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Tonight's the night

Showing amazing restraint, I've managed to wait until tonight to listen to Blackstar.  I've had it since Wednesday, and it's still in the shrink wrap.

I've fondled it more than is probably healthy, but I've stayed strong.  Tonight is The Official Listening Party.  After Jeopardy, of course.  I mean, some things you just don't mess with.

Speaking of restraint, I also passed up buying a turkey today.  I had a set grocery list, a set budget, and a plan.

Fucking things are 49 cents a pound.  Gah!  I almost decided to forego the chicken, but there is NO WAY a 14 pound turkey would thaw by tomorrow.

However....turkey is a traditional Super Bowl party food, right?  Right?  I can serve it with nachos.  Or queso.  Something like that.

Okay, time to spruce up the living room.  It never fails to amaze me how papers accumulate around here.  I think they breed at night.

Happy Friday, everyone!

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gonzo21
Jan. 29th, 2016 08:31 pm (UTC)
I would suggest watching the 10 minutes Blackstar video first, and then the other video that goes with lazarus. Watched together with the song and video, they make a lot more sense.
mac_arthur_park
Jan. 29th, 2016 09:36 pm (UTC)
I've watched both, and they paint such a picture. And can't wait to hear the album and put more of the pieces together.
libraspirit2101
Jan. 29th, 2016 09:15 pm (UTC)
One of the biggest commitments that I've made for this new year is exercising restraint. Believe me, I've had such a problem with that over the years which has caused me much heartache and difficulty.

Which team will you be cheering for in the Super Bowl?
mac_arthur_park
Jan. 29th, 2016 09:39 pm (UTC)
The Budweiser Clydesdales! :)

I don't have a dog in this hunt, so I'll be pulling for the Panthers because geography. And I think the new voter registration laws in NC require you to root for them.
rachel2205
Jan. 29th, 2016 10:22 pm (UTC)
It's such a rich album. So many echoes of the past but also calls to the future...
albertesmor
Jan. 29th, 2016 10:26 pm (UTC)
Blackstar is a masterpiece. Wow.

I'm glad his goodbye was a great one.
richaarde
Jan. 29th, 2016 11:26 pm (UTC)
Blackstar was absolutely brilliant, upon first listen. I really need to give it a few more listens.
daviniajones
Jan. 29th, 2016 11:49 pm (UTC)
Ahh, Blackstar. It's quite the heavy listen.

Just a shout to say that there's a Bowie orchestral tribute, based on the Glass/Eno "Low" and "Heroes" pieces, by members of the MIT arts society in ten minutes or so on WQXR. Tune in if you can.

Edited at 2016-01-29 11:50 pm (UTC)
mac_arthur_park
Jan. 30th, 2016 02:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
daviniajones
Jan. 30th, 2016 07:49 pm (UTC)
If you missed it, I'm writing an article on it - see my journal (private, but I'll accept you).
mac_arthur_park
Jan. 30th, 2016 08:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I shall. :)
hawk_soaring
Jan. 30th, 2016 02:02 am (UTC)
*nods* Yeah, Super Bowl Turkey. I totally get that! ;)

Papers are the devil spawn. If you figure out a way to make them stop multiplying, please let me know.
poniesandphotos
Jan. 30th, 2016 03:28 am (UTC)
I'm totally on board with superbowl turkey.
zyzyly
Jan. 30th, 2016 07:08 am (UTC)
I've listened to it so many times, and still listen to it. One of his best.
changeling72
Jan. 30th, 2016 07:18 am (UTC)
Hope you enjoyed the album?
mac_arthur_park
Jan. 30th, 2016 02:51 pm (UTC)
I really did. There are so many echoes of his entire body of work. An amazing goodbye. <3
changeling72
Jan. 30th, 2016 09:05 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear it.
nick_101
Jan. 30th, 2016 07:24 am (UTC)
Yum, turkey. I can't wait until SB 50.

I have seen the Blackstar music videos, but I haven't heard the whole album yet. Maybe in a few days. There are no music stores in this town.
howlin_wolf_66
Jan. 30th, 2016 09:04 am (UTC)
Have fun; I think it's a great album! :-)
twissie
Jan. 30th, 2016 04:02 pm (UTC)
I hope the listening party was a raging success :) I still haven't listened to the album myself, but I watched a couple of the music videos. I'd like to get the album on vinyl if I could, but it's sold out everywhere I've checked.
davesmusictank
Jan. 30th, 2016 06:46 pm (UTC)
Watch the video first then the album. It is a grower.
grlicnotgmblin
Jan. 30th, 2016 07:45 pm (UTC)
Mmmmm super bowl turkey!! Why not, right?! 49 cents/lb is well worth getting one. A brick of Velveeta costs more! Ha! I think you'd get more mileage from the turkey.

We have rapid spawning papers too. A paper shredder right under the mailbox would probably fix the breeding issue. Ha!
fbhjr
Jan. 30th, 2016 10:33 pm (UTC)
I have not listened to Blackstar yet either.
Please let me know what you think!
patrium_novorum
Jan. 31st, 2016 02:39 am (UTC)
Showing restraint can have it's rewards ;-)
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