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13 April 2010 @ 12:14 pm
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After listening to everyone's suggestions, if i were to get about 80% of the stuff i'm interested in from the Amazon anime sale it would total up to about $400. Yikes!

On the other hand, i did taxes sunday night, and my net "profit" on those is $800. So i _could_ get the anime and have $400 left over. I'm not sure if that would be wise or not.

In other news, Wumpskate was pretty good last night, but with some downsides. This is the second time i've been there recently where there were no Doomie tacos or free snacks and instead they were selling the usual concession stuff. I suspect that the rink cracked down on the selling/providing of outside food there =/ At least they've finished the remodeling though. It looks like they sanded and re-varnished the skating rink, which was nice.

I wasn't especially happy with the guest DJ they had for the first half. Although he did play a rather amusing mash-up of some Lady Gaga song and that "Enter Night" Metallica song. I got happier when Xian took over, then less happy when _twice_ she started playing some music i really liked and then immediately told everyone to start skating in the other direction =P

I tried to record my skating on the CardioTrainer app, but i've gotten too used to it automatically pausing itself when i'm doing outdoor skating, so i kept forgetting to pause it when stopped skating and to unpause it when i started skating again. I have no idea if i ended up losing more time than i gained or what, but the final total came out to 2:58:11, with 1013 calories burned.

Oh yeah, and this morning i picked up the latest book in David Weber's "Safehold" series from Audible. I know that 99% of everyone else ranges from apathy to antipathy on that series, but it makes _me_ happy :) (Now i just need to finish listening to Vernor Vinge's "A Deepness in the Sky.")
受け継がれる意志doctorskuld on April 13th, 2010 09:17 pm (UTC)
Although he did play a rather amusing mash-up of some Lady Gaga song and that "Enter Night" Metallica song.

Your amazing music knowledge is now showcased by "some Lady Gaga song" (points for knowing who she is at least?) and knowing that "Enter Sandman" is a Metallica song. :p Which rock did you crawl out from? XD

How is Wumpskate, by the way? I've been meaning to go, but I'm hesitant because I hate goth music (goth-metal, goth-industrial, goth-anything).
DonAithnendonaithnen on April 13th, 2010 11:13 pm (UTC)
I don't do names =P

Going through the two CDs-worth of mp3s i've got, i _think_ it was "Telephone."

Wumpskate is awesome! However if you don't like goth-anything it would seem to be rather problematical for you. Although there actually was a fair bit of EBM/Electro/Synthpop stuff this time.
受け継がれる意志: Skuld :{themisfitdragon}:doctorskuld on April 13th, 2010 11:19 pm (UTC)
I am trying to put together a Telephone/Enter Sandman mashup in my head, and I can't really get it to fit. D: Maybe I'll have to find a sample on YouTube or something. *scratches head*

I think my distaste for goth-anything is basically the only thing keeping me from Wumpskate. If they had like, WeHo gay/club nights or something, that would be SO MUCH BETTER because I would love to skate to Lady Gaga and Kesha and whatever else is currently hot in the club remix scene.

Eeeh, I think I prefer my electronica closer to hip-hop unfortunately, because I am definitely not into EBM. :( Aw, where's the skating night for non-goth-fags like me?
DonAithnendonaithnen on April 14th, 2010 03:12 am (UTC)
I wasn't too happy with that part of their music selection either. I generally prefer my electronica type stuff closer to techno (especially the "happy hardcore" type.)

For Wumpskate i generally prefer it if they play something closer to the stuff they play a lot of at Ruin: Ladytron, Jem, Covenant, Shiny Toy Guns, Sphongle, The Knife, Corvus Corax, Collide, etc. I'm not sure what most of it falls under. The description they usually include in the emails is "Darkwave, Trip Hop, Dark Indie, Dark 80's, Tribal, World Fusion, Ethereal, NeoClassical, Synthpop, Downtempo, Goth and Avant Garde."

Also i'm not sure if this is the exact Lady Gaga/Metallica mashup they played at Wumpskate, but it's certainly fairly close.
Ambermaggiedacatt on April 13th, 2010 09:20 pm (UTC)
"that 'Enter Night' Metallica song"


"Enter Sandman."
DonAithnendonaithnen on April 13th, 2010 11:16 pm (UTC)
I would say that you should count yourself lucky that i managed to remember any of the lyrics at all (given that the mash-up only used the tune,) except that it's not like it would have mattered to you if i hadn't been able to identify it any more accurately than "some Metallica song" or possibly "some song by that popular metal band" :)