April 07, 2006
Woo! On sale tomorrow 4/8:
Gomez - 5/4/06, Variety Playhouse
Snow Patrol - 5/29/06, Roxy
April 10, 2006
I loved Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit. It's been a while since I laughed til it hurt. It's wonderful, although I wonder if adults will enjoy it more than kids. You must watch the credits - look for the bunny pairs that rub noses! Mrs. Minch and I went gaga every time we spotted them.
Robert is a very large rabbit. That thing looks bigger than my cats. In fact, it looks like the General rabbit out of Watership Down. Which is kind of frightening.
I'm co-admin of a Flickr group. You're invited to participate. That said, perhaps I ought to contribute something myself.
I went to a high-octane beer tasting party in East Atlanta over the weekend. I like Chimay, a Belgian brew. There were twice-fried frites and grilled brats - never was a girl so happy. Thank you to our lovely hosts and to Mr. & Mrs. Minch who were wonderful company.
Went to the Dogwood Festival. My favorite part? The exhibition featuring dogs catching frisbees. Those border collies are sharp, even the ones who couldn't quite catch the discs (whom Mrs. Minch dubbed Butterfangs).
Last week my sister took me to see Cirque du Soleil. It was sweet, especially being in a company suite.
I have houseguests this coming weekend. Which means the frenzy of housecleaning has begun.
I had a brief annual review. I'm getting reference work under my belt, and a raise. Yay! Of course after taxes it won't be much, and it will be going straight to the DCCB (Damned Credit Card Balance). But more is good.
April 12, 2006
Ultimate Drive-In Movie of 2006
To that end, here are some alternative surprise endings to the movie, courtesy of the occasionally-funny McSweeney's.
April 13, 2006
Google Calendar is up
Google Calendar is now ready for tinkering. My first event? Tonight's blogger gathering at 97 Estoria.
April 21, 2006
Eyes Pried Open
Today I will chug the coffee and eye the clock until it's a five o'clock world and the whistle blows. I've had thorny reference projects this week and as a result I feel like a zombie. So, for your perusal and general awareness:
Desktop Zen If you're like me, maybe you can't hide the clutter all over your real desktop, but this page explains how to clear your virtual one.
Decatur CD is having a sale this weekend (starting yesterday). They're good people and I always find excellent used stuff there. No, they didn't give me anything to say this, I just really like their shop. My latest finds: Stephen Merritt, The Who, and the new St. Etienne.
Smashing Pumpkins To Reunite: "It's official, The Smashing Pumpkins are currently writing songs for their upcoming album, their first since 2000. no release date has yet been set, but the band plans to begin recording this summer." (Remember when last year Billy Corgan took out a full-page ad and told us he had a secret?)
Luka Bloom, May 5, The Five Spot - The last time I saw Luka Bloom was in Greenwich Village a couple years ago. I took Mike Wolf, who didn't really know his music but went with me because I told him he'd like it. And he did.
Elvis Costello with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, May 13 - Fox Theater
Devendra Banhart, June 15 (Variety Playhouse) - w/ special guests The Magic Numbers
On the drive home last night I heard a song that I've never heard on the radio, Richard Thompson's "Vincent Black Lightning." I'd call it a modern folk song. It's a spare, steady, quiet but muscular tune, the story of James and Red Molly. James loves Molly and his Vincent (the motorcyle), and he's fought with the law since he was 17. And if I told you I didn't cry with Molly when James died, giving her his Vincent to ride, well, I'd be lying.