Wednesday, October 29, 2008

BEN,

COULD YOU PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME WHAT THE REASON IS FOR THE DELAY?



J M LONGO
973-xxx-0400 EXT 720
201-xxx-1675 CELL


Get outta here.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

This is to remind me of tickets I should buy and also how mad I am about not being able to go to half of these. I wish I had remembered CMJ was coming up. OH WELL.

Wed 10/22
8:30 PM The Slits, Nuuro, Todosantos, Made in Mexico, Los Fancy Free, Tiger! Shit! Tiger! Tiger!, Maniqui Lazer
Lit (CMJ)

Thu 10/23
7:00 PM Charlie Louvin, Oakley Hall, Justin Townes Earle, The Tall Pines
92YTribeca

Thu 10/23
8:00 PM Sam Champion, The Jealous Girlfriends, Mancino, The Silent League
The Bell House

Fri 10/24
6:00 PM Saves The Day, Kevin Devine and The Goddamn Band

Fri 10/24
8:00 PM El May, Circuit Parade
Monkey Town

Sat 10/25
8:00 PM DMBQ, Monotonix, Pre, The Mae Shi, An Albatross, Akimbo, The Apes, Sole and Skyrider Band, Yip Yip
Market Hotel

Sat 10/25
8:00 PM Delta Spirit, Justin Townes Earle, Luke Temple, Dri
Red Bull Space

Sun 10/26
12:30 PM Jukebox The Ghost, Wakey! Wakey!, Casey Shea
(le) poisson rouge

Looking forward:

Sat 11/08
8:00 PM The Mountain Goats, Kaki King, Larkin Grimm
Music Hall of Williamsburg

Mon 11/10
8:00 PM Team B (members The National and Beirut), Dancer vs. Politician
Union Pool

Wed 11/12
8:00 PM Mark Kozelek (acoustic), Neil Halstead
Music Hall of Williamsburg

Sat 11/15
8:00 PM Bob Schneider, Amie Miriello
Bowery Ballroom

Sun 11/16
8:00 PM Eagles of Death Metal, The Duke Spirit
Music Hall of Williamsburg

Thu 12/11
8:00 PM Bon Iver, The Tallest Man On Earth
Town Hall

Mon 12/15
8:00 PM Neil Young, Wilco, Everest
Madison Square Garden

Wed 12/17
7:00 PM The Night Marcher, Obits
Santos Party House
I finally found a used paperback copy of Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections on Sunday afternoon and I cannot put it down. It is uproarious. The reviews on Amazon are surprisingly negative (3 of 5 stars overall) considering what seems (to me) to skew towards an erudite reviewer base. It apparently got a shoutout from Oprah at some point, which may give an otherwise niche book some audience that might not be prepared for 600+ pages of serious (and seriously drawn out) prose, but that's no excuse for panning it if you ask me. So far (1/3 through) The Corrections is reminding me a lot of Wonder Boys (except darker, maybe a little less laugh out loud funny) and I just freaking love it. I've almost missed subway stops because the knots in my stomach refuse to go away if I can't find a place to pause. It's like eating a mozzarella stick that burns your mouth but it's so delicious.

Other news includes but is not limited to: The Bronx playing the shit out of Fontana's tonight, there are Red Pandas at the Central Park Zoo and I want to take one home with me, I need a new job and a new apartment, Dogfish Head Pumpkin Ale FTW, I am going upstate next weekend to see the leaves change (tourist), and what should I be for Halloween? Elaboration will probably not be forthcoming because I am lazy.



Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The JCrew website is the biggest piece of shit on the planet. That's what they get for bringing IT back inhouse. Focusing on core competancy is first year B-school material, and IT is clearly not one of thier strengths. Please quit it so I can look like a decent person this winter. Seriously, you owe me a kelly green sweater, a grey argyle sweater vest and a knit tie after that bullshit this morning.

Love,

B

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Yowza.




Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Things that I have been digging recently:

Joanna Newsom and Fucked Up and Battle of Mice. Hale & Hearty. Catching up with people I've been neglecting. Sexy watches. Sweaters. Strong beers. College football. Corduroy. Hudson Baby Bourbon. Getting all emo about the fall.