by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com
Throughout the last half of the year I’ve been quietly smug as person after person came down with some sort of plague-like upper respiratory illness that waylaid them for days. Not me, I said. Good living. Wash your hands. Don’t take part in the community treat feeding barrel. And so on.
Well, this past Friday, the chickens came home to roost and I found myself flat on my ass coughing up warm gobs of green pudding and wishing I was dead as my body temperature switched from teeth-chattering cold to burning hell.
Needless to say, to avoid giving all of you this same malaise, I stayed home this weekend. No PUJOL. No Touch People. No nothing. I’m just well enough on Monday to go back to work. This is what the phrase “lost weekend” is all about.
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Conor Oberst announced last week via conoroberst.com that The Mystic Valley Band will do a two-night stand at The Slowdown July 31 and Aug. 1. The post says its the band’s only shows this year. The $25 tickets are on sale now, here. I’m sure there’s a good reason why he’s only playing two shows this summer, but he’s the only one that knows it. To local journalists, Conor is a riddle wrapped in an enigma as he no longer communicates with the local press. Oh whoa is us.
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Looks like a quiet week show-wise. Steve Bartolomei rolls back into town Thursday for a show at Slowdown Jr. with a whole posse of familiar faces. But that’s all I’m seeing…
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