Music Video Sunday – The Vagabonds

My friend Patrick is the drummer in a punk band here called The Vagabonds. I’ve seen them play a couple of times, and they’re very good. Below are a couple of videos of theirs.


Friday Random Top 10 – September 11th

In the coming days, once I’m done with final edits, you’ll see a box on the right where you’ll be able to download and read my dissertation chapters.  I don’t really want to put it out there yet since it could in theory get me in trouble if you all make suggestions, since that could be construed as outside help.   I know that’s a little paranoid, but 12 months and a ton of money is too much to risk to not finish this.  Anyway, things are progressing on that front, now to the music: Continue reading

Wilco Concert Review

I know I promised a review of Wilco at Vicar St. to everyone, but any writing done for the next week or so is going to my dissertation. To keep you tided over, the set-list (from the awesome Wilco forum Via Chicago) is after the jump. And Music Video Sunday from two weeks ago showcases the concert. Continue reading

Friday Random Top 10 – September 4th

We’re finally into September.  Two Monday’s from now, I hope to be handing in my completed first draft to my advisors.  Of course, after setting a schedule with my advisor, I immediately took off all the urgency I’d created and I went back to slacking.  Hopefully I’ll be productive over the course of the next 10 days instead of just the last 3 or 4.

  1. Coldplay – “The Hardest Part” X&Y
  2. America – “Ventura Highway” History: America’s Greatest Hits
  3. John Mellencamp – “Hurt So Good” The Best That I Could Do
  4. Wilco – “More Like The Moon” More Like The Moon EP
  5. Red Hot Chili Peppers – “I Could Die For You” By The Way
  6. Ozzy Osbourne – “Dreamer” Down To Earth
  7. Wilco – “You And I” Wilco (The Album)
  8. The Nadas – “New Start” New Start
  9. Petey Pablo – “Raise Up” Diary of a Sinner: 1st Entry
  10. The Nadas – “Where I’m Going” New Start

Petey Pablo sure is an interesting contrast in between two Nadas’ songs.

My New Place – In Pictures

While Zed is back in Canada, he’s been kind enough to help me out and let me stay at his empty place since my lease at the old place is up.  Below are some pictures, as well as a map to show you where I am.

Music Video Sunday – Wilco at Vicar St. August 27th

Full report on the Wilco Concert forthcoming, but for now these videos should tide you over.

You can tell from the picture I took [below] that the guy filming was somewhere near me. I looked, but I couldn’t quite find myself. Continue reading

Move Successful

I’ve moved all my stuff to where I’ll be staying for the next 5-6 weeks or so. Right now, I’m alone until Zed and Lenore get back from Canada. I’m aiming for having my first draft completed on the 14th, so if anyone wants to have a look, let me know and I’ll post it for download or something.