Who’s That Appearing So Youthful?
Had you been one of the few to attend Friday night’s Bob Mould concert you would have seen something rarely witnessed in public — an ecstatically happy Paulie.
What can I say. When Bob launched into some of the Hüsker Dü catalog I was immediately put in the way back machine to a time when I was young and angry. Damn it was fun!
I took this off of Bob’s Blog
The tour has been interesting so far. We left DC Thursday morning, and played an OK show in Chapel Hill. Atlanta on Friday was great, the crowd was really giving us a lot of energy and encouragement. Very simple formula, folks: you give us love, we give you rock. It also helps when the house is full of old friends, fellow players, and sexy bloggers.
For a second I thought that the “sexy bloggers” linked to me. I guess it could have, but since I don’t play for Bob’s “team” I am glad it didn’t. LOL!!
No Sufjan For You!
In that youthful stage I would have driven over and tried to figure out how to get in to the sold out Sufjan Stevens show at the 40 Watt club in Athens. It would have been my first real trip to Athens as well, which odd since I have lived in Atlanta for over then years I would have guessed that I’d gone there at least once. Alas in my “Grumpy Old Man” state I can’t be bothered to make the trip without a ticket. If I was good at spreading cash around I am sure I could have managed to get a ticket somehow. Oh well, my loss.
Leaf Me Alone
With the lack of September rain my trees have taken to dropping their leaves early this year (and I am losing a considerable number of pecans as well). Yesterday’s exercise (read “lawn mowing”) turned my mower into a leaf mulcher instead of a grass cutter. Oh well, at least the lawn looks pretty. If I could only muster the desire to take care of the other yard chores now.
Speaking Of Yard Chores
I may very soon become one of “those people”, as in those people who own a leaf blower. I really do hate the sound of leaf blowing, and considered those who own them to be too lazy to rake or sweep. However, after 6+ years of home ownership I have come to realize that I will never be motivated to sweep and rake as much as I should.
A well-timed phone call from my friend Glenn got me out of the house yesterday for the first time since Friday night. Glenn, who will be starting a job in downtown, was timing how long it takes to walk from downtown to East Atlanta. He plans to walk to work and frankly I am a bit jealous.
Glenn decided to stop his watch and have a beverage at La Casita in East Atlanta and I was more than happy to walk up and join him. My intention was to have a margarita, but when I saw that the Sunday special was $3 bottles of Negra Modelo, I couldn’t resist ordering beer.
As we sat there (and ran into our friends Amy and Larry) the place filled to the rafters. This is a pleasant sight for an East Atlanta restaurant, however I think that they will need to pick up the service a bit in order to keep people coming back.
Bloc Party plays in Atlanta tonight. Unfortunately Bloc Party is playing at The Tabernacle, a venue which is under the Ticketbastard stranglehold. The tickets for the show are $20, and the convenience charges and ticket processing charges add up to another $10. I cannot bring myself to support such a broken process.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – a little under the weather 🙁
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, channel 26 playing Maximo Park — “Graffiti”
Website Of The Day – Can’t justify buying and iPod just to listen to music and podcasts? Well, add this nugget to the list of things it can do — The iPod Bartender.
btw- if you ever want a quick glance of the sites I’ve picked for my Websites Of The Day, you can check them out on del.icio.us, my user name is InsideThePerimeter (go figure), and they are all tagged as “blogged.”
Yesterday’s Exercise (b)Log – nothing
You being ecstatic is rare? Why, Paulie, you always seem ecstatic around me!