Monthly Archive for September, 2004

Going to Interpol?

Is any­one going to the Inter­pol show on Octo­ber 11, 2004 at Aval­on (Boston)? Does any­one want to go?

The new album Antics is quite good.

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Apple Picking

From Flickr: Guess what Presley found? No really, there weren't many apples to pick.Last sum­mer, after we were forced out of our beloved Mass Ave apart­ment, due to neg­li­gent fire, we were for­tu­nate to be tak­en in by some tru­ly great peo­ple. And these peo­ple invit­ed us to go apple pick­ing last year, some­thing I hadn’t done since I was a kid. It was the kind of thing you don’t do enough, liv­ing in the city.

This year, the crew con­sist­ed of Jason & Liz, Bryan & Jill, and Pres­ley & I. We head­ed fur­ther up the North Shore this year, to Ipswich, MA. Seemed like a love­ly town, though we spent all of our time on the farm.

How great is it that they make you take a hay ride before you can pick apples?

Scorpion Bowl

Noth­ing like shar­ing a Scor­pi­on Bowl with anoth­er man’s wife…

Scorpion Bowl

K. and Ned at Lolo’s birthday celebration. Tiki Room, Lansdowne Street, Boston, Sept 17.

Web Surfer Rosa

There are very few bands that I think are worth see­ing in big venues. Radio­head is one. U2 is anoth­er. And even with these big acts, what is so enjoy­able about an are­na show? It’s usu­al­ly 100-dol­lar tick­ets, you can’t see much except for what’s on the Jum­botron, and you end up with a row of danc­ing teenaged girls with scrunchies, block­ing your view, and singing in your ear.

It sucks.

When I heard that the Pix­ies were re-form­ing and tour­ing this sum­mer, I knew that I’d glad­ly plop down the 100 bucks, and put up with Are­na-beer prices, for just a glimpse of them play­ing togeth­er again, live. But, then came the bad news — it was worse than expect­ed. The Pix­ies were play­ing Lola­palooza. Dear god.

I have a the­o­ry about huge out­door fes­ti­vals — they suck the most. I sat through the Lilith Fair, just to see Liz Phair, and it was­n’t worth the effort.

Any­way, all of this was ren­dered moot, since Lola­palooza was can­celled, and the Pix­ies were forced to orga­nize their own tour.

Arguably, Boston is the home base for the Pix­ies cult, so I expect­ed them to do a week at a club, or play the Orpheum, a large the­atre. Not so — they aren’t even play­ing Boston, choos­ing instead to book two shows in small are­nas in Amherst and Low­ell. I can’t fath­om why.

Tick­ets went on sale today at 10am… and, Pres­ley and I had our Power­books open to in bed. We got 4 Gen. Admis­sion tick­ets for each show, Novem­ber 30, and Decem­ber 1. I won­der who we’ll invite along…


Look at this Spi­der out­side our window!

Pres­ley has the details