worth getting up for in july

Worth getting up for in July: seeing the Orioles with the Paternal Unit and the Unc; seeing the Orioles, for a second year in a row, while they were over .500 in July; Chris Davis hitting home runs; FLOPPY HAT NIGHT; seeing Young Vic’s latest version of HMS Pinafore with the parentals; the baritone who…

worth getting up for in june

Worth getting up for in June: the National at Red Hat; Shovels & Rope live; the Orioles still being over .500; sweeping the Yankees; Crush Davis (and his 31 home runs through the end of June); Southern Culture on the Skids at the Berkeley; that weekend I slept for, like, 65 hours (though not the bit…

worth getting up for in may

Worth getting up for in May: UNC baseball winning the ACC tournament; the beauty of the 18 inning game against State in said tournament; #1 national seed in the NCAA tournament; the UNC women’s lacrosse team’s national championship; a day second-camming for Gorman; ice cream sandwiches; The Closer; Fall Out Boy at the 9:30 Club*;…

worth getting up for in april

Worth getting up for in April: Opening Day; the Orioles’ Opening Day win; this photo of Matt Wieters; the Orioles still being over .500; spring; Phuzz Phest; Wintersleep and Frightened Rabbit on tour together; Fitz and the Tantrums at Haw River Ballroom; the way North Carolina looks like someone turned up the saturation on Photoshop;…

worth getting up for in march

Worth getting up for in March: Carolina’s gorgeous 2-1 victory over Team Wayne Graham; 24-1;  Bombadil, Drive-By Truckers, Gaslight Anthem, Hollis Brown live; a week at the beach; crossing three more restaurants off the 100 restaurants list; roadtrips with Mom; painted barns; US 1 in North Carolina; Florida Gulf Coast, Cinderella; starfish and shark’s teeth; sunshine; my…

favorites: boys with guitars

There are things that always make me happy, and I have three things to share from three people who bring me great joy today. One: Josh Ritter’s genius double record Live At Iveaugh Gardens is free on NoiseTrade today. If this album fails to make you happy, please check your pulse. Two: Brian Fallon says…

worth getting up for in february

Worth getting up for in February: Fall Out Boy getting back together; Fall Out Boy tickets; Tame Impala and the Last Bison live; an advance copy of Josh Ritter’s The Beast In Its Tracks; big ideas and good collaboration; my dad emailing me so I’ll email the son of his coworker about places for the coworker’s…

worth getting up for in january

Worth getting up for in January: the new Wooden Wand album; the new Elin Ruth album; the Dorado album; Frontier Ruckus’s Eternity of Dimming; Beach Boys covers; Willie Nelson live; Mike Carey’s Felix Castor novels; Jefferson Bass’s Bill Brockton novels; chili cookoffs; the Ravens beating the Colts, embarrassing Peyton, and crushing Tom Brady; Angry Birds…

worth getting up for in december

Worth getting up for in December: taking a Triangle transplant to Only Burger for the first time; Chatham County Line’s Electric Holiday Show at Haw River; finding cute well-made wrap dresses for cheap; bright colored tights; fixing my meds; the Tallest Man On Earth covering ‘Working Titles’; new pants; a new TV; The World History…

worth getting up for in november (belatedly)

Worth getting up for in November: Dr. Dog, Midtown Dickens, Matthew E. White at Haw River Ballroom; Justin Townes Earle, and Tift for the third time this fall, at the Cradle; roadtrips with the girls to Wilmington; the beach in fall; Skyfall and Daniel Craig and Judi Dench and Javier Bardem; “YER A WIZARD, JAMES”;…