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9:54 AM

May 4th

I’m writing on here less and less, it seems.

I’ve been listening to this CD by Peter Walker called Young Gravity, on and off for the past couple of weeks. I have to say that the songs are clever stories that I’m sure a lot of people can relate to. His voice reminds me bit of Jacob Dylan and a tad bit of Neil Young voice-wise and the flow of the music. It’s beautiful. I think if you’re a fan of bands like Wilco and Son Volt as well as The Wallflowers and Neil Young you will enjoy this CD.
One of my favorite tracks is track 3 called Flagship. It has so many different guitar parts on this one, it’s really cool. The other one is song 10 called By a thread. The guitars just flow in a pretty way. Songs 1 and 2 are my other favorites, it’s all good!
What’s even better about Peter Walker is that he’s a really nice down to earth guy.
If I lived in LA and if the gas prices weren’t so high, I’d be going to all his show’s coming up.
I recently saw him at The Prospector in Long Beach. That was an interesting place to see a band. My friend and I walked in and everyone turned around and looked at us as if we were in the wrong place. There was this Lounge type Jazz band playing with the most awful lady singer ever, she was so way out of tune that we just had to turn around and walk out.
At first we thought that maybe we got the date wrong because it said 9pm but I guess it was Hollywood time which means 11pm. So we drove around a bit and came back.
This younger guy was hanging out front on a bench so we talked to him and found out that he was playing in the band after Peter, I forgot the band name because we didn’t stick around…. It was late and we had to work. Finally around 10 or so Peter and his band showed up as well as some friends of the other band and the Jazz crowd went home to bed.
Peter picked up the tempo a bit with his 3 piece rockin’ band.
I took a few photos that I haven’t put on the photo page yet. I’ll get to it.

One of my best friends [Mark Miller] is getting married this Saturday. I think it will be very exciting. All of our very close friends will be there. These are friend that I’ve known for about 15 plus years. Music brought most of us together. That and working at Tempo Records and going to High School together.
He told me it’s going to be an open bar and he’s got a band [the piano player from Brian Setzer Orchestra, J.P’s band] It’s going to be at a nice house in Del Mar.
I’m really looking forward to it.
I have been looking for something to wear for the past month or so and finally just last weekend I found a dress at the Citadel Outlet Mall off the 5 freeway. They really have built that place up, a lot more shops then the first time I was there years ago. I got a black (yes black) dress at the BCBG store – on sale! I also got a great deal on some Copper Kenneth Cole heals from Ross.
I’ll post some photos from the wedding…….. sometime.

I finally got Tivo. The first one was a bad box and I returned it to Amazon. I got the new one just days after I re-ordered it. I set it up that same day and taped The Bedford Diaries that same night. I need to get VH1 so I can watch Love Monkey! I’m sure I’ll just end up buying the DVD’s when and if they ever make any.

In other exciting music-related news, I just found out that Wolfmother is going to be playing at the Henry Fonda on June 14th and The Hunches are going to be at Spaceland on June 24th. Also Spoon are playing with Death Cab for Cutie at the Greek in August, Radiohead is playing the last 2 nights of June at the Greek, and Soul Asylum will be at the Troubadour July 11th.
If you aren’t going to a wedding this Saturday and you need to see some amazing rock bands then I suggest you get on over to The Knitting Factory to see Sabrosa Purr on the mainstage.

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