Dr. Pepper is hurting my teeth
meg white is an utterly worthless drummer. she should not even have the distiction of being called a musician. jack white attempts to hide this through pretentious rhetoric.
well as long as there is whiskey in the world
we can drink away the heartache, we can drink away the girls
who we long to love but never touch
oh as long as there is whiskey in the world
i want my guitar :(
I did not appreciate the tone in which you spoke to me today after class. I appreciate that you are upset with your grade on the paper and you have every right to discuss it with me in a respectful way. With music playing and a combative tone you do not improve the case that you are trying to make.
I looked over your paper again. While it is well written and presents good arguments about the electoral college you do not, in my opinion, “briefly explain the dilemma” posed in the book. The first line of the assignment says to read the entire book. If you had, you would have included more detailed information about the dilemma. In addition, the paper is to have a citation page. You do not put any citations in the paper. I am certain that some of the information in this paper came from sources that you used. If you hadn’t received a poor grade for failing to discuss the book, you would also receive this grade for failing to include a works cited page or any citations.
I believe that I have been quite fair to you this semester by going against a long-held policy about exams. I believe I have also fairly graded your paper. If you would like to discuss this further I am available on Wednesday.
I’m quite tired of getting back essays and tests regarding things I learned during highschool, things which I feel I possess a reasonable amount of knowledge about, and receiving low grades for reasons I either can’t understand or can’t abide. There is
a time to be calm (as I felt I was regarding the make-up test, if that must be brought up), but I certainly did not feel this was it. I lost a great deal of sleep and put considerable effort into making this what I had assumed to be a very good paper, so that the grade I would receive on it would balance the low grade I got on the aforementioned test. I also don’t see what listening to music has to do with it.
Certainly, the first line of the assignment says what it says, but had I not been perfectly transparent with you earlier about the amount of the book I’d read, yours would not be a valid argument to make. If you’d like to discourage honesty amongst your students, that’s entirely your decision to make, in which case the citations are a non-issue.
Your being fair regarding the last test has little or nothing to do with this paper. Simply because you made an exception in scheduling should not bar me from bringing further issues to your attention, especially since scheduling exceptions have been made to your advantage multiple times this semester (changing the class to meet wednesday rather than friday). Again, if this is to be a class where there is not a dialogue between professor and student, I wish you had told me earlier, so I could have dropped.
At this point, I don’t expect a change in grade on the paper. As far as the technicalities of your grading are concerned, I don’t have a leg to stand on, and any ‘tactful’ means of convincing you of changing my grade were abandoned long ago. However, the vast majority of my ire on the subject is not derived from the grade (I could care less about the numbers), but more so about feeling that you were unwilling to be of any help. Rather than listen to any of the points I was making, I felt you were trying to shut me up as quickly as possible. Many times in class, you’ve made off-hand comments like “I had better things to do over the weekend than wait for the rough drafts of your papers to show up in my email”, and although they may have been intended in good fun, it instills in us, your students, the idea that you just don’t really give a damn.
As one of my professors, you still deserve (and will continue to receive) my respect, but since you took the time to email me regarding not only my essay but my candor as well, I felt it was appropriate that you should be informed of all of the above.
dear amanda, i kind of love you a bunch
its just the meat of the liver
not sure what it is, but none of it is really resonating, but at the same time, none of it is really bad either. their sound is definately changing though; a lot more upbeat than usual. some off-beat percussion on ‘you dont miss twice’ which recalls maybe tom waits or tundra toes. i feel like adam’s voice is mixed a lot lower than usual (which is a bad thing because MBD are tight as shit, but the vocals were always the driving force, with sarah’s cello taking a close second), and the lyrics really dont have the artistry or sense of plot-wise intrigue ive come to expect (see: i dont think this is a concept album, which is, again, something which took me by surprise). weird as it sounds, the single ‘foxglove’ struck me as pretty bland and lacking when the band first leaked it, but within the framework of the album, its stands as a high watermark (for now, anyhow. it might just be the familiarity which gives it standout status).
expect a full review in the next week or two. i realized that my White Crosses review came out about three months before the album is supposed to (legally) drop, which is pretty bad form, professionally speaking, and im trying not to make any repeats.
unrelated, but im bored as fuck. as me some shit, internet[?]
starfish with its arms out in a daze / staring at the stars / through an ocean haze / was I one you wished upon? / burned out like a lightbulb / when you turned me on / and it’s so nice / sleeping here all alone / with my ashtray and / white courtesy telephone / now I’m making out the shapes / like the shower rod - can it take my weight? / I will tell you I am fine / I got some news, friend, feels like I’m dying
I’ve got friends that are always by my side, and my whole life to live.
^ things you wouldnt need to say if they were entirely true
also-you’d be surprised how easily friends drift off
It’s just an introductory post and it’s something you all read before (my manifesto about being a music critic) but I would REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY APPRECIATE IT if you could give it some clicks and maybe leave a comment or push any of those buttons they have below the posts on T/S.
This day has been kind of awesome.
nice first post fade. whether i agree with your taste or not, the posts youve been making on tumblr are passionate and well-written. im excited to see where this new column takes you
if youre at all interested, ive been doing a blog for a couple months. take a look if youd like:
id love some feedback on any of it
- Irish Drinking Song- Buck O Nine
- Kiss Me, I’m Shitfaced- Dropkick Murphys
- (No More) Paddy’s Lament- Flogging Molly
- C’est La Vie- B*Witched
- That Drinking Song- Dropkick Murphys
- That Drinking Song- Flogging Molly
- That Drinking Song- Dropkick Murphys
- That Drinking Song- Flogging Molly
- Streams of Whiskey- The Pogues
- EVERY OTHER SONG WITH THE WORD WHISKEY IN THE TITLE
- You are awesome for doing that
- THERE’S A BLITZEN TRAPPER SONG ON THERE, FUUUUCK YEEEAH!
-you look like i need a drink- against me
-weds. night drinkball- btmi
-the slowest drink at the saddest bar on the snowiest day in the greatest city- lawrence arms
-another drinking song- bosstones
-too drunk to fuck- dead kennedys
-whiskey- whiskey david
-six pack- black flag
-st. ides heaven- elliot smith
Everything is exactly right
When I walk around here drunk every night
With an open container from 7-11
In St. Ides Heaven