Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Record breaker

Without even trying, I think I am on the verge of breaking the world's record for the number of times listening to the (smog) song "Strayed" in one two hour period in front of a computer. I have not yet found the actual record online anywhere, but I have got to be close. Better listen a few more times to be safe.

7 comments:

sarahjane said...

By actual record do you mean large round disc played with a needle? Because if you mean small round metallic disc played by lasers, I think you can get it on amazon.

Mr. Hill said...

I wasn't being clear--I meant the world's record for listening to "Strayed" in front of a computer. Still haven't found it, so I may be the record holder.

Did you see Oscar Wao won a Pulitzer? I was a little surprised, I guess. I think The Road should have won again.

nathan_fisher said...

I'm almost world-record status for Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.

sarahjane said...

Oh, I see. . . well I'd call that a communication breakdown, wouldn't you? I did see that Wao won the Pulitzer, and Wes even said something like, "Wonder what Scott thinks of that." Come on, Cormac can't win 'em all.

LetsGoThrow said...

Wao also won "The Morning News" 2007 Tournament of Books.

I was pulling for "The Savage Detectives". It would have been fairly awesome if "The Road" paperback had picked it up though.

Mike Johnston said...

Thanks Mr. Hill. I had been working on a compilation CD and I just needed one more song to finish it, because you can't end on Tortoise. "Strayed" was perfect. It fit, and fit in.

Blue Mikey

Mr. Hill said...

Oh, good; I'd been wondering if maybe my enthusiasm for that song was unwarranted. Thanks for helping confirm, Mike.

btw, after getting the McClellan book, I set out to see where exactly they were taken, hoping to take modern versions of some--turns out the street has been plowed under for our new baseball stadium/ parking lot.

We still have plenty of neighborhoods like that, though.