It’s that time again for the folks at Trekky Records in Carrboro, North Carolina to have their fifth annual Christmas show at the Cat’s Cradle! As usual, Christmas at the Cradle will feature a number of local acts playing their favourite Christmas/holiday/winter songs. It benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society with a number of prizes raffled off and a visit from Mr. Claus himself.
So if you’re in the area on Thursday, 16 December 2010 be sure to drop by to hear the lovely Trekky Yuletide Orchestra along with Filthybird, The DB’s, The Old Ceremony, Phil Cook and His Feat, the Tender Fruit, Yardwork, Cassis Orange and In the Year of the Pig all hosted by Billy Sugarfix. You can get tickets here in advance for $8 or tomorrow for $10. Here is a nice thing that the Herald Sun said about it.
your friend, the viking is in virginia until 2011.
Hello kind folks! Sorry for the delay and soon to be longer delay of my writings/posts, but you see, I have returned to the lovely state of Virginia for the month of December to enjoy the moutains, the snow, the family and friends, while forgetting my mac charger in Savannah. There will be the occasional side note through the month, but other than that I will be back to “work” in the new year.
Do you need something to maybe look forward to? My top 20 best albums list of 2010, new sketches and illustrations, possibly some new photographs, a new year of radio and maybe a word or two on a few musical endeavours.
I look forward to hearing/reading the fantastic things you have done in the month and if you have any things to ask me in the meantime, ask.
Thanks and enjoy this December comfortably. Your friend, the Viking.
The Mountain Goats have announced the release of their upcoming album All Eternals Death 29 March. I must say, I am quite excited. I enjoyed the Extra Lens, but I am in need of some more Mountain Goats. Thank you John Darnielle.
Darnielle describes the album as “If you have ever watched say a 70s occult-scare movie where one of the scenes involves a few people visiting a storefront fortune teller, getting their cards read, and then trying to feel super-hopeful about their predicted outcome when what they’re visibly actually feeling is dread, then you have a pretty decent idea of what the album is all about.”
nasa to tell us about extraterrestrials thursday; it's a big deal.
Well, we’ll see anyway. NASA has stated that it has a “big announcement” for its press conference this Thursday, 2 December 2010 at 2pm EST. The press release also states that the announcement deals with an “astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life. Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution, distribution and future of life in the universe.”
The news conference will be held at the NASA Headquarters in Washington and will be broadcast on NASA Television and on the agency’s website at www.nasa.gov.