The boss of Team Feast (and thus my new boss), who most everyone (or at least right thinking people – both male and female) would agree is by far the hottest (although not in a traditional way) thing going at Marie Celeste, is totally into music, and I cannot tell you what a relief it is to have a chat with someone at work who does not respond with, “huh?” when I receive a Band of Horses poster in the mail and is jealous when I have tix to Arcade Fire.
And when I was regaling Smithers1 with the shows Don and I would be attending next week, he was, of course, jealous as all get out. And then I mentioned we were seeing Sonic Youth (and I was somewhat lukewarm about it). He exclaimed, “oh! that is part of the don’t look back’ series!”, I expressed my complete and utter ignorance of aforesaid series. He went on say that Died Pretty were doing Doughboy Hollow as part of the series – and I expressed extreme interest, because as everyone knows, that is an awesome album. So I look it up and then find that one of my
very favourite albums of all time is part of the same show. So, of course, I had to drunkenly buy tickets, because Ed Kuepper is teh awesome! And Don will need a really quick education (best to drag out the Ed cassette).
Both albums remind me of the period after I left the quite dreadful (and quite violent) relationship with Dfkan’s father and I was absolutely poverty striken, but finally peaceful and independent (and still terribly, terribly young). I’m really looking forward to seeing them both performed live – should be $120-ish well spent.
And getting off somewhat unpleasant topics, therein lies the peril of every show we want to see being in the beginning of the year and then a vast wasteland of nothing for months and months, you kind of have to slot in everything now. Fortunately the Italia fund remains untouched for now.
Also, I just sliced my finger up with the new food processor blades
1It was the best I could do (more a play on the name, than any characteristics, well, maybe he is just a little flaming).