of course, having Donnie Darko on the television (courtesy of the Sundance Channel) probably doesn't help with the latter.
a big night, even for New York.
Death Cab for Cutie, The Breeders, Jakob Dylan and Robert Plant and Alison Krauss.
I think I might stay home.
it looks like the Liz Phair piece (an interesting one, I promise) may be finally finished (next week, my precious, next week) and I'm currently transcribing an interview with Blondie's Chris Stein (stuff you didn't know: he's a huge reader. Nabokov. Cormac. and throws the f-bomb more than I do).
recently published (as of this morning): a long Q and A with bassist Chris Baio of Vampire Weekend (they're playing Summerstage this Saturday (it's actually a big week: Plant/Krauss is a two-night thing. Isaac Hayes (free) on Thursday. Centro-matic and Sun Kil Moon on friday. Mission of Burma on Saturday and Sunday. and I'm probably forgetting some stuffs))
and if you're sitting there saying to yourself, 'Boy, I wish there was something I could do for this guy,' then try this:
longtime friend Rowbear Huffman, member of Club Wig and founding father of the much underrated Opus Dopus (from the pre-nyc, Tuscaloosa era), has entered a contest sponsored by Baby Ruth (yes, the candy bar maker). and it appears the grand prize is an opportunity to sing "take me out to the ballgame" right here in the big city. specifically the 7th inning stretch of the all-star game at Yankee Stadium.
and Bear's already made the list of top ten finalists (congrats Rowbear!).
all he needs now is more votes than the other nine contestants and he's winging his way northward (and the weather will probably have broken by then. and if not, it'll still likely be cooler than Alabama).
(go here - Rowbear is the sepiatone entry fourth from the left on the top row singing "Katie Casey Harmonica."_
you can vote up to 25 times per e-mail address, and I'd appreciate you doing so as Rowbear's not only talented (as you can see from the video), he's also what you might call "real good people," and deserving of all manner of fine things that come his way.