Ephemera Etc. is one year old today!  Blog City tech support says my subscription has been extended until November, at which point the WordPress export should be available and I’ll move there.  I’ll remind everyone then, but in case you’d like to bookmark in advance (and pleasepleaseplease do so, as it can be balls to get people to follow you to a new location), the link is www.erineph.com.  Also http://www.erineph.wordpress.com, so use whichever you like best.

Like I said, it’s fucking hard getting people to follow you somewhere else.  I learned it the hard way when I came here from MySpace.  You can think you’re not an Internet narcissist all you want, but:

a.) if you weren’t you wouldn’t be here in the first place, and
b.) going from 7,000 views a week to 2,000 hurts a lot more than it should.

Not that I’m complaining about 2,000 views a week.  It’s better than nothing and I am really, truly, embarrassingly happy that anyone cares about what I have to say at all.  I had my original blog for three years before I moved to Blog City and (bragging!) had a shitload more views back then, but I feel like my writing has gotten better since I’ve come here, and I have the viewer IP addresses to prove it.

(Speaking of, hey there, Person Who Seems To Be Systematically Reading Through My Stuff!  I hope you’re enjoying my archives, and don’t forget to bookmark erineph!)

I’m still immensely proud of my blog being found by people Googling “Why is Alan Rickman so awesome?” and, alternately, “Why does Alan Rickman suck?” but today I found the single most entertaining referral link ever: someone came (ha, came!) from http://www.freesextubevideos.com.

Hot stuff!

Christ, that was a lot of exclamation points.  Now I’m all worn out.  So, um….I guess?  Here’s a playlist.  Because what better way to celebrate another year of writing than by posting something that has nothing to do with anything you wrote at all.

Songs To Write To When You’re An Internet Narcissist

A More Perfect Union, Titus Andronicus
Buzinezz As Usual, Hot Hot Heat
Death On the Stairs, The Libertines
Debonair, Afghan Whigs
Poster Boy, Tuscadero
Hallowed Ways, Salteens
Black Like Me, Spoon
Reservoir Park, Dutchess and the Duke
My Heart Is Broken, Ryan Adams and the Cardinals
Saul Bellow, Sufjan Stevens
Blue Flower, Mazzy Star
Legs, PJ Harvey
Drivin’ On 9, The Breeders
The Golden Age, The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
Fuck You (or whatever it’s called, because it might as well be “Fuck You”), Cee Lo
Indie Rokkers, MGMT
Monday, Wilco
All My Life, Echo and the Bunnymen
Mack the Knife, Bobby Darin
Volare, Dean Martin
My Heart Belongs to Daddy, Ella Fitzgerald
The Tip of My Tongue, The Civil Wars
Let’s Start It All Again, Head Like a Kite
Lipstick, The Buzzcocks
High On Rebellion, Patti Smith
Sister Rosetta, The Noisettes
Building the Perfect Asshole Parade, The Falcon
Guitar Hero, Amanda Palmer
Sleep to Dream, Fiona Apple
Cherished, Dusty Springfield
What I Wouldn’t Do, A Fine Frenzy
Love Street, The Doors
King’s Crossing, Elliott Smith
Warships, Grace Basement
Enjoy the Wait, Morcheeba
Magic Man, Heart
Sun Rise Light Flies, Kasabian
Sorry, The Easybeats
Everybody Got Their Something, Nikka Costa
Sunken-Eyed Girl, Mike Doughty
(Nothing But) Flowers, Talking Heads
Can You Tell, Ra Ra Riot
PDA, Interpol
Up the Bracket, The Libertines
The Polaroid Doll, Urge Overkill
Might Be Right, Black Diamond Heavies
Sweet Soul Sister, The Cult
Stranded in the Jungle, New York Dolls
Last Caress, The Misfits
Treats, Sleigh Bells
Bad Obsession, Guns N’ Roses
Watch Out For Me Ronnie, Yo La Tengo
Sing Me Spanish Techno, The New Pornographers
I Walk the Earth, Voice of the Beehive
Celebration Guns, Stars

(By the way, if you’re outside of St. Louis and do not yet know the awesomeness of KDHX, please go get you some.  My favorites are Rocket 88, Juxtaposition, Bob’s Scratchy Records, and The Big Bang!.  I mean, man.  They’re just so great.)

About erineph

I'm Erin. I have tattoos and more than one cat. I am an office drone, a music writer, and an erstwhile bartender. I am a cook in the bedroom and a whore in the kitchen. Things I enjoy include but are not limited to zombies, burritos, Cthulhu, Kurt Vonnegut, Keith Richards, accordions, perfumery, and wearing fat pants in the privacy of my own home.
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