Music from A to Z, using the delete key
A few weeks ago, my computer told me it was running out of hard drive space. Or rather, an icon popped up that read "Low Disc Space." It would have been much more fun if my computer had actually told me it was running out of room, then followed with an electric shock, a slap to the face and a sarcastic robotic voice that said, "Seriously? You filled up 100 GB?"
I think I hear Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" every time I go to a bar. I almost want to delete their "Greatest Hits" out of spite, but then I remember "Lights."
|THE PORTABLE PAUL SHIRLEY|
Paul's basketball adventures are now in paperback.
Soundtrack of our Lives -- Flaming Lips Paradox. I guess I'll keep them. I think I'm getting tired.The same girl who broke up with me on that dreadful New Year's convinced me to put Starsailor back on my computer after I had deleted them once. Now they're gone for good. Unless my current girlfriend wants them to go back on. I'm such a pushover. I think my life has moved past its Taproot phase. Oh, how I wanted to like Thursday. (The band. The day is great. Friday's coming; "The Office" is on ) I have two Train albums? That number needs to get about two smaller. Don't worry, VAST, I will never delete you. Why is !!! last in iTunes' alphabetization scheme? No wonder I never listen to them. I've reached the end. The results are in, and they're not good. I have 40.99 GB left. The final tally might not show it, but I think I did my best. I might not have the space for which I had hoped, but I'll have enough to shepherd in the next generation of bands whose presence on my laptop might be fleeting. In fact, I've already started -- I'm importing Jason Isbell as I write this. I can only hope that, in a year, he'll have impressed me enough to stay for a while. Or at least that he'll make it a difficult decision. Paul Shirley has played for 13 pro basketball teams, including three NBA teams -- the Chicago Bulls, Atlanta Hawks and Phoenix Suns. He can be found at myspace.com/paulshirley and at email@example.com. His book "Can I Keep My Jersey?" -- which is now available in paperback -- can be found here. With his brother, he co-hosts an online radio show, "Off Topic with Matt and Paul Shirley."
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