April 29, 2007

Strange, but sincere, offer.

Does anyone want the CD "Plans" by Death Cab For Cutie? It's good, and I kind of have no use for it. Let me explain.

I recently became aware that I desperately needed to buy the album so that I'd have a copy of "I Will Follow You Into The Dark", which is SO SO SO PRETTY. I was on the verge of getting it through the iTunes Music Store, when I realized that I'd never actually acted like any kind of decent fan and bought anything from DCFC or their small nifty record label Barsuk Records. So I decided it was high time I did so, and spent slightly more than the iTunes price in order to a) cheer on the underdog b) receive an exciting package in the mail and c) also buy a shirt with some weird thing on it, in this case a neat rowboat.

But, of course, right now I don't have a stereo system except for my computer. It's the only CD-spinning device in my possession, and the first thing I did when I got the album was to copy it onto my hard drive. And hard drives crash and people lose 20 gigs of music and kick themselves for getting rid of their CDs, so it's not like I have any objection to keeping it. But it just seems sad that it's brand-new and really good and going to sit here not getting played ever at all, even once. So if you can give it a good home you should do so.

I kind of can't stop listening to "Where Soul Meets Body". It, too, is SO SO SO PRETTY.

Posted by dianna at April 29, 2007 10:00 PM

I am ok for CDs, thanks, but I will address the hard drive thing. There's a non profit in Berkeley called Mozy (mozy.com) who will backup up to one gig of your hard drive for free, remotely. Mine backs up whenever my computer is idle. Right after I got it my laptop expired completely, too, so I would have lost a year of fiction writing and professional writing and resumes and letters and all that stuff had Mozy not come to my rescue. Anyway. It's worth checking out if you have under a gig of stuff you need to back up.

Posted by: didofoot at April 30, 2007 08:31 AM

p.s. although if you do actually have 20 gigs of music, this won't help you. you could always backup just the death cab albums though, I guess. =)

Posted by: didofoot at April 30, 2007 08:32 AM

That's a phenomenal service. I want.

I don't think I'd use it for music, though. I'd probably back up email messages and pictures and yes, resumes and whatnot, which (as I've previously discovered) cannot usually be re-acquired even for the amount of money it would take to replace quite a lot of music.

Why -- how -- how can someone afford to hand out gigs of storage space for free, anyway?

Posted by: Dianna at April 30, 2007 09:34 AM

man, i love that song and will totally take it off your hands. but are you selling it or offering it? because how much would you ask for it? technically, if i wasn't so lazy, i could just download the whole cd for free. or just put it on my hard drive and give it back to you.

Posted by: michele at April 30, 2007 10:51 AM

I am offering it for free, because I am feeling magnanimous and/or have a sneaky agenda to make everyone listen to it. I will now plan to give it to you on Saturday.

Posted by: Dianna at April 30, 2007 11:19 AM

Happy belated birthday. I was listening to the radio when Corey Flintoff announced that it was Children's Day in Japan, and I thought, "Children's Day in Japan?! That means only one thing!" I attempted to comment yesterday (ie, on time) but the cementhorizon comment mediator was disabled. Happy! Happy!

Posted by: hchristianblood at May 1, 2007 11:06 AM

Actually, you're early for my birthday. Wikipedia informs me that yesterday was Children's Day in Mexico, while next Saturday is Children's Day in Japan. And the rest of the world celebrates it at a range of times covering every month except February, with a slight preference for June 1st.

Thank you! In your honor, I will strenuously avoid having anything that might be considered, or mistaken for, fun.

Posted by: Dianna at May 1, 2007 11:21 AM

Was Corey Flintoff wrong about something? This shakes my confidence about repeating things I gain in my groggy morning news listening.

Posted by: katie at May 1, 2007 07:59 PM

Who the hell is Corey Flintoff?

Posted by: Dianna at May 1, 2007 09:16 PM

What a fair question to ask on your own blog.

I'm Corey Flintoff. I'm Korva Coleman. I'm Lakshmi Singh.

He's one of the NPR news correspondents whose names are really fun to say. Yes, yes, I'm a bourgeois fuck and I love NPR. NPR also has a Claudio Sanchez, which is only fun because -- don't ask me how I know this -- that's also the name of the singer from Coheed & Cambria, and I really like imagining him singing some news in that incredibly high-pitched voice of his.

Posted by: katie at May 2, 2007 12:23 AM