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today and tonight

Even though I fell asleep around 3 am last night, I still woke up this morning around 8. Unable to get more sleep, I just stayed in bed and watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer and 24. Who says waking up early equals productivity?

I had a great plan about going to work today for a meeting and staying until the show at Graceland, but the meeting was cancelled and all of the show times were wrong. I really didn't get much done there, most of us just sat around and talked.

After work, I went to Trader Joe's for some items to bring to Thanksgiving at Carole's. She said that she didn't need anything, so I just bought some breads and wines to feel like a contributor. I might bring some stuffed mushrooms or butternut squash ravioli if I'm motivated in the morning.

Tonight Ellen and I went to Graceland [pictures]: We missed a little bit of The Prom and lots of Rilo Kiley because we weren't allowed to take drinks1 into the showroom (?), but we saw more than enough to know that each of the bands was great in its own way.

When we first walked into the Prom, I was really confused because everyone was playing a different instrument than I expected. But then they switched, and I felt less crazy. I love it when band members switch instruments onstage (see also: Mum, Sigur Ros, etc.). One of the members of Rilo Kiley had a mustache style that Ellen predicted will become highly fashionable. I was really happy that Rainer Maria played songs that I knew. They were loud and emo-riffic in the best way.

While waiting for drinks, Ellen discovered that someone placed an I SAW U about Melissa. Add being seen to being friends with the band -- I'm in awe of her scenester status. I saw several people there who are on the LiveJournal.

After the show, no one was going to the Comet; so we went to Big Time, but left early because I was insanely tired.2

(1) on an empty stomach...
(2) which is my excuse for potential issues with grammar in this post.


it was cool running into all of you. thanks for posting the pics of the show
super new userpic. one of the prettiest i've seen.
I think it's stolen (/borrowed?) from weezer.com
Thanks for noting in your pictures which ones featured a mustache. I couldn't have figured it out otherwise. I knew mustaches were coming back! I shouldn't have shaved mine.
No problem!

The mustache was pretty elusive and its true quality couldn't really be captured by mere photos. I thought a reminder was needed so that you'd know to look beneath the shaggy hair and not at the kid in the McSweeney's T-shirt singing along.

Labels seemed like a good idea until I remembered that I didn't know the names of any of the band members ... which is why they're so helpful like "rainer maria (drums)." Maybe you can guess which ones were to be labeled "fashion mullets"?
I was sitting next to the mustache guy for a minute at the merchandise table. The mustache was pretty impressive. I thought he looked like one of the kids on that nickelodeon show, "Salute Your Shorts," um, only with a mustache.
he was the kid from salute your shorts.
are you sure? how do you know?
No, it's true. I looked it up on the int0rweb.
i heard rumours, so i checked it out on the internet movie database. go to www.imdb.com and search for the actor "Blake Soper." seems to be true!

Jenny Lewis (the singer) was a child actor too. But they sure make good music!

proof of jenny

the wizard


I KNEW IT!!111!!!!!!1
I only drink with you on an empty stomach. It's the best!

The pictures really don't capture the amazingness of that mustache.
I know!

It is like big game hunting, capturing exotic mustaches.