That’s right kids, I spent the weekend in lovely Raleigh, North Carolina — capital city of the tobacco-loving state. The trip was purely a pleasure trip to visit good friends and their baby boy.
Hmm, I just realized that I am taking (AirTran) Flight #93 on 9/11…
The Prayers And Tears Of Whosya Whatsa?
In a rare stroke of luck, while looking to see where I could buy the latest release from the NC band The Prayers and Tears of Arthur Digby Sellers, I found out that they were performing on Saturday at the Raleigh Music Hall. Even better, they were the opening band so that my friends could be good parents and get home at a reasonable time to relieve their babysitter.
TPaToADS put on a good show even though they were missing their drummer who apparently had a wedding to attend (note to their manager: you may want to check with the band before booking the gig). I was also able to purchase their CD and chat with their lead singer Perry Wright. He said they’ve played Atlanta a few times (twice at Lenny’s once at Smith’s Olde Bar), and I tried to convince him to contact The EARL to see if they can book a gig.
Also on the bill was a band called American Aquarium. They were a six-piece that played loudly, but enjoyably. If I had to categorize them I’d go down the Alternative Country route for lack of better description.
In Japan, The Hand Is Used Like A Knife
Inside the Perimeter, the hand is used like a vice.
For some reason great pleasure was derived from my statement that I like to meet band members, but don’t like to shake their hands for fear of hurting them. Yes, it sounds absurd even as I type it, but I don’t need the guilt of potentially ruining someone’s livelihood.
On the ITP Frailty Scale the list goes like this (in order of decreasing frailty)
- artists (painters)
- women with osteoporosis
You can see my dilemma…
Matters got even worse when Perry Wright extended his hand for a shake, to which I assumed no responsibility for damages at that point, and Lisa and Randy busted out laughing.
ITP Flickr Pic
I didn’t bring the Nikon on this trip because of the limitation of carry-on luggage and the thought that I wouldn’t have time to do a photostroll.
The Was Little Joy In Flying Saucer
Unless of course you’re like me and the fact that NC State managed to lose to Akron on Saturday didn’t matter. I was there solely for the selection of beverages. If you are a beer snob like myself and find yourself in Raleigh for some reason, I highly recommend finding Flying Saucer and drinking from their fine selection of beers.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – really tired, I think I’ve come down with something
Current Music – Nothing, I am sitting in the Raleigh-Durham airport
Website Of The Day – Go see if any sex offenders live near you using Family Watch Dog.
Exercise (b)Log – running, 4.8 miles yesterday