Apparently last night’s innocence mission show had been sold out for a while. I guess I was asleep at the wheel on that information. In any case, Don Peris opened the evening, playing a few songs from Ten Silver Slide Trombones and one new song. the innocence mission played quite a few songs from Small Planes and Birds of My Neighborhood, but also reached back to play some older favorites. The sound in the Tin Angel was amazing, even way in the back where we were and I got to catch up with some old friends that I hadn’t seen in years.
The btv team is on the rise out of the gutter again in the indie rock baseball league. My good pal and baseball genius, Matt Stone, has helped trade for and recruit some up and coming players that are starting to finally get some good stats.
Wednesday, friends and I will be in Baltimore to see Mogwai and Miighty Flashlight play at the Ottobar. For some reason, Mogwai skipped over Philadelphia and the Brooklyn show was sold out before we could get tickets and our inside connection couldn’t swing special privileges for the show.
You are obligated to by the new single from M

This is a truly last minute post, but the innocence mission will be playing at the Tin Angel tonight, 19 May, at 7pm. Denison and I will be at the show, maybe we’ll see you there. By the way, final mixes for Denison’s Philadelphia Songs are supposed to complete later today or tomorrow, right on time for our mastering date on 31 May.
Last night, I went to see Star Wars Episode II with a bunch of friends. I have to give it two thumbs up based on my expectations. It was a lot of fun, furthered the plot in unexpected, interesting ways, had cool special effects, and had lots of action.

Last night, I saw Bright Eyes, The Good Life, and Mayday in the sanctuary of a unitarian church. The acoustics were pretty incredible and it was an enjoyable show. There is a one-sided LP planned to come from The Good Life, if they can find the time to get everything together.
Today is National Day in Norway, my friend Emil told me that. There is a special traditional costume that many Norwegians will wear on this day as they dance and march around in the festivities.
I am going to see the Star Wars movie later tonight or tomorrow. It’s one of those things that just has to be done, in spite of any critical backlash.
My friend Jeff is getting married tomorrow and I’ll be going to the wedding. His brother and I were roommates in college for a while, when the groundwork was being placed for btv to come into existence. Jeff is also good friends with everyone who was in Somerset, one of the early btv bands.