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52 Albums or Burn!

A new year is a good time to start doing new things, so I decided to set in motion a rather ambitious project. It’s somewhat inspired by Jason Kottke‘s 52 magazines or bust-project where he has got the bright idea to read a new magazine every week for a variety of reasons.

I quote:

1) I’m hoping magazines will be a welcome change from books and weblogs, 2) I want to explore some new subjects/viewpoints, and 3) why the hell not?

Looks like same reasons to me. But I’m more interested in music than in magazines, so I decided to explore the huge universe of music instead. I’ll pick up a new album every Friday for the rest of 2004. Including today. I went for something semi-safe not to overdo it at the first go. So I picked up something I’d heard of, Jim Stärk. It’s had two spins in my CD player so far tonight, and so far it’s Minor Majority, only even more quiet. Great for lazy days in the hammock. I realized that I’ve heard a couple of the songs on the radio. So far it doesn’t sound like this is my new favourite album. I could probably write a lot about this, but I don’t think I’ll do that until I’ve listened to it some more. Maybe it grows on me.

To have some real fun with this project, I need your help. Do you have a favourite band no one has heard of? Or is it some main stream music I don’t think I like that I’ll love? Maybe you even have a band yourself? Please drop a comment. It doesn’t matter if I have to order it from a web shop in Guatemala. As long as they take Visa. And now I can buy stuff like Stacie Orrico and blame it on this project. Sweet! I would’ve talked to a doctor about that thing in your face, Stacie.

And now for something completely different.

I called someone in Bergen about a job today. You could call it an unofficial phone interview, and I think it went reasonably well. They wanted me to send them my college and university diplomas, and they would call me back on monday for a longer chat. Let’s hope I hear something. Bad thing about this job: It’s in Bergen, which is not Oslo, and I hardly know anyone there. Good things: Semi-secure and more money. But there is no reason to ponder now.

Tomorrow: Throw away the to huge collection of empty glass bottles and tin cans that are piling up under the sink, yeah, I still recycle, try to find the hidden gym at NRK and do my best to get some good seats for next weekends screening of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Good luck with that. Then bug someone if I feel like it.

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