On Sausages: Earlier today, I noticed that the convenience store in my building at work sells tins of Vienna sausages. Now, I used to love them as a kid, but I don't think I've eaten one in over 20 years, which is probably for the best. Still, part of me kind of wonders a bit about them, which has me thinking about buying a tin of the sure to be disgusting wienies.
Something Must Break: Last night, I had an exceptionally clear dream about attending a speech given by the President on a bridge over Rock Creek Park (I think it was the Duke Ellington Bridge) with a bunch of people that I know from DCist (not sure why they featured in the dream, but there they were). For some reason, they were playing Joy Division as the music at the President's rally, which seemed exceptionally strange, even within boundaries of the dream. "Why are the Republicans playing Joy Division at a rally?"
If you're like me, there's a chance you haven't heard the Angry Samoans' Lights Out since high school. If you're feeling nostalgic, head over to Strange Reaction, click on the Jukebox button at the top of the page to launch their radio.blog and you'll see it in the list of available songs.
Here's some music from a bunch of gals from Halifax. Once, ages ago, I saw them in a dive in Baltimore that was a rock club for a few days of the week and a strip club the rest of the week.
Jale - Blue
Update: Apparently you the link to the mp3 isn't working for some people in their RSS readers, but it does appear to work if you go to the post directly. Not sure why, but there you go.
Today I was exposed to the concept of the Sardinian delicacy called Casu Marzu, which translates as "rotten cheese." Cheese so rotten, it is filled with larvae. Larvae that you eat with the cheese!
...have a serious conversation about the Green Lantern, you have Steve's e-mail address.
I'm back from Chicago and completely worn out. I may get around to posting a recap of the weekend's high points, but it I can tell you right now that it will not feature any photos of the bands at the Touch and Go show since I was not allowed to bring my camera in. No "professional" cameras allowed. Anyway, there are tons of photos out there taken by people who did get their cameras into the concert, so knock yourself out.
I'm off to Chicago for the Touch and Go 25th Anniversary Concert until Monday. Seeya!
I was concentrating on maintaining proper form while doing some quadricep exercises when it snuck into my mind. I recognized the song playing on the stereo in the weightlifting area, and it wasn't one of the usual nu-metal bands favored by a lot of guys at my company gym. It was Big Bear*! And after that, the mix CD continued with songs by The Wipers, Oxes and Shellac. I think I have a doppleganger working at my company, or a double (triple or quadruple!) of mine is coming back in time to mess with me all Primer style, and that soon some iteration of myself is going to show up and attack me.