STILL IN STUART
Because of the airplane debacle at the beginning of my trip, I decided to forgo New Year's in Philly for the beach, a kiddie party, and small town fireworks down here. Armed with a Barnes & Noble gift certificate, I picked up The Dirty Dozen Brass Band's Funeral for a Friend, Belle & Sebastian's Dear Catastrophe Waitress, Tift Merritt's Tambourine, and Loretta Lynn's (Jack White's?) Van Lear Rose (I guess B&N doesn't carry Merge Records releases? The good news is that B&N is ok in the eyes of BuyBlue). All on my way to sneaking into The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and Meet the Fockers with my mama last night. That's right, we're rebel renegades. We snuck in. Well, we snuck into Meet the Fockers, which takes stamina the proportions for which my tush was not prepared.