Thursday, May 07, 2009


Catching Up

This is going to be one of those "I'm too old for this" weeks.

Friday/Saturday: possibly Sharon Jones
Sunday: possibly Fischerspooner
Monday: Leonard Cohen
Tuesday: The Damned
Wednesday: The B-52s
Thursday: The Shins


So it's been a few months. A quick recap:

Dinger and I stood in the freezing cold for about 9 hours to watch Obama get inaugurated. Worth every frostbitten moment. We were smack in the middle of the crowd, halfway between the Capitol and the Washington Monument. Perfect.

I got a netbook - my first laptop. Increased mobility = more typos.

I'm kinda sorta following American Idol for the first time. I want the cute Hal Sparks lookalike to win, but he won't. I don't like Adam at all. At some point in every song he sounds like someone stepped on a cat. blech.

The big show highlight this so far this year was the R.E.M. tribute at Carnegie Hall. Bob Mould, Patti Smith, Apples In Stereo, The dB's, The Feelies and a slew of others each came out and played an R.E.M. tune. Oh yeah - R.E.M. closed the show with a great version of "E-Bow The Letter" complete with Patti Smith. So awesome.

Other shows/Mini-reviews:

Beastie Boys/Sheryl Crow (9:30 Club): surprisingly not overcrowded and tons o' fun. The night before the inauguration. Made for a very late night before a very early, cold morning.

I've seen Edie Sedgwick twice already and I'm going again in a couple weeks. My latest obsession. Love him.

Pains of Being Pure At Heart/Deprecation Guild (Black Cat Backstage). Went at the very last minute, having never heard either band. Both were fantastic. PoBPaH are turning up everywhere now, but I think Deprecation Guild may have been a little better.

The Whigs (Black Cat) were slightly disappointing.

Medications are back. I've seen the latest version twice now. I'm just not feeling it any more. They were such a powerful force with their old drummer. Now they're just another good band. I hope they put a record out though. I'm curious what they can do in the studio.

Bob Mould (Birchmere). Bob doesn't disappoint. Mostly an acoustic gig with Jason on bass, but we also got Rich Morel on keys and Amy Domingues on cello. Sweet. Old stuff, new stuff, solo, Sugar and Husker Du stuff. Rocktastic. Go buy his new record.

Death Cab For Cutie. I surprised Dinger with 2nd row seats for this one. Directly in front of Ben. I love these guys. They put on a simple, but very good show.

Plenty more shows coming up this summer. I'll get to those later.

That's about it for now. Too lazy for links. (Gimme a break - I'm just getting back into this.)

Oh yeah - and my washing machine broke today. hrmph.

You are out of control and need to be regulated.
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