October 18th, 2003


all that stuff I didn't get / comes so easy to him

What we learned at the Grandaddy show. The live show is great. By this, I mean that they sounded pretty much like they do on the albums, which implies that they aren't over-produced. They played to an amazingly full house of head bobbing, occasional hipster dancing, and random jumping up and down.

On top of the quality musical performance, all of their songs were accompanied with lovely visual entertainments. We were actually standing in the vicinity of the visual engineer, which I suppose isn't particularly interesting. From the visuals, we also can infer that Grandaddy are very interested in cats and Minnesota winter. One video included numerous (humorous) scenes of an orange cat fighting with various dogs.
Another showed a backwards relationship. It was rather lovely.

On top of all of this, and having a cat statue onstage, they played the wonderful song from 28 days later, which made me feel all sorts of bouncy.
chair, apartment

bored in their suburbs / robots water the lawn

The neighbor was raking his concrete this morning. If you don't get the dirt off the driveway first thing in the morning, who knows what could happen. The whole place, to hell in a handbasket. And why have alarm clocks anyway?

All afternoon was a techfee retreat to the South Campus Center. It seems like every function in the past month has featured one of those multi-vegetable segmented bowl platter hybrids with a tub of ranch dressing at the center. You can tell that ranch dressing is the worst possible food from a nutrition standpoint since it induces people to eat broccoli and cauliflower. And it is amazingly good, but only in full fat variety.

The house is mysteriously empty. Even Flash is gone.

I walked to Musashi's to pick up something to eat while watching Solaris. It is sort of a great movie, or a movie that I think is great. Not a lot happens, but it looks great and is kind of unresolved and thought provoking and nonlinear.

I expected it to be longer, and decided to start reading Things You Should Know. You should click the link back there, just to see the weird dog on the front cover. That dog is crazy!
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