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Friday Night Fun
Well, we spent Skylar's "Kids' Night Out" at home, indulging in a purification ritual rather than repeating the ritual of impurification. But, as I told Laurie prior to Bean's departure, the idea of cleaning the house of a Friday night is not foreign to us. Some of our happiest times of the mid-1990s were spent straightening the house up to loud music and the accompaniment of Friday-night vices like good champagne, followed by a viewing of The X-Files and Homicide, and, on a good day, concluding self-reflexively with the breeze blowing in off the coastal fogbank. As Kim will readily attest, I'm a terrible person to clean around -- I ask endless questions about what's being discarded and why -- unless I'm sufficiently distracted by sonic pleasures. Sometimes that level of distraction is hard for me to achieve, since I'm easily distracted by minor impediments, being what Kim refers to with equal parts dread and bemusement as, "a Bertsch." Last night, however, I found a means of staying in the music zone while we tidied up and down. By the end of the labor, Kim felt a lot better, I'd had a chance to listen to my favorite album of last year at high volume -- Modest Mouse sounds good that way -- and we'd consumed some spicy polish sausages from AJ's that I mixed in with a still-spicier corn-onion-garlic concoction. Corn isn't very Polish, but I was so inured to my obsessive compulsive tendencies by then that I didn't give a flying frig. In other words, the title to this entry is not at all ironic, though anyone who heard the pared-down version of our evening would have presumed it to be.

Mode: better
Muse: Blame It On The Tetons - Modest Mouse - Good News For People Who Love Bad News

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somemonad From: somemonad Date: March 5th, 2005 05:21 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Nice song choice. I saw them live last year; they were actually nice enough to play our small college town.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: March 5th, 2005 06:19 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I adored them years ago at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, was somewhat underwhelmed by the two Rialto shows I saw in Tucson, but am always underwhelmed at that venue.

The album has the virtue of getting better and better over time, even though it sounded super the first go round.

Sorry about your car. . . :-(
somemonad From: somemonad Date: March 5th, 2005 07:37 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
When I saw them the place was so hot everyone was standing there all sweaty and annoyed. Isaac, after making a point out of the heat situation at least three times, just said that they were going to skip the traditional encore shtick and just play their encore set right after the normal set. Everyone stuck around after they left anyway, so they came back to play an encore anyway. So good.

Thankfully what has to be done for my car won't have to be done for a while thereafter (another 50,000+ miles), so it's still cheaper than buying another car that I'd have to repair soon anyway. Just a shock. The thing about LJ is it encourages the posting of things that shock. :-)
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