In hindsight, it might not have been a good idea to cover the floor with glue before the concert?
That was unintentional and will be changed.
Seeing Kid Sister live is like god’s way of apologizing to me personally for the five or so years I spent going to shitty rap shows that started an hour and a half late.
I was quite impressed by what I saw of Kid Sister before Chromeo came on. She had CHARISMA! And was pounding Red Bulls all the way through the last song.
Bowery was about as ALIVE as I could ever remember it tonight. Great crowd, tons on energy and an excellent performance from Chromeo.
feels like its been a while. Everything looks like a younger, cheaper imitation of what I remember. The party photogs are using inexpensive point and click cameras, and the subjects have this disarming lack of confidence in their vacant gaze.
- It travels better.
- It stays fresh longer.
- It tastes better cold.
- It’s less greasy.
- It’s more consistant.
- Sometimes you’re just in the mood for Dominos instead of real pizza. Just like sometimes you want a big fat juicy $12 burger and sometimes you want a Whopper combo meal. It’s not rocket science, folks.
“Perot was pleasantly surprised when I told him that Obama was a Christian, not a Muslim, and relieved when I informed him that the e-mail Perot (and untold others) received about Obama not respecting the Pledge of Allegiance was a fraud.” — alexbalk
This year’s New Years resolution I kind of came up with during the first couple weeks of January is to go to start going to more shows again.
1/25 - Natural History Kid Sister/Cool Kids thing
1/28 - Chromeo
1/31 - Thermals Karaoke
2/02 - Hot Chip
2/12 - The Foals
2/13 - Carrie Underwood/Keith Urban
2/15 - Sharon Jones/Gothamist’s 5th Birthday Party with the Forms, etc.
2/20 - Be Your Own Pet
2/21 - The Big Sleep
2/22 - The Magnetic Fields
3/17 - Cut Copy
4/03 - Owen
4/08 - Explosions in the Sky
6/20 - My Morning Jacket
I also wouldn’t mind going to one of those Vampire Weekend shows, but none of my friends take me seriously when I say I like them.
TMZ is wonderful for many many reasons, but the new TMZ Live posts might be the worst idea ever. It actually deters me from going on the site. Does the stream need to be above the fold? And it needs to autostart? With sound? Even when it’s not the top post? So every time I check the site, I’m assaulted with muffled street noises through my computer speakers? Plain dumb.
It appears that, for the first time since 2004, I will not be attending Coachella
this year. I’m kind of sad about this, but it’s impossible to justify the trip with this lineup.
I like not having the pressure to form complete thoughts to validate a post.
I started this as a Central Village tumblr, but it’s now jeff baum’s tumblr. Central Village is a lot of things, and even tho I’m not writing much these days, it will still exist however I see fit. But this is my tumblr. Jeff Baum. That’s me! It’s separate.
I was just telling Kelly how I just read another article about the commercialization of web 2.0, how Amazon reviews are now solicited by publishers. Another article about how nothing is sacred anymore and big business has co-opted everything you used to trust on the web to be their own. Seems like I discover this to be the case more and more every week. I used to like reading and writing blogs because it was unfiltered thought. That is no longer true. Rather than leading the way for a new way to digest music, we’ve been roped in by the old format. I’m as guilty as any. Big labels spending over their head to impress me and everyone else with banner ads, VIP list spots and free shit. And because everyone likes money and free stuff, and there were no ethical rules in place for us like there were for old media, we gave in. If felt like a reward for all the hard work we put in that nobody asked us to do, but since it worked, everyone on both ends kept at it. So now we’re just supporting the old model. Which still doesn’t work, by the way. This could have turned out better, but there’s a reason the old model keeps at it. People are easy.
I don’t even think that is necessarily a bad thing. It has its plusses and minuses. But it’s just the way it is. And it’s not what I expected. And it’s not what I was looking for when I started.
tumblr seems to be an escape from all that. It’s stripped down. It’s what blogs used to feel like when people were embarrassed to have a blog. There is nothing I can do here that I couldn’t do on CV, but somehow it feels more appropriate. There are expectations of Central Village that I have no interest in meeting. That is still my blog. My name. I’ll use it again someday, I suspect. But the internet…at least the blogosphere…needs a reset, and tumblr seems to be it. And here I am. I hope we both enjoy it. So long as you don’t expect much from me here, I think we’ll all get along just fine.