February 2, 2007

Well, I had this notion of occasionally posting some music that’s currently in heavy rotation on my iPod, like a Cool Song of the Week or some such thing, but I’m thinking it’s not going to work out, because:

1) Most of my music was purchased through iTunes, and isn’t there some built-in DRM business with those files that doesn’t allow them to be distributed outside of the, what, five? machines you authorize?

2) If I post free music somebody will probably get mad at me for cheating the artist of their well-earned compensation. Personally, I think sharing songs on a limited basis is an awesome way to get turned onto new or new-to-you musicians and eventually buy their albums, but obviously it is technically, uh, stealing.

3) Which maybe is not entirely legal? Dammit, I wish this blog were sailing international waters. Then we could gamble, too!

Anyway, the song I was going to post for you to download is “Da Funk”, a 1997 single from Daft Punk. I know, 1997, could I be more cutting edge? Instead of hosting the file itself, here some little widget thingie that (hopefully) allows you to listen to it:

Turn this shit up to eleven, and just try to avoid making a chicken-peck head motion. You can’t, can you? Your head is totally doing that Night at the Roxbury thing. I love how the bass in this song keeps walking back in the room and going, oh, was I not kicking enough ass? LET ME FIX THAT.

I’m not even much of an house/techno fan, but this song does awesome things to my entire body. Riley digs it, too: he does his Patented Riley Dance, which consists, basically, of doing squats. You have not lived until you’ve seen a goony toddler doing a squat-dance to “Da Funk”, let me tell you. I hope to get it on video at some point.

Can we play the weekend game now? OH DO LET’S. Mine, in a nutshell: general chores, hopefully a geocache outing if the weather doesn’t go to hell, Super Bowl (for the ads, of course), and preparing for JB’s Sunday night flight to Taipei and a week of single parenting (kill me. Kill me now).

And yoooou?


76 Responses to “2nd verse, same as the first”

  1. alina on February 2nd, 2007 2:35 pm

    I have a gallery opening tonight and then tomorrow I have a ton of homework to do and just maybe (maybe!) a date. Then church on sunday and the super bowl. After that, take two deep breaths, get a little sleep, and hit the ground running again on monday.

  2. sundry on February 2nd, 2007 2:48 pm

    Emily — um, I’m going to go out on a LIMB here and say that when you’re facing being deployed (back) to Iraq, nothing you can say about that subject will be considered whining. Not by us, anyway. Plus, you’re talking to someone who wrote a whole blog entry whining about missing a hair appointment, so…

    Stacy — JB goes to Asia every now and then for business. He hasn’t gone in quite a while, but anyway, that’s what the Taipei trip is all about. He’s usually being whisked from factory tours to dinners to meetings, so unfortunately doesn’t get much time for sightseeing (or buying 294483957 presents for his long-suffering wife stuck with Crabtopus back home).

  3. Sue on February 2nd, 2007 3:08 pm

    Up here in Chicago we are freezing our butts off! BUT THE BEARS ARE IN THE SUPERBOWL!!! It is pretty excitng! It kind of keeps our mind off the dry skin, chapped lips, white skin and cabin fever! We are going to a kegger on Sunday for the game. I didn’t know that adults still do that… but I guess it will make for an interesting party. the kids are pretty excited even though they have no idea what all this busines is about. Jason said he wants the BULLS to win. Whatever… Again, something to keep our spirits up and make it through winter!
    I am going to a jewelry party tonight. Just another reason to get out of the house and see some other humans. Tomorrow the hubby is going to play volleyball all day and we might go watch him. (b/c I am a good wife… I guess… b/c the last thing I really want to do is go to a gym with 150 guys and chase my 3 kids around and wish that i could be playing instead… and get reminded how I used to be really good at this sport… but i have these 3 kids… and God I am fat…) good times… good times!!
    Have a good weekend!
    P.S. I like the new music deal! Very cool. Oh, and why don’t you do the add thingy like some of your other blogger friends? I think by far… you are one of the best!! You should be making some moola out of this deal. I almost feel bad about all the free entertaining I get from you.

    One more thing… GO BEARS!

  4. Laura on February 2nd, 2007 3:20 pm

    Hm, this weekend is the same old: going to IKEA for the $1 breakfast and (not) buying things, and then sitting around the library doing Latin and palaeography. Maybe some German, you don’t know. Oh! Maybe I will drag my roommates out to see the acrobats who are performing at Nathan Phillips Square (for FREE, which is the only reason I’d go).

  5. breckgirl on February 2nd, 2007 3:54 pm

    Ass kicking song, for sure! Um, my weekend will be the same as last – studying and stressing out about not knowing enough for my f-ing exam that is in exactly 3 weeks from Monday (thanks for pointing that out for me, mom). Anyway – I liked honeybecke’s suggestion from 1/31 about you doing a possible blog entry on birth control. It might seem like a gross topic to some but I am genuinely interested in what other people use, what their experience has been with certain types of BC, etc. Oh, and it’s been days since I read your blog (sorry) but I, too, am going to try for baby #2 this year and am definitely a little freaked but Linda, it will be very cool and just fine. And Riley will love his sibling, don’t you worry. Have a great weekend!

  6. Kelsey on February 2nd, 2007 4:37 pm

    Oh yes, the Super Bowl. Our exotic party involves the in-laws, who we all really like, and a chicken casserole. But I will probably light candles and we’ll call it a party. I’m a Packer fan, so I feel like I should root for the Bears, we’ll see.

    Besides that laundry, an oil change, and homework! Don’t you want to be me?

  7. Anne L. on February 2nd, 2007 5:51 pm

    If you had perhaps a little video of Riley dancing to that song, that might just be the best thing ever.

  8. Alyson on February 2nd, 2007 5:53 pm

    My weekend??? Well, hubbo is out of town, shooting birds and clay pigeons in Kansas. That means that I am home with the boys and FOUR dogs. Niece’s 16 b-day bowling on Sunday, and I am under orders from my trainer to get out and WALK twice this weekend.

  9. Sarah on February 2nd, 2007 6:07 pm

    Best friend is coming into town tonight from SF, but I have to study most of the weekend because I’m in this finance class that is a BITCH. And I have to pass it. In order to graduate. Big. Fat. Sigh.

    I’m a little stressed, so have fun geocaching and think of me, will you? Ugh.

  10. Sadie on February 2nd, 2007 6:19 pm

    I will have you know that I just turned up the speakers on my PC and played your song, and my dog came running into the den, clutching his favorite stuffed possum – and as I danced frenetically the dog kept tossing his possum in the air and jumping, which I have never seen him do. I think he likes Daft Punk. Also, I love that people all over the country – nay, world – spent a few minutes in front of their computers dancing like idiots because of your post today.

    My weekend goes like this: tonight, cleaning and laundry. Tomorrow, a long car ride with the dog down to my brother’s in Stamford CT, where we will stay over, go into NYC tomorrow night for dinner, and then watch the Super Bowl at his place on Sunday. He demanded I make our mother’s chicken wing recipe, and I think I might also make chili.

  11. sooboo on February 2nd, 2007 7:15 pm

    My weekend will consist of making art, looking at art, grocery shopping and welcoming a new (hopefuly nicer) cat into our home. This song reminds me of listening to Loveline. They used it for their theme for awhile.

  12. jaime on February 2nd, 2007 7:40 pm

    Today was my birthday so we went to the japanese steakhouse for dinner. It was yummy. Tomorrow, I have to get up and do some cleaning because my husband is having people over to brew beer after lunch. While they’re doing that, I have the first 3 disks of season 1 of 24 to watch, and I need to talk myself into doing some homework for my grad class. Sunday, Superbowl! Which we will probably sit in our living room and watch by ourselves. And then there’s that whole laundry and groceries thing. Thank god I can still get away with only doing those once a week!

  13. Julie on February 2nd, 2007 8:46 pm

    It’s birthday season at the Boyce household… which means I have baked approximately 4 BILLION cupcakes so that both girls can not only feed their grandparents and friends, but every single person in the local school district. Next year, for certain, we invest in the Betty Crocker cake mix industry. Satudray, 11 year old daughter does wall climbing with friend, followed by pizza and sleepover with appropriate activities. 9 year old rat gets her party next weekend. Sunday we will be consumed with soccer – but hey, at least we can finally play after all the storms! And somewhere in between, a run or two for me.

    The song? Tres funkay. Godspeed to JB on his trip. As for you Sundry – well, you’ll have us to keep you company while he’s away!

  14. Staci on February 2nd, 2007 9:45 pm

    Guilty of the chicken neck thing. It was involuntary. LOVE that song. Thanks!

    Weekend plans? We had our traditional Friday night dinner for our whole family at my parents house. Not too much going on Saturday. Sunday we will have a big Superbowl/Nintendo Wii party. Have you played the Wii? Awesome! And I typically hate video games of all kinds. Wii rules!

  15. kara marie on February 2nd, 2007 11:03 pm

    Nothing super exciting here. I’m going to work on some paintings, attempt to get the house clean (these seem to make my list every weekend), and we’ll have a few friends over for the football. I’m mostly excited about the snacks. The delicious, delicious Superbowl snacks.

  16. JAB on February 2nd, 2007 11:30 pm

    Great call on saying that “Da Funk” would make listeners re-enact Night At The Roxbury! I totally just did that sitting at the computer. Crazy!

    This weekend for me will consist of starting to pack up my home since I am moving in less than 30 days, while trying to not totally ignore my 2 & 4 year old boys because my husband will be working all weekend. Fun, fun, fun!

  17. Gentry on February 3rd, 2007 12:39 am

    Damn you to hell for putting that song into my head. Journey: “Don’t Stop Believing”. (There. I just did it back to you. I dare you to get that song out of your head).

    I’m going to be trapped in 18m² this weekend at the Salon de la Lingerie. It sucks.

  18. deanna on February 3rd, 2007 3:06 am

    well its VERY early saturday morning here in nyc and im just finishing an insane night at work. i will go home to sleep and get up in time to head to nj [yes my friends, the armpit of america–no offense] to see my hockey team, THE BUFFALO SABRES, take on the nj devils. im am VERY excited about this because being from buffalo, but living in nyc, its one of the ways i truly connect to my home town. the entire western new york area is awash in sabres blue and gold because theyre AWESOME, so lots of buffalo natives/transplants always come out for the games. if im lucky, the evening will be capped off with a sabres WIN and some drinks with friends after.

    sunday means the gym and then the football game, somewhere, with someone. no official plans yet, but GO COLTS! peyton deserves a ring.

    oh yeah, and finishing my gradschool application this weekend. personal statements and resumes SUCK.

  19. Jess on February 3rd, 2007 6:48 am

    Listening to old-school jams like that can make people believe your taste in music leaves, erm, something to be desired… I should know.

    *Walks away singing something by Wilson Philips…*

    Weekend plans: Saturday- a couple loads of wash, then meeting a friend in Philly to search for the perfect 1st Valentine’s Day gift. Sunday- Being dragged to the Philadelphia Car Show and then a Superbowl party.

  20. Mika on February 3rd, 2007 10:23 am

    Going out to the mall with my mother in law today so she can do last minute shopping before heading home (to Panama). Once she is out the door, immediately turn heat down to 67 from 72 degrees and pray that my heating bill is under $500 for the month (I love my mother in law but man does she raise our heating bill when she comes for our son’s birthday). Then — Making chili and brownies for little Super Bowl get together tomorrow with the neighbors. Also the usual bill paying and junk mail sorting, etc. etc.

  21. christen on February 3rd, 2007 12:38 pm

    Wow, that takes me back to freshman year of college, getting ready to go to an 18+ club. Awesome.

    Weekend: hair cut & color today (in preparation for awesome sweet interivew on Monday! eeeeeeeeee!), resting up and taking Zicam because damn it I have a cold, and tomorrow kicking bf’s ass in a 5K (never get drunk and tell me that you “can do a 30 minute 5K because you had to in high school” and you are “so going to kick my ass and leave me in the dust” because I WILL remember, and I will sign us up for the Pacific Shoreline 5K (www.psmarathon.com) that starts at 8:30 on Super Bowl Sunday morning. He has practiced one time so this should be fun. But, now I have a cold, so he very well might beat me since I can’t breathe. Ugh.

    Then Super Bowl + free food at our favorite dive bar. Yay!

  22. Josh on February 3rd, 2007 2:30 pm

    I am trying to replace the clutch on my sentra, but it is proving more than my walnut sized brain can handle. I should never have cut off my tail, my spare brain was in there. At least I bought my self a gigantic 1/2 inch breaker bar. You can tell JB my tool is probably bigger than his.

    After an intense session of laundry I plan on going out for the rest of the weekend. I’ll be seeing how many visits I can make to the liquor store for new bottles before they realize I’ve been drunk for a day already. (so far three)

    And sweet song btw. I downloaded Better, Harder, Faster, Stronger after you mentioned it in an earlier blog. I liked it so much I ended up using it in one of my videos for YouTube. This one is also melting my face with it’s level of ass kicking. And you were right, I couldn’t stop my head from doing the coked up club rat thing.

    Oh yeah, the super bowl is this weekend. (eghh, whatev)

  23. Amie on February 3rd, 2007 2:53 pm

    I’ve always thought that was one of the best songs ever, in terms of making me “chair dance”, which I’m doing now as I listen to it.

    This weekend? Taxes, and taking my daughter to the movie theater for the first time. She’s been begging for me to take her to see Charlotte’s Web.

  24. LisaL on February 3rd, 2007 7:18 pm

    No, I canNOT stop the head-bobbing. Damn it!
    I love the toddler squat dance. My son used to do it to “I Heard It Through the Grapevine.” Yes, I inflicted my love of Motown on him at every opportunity. :)

  25. Robin on February 3rd, 2007 9:37 pm

    Ever heard of BT? Personally I’m a techno junkie, and BT is THE SHIT. Check out “Knowledge of Self”. I’m very big into funky stuff as well! I didn’t listen to your clip but does the song say “It’s the funk that makes it funky… it’s the juice that makes it juicy”? If not excuse me for being a dork! Also check out “Beautiful Things” by Andain. One of my favs. :)

  26. thejunebug on February 5th, 2007 2:51 am

    Oh I wish I could tell you about my weekend, but it would make me cry. My husband and I have been in the process of moving from Old Place to New Place. Old Place has to be vacated by Tuesday the 6th at 2pm. It needed to be painted “back to white” before that time, so my hubs and I decided that we were well-able to do this ourselves. 3 days and five gallons of paint later, we have less than 48 hours to go and we’re running in circles. Today is a last-ditch effort at salvaging the white via some miracle from Home Depot, and I hope it works.

    I’m tired, sore, cranky, and covered with latex paint, to which I am apparently allergic, judging by my hives. My husband is the worst painter in the world and knows it, and feels bad about it. Poor guy.

    Oh. And yesterday the water heater in New Place decided to dump its contents all over our hallway, foyer, dining room, and kitchen. We had to shopvac the dining room carpet, rip out the pad (we’re waiting for replacement now), mildew treat the walls, and replace the safety valve on the water heater. I am ready to just throw in the towel at this point.

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