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Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Tuesday, April 5th. My ex-girlfriend’s birthday. In 8 days, it will be my first ex-girlfriend’s birthday. In 10, it will be my brother’s. It’s generally not a good idea for one born under Scorpio, such as myself, to consort with those born under Aries. Fire and water, it just doesn’t mix. Today is also the day that COC’s new record dropped. In the Arms of God. As soon as I could, I stole away from work to grab it and played it for the rest of my lunch hour, just to get a feel for it. I saw them perform some of these songs live and was looking forward to hearing the rest. COC isn’t one of those bands that you can listen to one of their records the first time and get it. They’re an acquired taste, something appreciated on a deeper level with each successive listen. They’re not even a band that can be condensed. You can’t give someone just one song, or even a few songs, and make an instant fan. The music needs to seep in. And that takes time. So on I listen…

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