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Book: Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

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I read all 13 of the Lemony Snicket books and I am really proud. But in all reality it wasn’t that hard because A, they were children books and B, they were really freakin’ good. The Series is about 3 kids Violet, Klaus and Sunny Bauldalaire and basically a series of unfortunate events that occur after a super tragic one. I won’t tell you but if you saw the movie you already know (really good movie surprisingly too btw)

Even though they are kids books, its really fun for adults to read too, the writing doesn’t seem at all directed to young kids, (some of the terms used I had to look up) and its just really like dark and twisted yet funny and sweet at the same time. Isn’y it crazy that it could be all those things? but it really is, thats what makes this series so great and totally worth the time to read all 13 books.


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July 22, 2008 at 4:04 pm

Music: Blonde Redhead

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Blonde Redheadis one of my favorite bands of all time, but when I play them for people it’s sort of a mixed bag. They are kind of an acquired taste. Some people love the melody of the music but can’t stand the lead singer’s (Kazu Makino) voice which is admittedly very high pitched, Or in general they don’t like their unstructured style. Often compared to early Sonic Youth, Blonde Redhead is haunting, beautiful and eccentric. Their music just sounds otherwordly.

While all their albums are really great, I think the best of the best is Misery Is A Butterfly, there is probably more stable melody in this album then any of the others but there was really wasn’t a single song on there I didn’t like, if its your first time listening to Blonde Redhead I would definitly suggest listening to Misery Is A Butterfly, Elepahant Woman, Anticipation and Equus after those slowly immerse yourself in the awesomness that is Blonde Redhead. The following video is a live version of Misery Is A Butterfly

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July 14, 2008 at 1:04 pm

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