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Are we there yet? I am so ready to graduate, I feel like I am sliding down the side of a mountain.headfirst and on my face. It’s not all bad; at least I have my iPod. I downloaded some James Brown a few nights ago, and honestly, it does a good job of lifting my spirits.

Music always does that for me. It elevates my mood, whether it’s good or bad. It’s always been therapy. I remember when my grandfather died (back in 1996) and I was listening to “I Will Always” by the Cranberries when I heard the news. It took years to get to the point where I could hear it without crying.

Breakups, happy times, or just memories from long ago, they all match up with music in some way. It’s hard to find a song that doesn’t have a meaning to me; I have over 3,000 on my iPod (and it’s growing more and more each day).

It’s important not to discriminate. Love every style of music, or just respect it for its therapeutic qualities. Something syncs up with someone’s life in someway.

Speaking of syncing up, I’m interested in trying the “Dark Side of the Rainbow” again someday soon. In high school, we tried that during a Rock-a-Thon. Apparently, you can either start “Dark Side of the Moon” at the first or third roar (before “The Wizard of Oz”) and either works.

I looked this up because my boyfriend and I were discussing this phenomenon last night. I discovered that there are a few Pink Floyd albums that supposedly sync up with other movies.

There must have been something in the water that Floyd fans were drinking.

According to wikipedia, the following are sync able:

“Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” with Rush’s “2112”

Disney’s “Snow White” with Queens of the Stone Age’s “Lullabies to Paralyze”

“The Number 23” with Linkin Park’s “Minutes to Midnight”

Those are a few which I would love to try out for myself, especially “The Number 23.” If anyone has any other ideas or testimonies, please post them on the Spartan site, or email me. I’d love to hear more ideas.

It’s funny because on “Family Guy,” Mort told Peter that he and his wife liked to try to sync up “Hotel California” by the Eagles with old movies. “So far, no, nothing has.”


This is what we dorks do on our free time and when I am trying to do my Theater History take home exam.

On another note.

My internship is not overwhelming me, surprisingly. I think that dropping my Shakespeare class was the right choice. Had I attempted the two together, it may have proven disastrous.

Speaking of disastrous, when will there be new episodes of “Scrubs”? Supposedly on January 24, but it was a re-run. The darned writer’s strike. I read somewhere that the strike is over, so where is J.D. and Turk and Carla and Eliot?

The good part of the strike was the toll it took on the awards shows. I love it.

They were dry and boring, and a few were canceled. Perfect for me, since I hate the majority of those damn things. They are a thorn in my side, just like the Superbowl (yeah, I went there, I hate football. Deal with it!).

I might piss some people off by admitting that.

Well, before I bother anyone else with my opinion, I’ll leave you with another song that will inspire you to tiptoe around your final year. It’s from the “Smokin’ Aces” soundtrack. Pretty awesome movie, so check it out (I’m in love with Jeremy “the Piv” Piven).

“.If you play your cards right/everything’s gonna be alright.I ain’t playin’ with a full deck.” Common feat. Bilal – “Play Your Cards Right

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