a night of perros....later, a view of the pentagon
last night, corey, kristy, john (a.k.a. jg3000), and stephanie (thornco) went to gardner and jennifer's (i hope i got her name right--this site's name has a reason) house to hang out. during the gathering the greeneltech's pequeno perro jack was trying to wreck some shop with gardner's grande-r (how do you say bigger in espagnol?) perro gracie. both were jumpin and clawin' playfully at each other. gracie would even prance around the snack table egging jack on, "ha ha, got your toy, what are you gonna do?" jack's response, "i'm gonna come over there and chase you...and tackle you....and then, uhm, i'm gonna chase you some more". btw, this was very good for c & k's chances for sleep. i hope they got at least 6-8 solid hours of uninterrupted rest.
we left around 11ish. jack was tuckered out. jg was getting there. everyone was fading.
on the way home, we all decided to get a closer look at the pentagon. we drove to the parking lot where most of the media people setup. the building was in the distance but you could still see the big gaping hole clearly. tons of american flags and flowers were setup at the edge of the parking lot. the whole thing was very moving. i just have to say, the cleanup and recovery crews at the pentagon and w.t.c. have done an amazing job. they have my utmost respect. also, my thoughts and prayers are with all those who lost loved ones in this tragedy.
just added melissa lyttle's blog. if you haven't checked it out yet, you should. she's an amazing photographer.
i'm still trying to figure out my blog. bare with me. eventually i'll have more computer savvy (a.k.a. maddd computer skillz) and set this mofo off.
tuesday's new releases to note:
ryan adams gold (the limited edition first pressing contains an extra bonus discs)
-- i've listened to a couple of songs. pretty good so far. note: adam duritz does backing vocals. alanis morrisette's name is mentioned 5 or 6 times in the thank you section of the insert.
tour date: oct. 12th (fri.), at the 9:30 club. doors open at 11 p.m. (damn, that's late)
jay farrar's sebastapol
-- haven't heard this yet. kind of scared.
tour date: oct. 23rd (tues), at the birchmere.
spiritualized let it come down
--i will eventually buy this at the krackhaus
tour date: oct. 23rd (tues.), at the 9:30 club
hank williams tribute timeless
--features ryan adams, beck, emmylou harris, and johnny cash
the simpsons the complete first season
my friend shasta mcbruner informed me that sarah lyon (from mwc), who i vaguely remember, is in the current issue of jane magazine, pg. 116. article title reads: "by the time you read this, sarah's date will be out of jail." sarah's blind date is/was incarcerated and he got a night of romance through the work release program. hmm. interesting.
packt like sardines in a crushed tin 9:30 club
last night i went with ho punch and his co-worker laura to see sigur ros at the 9:30 club. amazing amazing amazing show. you have to love icelanders. they played about 10 songs...some new (slayerish) and old (from their cd Ágætis byrjun) with cool videos playing on a backdrop. two of them were really freaky: 1) a baby's face that would fade in and fade out and 2) this girl's blurry face that would turn towards you. i think sigur ros means "slayer" or "scare me" in iceland. anyway, they concluded their show with a three-bow encore. this is definitely something you don't see everyday. they aren't used to the customary "please play an encore" ovation. you could almost hear them say [insert broken icelandic-english voice] "what do they want from us. we are tired. we need sleep. it's already dark. we're not used to it. go home. we only know 10 songs. leave..please leave"
btw, i've discovered i am an old man. yes, i've only discovered it now. i'm slow too. i get tired and sore standing in one place for 2 hours. i'm falling apart.