Tuesday, December 23, 2008

2008 Favorites

You've been eagerly awaiting everyone's top 2008 lists, here's mine!!
(I'm sure i'm forgetting something)

top shows in no order:
February 5, Flogging Molly @ Beaumont
March 6, Gogol Bordello @ Beaumont
March 29, Carbon/Silicon @ Record Bar
May 1, William Elliot Whitmore @ Jackpot Saloon
May 8, Murder By Death @ Record Bar
May 16 & 17 Dinosaur Jr, Okkervil River, Trail Of the Dead, The National, Broken Social Scene, ATP Festival @ Minehead, UK
July 15, Dropkick Murphys @ Beaumont
July 19 Foo Fighters @ Kemper Arena
July 20, Willie Nelson @ Liberty Hall
August 6, Cute Lepers @ Record Bar
Sept 26, Dinosuar Jr, Built To Spill, MeatPuppets@ Terminal 5
October 21, American Catastrophe/Olympic Size @ Czar Bar
October 23, Toadies @ Beaumont
December 10, Gaslight Anthem/Eagles Of Death Metal @ The Midland

Favorite Records of 2008 (in no particular order)
The AKA's- Everybody Make Some Noise
Good Riddance-Remain in Memory: The Final Show
The Deadly Sins-Selling Our Weakness
The Gaslight Anthem- The '59 Sound
Two Cow Garage-Speaking In Cursive
Smoking Popes-Stay Down
Valient Thorr-Immortalizer
Drag The River-You Can't Live This Way
Murder By Death- Red Tooth of Claw

Friday, June 13, 2008


my favorite beverage came early. i thought i'd have to hold out until copenhagen. thank you oslo! you are overpriced. but you did offer 2 amazing hotels, and my favorite beverage. 

oh, yeah foo fighters... nice guys. solid crew. i didn't realize how many of their songs i knew... i might go watch them in stockholm if time allows. someday you'll get pictures from my camera. but i don't have the cable for it right now.

1, 2, 3, TOUR!!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

everyone else on the tour had one going. i figured why not put another personal stamp on the information super highway. i'll give you thoughts, observations, stories from the road, and random other excitement.

currently this is what i'm doing. here's an old pic from the last tour... and a couple from the current tour so you can see what i do. 

a good portion of the days are spent on the computer, where i make it happen, occasionally somone loses something so i have to figure out how to break into a venue to get personal effects back.