Archive for October, 2008

It’s Outta Here!

Posted October 30, 2008 By Dave Thomer

My roommate from college called me a few hours ago. We met fifteen years ago, hanging out in a lounge in our dorm at Fordham. There were several baseball fans from Philadelphia and South Jersey, and we gathered to watch the Phillies beat the Braves in the NL Championship Series. I can remember watching the […]

Some Days It’s the Little Things

Posted October 14, 2008 By Dave Thomer

Last night I was doing some searches for music – mostly because I was trying to psych myself up to buy The National’s album Boxer (I did) and because I wanted to see if Matthew Sweet’s new album was as disappointing as his last one (it’s not, but that doesn’t mean it rises to the […]

A Superstition Resolved: Obama in Mayfair

Posted October 13, 2008 By Dave Thomer

Sixteen years ago, on my seventeenth birthday, I stood outside the Mayfair Diner in Northeast Philadelphia at 5:30 in the morning to see the man I hoped would be the next president of the United States. Bill Clinton’s voice was long gone during that campaign marathon right before Election Day, but it was still quite […]

What a Difference Four Years Makes

Posted October 8, 2008 By Dave Thomer

I’m here at my PC doing some data entry and iTunes has pulled up “I Wanted to Be Wrong” from R.E.M.’s 2004 album Around the Sun. Now, this is one of the songs from Around the Sun that I like, which is why it’s still in my iTunes library. But there’s probably an interesting commentary […]