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That is, if we would have been forced to watch this. No Keith Mars, no Logan and no Wallace (who was seriously underused in Season 3).

And no, I haven't watched the last two episodes yet, so don't say anything about them. Tonight hopefully.

Thx to Goldenfiddle for the link.

Veronica Mars has been canceled by the CW. I'm sad.

As if waiting for the NBA Lottery wasn't bad enough, I still have to deal with this crap until Thursday.

I'm back at the office today but tomorrow I'm heading out to Vegas for the rest of the week. Funny thing is, after drinking myself silly in Europe for the last 11 days, I'm in no mood to hit any bars, and I'm pretty much broke from the trip, so perhaps I'll be the first person ever to go to Vegas and not drink or gamble. Oh, who am I kidding? I have to put some money (one way or the other) on the Warriors, right?

Also, on Saturday I'll be shooting both the DC101 Chili Cook-off and The Kooks show later that night at the 9:30 Club. So hang in there. Real content will return shortly.

I'm down to 53 emails in my inbox (not counting the 273 that were awaiting me at work this morning), and my Bloglines count is down to an almost manageable 2155. Whew.

I was still jet lagged on Sunday so I started editing all the photos I took on vacation. I should have all that stuff for your consumption sometime next week.

Here were two things that I found on the interweb over the weekend while I was trying to catch up:

Someone (other than me) actually wrote the following sentence: "If there were a course on concert photography, Kyle (aka leafblower) would be a likely candidate to teach it."

Also, Chuck Palahniuk's Choke has been optioned and pre-production on the movie will start in June! Sam Rockwell will star as the protagonist. I ordered a copy of Rant right before I left, but the Post Office is holding all my mail and I won't be able to get it until next week. Boo!

As if I didn't have enough going on over the weekend, I took in D.C. United's win over Chivas USA at The Bobby yesterday. Here are a few pics:





You can see the entire photo set here.

effingspammers.jpg Email totals like this make me nauseous. Effing Spammers. Now you know what I'll be doing for the next day and half. And you all thought blogging was glamorous. I am officially accepting suggestions for a new spam management tool (or tools) in Movable Type and your help is appreciated.

I am back in D.C. after 12 long hours of traveling today. What did I miss?

I'm happy to report on that we had a wonderful time and didn't see a single drop of rain on the entire trip until we landed at National today.

I missed Mr. Pink terribly and he is very glad to have me back. So much so that he won't shut up. I can't bring myself to tell him I have to go to Vegas on Tuesday. Many, many thanks to Amanda, Jason and Michele for looking after the little guy when I was gone.

You know that trip to Europe that I keep going on about?
Ms. Smith and I leave today!

Here's the schedule:
April 24 - Fly to Cologne, Germany - take train to Amsterdam
April 25 & 26 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
April 27 & 28 - Antwerp, , Belgium
April 29 & 30 - Brussels, Belgium
May 1 - Cologne, Germany
May 2 & 3 - St. Goar, Germany
May 4 - Cologne, Germany
May 5th - Fly home

If we're lucky, our trip will be alot like this:

See ya soon!

While I'm gone, you can check out some Mr. Pink, peruse the Bukowski archives, take a look at either my NBA photos from this season or my favorite concert photos.

While I applaud Grambo's redesign and the new look and feel of the venerable whatevs dot org blogging behemoth, I can't help but shed a tear for everything that was (apparently) left behind in the move.

common_people.jpg And by that I mean the back blogs and all the brilliance held there, specifically for this entry, which I am confident any and all FOW's will agree was the best back blog of. all. time. In it, we debated THE song of the 90's. Peabs nominated "Blue" by the Jayhawks, Grambo repped for the only Britpop song that still matters, I threw my weight behind Underworld's "Born Slippy." Mind grapes were squeezed, many others weighed in and the discussion that ensued was, in a word, classic. It's a shame that the whole exchange was (apparently) lost for future generations of FOW's to read.

I bring all of this up, not to knock Grambo (far from it - I'm glad he's back up and running at full steam) only to reminisce a bit on the good ol' days and also to point you to The Tripwire, where they have the entirety of the BBC special documentary on the making of "Common People." I know what you're thinking, "An hour documentary specifically on the creation of and reaction to a single song?" Yes, and it is just as awesome as it sounds. And since I don't recall a BBC doc on "Born Slippy" I guess Grambo was right.

PS - Have you seen Jarv lately? Total effing rock star.


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Shed a tear for Veronica if this is true.

San Francisco, CA: How come Veronica Mars wasn't included on the USA Today "save or axe" survey? Has it's fate already been decided?

Robert Bianco: Yes. According to our reporter Gary Levin, the show has been cancelled. And he's almost always right about such things.

So much for winning the Save One Show poll. Bah.


If I didn't mention the passing of the great Kurt Vonnegut.


PS - This is awesome. [via Deadspin]



Express interviews Eddie Izzard.
"I'm like a superhero, like the Human Torch. I can do flame on, flame off." Brilliant.
I still haven't watched this week's episode of The Riches, so don't tell me what happened.

Baseball widgets for your desktop. Go Sox!

Much like most big name touring bands, stupid Chuck Palahniuk appears to be skipping D.C. on his upcoming book tour. I almost fainted when I saw he's doing a reading with Irvine Welsh in NYC and Elmore Leonard in Philly. Jeezy Creezy!
Road trip?


Dan Steinberg is The Hot Pocket. Also, Agent Zero is out for the year. That makes me sad. On the other hand, Paul Pierce and Al Jefferson appear to be done for the year and that makes me very happy.

Who else is excited about the Sly and the Family Stone catalog reissues?

Oasis to record a new version of "Sgt. Pepper"...with the Killers? WTF?

I just scored tickets to see Cloud Cult next week. A while back, Peabs wouldn't shut up about them, so I'm excited to see what all the fuss is about.

Another group I'm liking lately is The Cinematics. The Tripwire has an MP3 you should download. Very Editors-errific.

Have you heard the new Art Brut songs?
Stream "Pump Up The Volume."
Stream "Nag Nag Nag Nag."

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