That’s the spirit!

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005 | Bloggity goodness, Tunes! | No Comments

I heard a Leonard Cohen song come up on the studio’s stereo here at work and it made me think of this fantastic blog entry of Vidiot’s from last April. (And yes, it was the same song on the stereo, and yes, I was wishing I knew m@’s revised lyrics so I could sing along.)

Fabulous weekend, Great news

Monday, December 19th, 2005 | Design-y Bits, Life in Czeltistan, Tunes! | 2 Comments

Hi internets. Happy Monday.

Ok. So no one’s really happy it’s Monday. But I had a fantastic weekend, so I’m less cranky about this Monday than most other Mondays. (I’m sure that good mood will wear off sometime in the next few hours. Don’t worry.)

I went to a very last-minute holiday party at M-80 and out for some food and cocktails with some friends on Friday. Bridget from M-80 is freakishly psychic about when my freelance checks come in. I swear she called about the party 10 minutes after it was handed to me. So, of course, I bought some art. I now have a lovely rubber duckie painting (to go with my rubber duckies, of course) in my bathroom, and a lovely sock monkey “Happy Holidays” silkscreen poster. Yes! More art.

Got woken up a little earlier than I’d have liked on Saturday morning, but it was by my brother, calling to tell me I’d be an aunt in June, so I’m willing to let it slide. In case you missed that, let me run it by you again: Me. An aunt. In June. I’m *thisclose* to running out and buying little hockey skates now.

Spent the remainder of the day baking Xmas cookies with Mom (gingerbread. mmmmm.) and then going to the annual Mighty Reindeer Lick Christmas show. Wish I’d brought the camera. Had I know original guitarist Dan Franke would be flying in from Austin for the evening, I sure would have. Dammit. When am I ever without my camera? *sigh*

Closed out the weekend Sunday with an Admirals win, followed by a skate on the Bradley Center ice.

So to review, the weekend was a blur of art, a party, cookies, good music, hockey, skating and finding out I get to corrupt a young mind. Excellent.

You rock, Tom

Thursday, December 15th, 2005 | Tunes! | 1 Comment has a very nice article on WMSE station manager, Tom Crawford. In addition to being a really nice guy (and not at all scary, considering he’s a very big man with many, many tattoos), he’s second-to-none in the city for his commitment to local music. We could use a lot more like him.

A Very Deerlick Christmas

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005 | Life in Czeltistan, Tunes! | No Comments

Milwaukee-area denizens: The Mighty Deerlick’s annual Christmas show (as The Mighty Reindeer Lick, natch) is this Saturday at Points East Pub at 10pm. Nick Pipitone and the 4 Forces of Evil are playing as well.

It’s just what Santa ordered.

Updates from Czeltistan

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005 | Life in Czeltistan, Tunes! | 4 Comments

So, uh, yeah. As you can tell by the lack of posting, it’s been fairly busy around here. It’s in a good way, though, so I can’t complain. Loads of pesky stuff getting taken care of (vet checkups, hair appointments, errands being run, etc.) and a couple of fun things thrown in for good measure.

Went to see Bob Mould play last Tuesday. He put on a FANTASTIC show. It was pretty toned down (In Bob’s words: “It’s like you can hear the air between notes. I hope you guys don’t mind the quiet show tonight. I’m not feeling the loud.”), but Bob does a fabulous toned down. He played a lot of Husker Du and Sugar stuff. Played my favorite song of his ever, which completely made my day (and then he apologized to me later when I told him that was my favorite. silly boy). He signed CDs afterward. I chatted with him a bit. Thanked him for mentioning my blog on his. (And really, he was only thanking me for linking him, but still… it was the mention of his blog here that got it MeFi’ed, so I guess there’s that.)

Grant Hart’s gonna have a tough act to follow at his 12/3 show at Mad Planet. Luckily, with the loose audience-chosen set he usually does, between the Bob show and the Grant show, I should be able to hear most of the best Husker Du songs. Now all I have to do is drive up to Prescott and go to Greg’s restaurant and I can claim I’ve seen the whole band.

Ok. Maybe not.

Checked out the new Harry Potter flick this weekend. I’ve never read any of the books (don’t really care to, either), but I liked the last three flicks, and it seemed like a good date-like activity, so we went to go check it out. I thought it was entertaining, so it gets the ok from me. It’ll get an even bigger thumbs-up if I can figure out where to get myself one of those little miniature dragons they had for deciding assignments for the first challenge. Man, those things were adorable and carrying one of those around would be way cooler than carrying a Zippo (not that Zippos don’t rock). I mean, you’d be very popular at bonfires and when people needed candles or cigarettes lit. Of course, the urge to run around burninating peasants would be pretty strong. Hmm. On second thought, maybe I shouldn’t have one of those. (And yes, I’d name him Trogdor.)

Ooh, and speaking of date-type things, the boy done good. I don’t remember specifically telling him that orchids were my favorite flowers, and yet he got me an orchid plant. +400 boyfriend points. Nice work.

Anyhow… it’ll be a bit quiet around here for a bit. Christyl & I are heading off on our biennial quality control check of the Guinness and Smithwick’s stock, this time with a side trip over to the wee island full o’ kilt wearin’ types next door. (Gotta make sure the Scotch is ok for export, you see.) I’ll be checking in as I can and photos and trip reports will be posted as soon as we’ve got ‘em all and we’re recovered enough from the jet lag to use the interweb again. Linus and Bren, we’ve got your phone numbers. We’ll call when we get in.

Now to remember where that restaurant where we found the Thanksgiving dinner was in Dublin. Hmm. Ah, well. I’ve got a rough idea. I’ll just wander around until the cranberry proximity alarm goes off.

You all have a lovely holiday.