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Just Idling Insignificantly

ajayghale

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I still haven't heard anything from any of my programs, but that's more or less to be expected. At least until the first week of February or so.

In the meantime, I shall provide for you a playlist of songs to listen to while waiting. This is best enjoyed while waiting for admissions committees to render decisions, for pizzas to arrive, for the triage nurse to call you up, or waiting for the world to change (that song will, fortunately, not be featured here).

1. Elevator Operator - Courtney Barnett (For when you're having those existential issues)
2. Waiting Room - Fugazi (I am a patient boy, I wait, I wait, I wait.)
3. Can't Get Enough of Myself - Santigold, B.C. (Want to feel good about something for once? This is the song for you while you're waiting and falling down the pit of self.)
4. MFN - Cibo Matto (For when you want some weird and awesome background music to a panic attack)
5. Gimme Love - Sleater-Kinney (Imploring admissions committees to send a placement and 4-5 years of funding your way)
6. Keine Lust - Rammstein (For those times when you just can't)
7. Hawks and Serpents - The Sword (For those times when you need to destroy everything in your path)
8. School Spirit - Kanye West (For those times you regret spending an enormous amount of money on college and have nothing to show for it)
9. Bassem Sabry - Of Montreal (For your dark and violent funk)
10. Careless Whisper - George Michael (Pro: This will chase out all the bad thoughts. Con: It will replace them with saxophones.)
11. This Could Be Us - Rae Sremmurd (For when you get rejected)
12. Dance Yrself Clean  - LCD Soundsystem (For when you have nine minutes to kill and no one is around to watch you sway to the rhythm)
 

Waiting sucks.




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Came here for the post title--was not disappointed. Extra A+ for LCD Soundsystem. 

Adding: Up the Down Escalator - The Chameleons (for waiting and waiting and waiting and never seeming to get any closer); Hey You're Mine - A Sunny Day In Glasgow (dreaming--but just dreaming--of an acceptance); The Knock - Hop Along (when you see an email labeled 'decision' in your inbox, bracing yourself); Tell Em All to Go to Hell - Ezra Furman (for when it's a rejection); The Party Line - Belle and Sebastian (for when it's an acceptance)

 

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15 minutes ago, haltheincandescent said:

Came here for the post title--was not disappointed. Extra A+ for LCD Soundsystem. 

Adding: Up the Down Escalator - The Chameleons (for waiting and waiting and waiting and never seeming to get any closer); Hey You're Mine - A Sunny Day In Glasgow (dreaming--but just dreaming--of an acceptance); The Knock - Hop Along (when you see an email labeled 'decision' in your inbox, bracing yourself); Tell Em All to Go to Hell - Ezra Furman (for when it's a rejection); The Party Line - Belle and Sebastian (for when it's an acceptance)

 

Great list! 

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I made a playlist a while back just for this sort of existential-waiting mood, and "Elevator Operator" and Ezra Furman were both on it. 👌👌👌

I'm at a place in the waiting process where "Stupid" by the Ass Ponys is like perfect, although "Split" by LiLiPUT might more accurately depict what my head is doing.

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10 hours ago, lousyconnection said:

I made a playlist a while back just for this sort of existential-waiting mood, and "Elevator Operator" and Ezra Furman were both on it. 👌👌👌

I'm at a place in the waiting process where "Stupid" by the Ass Ponys is like perfect, although "Split" by LiLiPUT might more accurately depict what my head is doing.

I'm getting so many new songs to thrash to while obsessively rechecking application statuses! 

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