Monday, May 14, 2007

More Excuses

Yup, there's a reason why I haven't posted in a week, but I'm not sharing it. OK, you've convinced me: Last week, I worked a good portion of the time at a different paper, helping out another one in the Register's chain. That left me little time go get Weekend done, much less blog. So, I apologize. And, hopefully, we'll get back to our more regularly scheduled entries now.

Anyway, I took a little test today to find out which indie-rock album is most like my personality. I guess I'm like Modest Mouse's "The Moon and Antarctica." Take the quiz yourself and post a comment about what disc you're like. Could be fun.

Last night was the finale of this year's "Survivor," and if you've read my stuff for any amount of time, you know I'm strangely addicted to this show. The episode, like this season, was really a bummer. But I guess the right person won.

You can read more in Friday's Weekend, but just so you can plan you weekend early: There's tons of local music coming. On Friday, The Space hosts the finale of its Battle of the Bands IV. I'll be a judge, and six very good bands will perform. On Saturday, Independisc and the Jellyshirts join forces to release the band's "lost" record, "Outside," over at the John Slade Ely House. But there's a huge twist.

Derek Holcomb headlines Beatnik 2000, episode 364, over at Cafe Nine tonight. You know that'll be good.

Here's another story about someone stealing music, and the RIAA fining them. As I've discussed numerous times, the RIAA might be going about this all the wrong way, but it's the organization's right to do so. This student even admits she knew it was illegal, but says, "Obviously I knew it was illegal, but no one got in trouble for it." OK, so if I go kill someone and not get caught ...

The people I work with like to joke that I'll eat anything fried. And they're pretty much right, but there are some lines I won't cross. This is one of them.

My prayers have been answered. If this news wasn't this way, you may have not heard from me again, after a nervous breakdown or something.

Lastly, I guess some dude was really mad when Ben Folds wouldn't play "Brick" or something. In my mind he just yelling, "Play 'Brick' or get out of here." Then some other guy took off his shirt, because that's what you do at a Folds/Boston Pops show. The guy yelling got offended by this, and threatened to throw a brick. then a fight happened. Keith Lockhart didn't know what the hell was going on since he's used to the senior-citizen party that usually accompanies a non-Fourth of July performance by the Pops. Keith is now at a serenity center, and Folds vows never to play with an orchestra. "Man, I was scared for my life," he said. "When's Toad's re-opening?"

I'm done. Perhaps tomorrow we'll speak again?

1 comment:

georgia said...

well, it said i was "summerteeth" by wilco. but i've never heard that album and the questions were stupid.

anyway, how are things?