21 August 2010
Really, what I'd like more than anything is to escape everything for a few days.
07 August 2010
(edited slightly for format and content. Sue me)
LCD Soundsystem, Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR May 29th, 2010
Intro music "I'm not in love" 10cc. Best FU ever. I knew Murphy was a fan.
Us and Them (Better than TH Stop Making Sense tour? It’s really close. Nancy Whang moment - she's from Portland? Was her mom really in the theatre? Cool!)
Drunk Girls (Murphy: "those are the two fastest versions of Us and Them and Drunk Girls we've played in a long time")
Yer City's a Sucker
Daft Punk is playing at my house (channeling Nirvana)
All I want (“St. Elmo's Fire” meets Morrissey, wherein I remember (in tears) running, stoned out of my mind, through Raleigh Park on an August night in 1984)
All My Friends (with I Zimbra as a reference) - un-fracking believable.
I Can Change (Murphy can really sing, if he chooses)
Tribulations (Mosh pit w 30 and 40 year olds. Cool. Sorta glad I chose the balcony. Moshing in Spanish boots and an Armani shirt not so good)
Yeah (think "swamp thing by the Cramps." Really, I only need a cover of "take me to the river" to die and go)
Someone Great (bawling – really!)
Loosing My Edge (the live Rock Snob's Version. I admit to shouting out the lyrics I know)
New York I Love You (more SPM, through the NY Dolls -- only much, much better.)
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05 August 2010
1. This is reasonably good news. I had written here that one of the ways in which we can get governance back on track is to clean out the arcane rules of the House and Senate, including reforming the rules around cloture and filibusters. That the most static of the status quo Democratic Senators (that's you, Diane Feinstein and Chris Dodd) are amongst the most vocal opponents of rules reform is telling. If memory serves me, there are a number of Senators -- Democrats and Republicans -- who in fact support reasonable rules reform in both chambers.
2. Cat Scratch Fever exists, and is extremely unpleasant. In fact, it may be more unpleasant than even the horrible Ted Nugent song. The inflammation on my wrist, combined with one particularly swollen lymph node, fever, and headache are making my life extremely unpleasant right now.