I was reminded this evening that it’s been an awfully long time between posts, but rest assured, it’s not that I am wallowing in sadness, it’s more that I am crazy busy during these last few weeks of the term. I actually had a few things I wanted to write about and will really and truly get to them this week. Or next. Well, I will definitely get the annual Holiday Song post up soon because, let’s face it, that will be pretty stale if it waits much longer. The one about the smartphone as the extension of the self and the one about Law & Order UK and a couple of others will be gotten to as time permits, thanks for your patience.
I did just want to say that I received a present of an iTunes gift card for the holidays and have finally picked up the Deftones’ new(ish) record, Diamond Eyes. I know, I know, and I call myself a Deftones fan. I just kept thinking it would go on sale for $3.99 and then when it didn’t, I couldn’t justify buying music without a real income. Anyway, the point I wanted to make is that it is enough like the last album, Saturday Night Wrist, that I find it excruciating to listen to. If you remember my 2006, you may understand why that is. If you don’t, I discovered that I posted four posts about the Deftones in a two week span back then, but I’ll save you from having to rehash by not linking to them. Anyway, it is a wonderful record, but I may have to give it a rest for the sake of my own sanity. The title of the previous album was never explained, but as I write this on a Saturday night trying to banish thoughts of the past back to where they belong, I sort of have a good idea. Luckily, the present is pretty distracting.
Title is the first line from Diamond Eyes that stuck in my head after many listens.