Saturday, January 01, 2005

List Mania

Is it just me, or does 2005 have a sort of blase feel to it? I'm not getting very good vibes here.
It's the time of year for a very special event: "Nemo's 2004 in Review," a.k.a: "My Look Back at 2004 is better and shorter than all those craptabulous ones on the telly."
Top 5 Music Albums This Year
1) Franz Ferdinand - [self-titled]. Fun, quirky Scottish retro-Brit-sounding rockers in argyle jumpers. I adore this album to pieces. This passion has become slightly tainted since the band's announcement that they are re-releasing the album with eight new tracks. Those of us who bought the first release are, presumably, fuck out of luck.
2) The Killers - "Hot Fuss." Though the second half of the album is mediocre, the first half is so awesome that you won't much care.
3) Muse - "Absolution." Deliciously dark and brooding, this album is excellent from beginning to end.
4) Erasure - "Hits: The Very Best of Erasure." Okay, I think this came out in 2003, but I got it this year so it makes the list. Erasure kicks the snot out of all other 80's bands. They have sythesizers and they're not afraid to use them!
5) I don't think there's a #5. I lied.
6) Green Day - "American Idiot." Can't believe I almost forgot these guys, but they're too awesome to leave off the list.
Worst news of 2004: Bush is back for a second attack.
Best news: The next HP book is done and will be relesed in July 2005. Also, Mars Volta is coming out with a new CD in February 2005. Did anything else happen? My life is so sad.
Most amusing news: Martha Stupid got put in the slammer. Maybe she'll shut up for awhile.
Best DVD release: "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. Platnium extended edition."
I can't remember anything else.
Ya know, I usually don't make new year's resolutions, but this year I've got a whole slew of 'em:
1) Learn to crochet
2) Finish all abandoned knitting projects (I have at least 5 going right now).
3) Drink more water, and cut back further on soda.
4) Start experimenting with dying yarn at home.
5) Work on my sewing skills (they're really pathetic as of now, so this one won't be too difficult).
6) Eat more fruits and veggies (obligatory health-related resolution).
7) Acquire permanent job.
Let's see how well I keep these, yeah?

Enjoy the new year, folks!


Anonymous said...

Hmm, I felt the opposite about '05. I got good vibes about this year...well, until the whole tsunami thing. What is this, the apocalypse??
I've never heard half those cds you listed so I can't add anything to your list...except that Muse freaking rocks!! Yup, one of my favorite bands they are.
I had a really awesome New Years resolution at one point in time. It was so good, I was patting myself on the back for coming up with it. I mean, it was one of those really good, life altering ones. But then I forgot it on New Years Eve. Isn't that the saddest story you've ever heard? I thought so...
~Miss L~

Nemo said...

haha, yeah. All the earthquakes, tsunamis, and land slides and just glitches before the year really gets its groove on.
I'm going to tie you down and make you listen to my music! And you'll like it. oh, yes; you will like it.
hahaha, that was a sad story. You should go on Oprah. If you ever remember, spead the life-altering info with us poor saps, yeah?