Monday, July 21, 2008

Pitchfork: Signs I Might Be Getting Old.

Sebadoh performing Bubble And Scrape.

This past weekend in Chicago was the Pitchfork Music Festival. Three days of mostly indie rock for the great price of $65 (unlike Lollapalooza which is $215 for 3 days). It was a good time for most, but I did realize I might be getting old. Here is some proof:

1. Did not stay to the end of of the show Friday night. Friday night was just three bands (Mission of Burma, Sebadoh, Public Enemy) and ended at 10pm. I was kind of tired. And LP's feet were swelling up.
2. Since it rained all Friday night and Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon I decided that I would just skip all of day number two. I did not want to deal with mud and humidity.
3. On Sunday I made it through five songs of Apples in Stereo (who were fantastic) before I needed to get out of the sun and find some water.
4. I was sweating so much I looked like an old man.
5. When seeing person after person in New Wave fashion I kept saying "I lived through that once already."
6. I left early on Sunday too missing the three headliners.
7. I think I was most excited about getting a couple $5 off coupons for Whole Foods.

Highlights:  Mission of Burma, Apples in Stereo, King Kahn, Les Savy Fav, The Dodos.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Have You Seen The Niner?

I am alive.  Those White Castles did not kill me, but I did eat 15 of them.  I could of sworn it was a contest (why else buy the W.C.) and when lunch was finished I found out the person in second place only ate ten.

I have not been in a funk, that is not the reason I have been not posting.  My brain has just been so occupied.  I have realized that people get tired of the same old story... and most of my story of late has been the job hunt.  I signed up for LinkedIn to see who knows who in the business world.  Funny how there are people in my life that can't think of anyone who might be able  to help me, but then have fifty people in their network that work for companies I've been looking at.  And I have started looking at jobs in San Francisco - which would be great to move home, but LP and I love Chicago and would rather stay here.

I have just over five months of my job left... so it is more important to spend time finding a new job rather than blogging.  But I am not giving up the posting, just don't think I died if I go a week or so without a post.  This blog does not pay the bills.