Saturday, May 31, 2008

My New Favorite Blog


Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Found Whilst Moving...

So I'm moving tomorrow to, errr, home. I really thought that the best way to invigorate my blog would be to become the proverbial blogger in my parent's basement. Actually, I'll be on the first floor, so there's that.

Actually, it's only for a month or two. But still.

Anyway, I've found a bunch of interesting shit while cleaning out my room. I've been here for three years and I'm one of the biggest pack rats you'll ever meet.

So here's something I'll transcribe from a sheet of notebook paper that dates back to Austin City Limits 2007.

Dave Chalvers' Austin City Limits Superlatives

Top 5 Bands

1) Muse - Melted my face off. Again.
2) Ghostland Observatory - 2007' Muse of 2006. Get it?
3) M.I.A. - Not since Bowdoin and Geneva have I heard a better use of gunshots.
4) Damien Rice
5) Bloc Party - The little band that could given the circumstances: extreme heat->dancing

Biggest Disappointments

1) The White Stripes - WTF Jack? (Ed. Note - they cancelled)
2) Ben Kweller - Did not unleash the fury
3) The Killers

Top Surprises

1) That I'm still alive after a 5 day diet of Sonic, Whattaburger, Chuy's, Freebirds and made-to-eat omelettes (Ed. note - Embassy Suites owns)
2) That everything in Texas is, "so tight, y'all"
3) That J.K. Rowling sent emissaries to ACL: Kara Grainger, Grace Potter. Where was Johnny Weasley and the Leggy Blondes?

Favorite Moments

1) The insanity that was the front row for Muse
2) The Ghostland Observatory acid trip w/out acid.
3) The overwhelming feeling that I have so much downloading/purchasing to do. Plan accordingly, Ben Lee

Favorite Fan Related Thing

"The chi chi monsters." (Ed. Note - On our cab to the hotel our cabbie told us about the bike path along the lake that was a good path to Zilker Park. He also mentioned that it was great to look at "the chi chi monsters". Wasn't sure if he was referring to lizards or college co-eds. Still not sure. Whither Chalvers?)
Lacrosse Finals.

Had an awesome time at the championship game.

Blogged about it here.

Took a zillion (200) pictures that you can see here.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

There Are 79 Of You Weirdos?

NCAA Men's Lacrosse Finals Photos

Lacrosse is making a name for itself in Massachusetts (typically it was rare and only really found on the Cape or in the Western part of the state).

I got really into it at college (on Long Island, natch) and it's pretty exciting that the Final 4 is being held at Gillette Stadium for the next 2 years.

Here are some Syracuse-Virginia, Hopkins-Duke photos from yesterday. I'll be going tomorrow to take pictures of the finals.

Check em out:

Friday, May 23, 2008

Rasheed Wallace Loves Guns N' Roses

If you caught Game 2 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals you may have noticed Rasheed Wallace channeling his inner-Slash.

Before tip-off, as the opposing players were pounding fists before battle, the PA was blaring "Welcome To The Jungle" and 'Sheed was playing air guitar!

Then, in crunch time of the 4th Quarter 'Sheed was lip-syncing to "Paradise City"!

What a loon.

If anyone has video, let me know.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Oh, About that Foals Show....

Click the picture for the review.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Ticketmaster Thinks I'm Retarded

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Foals Tonight

Review tomorrow.

Bragging today.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Sick Burn, Ikea. Sick Burn.

The Ikea catalog came the other day and I couldn't help but thumb through it. See, I'm moving soon and could use some furnishings to make wherever the place I call, "home," homey. Ikea tends to preach 'vertical living', with the thinking that you can create more space by building up. Currently, Craigslist is devoid of vacant windmills and smokestacks in the Boston area, but I'm on the lookout.

Anyway, I was perusing the chair section, if only to glance at the wacky names of the products. The names are, essentially, a mixture of every contestant on 'World's Strongest Man' and the liner notes of Peter, Bjorn and John's last album.

Then I came across...

The Jeff!

I was so excited for a fleeting moment.

The Jeff, as it turns out, is nothing more than a $4.99 standard folding chair. Bullshit. What did I ever do to Ikea? So, the next time you're in overflow seating on the High Holidays, or at some sort of company related annual meeting, think of me.