Friday, October 31, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Yep, must be Fall again if I'm posting sentimental garbage like this.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Alicia, Big Bar, East Village.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Grand Central Station.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Lauren Pritchard.

Up to Mamaroneck to see Duncan Sheik, with Izzy and Shann.

Meeting at Grand Central.

Looking for food.

Shann and Duncan after the show.

And waiting for the train back to town.

Fun night, excellent show with lots of brand new material.

Set list:

1) For You
2) Wishful Thinking
3) Such Reveries
4) Barely Breathing
5) Mama Who Bore Me (w/ Holly Brook)
6) Touch Me (w/ Holly Brook, Lauren Pritchard)
7) The Dark I Know Well (w/ Holly Brook, Lauren Pritchard)
8) The Guilty Ones
9) Don't Do Sadness / Blue Wind (w/ Lauren Pritchard)
10) It's Better to Be Dead
11) We're Here to Tell You
12) The Tale of Solomon Snell
13) Earthbound Starlight
14) We Don't Believe in You
15) Take a Bow

16) She Runs Away (w/ Lauren Pritchard on background vocals)

The new songs are GREAT and make us even more excited for the new record/show/etc. than we already were, if that's possible. And though it's unconfirmed (we'll see after the Town Hall show next month, I guess), we suspect that our being out of town is the reason for the performance of several songs which Duncan NEVER does anymore. We really should see him out of town more often. Or even if not for a show, these little day-trips are always lots of fun (at least, the ones with Shann and Iz always are).

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Pacific Standard, Brooklyn.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Loreley, Lower East Side, with Wendi, Ryan, Joe, and Raph.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Dagfinn, Alicia, and Laura at Great Jones Cafe, East Village...

...and later at International Bar, also East Village.

Two bartenders, and neither of them knows what's in a Tom Collins. I will withhold comment, other than that.

Saturday afternoon - what's going on?

Friday, October 03, 2008

Matt Nathanson, Nokia Theater, Times Square.

I'm actually a bit under-the-weatherish, but I've been looking forward to this (and have been sitting on this ticket) for months, so I can't not go.

Opening the show is Jessie Baylin - a boozy sort of last-call lounge-rock. Very cool.

Next to me...a situation straight out of a song. Guy and girl, early 20s, not a couple, though clearly one of them wants to be (despite her many protests that she really doesn't, really) and the other does not.

"I love you, but I don't like you, you know what I mean? I don't like-like you. But I love you."
"Of all my guy friends, you're the only one I'd want to sleep with."
"I'm not saying this to be mean, but I think your girlfriend...I think she wears too much makeup, and just tries way too hard."
"Let's air-kiss!"

As the night wears on, as she embarrasses herself more and more thoroughly, as she gets more and more grabby with him, as she gets more and more brazen with her pleas for him to...just look at her, I just want to strangle one or both of them. You know, mercy killing.

Meanwhile, there's a show going on.

The impromptu(?) cover of AC/DC's "You Shook Me All Night Long" - of the many highlights of the night, this may have been the highlightiest.

Set-list (and some links to videos NOT taken by me):
Car Crash
Sad Songs
Heartbreak World
Princess / Jessie's Girl
Wedding Dress
Miracles (solo)
Little Victories (solo)
Somewhere to Hide
To the Beat of Our Noisy Hearts
In Between Days / Pretty the World
You Shook Me All Night Long
In a Big Country / Falling Apart
Detroit Waves / Kids in America
All We Are

Come On Get Higher

Answering Machine

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Zach Hurd, 11th St. Bar, East Village.