Right. If anyone is looking to get me a super cool early Christmas present, here it is.
But that’s thinking ahead. Tonight, we have an evening at the Texas Theatre with the founders of Found Magazine, brothers Davy and Peter Rothbart. If you are unfamiliar, it’s pretty much exactly like it sounds: photos of “found” objects, letters, pictures, ticket stubs, and more left behind and picked up by strangers. Among other things, I consider myself a heavy eavesdropper, so I’m pretty into this. Anyway, the Rothbarts have been doing it for 10 years, and they’ve hit the road to celebrate a decade of peeking into people’s lives. They’ll share recently submitted found objects, songs, and stories from Davy’s new book of personal essays, My Heart is an Idiot.
Dinner? I realized recently that I’ve never been to Hattie’s, though yesterday the Bishop Arts District restaurant celebrated its own 10th anniversary. I get distracted by the idea of Tillman’s goat cheese tater tots, which I explained to my judgmental, Hattie’s-loving friend. His response? “Man, you’ve been neglecting Hattie’s so hard.” Time to see what these fried green tomatoes are all about.
Also this evening, The Faint plays their 2001 album Danse Macabre in its entirety at House of Blues. This is significant to me for really one reason. Okay, two. I like that album a lot, and also, it was the first burned CD someone ever gave me. I spent a lot of time listening to it cruising around Dallas when I was in high school. Songs such as “Agenda Suicide,” “Posed To Death,” and “Total Job” have survived on my iPod to this day. Icky Blossoms and Trust, a group I’m told put on surprisingly great, poppy show at Fun Fun Fun Fest recently, support.
For more to do tonight, go here.