I uploaded 14 more photos to my Unbuckled 2 set on Flickr earlier today.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 -
Hoist Yourself: A demented little love song about learning something from Catherine the Great.
Syrup USA - Thrill Fit
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
I woke up expecting a winter wonderland, but there's nothing but wet roads out there. Where's the snow?!
Big Black - Rema Rema
Nothing coherent to say tonight. Have some 90s D.C. rock:
Delta 72 -
Rich Girls Like To Steal
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.
"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.
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
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
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.
Anything Would Be So Much Better: Just for kicks, go listen to the Kidz Bop cover of Take Me Out. You'll regret it.
She Likes The Part Where One Brother Kills the Other:
The Hold Steady -
Cattle and the Creeping Things