Last night’s Sloan show here in Boston was more energetic, more fun and way more loud than the show I saw Friday evening in New York. I don’t believe I can stress enough how much fun it is to see this band play live, not to mention impressive – their talent is just huge. Slideshow here.

Australia, to me, seems like a perfect vacation. The only problem is the 16-day plane ride. Anyway, you gotta love when the nation’s treasurer begs its citizens to go home tonight and put an Al Green record on, if you know what I’m saying. By the way, I’m one of the few, it seems, who finds Al Green’s music boring.

I remember once when I was in 7th or 8th grade I missed the bus because I got way further than I thought I would in “Defender” on my Atari 2600, so this story doesn’t surprise me at all.

Song now playing: Cheap Trick – “Downed”