Two weeks ago I took a trip to Kansas City to see my dear friends Adam and Melissa (and Brent!). Eating and drinking is usually the only thing on my travel itineraries, but this time my hosts sweetened the reunion with a Boulevard Brewery tour (Melissa worked her magic to by-pass the 4-month waiting list), a trip to the newfangled Power and Light district, and a night of bar-b-que. Oklahoma Joe’s not only had the best bar-b-que I’ve ever ordered from a gas station, but it had some of the best bar-b-que I’ve ever had. Thanks, Adam and Melissa, for taking care of your old friend.
My name is Channing.
I like Movies: Breaking the Waves, Junebug, Morvern Callar, Adaptation, You Can Count On Me, The River, Lost in Translation, The Big Lebowski, Three Colours Trilogy, Stolen Kisses, Rushmore, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Five Obstructions, The Royal Tenenbaums, Trainspotting, Election, Underground, 2046, No Country For Old Men, There Will Be Blood, and Elf.
I like spicy tuna rolls, pesto tortellini, shrimpburgers, and cheese grits.
I like Guinness, petite sirahs, dirty martinis, and Miller High Life.
My latest interest is learning to surf.
I like music. I'm currently listening to Justin Townes Earl, Damien Jurado, The Walkmen, Beirut, Neutral Milk Hotel, Andrew Bird, Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, and Twin Shadow. For some reason I listen to Tupac while toning images (that is if I'm not listening to The Moth, This American Life, The Savage Love Podcast or Marc Maron's Podcast). I also listen to A Charlie Brown Christmas long before and after what is appropriate.
I live in Melrose, MA with my wife and son, the loves of my life.