Nothing Came To Mind
by Dan
Please note: MP3s are only kept online for a short time, and if this entry is from more than a couple of weeks ago, the music probably won't be available to download any more.


[I asked my good friend Roger to write today's post. It's not a guest post, even though, in my house, he's my guest.] -Dan.

I find it (sort of/entirely) funny that Dan asked me to post just because he knows how few opinions I have. Any opinion I "form" is based on agreeing with attractive women to further conversation. So, what I've done for you is transcribe what the prettiest girls I know had to say about these songs. They get it so you can, too.

Mazarin - "Another One Goes By"

Nico: His voice reminds me of that "Video Killed The Radio Star" guy. It kind of makes me want to smoke even though I really shouldn't. Especially in the summer, it just gets like auggggh. But, yeah, I like it. Is that....goodshouldIsaymore?

Ginesse: I really like that it kind of sounds like a Motown song. And I'm a sucker for slow guitar solos. It gets the gold star of winners, definitely. But I think I like the Walkmen version more. Oh, but now I don't know. Are they gonna read this? Because I really like theirs, too.

Moss: You have really warm eyes. [Buy]

TV On The Radio - "Blues From Down Here"

Nico: I feel like I should be rolling up my sleeves to mop up a slaughterhouse, but at the same time I can't stop swaying my head and shimmying my hips. I love this band. I don't know if any other singer gives me right-away-chills more. Are you checking to see if you have goosebumps?

Ginesse: Wow. This is really sexy in a summer-boyfriend way. You need to make me a cd. But actually do it this time.

Moss: (hard to understand what she was saying because of all the making out that was going on). [Buy old stuff]

Posted by Dan at May 19, 2006 8:48 PM

hah! this is good

Posted by Zachary at May 20, 2006 10:30 AM

Yay! Sexism!

Posted by Ryan at May 20, 2006 1:59 PM

Can I have Ginesse's phone number? 'Cause she's got it going on.


Posted by J Epstein at May 21, 2006 11:25 AM

The second song doesn't work. Sounds intriguing though. Alternate link please?

Posted by george at May 21, 2006 10:53 PM

Yeah, the second dosen't work, which is disappointing.

Posted by Galen at May 22, 2006 10:24 PM

The second song is fixed - yay! thank you...

Posted by Anonymous at May 23, 2006 8:39 AM

Are Nico, Ginesse, and Moss their real names? And not "the real name of, like, you know, my _soul_, you know?" But like the names their mothers gave them?

Posted by anon at May 28, 2006 11:45 AM

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