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.
Richard Sherman’s view from his Media Day seat is pretty cool.
I’m an unrepentant Oasis fan from way, way back. This supercut of Noel Gallagher’s commentary from a video box set is good for a laugh. The groaning and swearing are just the best.
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.
I’m a bad fan. I didn’t even know she had been sick. She still sounds great. “Stranger to My Happiness” is the latest single off of their new album, Give the People What They Want, due on 1/14.