First the predictions: I've said this to a few people but I want documentary publicish evidence. The next big trend in indie music : COUNTRY. That's right in about 1-2 years all the cool kids are going to be all about indie country. Perhaps even all about my glitch-country band "The Watering Saw". There will be an explosion of indie country bands, established bands will do a "country" album where they will experiment with adding country elements to their sound. For some it will be successful - I really want THE SHINS to do a country album their country song on Chutes Too Narrow was pretty much my favorite song on that album. Death cab too. They still have time - maybe a special live country album that pseudo cashes in on the fact that they are going to be so big-time after their new album comes out on Aug 30! "Plans" - I'm partly saying this because it's a little bit of a wacky prediction and this thought occured to me so I think it would be really cool/crazy if i was right. My other examples of being ahead of the curve were a little more reasonable.
Now the pumpkins. Why pumpkins. I don't know - i just felt like calling the other random stuff pumpkins. Anyone got a problem with that? I might buy my apartment - my building is converting to condos! Now that's some seriously heavy grown-up stuff. Now I like being a grown up. It's made seriously easier by the fact that I have a job that I like, that pays the bills and then some. Working is definitely a different animal from school in a way that i really like. I get to learn about lots of stuff that really matters. Stuff that I do is for real.