Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Joey

“You know the difference between Friends and the John Kerry campaign? Friends has a theme.”

And I’ll be so happy not to hear that stupid theme song anymore (clap! clap! clap!). Sorry Phil Solem. At least you made a ton of dough. Although I wonder, does anybody else remember “Johnny Have You Seen Her”?

I was in the third row at Morrissey’s Apollo concert last night with Stereogum Senoir. My dad introduced me to the Smiths back in the day, and he paid for the tix, so while it felt a bit like Episode 2 of Growing Pains we both had a great time. Also in attendance were J. Go, Hallified, Hallified’s girlfriend whose name I forget, and Ultragrrrl (who would totally be writing this blog if she were alive forty years ago). Parker Posey and Ryan Adams made their way past security without having to get strip searched for camera phones like the rest of us.

Morrissey totally rubbed his nipple during “Shoplifters.” The young Latinas ate it up. He changed his shirt a few times. Everyone sang “There Is A Light” during the encore. Moz made a joke about Chandler (no, not really).

Thursday setlist via Witz: The First Of The Gang To Die / Hairdresser On Fire/ How Could Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel? / Don’t Make Fun of Daddy’s Voice / Shoplifters of the World Unite / Subway Train [into…] Everyday Is Like Sunday / Now My Heart is Full / A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours / All The Lazy Dykes / Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference / I Know It’s Gonna Happen Someday / No One Can Hold A Candle To You / Jack The Ripper / I’m Not Sorry / Irish Blood, English Heart // There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

Eliza Jane Tivo’d Friends for me. Such a disappointing episode (and “Yellow Ledbetter”? Puh-leaze.). I don’t think I’ll miss that show. Check out humorous finale commentary from Kevan and Fred at the BWE Blog.

[If you’re wondering about that hilarious Beatles blog, it’s registered to this guy.]