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Friday, February 3rd, 2012
4:31 pm - My tweets
  • Fri, 00:23: The Kills (@ 9:30 Club) are one of the best rock 'n' roll bands performing these days. Alison Mosshart has an electrifying stage presence.

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Saturday, January 28th, 2012
2:01 pm - My tweets
  • Fri, 23:30: Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel (@ Lincoln Theatre) is the J.D. Salinger of indie rock. He's back now & simply amazing! A dream come true.

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Monday, January 9th, 2012
7:44 pm - Мy tweets
  • Mon, 15:29: It's snowing! Coming down pretty fast, too. First real snow of the season here in DC. And it was 62 degrees just two days ago!

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Sunday, November 27th, 2011
12:21 pm - My tweets
  • Sat, 23:33: @ilyAIMY (@NewDealCafe) were amazing tonight! I've been seeing them perform for 10 or 12 years, & they always impress me and make me happy.

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Thursday, November 17th, 2011
12:53 pm - My tweets

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Sunday, November 13th, 2011
12:21 pm - My tweets
  • 23:56: RT @kosmo_wren: Watching Brian Eno, Michael Stipe, and Stephen Colbert sing "Lean On Me" together feels a tad historic http://t.co/COq7ym3G ...
  • 00:00: _Melancholia_ (@ Bethesda Row) is a beautiful and haunting exploration of depression by director Lars Von Trier. Kirsten Dunst is superb.

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Saturday, November 12th, 2011
12:21 pm - My tweets
  • 22:25: _The Poll Diaries_ (@ AFI European Union Film Showcase) is coming-of-age film about a girl in 1914 Estonia. Nice camera, but didn't grab me.
  • 22:27: _Immortals_ (@ Majestic, 3D) has jaw-dropping visuals and heroic action. I loved every minute of it! Director Tarsem has amazing vision.

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Friday, November 4th, 2011
12:11 am - My tweets
  • 22:44: Opening night at the AFI's European Union Film Showcase! Talked to Polish actress Joanna Kulig after the movie. She was so sweet! :-)
  • 23:25: Joanna and I must have talked for a good 5 minutes. We traded stories about my old CMU dorm-buddy Ethan Hawke, who was also in the movie.
  • 23:28: _The Woman in the Fifth_ (@ AFI EU Film Showcase) is perplexing, interesting French/Polish film starring Ethan Hawke & Kristin Scott Thomas.

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011
12:57 am - My tweets

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Sunday, October 30th, 2011
11:37 pm - My tweets
  • 01:54: _In Time_ (@ Majestic) starts with an intriguing, original premise, but it just becomes a boring, sci-fi retread of _Bonnie & Clyde_.
  • 02:00: _Martha Marcy May Marlene_ (@ Bethesda Row, 10/28) is about a woman who joins then escapes from a cult-like commune. One of the year's best!
  • 02:05: _Margin Call_ (@ AFI, 10/22) is a taut drama inspired by the collapse of the real estate market. Great cast, but a doom-laden presentation.
  • 02:08: _Take Shelter_ (@ Bethesda Row, 10/21) is a fascinating film about a man compelled to build a storm shelter. Superb. One of the year's best.
  • 02:21: Jens Lekman (@ 6th & I St., 10/05) sang a bunch of new songs about heartbreak, not as upbeat & dancey as past shows. A little disappointing.
  • 02:23: Throwing Muses (@ Black Cat, 10/14) rocked like it was still the '90s! A totally awesome, fun show. Kristin Hersh is my rock 'n' roll queen.
  • 02:26: Smashing Pumpkins (@ 9:30 Club, 10/17) played only two fan favorites and mostly new material that featured Billy Corgan's guitar playing.
  • 02:30: WIld Flag (@ Black Cat, 10/20) weren't as tight as previous show, but seemed to have more fun. One of the better rock concerts of the year.

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Saturday, October 29th, 2011
10:00 pm - My tweets
  • 19:10: I watched the pilots for both "Once Upon a Time" and "Grimm", and I really, really liked them both. "Grimm" was fun, reminded me of "Buffy".

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Monday, October 24th, 2011
1:38 pm - My tweets

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Monday, October 3rd, 2011
9:30 pm - My tweets
  • Sun, 22:40: Rewatched _Superman_ (1978) on Blu-ray tonight. Such a great movie! They did a fantastic job on the movie restoration and Blu-ray mastering.
  • Sun, 22:44: My dad took me to see Superman when I was 8. I can visualize the theater & watching the credits. Really got to me tonight when Pa Kent died.
  • Mon, 12:01: RT @SalmanRushdie: She died. He followed her into the underworld. She refused to return, preferring Hades. It was a long way to go to be dumped.
  • Mon, 12:12: @VadersGirl and I have slain the Passkey monster. The prize is ours! Rooms at the Marriott for #DragonCon. Even got some sleep afterward.

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Saturday, October 1st, 2011
8:38 pm - My tweets
  • Sun, 01:49: _50/50_ (@ Majestic) is quite good and keeps it real and honest. Solid performances by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen.

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Monday, September 26th, 2011
12:54 pm - My tweets
  • Sun, 19:52: At Merriweather Post Pavilion for tonight's Wilco concert. Nick Lowe just finished his opening set and blew us away. Simply fantastic!
  • Mon, 04:30: Wilco (@ Merriweather Post Pavilion) were amazing! 2+ hour set. Nels Cline is one of the best guitarists ever.

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Sunday, September 25th, 2011
12:33 pm - My tweets

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Friday, September 23rd, 2011
12:37 pm - My tweets
  • Thu, 23:01: _Contagion_ (@ Majestic) is an excellent portrayal of a pandemic. Chilling and credible, at times grim even, but also ultimately optimistic.
  • Thu, 23:05: Jennifer Ehle is really fantastic in _Contagion_. Kate Winslet too. The whole cast is impressive. High-profile actors in unglamorous roles.

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Thursday, September 22nd, 2011
12:23 pm - My tweets
  • Wed, 22:31: Nooooooooo! First the White Stripes and now R.E.M. calls it quits too?! 2011 sucks. :-( I wish R.E.M. had toured for "Collapse Into Now"....
  • Wed, 22:32: RT @Discographies: R.E.M.: 1 mmbl; 2 mumble; 3 ye olde mumble; 4 Mumble; 5-6 MUMBLE; 7-8 mumble; 9-10 m*u&m#b^l@e; 11-13 mumbl; 14-15 ...

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Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
1:21 pm - My tweets

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Sunday, September 18th, 2011
12:58 pm - My tweets
  • Sun, 00:29: _The Debt_ (@ OGT) is a decent spy thriller with an impressive cast, but it alternates between being too gloomy and too melodramatic.

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