It’s been a week; it started with a pretty great anniversary date with good food and British “action transvestite” comedy, then swung back and forth between awesome and shitty: damaged cars and insurance claims (boo!), many cancelled meetings (yay!), great band rehearsals (rawk \m/ ) and less than great band rehearsals (meh.), my kid beating my SAT score by 30 points (sweet!), a weird-ass but entertaining dumpster fire of an RNC (ooh!), more unfortunate shootings ( argh.), a metric assload of Psyducks (uh, okay), cool Comicon news (Defenders!), and coming into this morning with a headache that’s probably going to swing into migraine territory by lunchtime (pfft.).
Anyway…not sure what I’m looking toward this weekend. Probably keep an eye on the news to see who HRC’s VP pick is going to be (It’s going to be Timmeh, who’s not a bad guy at all, boring in all the right “Dad Joke” sorts of ways, and has his heart and mind in the right place in terms of social justice issues, despite his “conservative” reputation, and has a reputation as a consensus builder) and see about getting my head clear.
Oh, it’s looking increasingly like I’m not going to make it to this one given all the other life in the way, but my friend Dan Nokes is launching his indie, East Coast response to SDCC this weekend in Dunkirk MD, the soon-to-be classic event POPCOMIGANZA, featuring lots of great dealers, artists, costumes, and all the cool stuff one finds at a Comics/Pop Culture convention. Dan’s a great artist himself, and has been a big part of making the Virginia Comicon such a great event (especially for small press/indie artists) over the years. If you’re within spitting distance, please thing about checking it out!
Otherwise, that’s the way life’s shaking out ’round these parts. Have a good weekend, folks – enjoy the tunes (a pretty nice mix this week if I do say so myself):
- “Dark Center of the Universe” – Modest Mouse
- “The One I Love” – R.E.M.
- “In A Time of Tales” – Mithotyn
- “The Kids Don’t Stand a Chance” – Vampire Weekend
- “Riptide” Vance Joy
- “Every Breath You Take” – The Police
- “Wicked Game” – Parra for Cuva
- “Under Pressure” – Queen w David Bowie
- “Love Will Tear Us Apart” – Joy Division
- “True Faith ’94” – New Order