“we ordered one of everything!”

Whenever I see my folks, we eat really well. Top and bottom: hot dogs from Sluggy’s at the Yard; the Elvis Special from Clementine’s.

matt harvey and his mustache

In honor of Matt Harvey’s excellent MLB debut last night, Mets fans, let’s all take a moment for honoring another contributor to Matt Harvey’s career path to this debut: Matt Harvey’s mustache. It was kind of patchy, and it was with us only briefly, but it was there, once. And so, let us stand with…

gratitude

I bought a plane ticket to Minneapolis yesterday, and booked a hotel room, and emailed some Carls to tell them I was coming and could we eat Thai food. Thanks to the generosity, kindness, and big hearts of friends, family, strangers, blog readers, Grant Hart fans, Minnesotans — I will be spending three days in…

the gaslight anthem @ the cat’s cradle

Great Expectations / 45 / Old White Lincoln / Even Cowgirls Get The Blues / Howl / Casanova, Baby! / The Diamond Street Church Choir / Here Comes My Man / I’da Called You Woody, Joe / Angry Johnny And The Radio / Blue Jeans & White T Shirts / Film Noir / American Slang…

photo preview: the gaslight anthem @ cat’s cradle

I’ll have photos up tomorrow and a full write-up on SIC on Monday, but this photo really says it all: my heart is aching and singing in a way that transcends words, and if you have never loved a band that much, so much that it makes you ache with longing and want and joy…

album review: the gaslight anthem – handwritten

if i put too much blood on the page If you’re already a fan of swaggering Jersey rockers the Gaslight Anthem, then you already know what Handwritten, the band’s fourth full-length and major label debut, sounds like: it sounds like the Gaslight Anthem, and it’s merely a matter of where it ends up falling on…

if she asks you why

you remind anna, if she asks why that a thief stole my heart while she was making up her mind i heard she lives in brooklyn with the cool and goes crazy over that new york scene on 7th avenue There’s this version of the Gaslight Anthem’s “Here’s Looking At You, Kid” that appears on…

i’ve got a theory that it’s a demon

I have a theory. (I have a lot of theories, it’s true. The most important of my theories is Everything Needs More Dave Hause, which I shall test in person this week at the Cradle, along with Everything Needs More Dave Hause Corollary #1, Everything Also Needs More Brian Fallon. But this is not about everything…

the tiny dinosaurs go on an adventure, part one

The tiny dinosaurs and I went on an adventure yesterday. My macro photography needs work, which is exactly why I bought the tiny dinosaurs to begin with. If you’d like to help fund my macro improvement, check out my donation drive, running through Friday.