Stephen Mejias
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Stephen Mejias Oct 31, 2005 5 comments
I was unusually happy, and now I’m sad.
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Stephen Mejias Oct 28, 2005 2 comments
If it’s not the Avian flu, it’s the maple syrup.
—Nina Myers, Esquire magazine
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Stephen Mejias Oct 27, 2005 4 comments
But it’s not the cats that are killing me. It’s the commute.
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Stephen Mejias Oct 26, 2005 5 comments
Music editor, Robert Baird, comes over and asks: "How’s it going, chief?"
The "chief" part I take as a compliment. This is a magazine publishing company we’re working for, after all.
"Not bad," I say, while handing him the new Silver Jews album I purchased last night: "Have you heard this yet? It’s pretty good."
"Oh yeah," he responds, "It’s great. Did you buy this?"
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Stephen Mejias Oct 25, 2005 3 comments
On our way home last night, at your request, we found shelter from the relentless rain near a bit of dancing fire. White candles melted into soft wings and waves and fingertips, beckoning us closer. We sat at the fun table beneath so many beaded chandeliers, and ordered the best drinks in all of Manhattan—pineapple coconut mojitos and razzle dazzles—which were far too strong, but perfect, nontheless. The older woman in the strange hat offered us one of her piggyback dates—stuffed with almonds and wrapped in bacon, sprinkled with Cabrales bleu cheese—but we, of course, declined, and decided instead to order some of our own.
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Stephen Mejias Oct 24, 2005 0 comments
Wes sends his "Hola!" from Barcelona:
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Stephen Mejias Oct 22, 2005 5 comments
So, I arrived at home (I mean, at Wes') one night, and decided to take John DeVore's advice about popping a CD into the hi-fi as simple background noise. My plan was to listen to Smog's A River Ain't Too Much to Love while feeding the cats in the kitchen.
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Stephen Mejias Oct 21, 2005 6 comments
I was in bed for what felt like five minutes (it was actually five hours) when the little alarm clock let loose its hybrid buzz-chirp: 7am, time to wake up. I stumbled into the bathroom, my mind filled with thoughts of the previous night at Maxwell’s. The fluorescent white light above the cracked mirror blinked on and off for a couple of moments before steadying itself, reminding me of the camera bulbs that flashed while we were on stage. I heard myself think: “We’ll never play a bad show again. That’s all behind us now.”
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Stephen Mejias Oct 20, 2005 9 comments
At the show, there were—no kidding(!)—five people who came over and complimented me on this here blog. I was flattered. One was Josh Gladstone who said he was surprised to learn that he was the first to buy Todd’s At Work CD. And, patting his pant pocket, he added: “I’ve already got it in my iPod.” Another was Mike C., of Hoboken Rock City, who keeps a blog of his own and frequently sends out fun podcasts.
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Stephen Mejias Oct 19, 2005 1 comments
Eric Swanson, the man who makes our covers look so awesome, is visiting from Santa Fe, New Mexico. He’s in NYC to attend the PhotoPlus Expo at the Javits Center, but was able to drop by our office today and treat me to lunch. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Eric for about four years, but had never met him in person. We’d only communicated via e-mail and over the phone. I always thought, by the sound of his voice, that he’d be a kind and thoughtful person. I was right.
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Stephen Mejias Oct 18, 2005 1 comments
Hi Mr. Andrews. You left this comment:
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Stephen Mejias Oct 18, 2005 0 comments
I really love the comments tool, but I wish it would notify me of when new comments are left for old blog entries. Because it doesn’t, I have to scroll through each entry and check. This isn’t such a big deal, but it does mean that I’ll miss a few comments every now and then, or that it’ll take me a few days to get around to them. And that’s not cool because web-time flies.
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Stephen Mejias Oct 18, 2005 9 comments
“Are these things on?”
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Stephen Mejias Oct 17, 2005 8 comments
I stood in my kitchen, looking around, dumbly: “What am I forgetting?”
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Stephen Mejias Oct 14, 2005 11 comments
I was thinking about it this morning, and yes: a blog is a terribly pretentious thing.
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