police Club
  5. Familiar Ground The Cinematic Orchestra
  6. Silent The Field
  7. My Moon My Man Feist
  8. Hey Ya (Accoustic) Obadiah Parker
  9. Mushaboom (Postal Service Mix) Feist
  10. A Paw In My Face The Field
  11. Play A Part Expatriate
  12. Cash Machine Hard-Fi
  13. Munich Editors
  14. Take Your Medicine Cloud Cult
  15. Into You The Cinematic Orchestra
  16. Float On Modest Mouse
  17. Your Heart Is An Empty Room Death Cab For Cutie
  18. The Night Starts Here Stars
  19. Dream Awake The Frames
  20. Exodus Damage John Vanderslice
  21. Death White Lies
  22. Maps Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  23. The Equalizer Junior Boys
  24. Wash Away Joe Purdy
  25. SW Blonde Redhead
  26. Twilight Future Of Forestry
  27. Silja Line (On Settling For A Normal Life) The Rosebuds
  28. The Police and the Private Metric
  29. Narc Interpol
  30. Want Ad MxPx
  31. Fake Empire The National
  32. Wet And Rusting Menomena
  33. Anti-Anti Snowden
  34. Escape The Nest Editors
  35. Beach Baby Miracle Fortress
  36. Waterfall The Cloud Room
  37. Electric Feel MGMT
  38. Bukowski Modest Mouse
  39. Two Receivers Klaxons
  40. The End Of The Beginning God Is An Astronaut
  41. Gold and Silver Stavesacre
  42. Someone Great LCD Soundsystem
  43. Fall From The Stars God Is An Astronaut
  44. Shakeher In Medias Res
  45. bloodstream Stateless
  46. To Build A Home The Cinematic Orchestra
  47. None Shall Pass Aesop Rock
  48. where is home Bloc Party
  49. Babylon David Gray
  50. Talk Coldplay
  51. The Builder Prairie Dance Club
  52. Tone Bank Jungle (HF)
  53. old yellow bricks Arctic Monkeys
  54. Untitled Interpol
  55. Of Montreal The Stills
  56. Life 2: The Unhappy Ending Stars
  57. Air War Crystal Castles
  58. Uniform Bloc Party
  59. The Scientist Coldplay
  60. New Creation (Fellowship Church)
  61. Lost Coldplay
  62. Lex Ratatat
  63. this language Stateless
  64. Window Bird Stars
  65. Spring And By Summer Fall Blonde Redhead
  66. Take You On A Cruise Interpol
  67. Route 666 God Is An Astronaut
  68. Going, Going, Gone Stars
  69. The Bleeding Heart Show The New Pornographers
  70. Secret Meeting The National
  71. Lump Sum Bon Iver
  72. Patty Lee Les Savy Fav
  73. It's Alright Embodyment
  74. Vanished Crystal Castles

7 Comments:

Blogger Matthew said...

i hope that was fun putting all those hyperlinks together...

9:38 AM  
Blogger the Stewart said...

You know, I think that coffee consumption really did affect me, because at the time it didn't seem like much work at all.

But now, after a nights sleep, I can't believe I actually spent time doing that. Huh.

(Although, granted, mypsace links aren't hard to figure out/guess...)

12:46 PM  
Blogger RuthieStewart said...

Do you have all these songs on your ipod? You think when your here you can put it all on my account on the mac!?!? huh huh? I envy you.

and your musical tastes.

11:05 AM  
Blogger RuthieStewart said...

Gr. So, the links don't go to that specific song. Tear.

11:08 AM  
Blogger the Stewart said...

Actually, my iPod broke in September.

But, I sold it on eBay for $130! Yeah. My broken iPod. People are awesome.

If I get something new before Christmas (unlikely but hey, you never know), I'll try to share the love (although it won't be an iPod -- I'm currently anti-iPod).

And no, not all the songs are on their MySpace pages -- but some/most are. Because really, I didn't have *that* much time on my hands.

8:08 PM  
Blogger RuthieStewart said...

oh my gosh. what do you do? how do you listen to your music? do you still have songs on your i tunes or something?

1:51 PM  
Blogger the Stewart said...

Yeah, it's been painful. I tend to cry a lot these days.

But I bought a memory card for my phone, so worse comes to worst I use it. But it sucks for that.

But yes, I still have all my music on my computer. I'm going to buy a Microsoft Zune instead, as soon as I can afford it. So I've been using the Zune program instead of iTunes too, and I love it. Unfortunately it doesn't work with Mac's. But if I have it when I come home, we'll figure out some way to make it happen.

5:57 PM  

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