Thursday, September 29, 2005

Best week ever

-Chili Cheese Dog
-Whitestripes/The Shins/Brenden Benson
-More beer
-Gus the Dog!
-Goodbye Taura
-Marvs the cat!
-Bob Dylan
-The Hotel Chelsea
-Death Cab with free vodka!

Monday, September 26, 2005

Wolf Parade. First listen. Stream of consciousness review.

We got the record here. 3 songs in – I don’t hear the power like I heard for those other bloc party/arcade fire releases of yore. And this dude does this david brine impression. Did the talking heads take over for the gang of four for new bands to rip off from? If I hear one more talking heads vocal rip off bands I think I am just going to stop listening.

This sounds kinda french kicky to me. It also seems like this is the type of band you need to see live to get. So I’ll hold off until I see them on Oct. 28 before declaring a sufjan stevens level obsession or writing them off.

But what I really can’t stop thinking about is the shins/white stripes/brenden benson show I saw at Coney Island on Sat. night. All 3 bands sounded better than I had ever heard them sound before. Our section was insane and alive. That was the best day I’ve had since I moved to NYC.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Rita...why oh why...

Houston Residents Scrambling Out of City; Interstates at standstill for 100 miles...

My family was stuck in this (and may still be for all I know). Except my sister, my stubborn sister. She's staying. God bless Robyn.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Goodbye to MK

I don't usually cover lame celeb stuff on this blog, as there are enough of those already.

That being said, I found this picture online. It's a full building projected image of a goodbye to MK. It's funny because I walk past this intersection everyday (on the days I make it home). I've highlighted 13th St. and the red arrow points towards my apartment. (so come and get me stalkers).

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Pants did something funny on Myspace

I can't stop laughing!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Actually get a human

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Thursday, September 08, 2005

Jandek in New York.

I did not see Jandek when he was in town, and I really don’t care.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Labor Day = > Austin

I went to Austin for Labor Day on a whim at the suggestion of Ali and Nate.

The night before I left, whooped it up with Melz, her bf and Sean. All three had once lived in Austin. Melz and I went to college in Austin together.

Ah, Austin:

I stayed with Doo Koo. It was like the summer of 2002 all over again, except we both have kind of grown up.

I think I had 4 days of BBQ, with one of the meals at Stubbs

with the Bells of Joy

Ali got her sister to come out from DC too.

Ah, Austin.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Alex Chilton has been found

Not to marginalize this tragedy, it just seems the Big Star leader's whereabouts have been the talk of many a blog. Thought I'd post this to get it out there and indexed.

Alex Chilton has been found

To that point, I live in NYC and have been in Austin all weekend. My 5 or so LA. friends' families are all ok (thank GOD!). My family in Houston sent food to the Astrodome. My sister worked at the Dome all weekend.

I was lucky enough to go to Nawlins (as I call it) 3 times in 1999. It really is one of the best places in the world, and this hurricane breaks my fucking heart. Fuck.

I've asked what I can really do to those I know who are doing. I've been told to give dough. Luckily, I work for a huge corp that is matching employee funds and I gave what I could.

God bless those who have lost everything.

I love Austin

I am here now. It feels good. Have had so much meat and sun I am in shock. I will have pictures up soon.

I feel a bit guilty for being on vacation so close to tragedy. I love my sister who is doing extra hours working at the Astrodome. She's just moved in with her long term boyfriend, and I am just so happy/proud of her.

I heard from the nieces a few days ago as I sent them Hillary Duff cds and dvds. The 5 yr old loves her.

This trip has really let me know my age, and it feels kind of nice.