Monday, October 31, 2005


okay, so every time I say "Ken and I are getting together tomorrow," something comes up and we end up not getting together.


Ken and I are NOT scheduled to get together.

NOT scheduled.

as you were.

Thursday, October 27, 2005


okay, so last weekend. Cerberus Shoal twice. both times with the amazing Micah Blue Smaldone. Chriss dedicated "Junior" to me. they played "Train Car Nursery". on Saturday they opened with the a cappella "Viking Christmas". all in all a great, great weekend.

taking a break from "serious" literature after plowing headlong through William Vollmann's massive The Royal Family and Cormac McCarthy's horrendously violent Blood Meridian. So sue me.

Ken and I are getting together tomorrow to rock out. finally.

more soon?

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

house shows and whatnot

Last week I attended my first-ever house show, courtesy of David Sampson (Cains&Abels, Loyal Dog). David played first, as Loyal Dog, singing and doing computer manipulations. A desktop show, if you will. Then Taylor ERE played, then a dude named Sam Rosen sang gospel and folk songs and was totally rad.

Last weekend I went to North Carolina to visit Mark and Marnie, and their friend Magnus the Swede was in town. Awesome. We drank beer and ate Mexican food.

This weekend I get to see Cerberus Shoal TWICE. I'm pretty excited about that.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

the scariest thing I've ever seen

a friend of mine sent me a link to this. Not for the faint of heart.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

john peel / pink floyd

okay, so John Peel is still dead. we know this. I got somewhat excited when I heard that the BBC was going to be putting out a two-disc compilation of unreleased material Peel recorded over his career. One of the bands mentioned was Pink Floyd. Great, I thought, maybe now Pink Floyd will finally start putting out official versions of their Peel Sessions. Some of the bootlegs floating around are alright, but some of 'em are pretty poor. Anyway, I discovered today (courtesy of Pitchfork) that the Pink floyd track on said compilation is going to be "Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun."

Frankly, I'm kind of pissed.

Pink Floyd played a number of rare and obscure tracks, including a really nice 10-minute version of "The Embryo," as well as "The Narrow Way" and some other stuff not so well remembered. But no. They're releasing yet another version of "Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun."

yawn. at least I still have my bootlegs.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

the coolest thing ever in the world ever

Check this out. It's a live streaming webcam (with SOUND!) from a watering hole in Africa. Right now I'm watching an elephant drink and bathe itself. Earlier I saw a pair of zebras frolicking. Now THIS is what the Internet is for.
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