Aaron Leitko was one of the finest employees City Paper ever had, and we miss him every day now that he’s left to tour-manage the Australian group Love of Diagrams. I used to go to Starbucks with Aaron from time to time, but it wasn’t till our most recent visit up there, on his last day of work, that I noticed him do something that has rocked our relationship forever.
After Aaron stirred his milk or whatever into his coffee (drink. it. black.) he redeposited his wooden stirrer in the stirrer container. I was alarmed and pointed out to him what I was sure was an absent-minded mistake, but no, Aaron believes that throwing out a wooden stirrer is an environmental crime (more so than working at a newspaper, apparently). Anyway, if you aren’t too jazzed about adding the residue of some young bohemian’s morning brew to your half-caf, and you live in one of the following cities, by all means, go and see Love of Diagrams. But maybe wait till you get back to work to add your milk.
Nov 2 Glass House, Pomona, Calif.
Nov 3 The Echo, Los Angeles
Nov 4 The Casbah, San Diego
Nov 6 Emo’s Jr., Austin, Texas
Nov 7 The Proletariat, Houston
Nov 8 Chelsea’s Cafe, Baton Rouge, La.
Nov 9 Club Downunder, Tallahassee, Fla.
Nov 13 Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta
Nov 14 Duke Coffeehouse, Durham, N.C.
Nov 15 The Rock and Roll Hotel
Nov 16 Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia
Nov 17 Knitting Factory, New York