Exhibit 19.19

The most common reaction to Deer Tick's concert last night seemed to be a muttered string of swear words. When the last notes of their closing medley of "Sleepwalk/La Bamba" [ed note: Carlin helpfully set me straight here.] ended and the house lights came on everyone looked around and said horrible things. Personally, I went with something like "Sweet Holy Hell Jesus" because the show wasn't just good, it was nonsensical blasphemy good.

And concerts can be great for a lot of reasons, but I haven't been to many where it is almost solely the band that makes it feel like you're lucky to be there, like you're going to chastising people who missed it, like you're watching something special. Typically there's the drinks or a singularly attuned crowd or something so personal that when all your friends are bored you're having revelations like, "You know, I think I will marry Roger."

But last night I wasn't really drinking, the crowd was okay but nothing incredible, and Roger and I just wouldn't work as a couple.

So for approximately the 8th time in the last 8 posts I'm breaking my rule to not write about things I do in order to let you know that Deer Tick = good. You should check out their old album ($5) and their new album. You should see them in concert.

If concerts aren't your thing, you can also see them at lunch. They seemed to enjoy making lunch plans.


carlinthemarlin said...

Actually, the other part of the closing medley besides La Bamba was Santo and Johnny's Sleepwalk:


Which is like a hundred times cooler than Earth Angel.

carlinthemarlin said...
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carlinthemarlin said...

Which, for further clarification, then covered by Richie Valence, who did La Bamba.

A. Peterson said...

Ah, you're totally right. I was trying to remember and "Earth Angel" was the only thing that came to mind.

Of course, I was watching Back to the Future at the time which is why early drafts of this post also made reference to "Mr. Sandman," "Johnny Be Good," and, "Last night, Darth Vader came down from planet Vulcan and told me that if I didn't take Lorraine out that he'd melt my brain."