do it. don’t pass it up.
do it. don’t pass it up.
Very interesting read. Makes you think.
I have a friend who killed himself. And not long before he did the deed, he told me he “married well.”
I know, I know, that seems like a non sequitur. Kind of like turning on your computer and finding out Tony Scott jumped off a bridge. What did Joni Mitchell sing, “We all live so close to that…
I could learn a thing or two from this.
Good stuff from “Reader’s Digest 1,801 Home Remedies.”
Are you a policy holder with Progressive Insurance? This may change your mind about the company.
My Sister Paid Progressive Insurance to Defend Her Killer In Court
I’ve been sending out some impertinent tweets about Progressive Insurance lately, but I haven’t explained how they pissed me off. So I will do that here as succinctly as possible. There’s a general understanding that says, “insurance companies— oh they’re awful,” but since Progressive turned their shit hose on my late sister and my parents, I’ve learned some things that really surprised me.
I’ll try to cleave to the facts. On June 19, 2010, my sister was driving in Baltimore when her car was struck by another car and she was killed. The other driver had run a red light and hit my sister as she crossed the intersection on the green light.
Need a laugh this morning? Well, here you go!
I recently chatted with John Sponarski from Portage & Main for Green Light Go’s Gimme A Break feature. They seem like legit dudes and I hope you’ll show them support and check out their self-titled debut, which is currently streaming on their bandcamp page.
For Fans of: Folk Rock, The Band, Neil Young, Ryan Adams, Dawes
Here’s a snip-it of the interview:
Where did you gather the inspiration for the intrepid travelers you write about on your self-titled debut?
Something we played with quite a bit on this album was the use of metaphor and external characters to better describe personal experiences. All the talk of travel was inspired by the great deal of change that was going on in both of our lives at the time and more literally by the fact that I had just come home from backpacking through South East Asia.
Beard or no beard? Why?
Beard. Always beard. Harold as you may know has a beard of epic proportions and it has almost become our calling card. In the span of the existence of this band I have had beards large and small but one thing I am never is clean-shaven. I just don’t feel like myself without a little grizzle.
Best thing ever! Cheers to this Starbucks barista, you sir or madam, are the best.
So happy he did interviews!
In February I stumbled across an intriguing interview from the UK. James Smith of Extraneous Terrain had nabbed some much coveted time with Jesse Lacey. My project seemed similar to James’ and I thought, ‘next time Brand New do a show near me I’m going for it.’ When the band announced a…
Photos from the London, Toronto, and Guelph shows. I’m nicknaming this the “Buy Shirts So I Can Get My Hernia Fixed” tour (Hopefully Jesse doesn’t really have a hernia, because all of that jumping around is probably not very good for it). Wish I could have made it to more stops, but had a blast at these three shows.
p.s. sorry for spamming your feed, but if you like Brand New, then I’m sure you won’t mind.