We saw Entrance again last night. It was just as good, if not better! And I said hi to Ian Svenonius who was really nice. Good night. And congratulations to Adam for getting a record deal. We are all very proud of you Sweetie!
Oh my gosh this was good. The sound is crap in the video...so poor, in fact, that I'm not even sure why I uploaded it. But Entrance is about the best live show to see. It's a bummer that no one knows him, but there is something surreal about seeing a show that powerful and knowing that you are among the select few who have had that experience.
In other news, I just rode 10.7 miles on my bike and now Sawyer is licking all of the sweat off me.
So I thought I had lost my ipod for good, but I found it under my bed last night! And with it, I have recovered all of Buddy's music he'd given me. I know there is a ton more, but I, at least, have some. I thought I'd put up two of the songs that I really, really love. One, called 'Tasty Moon', that he did with his band, The Jackastronauts. It is super awesome, really catchy pop music. It's hard not to like.
Tasty Moon | Online recorder The second song is a song called 'Five Minutes to Monday'. I don't remember all of the details, but If I recall correctly he wrote it while sitting on his porch just before midnight on a Sunday night. I think this was probably while he was nearing the end of high school, so late 80's I assume. Steve, if you're reading this, feel free to correct me, or add any details you have. If you can get by the casio keyboard sound and drum machine, behind it is an intensely sad and beautiful song. I always told him this was my favorite one of his songs. The melody at certain points (mainly when he sings 'five minutes to monday', especially the last two times) will melt your heart.
10-14 Cambridge, MA - Brattle Theatre 10-15 New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge 10-16 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church Sanctuary 10-17 Washington, DC - Sixth & I Historic Synagogue 10-19 Montreal, Quebec - Le National 10-20 Toronto, Ontario - The Music Gallery 10-21 Chicago, IL - Schubas (early show) 10-21 Chicago, IL - Schubas (late show) 10-23 Seattle, WA - The Triple Door 10-24 Vancouver, British Columbia - Venue 10-25 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios 10-27 San Francisco, CA - Swedish American Hall 10-30 Los Angeles, CA - The Regent
Also at the Synagogue...
ANDREW W.K. & CALDER QUARTET - To celebrate his new solo-piano album, "55 CADILLAC", Andrew is embarking on a special piano tour, where he'll be performing with the world renowned CALDER classical string quartet. Seating is limited, so please reserve your seats in advance. This is a rare chance to hear A.W.K. in a whole new way!
Look, I like a lot of the songs that pitchfork put into their top 500 songs of the 2000s. I really like a lot of them. Love them. But they are fucking crazy. I mean, first of all, the idea of numbering 500 songs in order is absolutely absurd. It would be absurd even if you were working within one genre, but the idea of numbering songs and comparing Missy Elliot to Morrissey is fucked. It's amazing that they are such an authority on music. I guess you just have to say crazy things if you want people to read your website or magazine. It's just funny how people sell out. There isn't really anything on the list that isn't popular. I was going to go on a really long bit about there only being 1 or 2 Elliott Smith songs on the list, but I think I just realized that XO probably came out in the nineties. There still could have been more Elliott Smith. How about some Bill Callahan? Raphael Sadiiq? Ariel Pink? Danny's songs? Remy LBO? Tune Yards? Peter and the Wolf?
Bud Shank was a great saxophone player. I just found out he died recently. Although I think he was somebody in the jazz world, I just know him from doing the music for early Bruce Brown films...and he was great!
I'm sure some of you saw the story on pitchfork this morning about Bob Dylan being detained by police in NJ...or I guess it happened a while ago, so maybe you heard it before, and I'm behind the times. But either way, that is crazy! At first you might think that it's kind of funny, Bob Dylan being put in a cop car because he didn't have his ID...HA! But then you think about it more and realize how fucked it is. Why the fuck did he have to get into a cop car and go prove that he wasn't a rapscallion because he didn't have fucking identification?! It's illegal to walk around in the rain, unless you have an ID?!?! I mean does this guy REALLY look like he could do anything creepy?? But seriously, it's just stupid, and I feel like maybe it's extra upsetting because of what happened to Danny/Sterling/Julie/Mia last week...having to deal with some uppity bitch who decided to call the police when they saw Danny walking down their street with a case of beer. And then a fucking uppity cop who decided that they had nothing better to do then to sit in their car and watch the four of them sit on a boat and drink the beers...as if there is not one fucking other thing they could be doing with their time on duty. And then Sterling later having to move his boat from where he had anchored because other uppity assholes just sat there and stared at him for hours.
On a lighter note, however, i liked that story ABC wrote about how he was possibly looking for the home that Bruce Springsteen lived in in 1974/75 when writing Born to Run. That would be really awesome if that was what he was doing.
Look at this beauty we have right above our door. We've had this for about a month and have decided that it doesn't bother either of us, really that it's just pretty cool. I've only been stung once and, while it was incredibly painful, it wasn't too big of a deal. But here is my dilemma...I wanted to keep them, assuming that they are honey bees (based on the honey comb), since honey bees are, of course, endangered. But i did a little research to try to identify them and I don't think they are honey bees. And if they're yellow jackets they can fuck off. They look like yellow jackets, but I thought they lived underground. Does anyone know what these are for sure? They do, however, provide entertainment as well. Look at this battle I walked up to the other day. A bee vs. a spider! It was epic! Any guesses on who won?