A Week in the Musical Life

By: Derek Miller

Posted 08/15/2005 - 12:01:01 PM by :
 I work at a biomedical research university, too, so I'm feeling this feature. I highly recommend that Antena reissue or any mutant disco (Christina is good, Arthur Russell) as the soundtrack to proofreading proposals and speeches, for escapist value. Anything with that washed-out disco/calypso feel helps you pretend you're out on one of your 30 vacation days like the directors are. It also simulates the drug use you will commence as soon as you possibly can upon leaving. Yeah...
Posted 08/15/2005 - 01:48:17 PM by lovezero:
 it is beautiful to read your music diary and see people who has a musical attitude. you listen to great bands and know how and when to listen to them. thanks for sharing:)
Posted 08/17/2005 - 12:41:03 AM by mattmc387:
 I love this column. Reading the diary of someone who is as anal about the music/mood relationship as me makes me feel like less of an asshole for sometimes having to say no to certain albums when my friends are in the car.
Posted 08/17/2005 - 04:08:32 AM by kineticandroid:
 This ought to be a regular/weekly Stylus column.
Posted 08/17/2005 - 11:21:45 AM by theokcomputer:
 I agree that this column is cool, but I don't think it should be the primary feature on any given week. It definitely belongs down below with the rest of the weekly features.
Posted 08/18/2005 - 01:27:38 AM by IanMathers:
 Ten-year high school anniversary, eh? You're younger than I thought, Derek.
Posted 08/19/2005 - 03:19:47 PM by J_R_K_:
 these articles are glorified myspace blogs. in a good way.
Posted 08/20/2005 - 09:07:19 PM by bakinakwa:
 I liked this article a lot. Some very good writing. The only thing that troubled me about it was that your tone, almost throughout, is so sad. I know your mother's waning health and impending divorce must be weighing heavily on you, understandably, but I can't help but think something is amiss if you're listening to such wonderful music and still so sad. Listening to music, whenever, is meant to be a joyful experience, in my opinion, so I guess what I'm trying to say is that this great article would've been even better if more of that joy were included.