I have a deep love for almost all of the Pixies catalog. Seeing them live was definitely a bucket-list moment, even if it was only most of them. I swear, I could listen to Black Francis scream all day.
They played their handful of new songs but not at the expense of what we were all there to hear. The next morning my ears were still hissing and my voice was hoarse from singing along. It was great.
The Casbah is a club in San Diego that was basically the home field for Rocket From the Crypt when they were coming up. RFTC did an acoustic version of “Ditch Digger” to celebrate. It’s an interesting arrangement (if not the best recording).
I work with a guy whose brother is one of the founders of the Triple Crossing Brewery. They shot a little time-lapse video of the tank installation. Neat stuff. I’m excited to try their beers when they are up and running.
God, it wasn’t even three whole miles. Seems like it hasn’t been the best choice to keep eating like I’m training for a half marathon, since I ran the half marathon almost 2 months ago. This feels awful.
To add to the good vibes, after half a mile it alternated between a steady rain and a driving rain. At least it wasn’t too cold.
The Sidamo Coffee Stout is back for it’s second release. Built on their imperial stout (which I think is the best “basic” beer they make), it’s big but not too rich. The Sidamo Stout doesn’t skimp on the coffee and lets just a little bit of chocolate in to tie the whole thing together. It’s a limited release but they make and distribute a ton of it so you don’t have to hunt around town to get a bottle. The Bourbon-Aged version is a lot more limited and it’s even tastier. I held on to a bottle from last year and I plan to do a small tasting when I get a 2014.