worth getting up for: june

trkfest 2010: midtown dickens, originally uploaded by minervacat. Worth getting up for in June: American Aquarium at the 506; TRKFest; Langhorne Slim at the Cradle; Tift Merritt’s See You On The Moon, Blitzen Trapper’s Destroyer of the Void, and the Gaslight Anthem’s American Slang; NCAA tournament baseball; the College World Series, even (and especially) when…

two sentence reviews of new albums i listened to in june

Two sentence reviews of new albums released in and/or listened to by me during June: Blitzen Trapper — Destroyer of the Void: This album is what would happen if Queen and the Band had a musical baby, and it’s pretty awesome. I like this more than Wild Mountain Nation but less than Furr, so we’ll…

trkfest 2010

More photos behind the jump. Kudos as usual to the Trekky kids, especially Will, Martin and Emma, who once again ran a fantastic festival.

roadside graves @ the nightlight, june 2010

and i don’t know whose baby you are The Roadside Graves, a fantastic Jersey band who released my favorite track of the year — the stunning 7+ minute “Liv Tyler” — on their EP You Won’t Be Happy With Me earlier this spring, are one of three or four bands that are lynchpins of a…

embarrassing fruits @ TRKfest 2009

embarrassing fruits @ TRKfest 2009, originally uploaded by minervacat. TRKFest was a highlight of 2009 for me; tomorrow, after the US soccer game, we’ll do it all over again in 2010. Read about the festival here and then get your butt out to Pittsboro tomorrow to catch the whole thing. I recommend bringing sunscreen, water,…

bowerbirds @ duke gardens

bowerbirds @ duke gardens, originally uploaded by minervacat. Shooting outside drives me crazy; I’m never as happy with my shots after outdoor concerts as I’d like to be. The light’s wrong, the angle’s wrong, people get up and walk through the shots I feel like I frame decently. Or I don’t want to get up…

bowerbirds @ duke gardens

bowerbirds @ duke gardens, originally uploaded by minervacat. Second verse, same as the first — I took this two years ago with my Coolpix, the first time I ever saw Bowerbirds play. One of the few concert shots I took with that camera that I’m still proud of. It rained buckets that night, and they…

tell her i’ve been wasted since last week

carrboro farmer’s market, originally uploaded by minervacat. “But, – and there it is, – we want to live and move, though we have no reason to, because it happens that it is the nature of life to live and move, to want to live and move. If it were not for this, life would be…

what is important what’s really important

langhorne slim @ cat’s cradle, originally uploaded by minervacat. i haven’t finished a thing since i started my life/i don’t feel much like starting now Over this past weekend, and the week before that, I’ve had multiple conversations with multiple people about the things that are making me craziest right now — and one of…

yanks @ o’s, 2007

yanks @ o’s, originally uploaded by minervacat. When I was small — single-digited, in fact — my father taught me how to keep a baseball scorecard. I like to tell people that it was so I would sit still at games, and pay attention, but I think it was really because he knew how, and…