np: gillian welch > revival

my buddy rick, from bowlie, is here for the weekend. we've just been hanging out, talking and drinking. we went to ocean beach today, just to check out the view. i snapped this pic by sticking the camera out of the sunroof of my car while we were parked there. i thought the pic turned out kinda cool, so there it is. i love how the clouds look dark and ominous, like they maybe foreshadowing some sort of imminent doom. the empty park bench adds kind of a cool touch to it.

we went to amoeba before we hit the beach. i picked up the following:

chapterhouse > whirlpool
michael penn > mr. hollywood jr. 1947
teenage fanclub > man-made

i was a bit surprised to find the chapterhouse disc, as i've been looking for it for a while. i guess it's out of print, but there was only one copy, and it was used for $7.99. i've had mp3 copies of it, but the quality of the files are not very good. anyway, if you're into some shoegazey goodness, check this album out.

the teenage fanclub album is cool. it always cracks me up how much they sound like the byrds or something. i guess "cracks me up" isn't the right phrase. not that i don't like their sound, i just find it to be eerie...or something. i was able to listen to it a couple times, and it's pretty good.

i tried to listen to the michael penn disc, but it's difficult to do that in a car given his style. i'll probably have to check it on my headphones while i'm at work, or while i'm here at home typing out bullshit like this. i saw him perform at cafe dunord a couple months ago, and i enjoyed the new songs he played so i'm fairly certain i'll like the album.

time for bed, we're gonna try to get up early (read: before noon) and trek down to monterey to check out the aquarium. i haven't been there in quite a while, i hear they have a couple sharks in captivity there and a jellyfish exhibit, both of which sound really cool.

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