I really do have love to give; I just don’t know where to put it.

Latley I have been feeling very much like William H. Macy’s character from Magnolia. Not because I used to be smart but now I’s stupid, but rather because I have had the same song on repeat in my car for the last 5 days. Lately, the song, Women’s Realm on Belle & Sebastian’s Fold Your Hands and Walk Like a Peasant CD. (were you expecting “Dreams” by Gabrielle?) just seems to get me going in the mornings when I am driving to work. And after putting in an underappreciated day’s work, it again picks me up on the way home; me singing along at the top of my vocal range.

I have been thinking about taking voice lessons or perhaps having a voice instructor coach me. I don’t have any notions that I have a good voice, but I think I could improve it. I would do this for the sole purpose of being able to sing better when I am alone in the car.

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The links to the music above are to music downloading site, eMusic.com. There are others like getMusic.com, and , but eMusic.com happens to have a ton of artists that I like. I just hope that of there “over 900 label partners” Matador decides to stick it out as these bands that I love are on it: Belle And Sebastian, Guided By Voices, Mogwai, Pavement, Yo La Tengo, Modest Mouse, and Frank Black.

Other artists you can find at eMusic.com (and download teir whole albums for just $14.95/month) are: Apples in Stereo, The Get Up Kids, NOFX, Rancid, The Promise Ring, Violent Femmes, The Lemonheads, Helmet, They Might Be Giants, Echo And The Bunnymen, The Owls, Skatalites, The Dandy Warhols, and Less Than Jake.

Download and burn two albums per month and you have more than made up for your monthly fee.

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“No, it is not dangerous to confuse children with angels.” – Quiz Kid Donnie Smith, but in some cases it *is* disturbing.

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