May 31, 2007

J and L


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May 30, 2007



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May 29, 2007

No Sleep Til Rosslyn


I don't plan on doing a coherent recap of the past week's hectic Virginia-->New York-->Virginia-->Chicago trip (so hectic that I got the order of destinations wrong yesterday when I posted this, apparently), so here are the quick hits.

I Wanna Die: The J&MC played a pretty good set that covered most of the songs that a fan would want to hear. They ended the main set with Reverence, which hit an entirely different level than the rest of the set, and retroactively almost made the everything else they played seem lackluster. Woops.

Don't Send A Marsupial: I read Black Swan Green and Gun, With Occasional Music during my downtime while travelling between cities, and also made it through about half of Our Band Could Be Your Life. Highly recommend the first two. You already know if you would like the third book or not, I suspect.

Say Hi To Victor Franko: Along with a polaroid taken by S. and egged on by V., I left the note "Congratulations! Lots of love, John Cassavetes." in Lee and Jenny's wedding guestbook. Hey, it was funny at the time.

On Gastronomy: I've already mentioned the sausages at Hot Doug's. In Chicago, I missed out on going to Kuma's for what I hear were some fantastic burgers because I was busy playing miniature golf and making a fool of myself in the batting cages. I highly recommend checking out the pieorgies at Veselka, if you are in Manhattan.

Same As It Ever Was: In my haste, I grabbed the wrong suit bag while packing to head out to Chicago. Instead of the suit I bought last fall, I wound up wearing a six-year old suit to the wedding. A suit from before I started playing soccer again. A suit that fits a much fatter, much younger me. Woops.

Casualties: My sunglasses, my jacket, one handle on my suitcase, my liver and my bank account.

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May 28, 2007

Hot Doug's

Hot Doug's

More about the Chicago trip when I'm not so insanely tired. But yes, I finally did get to eat at Hot Doug's, which I missed out on last time. I had the Jennifer Garner, the Don Rickles and the duck fat fries. Why yes, I do think I put on a few pounds while I was on vacation.

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May 22, 2007

So, That Happened


My 20-hour trip to New York has come and gone with only minor mishaps (one pair of broken sunglasses and a lost jacket). On to Chicago!

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May 19, 2007

It's Always Better On Holiday


Well, I'm off to see the Jesus and Mary Chain in New York and then to Chicago for a wedding, so it may be a little while until anything appears here.

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May 16, 2007

Why I've Always Got The Blues

Bunch of View Cameras

I was looking around for a copy of Head On (which was the first J&MC song I ever heard) but that doesn't seem to be available right now. So go listen to Blues From A Gun instead.

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May 15, 2007

Just Like Jesus Christ


This live version of Reverence from Coachella makes me pretty hopeful that J&MC will be on their game in New York.

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May 14, 2007

I Heard A Ringing Sound

Silver Spring Towers

One week until I'll be in New York watching the J&MC! Take a listen to their first single in all of its distorted, feedback drenched glory.

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May 13, 2007



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May 10, 2007

Jump Into The Fire


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May 09, 2007

Requisite Tourist Photo

Brooklyn Bridge

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May 08, 2007

John and Kate

John and Kate

I'm just flipping through old negatives of past trips to New York this evening, thinking about the one a few weeks from now.

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May 05, 2007

All The Kids Around Are Scared

andy and jonah

The kids around are scared
They keep their distance
Room after room of stolen goods
It means nothing to her

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May 03, 2007

My Mind Holds A Key


Arcade Fire + Sergio Leone = Great

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May 02, 2007

Saving My Ticket For Then


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May 01, 2007

We Can Laugh About It Now


Joe got caught aboard a boat with 7 tons of opium! Clips from the weekend are starting to get posted.

Stay classy, Glenn Beck.

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