February 25th, 2004



I spent most of the day getting ready for a meeting tomorrow. Lots of making numbers come out of Stata and into various Microsoft applications!

After doing that, I went to volunteer with Music for America at Chop Suey. It was night two of the Up records 10 year anniversary festival: Built to Spill, John Atkins, & Mark Pickerel. Highlights: Polly coming onstage to play drums for an old 764-HERO song and getting a neat Built to Spill shirt for helping the Up Records merch people at the end of the show when significantly more people were interested in buying stuff compared to wanting to register to vote or sign-up for the MFA email list.

It is very likely that there is a Music For America show in your neck of the woods: as part of this week(end)'s Party and Politics they're putting on more than 50 events.
beach, outside

the front row is for people without dates

Have I mentioned that I'm developing an unhealthy (for my bank account) of going to see lots of movies?

When the last minute morning table making and the afternoon meeting was over, I hung out at the office for a few minutes and listened to the new Air CD while I walked up to the Harvard Exit to see The Dreamers. I don't really know much about movie making, but I get the sense that Bertolucci knows what he's doing with a camera. He does some nice things with mirrors, movement, shadows ,(and interspersed film references).

The story had House of Yes elements and some possibly unnecessary squicky stuff, but I thought it was good. Perhaps it is easier to accept because the film is populated by beautiful actors with great clothes. I've liked so many movies lately, maybe I'm just an easy sell? At the same time, I'm glad that I saw it by myself so that I didn't need to worry about other people's reactions.

I worked on my poster for a little bit at Victrola and tried to replenish my convergently empty personal care arsenal at Walgreens, but they were out of everything I wanted. Choosing new products is just too much mental effort; so I'll just go somewhere else tomorrow.