I Love

I love my parents. We have a pretty tight family, my two brothers and them.  Grandma is in the mix too of course.  My folks used to drive 3 hours just to have lunch with me when I was in school, then drive the 3 back.  Now they fly three hours out to new york for the weekend every other month or so.  That’s some love.  Mom cries when I or my brothers are upset and every single phone conversation with my dad ends with, “Love ya man, don’t die.” I’m very lucky and don’t take it for granted. The times I have with my brothers are hard to beat, nearly impossible.  love those dudes. Linds and I have something amazing.  I’ve loved her since I met her…well, as much you can be in love in fourth grade.  I remember the day we met vividly, I was amazed at how small her little fingers were. I asked her out in fifth grade, she said no.  I got her though, I love her. I love my friends, old and new. Don’t really have any foes…what for? I think I’ll reserve love for just family and friends.  A dog or two might inch their way in too later down the line. I can’t bring myself to accept ‘love’ of an insanely good basketball team (beak ’em) or ‘love’ of a tasty medium rare cheeseburger w/ cheddar, caramelized onion, lettuce and delicious sauces or ‘love’ of the rare front to back great record to be equal to that of my family.  I hope, if i do have little blakes, that i can show them the same love, affection and dedication my parents have showed me every day of my life.  It is all that matters.

ich liebe das welt,


I like this album

Date w/ Ikea….well, with Pavement at Ikea

A date with a member of Pavement at Ikea…it may be obvious, but lets all agree it’s original.  Here’s the deal, if you think your home needs an upgrade, submit a photo at imeem and write a short essay on why you derserve to win a shopping spree at ikea.  Winner will be joined by a member of Pavement on their $500 Ikea shopping spree.  Swedish meatballs are on us.  To enter, just submit your photo and essay here.

Brighten The Corners: Nicene Creedence Edition is out December 9th and available for pre-order.

Shearwater Live at Florence Gould Hall NYC

If you missed this truly amazing evening with Shearwater, or just want to see it over and over the show is now readily available. The wonderful people at Baeble Music recorded it and are streaming the first set in which they played Rook in it’s entirety. Here’s a preview of show with the band playing Leviathan, Bound.  Full set can be enjoyed here.


End of an Ear Welcomes The Cave Singers To Austin

The Cave Singers will be performing at End of an Ear on Friday, Oct. 19th at 5pm. The performance is free to all so please come enjoy!

(photograph by jenny j.)

The Cave Singers at End of an Ear
Friday, 10/19 at 5pm
2209 South First Street
Austin, TX

You can also catch them later that night at Emo’s, supporting Black Mountain.

A.C. Newman Celebrates Sonic Boom’s 10th Anniversary

Sonic Boom Records in Seattle is turning 10 years old this month and A.C. Newman will be joining in the celebration. This Saturday, Sept. 15th at 6pm, A.C. Newman will be DJ-ing down at the Sonic Boom Capitol Hill store.  Get down.


A.C. Newman at Sonic Boom Records

Saturday, Sept. 15th at 6PM 

514 15th Ave. E.


Saturday’s Gonna Be a Good Day

Two free in-stores, two cities, same time.  Love Of Diagrams will be performing a free, all ages show at Amoeba Music in San Francisco this Saturday at 4pm.  Meanwhile, Jonathan Meiburg and Thor Harris of Shearwater will performing at End Of An Ear in Austin.

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(Shearwater pic swiped fromPitchfork) 

Simultaneous action, Saturday, April 14th at 4pm.

Love of Diagrams at Amoeba Music, 1855 Haight St., San Francisco CA 94117

Shearwater at End Of An Ear, 2209 South First St., Austin TX 78704