Man, oh man, I've been horrible updating this here blog the last two weeks. I really don't have a reason, except that I've been real busy. What are you going to do? I'll tell you what I'm going to do: I hereby make a resolution to update this every day this week. We'll see how that goes.
One thing I forgot to mention last week was my visit to the new Prime 16, a burger joint and tap house on Temple Street in downtown New Haven. I love places with lots of beer, and Prime 16 does not disappoint. I went with friends Brandon and Shiloh Kinne, and we all thought the place was good. And we're picky. You have to love the ol' Dogfish 90 Minute IPA. I sure do.
Speaking of beer, Sam Adams' Summer Ale is out and about now. I absolutely love that beer. It's my favorite ale, except for Cisco's Whale's Tale Pale Ale. And, for some reason, Summer Ale always tastes better in Boston, and last Tuesday when I went to the Red Sox game, let's just say I loved my few pints.
Last night, during a fun conversation at Jack's Bar and Grille, a couple friends and I were talking about one of my all-time favorite movies, "Student Bodies." After years of not being available on VHS or DVD, it looks the like comedy finally, miraculously, comes out on DVD in June. I plan to find the director/writer and do a piece on this monumental release. I can't wait. That's a pic of the DVD above.
What a weekend for music this was. I was at Cafe Nine Friday for the "It Happened ... But Nobody Noticed" party, and it was better than expected. The bands really sounded good. As always, The Furors were great, but other groups including The Plan, The Excerpts and The Poodle Boys also made me happy.
On Saturday, I was at Daffodil in Meriden. Good stuff. One of my favorite days of every year is when I get to see Mark Mulcahy perform. Well, the former Miracle Legion frontman did not disappoint. Mighty Purple also put on a very good set, despite the fact that Steve and Jonny hadn't played with the rhythm section before.
So I guess that's it from this end. I'm going to continue writing some album reviews and watching basketball.
By the way, some of you have asked about posting comments. Yes, I changed the settings so that I have to approve comments before they're posted because I was getting dumb comments about the JRC a couple weeks back. This isn't a corporate blog. It's for my own personal fun, and there's nothing fun about stock. Nothing.
OK, have a good night. We'll talk tomorrow.