ian mackaye, thievery corporation lead bush protest tonight
"On Tuesday, January 28th, musicians, politicians, social action leaders, writers, commentators, and Reverend Billy of the Church of Stop Shopping will converge on Washington, D.C. for the first-ever Sorry State of the Union Rally at the U.S. Capitol. Performers will include the perpetually vocal Mr. Lif, the perpetually screaming Milemarker, and the perpetually-playing-in-SoHo-boutiques Thievery Corporation. Meanwhile, the perpetually straightedge Ian MacKaye will join a cast of speakers that will include: Congressional Whip of the Black Caucus, California Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA); Ohio Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-OH); author of I, Senator, Global Exchange, and Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin; and, author of Prayer at Rumalya and co-founder of the National Gulf War Resource Center, Charles Sheehan-Miles." [via: pitchfork]
location: west side of the Capitol's aptly-named Reflecting Pool at 3rd Street, NW
6:00 p.m. - The Whips, Peace Action, Barbara Lee, Dennis Kusinich, 1905
7:00 p.m. - Charles Sheehan Miles, Amy Goodman of Democracy Now, David Rovics, DC Anitwar Network
8:00 p.m. - 302 Acid, Jeff Bale of the Washington Teachers Union, Mr. Lif
9:00 p.m. - Thievery Corporation
10:00 p.m. - Shirts Off, Natalie Johnson Lee of the Green Party, Reverend Billy, Medea Benjamin, Milemarker, Steph Sherer of Safe Access Now
11:00 p.m. - Jungle Jessi, DJ Tom B
12:00 a.m. - Funk DC
down the road to hogwarts
harry potter and the order of the phoenix (book 5) news:
-on sale 6.21.03
-255,000 words longer than goblet of fire
"The hottest day of the summer so far was drawing to a close and a drowsy silence lay over the large, square houses of Privet Drive ... The only person left outside was a teenage boy who was lying flat on his back in a flowerbed outside No. 4."
tonight i cashed in on another work perk. i was invited to an author dinner at galileo's in d.c., a really pricey restaurant. it was kind of high brow. the food was amazing. and it was free. the author was pretty cool too. i must admit i have not read her book yet. probably won't. doesn't seem that interesting to me. i'm kind of a picky reader.
speaking of reading...i'm gonna make a concerted effort to start reading more books and watching less t.v. i work at a bookstore. i might as well read or something.
more reading.....rodeo rob's joe strummer tribute
i must admit my nerdity. a couple of nights ago i stayed up until 4 a.m. to watch the 4 dvd set of the lord of the rings. it was super awesome. i want to go to new zealand. seriously.
mlyttle has gone beatific [you go girl!]
look out for new concoction from my friend stew: buttstew
two double-O trifecta
i'm back after an unscheduled vacation. actually, a forced vacation b/c i didn't have a phone line/computer access until last week. plus i haven't had the gusto to write anything. took a vacation from that too. but now i'm ready to get back in the swing of things.
so here goes...new year, new words.
highlights of the past three weeks...
-had a fun time with the family during xmas celebration. ate lots. unwrapped. smiles all around. jingles and lights galore.
-corey and kristy's new year's party was awesome. more food. hammer time. ringing in 2003 with good people. except the chyna girl who ended up making people's smiles turn upside down. i knew it was bad once she blatantly said to me "i hate new year's" as the ball dropped..and then she dropped a glass. i don't like her at all.
-work is renting out dvd's now. so i get them free. score!
will write more soon...promise.