Wednesday, September 13, 2006

I blame cat power

after a week of annoying taped message phone calls (including one from Hillary Clinton, one from Susan Sarandon on behalf of whoever was running against Hillary Clinton, and the worst, a 9:21 Saturday morning solicitation from Andrew Cuomo (who I would've voted for if he'd exhibited enough sense to not engage the automatic dialers before 10 a.m. on a Saturday)), the New York State primaries are over. and everything ended exactly as predicted. right now (knock wood) it looks like November may yield the first ever statewide Democratic sweep in history (which is a little surprising, actually).

in other news: Sunday we went to see Cat Power's early show at Irving Plaza (she seems like a one-trick pony to me, though the sound system, and video, at the club, has improved greatly since I was last there) and last Friday I spent multiple hours in the back of a town car riding back and forth through Brooklyn and Queens. for sixty minutes of the trip I was joined by Ben Kweller, whose self-titled album will be released on the 19th, for an interview that'll show up in the Village Voice sometime in October.

worthy new releases this week: Richard Buckner's Meadow, Tara Jane O'Neil's In Circles and Yo La Tengo's I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass.

and I've got a couple of very short album previews in the current issue of Philadelphia Weekly.

finally, I'm a fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Oakland Raiders (could they have looked any worse on Monday night?). I do not yet have a favorite NBA team. if you would like to pay me not to cheer for your team (or perhaps compensate me for rooting for your archrival), please send me an e-mail. I'm certain something can be arranged.

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