Thursday, January 28, 2010

Plough & Stars

I'm playing a show next Thursday (February 4th) at the Plough & Stars in Cambridge, along with my friend Sean Conlon and a notorious local band by the name of Sway. The show will start around 10pm. It's 21+.






I made guacamole today after work. I'd half-forgotten how satisfying it is to make good snack foods.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Whitehaus

I'm playing the Whitehaus tomorrow night, along with Tongue Oven, Illlich of Baab Ceegur fame, and house resident B. Law. The Whitehaus is in Jamaica Plain, and it is the coolest.





I don't work at an ice cream store anymore. I worked my last shift tomorrow, and every time I served a rude customer I pretended I was saying goodbye to them all. And I was.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Watsky

If you haven't done it yet, you should get George Watsky's surname-titled album. Here's an example of why this is a good idea:



I played this track for my brother on my parents' stereo, and after the line, "but I love my Dad, that motherfucker read to me," my mother turned to me and said, "This is crude."

"But Mom," I said, "he's talking about how much he loves his father. You just don't like that he said 'motherfucker.'"

And she said, "Well, I guess that's it."

Seriously, though, get this album. Listen to it while walking somewhere you don't want to go, so to provide the courage you need for your journey. Put tracks from this album on mixes that you make for your friends, that they too can feel this strong. Together you will laugh at the weaknesses that make you human and worthy of love. I work at a record store now; the people expect me to know about these things.