I donated money to Barack Obama today. →
I donated money to Barack Obama today. For the first time in my life I donated money to a political campaign. And it felt really good. You can too.
Hot tix. →
Hot tix. So I have tickets to the Obama Party Tuesday. Too bad I have a girlfriend or I could really leverage them to greater use!
Half Acre! →
Half Acre! I just did a Google News search on my actual real-life name and was surprised to find this! I totally forgot I gave Lizz my thoughts on the subject recently…
Scary good times offered to YOU tonight! →
Scary good times offered to YOU tonight! This will be so much fun. Do it! P.S. If you need last minute costume ideas, we have a few good ones for you on Chicagoist.
And the gaffes just keep coming. →
And the gaffes just keep coming. Here’s what drives me nuts … even as I keep seeing the McCain campaign fall apart in front of everyone’s eyes, even as the primary focus of…
Real American heroes ... to me! →
Real American heroes … to me! Long story short. Two bands asked me to book a show for them this week. Subterranean was kind enough to give us a date, and hen both bands backed out. …
I can assure you that this will NOT happen. →
I can assure you that this will NOT happen. My little brother sent me this video. I ALWAYS vote. Hell, i even vote whether or not to retain judges … it’s everyone’s civic duty! Don’t forget…
There's hope for our country yet. →
There’s hope for our country yet. Truly non-partisan.
She sings about Oasis AND Blur! →
She sings about Oasis AND Blur! Aside from this track, I’m not a big fan of Amanda Palmer’s new album. That said, this track is so good, it might be reason enough to buy the whole disc anyway….
Halloween Party! →
Halloween Party! I don’t know about you, but I prefer Halloween parties to Halloween shows. I’ve been stuck going to more shows of band perfomring as other bands on Halloween than I care to…
Loving / Hating Of Montreal. →
Loving / Hating Of Montreal. I review last night’s Of Montreal show on Chicagoist today. I’m hoping their fans don’t lynch me. I tried to make the case for the band’s strengths, but there was…
This should be posted on telephone poles around... →
This should be posted on telephone poles around Wicker Park Humboldt Park / Logan Square. Rules most of us learned long ago: Tips For Clueless People Who Get Mugged. Play super close…
Three Ways to guarantee I will NOT to review your... →
Three Ways to guarantee I will NOT to review your album. I’m all about digital delivery of albums. It saves the labels money. It saves publicists money. It saves bands money. But if you’re…
I'm DJing at Jerry's tonight. →
I’m DJing at Jerry’s tonight. Come see me! 1938 W Division! And now, my favorite Saturday Night Live Digital Short of all time.
Um, wow. →
Um, wow. I SO wish I could have been there.
Obama Bowie. →
Obama Bowie. Oh you pretty thing.
Fucking hell. →
Fucking hell. The garage I usually use want to charge me over a grand to fix my car to pass the emissions test. My car isn’t worth $1000! I am seriously considering just selling it or donating…
When you think of John McCain, think of me ...... →
When you think of John McCain, think of me … George W. Bush. On one hand, I’m gonna miss this minor resurgence of Saturday Night Live’s recapturing of the cultural zeitgeist … on the other…
Pigs Fly Pt. II. →
Pigs Fly Pt. II. To help sooth Nora’s what must be almost paralytically stunning sense of disbelief over a recent Tweet of mine, I hereby offer for your aural perusal The Teenagers’…
Living the high life. →
Living the high life. Last night I realized that I tend to attend sporting events via private boxes or kick ass corporate seats. This is not because I’m a pampered S.O.B., but is instead…
Overdoing it and doing it well. →
Overdoing it and doing it well. Every day at the gym I do 20 minutes on the elliptical machine and 10 minutes on the treadmill for my cardio. I’m getting older so I try not to run too…
Dang! The one bummer about being employed: I won’t get a full paycheck until the middle of next month, but the fact that I now have a steady income means I get no more unemployment money from…
Breaking it down for Joe Sixpack ... and me. →
Breaking it down for Joe Sixpack … and me. After Fareed Zakaria explained that the bright side of the current world financial mess is that it will finally cause people to fix their…
Dying to know... →
Dying to know… …who is behind this.
So jealous of anyone who gets in to see this! →
So jealous of anyone who gets in to see this! Small club. Original line-up. Damn!
Suzi Quatro in my dreamz. →
Suzi Quatro in my dreamz. I had a dream last night where I was at a Suzi Quatro show and she sang this awesome song. I woke up trying to remember the lyrics so I could find a copy of it until I…
Gym crushes. →
Gym crushes. Everyone has gym crushes, right? You know when you go in at a certain time of the day, all of the time, and you sort of have a group of “regulars” there the same time you…
Week two! →
Week two! Well, still getting used to waking up at 5:30 a.m. regularly, but I’m adjusting pretty quickly. That still doesn’t mean I’ve got the ol’ brain fully up and running yet, so for today…
Um. According to the NYT: “The response from Senator Obama and his campaign yesterday was to attack Joe,” Mr. McCain said. “People are digging through his personal life, and he has TV crews…
Pigs take flight. →
Pigs take flight. The Chicago Tribune, a paper that has not endorsed the Democratic Nominee for President since 1872, just threw their support behind Barack Obama. That’s how pitiful John McCain…
In light of Pontiac closing... →
In light of Pontiac closing… A commenter at Chicagoist directed me towards this classic nugget.
Around the web. →
Around the web. What do busy writers do when they’re too busy to write? Bullet point! Erin and Scott are getting married. They are both ex-Chicagoists and they are both rather…
He's back! →
He’s back! And by “he,” I mean me. And by “back,” I mean DJing at Liar’s Club tonight from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. Preceding my set will be a listening party for the new album from The Tossers….
I scooped Lupe Fiasco! →
I scooped Lupe Fiasco! I wrote this on Chicagoist during my lunchtime. And then Lupe posted this: Yeah, I’m sure he didn’t do it because of me at ALL, but I am pretty sure I…
It's kind of a cop out post, but addresses an... →
It’s kind of a cop out post, but addresses an actual concern.
So far, so good! →
So far, so good! Well, I’ve pinched myself a couple of times over the last two days, but apparently I am NOT dreaming … I do in fact have a super cool job. I’ve already leapt into my…
First day of "school" →
Fiest day of “school.” On a break from orientation but everything is already very exciting!
Keeping up with our wild economy. →
Keeping up with our wild economy. I’m sure you’ve all downloaded last week’s This American Life (#365: Another Frightening Show About Money), where they simply and succinctly…
The ELITE program rocks! →
The ELITE program rocks! Very funny stuff, this. In completely unrelated news, I posted galleries of Radiohead at this year’s Lollapalooza and Battles at Double Door if you’re…
Geeky -- but cute -- Beagle. →
Geeky — but cute — Beagle.
Blue-eyed soul or techno-groover ... make up your... →
Blue-eyed soul or techno-groover … make up your mind! Actually, please don’t. GalPal convinced me to go see Jamie Lidell last night and I’m glad she did, although I’m still not…
Votez. I’m registered, are you?
MSTRKRFT SPR FN! →
MSTRKRFT SPR FN! I had a blast at MSTRKRFT last night. GalPal felt she was sucked back in time. Does this mean I refuse to grow up or that she’s lost touch with dance culture? Who…
Um, Iceland might go bankrupt? →
Um, Iceland might go bankrupt? O.K., now it’s time to panic. I keep saying to myself the markets will right themselves given enough time, and my long term investments will end up being just fine…
The Weez. →
The Weez. I still think this should have been the first single. Anyway, it’s nice to see Rivers seems to actually — finally — be having some fun nowadays.
Are we human, or are we dancer? →
Are we human, or are we dancer? What the hell does that mean? Aw, who cares … while I’m one of three people that actually liked Sam’s Town I’m very excited to see The Killers’ve gone back to…
Prep! Since this is my last week of unemployment, I’ve decided to start training for re re-immersion in the 9-to-5 world. That mean going to bed earlier, getting up earlier, getting all my RSS…
30 seconds of crazy. →
30 seconds of crazy.
Friday Afternoon Cute. →
Friday Afternoon Cute. Someone wanted to say hi.