Wolf Like Me has been on repeat in my mind for days. And then I heard it in a bar this evening, which is not helping things.
I am sorry for all of the noise yesterday afternoon. Yes, that racket was all made by one man. No, I had not had anything to drink, it was really just that exciting.
P.S. Sorry in advance about the noise that'll be starting around 9 PM on Wednesday.
Some people might say my life is in a rut: Going Underground, live in Newcastle!
1. "Gorak the beaver is the producer of wind. Gorack uses his mighty beaver breath along with the flapping of his powerful beaver tail to create the wind currents that flow over the earth." Best Wikipedia edit page, ever.
2. If you're like most people, you don't have Fox Soccer Channel and didn't get to catch DC United's whupping of CD Olimpia yesterday. Fear not, here's a highlight reel of the goals.
At the end of a long day at work, very few things can help me get into a good mood as quickly as this clip of JJ Redick airballing a finger roll in an NBA game.
This photo of Geoff and Josh was taken last weekend. There's a lot of years separating this photo and the one of the parking lot, which both of them are in. OK, feeling kind of old all of a sudden here.
That's the parking lot of Wilde Lake High School, circa my senior year.
Over the weekend, V and I took an extended trip down memory lane to the music we listened to in high school. In particular, two bands: Sonic Youth and Superchunk. Even more specifically, 4 albums: Dirty*, Goo**, No Pocky For Kitty and On The Mouth***.
Probably the funniest thing we came across during our little nostalgia trip was a video that someone had edited together from Some Like It Hot for Sonic Youth's Sugar Kane. The high school me had no idea that Sugar Kane was about a character from that movie! High school me just thought it was a great song. Check the video out, it's a pretty great editing job that really matches up well with the song.
*Look for a very young Jason Lee as the skater kid who gets shot.
**Everyone in flannel! Wow.
***Superchunk as a bunch of manic marionettes!
It started around 3 or so this afternoon. That creeping sensation of nausea that gives you the feeling that you are about to be ill. Like you're balancing on that precipice where your body could go either way. Man, I hope not, the last thing I want is a repeat of the Great Grippe of 1995, which is when I missed 2 weeks of work with the flu, lost 10 pounds and had bronchitis for a month afterwards. All of which occurred right on the heels of recovering from ACL surgery. Not exactly a red letter experience that I am keen to repeat, which is probably why any time I feel the slightest touch off, I get worried that I'm about to get struck down for a couple weeks again.
Unless something changes drastically in the next few hours, I don't think I'll be on hand to see tonight's show or defend myself in person against charges of delivering anonymous Valentine's cards to y'all.
A few things:
1. No, I'm not the one sending out those anonymous Valentine's Day cards to people all over the DC area.
2. I woke up with an earworm of Blur's Boys and Girls. If I've just earwormed you, go apply the song to your brain in order to relieve your earworm.
3. Also, as a Valentine's gift of my own: Naked Raygun's Hot Atomics. Note: this link doesn't appear in the RSS feed for some reason, you'll have to click over to the actual post to get the song.
4. Oops, almost forgot! As another Valentine's day gift, my friend Swifty (and some guy named Arthur that I don't know) launched their new comic called Millions of Bees today.
Yeah, this photo gave me a Kinks earworm.
"We have to pay for everything (Hey!)
But some things are for free (Hey!)
We live on blood (Hey!)
We are Sparta F.C. (Hey!)
English Chelsea fan this is your last game (Hey!)
We're not Galatasary
We're Sparta F.C. (Hey!)"
Someone put together an alternate fan video for The Fall's Theme From Sparta FC using clips Jan Svankmajer's movies. Here's a decent live version from a performance in NYC. And another live version from some festival. We live on blood!
It's way too cold out so I'm going back to the archives instead of going out looking for new photos.
Touch and Go is starting to post small videos on the web about the 25th Anniversary Concert on the web. After watching the introduction video, I stumbled across a bunch of videos with pretty good sound that really show you how great some of the bands were: