Tiring weekend. Kicked off the weekend with dinner at the new Baja Fresh in Wachung; its about time they finally opened these things up here. Just chilled out and watched tv with Jen for the rest of the night. Managed to check out Slerm’s new crib on Saturday afternoon and later that night, grabbed some dinner at La Isla followed by the Jayhawks at Irving Plaza.
Three words: Amazing as usual. Got most of the favs, including “Crowded in the Wings”, “Break in the Clouds”, “I’d Run Away” and even “EyesofSarahJane”. They didn’t do “Tailspin”, but what can you do?
And the Thorns……so damn good. First of all, the whole concept of Matthew Sweet, Shawn Mullins and Pete Droge playing in a band together is pretty huge, then you hear the record, and it gets better with every listen. Finally….seeing them live is just nuts. So much energy. The funny thing was that on their album they do the Jayhawks’ “Blue” which neither they nor the Jayhawks played at the show. They did do every other song on the record though, as well as one that wasn’t. Great stuff.
Yesterday, we managed to get lots of errands done, went for Baja Fresh (yes, again), layed out in the sun, took a jacuzzi and saw Charlie’s Angles 2, which rocked. Even more outrageous than the first one.
Today, I am just drained. By the way…I am making a serious effort to begin writing in this silly thing again. I think that maybe I’ll try recoding it again this week.