Lurker #1:

What are your projections for Soriano this year? Will Marmol last the year as the closer?

Fonzie will hit .299 with 40 homers 80 ribbies and 40 stolen bags. Marmol will stop trying to break the speed guns, settle down, and be the most dominating closer in baseball as the Cubs march to their first world series flag since 1908. And they will be the main reasons why it happens. The fact that Fukudome will figure out MLB pitching and win the batting title will be an afterthought.

Allan Hough: Hey Tony, in Austin last week I saw Bill Murray hailing a cab in a Jenny Lewis hoodie, and I feel like it was probably one of the best celebrity sightings of all time. What do you think?

Lemmy in a Jenny Lewis hoodie would have been something, but we all know Bill is totally down with the kids.

Will Campbell: Fair enough: I challenge you during the upcoming Bike To Work Day in May to ride your bike to and from. You game?

when i was in college i brought this punk rock girl over to the crib so as to wine and dine her. i threw on some zeppelin, tossed some hot dogs into the mac n cheese, lit some incense, and cracked open two 40s. she had the best rips in her stockings which i was fixated by so i didnt notice that the whole time she was scoffing.

later she said she was bored of me because everything i was discovering she had fully enjoyed in high school. i feel the same way about bicycle riding, dodgeball, pillow fights, 80s music, and vinyl. i live mere minutes from one subway station and work 1 minute from another. if you want me to, i will ride my bike to the subway take the bike on the subway with me (even though i usually hate people with bikes in the subway) and then ride it two blocks to work.

the only city ive truly enjoyed riding my bicycle in is Amsterdam.

jackassjimmy: Do you make themed playlists for your computer, iPod, friends?

no. i hit shuffle. im mildly obsessed with trying to stay up with new music. so i always have new mp3s in my computer and the only way i find that i will listen to the new stuff is if im just always clicking shuffle. i used to make playlists when i ran to music but now i just listen to howard stern when i run. and the last cd i made was one for ettienne who asked for one after the earthquake hit chile. she said she realized she knew so much about latin music but very little about whats happening right now in the indie scene and knew i could hook her up.

Lurker #2: Why is it that the older I get, the worse I spell?

each step you take toward not giving a damn is a step closer to enlightenment.

g/d: 3 songs that make you feel like you belong, here there or anywhere?

here comes a regular, replacements

cartoon, soul asylum

dumb, unplugged in ny, nirvana

Not that hungry: Where did that airport sushi joint get the f-ing whale meat?

Maybe the best thing about Los Angeles (and there are many great things about LA) is that you can get pretty much anything you want here, no matter what it is. 85 degree temps in March? No problemo. $3 korean tacos for your new bff eliza dushku? easy. some whale sashimi late night in the wesssside? not a problem.

when i was a kid i used to watch the dodgers play on monday night baseball. id see those palm trees in the bullpen and sigh at its unpossibleness. this town is full of magic where anything can happen and you get pissed when it doesnt.

jessica: why didn’t you toss it up for my birthday? is it because i’m too old now?

deep down im a terrible person. anyone who truly knows me would agree. also last friday, your birthday, i was engulfed in my last full day of rock at sxsw. i soaked so much in that day that i got sick and didnt really even go to sleep that night. when i got off the plane saturday my true love said i was babbling and pale and hallucinating and insecure and completely spent. im still a little sick. all due, i believe to that deep breath of rock i inhaled on friday from noon to 7am saturday. so im sorry i didnt give you proper recognition on your big day, but usually people who expect good things from me are routinely disappointed.

Sass: What do I do with my blog that’s not a blog anymore?

join me in making a secret one.

Keir: Imagine you played in a band with some guys back in the ’90s. Then imagine you haven’t played since about 2001. Then imagine that you’ll be playing with those same guys this weekend, for the first time in 9 years. Since everyone will be green, do you go with old-school hits first, or charge straight into new stuff no one’s ever played before?

in texas i saw stone temple pilots, a 90s band, who hadnt released a new album with that original lineup since almost that long, and played in public for the first time last friday. they mixed their new songs with their classic old school ones and although it would have been weird for them to just play their greatest hits, i have a feeling when they first jammed together after that long layoff they probably only played their greatest hits together, and some covers, and allowed the new songs to sit in the background and ferment for a little while. they’ll have their day.

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  1. Biking to the Vermonica Red Line station to Civic Center Station then biking to work is cool (especially since cyclists ride free on buses and subs on Bike To Work Day), but let’s take it to the next level and make your morning trip a bike-only trek with me volunteering to be your wingman and escort you on a bike-only trip from your HQ to your gig. It won’t be Amsterdam but I’ll run interference for you like you’re Mariah going from the dressing room to the stage.

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