First off (and I know it’s a little late) but I want to throw my hat in the ring for the “convince South Dakota Blog Watch Man to keep blogging even though his identity has been revealed” effort. SDBWM, and South Dakota Blog Watch in general, is where I go to get my daily South Dakota blog news – from there I move on to the rest.
It’s too bad that you’ll be leaving us so soon after I discovered you, SDBWM, but who knows? Maybe we can convince you to stay with us for a little while longer.
LONG LIVE SDBWM!
Second, I’ll just inform all of you who frequent the site that I’ll be out of town for about 10 days, and so posting will be light. You will still get the Polysyllabic Spree, on the 1st, and you’ll also be treated to an old Moleskin writing from back in the day. I’ll have them pre-posted, so they’ll just pop up when it’s time.
I’ll be in Idaho visiting my grandparents. It’ll be a good time.
I’ll return on the 8th, with stories galore, I’m sure.
A quick side note on some Modest Mouse stuff I just discovered.
While searching half.com (trying to find the original Fever Pitch on DVD) I found that there’s a “Bluegrass Tribute to Modest Mouse” CD, by a band called Iron Horse. I don’t quite know what to think about it – it’s kind of silly. You can listen to some sound bites here.
Also, while searching around for those sound bites, I ran into the “Guitar Tribute to Modest Mouse.” It’s also pretty silly (sound bites here), but all of these no-name tribute albums to popular bands are pretty silly. Usually it’s someone who puts out about eight or nine tributes to various bands at the same time, and they all run for about $9.99 or cheaper at Best Buy, purchased only by hardcore fans and people who are trying to buy gifts.
The only good tribute CD like this I ever heard was the original Apocalyptica, the symphonic tribute to Metallica. We all thought that was a pretty good time.
Additionally, Modest Mouse is selling, in limited quantities, the posters from each of the shows on their current tour. There’s a different poster for each city, and each poster is based on one of Modest Mouse’s song lyrics.
I think they’re pretty neat, and I just discovered that the poster for the Sioux Falls show is on there. It looks like this:
I’m guessing its supposed to be from “3rd Planet”: “Your heart felt good/it was drippin’ pitch and made of wood.”
Needless to say, I want it.
In fact, I want the entire set.