It's been an interesting week. Perhaps I'll write more about it tomorrow, but for now, here is what I've been enjoy these past six days. I've been etching away at the staff interview too. God, I can't wait until it's posted!
The Little Ones - Morning Tide: I do believe this album is finding its way on my top of 2008. The Rumble Strips - A friend and I went to go see Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds early this month in DC, and after the show was done, we ran on over to another venue to catch The Rumble Strips. They're from the UK, and they are fucking great. One of the best frontmen I've seen in a while, and their music - full of horns and spirited handclaps - is a blast of fresh London air. If I could wake up to The Rumble Strips every morning, I would. ...Trail of Dead - Been bringing back Source Tags and Codes, especially today, sitting in Panera and enjoying soup. Swimming with Dolphins - I'm always a loving and then hating electronic, dance jams, but this band is chill. And I like to chilllll.
Also, I'd like to proclaim my love for CSI: Miami. I never knew how good this show was until this month. And to think I used to prefer Law & Order!
About to head off to work, so I just wanted to say hi before I head into that mindtrap. I have so much stuff to catch up on, I'm going to bang lots of it out tonight. I have so many reviews and interviews and promotional stuff to do that I don't even know where to start. UGH. I think I'm gonna grab some energy drinks after work and be a busy bee. I did buy a Beach House album the other day, and I'm predicting with that and the accumulating pressure, I'll go into hyper mode.
BUT, The Graduate comes into town on Sunday and I am very excited. Tomorrow, after I work Jill Scott and The Roots show at Merriweather for my internship, my vacation officially starts. On Sunday, The Graduate comes into to town on the Secondhand Serenade tour. Monday, they have a day off in Baltimore (how perfect!) and then on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jacqueline and I will ride up with them to Philly and NYC, respectively. So, if you will be at those shows, please come and say hi. I am short. You can't miss me.
Thursday, we will say gooodbye to those precious fellows and head back to Baltimore on the bus. Friday, we will recollect ourselves, and then Saturday and Sunday I will be working Virgin Fest for my internship. I'm so pumped. So, all I need to do is get through these next 8 hours of work, and then ... IT'S ON.
Sometimes I get mushy when I think about the AP.net staff. I dunno. Randomly. Hey guys ... fellow staffies ... I love you all. I hope one day we can all have one huge hangout with beer and barbeque. It'll probably be really awkward. I'm giggling just thinking about it.