Tuesday, December 11

The CDP's Top 20 Albums Of 2007 - 20-16.

CDP Top 20 Of 2007.

Here we are again, kids. The CDP's choices for the Top 20 albums of 2007. As always, the list is compiled only of albums that I have purchased and were released in 2007. I am not a music critic, I am a music fan, and the list is personal preference and opinion only; not a chance to boast my hipster cred. Ready? Let's do this.

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20. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
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19. Nightmare Of You - Bang!
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18. Ozma - Pasedena
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17. Tullycraft - Every Scene Needs A Center
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16. Enon - Grass Geysers...Carbon Clouds
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TOMORROW: #15-11.

Comments:
Do you ever sleep?
 
I think the only two albums I bought that acually came out this year are FWN by Arctic Monkeys, and In Rainbows Radiohead. Both pleased me immensely.

And I gotta say, Intervention is fan-bloody-tastic.
 
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3-5 inches of snow/ice today. Blegh.
 
Yeah, the ice is already here. Been going all night and will continue all day. Fortunately I ride the bus to/from work and they are still running -- therefore, no driving stress to me.

TheCDP should sign up for as an Amazon Affiliate:
http://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/join

Then you could link the CD to Amazon and, if someone linked the link and bought the CD, The CDP would get a little bit of money.
 
I like Mike's idea. Or any site that offers a little preview, so we can see if the albums are even remotely close to our tastes. (ie. If the CDP is crazy or not.) I only know Enon from the list today. Love their song Kanon (Canon?).
 
3-5 inches of snow/ice today. Blegh.

Could be worse...could be 12 inches of Snow.

A licky boom boom down, Informer!

Sorry...meanwhile, I'm wearing slacks and a short sleev polo at work today.
 
Affiliate, eh? That is a good idea. I'm all for it, but the CDP is a weirdo and more or less rejects any ideas that could potentially make him money. We'll see if he bites on this one.
 
JT...WHY?????
Informer. Ugh.

Feels like summer where I am. Mid-80s and sunny. We'll be wearing shorts while putting up lights on the house tonight. A little snow would actaully be welcome - it's proving very difficult to get into the Christmas spirit this year.
 
Damn Floridians and your eternal summer!

The CDP is sick today, so I doubt he'll be around much. He's got the tummy squabbles, due to his undying love for sub sandwiches. Will he ever learn?

I forgot...he doesn't do business with Amazon, courtesy of them ruining Christmas 2001. But that's a story for another time. :)
 
I decided not to risk my life by driving downtown today. At first I felt guilty, but now I'm quite happy as I watch the snow coming down. I get to watch Scrooged and knit. I couldn't ask for a better day.

I have not heard of a single one of those bands.
 
I think you'll have heard of more as the countdown continues.

I'm hoping it slows down towards 4:30, because otherwise it's going to be a looooong drive home. Strangely enough, though, my Cooper handles quite admirably in the snow.
 
I forgot...he doesn't do business with Amazon, courtesy of them ruining Christmas 2001. But that's a story for another time. :)

He's so indy.

What he should think about is that it's actually taking money away from Amazon -- their price doesn't change, but they give you a little bit from their profit. So instead of that money filling their fat pockets, they could be filling his (or yours, Hathery).

But then he'll say that he's encouraging people to buy from the Grinch That Ruined Christmas and be gone.

And, if he made so much that he could quiet his day job, he'd have to get his own vending machine for an egg salad sandwich. That wouldn't be good, either.
 
Mike, darling, I'm 100% with you. If I had my way, I'd rope him into every money-making opportunity I could, because I'm very very sleazy that way. Darn CDP and his focus on quality content--he never lets me rope him into anything!
 
Hey everybody. I'm out of commission today with a stomach virus, so I'm more or less removed from communication.

The reason for the bare-bones Top 20 is because I needed to catch up on a few things, and the mix-tape wrap-up sort of burned me out on reviewing things for awhile. I want to let the albums speak for themselves and return next week with some fantastic year-end stuff.

Now, onto your comments:

IRRITABLE MALE - Nope! This blog is my rest.

CARROT - I told you it would be amazing! Glad you're enjoying it!

HOSS/HATHERY/DOM - We've been through this before with Google AdSense. If just one person thinks that I'm talking about Amazon-sold products solely because I'm trying to profit from advertising (instead of merely talking about whatever I want), then I'm off the artistic roll-call, and everything I do and say will be questioned from here on out, either by my detractors or myself.

I can't do it right now, and the profit generated honestly isn't enough for me to put the work in. I extremely appreciate and respect people looking out for ways to support the CDP in any way possible, but this is just one of those things that never sat right with me. I've done it three times in the past, only to pull the plug at the last minute. I simply cannot bring myself to do it.

JT - I had the Snow cassette tape!

MAUS - I hear you. At the end of the day, it's almost not Christmas without a little snow.

JULIA - As it would turn out, I ended up staying home, too. I'm not knitting though; just watching SportsCenter and chugging Pepto Bismol.

Whew! Thanks for keeping the comments busy in my absence.
 
THE GOOD PART:


I stepped outside today, fully prepared to be dissapointed yet another day, but lo and behold I spotted two brown wrapped packages that looked suspiciously not like porn. My books had finally arrived.

They came bundled with other letters, package and, coincidentally, another book order from 2001 Christmas Grinch. I brought all these things to the table and quickly unwrapped them all. It was a glorious site of stacked books and christmas cards.


THE BAD PART:


I was perusing through my personalized copy, skipping the death threats at the front and reading the warm thank you in the back. When suddenly my daughter, like a moth to a flame, spotted the attractive nuisance that bubble wrap envelopes provide and tipped my coffee over in a handsy grab for popping bliss. A black tide (once you go black, you'll never drink crap) surged across the table. There was little I could do. No napkins handy. Not knowing what else to do I started throwing books across the room in a desperate effort to save my treasures. My daughter took her prize away happy, uncaring at the damage caused. I couldn't blame her. C'mon, it was bubble wrap.


THE AFTERMATH:


I managed to get paper towels in action and tallied my losses.
My new Richard Matheson book stained. Three Christmas cards and a phone bill damaged. My Son's letter to Santa and Letter 'D' booklet ruined. I nervously checked over my new, white, extremely white, (seriously, the thing's are fragile) easily sullied copies of 65 Poor Life Decisions and found them completely untouched. Sweet.
 
Awesome, I'm glad you got them! Sorry about all that other mail, though. Let's face it, that's the price they pay when they travel with 65 Poor Life Decisions.

My OCD dictated that the book be as crisp and clean looking as possible...with the notion that a child ruined it with a red crayon. That child being me, of course.

I bet Moe Greene got his today, too. I sent yours both out at the same time.
 
My OCD dictated that the book be as crisp and clean looking as possible...with the notion that a child ruined it with a red crayon.


There is no better example of entropy than a child at play.
 
You can ship your daughter to our house. We have a whole office full of bubble wrap she can play with.
 
I bet you'd let her jump on the couch too.
 
Sure, I do it all the time!






/Worst future parent ever.
 
We let the cats jump on the couch.
 
I'll send Little Hoss over too. You will no longer have piles of stuff laying all over your house. Instead everything will turn into one large pile.

She's a very energetic child. We try to explain that to people and they say, "Oh, they always are at that age." Then they see her in action and say, "Wow! She never stops."

Ironically, she's not even close to ADD, because if she gets idea in her head, nothing will stop her until it's completed.

Little Hoss is absolutely amazing and I love her to pieces.
 
HOSS- We'll set up a playdate, there's an abandoned house down the street that needs to be demolished.
 
We try to explain that to people and they say, "Oh, they always are at that age."

Other people always know your child better than you do.
 
HOSS- We'll set up a playdate, there's an abandoned house down the street that needs to be demolished.

I'll send Melissa along. She's super-energetic because of the holidays, and I'm putting in stupid long hours because of the holidays.

Don't expect her to chaperone, you need to watch her just as closely as the kids.
 
...and I'm assuming that's exactly why she's so awesome.
 
I'm the exact opposite. You need to poke me with a stick sometimes to make sure I'm still breathing.
 
Sorry about that. Video Chat is open now, and will be for about an hour.
 

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