Brrr! I Guess I Should Have Worn A Jacket!

It Seemed Like A Good Idea On Paper
Saturday morning I woke early with the idea that I was going to exercise my Marta card. I packed my camera and iPod and hit the Westline headed toward the Hamilton E. Homes station. The concept was simple, ride the train to the end of the line looking for interesting things to photograph, and on the return trip hop off at the stations which looked promising. Maybe it was my mood, but nothing looked promising so I wound up riding the train all the way out and back.

On the return trip I decided to head up to Lenox Mall to drop by my bad habit stores (that would be Game Stop and the Apple store). How convenient that my destination is on a Marta line, right? Well, perhaps my daily train commute has tainted me, or perhaps I knew that traffic would be passable, so I wound up driving to the mall. Shame on me…

Clap Your Hands!
Saturday night’s entertainment was an EARL double-bill featuring Ambulance Ltd. and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! Interestingly enough, I heard from multiple people that when this tour started CYHSY opened for Ambulance Ltd. but after a few shows where the venue emptied (I assume partially emptied) when CYHSY was done, the order was switched.

The show was fucking awesome! I can’t tell you how much fun it was to be up close amongst a crowd who were really into the music watching a band who looked like they were having fun performing. Had I known that the show was going to be that great, I would have tried to drive up to Nashville to see them perform on Friday night.

As we near the end of the year I start thinking of my Best Of lists. The CYHSY show ranks second so far, being outdone by Bob Mould (remember, this is my list, so my history with Mould’s music factors greatly). As for Best Album there is a too-close-to-call battle for me between CYHSY’s Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and The Faint’s Wet from Birth. Both move me, they just happen to move me in different ways.

Actually, to date here is how things stack up.

Top 3 CDs Purchased In 2005

  1. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – “CYHSY”
  2. The Faint – “Wet From Birth”
  3. Stephen Malkmus – “Face The Truth”

Top 3 Shows I’ve Seen In 2005

  1. Bob Mould
  2. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
  3. Weezer (Tabernacle show)

It’s Official, My Gators Stink
Sure, the Gators have lost to two quality opponents, but we were spoiled in the nineties, and we want that winning tradition back. Saturday’s loss to LSU was a tough pill to swallow, leaving only the opportunity to spoil Georgia’s season in two weeks as the only thing to look forward to.

Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Sundays are odd days for me. Why yesterday should have been any different, I don’t know. Because the Falcons had an away game I was excited at the thought of having nothing to do other than run the Black Sheep hash, eventhough I knew that I’d be giving up a day of football watching. And that’s what I did, I sat around the house and then went to the hash, and came home.

Last night was one of those Sunday nights where the weekend catches up with me. I couldn’t, seriously couldn’t keep my eyes open after eating dinner. Out like a light at around 7pm, waking momentarily a few times only to return to sleep immediately. This happened until 12am when I was wide awake. A check of email and blogs reminded me that I did have something to do yesterday morning — attend my investment club meeting. Dammit! How could I forget this? With all of this technology at my disposal, how in the world could I miss this? (note to self: hire assistant. Oh wait, can’t afford assistant. new note to self: use calendar better).

Music News You Can Use
I’ll be at Variety Playhouse checking out the New Pornographers. I doubt seriously that I will have as much fun as I did Saturday night, but I am certain that I will enjoy the show. Maybe you should check your schedule and do the same. I’m just sayin’.

Who Wants A 60GB iPod Video?
I DO!!!!!! It’s a sweet toy, and it’s big enough to hold my entire music collection (and then some). I’ll even take one in white if I have to.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – eh, whatever, it’s Monday
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing The Cure — “A Forest”
Website Of The Day – I am constantly trying to pick up hints for using Mac OS X. What better place than a website called Max OS X Hints?

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.”

Weekends’s Exercise (b)Log – 55 minutes running (Sat), hashing (Sun)

Cheers!
Paulie [eatl/ga]

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1 Response to Brrr! I Guess I Should Have Worn A Jacket!

  1. that was definitely one of the best shows i’ve ever seen and probably the best one since i’ve been in atlanta. sorry for losing you.

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