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Second Month Ninth Day Tenth Year

Posted in Art, Belleville, Events, Friends, School, Stuff with tags , , , on February 11, 2010 by Jeremy

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February 9.  It’s a pretty random day, but exactly three years ago, I gave it significance; I gave it a life.

February 9, 2007.  Freshman year in high school.  Art class.  Free period.  But what was this dork doing?  Making a card.  That whole week, we had to create cards for some organization, and I decided to take it up a notch that day with a pop-up card.  Everything in it was pretty random, especially the “Happy February 9, 2007 Day!” greeting in front.  I then passed the card around, asking people to sign the back, to show generations to come that they were indeed alive on February 9, 2007.

I planned to celebrate it the following years, but I always forgot about it.   Until this year!  This year, I planned to make another card to pass around, asking people to sign it, but alas, I failed.  Instead, Sarah and I did the CD exchange, and her CD I now present to you.

It’s mere coincidence that we used practically the same color scheme.  How hard it must have been to cut all that construction paper!

Thanks a lot, Sarah!  I enjoyed the CD very much.

Track listing:

  1. Move You – Anya Marina
  2. Clean and Sober – Anya Marina
  3. Daniel – Bat for Lashes
  4. Prescilla – Bat for Lashes
  5. What’s a Girl to Do? – Bat for Lashes
  6. Horse and I – Bat for Lashes
  7. Pearl’s Dream – Bat for Lashes
  8. Pandora (for Cindy) – Cocteau Twins
  9. Cassius – Foals
  10. Electric Bloom – Foals
  11. Olympic Airways – Foals
  12. Two Steps, Twice – Foals
  13. Balloons – Foals
  14. Blindness – Metric
  15. Front Row – Metric
  16. Dancing the Whole Way Home – Miss Li
  17. Set the Fire to the Third Bar (feat. Martha Wainwright) – Snow Patrol)
  18. I’m Good, I’m Gone – Lykke Li
  19. In The Waiting Line – Zero 7

Aristizabal Affairs

Posted in Art, Belleville, Friends, Home with tags , , on February 11, 2010 by Jeremy

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A few weeks ago, after discovering some common preferences in music between me and Sarah, we decided that we would make CDs for each other.  The “due date”?  February 9, 2010.

I selected all the songs that I would put in it last week, but I just had to make the actual CD cover and stuff.  I was pretty stumped though, so I tried sketching some ideas.

Suddenly, an idea hit my head, and I suddenly entered art mode.  And when I’m in art mode, it’s difficult to get out of it.  I literally spent hours working on this little project.

This is the fruit of my labor.

I also designed and drew the other components of the CD, but they’re obviously not visible.

Track listing:

  1. Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down – Alicia Keys
  2. Shak’ida – Donora
  3. Sunrise – Norah Jones
  4. A Night Blade – Lotus Child
  5. I Go To Sleep (Live) – Sia
  6. Sweet Dreams – Beyoncé
  7. 茜色が燃えるとき – Scoobie Do
  8. I Am Not My Hair – India.Arie
  9. Coelacanth – Lotus Child
  10. She Moves in Her Own Way – The Kooks
  11. Valerie – Amy Winehouse
  12. You and Me and Everyone We Know – Maia Hirasawa
  13. Ex-Factor – Lauryn Hill
  14. The Sore Feet Song – Ally Kerr
  15. Something Special – Usher
  16. 비밀번호 486 – Younha
  17. Gravity – John Mayer
  18. Fairytale – Sara Bareilles
  19. These Words – Natasha Bedingfield
  20. Home – Vanessa Carlton

Well, Sarah’s probably going to be moving to Florida in the next few months, so it was nice to have the opportunity to exchange a part of each other.

“Looks Like Morning in Your Eyes”

Posted in Belleville, Friends, Home, Out of Town, Stuff with tags , , , , on November 18, 2009 by Jeremy

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Sunrise, sunrise

Looks like morning in your eyes

But the clocks held 9:15 for hours

– Norah Jones, Feels Like Home, “Sunrise,” 2004

I’m not really sure of the significance of these lyrics.  All I know is that I listened to it yesterday, and I fell in love with Norah Jones again.  Although I appreciate the jazz style of her music, it is Norah Jones’ voice itself that really gets me.  It’s peaceful yet sultry.  Very appropriate when you just want to lie down and let everything around you go as they usually do.

Then, I discovered yesterday that she was going to release a new album today.

So I drove to the nearest Target and bought it.   I haven’t listened to it very much yet, but I’m generally satisfied.  It takes a while for me to appreciate most songs.

“Chirp, Chirp. I’m a Murderer.”

Posted in Belleville, Friends, Home, School, Summer Vacation with tags , , , , on August 7, 2009 by Jeremy
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The summer assignment that everyone has to do is a book report, but our district decided to become creative by letting us choose from a list of about twenty what we would like to do to present what we read.  One of them was to create a CD that contains songs that exemplify the conflict in the novel.  My friend wanted me to create her CD cover, and this is what ultimately came out.  There’s also a back section, but it’s not as interesting as the front.

The CD on the right is a similar project given to us by our English teacher in our junior year.  That was my own CD and the cover that I made for it.

Hm.  A Show-and-Tell post would’ve been appropriate for this.