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Nov. 2nd, 2007 | 01:19 am
mood: sleepysleepy
music: manchester orchestra - "play it again, sam! you don't have any feathers"

Quickish recap of the week...

Last Saturday was Jess' birthday. Fun times. On Sunday, I wrote. All day. I finished a short story and it'd be awesome if it got read: http://timeispoetry.blogspot.com/2007/10/coast-to-coast.html.

Monday was bleh. We started doing play writing in Creative Writing. I've had a thing against play writing since Berzok. I hope I get over that.

Tuesday was Manchester Orchestra in Philly with Jess, Katharine, and Catherine. We got into Philly early in hopes of catching a screening of the "What's Left Behind" Documentary, but there was a problem with the DVD. We waited a while because they thought they'd be able to fix it, but it never worked. So, they gave us free shit. Katharine did the best swoop-in ever to get the 7" for us. So, I got the Annuals/Manchester 7" and the "Wolves At Night" single. Then, they raffled off the DVD because it worked, it just wouldn't go over the projector and I actually managed to win it. [I watched it later when I got home. So good. I cried.] Chatted. Hangs. Awesomeness combined with an increased awareness of creeps.

Tuesday's set list:
- New song (the "merch" one)
- Wolves At Night
- Now That You're Home
- Alice And Interiors
- Golden Ticket
- I Can Feel Your Pain
- I Can Barely Breathe
- Colly Strings (with new intro)
- Where Have You Been?
- Sleeper 1972
- 'Turn Out The Light' (not sure what it was, haven't had time to research it)

I felt the Philly show. That seems to be a trend. It always hits me harder in Philly. (Fucking "Wolves At Night" made me cry!) Post-show, included more hangs, chats with Andy, and PUB! Andy talked to us about Conan (which was scheduled for the following day) and Halloween: he promised a onesie and he did not disappoint! Mike confirmed. Fucking sweet. Got home late, though, and then watched the DVD, so waking up for class Wednesday morning sucked.

Wednesday, I went to my classes, left the second class early to catch a train into the city. I got in around 3:30 and met up with Katharine. We met up with the rest of the crew at Rockefeller Center for the Conan taping. Catherine got us tickets for Manchester on Conan. I'd never done any of the late night TV show tapings before. The only TV things I've ever done are IMX when I was in high school and the Stephen Lynch taping over the summer that still hasn't aired. It was pretty awesome, though. Andy saw us before the taping. Big smile on his face...and why not? He's an awesome dude in a great band performing on Conan O'Brien. I'd be pretty fucking happy too! They played "Wolves At Night." So good. <3 And I realized I'd hit it with Brian Williams. Is that weird?

Then, we headed in the direction of Bowery, looking for food along the way. The Nevers opened and I liked what I heard, but I was way too tired to stand during their set. Manchester went on and were fucking AMAZING! Three of the five boys came out in dresses. One in a mask. Andy in Brian Bonz's red onesie. How he managed to play the whole set in that thing is beyond me, but it was great. I'm glad the onesie made a comeback.

Wednesday's set list:
- New song (the "merch" one)
- Wolves At Night
- Now That You're Home
- Alice And Interiors
- Golden Ticket
- I Can Barely Breathe
- Colly Strings (with new intro)
- I Can Barely Breathe
- Where Have You Been?
- 'Turn Out The Light'

My pictures can be found: http://www.flickr.com/photos/time_is_poetry/. They all fit on the first page, but if you venture to the second page you'll see I finally posted my Brand New pictures from Boston (09.22.07). We didn't really stick around much for The Annuals. We'd missed them the night before because we were hoping to see the Manchester documentary and we were too tired to hang Wednesday night. So, we headed to our trains.

Catherine left for Texas Thursday morning. Jess' and my first class was canceled, so we got to sleep a little...but I forgot to alert Mitchell; I got in touch with him before he went to class, though. Haha. I had two classes and...bleh.

Tomorrow, I hope to accomplish the following (in no particular order):
- Finished my short story for Creative Writing.
- Write Warren back.
- Write Mike back.
- Visit PHS.

...another day of virtually non-stop writing. Haha. It's mostly recreational writing, though. Even the Creative Writing story is - probably - the sequel to a story I'm writing that's already too long for this assignment. I'm trying to write a short follow-up to one I'm still in the process of writing in hopes that I can hand it, but it has to be under 10 pages. Since I know - more or less - where Part 1 on the story is going, I feel okay writing a Part 2 even if Part 1 isn't done yet. I'm not sure how I'll post them. Since I'll probably finish Part 2 before Part 1, should I post in first or wait until Part 1 is done? Any suggestions? Does anyone read them or care? (Haha...no.) As far as writing Warren and Mike, that'll be time consuming, but worth it. I haven't had a chat with Warren in a long time and he brought up the subject of Neutral Milk Hotel in his last email, so I obviously have to comment. He lives in South Africa and wants to see Brand New really badly. He's a huge Brand New fan: knows more about them than half their US fans. Haha. He'll hopefully be visiting the US next year in January or February and is hoping he may get to see them, but...I don't know if his wish will come true. I hope it does. We've talked about seeing Brand New together and he's excited about it. Mike is another story because we're dealing with multiple topics. I may have to leave him for last. He reports that the turn out to these shows have been low. Not surprised at all. He says he gets the feeling Kevin's fans either don't realize he's on this tour or don't see the point in attending for a half an hour long set. Amateurs. Then, I just have to do is visit PHS for some radio business. Jess will be joining me around 2pm for that. We're getting a tour of the new PHS studio. I'm jealous already!

Saturday, Katharine is going to come down and we're doing radio and seeing Jennifer O'Connor at Maxwell's. (Rob: are you working Saturday night? If you are, we'll see you then!!)

I should sleep. I've been bragging too much tonight.

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Jessica

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from: rather_forget
date: Nov. 2nd, 2007 11:26 am (UTC)
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I should sleep. I've been bragging too much tonight.

LMFAO!

About the short stories...I do read them and care, but I didn't have time to proofread last night because I was too busy doing a ROUGH DRAFT OF THE FIRST DRAFT OF A PAPER. HDFSKHKJHDJ!

But yeah, I suggest you wait 'til Part 1 is done and post them in order. :)

PS: I love the "merch" song. And Manchester. And youuuuu. <3

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