Thursday, December 31

Awkward Family Photos

I don't think we are awkward enough.

Awkward Family Photos .com is hard to top.

Tuesday, December 22

at the rock show, part 2

On Sunday night I attempted to stay up after 10:30 for the second consecutive evening. There are really only two reasons I would do this: 1) for the Old School Skate at Rivergate, or 2) to support the little rock star.
This time, it was the little rock star. He was selected to be in the Battle of the Bands at the Muse. We didn't know when he would go on, so I arrived at 8:30 and sat through many, very loud and marginally listenable groups.

Then my car (and 15 others) got towed. I paid the $85 and went back to the club.
Luke's band was last.
They rocked.

And then they won.

kids these days by you.
It was great.
Those kids are going places.

Monday, December 21

at the rock show, part 1

After a sweet and lovely Christmas/Anniversary party with family and friends, I ventured to stay out past 10:30pm. Scott and I went to the Cannery to see the big rock show. I was excited to see the Ettes and Scott was looking forward to Silversun Pickups. It was a great night for cool rock chicks from the Chrysse Hynde School of Rockstar Cool: Coco and Poni of the Ettes, Nikki from SSPU and Emma from Band of Skulls. I respect a girl who can scream and play guitar (or drums) and has great style.

We got there too late for Band of Skulls and I am sorry about that. Arriving shortly into the Ettes set, their energy made it through the worst sound mix ever. Silversun Pickups followed with, clearly, an entirely different sound situation. Their big sweeping, full sound with sweet little melodies and bending/driving guitars is impossible not to compare to Smashing Pumpkins. I could do without the 2 minute distortion-fests at the end of the songs. But, that's just me. It clearly appeals to a certain demographic.

I can tell I am getting old, because it's hard to stand at a show. My feet were killing me by the end of the show, even my most-comfortable but-still-cute boots didn't do the trick. The Silversun Super Fans inspired me to hang in there. They were, quite literally, jumping, fist pumping, screaming and yelling throughout the whole show.

Yay Super Fans.

Scott and I decided that we are OK with being the old folks at the show.
And I made it until 12:45am!

BTW, SSPU will be on Conan tonight.

Take it With You--The Ettes
Lazy Eye --Silversun Pickups
I Know What I Am --Band of Skulls

Thursday, December 17

I'm Back Bitches

So many times in the last few weeks I have thought about resuming my blog. Save a few posts, I have contributed nothing to it this year. I would like to see myself be here more in 2010. I also have some goals to achieve in the next year and I think making a connection to blogging again might help me work toward them.
So, since October I have...

won a Halloween costume contest

turned 40 (and had a fun party)

made fascinators

and worked a lot.

I am looking forward to Christmas. My tree is trimmed and the presents are wrapped.

And, I love this girl.

She doesn't know how wonderful she is (yet).