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D!

I really couldn’t care less what D is for, because I’m going to the Police concert (guest starring Elvis Costello and the Imposters) for my birthday in July!

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Morrison, cont’d.

Well, I’m off to Reno tonight. See you in 1100 miles!

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My favorite things.

I am constantly asked what kind of music I like. And I despise it. So, I made a very comprehensive list of the bands or performers that make me very happy.

Okay, we’re doing this alphabetically.

A
AA Bondy
A.B. O’Neill
ACDC
Adam and the Ants
Aerosmith
a-ha
Air
Alamo Race
Alanis Morissette
The Album Leaf
Alexi Murdoch
Allison Kraus
America
Amos Lee
A.M. Sixty
Amy Winehouse
Anathallo
…And you will Know Them by the Trail of Dead…
Andrew Bird
Ani DiFranco
Anna Nalick
Annie
Annie Lennox
Anthony Stewart Head
Anya Marina
Aqualung
As Tall as Lions
Ash
Au Revoir Simone

B
Badly Drawn Boy
Bang Sugar Bang
Barenaked Ladies
BC Camplight
Bears
Beatles
Beck
Bedouin Soundclash
Bedroom Walls
Beethoven
Beirut
Belanova
Belle & Sebastian
Ben Charest
Ben Kweller
Ben Lee
Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys
Billie Holiday
Bill Ricchini
Bill Withers
Billy Joel
The Bird and the Bee
Bitter Sweet
Black Eyed Peas
The Black Keys
Blondie
Blue-Eyed Son
Blue October
Blue Oyster Cult
Bob Dylan
Bon Jovi
The Boomtown Rats
Bow Wow Wow
The Boy Least Likely To
Brett Dennen
The Broken West
Bryan Adams
Bush
The Byrds

C
Cake
Camera Obscura
Candi Staton
The Cardigans
The Cars
The Castaways
Catie Curtis
Cat Stevens
The Champs
Cheap Trick
Chopin
Chris Isaak
The Clash
Coburn
Collective Soul
The Coral Sea
Correatown
Count Basie Orchestra
Cowboy Racer
The Cranberries
Coldplay
Coralie Clement
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
Crowded House
The Cure
Cursive

D
Damien Rice
The Dandy Warhols
Daniel Lanois
The Darkness
Dave Matthews Band
David Bowie
David Gray
David Hopkins
The Decemberists
Dee
Def Leppard
The Delgados
Devo
Dick Dale
Diplo
The Ditty Bops
The Dixie Cups
Don McLean
Dressy Bessy
Dustin O’Halloran

E
Earth, Wind and Fire
Edith Piaf
Ella Fitzgerald
Elvis Costello
Elvis Presley
Elwood
Emitt Rhodes
Eric Clapton
Esthero
Etta James
Eurythmics
Eva Cassidy
The Exciters

F
The Faces
The Fall
Feist
A Fine Frenzy
Fionn Regan
The 5.6.7.8’s
Fleetwood Mac
Fontella Bass
The Format
The Foundations
The Four Seasons
The Four Tops
Foy Vance
Francois Breut
Frank Sinatra
The Fratellis
The Free Design
Friend and Lover
Funeral for a Friend
The Futureheads

G
Gabin
Gabriel Yared
Gang of Four
Gene Clark
George Michael
The Getaway People
Get Set Go
Gillian Welch
Gin Blossoms
Gnarls Barkley
Goldfrapp
Gomez
Gordon Lightfoot
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Grand Funk Railroad
Great Big Sea
Greenskeepers
Greg Brown

H
Handel
The Hereafter
Holidays on Ice
Horrorpops

I
I’m from Barcelona
Inara George
Ingrid Michaelson
Interpol
Imogen Heap
Iron and Wine

J
Jack White
James Brown
James Morrison
Jamie Lidell
The Jealous Girlfriends
Jefferson Airplane
Jem
Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins
Jesus Jackson
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Jim Noir
Joan Jett
Joe Purdy
John Cale
John Cougar Mellencamp
John Denver
John Lee Hooker
John Legend
John Lennon
Johnny Cash
Joni Mitchell
Josh Rouse
Joshua James
Joshua Radin
Joy Zipper

K
Kate Earl
Kate Walsh
Kathleen Edwards
Keren Ann
Kieth Jarrett
KIngs of Leon
The Kooks
Koop

L
Landon Pigg
The Last Town Chorus
Lay Low
Leeroy Stagger
The Libertines
Lily Allen
Lily Frost
Lindsey Buckingham
Lisa Stansfield
Louis Armstrong
Lou Reed
Luke Doucet

M
Macy Gray
Mammas and the Pappas
Marie Digby
Mark Joseph
Mark Mothersbaugh
The Marvelettes
Marvin Gaye
The Mary Onettes
Mat Kearney
Merrick
Metrick
Miles Davis
Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels
Modest Mouse
Monotypes
Moonbabies
Muse
The Mutato Muzika Orchestra

N
Nancy Wilson
Nat King Cole
Nellie McKay
New Order
The New Pornographers
Nick Drake
Nico
Nouvelle Vague

O
The OAOTs
Of Montreal
OK Go
Orson
Outkast

P
Paolo Nutini
Patrick Watson
Patrick Wolf
Patty Griffin
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Paul Simon
Peter Bjorn and John
Phish
The Pigeon Detectives
Pinback
The Pipettes
Plain White T’s
Procol Harum

Q
Queen

R
Rachael Yamagata
Rachel Portman
The Radio Dept.
Radiohead
The Ramones
Randy Edelman
The Rascals
Ray Charles
The Reddmen
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Reeltime Travelers
Regina Spektor
R.E.M.
Rilo Kiley
The Rivieras
Robbie Williams
Rod Stewart
Roisin Murphy
Rolling Stones
Ross Copperman
Ruckus
Rufus Wainwright
Ryan Adams

S
Sacred Harp Singers at Liberty Church
Sam Winch
Seal
The Second Band
Shake Your Peace
Sia
Simon and Garfunkel
Siouxie and the Banshees
Skye Sweetnam
Slightly Drawn
Smashing Pumpkins
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Sonny Boy Williamson
Son Volt
Squarepusher
Starland Vocal Band
Stereophonics
Steve Miller Band
The Strokes
Stuart Duncan & Dirk Powell
St. Vincent
Sufjan Stevens
Superbus
The Supremes
Susanna and the Magical Orchestra

T
Taylor Hicks
The Temptations
Them
The Thermals
Three Dog Night
Tim Eriksen
Tom Petty
Tori Amos
Travis
Trevor Jones
T Rex

U
U2
Ulrich Schnauss
Urbs
Ursula 1000

V
Van Morrison
Vassy
Vega 4
Velvet Underground
The Vines
The Vogues
Voxtrot

W
The W2’s
Washington Phillips
Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders
The Weather Machines
The Weepies
The Whitest Boy Alive
The Who
Wilco
Wild Sweet Orange
Windsor for the Derby

Y
Yaz
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Ysaye Quartet

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Morrison!

I will be going to the Van Morrison concert in Reno for Christmas.

I’M SO EXCITED!

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I yearn for yarn.

 

Dear Santa,

I thought I would make your Christmas shopping a bit easier. Here is an extensive, specific Christmas list. It is in no way all-inclusive (or vice-versa, for that matter), but I thought it would, if anything, get you started on the right track. I’ve been working on it for months.

Oh, and I’ve been very good all year, bla, bla, bla.

1. A Citizen folding bike in yellow. If only I had this bike, I could stop spending thirty-freaking-dollars a week on gas. And it could fit in my trunk, so when I move, I wouldn’t have to install a bike rack to bring it with me. And yeah, it is kind of ugly, but the rest of the folding bikes are ridiculously expensive. I’m thinking of you here.

1 1/2. My So Called Life (the complete series) on DVD. This is probably one of the best television shows in the history of mankind.

1 3/4. A Sephora Blockbuster Pallet. It’s AMAZING. And only $48.

2. Here is the entire (well, almost) list of yarn I would need to complete my ravelry queue, including prices.

Wow, that took forever. I hope you appreciate the hours I put into that.

3. Books! After some consideration, I decided to organize these by genre.

  1. Fiction

2. Non-fiction; miscellaneous

3. Non-fiction; craft

That’s it for now, Santa. I’ll send you an updated list soon.

Love,

Mel

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