I'm up again on Chicagoist.com, my unpaid contributing side gig. (sounds glamorous!).
Uncle Earl Brings Girl Power to Chicago
I'm pretty excited for the show. The lady and I will be attending and they brought the proverbial house down at the Roots Festival back in the summer. Can't wait to see them explode a smaller venue like Schuba's. Plus, it's close enough to walk to. If only it weren't 5 degrees outside...
On a related note, I never got around to putting together any kind of MP3 post about my favorite records and songs of 2007 and now that sort of thing is lame since we're well into 2008. So, to wit, here is my list of my 15 favorite records of 2007, in alphabetical order.
Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
Avirl Lavigne - The Best Damn Thing
Beirut - Flying Club Cup
Feist - The Reminder
Iron & Wine - The Shepherd's Dog
Kanye West - Graduation
The National - Boxer
New Pornographers - Challengers
Radiohead - In Rainbows
R.E.M. - Live
Ryan Adams - Easy Tiger
Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Uncle Earl - Waterloo, Tennessee
Voxtrot - Voxtrot
Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
And here are some of my favorite songs:
Reckoning - Radiohead
Contagious - Avril Lavigne
Failsafe (New Pornographers Cover) - The Choir Practice
Windowsill - Arcade Fire
Underdog - Spoon
Living Well's The Best Revenge - R.E.M.
Fake Empire/The Apartment Story - The National
There are loads more but my iPod died a few weeks ago.
Also, I'm adopting a dog soon. More on that as it develops, as well as a lengthy post re: reading and my current crop of books.
On another front, I added a new blog to the blog roll, Ruined Pictures. It's basically the idiot savant MS Paint productions of NOLA BFF Pete. To give you an idea of what kind of guy Pete is before you click and look at the hilarious and profoundly crude (and NSFW) additions Pete has made to these pictures, take this exhibit into consideration.