Tweeting All the Way to KC

August 15, 2007

I’ll be tweeting (posting to Twitter) along the way to Kansas City tomorrow whenever something funky happens/enter a state/see something awesome.

Trip details:

  • From my house in Houghton to my family house in Liberty, MO there are 790 miles
  • My car gets a low average of 35 miles per gallon
  • It will take approximately 23 gallons of gas to get down to Liberty
  • I will pass through five states: Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Missouri (in that order)
  • For about half of the trip, I will be on I-35 (more than 500 miles is on I-35)
  • Due to a lack of decent air conditioning, and my love of good mileage, I will lose approximately two pounds of water weight (I’ve measured in previous, shorter trips through not-so-hot weather), but I have plenty of bottled water to replenish that.

My Twitter account is at http://twitter.com/danakin

If only Jaiku let me post via SMS…not yet though.

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The Aurora playlist, as it stands (Song – Artist – Album):

  1. Hear You Me    Jimmy Eat World    Bleed American
  2. Next Year    Foo Fighters    There Is Nothing Left to Lose
  3. The light fantastic    Fly Paper Jet    http://music.download.com
  4. Your Name    Ozma    Spending Time on the Borderline
  5. Grey Lines    exit the ordinary    http://music.download.com
  6. Curve in the Old 1-9    Ozma    Spending Time on the Borderline
  7. If You Don’t, Don’t    Jimmy Eat World    Bleed American
  8. Sodium Pentothal    The Mayflies USA    http://music.download.com
  9. Breath in Breath out    exit the ordinary   
  10. Continental Drift (Flight Of The Bootymadmoiselle)    Ozma    The Doubble Donkey Disc
  11. Down with your Heart    exit the ordinary   
  12. In Your Arms    ASHES    http://music.download.com
  13. Everlong    Foo Fighters    The Colour And The Shape
  14. Come Home Andrea    Ozma    Spending Time on the Borderline
  15. Headwires    Foo Fighters    There Is Nothing Left to Lose
  16. Inside    One Day Less    http://music.download.com
  17. What You’ve Done    exit the ordinary    http://music.download.com
  18. Awake    One Day Less    http://music.download.com
  19. Hey, Johnny Park!    Foo Fighters    The Colour And The Shape
  20. Those Days You Felt Alive    Spitalfield    Remember Right Now
  21. Easy in Threes    exit the ordinary   
  22. Walking After You    Foo Fighters    The Colour And The Shape
  23. Restart    Ozma    Spending Time on the Borderline
  24. Learn To Fly    Foo Fighters    The Colour And The Shape
  25. Five Days and Counting    Spitalfield    Remember Right Now
  26. Tired Of You    Foo Fighters    One By One
  27. I Love the Way She Said LA    Spitalfield    Remember Right Now
  28. Wake Up    Ozma    Spending Time on the Borderline
  29. Main Street    ASHES    http://music.download.com
  30. Aurora    Foo Fighters    There Is Nothing Left to Lose
  31. She is perfect    the pillows   
  32. Light Years Will Burn    Ozma    Spending Time on the Borderline

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Exit the Ordinary

August 15, 2007

Between the two songs Down with Your Heart and Grey Lines, and to a much much greater extent Easy in Threes, I am trying to track down all of my ETO songs (from when they were cool and had stuff online for free, still a cool band).

Those three songs go on my First UP Whiteout Driving Back from Thanksgiving with Bakke & The Aurora and Snow Make the Night so Freakin Memorable and Quiet playlist. Yes, I actually have a playlist for that on my iPod. No, it is not called that; it is called simply Aurora.

Listening to ETO right now online (just streaming from a random site). I love how simple they are. It sounds like a dime a dozen band for a split second, and then something else I cannot place my finger on to emerges. Perhaps it is the simple, seemingly under-produced rock that has disappeared from mainstream culture. Not sure.

I’m posting the Aurora soundtrack up here and on iTunes/Ruckus sometime soonish. For now, sleep/songwriting. I’ve got a final presentation in about 9 hours that counts for approximately 20% of my grade on Japanese reversion to the sword after mastering the gun. Fascinating stuff, and it lets me show Star Wars in class (truly, it is relevant).

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