worth getting up for: october

Worth getting up for in October: Yep Roc 15, the Hold Steady, Kathleen Edwards, the Old 97s, Rhett Miller solo opening for himself, the Heartless Bastards; Admiral Fallow twice; new friends; sunny Sunday afternoon outdoor music; the new Rayland Baxter record; fried things at the State Fair; plastic flamingos, which just made me happy in October; dinner…

worth getting up for in september

Worth getting up for in September: Hopscotch Music Festival and Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion; the Orioles making the playoffs; Beasley’s Chicken & Honey, and the mac and cheese at the Busy Bee; visiting with old friends; Jesse Thorn’s deeply serious correction-slash-apology on the 9/10 episode of Jordan Jesse Go!, regarding believing that Jim Thome…

worth getting up for, summer edition

Worth getting up for this summer: the Menzingers and Lucero at the Cradle, Langhorne Slim and Ha Ha Tonka at the Casbah; long conversations with musicians I like and respect; field trips with the tiny dinosaurs; Gaslight Anthem and Dave Hause together at the Cradle, Girl in a Coma at the 506; the new light…

worth getting up for in may

A little belatedly. Worth getting up for in May: sweeping Boston in Boston with the definition of an epic; JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, Sugar & the Hi-Lows live; catching up with old friends; the dusty green light of May in North Carolina; 7.1 innings of perfection from an 18 year old; Red Collar’s…

worth getting up for in april

Worth getting up for in April: Delta Spirit, Alabama Shakes, Hoots & Hellmouth, the Lumineers, Deep Dark Woods live; my new tattoo all healed up; paid photo jobs, unpaid photo jobs, and photo jobs paid in beer and dope; vintage pick-up trucks at twilight; not paying my undergrad loan (because it’s paid off); crossing things…

worth getting up for: march

Worth getting up for in March: 12 concerts in 11 days; Southern Cal baseball on the East Coast; my birthday; farmer’s market breakfasts; strawberry bread and chocolate chip banana bread and apple cheddar turnovers; daffodils and paper whites; windows-open weather; books about rock and roll; Heartless Bastards, The Fling, Flesh Wounds, Spider Bags, Dex Romweber,…

worth getting up for: february

Worth getting up for in February: Carolina/Duke; Eli winning Super Bowls; a new Patti Smith biography; Dr. Dog’s Be The Void; Lydia Loveless live; being shaken out of self-pitying funks by people who love me; mimosas; friends who take up winemaking; daffodils; days off for no reason other than I can; Sugar & the Hi-Lows;…

worth getting up for: december

Worth getting up for in December: Beirut live; Mandolin Orange’s Christmas show; the wild Christmas lights in Caswell County; Photojojo’s bokeh kit; the new Twitter app for Android; ugly vintage sweaters with koalas on them; best of 2011 lists; applying for one of JazzFest’s volunteer photographer positions; Rachel Yamagata live; making it through 2011; the…

don’t let me into this year

It takes a village. If it weren’t for other people, I’d just be over here taking pictures of my cats and my own face, and if the end of the year isn’t time for being thankful, I don’t know when is. (Other than Thanksgiving, of course.) So without further ado, people I couldn’t have survived…

worth getting up for: october

Worth getting up for in October: Stephen Malkmus, Adam WarRock, Wild Flag, Blitzen Trapper, Mike Doughty live; interviewing Frontier Ruckus; MLB playoffs; having a car that you cannot hear arriving at 100 yards for the first time in six months; fall weather and sweaters and boots and vintage dresses; losing five pounds; J.; Shakori Hills;…