Archive for August, 2010

#1 Record

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

While trying to convince Jon Mack to listen to A Love Extreme by Benji Hughes last week I mentioned that it had taken over my favorite album of all time slot.  He immediately pushed back that it was a little early for that bold of a claim, citing that Music by 311 was once a favorite that went by the wayside.  (For the record, Music may have been in my top 5 at some point years ago, but never #1.  #1 is sacred…)

The whole exchange got me thinking about that fabled top slot, eventually yielding the realization that only 3 albums have ever held this title:

Nevermind — 1992 – 2000

Skittish — 2000 – 2010

A Love Extreme – 2010 – ?

Seems to be a once in a decade event…

Keep in mind that this is different than “most listened” or “greatest ever recorded” — it’s a personal favorite at one moment in time, with the expectation that it will remain the defending champ until something you’ve never heard before comes along and dethrones it.

Random aside:  I’m not consciously trying to turn this into “A Blog of Benji Hughesuasion” — I just really dig this musician, as evidenced by all the posts and his claiming my current #1 slot from Doughty.  But typing “Hughesuasion” makes me kick myself for not thinking to use “Nelsuasion” as the secret word in Chapter 24 of TP.  Timely Nelsuasion anyone?

Synopsis

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Couldn’t have described it better myself.

(via ChaCha.com)

TP Related Question on ChaCha.com

I Write Like

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

I spent some time playing around with the  “I Write Like” website using various snippets from my writing.  Check out the results below.  Never realized how wide my range was or the company I kept.

Bowling Alley Scene (Chapter 2 of TP)

I write like
P. G. Wodehouse

I Write Like by Mémoires. Analyze your writing!

The Creepy Hospital (Chapter 10 of TP)

I write like
Stephenie Meyer

I Write Like by Mémoires. Analyze your writing!

Meeting the Redheaded Girl at the bar (Chapter 11 of TP)

I write like
Kurt Vonnegut

I Write Like by Mémoires. Analyze your writing!

Breaking Up with the Redheaded Girl (Chapter 18 of TP)

I write like
J. D. Salinger

I Write Like by Mémoires. Analyze your writing!

“There Is No Time Travel” On Lost (Blog Post)

I write like
Douglas Adams

I Write Like by Mémoires. Analyze your writing!

I Went With Some Friends To See Benji Hughes (Blog Post)

I Write Like by Mémoires. Analyze your writing!

Paradox Lost (partial short story predating TP)

I write like
Agatha Christie

I Write Like by Mémoires. Analyze your writing!

Finally, I pasted in a snippet from “Replay” by Ken Grimwood to see what happened, and got this:

I write like
Jacob LaCivita

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

(Ok, maybe that last part didn’t exactly happen…)