Grub Street


Posted in Uncategorized by grubstreet on May 23, 2006

I would like to spend a day at a spa. Massages, facial/body cleanses, steam rooms. I’ve never been to a spa and it never occurred to me until now to go to one. Maybe I can make it happen around my birthday (till then seems unlikely!).

I would also like to start doing yoga and/or pilates. I don’t know how I would find time to do that.


horoscope experiment

Posted in Uncategorized by grubstreet on May 10, 2006

I looked up "sign explanations" for everyone in my band; the results were amusingly accurate, in my opinion! 

1. Traditional Virgo Traits:

Modest and shy
Meticulous and reliable
Practical and diligent
Intelligent and analytical

On the dark side....

Fussy and a worrier
Overcritical and harsh
Perfectionist and conservative

Health foods

Hazards to health
Anything sordid
Sloppy workers
Being uncertain

 2. Traditional Pisces Traits

Imaginative and sensitive
Compassionate and kind
Selfless and unworldly
Intuitive and sympathetic

On the dark side....

Escapist and idealistic
Secretive and vague
Weak-willed and easily led

Solitude to dream in
Mystery in all its guises
Anything discarded to stay discarded
The ridiculous
like to get 'lost'
the obvious
being criticized
feeling all at sea about something
3. Traditional Sagittarius Traits

Optimistic and freedom-loving
Jovial and good-humored
Honest and straightforward
Intellectual and philosophical

On the dark side....

Blindly optimistic and careless
Irresponsible and superficial
Tactless and restless

getting to the heart of the matter
Laws and meanings
the general 'feel' of things
Off the wall theories
being tied down domestically
Being constrained
cooling your heels
bothered with details
4. Traditional Cancer Traits

Emotional and loving
Intuitive and imaginative
Shrewd and cautious
Protective and sympathetic

On the dark side....

Changeable and moody
Overemotional and touchy
Clinging and unable to let go

Home and Country

Aggravating situations
Being told what to do
Advice (good or bad)

2am sandwiches

Posted in Uncategorized by grubstreet on May 10, 2006

I suppose a lot has happened in the past few weeks.  Spring is here?  I recorded an album in Michigan.  Going out there sort of made me want to move to the middle of nowhere and have a giant house and dog and build my own recording studio.  Not right now; maybe when I reach my early 30s.

 Tonic is a nice venue.  We played a good show there.  Feathers is a good band.  They play sophisticated, carefully-crafted music.  Compelling and enjoyable.  Interestingly, Feathers shares members of Witch, the "stoner metal" band with J. Mascis as the drummer.  I saw them months ago open for Dead Meadow, a band I've since lost interest in.

 Last night at the gym a woman accused me of stealing her timeslot on the treadmill.  It's really ridiculous because I watched her sign up for it 15 minutes after I did.  It's this kind of daily bull shit I have trouble dealing with.