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Jun. 15th, 2009

Bonnaroo was AWESOME.

But I'm not sure I'd ever do it again. Once is enough.

Thursday:
The Low Anthem
Triumph the Insult Comic Dog

Friday:
Tift Merritt
Kaki King
St. Vincent
showered in the fountain
Santigold
Lucinda Williams
David Byrne

Saturday:
Alejandro Escovedo
Allen Toussaint
Booker T and the DBTs
shower in the fountain (I was cleeeean)
Jenny Lewis
ELVIS COSTELLO
Bruuuuuuce

Sunday:
Mike Farris (while eating a burrito)
shower in the fountain
Ted Leo
Erykah Badu
Michael and Michael have issues (great comedy show)
Neko Case (featuring Triumph the Insult Comic Dog at one point)

not bad.
On this day in history...

43 BC – Battle of Forum Gallorum: Mark Antony, besieging Julius Caesar's assassin Decimus Junius Brutus in Mutina, defeats the forces of the consul Pansa, who is killed.

1831 – Soldiers marching on a bridge in Manchester, England cause it to collapse.

1865 – U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is shot in Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth.

1912 – The British passenger liner RMS Titanic hits an iceberg at 11.35pm in the North Atlantic, and sinks the following morning with the loss of 1,517 lives.

1935 – "Black Sunday Storm", the worst dust storm of the U.S. Dust Bowl.

1986 – In retaliation for the April 5 bombing in West Berlin that killed two U.S. servicemen, U.S. president Ronald Reagan orders major bombing raids against Libya, killing 60 people.

1986 – 1 kilogram (2.2 lb) hailstones fall on the Gopalganj district of Bangladesh, killing 92.

1994 – In a U.S. friendly fire incident during Operation Provide Comfort in northern Iraq, two United States Air Force aircraft mistakenly shoot-down two United States Army helicopters, killing 26 people.

1999 – NATO mistakenly bombs a convoy of ethnic Albanian refugees – Yugoslav officials say 75 people are killed.

Nov. 9th, 2008

I'm willing you to
Make mistakes that suit you
Wouldn't have it any other way

Sep. 14th, 2008

Lord, what do you recommend to a real sweet girl who's made some not sweet friends?
Lord, what what would you prescribe to a real soft girl who's having real hard times?

Sep. 9th, 2008

Goodness has nothing to do with it, dearie.
In a certain light, he looks like Elvis
In a certain way, he feels like Jesus
So, how about a brief review of this year in concerts, vacations, and friends, among other things.

March: for spring break and my senior trip my mom decided that we should go to France along with my aunt, my nana, and my nana's sister. I ended up having a better time than I thought I would, saw a lot of beautiful things, and got to explain to a woman in French that my great-aunt had forgotten one of her bags in a room days earlier, and that it would be AWESOME if the hotel could ship the bag back to the United States. I also got accepted to Berklee College of Music and felt like a total badass when I turned them down.

May was an awesome month. I turned 18, saw the Hold Steady for the first time (totally changed my life), and I graduated 7th in my class and gave my graduation speech. Yes, a very good month.

In June I got my job back, got denied a promotion, quit my job, and vegged.

July I went to SC, decided I never wanted to go back, and chilled at my house since I decided against getting a job at all. I also went to SC with Michelle despite the fact that I'd never really spent more than a few hours with her at a time on only a couple of occassions. It went very well and was the most fun I'd ever had on a family vacation.

In August I saw the Hold Steady for the second time at the SonicMuse Fest with Michelle, got some things taken care of, and left for Belmont.

In September I got adjusted to college, saw (and met) Elvis Costello, met and fell head over heels for a great boy, and made some great friends.

October was another month of great college experiences, a great boyfriend, a great Ryan Adams show and a KILLER Hold Steady show that I went all the way to Knoxville to see, threw up in a trashcan while laughing before the Hold Steady concert, and loved being alive completely.

In November I almost saw Regina Spektor, but she never showed up, Saw Josh Ritter with Stephen and Justin where I got carded at Exit/In (so we had to go back to the dorm to get my ID), saw the very last Nickel Creek show where Gillian Welch and David Rawlings were surprise guests (it was, without a doubt, the best date ever), and started wrapping up my first semester of college.

Now in December I've finished my first semester with straight A's, managed to miss Stephen more than I thought was possible, saw some great hockey, and enjoyed being home as much as it's possible to enjoy being home.

here's to next year!

Aug. 9th, 2007

A haiku

Nashville in a week
Still need to pack up my things
This part is no fun

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