Wednesday, February 14, 2007

RANDOM MUSINGS FOR A SNOWY DAY....

...I watched Scorsese's latest, "The Departed", for the first time last night. It definitely lives up to all the hype. Great acting, great direction. Probably my favorite Scorsese flick since "Goodfellas". The guy has got to start expanding his musical tastes though--using "Gimme Shelter" by the Stones just seemed like a self-referential inside joke. And "Comfortably Numb"? C'mon Marty....


...controversy is brewing over the ...Village Voice Pazz & Jop Poll poster for this year, portraying Bob Dylan running over TV On the Radio's Kyp Malone with a little Rascal scooter.



Racist insult or innocent music humor? I'm not touching this one with a 50-ft pole.













...the cold that I have been fighting since the Sun Circle/Wind-Up Bird show seems to be winning. If I end up missing the Sonic Youth show because of it, I will be one angry little dude.

...speaking of the Sonic Youth show, who plans on attending? Barring the progression of my cold into full-blown Ebola virus, I'll be there with the love of my life Jaime-Lynn (the nicotine addicts among you may know her as the manager of the tobacco shop downtown) and it would be nice to finally meet some of you in person. I pretty much look like this...



....minus the balsam fir attached to my face. And I'll probably comb my hair. Maybe. So stop by and say hello or tell me how much my blog sucks or try to steal my wallet or something. See you there!

8 comments:

the le duo said...

Tanner (highgate) and me, JB (the le duo) will be there. he will be tall and skinny. I will be less tall and WAY less skinny. we will both have scruffy beards...that should set us apart...see ya there, I'm wicked excited!

jay said...

Great! I know what you both look like from your MySpace pictures; I was going to say hi at the Sun Circle show but I was a ball of disease. I figured me, high on cough syrup with snot running down my face, probably wasn't the best first impression. Wait a minute, that's pretty much what I'm always like... :)

Am I the only non-bearded VT music blogger? Still waiting on that puberty to kick in....

casey said...

I'll be there. Dammit.

jay said...

Excellent--see you there Casey!

Unfortunately the show is on a Sunday night, otherwise you could all see me make a drunken fool out of myself & get banned from Higher Ground for life for running on stage & trying to groupe Kim Gordon.

Who am I kidding...it'll probably still happen.

mike said...

You may get a Stratocaster to the head from Thurston for that little stunt, so watch out.

jay said...

If I had a dollar for every Strat I've taken to the head.... :)

Tmoore said...

I took monday off just so i could get smasholla'd. I'll be the guy who keeps on talking about how drunk he is, and how funny that is, that i keep mention how drunk i am. that's when i'm really drunk.

jay said...

Excellent...it's going to be a fun night! I should take Monday off too.