Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Oh who put all those cares in your head/You can’t live your life on your deathbed/And it’s been such a lovely day

Off Day for Baseball
Off Days on a Monday are pure gold for me and my Monday Night Happy Hour Crew. You see, I don’t have to nag them about going to a bar with a television and they don’t have to pretend to listen to me when I talk about the game. It’s a Win-Win. During the non-raining portions of the evening we were sitting outside at The Local drinking Black & Tans and enjoying extreme people watching. Once it started raining we headed to our old stand-by of Rossi’s. It was there at Rossi’s that I caught the first half of the Mets/Cubs game. (Like others in the blogosphere I was disappointed that Santana wasn’t pitching.) Hey, baseball is baseball…no matter who is playing…so I just sat back and enjoyed it.

Upcoming Games
Tentative – Tuesday, April 29 vs. Chicago White Sox
Confirmed – Wednesday, April 30 vs. Chicago White Sox, noon game

It’s not like I am an uber White Sox junkie (the opposite in fact) but I couldn’t say no to a noon game the day before my birthday. There is nothing like sitting in The Dome and drinking beer whilst all your co-workers are slaving away in cubicles. Don’t worry cube-mates; I will have one for you. Mmmwhwwhahaahaaa (insert Gargamel type laugh.)

Non-baseball but no less important

Nature vs. Nurture – Lucy edition
I am afraid of deer, dolphins, nature, suburbs and natural bodies of water.
Lucy is afraid of feathers.

Who has the most irrational fear?

Record Store Day

I celebrated my first Record Store Day! I don’t think I have ever seen the Electric Fetus so packed before (except for in-store performances but that doesn’t really count.) The Electric Fetus was drawing the crowds in with DJ Freddy Fresh spinning some vinyl (yes, it felt weird typing that) and pizza. We Minnesotans love our free food giveaways. I picked up the newest albums from the Raconteurs and The Kooks.

Speaking of the Kooks…
I have been a huge fan of The Kooks ever since I received my semi-annual Care Package full of CDs from Astralwerk’s. Their first album was full of catchy songs that propelled them on to every music show and magazine. I saw them perform on Live From Abbey Road, Later with Jools Holland and Late Night with Conan. Now that I have finally listened to their new album Konk, I know that they aren’t flukes. I can’t wait until they come here on May 31 so I can see what kind of show they put on. Go ahead, check them out. I know you want to!

Hey wait! I forgot to post my April Music Mix
Each month I make a new mix CD for my car. Granted I only drive a total of ten miles a week (unless I have to go to The Suburbs) so I barely make it through a whole CD before the month is over. Anyways, here is April’s Mix
Icky Thump – White Stripes
Juicebox – Strokes
Get Free – The Vines
Golden Skans – Klaxons
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Can’t Get it Right Today – Joe Purdy
A cause des garcons – Yelle
Bring on the Comets – VHS or Beta
Blue Lights Flashing – Travis
Sex Bomb – Tom Jones
Well Respected Man – The Kinks
Gasolina – Daddy Yankee
Liberty Song – Levellers
Rainbow Connection – Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Tom Petty – American Girl

This song was featured on the Little Miss Sunshine soundtrack.

Devotchka – Till the End of Time


James said...

sweet playlist.
Have you fully digested the Rancontuers album yet? If so, how is it? My copy is in the mail still :(

triciaaho@lycos.com said...

That picture of Gargamel made me laugh! I love the Smurfs. I was also kind of hoping to see Johan pitch the game that was on TV the other night.
**Becca** aka Twins Sisters