Self-involved, but with a great taste in music

Monday, June 7, 2010

A Persuasive Argument

Blogging has been interesting. As, ahem, some have noted... I do tend to have some free time at work. So blogging fills a bit of a void.

What's interesting about blogging is that I think you're supposed to treat it unlike all other types of writing. Writing 101, know your audience. You're supposed to compel and engage your readers on their level (which is why I'll toss out a Twilight pic here and there ;)) but when you're blogging I think you're supposed to be as unfiltered as possible.

So typically I don't have a target person in mind when I write a post, but that's not the case today.

A Persuasive Argument to Cole to watch The OC

1. Some of your Twilight peeps got their start in The OC

(see, appealing to your audience)

2. The Music!
(a note about the music, not all of the music is on the soundtracks, so some of the best songs are spliced into the episodes)

Here are just some of the amazing tracks:

Running up that hill - Placebo
Someday the Waves - Iron and Wine
For the Widows in Paradise - Sufjan Stevens
Paint the Silence - South
Maybe this christmas - Ron Sexsmith
Orange Sky - Alexi Murdoch
A Lack of Color - Death Cab for Cutie
If You Leave - Nada Surf
Maybe I'm Amazed - Jem
Christmas - Leona Naess
To be alone with you - Sufjan Stevens
Your Ex-lover is Dead - Stars
Into Dust - Ashtar Command
The End's Not Near - Band Of Horses

3. The Setting (lot of sunsets and lots of beach time)

Southern California is nice, but it's rarely as nice as they make it out to be.

4. Kirsten
(this will help you further diagnose what my ideal girl would be like, which really would help me more than you...)

If this particular cougar were chasing me, I couldn't run that fast.

An ex used to believe that she was going to be Kirsten-esque as she got older. I do have to admit that I gave her a few extra chances because that idea wasn't totally terrible to me... but she was wrong and now we talk about her in the past tense. :)

5. Seth Cohen vs Ryan Atwood
It may not be an Edward/Jacob type of battle, but I'd be interested to see who you like more:

The sweet, funny guy.

He pretty much put Death Cab on the map.

Quite possibly the best character in the show.

Or the silent, strong guy.

And if you're not sold yet...

Rachel Bilson is really hot.

Not sure how that helps, but it helps me be happy to have her picture up. :)


Cole said...

Wow! What a persuasive list. I think I'm talked into it. Send season 1 my way please. :)

Bu said...

AWESOME!! I'm so excited. I'll be sure to bring it over the next time I see ya.

I'm seriously inviting myself over for some marathons. I haven't seen that show in a couple of years, I totally miss it!

Then we can play some of these:

Kristin said...

i only got to season 3 it gets quite dramatic... but bu is right i think seth is the best character.

Cole said...

lol I didn't realize you already had that song up. Promise I wasn't being a copy cat. ;) We just both happen to have awesome taste.

Bu said...

I like the sound of that: "bu is right" I guess I hear it quite a bit, along with "bu won" and "bu wins again", but it never gets old.

Cole, your taste in music is incredible! We could trade songs for years!

Paula Ga said...

because I liked the soudtrack, but did not see much, but I like your humor:)

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