Tuesday, February 19, 2008


Knock Three Times

In case you want to get me a belated President's Day gift, this would be a good place to look:

Ebay auction

The strange part is that it's somehow associated with Telma Hopkins, formerly of Tony Orlando & Dawn.

Monday, February 18, 2008


Random President's Day Stuff

I swear iTunes is randomly deleting songs from my library. This weekend I discovered both Sleater Kinney's The Woods and New Order's Power, Corruption and Lies were deleted. Dinger isn't around, so I know it wasn't him. It's not the first time this has happened either. hrmph.

How the hell did it get to be 60+ degrees before 8:00am today?

Dinger was in Florida all week for the Daytona 500. "How Redneck Chic!", as my favorite bartender said on Saturday. Don't ask me how, but he ended up with his picture in one of the Daytona newspapers. He's been gone for over a week now. The novelty of having time to myself has passed. Time to come home.

Shows this week...Black Mountain at the Rock and Roll Hotel tomorrow night. I'm digging their new record. I could easily picture them at the Capital Centre, circa 1978 - long hair everywhere and pot smoke filling the arena. Nice, riff-heavy rock, along with some just beautiful, quieter songs. Love it. Travis Morrison at The Black Cat on Friday. mmm...Travis. Anybody wanna go? I'm speaking to you, Mr. Clickboo.

Day off today. Thanks, George and Abe.

I spent a full afternoon record shopping last weekend. Despite they dying indie store trend, DC still has a few decent shops. I had no problem finding a few treats. I didn't even step inside Smash. I had already spent more money than expected. I need to checkout their new location though. Favorite finds of the day:

That's about it for now. Off to the gym.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


There's Gonna Be A Showdown

So I was planning on going to see The New York Dolls in Baltimore tonight. So what if it's barely 32-degrees and pouring down rain. So what if the salt trucks are already lined-up on the side of the road, ready to prevent the inevitable late-night freeze. Big deal if they're telling people to just stay home and keep off the roads tonight.

You're not the boss of me! You can't stop me! I wanna ROCK! I've got a date with David Johansen tonight and I'm not gonna miss it!

Then I got home...got out of my car...took 3 steps....hit a patch of ice and fell flat on my bony ass.

I think I'll stay home after all.

Friday, February 01, 2008


Obama and The Dead

The Warfield Theatre
Monday, February 4, Doors 6:00 PM/ Show 7:30PM

(San Francisco) Members of the Grateful Dead will host a get out the
vote concert in support of Democratic Presidential candidate Barack
Obama on Monday, February 4th at The Warfield Theatre in San

Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir, joined by Jackie Greene, John
Molo, and Steve Molitz, will play a show together in support of
Barack Obama.

The video website Iclips will be producing a live simulcast streamed
via the Internet on www.iclips.net at approximately 7:30pm PST.

This will mark the first time that the members of the legendary band
have performed together since 2004. They have agreed to reunite for
this one-time-only event in order to lend support to Senator Obama
leading into the crucial "Super- Tuesday" series of primaries held
on Tuesday, February 5th.


Dammit - I just checked and I was able to pull up tickets. It's cheap too. Now if I only wasn't 3000 miles away.

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