Friday, October 27, 2006

Twenty-Four

I turned 24 today.

I received three birthday presents: a bottle of bourbon, a new bag and a book. I have great friends who know me well.

Here's to a little luck in the coming year.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Peter and the Wolf

I saw The Decemberists last night at Stubb's, and it was amazing. They rattled off the notables from their latest release (The Crane Wife) with the showmanship bloggers had primed me to expect from the band. Colin Meloy's voice and on-stage energy were each refreshing, probably exaccerbated by the bored stupor the opener left the crowd with. I think it's safe to say that every male, and lesbian, in the crowd fell in love with their addition to the band for the Crane Wife tour, some babe who assisted with guitar, banjo, xylophone, accordian, percussion and backing vocal duties. whoa.

Here is the setlist:
The Crane Wife #3
Island
We Both Go Down Together
The Gymnast, High Above the Ground
Perfect Crime #2
Legionnaire
'O, Valencia
Shankhill Butchers
Myla Goldberg
Los Angeles, I'm Yours
Odalisque
Crane Wife 1&2
Sons
The Culling of the Fold
16 Military Wives

Additionally, the break between The Decemberists and supporting act Lavendar Diamond rekindled my love for Sergei Prokofiev's children's classic, Peter and the Wolf. Enjoy.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Wild Week.

A couple of tests in the classes I couldn't care less about, and a mid-term portfolio due in my senior seminar. I think the real value of attending college is learning to appreciate the feeling of a job well done.