gimme a v-a-c-a-t-i-o-n

I really should be packing now, since I’m flying away to Minnesota tomorrow. But I am not. Instead I am drinking beer and faffing around on facebook and other such productive things. I can’t even say I’m doing laundry, since I think I just heard the washing machine stop. So. Time for a bullet-point post, methinks. … More gimme a v-a-c-a-t-i-o-n

tracy chapman

So I’m always a little leery of concerts that are not going to involve mosh pits. Even if I have no desire to be in said mosh pit, that’s the kind of music I usually see in concert, so I know how to behave. So I was a bit wary of Tracy Chapman. She didn’t … More tracy chapman

pretty as a picture

Okay everyone, hold onto your hats. I am about to show you the most shocking picture you have ever seen. I KNOW WHAT THE HELL. For those of you playing at home, here is what Shane MacGowan used to look like: CAN YOU SPOT THE DIFFERENCE??? HINT: THE MAN HAS ALL HIS TEETH. My world … More pretty as a picture

Reel Big Fish

or, THE STORY OF GRACE AND THE HUNDREDS OF TEENAGE BOYS WITH BRACES So last night I went to see Reel Big Fish at the House of Blues. (If it seems like I only go to see shows at the House of Blues, well, that may be true. No comment.) I arrived, and we did … More Reel Big Fish

Michael Jackson!

The rumors are flying. TMZ and NBC say he’s dead. CNN says he’s in a coma. EDIT: the AP is confirming his death now. He went crazy in his later life, but that doesn’t change the fact that he was a musical genius. Here’s you to you, MJ. One of my favorite songs: (youtube won’t … More Michael Jackson!

Buskin’ Donuts

I highly disapprove of the new Dunkin’ Donuts advertising campaign. For the past two days on my way to work, I have passed men playing guitars, their cases open in front of them. (Different men, presumably different guitars.) As I approached the first day, I noticed that the upper half of the case was filled … More Buskin’ Donuts

gogol bordello

So last night I went to see Gogol Bordello at the House of Blues in Boston. I’m pretty sure it was the best show I’ve ever been to in my life. Like, not just best concert. Best of anything. Plays, dance, movies, whatever else might qualify. I can’t even believe how much fun it was. … More gogol bordello