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“He could teach my ass.”

Words of Widsom by Feetnik


Feetnik’s Book Signing

Yesterday morning I went over to Alice’s house to pick up the truck to move the radiators. Both David’s and Gordon came over to help me with this crazy heavy project. It actually worked out pretty well with 4 people. The only bad part was popping the tire in the dolly. Everything worked out well and it appears no one’s backs broke. Success.

After that we all went out to Savory (I notice a theme) for some lunch. Bob met us shortly after to hang and to talk shop with Feetnik. Then we all headed back to the homestead to chill on the couch and watch old family super-8 videos of my early childhood.


Then it was time to clean the house… and time to run errands… Fun stuff… I actually found firewood at 7-11 because Safeway had none. In fact it was the best burning wood we’ve bought thus far. Then the peeps started pouring in. I like having friends over. We have a great group of friends who seem to melt pretty well. Oh and we baked a cake for Catherine’s birthday and finally gave her her gifts we bought a few weeks ago. It was a bummer Feetnik and Gordon couldn’t come out, but Feetnik got a weird reaction from Gordon’s cat, so it was probably best she didn’t come out. We did have a roaring fire, which was nice and the chocolate cake was excellent. Thanks Erika and Eric for taking a huge chunk of it home. And strangely Awapy wasn’t in any photographs, yet she was present. Bizarre.

Feetnik Book Signing
Pictures from the weekend.
And we’ve come to know David O. as the Pussy Master. In fact his new name is “Pussy Master” – The pussies love him.

Gravity’s Angel

Feetnik is in town! On her book signing tour, of course. You bring a book. She’ll sign it. You get the idea.

Yesterday after a nice lunch and cheap beer at Savory we hit up David R’s suggestion of Crooked Beat Records on 18th Street and Orpheus in Arlington, Virginia. Crooked Beat was pretty neat. It was tiny and owned by indie-rocking looking people. They had a good selection and a ton of recent music on vinyl. I was pretty amazed, but not really interested. Then we made our way to Viriginia which is always moderately nerve-wracking as Virginia isn’t as neatly layed out as DC. This time however, it was maps.google.com’s fault. We got all f’d up around Dupont Circle which is funny, because I know that area pretty well. We did finally get to Orpheus. That place is the shit. The records are in excellent condition and the isles go on for miles. They even have a Space Age Bachelor Pop section. Not to mention Crazy Carl’s Weird Music section. Plus the owner was kick ass and had a cool beard and knew where all his records were in his huge store. Kick ass.

These are the records I picked up:

  1. The Ted Heath Orchestra Plays the Beatles, Bach and Bacharach (London’s Phase 4 Records)
  2. Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life (Tamla)
  3. Enoch Light & the Light Brigade’s Future Sound Shock (Project 3 Records)
  4. Muzak’s Stimulus Progression 5 (Muzak Corporation)
  5. Enoch Light & the Light Brigade’s Dimension 3 (Command Records)
  6. Brian Wilson’s Smile (Warner Bros. Records)
  7. Getting Through: A Guide to better understanding the hard of hearing (Zenith Records)
  8. Laurie Anderson’s Mister Heartbreak (Warner Bros. Records)

So that’s that. Here’s the information about the record stores we went to. I highly recommend both. Orpheus being slightly better for selection and the assistance of their owner. Not to mention a better vinyl smell. The guys at Crooked Beat were more interested in what they were playing over the stereo.

Crooked Beat Records (in Adam’s Morgan)
2318 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Hours Mon-Wed 12-9 Thurs-Sat 12-10 Sun 12-7

Orpheus Records
3713 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA
Monday-Saturday: 12pm- 10pm Sunday: 1pm- 8pm

And after that we listened to some stunes, cleaned up a bit and hit up Samantha’s in Silver Spring for some mexican and margarita’s with Gordon joining us. It was a blast.

Now it’s time to move radiators. Yay.