Monday, September 14, 2009

This way to the moral highground...

I don't know why this is the first thing on my mind, but one thing I have never understood is "school spirit." Maybe if I was an orphan and had been raised by an aunt and uncle who despised me and neglected me and then one day a half-giant showed up and told me that I was a wizard and would, in fact, be going to a wizard school and then when I went to wizard school I found life long friends who would help me survive harrowing adventures on the path to destroying the most dangerous dark wizard of all time (who incidentally had killed my parents), maybe then I'd understand having some pride in where I got my education.


We shot the video for "On Modern Men" yesterday at the Georgetown courthouse. I've seen some of the footage and it looks amazing. A ridiculously big "THANK YOU" to all the people that came out to be extras. I think everyone had a good time and made some new friends. I'm also really thankful for Chipotle, Sweet Leaf Tea and the lady from Subway for sponsoring the event. The bookstore on the square in Georgetown, Dog Eared Books, is one of the best smelling, coolest book stores ever.

I really don't think I'm a music snob. I know that I used to be, in the worst way, but I'm pretty sure that I grew out of it a while back. Music's value, like all art, is completely subjective. That being said, I watched most of the VMA's last night, and I think it made me hate music a little bit. Well, let me correct that... It made me hate the current culture of music that allows Lady Gaga, and every auto-tuned, middle of the road hip hop star to flourish. I'm also really glad that Madonna got a chance to make Michael Jackson's death all about her. I thought Taylor Swift and Green Day both had good performances, and Beyonce was as great as she always is, but the more I watched the more I started feeling like music is disposable and I don't like feeling that way, so I went and played guitar in our room until it was time to get Harper up for her "dream feed."

I liked "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" a lot, but I'm also wondering if Russell Brand was the only person available to host. I would've done it, if they'd asked me.


  1. I don't understand the lure of Lady Gaga and unless auto-tune is being used in this way: OR this way:, then I also hate it.

  2. What sparked the school spirit bit?

  3. Who knows where thoughts come from? They just appear.

  4. wow, i actually agree with everything in this post...except i don't like chipotle.