asimplechord: (Default)
2014-06-05 06:03 pm

a poster of Rasputin and a beard down to his knees

1. Work. It makes me tired to think about it right now. The part of medical publishing I'm working in isn't really that much writing so much as it's editing and processing paperwork and getting authors to agree on the changes. Which goes about as well as herding cats. There's one abstract I'm trying to push through approvals for release that the authors have seen (and thus implicitly approved) no less than three times, and NOW they decide they don't like something. Dear Person-Who-Probably-Wasn't-Paying-Attention-Before: TOO LATE. At this stage no content can be altered, only disclosures and author order changed.

2. Maleficent. I liked it, but it a) had some issues and b) borrowed heavily from other Disney movies (not just Sleeping Beauty).

3. Music: Riot Fest tickets went on sale. Rise Against and The Offspring and The Cure and and and. The awesome of the line-up makes me feel less sad about not going to Bonnaroo this year.

4. More music: Indigo Girls were at the House of Blues last night. They have a lady touring with them playing fiddle and she was AMAZING. They closed the set with a cover of the Devil Went Down to Georgia instead of Closer to Fine (that was next to last :D) and the combination of her fiddle and Emily Saliers' guitar. Unf.

5. And still more music: On the subject of the HOB... Empires are playing a show there in a couple of weeks. I kept thinking that the music hall was a super big venue for them to be playing, but I think that it's actually NOT as big as the Houston HOB's main venue. But larger than the Peacock Room.

6. The last thing I'll say about music (for this post): Elvis Costello, come to me. :))))) NEXT WEEK.

OK. Now I'm gonna go changing into running clothes and go sweat for a while.
asimplechord: Larsson vs bbOilers (Larsson vs bbOilers)
2013-04-10 09:27 am

inaccurate icon gets used anyway

1. Work! Boss is out of town at a professional meeting, so there have been no "I know you're busy, but can you please do this too?" conversations. I appreciate this.

2. Aeros. :( They still haven't (and probably won't) signed a new lease with Les Alexander and the Toyota Center. It's 99% certain that they're moving to Des Moines after this season.

3. Also Aeros: Eric Haula is supposed to play in his first AHL game tonight. :) Curious to see the Gophers' leading scorer at this level. And there are plenty of guys he's played with or against on the team, so.

4. Leftover birthday cake for breakfast: still an excellent life choice, no matter how much my trainer disapproves.

5. As much as I'm enjoying Empires' Live In Chicago, I still feel that this must be said: GIMME THAT NEW MUSIC. I KNOW YOU'VE RECORDED IT.

6. Apparently it's a good week for music on the internet: Frank Turner's live EP is streaming, and so is Fall Out Boy's Save Rock and Roll. WELL DONE, BUTCH WALKER. WELL. DONE.

7. Clayton Stoner. Why is he still playing? Oh, right, because apparently the Wild only have three useful defensemen, and they need warm bodies. Can't they call up Kampfer? Scandella? Mara, even? Ugh, that pass was so ugly.
asimplechord: (give me novocaine)
2011-07-24 05:42 pm

(no subject)

1. Hello, internet! My laptop's fan is running over time. I'm somewhat concerned that this means the end is nigh. I've only checked LJ sporadically lately, over my phone, and I'm terrible about commenting since I hate to do extensive typing on the tiny touch-screen, but if I've missed something important, please let me know!

2. For [livejournal.com profile] thespatz, some BRMC. My internet connection is really slow - it took over an hour to get these three uploaded - but here are BRMC, Take Them On, On Your Own, and Live In London. I'll try to get Baby 81 and Beat The Devil's Tattoo up soon, also.

3. Um. I had all sorts of stuff to say about HP & the Deathly Hallows, but it feels too belated to post about it now. On the surface I was entertained. McGonagall! Neville! But there's so much that just ended up being ignored or glossed over, and in the end we got one "it's okay if you're sorted into Slytherin, son" instead of addressing the marginalization of an entire House. Which, OK, JKR did in the books, so the movie was limited in how it could tell the story. But still. \o/ /o\

4. Work. Spent a full day there yesterday, despite it being a Saturday. At least this way I can use one less vacation day for the Lolla?

5. Empires. Please let them actually play a show during Lollapalooza. SVV said they were trying to set something up when I asked, but who knows if it'll actually happen.

6. LUDO & STAMPS & TOMMY AND THE HIGH PILOTS & WITHOUT A FACE TOMORROW.

7. Sign-ups for [livejournal.com profile] we_pimpin's next fic exchange are open! Go check it out!

8. I just read KA Mitchell's No Souvenirs. Recs for m/m (e)books?
asimplechord: (Cupid's chokehold)
2011-07-07 08:35 pm

only bats could hear and understand the noises I was making

That high-pitched shriek you heard a couple of hours ago? That was me, realizing that Patrick Stump is going to be in Texas on his tour, 26-28 August. SMALL VENUE AWESOMENESS. :D :D :D

In other news:

1. Sasha is back in my possession. I love my car. I live in the 'burbs, and I drive an unfortunate amount, and I MISSED MY iPod DOCK AND MY DECENT GAS MILEAGE AND MY EZPASS. Now I have them back, and Sasha is pretty and shiny again. My commute time is halved. I am marginally less cranky at the end of my work day now. Marginally.

2. Finished Tropic of Chaos. It's an interesting read, examining what Parenti calls the "catastrophic convergence" of climate change and political/economic policy of the Global North as applied to the Global South. [For GK fans, you'll be amused to hear that when citing The Age of Consequences: The Foreign Policy National Security Implications of Global Climate Change, a product of CNAS & CSIS, Parenti says that it was produced by "the most scientifically literate of the lot" of DC think-tanks.]

3. Is anyone else planning on going to the Empires show in Austin on the 18th?
asimplechord: (half-faded)
2011-05-18 07:25 pm

i want it with whipped cream on it

a) I... am not a nice person. I have just spent 30 minutes amusing myself with the artist summaries for Bandom Big Bang, LOLing at how there's going to be some amazingly good fic and some amazingly bad bad!fic. When did I become such a snob?

b) I am not a fan of the weird epaulette things with a tie, but I will probably obtain a copy of the GQ in which photos from this shoot are published. Unf.

c) LUDO! I am ridic excited that Stamps & Tommy and the High Pilots (and Without a Face, for the TX shows) are on that tour!

d) D: Empires did not make the final round of the Rolling Stone cover contest. Neither did Fictionist, the other band I liked. Oh well, it still got them tons of exposure, right?

e) Killjoys on Friday. :D :D :D




In the meantime... prompt me? I need to kickstart creativity, else I'll wallow in work misery even when I'm not at work. So, yeah. Fandom, pairing, phrase or photo, and I'll write a sentence, a drabble, or something. American Idiot, GK, bandom, SPN, HP, CM or House. (Or Andrew/Jesse.)
asimplechord: (half-faded)
2011-04-27 08:59 pm

mid-week babble

1. accidental holiday travel )

2. work )

3. Lollapalooza's full lineup has been announced! In addition to Muse & Foo Fighters being headliners, PStump, Gold Motel, Smith Westerns, Ellie Goulding, Fitz & the Tantrums, Best Coast, Explosions in the Sky, and and and.... :) <- me

4. Petraeus to CIA? Uh. Really? I mean, I get the other shifts: Panetta to DoD to ease them into budget cuts that Gates alluded to. Allen to ISAF makes sense. Ditto Crocker to Afghanistan. But seriously, what's the payout of bringing Petraeus to the CIA, other than, you know, getting him out of Afghanistan? He's not political. He's never been political, at least in terms of electoral politics. I don't think he'd voice any complaints or make any endorsements in the upcoming re-election campaign, so why the shift?

5. The third round of Rolling Stone's cover contest is underway. Empires made it through! So did Fictionist, who I didn't know before the contest, but am now quite enjoying. Go vote!
asimplechord: (i believe i can fly (and want to give Za)
2011-03-20 04:21 pm

I fail at updating

Theoretically there will be a post about SXSW, but I am doing laundry and contemplating the drive up to Cypress to see Stamps perform at some crawfish-related festival or something at Cypress Saloon. Am I fated to only see Stamps perform at restaurants? (Seeing a band gig at TGIFriday's bar will never stop being a source of amusement, although I thought the performance was outstanding.)

So you get two least-blurry phone pics.

This happened. )

And so did this. )
asimplechord: (ian)
2011-03-10 09:16 am

Thursday is the new Friday.

I feel like all I ever do here now is whine about work. :( BUT FOR THIS POST, NO WHINING!

1. SXSW in less than one week. Stamps! Gold Motel! Empires! Hopefully Electric Touch and Taddy Porter and Discos! I don't think I'll get there in time for the Black Cards show, but that's alright. At least four days of music music music.

2. [livejournal.com profile] harriet_vane has tempted me into comment fic about Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield accidentally cuddling and going on shellfish dates. IDEK.

3. Paper should go out to MCB Oncogene tomorrow. FUCK, YES. I want it off my desk.

4. Indian Wells. :D :D :D J is there (or going to be this afternoon, rather) so I expect full reports on Ana and Nole and SStosur and Rafa and Nando's fauxhawk.

5. I didn't really have a fifth point, but for symmetry reasons I like it as the number of items on a list. Um... prompt me? I feel like I really am coming out from my fandom hibernation.
asimplechord: (ASkar wins at getting some)
2010-03-13 07:59 pm

every man is king when there's no-one left to pwn

Things I did today:

1. picked out new carpet for the living room
2. purchased furniture to replace the 15-yr-old stuff in our living room
3. worked for three hours in lab

Things I still need to do this weekend:

1. another two hours of lab work
2. laundry
3. find and air out my sleeping bag
4. vacuum
5. wash the Snowflake (Eh. Cleaned out the interior. Didn't get to the exterior.)
6. shop for various items, including Aaron's birthday gift and a new car-charger for my phone and iPod
7. go to Super Happy Fun Land to see Cavashawn and other acts in the SXSW spillover show (more on this after I watch the first installment of The Pacific :DDD)
8. read and edit the manuscript sent by a collaborator to whom I sent data more than seven years ago
9. run at least 4 miles


We went to the Alamo Drafthouse last night to see Green Zone. Random thoughts about the movie, cut for spoilers )

ETA: Also? I can't listen to Damn Thing's Over (yes,I know there's no apostrophe in the song title as written by empires, but THERE SHOULD BE, so I'm adding it) without thinking of Dean/Castiel now. Damn you, fandoms colliding!

ETA2: There are grown men spending their evening shooting at zombies on my TV. Do you think they'd notice if I sneak out, instead of hanging out and making them supper?
asimplechord: (Barbapapa reading)
2010-03-09 11:15 am

chicks dig guys who yodel

I was going to post the other night, but I got distracted.

Friday night! Aaron and I went to see Tyrone Wells, and who should be there but [livejournal.com profile] shutyourface, who was up front to see Tony Lucca! I didn't even know Tony Lucca was one of the openers until we got there. (Once again, we arrived when the show was supposed to be starting, and the opening act was already near the end of their set. I didn't know them, so it wasn't a big deal, but that does not give me a positive impression of the venue. Two thumbs way down, House of Blues.)

TYRONE WELLS. I don't know what to say other than he's a tall, bald, white dude (named Tyrone) who beatboxes AND yodels in the same set.

Yeah.

Most amusing moment: TW started the intro to Remain, and Aaron asked if he just said the name of the song was Romaine.

Me: Yes, he's going to sing to us about his love for lettuce. He's a big big fan of Caesar salads. :D

For the rest of the weekend I:

- watched most of S2 of The Wire (oh, Ziggy)

- cleaned out my closet & boxed things for Goodwill

- vacuumed and dusted the house (*sigh* Why can't the cats learn to vacuum? Or, you know, NOT SHED.)

- hung out with [livejournal.com profile] mercurybard & [livejournal.com profile] eckerlilas & her bbs

- did a wee bit of lab work

- watched UC's Conversations With History video of Nate Fick. I need to not have watched it, tbqh. B/c him saying that he believed that US foreign policy was generally a force for good? Uh. Um, okay, if you ignore manifest destiny, and essentially occupying and dethroning a monarch in order to aid US corporations like Dole/United Fruit, etc., among other things, I suppose you could see it that way. I was amused by minutes 21-23, when he discusses methods of dealing with mortality & danger in-theater. Who can he possibly know who uses the "superman" vs. "dead man walking" method, hm? ;)

- tried to read Lone Survivor, which is an autobiographical narrative of the loss of Seal Team Ten in Afghanistan, but I had to put it down. a) The general tenor of the author's descriptions, including calling their mission "God-given" when it was no such thing - it was mandated by the Shrub (about whom the author writes in glowing terms), not any deity - makes my blood pressure sky-rocket. b) It's told in a way that reads like a casual conversation, with a limited vocabulary and scope, and that's pretty disappointing after the last few military-related books I've read.

I also tried to read The White Queen, which is a fictional account of Elizabeth Woodville's life. She seems like she could've been really interesting, right? Wife of Thomas Grey, widowed, then wife of Edward IV, mother of the two murdered princes. But it's told in the first person. Yeah, no. Not working for me.



What else did I have to say?

:(( PStump's showcase looks like it'll be wicked difficult to get into. But. EMPIRES! They have a show that night. (Also, you should go buy BANG if you haven't already.)

Monday... was Monday. I found a water spot on the ceiling in the foyer, which I hope doesn't mean the roof needs to be replaced. But it's nearly 15 years old, so it probably does. There's also a growing mud-puddle in the side yard, right where the main pipe brings water to the house from the street, and I'm afraid *that* means the pipe needs to be excavated and replaced as well. Awesome. Just when we were thinking that our tax-return could be used to replace the living room furniture we've had for a decade, another necessity appears to suck it away.

But today is Tuesday. Tuesday is going to be a better day, right? RIGHT? :D?

I just sat through two hours of meetings. Time to get some lab work done before the next meeting.

<3
asimplechord: (Tomrad)
2009-12-14 07:51 pm

day 14

+ Currently trying to decide if I want to go to Illinois for the last weekend in January for my favorite faily boys & Greta, or if I want to wait a week and go for the 5th anniversary show TAI's doing for the release of Almost Here. I really want to see Empires, but I am not looking forward to the drive to Urbana. I can't do both b/c I'm probably going to take a day off in February to see Jack's Mannequin in San Antonio or Dallas (because they are not coming to Houston on their headlining tour AGAIN) and either a ski trip or visit to NYC to see the Austen exhibit and hang out with J on MLK Jr Day. Decisions, decisions. (I know, my life: so hard.)

+ Sign-ups for the MS150 seem to be open much longer this time around. MrIris is definitely doing the ride, and I'm happy to do the training with him, but I do not like being in a pack of 13000 bicyclists all converging on a single street in Austin.

+ My body hates me today. Why, cramps?

+ Thanks to last night's twitpic, Gabe Saporta & Adam Lambert are currently cohabiting fic-writing space in my brain. (In the compartment next door, Bden, Spence, and PStump are hanging out.) IDEK, guys.


And finally, today's installment of the 30-day meme.

Day 01 → My favorite song
Day 02 → My favorite movie
Day 03 → My favorite television program
Day 04 → My favorite book
Day 05 → My favorite quote
Day 06 → Whatever strikes my fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes me happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes me sad
Day 09 → A photo that I took
Day 10 → A photo of me, taken at least 10 years ago
Day 11 → A photo of me, taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever strikes my fancy
Day 13 → A fictional book

Day 14 →A non-fictional book

Again the weird phrasing. My favorite work of non-fiction, one that I've read recently: Robert Fisk's The Great War for Civilization. It's a really heavy read. Long, small print. But beautifully written. As you might imagine from the title, it draws many parallels between WWI and the US Armed Forces' current imbroglio in the Middle East. History is intertwined with Fisk's personal history and current events. It took me nearly a month to read this book, mostly just reading on weekends, but it was worth it.
asimplechord: (glasses)
2009-12-07 09:27 pm

day... what?

First, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] inkandchaos, [livejournal.com profile] vic_ramsey, [livejournal.com profile] xingou, and the anons who sent me snowflakes! ♥

Second, someone needs to tell me to save money (and don't freeze my ass off) and not go to Chicago/Urbana to see Empires and Gold Motel at the end of January.

Third, meme-ishness.

Day 01 → My favorite song
Day 02 → My favorite movie
Day 03 → My favorite television program
Day 04 → My favorite book
Day 05 → My favorite quote
Day 06 → Whatever strikes my fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes me happy

What photo(s) made me happy today? )

M'kay. Now I'm gonna go look over something [livejournal.com profile] why_me_why_not sent, then read some Gabe/William fic.

Have a good evening, y'all.

And remember, midnight CST, BANG. :)
asimplechord: (empires)
2009-12-07 07:50 am
Entry tags:

I really need to stop thinking that they're faily

...because clearly they are NOT if they can manage all this self-promotion without a record deal or management.

Video after the radio interview at Q101 last night:



Tom's old man sweater! Ryan's unbrushed hair! Max looks like he's spacing for half the interview. Al doesn't really speak when other people don't but he stands there and looks attractive. Sean's glasses. Ryan's effort to push up absent glasses, LOL.

Dear Chris Payne, HOWL was out May 2008, *written* well before that. This is not new.

Honestly? Tomrad seems pretty happy and smiley, and BANG COMES OUT TOMORROW! Who's going to download it (for free!)?
asimplechord: (wtf lj)
2009-12-06 07:33 pm

we've been pulling out the nails that hold up everything you've known

Day 01 → My favorite song
Day 02 → My favorite movie
Day 03 → My favorite television program
Day 04 → My favorite book
Day 05 → My favorite quote
Day 06 → Whatever strikes my fancy

And that is... )

In other news, I am DONE with my holiday shopping! \o/

And I've got an alarm set to listen to Q101 at 9pm central for my favorite Chicago boys. &EMPIRES;
asimplechord: (Tomrad)
2009-11-23 09:38 pm

i see suspicions arise

+ Rise Against's entire show at Boston's HOB is posted on YouTube. It was supposed to be streaming, but I just get individual songs when I try to access it? IDK. IDC. Rise Against, y'all.

+ Poetry magnets. :DDD I spent a significant portion of my morning contemplating inappropriate-for-work haiku for my office filing cabinet.

+ Chicago was awesome. It was unseasonably warm and sunny (which was good, b/c I've fallen out of the habit of being used to truly cold weather) for late November. The Badgers lost to the 'Cats, but it was an entertaining game. It was good to see the friends who moved to the Wicker Park/Bucktown area in Chicago in August. And W & G & bb!G were good company, except when bb!G decided she'd had enough of the naptime disruptions. Our flight back was delayed last night, and I am consequently delayed in getting into gear for Monday.

+ We went to Andalucia, the new tapas place down the block from House of Blues, for my birthday dinner tonight. Mmm, paella. Good service, decent $. It was a quiet night, because there was no basketball game or concert downtown, and most sports fans were at the stadium watching the Texans, but hopefully business will pick up for them.

+ It's weird to have a birthday without J to cling to - we are rarely apart for our birthday - but it was cheaper for her to go to London for the holiday than to come to Houston. WTF is up with airfares, I ask?

+ I tried to write biting fic, but instead I found a few pages of HS AU that I forgot I'd written. So. Progress, but not on the fic that got the most votes. It's a plus, still. Right? :D?

+ Dentist appt tomorrow at 8am. Then work. Um. Yeah. I'll be cranky, b/c dental appt means no coffee before, and I'll feel guilty if I go through the cleaning and then immediately stain my teeth with coffee. *sigh*

+ Who's read some of the fics posted for [livejournal.com profile] startrekbigbang and wants to rec me some Kirk/Spock or Kirk/McCoy fic?

+ Tom Conrad is a tease. Is it midnight yet?

+ Black Rebel Motorcycle Club LIVE in my DVD player. Excuse me.
asimplechord: (half-faded)
2009-11-04 09:32 pm

(no subject)

:D NEW MATT SKIBA SOON!

:D Vegetable skillet + Valpolicella + sofa cuddles while watching Criminal Minds = good way to spend the evening, but that means that tomorrow night will be occupied by vacuuming and such in time for [livejournal.com profile] why_me_why_not and [livejournal.com profile] snarkyrainbow's visit

:D Dear Jack yet to be watched

:D Raditude and Say Anything still to be listened to

:D Two more sleeps until [livejournal.com profile] why_me_why_not and The Used :D

:D I got a sort of cool result at work, doing an assay that's relatively new (for me)

:D Mm, leftover Tootsie Rolls from Halloween

:D Tomrad needs to stop telling me about the prints that are on sale at Forevernever. I don't have any more wall space to hang things, not even in my office. I already have signed posters that are still sitting in poster tubes. I don't NEED a Panic print or an empires one. Right? Not even as a birthday gift.

:D I started re-reading a Snape-adopts-Harry Harry Potter fic that I liked back in the day, and now I'm thinking OMG, WHY did I like that? It's over-wrought, over-written, and three times as long as it needs to be. Every bad thing that could be done (short of non-con, b/c it's a PG13 fic) to Harry is done to him - worse that JKR's wretched treatment of her hero. It clearly crosses the line from hurt/comfort to badfic. I was so easily pleased when I first got into HP fandom. But evidently people still like this fic, b/c there's a sequel that gets tons of comments and lots of praise for each installment. I am sort of boggled.
asimplechord: (airpiano)
2009-09-04 11:54 am
Entry tags:

friday, friday

+ There is wrong, WRONG on the internets. And I'm not talking about Zack Hall breaking his own 'don't be creepy' rule yesterday. Why do people tell me about pairings that clearly should not exist?

+ It Might Get Loud. Tonight at the Angelika, 8pm, 10:15pm Tomorrow, dammit. Jack White, The Edge, and Jimmy Page jamming together on the big screen. I am A-OK with this. As you might've imagined. :DD

+ Paolo Nutini's at the Warehouse Live tomorrow. Must remember to stop by the House of Blues beforehand to pick up tickets for The Sounds' show next month.

+ I don't need an Empires hoodie, do I?
asimplechord: (Spencer Smith)
2009-08-19 11:00 pm

snarky Spencer is snarky. and pretty. (Blink-182 tour, Chicago, 15Aug09)

Friday was the beginning of Chicago shenanigans! (And Minneapolis, since I decided after winning M&G there to actually ATTEND that concert.)

Fangirl funtimes )

I have to get some sleep so I can be coherent for work tomorrow, so here are some pics without commentary. They're not particularly awesome pics, but if you take them and use them, let me know. I'm having issues with Photobucket and my camera, which appears to have duplicated EVERY FUCKING PICTURE, so when I get it sorted out, I'll upload more and comment about the Minneapolis show. ♥

pretty tour is pretty )

ETA: photo album is here
asimplechord: (empires)
2009-05-27 12:06 am

we aren't quite ready yet

+ Watching the rebroadcast of Green Day on TCR. I really enjoy the way they are random enough in their answers that Stephen Colbert can't drive the interview the way he usually does.

+ Also? Billie Joe Armstrong's tiny pointy teeth are even creepier than Gerard Way's.

+ It is inconvenient that iPhone's software doesn't allow txt forwarding. Even more annoying? I lost ~200 text messages worth of fic when I switched out phones. >:/

+ They Just HOWL is available for download now. &empires;
asimplechord: (glasses)
2009-03-31 09:04 pm

if it's not your love

First. Chris Cornell on Sunday night? Amaaaaazing (even if I wasn't at barrier b/c MrIris doesn't like to do that - one crowd surfer gets dropped on his head and he refuses to be up front!). I was not particularly impressed by the band that opened for him, Outernational. They had a sort of funk sound, really driven by the bass-line. I'm not sure if that was deliberate, originally, or if it was because the lead guitarist wasn't that good.

Chris Cornell started his set with Part of Me, which is my least favorite song from Scream. But that meant it could all go uphill from there, right? And it did.

You guys know I'm a CC fangirl, right? Yeah. His voice. Seriously. And he sang for nearly three hours. IDEK how he does it.

He did a good mix of Soundgarden, Audioslave, his older solo stuff, and new stuff. And he covered Billie Jean and some Marley and some Zeppelin. And a medley of All Along The Watchtower, Sunday, Bloody Sunday, and... another song. The crowd was definitely more into the Soundgarden stuff, though. Even You Know My Name didn't get much response from them.

I... have to admit, I am not the world's biggest fan of his new album. It's not because it's more pop than rock, I think. Not a genre issue. I mean, I love his bluesy version of Billie Jean, and I listen to his version of Ave Maria all the time. HIS VOICE, OKAY?

He and Timbaland did a decent job writing music that suited his voice and would broaden his audience. But I think the lyrics are repetitive and simplistic than I'm used to from him. Some of it'll go into my "music to sweat to" playlist, but none of them will outstrip the Live In Sweden bootlegs for most-often-played.

So. Went home, slept three hours, stumbled to work to feed and split cells, then back home to shower, then I picked up [livejournal.com profile] vic_ramsey and headed to Austin.

[livejournal.com profile] vic_ramsey, [livejournal.com profile] playfullips, and [livejournal.com profile] arielchan have already recapped the Snakes and Suits gig, so I won't go into a ton of detail, but

a) Sean Van Vleet - Before yesterday, I'd have said he had an awesome voice and I loved his songs, but didn't find him attractive. And he's still not in the "I'd totally bang him" category, but he's got a presence, and he's personable, and yeah, I'll have another sip of that Kool-Aid.

b) I got the set list that was by Max's feet. I am inordinately amused that the last song reads "Haley", which is not the title's spelling on the album.

c) Yay for fangirling Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder with SVV approximately sixty seconds before William Beckett started his cover of Jeremy.

d) Thumbs down for the "Sexas Posse". Seriously? There are so many inappropriate jokes I could make about a bunch of high school kids using Gabe Saporta's term of... I guess you could call it affection... personally. And unironically. I am restraining myself.

e) I like Bill Beckett and his boy haircut and his little black glasses and suspenders, but twenty songs of mostly just him (including Damien Rice and Death Cab covers)? Eh. I prefer the entire band, tbqh.

f) LOL at Tom Conrad wearing bedroom slippers. Actually, during SVV's rendition of Hayley, he sat back in the corner with his head down, eyes closed - SLEEPY BOYS! - and I wanted SO MUCH to take a picture of him like that, but I felt like a creeper. So. No pic.

g) I'm still squeaking happily when I think about the fact that they have enough stuff written and plan to go back to the studio soon. And Max will be producing again. :D

Speaking of pics... )

I took one crappy picture of the This Providence guys, and I talked to them when they were at the bar because they were just STANDING THERE expectantly, and NO ONE was approaching them. But I remain unimpressed.

And finally. I filled out the comment fic that went along with The Perfect Gifts Are Little And Lacy the other day, but I didn't have a chance to edit or post it, so I'm gonna do that tonight, hopefully.

THEN I'M GOING TO WATCH LENO, OKAY? :DDD

And then I've got a hot date with my pillow, with which I have not spent nearly enough quality time lately.