Crack! In all its lovely, varied forms.

Ha ha, just kidding, I post all the time.

There is this game called Insaniquarium. It’s been the #1 download on Yahoo! Games off and on for a while, and so the other day, I decided to play it — because obviously, other people are NEVER WRONG. Well, it turns out, it’s an elegant game of strategy and thought and… bullshit, it’s basically one big useless time suck. But I’m on the final level, and the little fish are really making me some good money. I’m more than a littel saddened by this after the Stella Adler lecture on your days being made up of whatever you do every day (uh, she phrased it better), but… at least I’m not actually doing crack.

In other news, I’ve been listening to the same CD over and over and over, on loop, since landing in D.C. after leaving Massachusetts. I copied the Phantom Planet CD, The Guest, to my laptop’s hard drive in the car on the way to the airport and listened to it on loop for the plane ride. It’s an immensely playable CD, similar to BNL’s Stunt in that I don’t want to skip anything, and I can either use it as driving music to pay attention to or as music to keep up in the background while I do other things. I can actually blame this CD, in part, for drawing me into a current TV entertainment: The first song on the CD, “California,” is the theme to “The O.C.” Upon playing this for Brett, he insisted we watch a few episodes. I must admit, probably I got hooked more easily because I’d had a lot of champagne by the time we started watching, but… definitely hooked. There, I’ve admitted it. But I think of the music as separate from the show. And I highly recommend the whole CD, particularly “Lonely Day” and “Turn Smile Shift Repeat” and “California,” which is peppy in that 90210 kind of way. And fun trivia: Jason Schwartzman, of Rushmore fame, was the drummer for Phantom Planet — he has now quit the band to act full time.

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8 Responses to Crack! In all its lovely, varied forms.

  1. therealjae says:

    There’s plenty not to like about the O.C., and it actually gets a little more annoying as time goes on … but I kept watching anyway, and that says something. Because … Sandy! I mean, Sandy!!!

    -J

  2. starstraf says:

    pooch plaid that for about two months

  3. simplelyric says:

    I haven’t been able to make myself watch more than a half-hour of The O.C., yet I own its first soundtrack. I borrowed the first soundtrack from the library so I could hear “Orange Sky,” which was used in Garden State but not included on its soundtrack because of its presence on the other. I enjoyed The O.C.‘s soundtrack enough to buy it. But, see, I can only listen to “California” once a week, if that, before it annoys the hell out of me. For some reason, that song just bothers me.

    I just noticed that you’ve listed “non-reality television” as one of your interests now, too. You rock. =)

  4. kepkanation says:

    I think maybe it’s striking some different chords for me and the few people I know who are around my age and watch it. It’s making me think back to high school — not that I see any similarities between my high school experience and that of the kids, but more that it’s a little bit like sitting down to watch “Beverly Hills 90210” again. Though, yes, even though I’m only partway through season 1, there are already characters I find annoying — must Marissa cry in EVERY episode? I’m sucked in by Sandy, still — just watched the episode where he says something like, “It’s been a long time since I’ve had my own friend in Newport,” — and I like his quest to save the world. I love Seth’s banter, and really, even though it’s cheesy and the fact that they have to remind us with EVERY EPISODE gets annoying, I do actually like the idea that Ryan stays on the outside of everything.

  5. kepkanation says:

    I loved that interest, I though it was great. And it goes a long way toward explaining why I’ve been watching “The O.C.,” I think, because… is anything close to reality in that show? No.

    I don’t know what it is that draws me to “California,” but I really like it. Maybe it’s all part of my desire to move West.

  6. kepkanation says:

    It is frighteningly addictive. It may be composed of crack.

    Please tell him I was sorry to hear about his great uncle. Hope you have (are having) a safe trip!

  7. simplelyric says:

    And it goes a long way toward explaining why I’ve been watching “The O.C.,” I think, because… is anything close to reality in that show? No.

    Heh. That’s a good point. And the draw of the desire to move West is certainly understandable.

  8. therealjae says:

    Yeah, I didn’t hate Marissa at first, but she’s just so. very. one-note. Ugh. And it gets worse, if you can imagine that.

    I like the idea that Ryan stays on the outside of everything, too, but somehow I don’t think it’s handled as well with the kids as it is with Sandy and company. But maybe I’m just biased.

    -J

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