True To You has details of Morrissey's upcoming dates, which will partially make up for the dates he cancelled over the summer. Here are the East coast dates:

October 22 NEW YORK, NY : Hammerstein Ballroom
October 23 NEW YORK, NY : Hammerstein Ballroom
October 26 NEW YORK, NY : Hammerstein Ballroom
October 27 NEW YORK, NY : Hammerstein Ballroom
October 28 NEW YORK, NY : Hammerstein Ballroom
October 30 BOSTON, MA : Orpheum
October 31 BALTIMORE, MD : Rams Head
November 2 WASHINGTON, DC : Constitution Hall

Hopefully I'll be able to photograph the Baltimore or D.C. show. Maybe both.

I missed Bukowski's birthday (again) earlier this week. Here's a poem to make up for it.

Bukowski's Grave

Eat

talking of death
is like talking of
money -
we neither know the
price or the
worth,
yet looking down at my hands
I can guess
a little.

man's made for guessing and for
failure
and women
for the rest.

when the time comes
I hope I can remember
eating a pear.

we are sick now
with so many dead
dogs
skulls
armies
flowers
continents.

there is a fight -

this is it:
against the mechanics
of the thing.

eat a good pear today
so tomorrow
you can
remember
it.

-- Charles Bukowski

This is the best movie I've seen in quite a while. Of course, I'm a sucker for anything Grizz and Peabs related. I assume I would say the same thing about Dirty, but I've never met him/her/it. Also, this movie was better than 100% of the festival reviews I read for Lolla and VFest. And yes, I'm including my own. Something to keep in mind for Austin City Limits next month. Blaaaaaaah.

This is the best blog post I've read in ages. Hilarious and so true on so many levels. A week or so ago I told someone that there is nothing more shameful than a blog fight. And I was/am right. But eff the Redskins. And 980. For serious.

Here, listen to some music:
[MP3] Aesop Rock | Citronella
[MP3] Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings | 100 Days, 100 Nights

Lastly, local band No Second Troy emailed to ask if I could let people know they are part of tonight's tomorrow night's bill at the 9:30 Club. Done and done. They go one around 10.

[MP3] No Second Troy | Into Your Sun

Three thoughts on Marrdest Mouse:
1) They were better than I thought they'd be, but still not my thing. But still...Johnny Marr!
2) Johnny Marr is not much taller than me, but his hands are huge!
3) I stood about two feet from Johnny Marr and David Beckham in the same week. Awesome.

Damn. Troy Perkins got pwned on this free kick. So much for that SuperLiga final at RFK.

If you want more David Beckham, all you need to do is head over to Flickr.

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