So, I’m back, as Courtney noted down there.
Lollapalooza was fun. The Bravery was, I think, more fun. One Degree Difference was good, but I was hurting so I didn’t kick it to the full extent permissable by law. Local Stranger was not good.
Chicago is pretty neat, and I’d like to move there. This week. Next week I’ll want to move somewhere else.
And don’t even fucking talk to me about shopping carts.
My arms and chest are killing me.


Man, I wrote this awesome post about going to Lollapalooza and then I forgot to submit it and lost it. That’s lame.

So, yea, I’m going to Lollapalooza in a few hours. Driving to Chicago. Yea.

Team Not Enough Sleep

So, Tricia and I hit Lawrence for some Team Sleep action last night. Had some delicious Greek food at Mad Greek (thanks Charles!) before going to stand in line for like an hour. Guess Team Sleep is more popular than I expected. We got in line before anyone started playing and by time we got in the door we got to hear the last 3 minutes of the first opening band. A shame too, cause they sounded awesome. They were called Scene Index.

The second opening band, Idiot Pilot were just okay in my book. I think Tricia liked em more than I did. It was two guys. One played guitar, keyboards, samplers, drum machines and screamed. The other danced around and sang. They sounded good but their sound got a little repeatative to me.

Team Sleep went on to the roars of “Chino! Chino! Yer the best man!!” from all the Chino fanboys in the crowd. They completely rocked the house and I love them. That boy can sing, I’ll say that. Decent guitarist too, which I didn’t know. They wrapped up their set with “Live From The Stage” which was all I wanted in the world.
We hung around a bit while the crowd cleared out and we finished our beverages and then went in search of a bathroom.

Found a bathroom and another band at the Replay Lounge. I think they were called Ghost Buffalo? Very cool. Chick singer guitarist with another electric guitar, acoustic guitar, electric bass and drummer. Pretty decent stuff. Sat around to sober up for a while and then went in search of food.

I really wanted Town Topic but I was willing to settle for Pizza Shuttle. Lucky for me Pizza Shuttle was closed so we pointed the car east and hit the damn road. Minus one unscheduled pee break and a tour of Kansas City looking for an ATM we made it to Town Topic unmolested and got down to some serious grubbin’. My belief that they have the best pancakes in the world was reinforced and Tricia went pretty much buck wild over her banana cream pie. Pretty unique crowd… and staff at Town Topic at 3am.

Dropped Tricia off at home, made it home alive and hit the sack. Work at 9:10am, which ain’t bad for settling down at 4am. Hell of a night.

On The Seventh Day…

So. That was pretty fun!
Friday night we had a house party at my place for Francie’s impending departure from Kansas City. Pretty standard house party except with quite a bit more dancing, I’d say. And I got Sharpied. That was fresh and new. And Adam dumped all my clean and dirty laundry on me while I was passed out and then took pictures.
I’m not saying there’ll be payback, but I’m not NOT saying there will be.
And I know who Sharpied me. Oh yes, I know.

It was kind of a low turnout for the number of people that got invited. Lots of people had random lame excuses but we still rocked the house like… a… hurricane? Something. Jono showed and took lots of footage with his new video camera and that should be making an appearance pretty soon.

Saturday was Christine’s birthday at River Market Brewing Company. I made a brief appearance but I was still feeling pretty hung over from the night before and I called an early night. I was asleep on the couch by 10pm.

Sunday Tricia and I hit up The Bottleneck for some Corrosion of Conformity which totally rocked. Hotter than hell though! Seriously, it was like 100+ in there. Every piece of clothing I had on was completely drenched. The band, towards the end of their set was like “This place fucking sucks! Where’s the AC?”
They played a great show though and it was a lot of fun. Wrapped things up at Perkins cause Pizza Shuttle was closed and Town Topic was too far away.

Tonight is TEAM SLEEP! Which I am ultra excited about. Back to The Bottleneck again for that one. And we already agreed to go to Town Topic after, so that’s gonna be awesome. And then it’s some dragon slaying, and the Moon Party and Lollapalooza and The Bravery and One Degree Difference and the float trip… Man, it’s a good fuckin month.



So I’m getting a brand new transmission for my car for NO MONEY DOWN! That’s pretty cool. It’s being overnighted so it should be here tomorrow if the order went through or Thursday if not. Then they have to install it and then whatever the next thing that’s going to go wrong is will go wrong and then I’ll climb the tower.