Archive for July, 2007

The tally of two days

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

Amon Tobin: Foley Room
Amon Tobin: Chaos Theory
Turbonegro: Retox
Ken Ishii: Flatspin
Conan The Barbarian
Bubba Ho-Tep
The City Of Lost Children

And a healthy afternoon of Final Fantasy XII plus a match of Defcon, with some miniatures on the side. It’s good to be on holiday.

Change

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

I’m alone in the office, for the second to last day at work in my current job. I have a habit of listening to loud music when I’m working alone; it helps me to concentrate. Being in this crossroads moment, I found myself going through old songs. I listened through Therapy’s Troublegum from the junior high years and now I find myself somewhat overcome with Iron Maiden’s Childhood’s End. Of course it’s iconic and taken in the context, pathetically cliched, but it just fits the mood, taking me back to the first major change in my life, the end of junior high.

I’m 29 now, going into my third real job, these days very much defining myself through my work… and it’s the same feeling, standing on the edge of the old and peering into what’s to come. The feeling of change is almost tangible and something I’m finding immeasurably energizing.