August 11th, 2002

the only earth?

the rest of the evening went like this

I went to Graceland and played arcade games while I waited to see if anyone would show up. Actually, I left a little early because I was worried that it would be sold out, but that turned out to be completely irrational. Anyway, after being defeated by the tricky flying Galaga bugs, I had much better luck with Ms. Pac Man.

Kate decided to come, so that was exciting. We hung out for a little bit and accidentally missed the Terror Sheets. We went in to hear Six Parts Seven. They had a nice experimental vibe going, sort of heavy on the lullaby theme though.

Carissa's Wierd was quietly enchanting as usual. I was mildly disappointed that they played almost entirely from their new album without mixing in any of their old stuff. Of course, I can't really think unhappy thoughts about a band with such a shy, understated stage presence. Their new material is pretty good, though I'm looking forward to listening to the CD since their voices will be better mixed.
the only earth?

pointless observation

On Meet the Press, Adel Al-Jubeir and Andrea Mitchell are discussing the inflammatory PowerPoint presentation about Saudi Arabia. Aside from the content of the discussion, I find it a little sad that Rand experts use the generic template with the comet divider for presentations to top Pentagon officials.