Like A Trip Back To Middle School

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

you all are my backbone

So what if it's freezing, I'm awake and I'm happy
The sun's steepling its shards on my floor
I drag my feet to the shower and I hear someone singing
I keep the lights off a while and the water gets warm

Now I knot up my tie and toss books in a schoolbag
They keep my priorities straight
So I can sleepwalk through work like an outpatient program
I don't buy but get through anyway

And at some point I'll call you and tell you I miss you
And you are the point of my day
And my face will get flushed and my throat will choke up
When you tell me that you feel the same

So I have been thinking of splitting up Christmas
To see everyone I'd like to see
And you're first on that list
You're the lotto I hit
You're the star at the top of the tree

And I have been feeling this good for a reason
My friends and my family
You all are my backbone
You keep me balanced and settled
And I'm in debt to you all endlessly

So tonight I will call you and try to say
"Thank you for being the sun on my face
I know the world's almost over but you make it seem better
And I hope for you I do the same."
- kevin devine

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Thursday, December 20, 2007

2007 soundtrack

As promised, my finalized 2007 soundtrack track listing!

  1. "Home" - Daughtry. Back in January or February, before The OC went off the air for good, I was over at Kate and Dennis's and they made me watch one of the early American Idol episodes. As contestants were eliminated, they played a song that I later discovered was "Home" by Daughtry. I loved it immediately, finally discovered what the big deal was about Chris Daughtry, and somehow was sucked into the rest of the season of American Idol.
  2. "Mandy" - Barry Manilow. I was watching Will and Grace one day last semester when I saw the funniest moment I'd ever seen in that show. Will was waiting in line to get Barry Manilow tickets, and Grace and Karen both ended up holding his place for him. While waiting in line, Grace saw her mother, who had canceled plans with her, eating lunch in the restaurant across the street with Jack. All the Fanilows were listening to "Mandy" and Grace just burst into the chorus singing "Oh Mommy" instead . . . I loved every second of it and was hooked on the song from that point on. Needless to say, it is my ringtone for Mary.
  3. "The Archers Bows Have Broken" - Brand New. Definitely my favorite from their latest CD, this song became my primary ringtone around February or March. I love this song so much that it's the reason why I'm not getting my new phone just yet - I know I'd have to go re-buy the ringtone immediately!
  4. "Your Guardian Angel" - The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. My brother introduced me to this song last Christmas and I fell in love with it. Around mid-March/early-April, I started going through a really rough patch and this song was one of the things that got me through it. I still can't hear it without thinking of certain feelings and people, and if I listen to it when I'm in the right (or wrong) mood, it still brings me to tears.
  5. "Makes Me Wonder" - Maroon 5. This song pretty much defined 2007. It came on the radio nearly every time I took a shower or was driving anywhere, and yet I am STILL not sick of that song yet.
  6. "This Ain't A Love Song" - Bon Jovi. This song was one of my favorite songs like ten years ago - I owned the cassette single of it. Then I forgot it existed until one of the American Idol finalists sung it for Bon Jovi night. This song is the only song in the top 50 most played on my ipod that is not Straylight Run, Brand New, or Kevin Devine - that's saying a lot. Especially since I think it's in the top 10.
  7. "Beach Games Speech" - Pam Beasley. This episode of "The Office" will always hold a special spot in my heart. I was so proud of Pam, and so much of what she said hit so close to home. Love it.
  8. "Grace Kelly" - Mika. I fell in love with this song about two weeks before I first saw this video. After that, I can't hear the song without laughing and picturing Peter Petrelli telling Sylar he's too creepy to be his friend, but I think that makes me love it even more.
  9. "The F.U.N. Song" - Spongebob Squarepants. Another Heroes/YouTube association here - I'd never even heard the song before that. But this song is another one that will always remind me of 2007.
  10. "Buttoned Down" - Straylight Run. I remember when I first discovered the video for this song on their website, I was just blown away. It was a great precursor to a great album, one of my favorites of 2007.
  11. "A Place in Time" - Amanda Abizaid. When The 4400 returned this summer (may it R.I.P :( ), I was reminded of exactly how much I loved this theme song, especially when I watched three seasons worth of dvds --twice-- in the span of about a month. Definitely one of my favorite theme songs ever.
  12. "Heartbreak World" - Matt Nathanson. I've loved this song since I first heard it a couple of years ago - it was absolutely my favorite on his new CD.
  13. "Selfish Jean" - Travis. One of the best concerts I went to in 2007, this song both opened the show itself AND the encore, featuring a Demitri Martin re-enactment of its awesome video. Great stuff.
  14. "Birdhouse in Your Soul" - They Might Be Giants. When we went out for karaoke for my 26th birthday, Pat and Craig sang this song and I remember wondering "what the hell is that?" Two months later, Kristen Chenoweth and Ellen Greene ended up singing a clip of it on Pushing Daisies and I realized that it was that crazy song that Craig and Pat had attempted to sing on my birthday. I downloaded it, realized that the karaoke rendition just did not do it justice, and have loved it ever since.
  15. "Peach, Plum, Pear" - Straylight Run. I don't usually put two songs by the same artist on my "best of" cds, but since this is a cover, I excused it. I fell completely in love with this song the minute I first heard it. I think it's one of the most perfect songs ever written, and while the original is way too childlike and eerie for my liking, this just might be my favorite cover ever.
  16. "Paralyzer" - Finger Eleven. The first time I heard this song it was on Craig's Sirius radio and I remember him saying that it sounded like Franz Ferdinand. Obviously it wasn't. But I loved the song from first listen and it still puts me in a good mood when I hear it.
  17. "How Far We've Come" - Matchbox Twenty. C'mon, it's Matchbox Twenty. Their return had to make the Best of '07 cd. This is another "can't escape this song" song, but it's so catchy that I can't complain. Love it.
  18. "Iran So Far" - Andy Samberg and Adam Levine. SNL does it again. I might even like this song better than "Dick in a Box." If for no other reason, the "You say there's no gays in Iran, but you're in New York now, baby!" puts it over the edge. And the creepy children singing along with Adam.
  19. "Day Man" - Dennis & Charlie from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. 26 seconds of absolute hilarity.
  20. "Bubbly" - Colbie Callait. Okay, now I'm sick of this song, but for a while there, I thought it was one of the cutest songs on the radio. It still makes me feel warm and cozy.
  21. "The Way I Am" - Ingrid Michaelson. Loved this song in the Old Navy commercials; loved it more when I heard the full length version for the first time. I wish she'd opened for Matt Nathanson on the date I saw him, but such is life.
  22. "The Ocean" - The Bravery. I first heard this song on an episode of Grey's Anatomy - I loved it right away. I was torn between whether I should include this song or "Believe" - it was a good year for The Bravery - but this one won in the end.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

i couldn't decide if i should laugh or feel sad when i read this

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

a very kerri christmas volume 3.1

I know that now that I am committing to a lineup for A Very Kerri Christmas Volume 3.1, I'm going to end up finding some great songs to add tomorrow. They'll just have to wait 'til next year, I suppose.
  1. All I Want For Christmas Is You - My Chemical Romance
  2. Snow Shake - Andrew Vincent
  3. A Great Big Sled - The Killers
  4. Elf's Lament - Barenaked Ladies
  5. Donde Esta Santa Clause? - Guster
  6. Mr. Heatmiser - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
  7. Winter Wonderland - Phantom Planet
  8. On Santa's Way Home - Marc Broussard
  9. Mom and Daddy Please Don't Steal For Me This Christmas - Suzannah
  10. Carol of the Bells - The Calling
  11. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Death Cab for Cutie
  12. Oh Come All Ye Faithful - Twisted Sister
  13. Just Like Christmas - Snow Patrol
  14. All That I Want - The Weepies
  15. Oh Holy Night - Brand New
  16. River - Travis
  17. Happy Christmas (War Is Over) - Thrice. I must have downloaded six or seven different covers of this song, but I liked this version the best.
  18. Don't Shoot Me Santa - The Killers.
  19. Dick In A Box - Justin Timberlake & Andy Samberg
  20. Splitting Up Christmas - Kevin Devine. This song will be on every Christmas cd that I make for the rest of eternity. Best. Christmas. Song. Ever.
I should have my "Best of 2007" playlist finalized by next week . . . I'm finding that right now it has too many short little clips and not enough full length songs, so I'll have to actually think about it some more. Because I don't have finals to study for or anything.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

not a good sign . . .

. . . when the first question on my copyright final is the Chewy Vuiton case from Trademarks and the second question on my copyright final is the sex toys case that I thought was so funny back in September and yet I still managed to blow it.

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Sunday, December 9, 2007

a good man

The only thing better than a still photograph of Jesse Lacey from that night (wow, I just got chills looking at that picture when I added the link, haha) is this:

I need to stop procrastinating. ABC Family is showing a movie tonight called "Holiday in Handcuffs" that features

Clarissa Darling and
A.C. Slater. I know what I'm doing tonight!

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Saturday, December 8, 2007

i'd rather watch dirty sexy money clips on youtube than study for copyright

I couldn't find a clip of the church scene with Brian and Nick, which I think might have been the best 3 minutes of television all season,

"This is what church is for. Dragging the ruined past through the messy present into the perfect future, and ruining it. Together."

but this scene is a close second.

And considering the frequency of shirtless Peter Petrelli, Sark and Sylar on Heroes this season, that's saying a lot.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

"if i'm going to scream for them to come back, they'd better give us a song with some damn lyrics!"


Much better show last night than Saturday night (crowd wise at least) and I thank Briton for being awesome and coming with me. Set list (again, in no particular order except for the first and last songs):

  1. Limousine
  2. Welcome to Bangkok
  3. The No Seatbelt Song
  4. The Shower Scene
  5. Tautou
  6. Sic Transit Gloria . . . Glory Fades
  7. Okay I Believe You, But My Tommy Gun Don't
  8. Play Crack the Sky
  9. Car
  10. Sowing Season
  11. Millstone
  12. Degausser
  13. You Won't Know
  14. Not The Sun
  15. Luca
  16. The Archers Bows Have Broken
  17. Jesus Christ
  18. Encore: Untitled

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Sunday, December 2, 2007

tis the season

I ordered this sweatshirt for myself today because it's not 23 days from Christmas, and I shouldn't be buying things for people other than myself.


sometimes i make myself laugh

random stupid things I overheard myself say last night at the Brand New show:

"I bet that Jesse would look around here and say 'You know what I find sexy? The art."

"The best thing about marrying somebody whose last name is Lacey is that I could wear a lacy dress for the wedding. Wait, no, what? The best thing about marrying somebody whose last name is Lacey is that I would be marrying Jesse Lacey."

"I'll give you $100 if you go over to that girl and say, 'Chelsea, oh my God, is that you? Don't you remember me? I used to babysit for you, like 4 years ago! Is this your boyfriend? That's so cute!'"

"I'll give you $100 if you go over to that girl and say, 'You really shouldn't drink that beer, it's not good for the baby.'"

"Add me on Facebook!" . . . "He's actually kind of a cute for like a 20-year-old. If he's 21, it's a win!"

Set list (definitely not in order):
  1. Welcome to Bangkok
  2. Sowing Season
  3. Sic Transit Gloria . . . Glory Fades
  4. The Shower Scene
  5. Me vs. Maradona vs. Elvis
  6. Jaws Theme Swimming
  7. Millstone
  8. Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself (Morrissey cover)
  9. Degausser
  10. Limousine
  11. Not The Sun
  12. You Won't Know
  13. Luca
  14. The Archers Bows Have Broken
  15. Jesus Christ
  16. Encore: Untitled (from TDAGARIM, not one of the demos)

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