Sunday, June 01, 2008

Sunday Stuff

So here we are: Sunday. It's the end of the weekend for most of you, the beginning of the work week for me. Hope you had a nice weekend.

As I sit here, Bartolo Colon, who looks he ate Manny Ramirez and his 500th home run ball, is pitching his third consecutive good game for the Red Sox. That makes me happy.

Let's see. What's happened this weekend? Well, the Titles CD-release show was even better than expected. Yeah, Titles was as good as usual, playing a really great set. But the real surprise of the show was Etta Place, a New Haven band that only moved here recently.

The fivesome kind of approximated "Transmissions from the Satellite Heart" era Flaming Lips. If you guys read this blog a lot, or read my columns, you know how much I love older Lips stuff. Just love it. And Etta Place is really good. Really good. You'll surely be reading something about them in the paper soon. This is why covering the local music scene makes me happy. Sometimes you find a band that you can truly love.

Tonight I'm heading to Northampton to see Rilo Kiley. I've got it on good authority that the band's show in Providence last night was really good. So, I'm a little more excited than I was before I heard that news.

What I'm really interested in seeing is this week's box-office results. I wonder if "Indy" was able to maintain its perch at the top over "Sex and the City." I have a feeling both flicks make over $50 million, with "Indy" barely squeaking out a win. Guesses in the next hour so before we hear the results?

OK, that's it. Have a good rest of your Sunday and we'll talk tomorrow.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sadly, you were a tad off.
Indy took in a respectable $46M, and SATC...well...took in more.
One of life's unexplainable mysteries.

Anyway - enjoy Rilo tonight, and be safe on the drive (that stretch between Northampton and Springfield is eerily desolate at night). The Calvin's right across from some old stomping grounds, the Hotel Northampton, where they've got a great street level pub (with some outdoor seating this time of year). Even if the show tanks, you can always ease the pain here with some adult libations.

Anyway, I'm sure it'll be a good one. For those of us hitting the hay early in prep for the Monday marathon, much envy comes your way.