1. Friday, March 14, 2008

    todays lineup of love 

    2:30p – Lemonheads
    3p – Billy Bragg
    5p – Pop Candy Party
    7p – Witch
    8p – Ting Tings
    9p – Hank IV (for a quick second)
    9p – Quiet Company
    9:30p – Does it offend You, yeah
    10p – Rogue Wave
    10p – The Submarines
    11p – Be Your Own Pet
    midnight – J. Mascis
    12:45a – Thurston Moore
    1a – N.E.R.D.

    yesterday me and lou reed were walking across a crosswalk. he was wearing Nikes. he had just rocked the lou reed tribute show at the fader fort. he looked like his feet were hurting.

    carrying punk on your shoulders will do that to you.

    later i saw michael stipe cruising down the same lou reed street with a cap way over his head and ears and almost eyes. he had three women around him. they were gabbing. i was talking to the dude you are seeing in the pic above and below, a young guitarist of a band youve never heard of – yet, the Scarlett. theyre the opening act of the KCRW/SPIN party today at Stubbs. from the press release which loves all caps:

    KCRW/SPIN PARTY: X, VAMPIRE WEEKEND, THE RAVEONETTES, THE WHIGS, BEN JELEN, SWITCHES and THE SCARLETT at STUBBS in Austin, TX. (INVITATION ONLY)..

    anyways when i saw stipey walking with his ladies i whispered to rob, here comes REM. bro was all, huh?

    as they walked past all you could hear were the ladies blathering on and i yelled “you rocked last night mike!”

    a few seconds later, in that oh so familiar voice, we heard “thank you!”

    later that night right before taking that pic above with perry i was all, yo perry i saw you play harder stadium at ucsb in 1988 and you insulted all of us beautifully saying “dont you people have mid-terms?”

    perry smiled and said, “i was wearing green boots”.

    to match his green dreads.

    fucking twenty years ago and that dude remembers every detail.

    more details about last night on soundboard in about an hour after i take a gigantic crap.