That's it, folks. I just filled up my concert tickets binder. Over 350 shows (not counting local bands or Sound Revolution!) in 20* years. First show*: Eric Clapton at Nassau Coliseum, August 17, 1990. First show on my own* Soul Asylum at Tramps in New York City, May 15, 1998 Most recent show: Neko Case January 17, 2018 at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY.
Most shows: Wilco, 40 times. Pearl Jam and Soul Asylum very close behind! I should make a venues list too. I am guessing that Bowery Ballroom is at or very near the top of the list. Tarrytown Music Hall might be close 2nd. Farthest I've traveled just for a show: Los Angeles for the Who tribute featuring Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, etc in 2008. Farthest I've driven for a show: Wilco at Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham AL in 2009. Closest: I've walked to the Tarrytown Music Hall!
Thankful for all the friends and ticket buddies who have made the concert experiences, waiting in line for hours, and standing at the rail, infinitely more enjoyable.
Now onto the next volume! I am looking for a new magnetic page binder, approx 8.5 x 11 size, and not leather bound. Can't find one that fits the bill at all. If you know where I can get one, please let me know!
Brunch Cocktail from Rachel at the main bar @faregroundatx I’m trying the Moscow Punch🍍 Be careful y’all, these draft drinks are let’s say ....fully developed and not as small and innocent as they look! This baby packs a PUNCH ;)
Who else gets all crazy brained when trying to figure out where to eat in #Austin ? We decided on @faregroundatx today! What is your favorite brunch spot where you live??
Model @lilbrowngurllostintranslation sweet baby
9 albums that changed my life:
1- Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon
2- Radiohead - Kid A
3- Death - Human
4- Talk Talk - Spirit Of Eden
5- Sigur Rós - Ágætis Byrjun
6- Portishead - Dummy
7- Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
8- Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
9- Talking Heads - Remain In Light
I can precisely remember the first time I listened to one of these albums; the feelings, the amazement, knowing that I was listening to something outstanding. Which are yours?
Here is my small offering for #nationalcheeseloversday swipe left for cheesy goodness from some of the best and underrated places in the Austin area! That’s right! Don’t wine! Swipe left until you reach the cheesy end ;)
Big Walnuts Yonder - S/T: Their debut LP released in 2017 by Sargent House Records. An insane experimental math/prog/indie rock supergroup featuring Nick Reinhart of Tera Melos, Mike Watt of Minutemen, Greg Saunier of Deerhoof, and Nels Cline of Wilco! Somehow this went under my radar last year, big thanks to @vinylwaxx for recommending them to me after I posted the latest Deerhoof album last week because this is some awesome stuff!
I finally got my blog post on @la_tertulia_d_zoey and the wonderful Paulina done! Swipe left to see some of the goodness served at this #ecuadorian restaurant in Central Round Rock. Want to know more? Click on link in bio and let me know what you think!
Lazy Saturday Morning thinking of java from #cafejava and crepes from @frenchtexcuisine swipe left for more breakfast goodness from #donut79 and @la_tertulia_d_zoey and @cubabakeryandcafe @cubabakery cubabakery
Mon avis lecture sur "Proxima du Centaure " de Claire Castillon, qui sortira le 07 Février prochain chez @flammarionromans .
Je ne vais pas passer par 4 chemins ce livre a été un énorme coup de coeur pour moi ! C'est le premier coup de coeur de l'année et je pense que même si il ne m'a fallu que quelques heures pour le lire il restera graver en moi pendant des années.
Je pense que c'est un livre qui se découvre avec le coeur, j'ai peur d'en dire trop sur l'histoire et j'aimerais que vous le decouvriez par vous même. Alors bien évidemment je peux vous servir le docile résumé de la 4ème de couv' qui nous apprends qu'un jeune garçon de 15 ans nommé Wilco de retrouve à chuter de sa fenêtre, après s'être trop penché, pour regarder passez la demoiselle qui lui vole son coeur.
Oui mais "Proxima du Centaure" c'est bien plus que ça, c'est les pensés d'un jeune tétraplégique qui pendant 1 an va voir défiler les différents membres de sa famille à son chevet. C'est aussi ce mélange constant du rêve et de la réalité , de la tristesse et de l'espoir, du rire et des larmes.
C'est un magnifique ouvrage jeunesse qui traite d'un sujet dur mais toujours avec finesse, humour et amour. Qui à mes yeux a une double lecture possible, celle pour les rêveurs et une autre pour les gens plus terre à terre. Je cherche encore où je me situe entre ses 2 catégories.
220 pages qui ont su me voler mon coeur pour le réduire en miette et je peux vous assurer que j'attends la rencontre auteur/lecteurs organisé par @babelio_ avec grande impatience 💕
Si ce livre vous tente ou si vous voulez en savoir plus n'hésitez pas à m'en parler en commentaires ou DM car j'ai vraiment peur de donner trop d'informations sur ce post et j'aimerais que vous puissiez tous apptecier votre lecture avec le même plaisir que j'ai eu pour la mienne ❤
How to fight loneliness
Smile all the time
Shine your teeth to meaningless
And sharpen them with lies
And whatever is going down
Will you follow around
That's how you fight loneliness
It was quite the task to choose, but I have contributed to the #9AlbumsThatChangedMyLife challenge with my own selections that forever altered my ears. I may have bent the rules a bit adding a compilation and two box sets, but they legitimately were the gateway into those particular artists' work... For me, it really all began with #JimiHendrix when I was 12 years old. Prior to that, I was a radio kid. But I was drawn to Hendrix for some strange reason and made his Ultimate Experience the first album I ever bought. I can clearly remember the first few times I listened to it, at very high volumes. It was like a switch got flipped in my brain. Within a few months, I heard #PearlJam 's debut singles and made my second album purchase, Ten. Some 25 years later, that band remains being a significant part of my life. By age 13, The #SmashingPumpkins blew my mind with Siamese Dream. That album got more spins from me in a 2 year period than any other I can think of. That Christmas, barely 14 years old, my older brother bought me the #LedZeppelin box set and Heartbreaker was the track that immediately made my jaw drop. Next, I chose #TheRollingStones Sticky Fingers, a truly flawless record beginning to end. In my early 20's I picked up The #OtisRedding Story box set and spent a few months literally wearing it out. There will never be another like him and I grow to appreciate his work more with each pasing year. Age 24 was the year of #JeffBuckley for me. I absorbed every note the man sang over the next few years and became obsessive over the tiny window of time and material he put out before his untimely death. Finally, I round out my #NineAlbumsThatChangedMyLife with #Wilco and #EddieVedder - I personally think the #IntoTheWild album is the greatest soundtrack ever recorded. It goes deeper to me than perhaps any other album I have ever heard. It is that special to me... It was hard to have to leave off Bob Dylan's Blood On The Tracks & Blonde On Blonde, Johnny Cash's With His Hot And Blue Guitar & The Man Comes Around, Van Morrison's Astral Weeks & Moondance, Neil Young's Zuma & Harvest and so so many other incredibly special records from my life. Music truly saves.
Golden Smog. Weird Tales. Rykodisc/Rhino. 1993/2018. 2 LPs. Green Vinyl. (Three sides with material. The D side w/ nice etching). Nice sound. Vinyl is quite and flat. Golden Smog? Could talk about the perigee of the band; Dan Murphy(Soul Asylum), Gary Louris(Jayhawks), Chris Mars(Replacements), Jeff Tweedy(Wilco), Jody Stephens(Big Star). Or...Those were weird years. Brilliant years. The “Johnny Carwash” years (as Mike was prone to calling me). My career was just beginning. Mike, who was a few years older me, was already successful in his vocation. But every weekend was a new adventure. Have you read Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas? Dr. Hunter Thompson with his Attorney, Carl Lazlo. Hunter was always trying to avoid...situations. (Or so he said). Only to be pulled into the next ordeal by Lazlo. It couldn’t be avoided. So it went with Mike and I; we were the flip side of the same coin. What was he like? Here’s one harmless example; “The Golden Smog Show tonight is sold out? Really? Hum...Don’t worry. We’ll talk with the management at the theater. I’m sure they can accommodate us.” (Who thinks like this?) So...10 minutes after we arrived; speaking with a cashier at will-call, 2 extra tickets are available. And...we can have them for free. “What?!” Most amazing of all, my friend was never arrogant or rude or mean. He was willing to put himself into “situations”. The cost? Mike never spent a holiday at home. He lived to help people. Volunteered; the more inconvenient, the better. He once said to me, “If I’m going to ask much of this world, I better be prepared to give even more”. Dr. Thompson once said of Carl Lazlo...”He was one of a kind. A real heavyweight water buffalo type... who could chew his way through a concrete wall and spit out the other side covered with lime and chalk and look good in doing it.” That’s a pretty fine description. Btw...the show was brilliant. #goldensmog#thejayhawks#wilco