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Robert Wells or Mr Waters
Date: 3.40 am, Monday 5th June, 2006
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Location:My desk
Music:The Monroe Transfer - Electric Old Wire Noise
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So voice posting works.*

The latest from the Monroe Transfer is a beautiful album. No new compositions, but all new recordings in the most beautiful packaging you've ever seen. Mr George told me to listen to it when I was depressed and it's perfect for a half hour pick up. The emotional journey of the album takes you from a longing, a feeling of loss, through desire, confusion, anger, and then throws hallelujah at you like god's own custard pie. Had it lyrics, you would scream them from the roof tops. And when the final chords fade away, you daren't touch anything because you know the sleeper track is coming. The beautiful twinkle twinkle, a lullaby of sorts. It makes you want to share the music. As the arrangement slowly builds, I want to sit at the piano and play along. A hushed chuckle and the speakers are silenced.

The great thing is that I find happy music cheers me up, but only for as long as I'm forgetting about why I'm sad. This album gently pulls me through, no matter what state I'm in when I start listening, to the emotional level of a teenager in love. The world is a wonderful place, and there are wonderful people in it. And because it takes half an hour to get there, the joy remains for a long time afterwards. The problem is half an hour is not long enough. When you finish listening, you can't press play again because it will throw you back through the pain. I may have to burn me a copy with happy music after it at some point.

All that sounds very wanky I'm sure. I won't read it back because then I'd never post it. But I've never been so struck by a progression through an album.

By the way, has anyone heard the new Grandaddy album? If found myself humming Jed the Humanoid an awful lot recently.

It's Monday already. I'm going to a wedding on Friday. I'm going to see so many wonderful people. I need a new tie. A gold one.

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pozorvlak
User: pozorvlak
Date: 8.42 am, Monday 5th June, 2006 (UTC)
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Hmmmm, weddings. I need to get a present for the one I'm going to at the end of the month. Any chance you'll be there?
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Robert Wells or Mr Waters: Sun
User: weaselspoon
Date: 1.21 am, Tuesday 6th June, 2006 (UTC)
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Would this be on the 24th? I think I will. I think I need to sort out giftage there as well.
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(no subject) - (Anonymous)
User: (Anonymous)
Date: 1.55 pm, Monday 5th June, 2006 (UTC)
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- Bounces -

- Bounces again -

- More bouncing -

Repeat to fade :)

Badger x
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Robert Wells or Mr Waters: Qui-Gon Jinn
User: weaselspoon
Date: 1.20 am, Tuesday 6th June, 2006 (UTC)
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Keyword:Qui-Gon Jinn
Lots of that on Friday. Oh yes. Yes please.

Mum was asking if there was a gift list. Very late now, but what do you want?

Rxx
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 3.01 pm, Tuesday 6th June, 2006 (UTC)
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Erm.....some nice weather and lots of happy smiley people. We didn't do a gift list as it kind of felt greedy and we already have a toaster :)
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purplepiano
User: purplepiano
Date: 11.16 am, Tuesday 6th June, 2006 (UTC)
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I would have heard the new Grandaddy album if emusic.com (the One True online music store!) hadn't made it available in the US only, grrr. Loved Sophtware Slump.
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