Well, my plans for this evening are ruined

Lately I've sort of been fixated on heading to New York City. Going to a costume shop, renting a costume, and just travelling around the city doing touristy things dressed as a superhero or whatever.

One of those days where I brought in a bunch of cds to listen to, ended up listening to the wrong one first (Daybreaker - Beth Orton), and resorted to mp3s. Been trying to listen to as much Low as possible to familiarize myself with what they'll probably play at their show. I've always liked Low, just not enough to rush out and buy their albums. If they turned up used a little more, perhaps I'd be more willing.

I'm also listening to Allison Moorer and Marah, in anticipation of their free show next Tuesday. I'm not too surprised that Bruce is a big fan.

I'm in a sleepy kinda mood this week. I might be working on a design for my other site. It was one I was going to originally use here before deciding on this design. The other one is just a lot more graphics-heavy.

I've set the text up so you can now adjust the size using View / Text Size. I've been meaning to do it for sometime now. Let me know if things look wack in your browser. I know Opera makes everything a little too big for my liking, but I don't think anyone uses Opera but me. Not sure I really like the new settings (mainly the comments and Permalink links) so I might edit that shortly.

Last night, T. and I went to see My Big Fat Greek Wedding. It was quite good, and well cast. I know a lot of you are reading this and thinking, "But Kyle, you love any movie with an N-Sync member in it", which is admittedly true, but Joey was hardly in it at all, and I still liked it.

Also of note, it appears that the self-proclaimed Greatest Living American Writer, Neal Pollack, has started a weblog.

As promised, I've updated my links section. A few are new to me, but look like they could be pretty promising.

I was set to go to bed early, but happened across a documentary on TVO. Vinyl deals with people obsessed with record collection. It was filmed in Toronto, and I recognized a few of the people being interviewed. I don't know if I'd say I'm obsessed just yet, but I know I'm a little more 'avid' that average. I sure could relate to most of the people being interviewed. It helps to know that F. still has at least a hundred more cds than me. Although when he starts discussing cd collection as a replacement for female companionship, it hits a little too close to home. :)

Anyhow, it's by Alan Zweig. Check it out, it features, among many other things (including Moe Berg):

a guy who's memorized the playlist of every K-Tel record

a guy who's trying to collect every record ever made

a guy with half a million records crowded into a 2-bedroom apartment

a guy who has to rearrange his records everyday so he can get to the washroom in the middle of the night

a guy who figured out where his musical hero performed for every night during the 40 years he was on the road

a guy who took four years to systematically clean and play each of his records in alphabetical order