Archive for May, 2008

April movies

by Michael on Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford [5/5] [Amazon] This is a slow movie, but if you know that going in then you can take the time to appreciate what a fine piece of filmmaking it is. From the atmospheric cinematography, to the excellent performances by both Casey Affleck and Brad Pitt, […]

Books for March and April

by Michael on Sunday, May 11th, 2008

Almost all of these books were read in March, as April found me mainly reading things that didn’t have covers. Uglies by Scott Westerfield [4.5/5] This was my first Scott Westerfield book, and I thought it definitely lived up to the hype. The writing was smooth, the characters engaging, and it never gave the sense […]

Liz Carroll and John Doyle at the Iron Horse

by Michael on Sunday, May 11th, 2008

On May 1st, Jenn and I travelled to the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, MA, to see Liz Carroll and John Doyle perform. Since I apparently didn’t ever get around to blogging about the last concert of theirs we went to, I don’t want to let this one get missed too just because it […]

Veda Hille at Joe’s Pub

by Michael on Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Way back on April 27th, Jenn and I hitched a ride with our friend woj down into NYC to see Veda Hille at Joe’s Pub. It had been almost seven years since I’d last seen her play, when she performed her album Field Study (and showed the accompanying film) in woj and Meredith’s living room. […]

Vienna Teng in Central Park and at Williams College

by Michael on Monday, May 5th, 2008

Back on April 20th, Jenn and I were in the city for NY Comic Con, and we were therefore lucky enough to have the chance to catch Vienna Teng’s set at the Green Apple Festival in Central Park. She was on at noon, as the first act of the day, and there was definitely a […]