Farewell sweet weekend till we meet next time…
So last week I started classes again to finish off the last couple of credits I need, basically kids, my only advice is something my dad would always say, “Eat your peas before your dessert” because it is just so much easier to get classes like Astronomy or Math and Survey of Literature out of the way. The lit class really is one of those classes that could be cool with the right professor but you know that is not always the case, and as much as I love reading the epic poem, Beowulf I do feel as if these classes have become much more of a thorn in my side than they seemed when I was a weeee college freshman at the bright age of 18! Holy shit I am old!

Anyway let’s see what my old ass was listening to last week ;-P

Gong (mp3 expired) – Sigur Rós
Takk (2005) [Get it]

Sigur Rós has been playing on my headphones quite a bit due to their January 13th announcement of a new album in the works. This gets me excited, so to celebrate I revisited their glorious 2005 album, takk…
And I don’t think there is anything I could say that could possibly top this…

‘takk…’ is, according to the band (with icelandic tongue firmly placed in icelandic cheek), a “rock’n’roll record” – and it certainly is on occasion played both loud and fast – but few of the clichés of the genre come through sigur rós intact. in fact, listening to ‘takk…’ it is not images of rebellion or off-the-peg degradation that comes to mind, but more a feeling of being washed clean by music. even when they rock sigur rós provide a clear spot of, dare i say, sanctity, and, at the end, of the record the prevailing feeling is one of peace. –Sigur Rós website

An album which is high upon my all time favorites list, play it loud and often (just broke the cliché-o-meter with that one I think). Also check out a couple of Sigur Rós covers over on their site:

Hoppípolla Acoustic (mp3 expired) version by We Are Scientists

Starálfur Acoustic (mp3 expired) version by Special Moth


8 Responses to “Rewind Repeat #2”

  1. mjrc on February 5th, 2007 4:51 am

    i suppose age is in the mind of the beholder, but if you’re old, then i’m downright ancient! ;-)

    i just found out i’ll be allowed to listen to my headphones at work, so i will have to be sure to be this sigur ros on meh pod. (yes, i am one of two people left in the universe who doesn’t have takk.)

    and good for you for finishing up your degree. it’s never too late.

  2. Rich on February 5th, 2007 10:18 am

    I have a birthday in a week, after which I’ll officially be closer to 30 than 25. Ohmygod.

  3. Rachel on February 5th, 2007 1:29 pm

    Marcy, you will be getting an e-mail from me. :)

    Rich, yes one year closer, seems to get scarier and scarier, but I am right behind you. ;-)

  4. Mentok the Mind-taker on February 5th, 2007 4:52 pm

    Rachel, Rich, I just thought you should know, I just went and looked it up on http://www.givemeafuckingbreak.com, and it turns out that under 30 is still considered young. ;-)

    As for me, I’m not “officially” young, according to my “birth certificate”, or the “calendar” (or any of those other things that seem more ironic when you put quotes around them), but I feel I’m growing younger thanks to the influence of all these good chunes you keep posting.

  5. mjrc on February 6th, 2007 12:56 pm

    mentok, i’m sending you a high-five across the internets, as “givemeafuckingbreak.com” is one of the funniest things i’ve heard in ages.

    hate to break it to you kids, but the farther you get on the other side of 30, the younger 30 seems . . . oh, i could tell you stories from when i was a wee’un and i had to use a dial telephone that was actually hooked up to the wall–imagine that! why, i still have nightmares about not being able to complete a friggin’ phone call because the dial keeps slipping before i’ve got it all the way around . . . omg i AM old! ;-)

  6. FiL on February 6th, 2007 3:02 pm

    Hah! Forty is the new thirty. So there…

    Dearest Rachel, good on you for resuming the degree race! Only a couple more credits? The end is in sight…

  7. Mentok the Mind-taker on February 7th, 2007 9:04 am

    Thanks for the kudos mjrc. I must give credit where due, as the source was funnier. A tween-age boy I knew (not mine) used to shut down his little brother’s long-winded stories by snapping “Yeah, I was just reading a story about that in Who Gives A Shit? magazine.”

    No disrespect intended to Rachel and Rich, though. We’re all just joshing around, eh.

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