1. After two weeks off, Mesmerization Eclipse
returned to WZBC
. It was an extra-special three-hour installment, too, with a live in-studio appearance from Billy Sunday of Oneida
, and a final hour of nothing but Athens music. I was filling in for the local show, which runs from 5 to 6, and since the only two Boston bands I know both have some variation of the word "Boston" in their name I figured I'd devote the hour to what I think of as local music. Which, of course, is Athens-area indie-rock from the late 1990's. Anyways, good times, good times.
2. Free Comic Book Day
. Unfortunately NEC had a two-book limit, so I only grabbed the kinda shitty X-Men
thing and the Donald Duck
book. Also unfortunately there's no Barks in the Duck comic, but I flipped through it and it seems fine enough. Didn't see Owly
anywhere, which sucks, 'cuz that would've taken the place of the Marvel crap had I noticed it.
3. Watching Smokey Robinson
, Billy Gibbons
, and Ludacris
sing "My Old Kentucky Home" arm-in-arm at the Derby.
4. The fries at the S&S Deli
are pretty fuckin' sweet.
5. Saturday night was the finale of the annual M.I.T. Steer Roast
, wherein the graduating seniors cook about 800 pounds of beef and invite various rock bands to play the courtyard at their dorm / co-op. The meatening was closed to the public, but we made it to the show in time to see PAIK
. It was a beautiful night for an outdoor rock show. The bands were both great, and it was excellent getting to hang out with our Boston friends for the first time in three or four weeks.
6. Obviously the weekend sucked massively for Braves
fans, but at least the Sunday game was fun to watch. No four-run seventh innings, or anything, thank God. Not that one would've made much difference, though.
7. And finally, we finished up season three of Newsradio
. Now we only have to wait two and a half months until season four comes out. Season four, of course, is absolutely amazing.