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[May. 27th, 2006|03:51 pm]
[music |Rudy Ray Moore - Close Encounter of the Sex Kind]

Three weeks of no school and no work is plenty. Luckily, I start work here on Wednesday. But I've read a few books and watched lots of movies, which has been nice. Two observations: (1) Virginia Quarterly Review is an amazingly good publication, even if it is far too heavy on poetry. (2) Godard's Alphaville is overrated. I got it from Netflix because I'd heard good things and it was one of the few Godard movies I hadn't seen. Maybe aspiring film-makers can appreciate everything that's right about the film while ignoring the fundamentally flawed and laughably simplistic "message" - but I'm not one so I couldn't. I'm writing it off as an aberration. I look forward to the day Netflix gets Pierrot le Fou - another of his movies I haven't seen and recommended highly by a friend.

When I came back from vacation, I found that I had a new roommate. My old one (who spent less than 10 nights here in the past 5 months) decided to sublet for the summer, which is understandable. But I'm really out of practice with cohabitation. Plus, I forgot the guy's name after the initial introduction. So now I'm wondering which will be more fun - (a) sneaking into his room to look for some identification or (b) trying to hide my ignorance for the entire summer.

The new Television Personalities album (the first in 11 years) is the first actually new album that I've actually bought in ages. Putting aside any comment on what that might say about me, technology, or music, the record is unspeakably good - if you liked them the first time around, I guess.