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Like a Rhinestone Cowboy 
9th-Sep-2008 08:49 pm
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Listening to Meet Glen Campbell. Campbell is best known for "Rhinestone Cowboy" but this most recent album is his attempt at Johnny Cash's America IV.  The tracks are: "Sing" (Travis), "Walls" & "Angel Dream" (Tom Petty), "Times Like These" (Foo Fighters), "Sadly Beautiful" (Replacements), "All i Want Is You" (U2), "Jesus" (Velvet Underground), "Grow Old With Me" (John Lennon), and "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" (Green Day). i like it but i read some reviews that said the Green Day song was soulless, eh, i disagree.  Also "Sadly Beautiful" is great (both versions).

Got the new Nada Surf, too. Another solid indie record...I should put the last few albums on shuffle and watch it storm some day. i somehow bought two of these, now i have to return one.

On the UPS front...I learned two things this week.
     1) i got my Panel Interview Review back today. All "strengths" but one "acceptable" and one "needs work" with the comment "(Use of appropriate language, no slang or jargon, no cursing.)"  i didn't curse so i must have used jargon; go figure, at a company that uses anagrams for everything that when describing previous incidents where i had to make judgment calls someone from outside of UPS would think i was using jargon.
     2) All new part-time supervisors start about the same or maybe even higher than what i make right now. And there are numerous PT sups threatening to quit so they're getting money too.  But being semi-reliable, doing your job and just dealing with the shit and not complaining gets you nothing. Even when i go above and beyond, running packages out after the shift.

Still nothing else on the job front. Here is the current debate: mid/late November starts peak hours and i would make more money at UPS than anywhere else, but what until then, just deal with it?  Or should i get a job at Wawa or Best Buy and cut back my hours or quit a few weeks later. If i get the job by mid-September, i could easily get two months in before, then it does make me look like such a prick.

Rodgers era has started...and they looked good more than bad.

Aquabats are coming to Philly but i will be in AZ.

At the library yesterday and was reading parts of William Shatner’s autobiography; it’s interesting, think i will read it if i remember.

i was reading a friend’s post the other day about how miserable she was out in a new town. That has always been my fear about moving too. If she reads this we can always talk.
Have to go in early tomorrow, should get to bed.

i’m going to start simulcasting this on myspace & lj.

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The return of...LYRICS:

Nada Surf “Weightless”

Outside just killing time and making noise
And outside the daylight comes, the daylight goes and weightless
Affairs that weigh less always make no stairways just stairs, goes nowhere
That is a dream it is what it seems

Climbing from over stimulated states to hearing
Cold radio and licenses plates but don’t dream,
That is a dream it is what it seems

Behind every desire
is another one
waiting to be liberated
when the first ones sated


Water skiing, the waters hot, the waters soft
You act nice, a black birthday card i threw it away
Correct life, is like eating steel or flying a plane
It’s too bright, it’s too bright

Climbing from over stimulated states to hearing
Cold radio and licenses plates but don’t dream,
That is a dream it is what it seems
That is a dream it is what it seems

Why do black hats hide behind each others backs all the time?
Behind every desire
is another one
waiting to be liberated
when the first ones sated

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Nada Surf “Are You Lightning?”

And so we meet and there are sparks,
It’s gold it's new and free from sharks,
Your house is big it seems so clean,
Your cleaning lady comes and we're discreet.

Are you lightning?
'Cause I'm waiting.
What's the timing?
I'm not playing.

And so i act like I'm 21,
Wide eyed and drifting unto sun,
Pay back is here my legs are numb,
I'm back, it's square one feeling dumb.

The sweet things,
When do they come?
Have i gone deaf?
What's the song?
Are you lightning?
'Cause I'm waiting,
This is frightening,
I'm not playing.

I see you in my sheets, i see you in my sleep,
I see you through the mirror
You sing we're not to steal.

The only thing I'm scared of is the secret that you keep,
I know where you are, i dunno where you are.
Don't make the other wonder the others might sting,
Tell me what you're thinking,
Do not let me twist.
Just look at the size of you.

I see you in my sheets, i see you in my sleep,
I see you with something that's funny i hear you i almost weep,

I see you from my steps, you're walking up my street,
But just look at the size of you.

I see you in my sheets, i see you in my sleep,
I see you from my steps you're walking up my street.

And just look at the size of you,
The sun shine on and on...
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