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IVANA: i've been with you for almost 18 years--why would i leave now when we're doing well?
IVANA & LENNY SAY GOOD BYE TO A BAD YEAR
Coheed & Cambria, Rogue Wave, Spoon, Mars Volta, Band of Horses, CSS and Year-End Faves Among the Topics
IVANA:  it's our last week together this year
LENNY:  really?  are you leaving to take the q101 job?
IVANA:  i thought ted was getting that gig?
LENNY:  ted volk?  our ted?  that traitor
IVANA:  he's convinced he's the man for the job, so why would I discourage him? the average lifespan for that gig is not particularly long, however
LENNY:  yeah, but whattabout his clippers tickets?
IVANA:  with the rate of attrition of q101 pds, he should only miss a game or two
LENNY:  oh cool, i will sell them. so, what else is interesting, screw ted
IVANA:  my pal alan galbraith is leaving wind-up after many successful years at the label to travel the world with his wife. i really admire his spirit—i’m looking forward to many postcards!
LENNY:  so that is another job that's open, are you taking that one and leaving me with no one?
IVANA:  i've been with you for almost 18 years--why would i leave now when we're doing well? although, without ted, i'm nothing
LENNY:  and without ted, the clippers are nothing, as they also are with him
IVANA:  while you're in costa rica next week, i'll be attending xmas shows
LENNY:  good, so let's talk about some music, which of your favorites will survive the holidays and be even stronger in the first quarter?
IVANA:  the bravery will be top 10 at the beginning of 2008, and coheed & cambria should also be there as well
LENNY:  excellent, congrats to the idj and columbia staffs for jobs well done. i very much like the rogue wave song, how's it doing?
IVANA:  rogue wave is building nicely at both triple a and modern rock. mark czarra is launching a new mars volta single next week, and dennis blair has a new jack johnson single, so those will still be going gangbusters)
IVANA:  as will the new spoon single, "don't you evah."
LENNY:  dennis blair comes out strong with rogue and johnson, nice.... loving the spoon, how's czarra's golf game?
IVANA:  you'll have to ask him. i care about golf as much as i care about the clippers. sub pop will have band of horses and css in play through the holidays
LENNY:  excellent, i think BOH is really one of the great new bands we have
IVANA:  "we"?
LENNY:  "we" meaning the marketplace, "we" meaning the public
IVANA:  oh, so not like when you say "we" when you refer to the clippers, as in "we're losing"
LENNY:  no, i like BOH very much, but the clippers own my heart. it's like you and prada
LENNY:  "we" have a new spring line
IVANA:  those days are long gone. sigh. but back to music, what was your favorite cd of 2007?
LENNY:  shouldn't we save that for the year-end column?
IVANA:  we can tease our reader with what's ahead
LENNY:  well you can tease, but don't be so BOSS-y
IVANA:  are you saying it's springsteen?
LENNY:  i thought we were teasing
IVANA:  oh jeez
LENNY:  what might your fave be?
IVANA:  aqualung's memory man. the cd is absolutely amazing. too bad they're label-less now. it's been a great year for music: mark ronson, band of horses, amy winehouse, spoon, arcade fire, etc.
LENNY:  those are all good
IVANA:  and i love air, springsteen, dan wilson, kooks..
LENNY:  rilo kiley, a fine frenzy
IVANA:  shins, the once soundtrack, pinback
LENNY:  yup, lots of goodies, let's make lists for the last column, music-movies-books
IVANA:  and don't forget feist! but, without a doubt, the aqualung cd shines above all of them LENNY:  feist is awesome. and on that note..... say goodnight for now, gracie, i am off for a week in costa rica
IVANA:  adios, gracie

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