Thursday, January 28, 2010

Raise high the roof beams, carpenters!

Tomorrow is the actual last day that you can do us a solid and vote for Quiet Company in the Austin Chronicle Best of '09 poll. Please vote and encourage others (violently) to vote for us for band of the year, best rock band, best indie band and our album "Everyone You Love Will Be Happy Soon," for best album of the year. Please.

One of the worst, possibly THE worst thing about being a musician is the "hurry up and wait" aspect of our lives. We don't play til midnight tonight, but they want us to sound check between 4 and 6. What are we supposed to do for the remaining 3 hours til the doors even technically open? Wander around aimlessly downtown, I guess. That's probably what I'll be doing.

JD Salinger died today at age 91. That's a pretty full life, I suppose. I hope he was comfortable and loved at the end. And at the beginning and middle, for that matter. I've read all 4 of his books, my favorite being "Raise High The Roof Beams, Carpenters," and my least favorite being, the immortal classic, "Catcher in the Rye."

I haven't had much religious content lately but today, I saw this graphic, and I'm a sucker for those faux inspirational posters.

I also thought this was hilarious.


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  2. I really hated Catcher in the Rye, but I have heard some of his other stuff is better.

  3. For my money, his other stuff is waaaayyy better. Catcher was the last book of his that I read so maybe I would've enjoyed it more if I'd read it first. Or maybe not. What's weird to me is everyone saying "I related to the character Holden more than any other literary figure." To me, he didn't seem very relatable but diffr'nt strokes and all.

  4. I'm a sucker for "For Esme - With Love and Squalor," from the 9 Stories collection.

  5. my favorite is "seymour- an introduction" i really did laugh out loud reading it.

    and you're right, catcher in the rye was really overrated.

  6. I guess Holden Caulfield is relatable if you're a whiny, over-privileged douche. I never could stand that book. You're right about "Raise High the Roofbeams, Carpenters". Much better.
    I work at Barnes and Noble and my manager ended our morning meeting with "raise high the Jim Beam, booksellers!". It pretty much made my day, even though I don't drink.