MAYBE THE ANSWER LIES WITHIN: Recently selected as a top blog by Blogger, The Date Project is a diary covering the attempts of an Oregonite to convert his singledom into something altogether more pair-shaped. However, he announces that the whole project is being carried out to the sound of just two CDs - both of which are by Cake. So, really, all the plans to talk to three people a day and stand in better parts of bookstores are doomed already. Jesus, man - get yourself some decent music. You want to have some sex? You want a second date? Buy some Charlatans and a James Brown best of; get dressed to The Cardigans and go to bed with Miss Kittin in your ears. That'll sort you.