...my friend Janus asked me to rent my theatre to him. I told him I could give him a deal at $350.
...my brother and I are fighting outside a car and he keeps saying, "Twenty-five Thirty", which I know means "from the twenty-fifth to the thirtieth of this month", but he's pronouncing it "Twenny-Fie-Turdy" and it's really pissing me off. (note: brother does not speak this way.)
...I'm sitting at the bar drinking beers with my pal Steve and there's a huge Deja Vu moment, except, it's not the standard "I've been here before..." moment, it's the "wait a second, I've NEVER been here before..." kinda feeling. And we're talking about how despicable it is for friends to tell you, oh, you have to watch LOST, like, all 200 hours of it, like they're doing you some favor.
(and in addition to the dream, this part really happened last night), Steve said:
It's not like asking someone to read a book. I mean, if you ask someone to read a book, there's a reasonable chance they might actually read it. But asking someone to watch 200 hours of television?
....We played a big show somewhere. Falcon Ridge?
Woke up with sweet smiley Rachel this morning, and now, off to work the Coop. I've begun a personal "drink responsibly" campaign where I DO NOT drink shitty beer. Ultimately, drinking Bud or Coors or PBR is never about the taste - it's about getting wasted. I don't like getting wasted. So, I drink one or two good beers (maybe new ones?), at the same cost of a sixer of shit, and feel a) much better at the party, 2) well learnt for the beer education, and D) happier in the morning for clearer head and, if a few dollars thinner, at least my wallet didn't diet on hangover-inducing-piss-in-a-can.
My friend Anais Mitchell is playing Albany tomorrow night. Anais is an incredible performer from Vermont. We played together last February at a great place in Berlin called Schokoladen. It was kinda serendipitous since she plays music with Austin Nevins, the brother of my pal Peter - and Peter designed her new album cover! They go way back. Anais and I spent most of the night in Berlin talking and dancing. It's always great to make a new friend on tour. Anais' "Hadestown" is on Righteous Babe, it's a Folk Opera featuring Ani Difranco and Bon Iver.
With her are Mike and Ruthy, a duo who used to play Sidewalk Cafe when I worked there as a sound engineer. Mike and Ruthy played at Pete Seeger's 90's birthday party at MSG last year. I'm not all big on MSG, but playing Pete's birthday must be an honor and a great time!
I'm interested to see each act, since it's been a while and I remember them both being so great. It's tomorrow at The Linda, WAMC's performance space on Central Avenue, at 8PM.