January 29, 2006

doing myself a favor

I was in a miserable, irritable mood most of today, for reasons I don't entirely understand--even winning We Love Katamari made me think "oh, dammit, I won already, I wanted to draw it out longer." But I did manage to do something I'd promised myself I'd do for a while. For the last year or so, the main audio playback in my office has been either my laptop or a $19 CD boombox; I decided at the beginning of this year that it was important to get myself a real audio system for, you know, what I do for a living. So today I bought a used receiver off some guy on Craigslist (although I do need to find a sticker to cover up the "ROCK SHOK" sticker on the side), and hooked it up to the $5 CD player I'd bought at a garage sale and the pretty good speakers I'd mail-ordered (best advice on buying audio equipment anybody ever gave me: get the best stylus and speakers you can justify, and go ultra-cheap on everything between them). I put on a Dolly Parton CD to test it, and all of a sudden the sun was out and little cartoon bluebirds were chirping in the corners. Stereo! Real stereo! Real bass! I do have ears for a reason!

On top of that, Melt-Banana's master for an upcoming dbc singles-club single showed up, and I am playing it over and over, helplessly.

Posted by Douglas at January 29, 2006 12:51 AM | TrackBack
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