Somewhere around 11:30 PM, Man Man decided it was time for a trip out of the house. I mean, at first it was just about a glass of water. Downstairs, flicking on only the necessary lights as to not cause a stir. But sipping from the icy cup, Man Man’s mind wandered, other options seemed more and more appealing. The car, just waiting in the humid, cluttered garage, beckoned.
But Man Man was tired after a day spent on the set of Showtime series Weeds (which airs October 1). Playing the theme song on set made for an exhausting day. The lunch was catered, but still... and as Man Man’s stomach rumbled with the day’s veggie-avocado sandwich and cold tap water, the decision was made.
Almost automatically Man Man started packing the car -- guitar, piano, amps --- creeping on only the innermost part of the staircase to minimize squeaks. From back, someone clattered a tambourine.
“Shh. You don’t want to wake up Mom and Dad.”
It was hard work, but eventually the wagon got full and Man Man piled into the old tan Buick. Backing out of the driveway in neutral and only starting the car once safely down the street, Man Man was off:
* Celebration and Pissed Jeans
^ Grizzly Bear
& Ted Leo
$ The Extraordinaries
# Modest Mouse