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"The movie's okay," declares the New York Times' Manohla Dargis. "But Ghostface is spellbinding."

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Quite the weekend. Kite Festival, Cherry Blossoms, fighting the tourist crowds, catching Stephen Malkmus and John Vanderslice at the 9:30 Club, watching Kansas run the same play all game against Davidson and almost blow it. I picked them to win the whole thing, but I think now, if they do win, it will be in spite of Bill Self.

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w00t! There is a show on Thursday as well.

I'm just going to keep jumping up and down.

Last night I read this post, which contains the following statement.

For the last week and a half or so, I’ve been back home in Virginia for vacation. And while being at home obviously has its luxuries, after searching for some shows to see during my time here, I quickly remembered just how difficult is it to find a good one in the Washington, D.C. area. Fortunately this time around, a South by Southwest-esque showcase made its way to D.C.’s Rock and Roll Hotel last night, and for three hours on a Thursday night, my music thirst was temporarily quenched.

Jesus. Since the author has no problem making clueless, sweeping generalizations, I'll do the same and declare that the passage above is easily one of the worst opening paragraphs in the history of music blogging.

Not to mention that it is just flat out WRONG.

I have no intention or desire to get into the whole NYC v. D.C. thing again, so let's just agree that D.C. does not have as many bands, venues, concert goers or music bloggers (with Chicago influences!) as NYC. Or SXSW.
Some might even say this is a good thing.

I bring all of this up because CoS is a decent blog (although their superior festival coverage is tempered by all the press releases they cut and paste onto their site), and quite frankly, I expect better from them.

BTW, here are the shows at the Black Cat during the first week in April:
Wed Apr 2- JENS LEKMAN, THE HONEYDRIPS, MARLA HANSEN
Thu Apr 3- KIMYA DAWSON, ANGELO SPENCER, SPOONBOY
Fri Apr 4- LES SAVY FAV, THE BIG SLEEP, THE DODOS
Mon Apr 7- DIRTY PROJECTORS, NO KIDS

Finally.

After three months and a couple of false starts, my big project at work is finally alive and online. I got home from work last night at 2:37 this morning, after one final furious push to fix as much stuff as we could.

I think the final product looks pretty good. But I'll tell you the same thing I told everyone at work. You're not allowed to send me emails about links that don't work or other errors on the site until Monday.

It feels great to finally get this over with. I am overjoyed to get my social life back, although I think I'll end up taking it easy this weekend. I have the DCist Exposed opening tonight and the Idiotarod on Saturday, but other than that, I'm looking at some serious couch time in my near future.

On Monday, it's back to the grind. I'll also have a big blog announcement coming very soon.

Sigh.

I'll stop now.

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