February 27, 2006

Spend A Lazy Sunday


It's A Nuclear Show: I missed the Stars show due to my laziness about buying tickets. Too bad, it sounds like they were good.
Stars - Elevator Love Letter

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February 26, 2006

Unbuckled 2

Olivia Mancini and The Housemates 1
Olivia Mancini and The Housemates.

I uploaded 14 more photos to my Unbuckled 2 set on Flickr earlier today.

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February 24, 2006

Drop Your Linens


Here's a photo of The Hard Tomorrows performing at Unbuckled 2 at DC9 tonight. A few photos are up from this evening over at Flickr and I may get around to uploading some more tomorrow.

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February 23, 2006

Put Yourself Out

Kate and John on the street

He's All Grown Up: Tonight, I'll most likely be going out to see a band that features a friend's (the guy in the photo above) younger brother on drums. Strange, small world.

Jeffy Messed Himself: Warped take-offs on the Family Circus. Most likely will get sued out of existence any day now.

I'm Hanging For You:
Jonathan Fire*Eater - The Public Hanging of a Movie Star

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February 22, 2006

She Likes The Fast Songs Best


Ice Croquet: Playing croquet on a frozen lake in Madison, Wisconsin. Awesome!

Met This Girl At A Madison Punk Rock Show:
A little song about girls falling for girls in Madison. Nothing about ice croquet though.
Sarge - Fast Girls

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February 21, 2006

Seeing Red, Unfortunately


I've been noticing that all of the shots with new digital camera seem red, really red. I'll have to see about adjusting the settings some, because I know that my friends don't all have ruddy, Kennedyesque skin.

Avoid Mark Greenless: Steve Albini gets quizzed about all kinds of gastronmoic topics over at Gourmandizer.

The Horrible Truth: Video of Mission of Burma performing Peking Spring in 1979.

I Will Have To Make You Dance:
Enon - Knock That Door

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February 20, 2006

Corn Muffins, Victorious!

Bryan and Anna on their stoop yesterday.

A few things about last night's chili cook-off:
1. I won the best side dish prize for my corn muffins.
2. It was actually a tie for best side dish, we decided the winner by arm wrestling. I won the arm wrestling tie-breaker, thereby asserting my superiority in baking and strength.
3. I think Eric's cornbread was better than my corn muffins and should have won in the popular vote. What's with you people?

Music for chili cook-offs:
Big Boys - Fun Fun Fun

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February 19, 2006

This Is Not A Photograph


Yesterday, I finally stepped into the digital age and bought a D70. I'm not sure what this will mean for me photographically, but it could be the end of moody B&W shots like this one of Hunter Mesa in Wyoming. Well, I could still generate similar shots, but it'll require some use of Photoshop to dispose of the color and then some gimickry to get the same effects of shooting high contrast black and white. While I do think that I'll be shooting digital primarily, I think my old film camera will still be seeing quite a bit of action.

Mission of Burma - This Is Not A Photograph

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February 16, 2006

On The Road, Under The Sky

On the tarmac in Denver.

Don't Fence Me In:
To get from Virginia to Wyoming, I generally hop on a plane at BWI or Dulles, fly to Denver, and catch a turbo-prop from Denver to Sheridan, WY. From Sheridan, it's just a short drive down to Buffalo, and from there, up into the Bighorn National Forest. It's been a few years, but I'm hoping that I can make it out there this summer.

A Little Travelling Music:
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Coast to Coast

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February 15, 2006

We Got No Reason

Friday Night 2

Achtung: I'm loving some of the stuff that turns up in the Stick Figures in Peril pool on Flickr. Watch out for runaway machines!

It's A Big Old House: Two completely different songs this evening. One is a dense song with a world-rocking bassline (what better time for yet another MBV song than around Valentine's?) and the other is a sweet, low-fi ditty about wanting to ask someone to be your Valentine.
My Bloody Valentine - Slow
Small Factory - Valentine

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February 14, 2006

Space Travel Is In My Blood

Man, How Phallic Is This?

It's Not Supposed To Turn Out Right: My friends Dan and Kathryn get quizzed about the Little Quill documentary on The Wrens.

On Another World With You: A few interplanetary love songs for Valentine's Day.
The Only Ones - Another Girl, Another Planet
The Rezillos - Destination Venus

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February 13, 2006

Thrill Fit

West Falls Church 24

Hoist Yourself: A demented little love song about learning something from Catherine the Great.
Syrup USA - Thrill Fit

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February 12, 2006

Can I Borrow A Shovel?


Oh, There It Is: My car is completely plowed in, which means I'm going to need to borrow a shovel and actually move some snow for the first time in a couple winters.

I Want Schoolkids On Buses Singing Your Name:
I figure I'll do love songs of some sort all this week because of Valentine's. Art Brut's ode to a high school sweetheart seems like a good a place to start as any.
Art Brut - Emily Kane

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February 11, 2006

Where's The Snow?

A couple of kids getting ready to spar.

I woke up expecting a winter wonderland, but there's nothing but wet roads out there. Where's the snow?!

Big Black - Rema Rema

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February 09, 2006

Rich Girls Like To Steal


Nothing coherent to say tonight. Have some 90s D.C. rock:
Delta 72 - Rich Girls Like To Steal

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February 08, 2006

Sweep The Leg, Johnny

A couple of weeks ago, I went to a martial arts tournament with some friends on a lark. Anyone with visions of the Kumite dancing in their head after watching Bloodsport too many times as a kid will probably be disappointed, but the competition was still pretty fun, although watching for 4 or 5 hours was a bit much. After awhile, I decided to liven things up by yelling "Sweep the leg, Johnny!" which got a few chuckles from my friends. Then I started shouting stuff like "Finish him!" and "Flawless victory!", at which point, I was summarily beaten to death by a group of enraged black belts, so I don't recommend doing that if you attend a tournament.

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February 07, 2006

And I Really Don't Care


"It's like a Queen Anne chair threw up on my monitor."
--Best line from today, from a friend who is currently planning his wedding

Tonight, I did my presentation for the first class of the year, going way early in the class to get it out of the way, so I'm not delaying it forever like the rest of the class. It's beer 'o clock, baby.

Fastbacks - T.H.I.N.K.

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February 06, 2006

Guns In Our Schools

Kyle plays some tunes at Cue Bar.

Double Your Axes, Double Your Fun: Behold the might of Mike Batio's double guitar magic. The guitars that are attached to each other at their bases, the freakin' mullet, the Gold's Gym muscle t-shirt, this video has it all.

Feelin' A Little Metal:
The Fucking Champs - Guns In Our Schools

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February 04, 2006

Stereo Equipment Is Missing From Places

Friday Night 1

There's nothing like waking up early on a Saturday morning and being unable to get back to sleep to ruin your day. Oh well, here's some peppy music to get rolling again.

The Exploding Hearts - (Making) Teenage Faces

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February 03, 2006

Rocked By Math


A Little Math With Your Tea: Last night, V. and I chatted about how the late, great Rodan was one of our favorite bands ever, that basically had us from the moment they turned up in the Simple Machines 7" series. Get rocked by the math, live the math.
Rodan - Darjeeling

Anything Would Be So Much Better: Just for kicks, go listen to the Kidz Bop cover of Take Me Out. You'll regret it.

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February 02, 2006

Almost Killed Us

At The Hold Steady Show
Polaroids of people at last night's Hold Steady show.

Pretty Sure I've Heard This One Before:
Other people who were standing within a few feet of me have already recapped the Hold Steady show, so I'm not going to bother with writing yet another one.

She Likes The Part Where One Brother Kills the Other:
The Hold Steady - Cattle and the Creeping Things

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