so I'm going to see Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks on Saturday. He was lead singer of Pavement, and I found these tour diaries by one of the Jicks, they're pretty interesting stuff. I like the parts about the 9:30 Club especially, apparently it's really nice in the back, where the bands are. But it's interesting anyway to see what bands do and think about while on the road. It seems like they actually see very little of the towns they're in.