November 12th, 2003



So. the Rapture. Big fun.

I don't necessarily think that their music is the best thing ever, but everyone seemed to show up with the expectation of dancing. Which, in Seattle, means pseudo-mosh pit. Everyone seemed to be having a completely excellent time.

Chris, Adam, and I arrived and caught a few minutes of Out Hud, before returning to the lounge to drink. We eventually ran into Kailin & Steven and Doug, Ken, & Joe. Soon, everyone was bouncing around, sort of dancing in that "we don't really know how to dance, but whatever" way. I kept getting drawn through the cycle of moshish action. The guys in the Rapture are probably among the nerdier to get masses of people to try to dance.

Now, my ears are broken. We were drinking Red Bull, so I am not even remotely tired. But I will try to sleep since tomorrow isn't a random holiday.
i am not a stuffed tiger.

you can not wrestle a dove

Tonight, I went to Benaroya to hear Michael Chabon's Nextbook lecture. Most of his talk was related to Golems. I had to keep thinking "Golem ≠ Gollum." Though I'd read a couple of his books, I hadn't really thought of Chabon as a "Jewish-American" author; so it was an interesting/surprising perspective.

I've been watching Twin Peaks so I think I'll watch episode 5 before I go to sleep. Tim finished watching the first series before I did and has now rented season 2; so I need to catch up before his rentals are due!


"A Call to Apathy" from the new Shins album, Chutes Too Narrow is my new favorite song of the moment.