Monday, February 2, 2009

77 Channels and Nothing On

That is what is going on in my head. Seriously. All of a sudden I have a whole bunch of story ideas running through my head (no fluffy bunnies, thankfully). Now, I have a bigger problem. Too much noise.

Why is it always one extreme or the other? It seems to be an all or nothing deal in my head - no middle ground. At. All.

I have an isolationist story.
I have a shipwreck story.
I have a serial killer story.
I have at least four different stories regarding saints.
I even have a social networking story.
I have a historical fiction idea.

Believe me when I tell you that this is just the tip of the iceberg, Believe it or not, each of the above mentioned story ideas, has at least four different options. Noise. Noise. Noise.

At least I'm not whining.Much.

Let me take you on an adventure kids and tell you about a great book that I just finished: About the Author by John Colapinto. As you may be aware, the book is the first selection in a new book club, started by Holly, that I joined with fellow bloggers. I am looking forward to the discussions, which start in two weeks. It is the only book where I have read the word coccyx. Twice. No kidding, I should let TexasHolly know. I mean she is definitely fascinated with hers. Or, I should say her readers are.

I downloaded several (ten) songs tonight for my little iPod. Wanna know what they are? I 'll tell you anyway, since I am actually pleased with them all.
  1. My Life Would Suck Without You - Kelly Clarkson (Definitely pop and dance, but I really like her voice and she uses it to her full potential with this song)
  2. Gives You Hell - All-American Rejects (I like their sound and this song has a nice little beat to it. Plus it's a bit vengeful)
  3. Sober - Pink (I have become a bigger fan of Pink with each new song of hers I hear, I think that she has a great voice as well and an attitude that comes through her music very well)
  4. Untouched - The Veronicas (I have never heard of them before, and actually bought this song on, more or less, a whim and a thirty second soundbite. I can be impulsive, at times, sometimes it works, others it does not. I believe it worked here.)
  5. Womanizer - Britney Spears (Don't say it, because the song is actually pretty good, and I am glad that I bought it. So there.)
  6. Don't Stop Believin' - Journey (Classic stuff. Takes me back to high school, and this is really a great song that still plays well today. Plus I think it is in the top 50 iTunes songs.)
  7. I Don't Care - Fall Out Boy (Got to get my Emo fix, yo. Actually this song comes across as more alternative than Emo, whatever that really is. We used to call it grunge, I think.)
  8. Tarantula - Smashing Pumpkins (Not sure if this is their brand-new song or not. I bought this because I read an article blasting Billy Corrigan about selling out and, I think, this is the song they were talking about being used in a Hyundai commercial. I like it)
  9. Lips Like Sugar - Echo & the Bunnymen (Brings me back to those wild and carefree days, or something like that.)
  10. What's My Age Again - blink-182 (Like most of their songs, lots of fun and easy to listen to. Works as a pick me up also)

I'm currently bobbing my head to 'Womanizer' by Britney Spears.

Still like it. :P

"Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each" ~ Henry David Thoreau