I realize that for the number of shows I attend, I sometimes really suck about posting about the things I go to after the fact. This was just going to be a rant about Monday, but I realized there was a lot of cool stuff in the last week, so I'll save the bitching till the end and try to get back in the routine of writing my diary posts. This is gonna be a long post, so check it after the jump.
Rewind to Wednesday. I was up early to get some work done before our Casbah meeting. (I have 2 dates to book in December if you need a local show). After the meeting, Pyles and I went to America's Cup which is when I wrote this post then I hung around to watch Agua Dulce. I met up with Jeff and we went to dinner at Hodad's before Anthology. We had time to kill, so we had a quick drink at El Dorado before heading over. Good Old War was as fantastic as expected, and they played a lot of new material that should be released on their next record sometime in the spring. Of course, they played all the great songs that everyone sings along to. We were sitting in the back bar, but I kept slyly hanging out by the sound guy to get a better listen.
After Anthology, we went to the Capricorn Studios CD party at The Griffin for a few quick drinks, to say hi to friends, and to check out the music for a bit before going to the Casbah for The Static Jacks who were awesome despite the tiny crowd there to see them. Overall, it was a good night.
I had to leave in the middle of The Silent Comedy's set to get to the Casbah where I was selling merch for Bob Mould. He was super nice from the get go and after performing his solo set mixed with a book reading, he stayed and signed merch until the very last person left the club. I was in a happy place which generally means poor decision making, so though I should've just gone home, after I was dropped off, I walked to the Ken Club for last call. A couple friends came over after that and by the time they left around 4 am, I was wiped.
On Friday, I met back up with Chase and we hung posters for December 2 show at the Irenic all over North Park for a couple hours before I went to dinner with Jeff at Blue Water then to the Dylan Leblanc show at the Casbah (which I've already gushed about) and then went up to Tin Can for Joanie Mendenhall & John Meeks, Matt Curreri, Count Fleet and The Western Set. Tin Can was a good time for sure and it was nice to see so many of my friends there hanging out. We even popped into SRO for a shot. I slept really well that night.
So here's the ridiculous thing that happened. I went to the bathroom. In the stall, someone had left a drink on top of the toilet paper dispenser, so when I unrolled the paper, the drink bounced off and landed completely upside down into the crotch of my jeans. What an idiot. Ice cubes and a vodka soda, all inside my jeans. The universe was telling me to call it a night, and so I did, and now I'm here telling you about it. Sometimes I should listen to my gut and just stay home. That will not be the case the rest of this holiday week. Here's hoping today was just a blip and the rest of the week is as good as I expect.