The Third Shift

A vagabond who's made his home in the Pacific Northwest.


(god, I suck at using my cell phone camera.)

My girlfriend not only noticed that the Mountain Goats were playing a week from Sunday but then went to the Aladdin Theater the next day to buy the tickets in person to save $22 in processing fees.

We’ve been dating for two months. If I don’t love this woman, then the day I know I do isn’t very far off.


Let’s see how long this lasts.

I hope I never get sober.

The Mountain Goats, “The Best Ever Death Metal Band In Denton”

When you punish a person for dreaming his dream,
Don’t expect him to thank or forgive you.
The best ever death metal band out of Denton
Will in time both outpace and outlive you.
Hail Satan!

T-minus 9 hours to Darnielle & Co. Fuck yeah.

You always feel a connection with that sort of thing. Because the whole thing is everybody feels beleaguered at some point. I mean, that’s the universal truth of punk — is that, you are going to feel, in whatever role you’re living, like everybody’s against you at some point, and that people are accusing you of things that are not true.

John Darnielle, at the AV Club. (If you click that link, you can watch the Mountain Goats perform Jawbreaker’s “Box Car.”)

Fantastic cover, despite changing the “killing cops and reading Kerouac” line a little. “Watching Cops and reading Didion” is a pretty solid replacement, though. Excited to see the Mountain Goats a week from Saturday.

(Source: screwrocknroll)

The Mountain Goats, “Riches and Wonders”

I am healthy, I am whole
but I have poor impulse control,
and I want to go home,
but I am home.

John Darnielle’s coming to play Portland next month and my buddy J and I have tickets. I haven’t seen him play in nearly a decade. I remember sitting around him as he sat on a chair in a dorm lounge with a bunch of stoned, drunk, and cigarette smoking college students surrounding him and it was amazing.

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