I was talking to my friend Nicole earlier, who claimed that Law School had sapped her creative energy away leaving her unable to come up with a costume idea for Halloween. Other than going as the “Invisible Woman” and staying at home to watch movies, which I won’t let any of friends get away with. So I came up with these ideas during the time it took me to listen to Side B of Led Zeppelin II, or about 18 minutes.
-Take a standard cheap
This morning, Continental, Dick and myself have been laughing about these notebooks
. They’re from Vintage Vantage
, my favorite online shop for vintage t-shirts with goofy slogans.
The notebooks are one-of-a-kind, made from actual original LP album covers. The Kenny Rogers one was pretty hot — and the description (“Kenny is a symbol of American Virility”) almost made me want to buy it. And the Neil Diamond ones were sorta OK, although it would have been better if they had the cover from “The Jazz Singer”. Because, you know, he starred in that movie as a jewish guy who goes to Hollywood to hit it big — as a rock star. And the soundtrack has both “America” and “Love on the Rocks”. Plus, its called the Jazz Singer when never once in the movie does he sing jazz. Merits mentioning.
Anyway, there was one in particular we all wanted. Continental said, “I’ll take that Lionel Richie one for Christmas, if anyone’s asking.” I wanted it too…but the repercussions from having that thing in my possession would be severe. Severely awesome, that is!
Besides, I needed something ridiculous to spend $22 on today anyway. So I ordered it. I’ll post pictures when it arrives in the mail…
Last week, I noticed a peculiar sight while shopping for music in the iTunes store. Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” was the #2 most downloaded song that day. Now, generally, the top 10 is always new songs, because the big rush to buy them is always when they’re new, fresh, in your mind. Old songs still sell, but not in big enough numbers all at once to make it into the top 10.
Every day that week, there it was, still in the Top 5! What gives? I was stumped.
Over the weekend, Judge Eric brought it up over lunch, as he was similarly stumped. And he knew I was the Master of the Universe when it comes to this stuff. But I had to tell him, I don’t know. We brainstormed: was it in a new movie? An ad on TV? Did Journey have a new Greatest Hits CD or something? We couldn’t crack this one.
Well, guess what? I’ve figured it out. It turns out the song has also been prominantly featured on MTV’s “Laguna Beach: The Real O.C.”, and all the 15 year olds who watch that crap are now downloading the 1981 Journey hit to their iPods as if it were a new song. Works for me. Every Journey song they put on the iPod is one less spot free for a Nickelback song.
Also, there is this…