Sunday, September 14, 2008


The last two days have been a lot of for me and have involved very little sleep.  It started off Friday morning at 5:00 a.m. with getting up and going to work.  I worked until noon and got off and went home to sleep for the day knowing that the evening would be long and the morning would come early.  I think I slept 4 hours before waking up.

Once awake I headed to the Exit/IN for the Infinity Cat Records night.  This was part of Next Big Nashville which started Wednesday night and ran through Saturday night.  Showcasing the artists and bands the best represent Nashville's newest and most popular music.  The show started off with Reed and Wright, a noise band  made up of two dudes from here in town.  Followed by the Royal Bangs(rock'n'roll), The Mattoids(bizzare party band), and Cake Bake Betty(cutesy piano music...kinda).  Then came the headliners, Meemaw and Jeff the brotherhood.  The show was good up until this point, but once meemaw started playing, the place filled up with people and energy.  I had only seen them in basements and at house shows previous to this night, and it was definitely just as fun at a full size venue as it was in someone's living room.  The show ended with Jeff the Brotherhood who are two brothers that play guitar and drums and just play straight forward rock'n'roll that is super fun and super entertaining.  There were plenty of inflatable toys floating around, cheese sandwiches being thrown, and to top it all off, a dance party on stage at the end of their set that was soon broken up by security.  Overall it was a fun show.  After the show we just hung out for awhile before calling it a night. I ended up getting home around 3ish and slept for 2 hours before getting up to go to work.  

Worked until noon, cleaned my room, fixed my bike tire, and took off on a trek across town.  Today was hot, I'm not sure of the exact temperature, but it went from a nice bike ride to a miserable bike ride within the first 5 minutes.  Regardless rode across town to the Smoothie King where I met up with April, my girlfriend, and headed to her house to eat dinner with her mom.  We rode our bikes from her house back to Centennial Park to take part in the Pillow Fight.  There will be pictures and video up on that shortly, but for now, just know that if you weren't there, you might have missed out on the most entertaining thing that's ever happened in Nashville.  So many excited people, so many feathers flying everywhere, and such a beautiful night to go along with it. After that we just rode bikes around town some more and now it's 12:30 at night and I'm watching the Sigur Ros dvd "Heima" and if you haven't heard this band before, you should check it out, if you have you should check it out.  Tomorrow is catch up day.  Catch up on sleep, catch up on cleaning, and catch up on some last minute homework. 

Oh yeah... and I'm going to see Disney on Ice, that should be pretty awesome too.

- Tyler


Anonymous said...

god that dvd is so good!!! and beautiful...and epic...i went and saw whispertown2000 and eef barzelay of clem snide tonight as part of the next big nashville thing. very good stuff. and yes....the pillow fight was epic. were you guys there for the braveheart charges?


Cody said...

I really like these blogs. I SHOULD be reading (homework), but instead find myself reading these, because they are entertaining and i can also relate.

Keep up the good work!