It’s All About Seeing Your Name In Lights

Woo Hoo, I’m moving up! Google “Inside The Perimeter” and I am the first link. This might be expected. However, if you Google “Paulie” I come up #5! Yes! I probably have a long way to go to topple Paulie Walnuts from The Sopranos and that stupid movie about the parrot, but I am trying.

Do You Want To Live Across From A Budding Star?
The house directly across from mine appears to be clearing out. I could never tell if the people who lived there for the past two years or so were renting or owned the house. And, one of the houses next to it is up for sale (for $360k (!) from what I understand). Do you think that this is a statement about my yard work, or perhaps the lack thereof?

I May Have Clapped My Hands For The Last Time
Don’t get me wrong, I thought last night’s Clap Your Hands Say Yeah concert was great (except for the asshats who thought it necessary to hold a loud conversation until my friend David spun around and confronted them). However, I’ve seen the band three times now and that just might be enough for me for awhile.

I took no pictures because I chose not to bring my camera gear. It’s probably just as well, because after a few songs the CYHSY lead singer asked for the lights to be turned down to near darkness. It seemed like a stupid request to me because afterall I was paying to see the band as well hear them play.

Elvis Perkins In Deerland (Ye Olde MySpace link) was the opening act. I enjoyed their set very much, although they were not without some Spinal Tap moments. When they started playing the curtains didn’t open. Perkins quickly responded with a funny line about it being alright because he was shy. When the curtain finally moved only half of it opened completely. Someone had to come out and open it the rest of the way. At some point in the show Perkins admitted that the band was late to arrive to the venue so they were do sound check while playing. He also mentioned that the bassist would normally be seen playing an upright bass however that he couldn’t last night (I am not sure why). The final kicker was when Perkins introduced the name of the band as “Elvis Perkins In Deerland” and not “Elvis Perkins in Dreamland” as it appeared on the Variety Playhouse‘s marquee. Even though Elvis Perkins In Deerland has more of a folksy sound I think that their volume was probably set to eleven last night.

ITP Flickr Pic
Speaking of marquees….

Last November when I heard that Kitty Carlisle was performing at the 14th Street Playhouse my first thought was “Wow, I can’t believe that she is still alive.” I don’t have to believe that any longer as she passed away the other day.

If you are under the age of fifty and not a fan of old-time game shows you probably never heard of Kitty Carlisle. Carlisle was a Broadway actress and a fixture of the then New York based tv game shows “To Tell The Truth” and “What’s My Line” as well as others.

Yes, It's *That* Kitty Carlisle!

This photo has opened a potential Pandora’s Box of problems for me. The other day I questioned my photographic work flow for file manipulation and archiving. This morning I looked for this photo on my “master” hard drive and couldn’t find it. Thankfully, I had already uploaded it to Flickr and may have now nipped a potentially drastic failure in the bud.

The Best Kept Secret In Sports
The Tour de Georgia started a few days ago and winds up in Atlanta on Sunday. Sadly, That is all I know. Oh, I also know that I won’t be able to see any of it live — again.

Round Three?
Tonight I should be headed to The EARL to see Captured By Robots!. Time is my only enemy tonight because I have a shitload to do prior to heading out to play.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – slow
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Deerhoof — “Matchbook Seeks Maniac”
Website Of The Day – I couldn’t figure out which to of these were better for continuing the chain, so I give you both — Team Cheddarhead and The Cheddarhead Dictionary.
Exercise (b)Log – none (argh!)
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car

April Goals
1) Lose two pounds. (starting weight 202 lbs?)
2) Run no fewer than thirty miles.
3) Do twenty push-ups and fifty sit-ups at on Monday, Wednesday and Saturdays.
4) Read three books, specifically
4a) “722 Miles: The Building of the Subways and How They Transformed New York”
4b) “Programming Interviews Exposed: Secrets to Landing Your Next Job”
4c) “50 Fast Digital Photo Techniques”
5) Take Marta to work at least ten times.
6) File my Income Taxes. (since they are due in two weeks I better get this done)
7) Wear “nicer” clothes to work at least one day a week.
8\) Cook dinner at home at least two nights a week.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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4 Responses to It’s All About Seeing Your Name In Lights

  1. martha says:

    Maybe the people are leaving because of the assorted riff raff that hangs out at your place on random Sunday mornings.

  2. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Nah, that can’t be it. I thought it might have something to do with the tattered clothes and stinky hash shoes that I have outside, but since I don’t hash all that much anymore that can’t be it either. 🙂

  3. Stacy says:

    Oh, I’ve heard about that riff raff. Scary folks, them are. I’d be gettin the helloutta Dodge myself.

  4. Barb says:

    Why can’t you watch the Tour De Georgia with us on Sunday? It isn’t too far from your ‘hood, it is all ITP this year.
    I’ll forward you the plan for Sunday, once I get some work done…..

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