December 21st, 2009


Winter concerts

Oh, hey, I never did my quarterly concert post, did I? Happy solstice!

Wednesday December 30: Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams @ World Cafe Live
Friday January 8: Ellis Paul @ Tin Angel
Wednesday January 13: Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker @ World Cafe Live
Friday February 19: John Prine @ Merriam Theatre
Saturday February 20: The Guthrie Family @ McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ
Friday February 26: Flogging Molly @ E-Factory
Wednesday March 17: Natalie MacMaster @ Zellerbach Theatre
Saturday April 17: Tempest and Burning Bridget Cleary @ Phoenixville, PA

Well, damn, that's a rather short list, full of unfortunate timing. The only thing I'm particularly excited about is Natalie MacMaster, who might be too expensive for me. But I might potentially go to any of the non-struck-out ones, and I'd love company. Anyone in?

Go Giants!

OK, this is weird, but for 3 straight years I'm now rooting for the New York Football Giants. If the Giants win all of their remaining games (finish the blowout tonight, beat the Panthers next week, and somehow win in Minnesota week 17), then:

* The Eagles can clinch the 2-seed by winning their last two games, and
* If Dallas also loses next week, to the Redskins (Go Skins!!!), then the Eagles automatically clinch the division regardless of what they do the rest of the season. Even the week 17 game against the Cowboys won't matter.

Go big blue! Or whatever you Giants fans call yourselves! (And go Redskins next week too! Bounce back!)