Archive for August 4th, 2010


my dear friends, your attention

It seems some of my gentle readers have taken a certain umbrage with the stylistic choices made in the enscripture of this online journal, or as it is known in the common parlance, “blog.”

I feel ever so awful about this, and from this day forth I say, “I will correct my past lolligaggery and flim-flam.”


My word, but the musical and entertainment selections for the coming weekend are smashing! Simply smashing, dear fellows and gentle ladies.

On Thursday night we present a special treat, courtesy of our friends at Merge Records. It seems the popular recording artists The Arcade Fire will performing at the Mr. Madison’s World Famous Square Garden on the island of Manhatten! While we regret that we shall not be attending (and our hearts go out to those of you in our fair city who also do not have the opportunity), it seems the fine people of Merge have arranged for the performance to be beamed into a computing device and viewed from a remote location! Magical, the things we can do with these newfangled devices.

The concert begins at 10 pm sharp, so don’t be tardy! For those of you who wish to come early and stay late, segments of the episodic television program Queer as Folk (dealing with the travails of a group of homosexuals in Los Angeles) will be played on the viewscreen before and after. A wonderful Thursday of relaxation!

Come Friday, however, it is time to remove your ermine slippers and don your sturdiest “rock and roll” footwear, as a fine group of lads known as Hammer No More The Fingers mount the stage at The Pinhook for the first time! We are all supporters of this excellent musical band, and the excitement with which we welcome them resonates, literally, within our loins. They are joined by two more groups of troubadors, local favorites Butterflies and the transcendant Super Volcano. ‘Twill be a night to remember!

And then, oh my brethren and sestren, on Saturday we welcome jolly pranksters from the gates of perdition! Durham’s erstwhile “kings of metal” Tooth are no more, but several members of that group have formed a new one, the whimsically named HOG. I believe all-capital-letters stand for seriousness and fortitude. They are joined by MAKE, who seem to dabble in opium use, and Enoch, who prefer “the green fairy” of Absinthe.

Oh what a fine weekend it shall be! The sun will shine, and the birds will sing, and we should all raise our voices in a jubilant “FUCK YEAH!”, or some other appropriate exclamation of contentment.

Ever Your Servant,

The Pinhook, esq.