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#083; Congrats Senator-elect Brown

January 20, 2010

I don’t often indulge in politics here in Limbo, because this blog is about the art, music, and philosophies that bang around in the head of a 25 year old. However, I thought today was a great chance to point out this piece I wrote months ago, as to why I’m a Republican, how I believe that there are issues outside of social ones, and the strange reactions most give me when they find these things out!

In light of the GOP victory in Massachusetts, any thoughts?


#082; Soft. Quick. Kind of like a habit.

January 20, 2010

Meredith: I almost died today … I can’t, I can’t remember our last kiss. All I could think about was I’m going to die today and I can’t remember our last kiss. Which is pathetic but the last time we were together and happy, I want to be able to remember that, and I can’t. I can’t remember.

Derek: I’m glad you didn’t die today … It was a Thursday morning, you were wearing that ratty little Dartmouth t-shirt you look so good in, the one with the hole at the back of the neck. You’d just washed you hair and you smelled like some kind of flower. I was running late, you said you were going to see me later, and you leaned to me, put your hand on my chest, and you kissed me. Soft. Quick. Kind of like a habit. You know, like we’d do it everyday for the rest of our lives. And you went back to reading the newspaper and I went to work. That was the last time we kissed.

[2.17] – Grey’s Anatomy

I’ve been thinking a lot lately, about decisions and time moving on with or without them. Is it better to have something decided – concrete, a clean cut, business-like – rather than having it evolve in certain other ways. So that you don’t know that the last kiss is the last. So that every moment you spend with a loved one is exactly as we’d want it to be. So that there is no sadness hidden behind goodbye smiles.

I’m not sure. Because a lot can be said for a true break. Closure. Decisions. It certainly seems to be the quickest route to moving on, and has been the generally decided upon route for most of my relationships. But then there’s a darkness that tinges the memories of those relationships, a wary “we know how it ended, when it ended, how you were a bastard or I was just too lazy.” When something ends organically, when you don’t know that your last kiss is your last, or the last time you tell someone you love them is the only chance you’ll ever have again, the sweetness of it just seems to keep a hazy beauty to it.

Does any of this make sense? Has my caffeine not kicked in yet?

What are your thoughts on endings? Are you a decision-maker? A do-er? Or do you go with the flow of things and see where it takes you? I’m trying to learn in 2010, to live more in the moment, not to worry so much about make decisions and planning the outcomes. I’d love your input.

#081; she’s a little bit dizzy these days…

January 19, 2010

Let’s see, Limbo’s had her head in the clouds as of late, but I’m working on bringing my feet back to solid ground and diving in head long (without the aid of my usual dose of 1+pack of nicotine a day, thanks to a new round of bronchitis and strict instructions that my “trying to quite smoking” must become “have already quit” as soon as is humanly possible).

In the meantime: couple of things I’m currently obsessed with and something new & exciting in the works!

  • DC’s comedy set has a new kid on the block to check out for. Well, 10 of them, to be more specific. In the best showcase I’ve seen in DC in ages, Recessions has opened it’s doors on Wednesday nights to WayneMan comedy and his rotating group of local and national stand up comics, ComedyX10. New faces – local radio personalities – and standards (Seaton Smith showed up last minute and brought the house down with some of the best bits I’ve seen him do, and I’ve seen him probably half a dozen times now). The crowd was thick, rolling along with every punch the ten (12, actually, for the first night) were throwing and by the end of the night, the DJ taking over, we couldn’t believe it was nearly 11. ComedyX10 is back this week, Wednesday 8-10pm (free admission) and with great food and drink hitting just the right mix of sit-down show/hopping bar, so be sure to check it out.
  • Umm… The Coachella line-up was announced. Please say someone wants to do a ridiculous road-trip/vacation/something/anything to get us East coast peeps out there for this three day festival of AWESOME. Tickets go on sale this week, I feel an early Feb purchase coming on… is anyone in?
  • Coming up at At Limbo we’re going to be releasing (exclusively! How cool is that?!) Adrian Hardkor Krygowski’s cover of the Pinky & the Brain theme song from this month’s Spelling for Bees Collective at Velvet Lounge. Adrian took the slightly creepy song and gave it a ‘hardkor’ (haha) make-over, turning out what seemed to be the favorite Saturday Morning Cartoon theme song of the week (SfB’s theme for January, naturally).

Okay, that’s it for me this lunch break, at least I got this much together, right?! Really would love suggestions for concentration, online to do lists, and any other “let’s get Limbo through yet another week of being sick and miserable” tricks and treats you might have! This afternoon I’ll have up a preview of IOTA’s massive Haiti relief benefit concert with such At Limbo favorites (plus at least a dozen others!) as Rene Moffatt, Derek Evry, and No Second Troy.

#080; it’s been too long…

January 17, 2010

…an I’m afraid it will have to be a bit longer! Holiday weekends being what they are, I’ve got lots in the pipeline but nothing just yet for you! Coming up at At Limbo:

ComedyX10 review (hottest new comedy showcase in DC and running weekly now!), Can’t Miss Shows (for the rest of the month, as I’ll be heading to sunny Florida for the last week of January), I’m resuming my “I’m in Love” series, and an exclusive review of unreleased music by the Drunk Tigers!

Let me know what shows you’re seeing, what ones you think I should be checking out, and – as always – what you’re listening to!

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#079; it’s about time

January 12, 2010

I’ve made no secret of my love of IOTA, in Clarendon (it is positively the only reason I ever venture south of the District unless I’m skipping VA entirely). However, I’ve always felt something might be missing. Something like The Nine at DC9, or those chill nights at Dahlak on U St. Evenings of singer/songwriter showcases, listening room vibes with musicians doing their thing with as little flash and pomp as possible.

And what happens when we wish really, really hard for something we want? Eventually, the Music Powers That Be (MPTB) listen, and it starts tonight! This week is non-stop for awesome, cheap, local entertainment, so what are you waiting for?

#078; are you a Misfit?

January 11, 2010

My favorite residency is at it again; this month Alex The Red Parez is tackling the Misfits for his monthly show at Solly’s. I’d love to meet lots of fellow DC music fans, so why not make tonight the night you come on out and join in on the fun!? Fellow local musicians Derek Evry (of Idea Track) and Jay Paslay (of Knock Off Johnson) will be joining Alex. Don’t mind the flyer below, Solly’s is on the corner of U and 11th NW.

Also, keep your eyes on At Limbo for a preview of a brand new comedy show hitting DC this week! I’ll be getting reviews & buzz about the show up tonight!

#077; and she was like neon

January 7, 2010

Looking forward to one of my favorite events of the month – Cake & Kisses at Asylum, tonight! Nothing beats consignment shopping downstairs as the party gets warming up (groups like Hella Tuff make a monthly appearance) and then heading up to great drinks (some of the best bartenders in Adams Morgan populate this joint) and freestyle rap battles presented by DC Rap and Rosetta Stoned.

This is the sort of party where everyone shakes their butt off every month (which is totally necessary after CakeLove has finished with you – did I mention there’s free cake?!).

Would love to see you all there for a great (free!) party and some of the hottest live hip hop (with a band for back up) in the city.