Tuesday, June 27, 2006

In a way, I'm glad the world cup only occurs once every four years: I haven't gotten a thing done in the past three weeks.

If you're not a soccer afficianado here's a brief overview of what's happened so far: every single one of my favored teams is already out of the tournament. Poland played to 'not lose' and did just that, Czech Republic somehow disintegrated after destroying the US, the US apparently forgot what group they were in, Mexico played an incredible second-round game and lost on the goal of the tournament, Switzerland were anticlimactically blanked on a pk shootout, and Holland - oh Holland - what a disaster. Up 11 men to 10 and then 10 to 9 they still couldn't get a decent shot off. I don't know why Van Nistelrooy wasn't playing - I think he was slightly injured in the previous game, I can't quite remember and I don't want to go online and find out because I'll probably accidentally see the scores from today and I Tivo'd them this morning. To top it all off my least favorite team, Italy, advanced on the most atrocious call of the tournament - a non-foul in the box with literally 10 seconds to play in regulation. I am convinced this has all happened because the tournament is being held in Germany. In some way, no matter how slight, Hasselhoff must be involved.

Friday, June 9, 2006

It's 9:07, the world cup just started, and I'm stuck at work trying to watch the match on a 4-inch tv using computer speakers as antennae (don't ask). It's in black and white, by the way, which wouldn't be such a big deal if the screen wasn't flickering and fuzzy. Oh, and it's en espanol. Germany just scored two quick goals and I have a ton of work to do. I'm a dead man.

In one month, when Holland wins, I will be laughing.

Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Well, the band that once was Lost on Purpose is now City-State. And me, the original Lost on Purpose, is still Lost on Purpose. Make sense? Basically LOP is the same as it always was, but now a band exists and it's called City-State (but it used to be the live band version of LOP). The really confusing part is that City-State plays some LOP songs, since they used to be LOP. Get it?

We're working on some shows, and a website, but for now we have a myspace account. I hate myspace. But I will use it for the forces of good. Be our friend here.

For now, to complicate things even further, here is a Lost on Purpose song, recorded by City-State, when City-State was still known as Lost on Purpose: right on