Virtual Friday

I’m not performing my “every Friday between Thanksgiving and New Year’s” this year. Instead I’ve been taking days off here and there. Tomorrow will be another one of those.

Of Old Friends And New
Last night I was loitering at The EARL because I can’t for the life of me get my timing straight when a good friend of mine pulled up with her husband. The have recently returned from their honeymoon in the Greek Islands and looked as happy as can be. It was odd

Later in the evening I met Smoove D who also showed up for the show at The EARL. I’d never formally met Smoove D before. If memory serves me right, the only time I’ve been around him was when I was serving him beer at the East Atlanta Notoberfest earlier in the year. It was nice to talk to you Smoove.

Less Feedback Please
The show at The EARL consisted of The Nevers from Chapel Hill, NC (of whom I have never heard), The Silent Kids from Atlanta(ish), and White Whale from Lawrence, KS.

The Nevers took the stage around 9:45pm. They were a four-piece whose sound I thought was pretty decent. I didn’t understand the slide show that accompanied the music even after it was explained that the music and the illustrations were connected and all done by the band. I contemplated buying their CD, but in the end chose not to.

The Silent Kids took the stage next. Smoove D had seen them before, I had not. He explained that they had been undergoing lineup changes so he wasn’t sure what to expect. I thought that their set was okay, but contained waaaay too much guitar feedback which pierced my ears constantly (you sir are no Kurt Cobain!). To my ears their vocals were too far down in the mix making the female’s portion almost non-existent.

Was there another secret Beck show last night? Did I miss a newsletter about a free sex-a-thon? Did Sweetwater decide to go out of business and give all of their beer away? I ask because the crowd last night at The EARL was the smallest I have ever seen. When White Whale took the stage I counted about thirty people, probably one-fifth of which were either in, or dating, the two opening bands.

I mentioned yesterday I new little of White Whale’s catalog. If pressed I would say that I enjoyed their music, although they are a little too “jam bandish” for my tastes. I will probably never pick up their cd because I doubt seriously that go back to listen to their tunes often. I also thought their set was a bit short. I was out of the bar by 12:30am.

ITP Flickr Pic
Soap, Soup and Salvation? Nope, just the Meaning of Life…

The Meaning Of Life 5c

You Can Flickr If You Want To
Tonight I’ll be out and about with a Flickr group to do a photostroll. We will be meeting up at the Willy’s (yum!) on Piedmont (near the park) at 7pm for dinner and then taking off from there. It should be an awesome night to shoot and I am really looking forward to it.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – good
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing M. Ward — “To Go Home” (every time I hear this song I think it’s Wilco)
Website Of The DayPresidential Speeches As Tag Clouds is really neat. It has broken down presidential speeches into tag clouds (think “Terrorism” has been used a lot? you’d be right), and you can also use a slider to see when the words were used.
Exercise (b)Log – guess

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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2 Responses to Virtual Friday

  1. Smoove D says:

    I’ll say that was a little short. I left after the third song and was home by 12:30ish. I guess I would’ve stayed for the whole thing if I’d realized they only had a few more songs.

  2. Smoove D says:

    p.s. How does one join one of these alleged photostrolls? Normally I don’t like shooting with others, but inspiration seems to be lacking lately and I have to do something. Feel free to email me if it’s like a double secret society or something and you don’t want to post in the comments.

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