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The Idle Hands
Monday, November 20, 2006
Since I've taken a break from reading several music blogs a day, I've found myself more relaxed and happier with music. I still read some music blogs (mainly local ones), but not having to keep up with every new, up-and-coming band has done wonders in lowering my creative stress. And it was a relief the other night to actually discover a band the old fashioned way, via the radio.

Josh from the Adventure Club played a song from Minneapolis-based band The Idle Hands. What interested me at first about the song "Loaded" was its early 1980s retro feel, making me immediately think of the Plimsouls. I'm not certain I still want to compare them to the Plimsouls, but they definitely capture the early 80s sound in the four songs I've heard on their Web site. Since I'm big fan of that era of music, it's no wonder I'm drawn to this band, hoping they make several new fans in the upcoming year.

Here's the video for "Loaded." This song will definitely be on my "Top 10 Songs of 2006" list.

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New York Nights
The Plus One and I visited our friends T. Cole Rachel and Long Division this past weekend. And of course, all the usual hijinks ensued. Witness:

We attended a V magazine party where everyone was bathed in red light.

We saw Michael Jackson perform. I'm digging his new look.

And we partied in a famous author's pad, writing plays, drinking 40s and watching Degrassi.

Cole has more--and much better--pictures of our trip, and you can find them clicking on this word: iced.
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Wednesday, November 15, 2006
I've been doing a lot of these scattershot entries lately. It's probably because of the adult ADD in me. Oh well.

  • Sam M. gets to the bottom about the Trees reopening. His local music site is becoming of my few daily must-reads. Link on the side added.

  • Our show the other night at Hailey's in Denton opening for Pony Up! and Tilly and the Wall went really well. It was the largest crowd we've ever played to, we sold several CDs and my dad finally got to see me play live.

  • For the next installment of "Long Division and I Tear Up New York" this weekend, we'll have special guest stars: the Plus One and T. Cole Rachel, one of her bestest friends. I believe we're all going to party with celebrities on Friday. More to come.

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I don't hunt,
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
but if I did, I'd totally use Season Shot.

"Season Shot is made of tightly packed seasoning bound by a fully biodegradable food product. The seasoning is actually injected into the bird on impact seasoning the meat from the inside out. When the bird is cooked the seasoning pellets melt into the meat spreading the flavor to the entire bird. Forget worrying about shot breaking your teeth and start wondering about which flavor shot to use!"

Kind of makes you proud to be a human, doesn't it?
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What's this about permission?
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Edward Hasbrouck, the Practical Nomad, recently wrote about travel restrictions as proposed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

So, I started investigating (which nowadays means I started Googling), and I came across this news piece and this story.

I'm not going to publish all the findings, but if you follow all of those links, you'll be lead to more links within the stories. In a nutshell, we (U.S. citizens) may have to start asking for permission to travel internationally.
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Plant a tree
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
If the Myspace profile is real, the famous live music venue known as Trees is reopening in Dallas.

"It will have new owners and a new name," the profile said. "But we will keep the same standards and quality of bands. It will be better than Trees."

I'm really hoping when it says "better than Trees" that it means it will have a better staff, a staff that is nice to customers and less hoodlum in their interactions with the public.

And in other trees news, you should participate in this.
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Please vote today. Please.
Tuesday, November 07, 2006

If you haven't already voted early, please, please, please go vote today. It's not hard to do, and it only takes about 15 minutes of your time (maybe a little longer or shorter depending on where you go to vote).

Here are the polling locations for Texas:

I know people who won't date other people that don't vote. I like that rule of thumb. If you're dating someone, and he or she doesn't vote today, I suggest you break up with him or her. Seriously, do you want to really be with someone that doesn't care about his or her own country?

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Friday, November 03, 2006
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A short review of my trip
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
A Roman soldier welcomed our group to York,

which is a mighty pretty city

that sells the kind of donuts I like.

Leeds welcomed us with open arms

and offered us more tantalizing treats.

Manchester, so much to answer for:

Manchester takes on life's hard questions:

Manchester...hard hitting news capital of the world:

And then I went to Liverpool. I have pictures, but Blogger appears to hate Liverpool and refuses to let me post them. Just know that I saw and entered the Cavern, visited some cool places and never once got a chance to have a Cains beer.
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