Last Tango In Paris

As you know, I have an undying interest in music. I have a very strange taste in music, which ranges from mainstream pop to…J-pop. Yes, I admit that. But a year or so ago, I found a new genre of music (it’s actually been around for over a decade actually). It’s called Downtempo. The smooth jazz station over here played this genre, along with smooth jazz, for a little bit. I was actually a bit disheartened to not hear them on that station regularly again, and I wasn’t entirely sure of the name they gave for the style. The word they used was “chill”. So I Googled “chill music”, and got this. Then, a link to “downtempo” was available there, so, yeah. On the page, I found a list (which is small, and cannot possibly be complete) of downtempo artists, and among them was Zero 7, Gotan Project, and Thievery Corporation. My words exactly: I remember them!

So last night, I went on a spree to find the artists and their albums. It’s not so hard to find downtempo at all. That works for me, since it will encourage my love for this genre. Actually, next to smooth jazz, I freaking love downtempo. It’s a pleasure to be able to listen to it more (since I have a few songs on my computer now :D).

Oh, and the title of this entry is a song by Gotan Project, the first song by them I was introduced to.

And since we’re on the subject of music, A Fine Frenzy is freaking great too.

Now, off the subject of music. Last week, I was absolutely irritable and depressed. Basically a lot of things were just getting to me. There was the “I need some dough” aspect, and the “I can use a kiss” aspect of it as well. Along with other things I rather keep to myself, it was a lot to handle. But I got good news on the job front–there’s a movie theater hiring near my friend’s house (I’ve been there before, the area’s nice, even if it’s going to take me 3 buses to get there–and the bus rant is coming soon), and since the person who’s helping out has connections, I can have an interview any day. It’s on the low-end of the theatrical scale, but I’ll be around something that I would absolutely love to do on the high-end (read: acting). And I won’t be on my feet as much. But I’m not jumping the gun just yet. I’m still a little depressed, but last week was a breaking point; a crest, so to speak.

In other words, I should be better when I’m actually getting some money, and some dick. ๐Ÿ˜€

Plugwhorage! Angel decided to open another message board. So join. I’m Nyree.Kage; here.


I’m planning to open a directory for message boards with 500 members or less. There’s already one for big boards, so why not have one for smaller ones? This is to let smaller ones have some play time. They’re often being overshadowed by the larger ones. It’s not definite, but I’ve talked about it with Tannie a few months ago. If I go about it, then I’ll relay the message back to her and…yeah. But I need to finish, or at least start, the other web projects first. Which is basically down to the dream journal and the hosting layout…again. This would be number 3. I think. I lost count.

Yes, I’m not finished entirely finished, but it’s actually up. It’s about damn time for Antihero to be up. Or at least uploaded. I only got one page complete (or as complete as it’s going to get for now), but it’s not a big issue–it’s just the pictures that need to be posted. But at least it’s up.

I’ll just say this on behalf of most NYC public transportation riders, The MTA sucks massive monkey cock! Next year, they plan to hike up the prices to take the buses and subways. Then, in two years time, do it again. My question: what the fuck for?! I remember the fare being $1.25 (it was like .20 wayyyyyyyyyyyyy before then), and the subway and bus system wasn’t too hot. Now, at $2 (which is about the same price as pizza, by the way), there has been very little change in the service. The subways still smell like piss, they’re still overridden with rodents (even with trying to eradicate them with poison), and sometimes, I can leave my house on time, but end up cutting it close to my destination, because they’re perpetually doing construction (that hasn’t been finished in like 10 years, mind you–this may or may not be an exaggeration). Oh, and don’t get me started with buses. Granted, they’re doing a great job with the Hybrid buses, but how’s ’bout being on time sometimes? 15 buses would pass me during the morning because they’re crowded. Why are they crowded? Because they come on colored people time! When I go to see my doctor, I have to wait upwards to a half an hour to an hour (no lie) for a bus that should come on time, because it’s on a supposed major line. On a WEEKDAY, nonetheless. Some don’t run at all on weekends.

If they’re going to hike this thing twice over, they better do a better job. But by that time, I should be driving. I have a feeling that gas is going to be cheaper than public transportation in the long run.

Thank you, come again.

9 thoughts on “Last Tango In Paris”

  1. If you like downtempo and ambient kind of music, try Sigur Rรƒยณs, Mogwai or dEUS – they’re good ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. I’m definately going to look up this ‘downtempo’ that you speak so highly of. And the smaller message boards listing is a good idea.

  3. Ah music. There’s something magical about music, especially when we discover songs that are new. I’ve never heard of Downtempo before. It doesn’t really sound like something I’d be interested in.

    Sorry to hear you had such a horrible week. We all have one of those once in a while. That’s awesome that you might have a job soon. If it’s a job you’ll enjoy, it wouldn’t be too bad having to catch 3 buses to get there.

    If you think the public transport system is bad in NY you’ll be shocked if you ever come to Sydney. The trains are often delayed and rarely run on time. Most of the trains aren’t too dirty though, so that’s not too bad, but I wish they ran on time.

  4. I’ve never heard of downtempo music, but I plan to look into it. Sounds good. Good luck on the job interview!

    My fiance and I are going to NYC for our honeymoon next year, and you just scared us from using the buses and subways!!! J/K…

  5. Hi! I’m a music lover myself but I haven’t heard of that kind of music. I’m not a big fan of jazz. I’m glad I don’t live in New York hehe my uncle does but he doesn’t use public transportation.

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