Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wild Night

Last night was a wild night in baseball as both the NL and AL Wild Card positions came down to the last game of the season, meaning heads were swiveling and phones were flipping back and forth between four different games, two of which went into extra innings. Somehow though, both were decided last night so no tiebreaker games tonight. Luckily the NL drama ended just in time for me to head to the Metro to catch The Rapture.

Congrats to the St. Louis Cardinals and the Tampa Bay Rays!

See you at Sedgwick's for Cardinals October baseball!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Stepkids, Horrors, Dancers & Beer

It was a busy weekend between the Hideout Block Party, a Dance Crash show and a quick hop to Wisco for some sausage, cheese and Spotted Cow, but last night I broke my lay-low-Sunday-evening rule to accompany Tankboy to The Horrors show at Lincoln Hall. It's not too often that we are both surprisingly blown away by a band we've never heard of (simply because one of usually previews the shows we go to), but last night the opening band, The Stepkids, did just that. They reminded me of a ton of eclectic influences, but the bottom line is that they were really damn good. I totally think they should share a bill with Tame Impala and The Besnard Lakes. It would be a trippy, epic evening, with lotsa mind bending falsetto.

The Stepkids have a new album out tomorrow. Tankboy has a couple tracks you can preview.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Miss Me?

Wondering where I've been? Giving my ol' girl Leslie away...

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


It's been a couple of days since the tenth anniversary of 9/11, and while I had a few things I wanted to say about that day in 2001 and the remembrance ten years later, I know that people (including myself) really only wanted to take that one day to allow themselves to look at the images and talk about the pain of that day. That was actually the one major point I intended to make--as much as I didn't want to dwell on those images and feelings, I do think it was appropriate, and now after the fact, actually necessary to spend one day really remembering. Not that we could ever forget.

So instead, I leave you with a photo of my father leaving flowers at a flag raised on Art Hill in memorial to his friend, Denny Scauso, an FDNY Firefighter who was killed in the line of duty at the World Trade Center that day.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Last night was a good, good night.

A unique moment in music happened last night at the Hideout. You see, there was a release party for the @MayorEmanuel Twitter-adventure-turned-book: "The F***ing Epic Quest of @MayorEmanuel" penned, or uh, Tweeted by Dan Sinker. The mayor himself even turned up! But here's the part that would have had me ROFL-ing had I been there: Wilco's Jeff Tweedy covering "I Gotta Feeling" by the Black Eyed Peas. I guess you could say @MayorEmanuel invited him to do this back in January. And he was right...people do love that shit.

The only thing that could have made this any better is if Brian Williams would have turned up, too.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Chi-Town on a Hot Streak

Behind the scenes of the filming of Hey Champ's "Silver City" music video (spy me and Tankboy on the left)...which I realized that I never here it is: