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The Space In Between
I can hear "Landslide" through the walls right now. I love the song. Like most of mid-1970s Fleetwood Mac, it conveys what I like to call "grown-up" thoughts about life and love. Over the years I've had friends who can't believe that I will confess to liking something so mainstream. To be honest, though, I'm more likely to want to hear Rumors and its predecessor than the edgy music that might confirm my membership in alternative culture. As much as I might like art metal or ambient, I find it hard to imagine their impact being magnified by a barrier that prevents me from hearing them properly. "Landslide," on the other hand, a song about the construction and maintenance of walls and the stress that eventually leads them to crumble, is a song that brings tears to my eyes even more when I can only make out bits and pieces of it than when I'm in a pristine listening environment.

Current Location: 85704
Muse: Fleetwood Mac drifting through the sheetrock

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letter_2elise From: letter_2elise Date: March 29th, 2008 04:07 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Great song. One of the few that doesn't bother me when it is covered (as long as the Smashing Pumpkins are doing it).

Stevie Nicks is incredible. Her live show was great too - although I've never seen so much lace and twirling in my life.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: March 29th, 2008 04:42 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
That's a great cover.

Maybe we all need a little lace and twirling in our lives!
hollsterhambone From: hollsterhambone Date: March 31st, 2008 11:28 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I agree--the lace and twirling was a bit...interesting. But the show was so fantastic. I think "Landslide" sounded better with her older, more exercised voice than it did when she originally recorded it (I saw Fleetwood Mac in Orlando in the late 90s, possibly 97/98).
jstgerma From: jstgerma Date: March 29th, 2008 06:34 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
The Smashing Pumpkins cover was a staple of my high school years. Love that song, and that album.

On a totally unrelated note, it looks like you were right about Stanford. The only chance they had in that game would have been to feed the post on every single possession, and even then, their wings still hurt them on the defensive end.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: March 29th, 2008 04:46 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
It really is a sublime cover.

Yes, Stanford demonstrated their weaknesses, though against a team that was much better to start with. Frankly, I think Trent Johnson is an awful lot like just-fired Cal coach Ben Braun, someone who is solid and does the right thing, but lacks the ability to get his players to think and act flexibly in the heat of the moment and also has a tendency to never get all their strengths in sync. Lawrence Hill and Anthony Goods played much better last year, when the offense wasn't so one-dimensional. They should have been developed more this year as options, with plays set up for them etc. Just throwing the ball into the twins is not really an offense.

In other news, I think D.J. Augustin really is the best point guard in college basketball. I agree with Billy Packer, though that is something I don't often do, that he is an awful lot like Chris Paul. I predict tremendous NBA success for him.
celebrian_3 From: celebrian_3 Date: March 31st, 2008 02:12 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Your confession for liking Rumors makes me feel less guilty for liking that album.
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