Monthly Archives March 2008

3/8/08 Greenville, NC – The Spazzatorium

Ron and Dave drove to Jersey to pick up the van and met us back at the rehearsal studio.  Our gear was a tight fit.  It started raining. All the way from NYC through Richmond the rain was torrential.  But we hauled ass because we were supposed to load in at 8pm.  We had a gps system and tried to keep the arrival time before 8.  After Richmond we hit a couple of rubberneck hold ups due to wrecks.

I’d played Greenville in the past with the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus.  It was a great time.  This time was a little stressful getting to the venue. 

They have Galaga there.  I love that game even though I usually die before the second challenging stage.

 spazzatoriumphoto by suke

Jeff, the co-owner, was really nice. “We’re about to order wings if you guys want some.”  I did because wings are so good.  But I...

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CMJ Review of Knitting Factory Party

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Muppet Movie Dream

I just woke up from a dream about seeing "The Muppet Movie" with my family.  It was different from the real muppet movie.   Before the opening credits, there’s a scene where a family has a bad day at the mall and is on the top floor of a parking garage.  The dad says, “I don’t know how this day could get any worse” and a car blows up with three guys in their 20’s thrown from the car onto another car, one dangling through the sunroof.  They’re all dead of course but there is something comical in the way they landed. 

The camera focuses in on a small bottle that fell out of one of the guy’s pockets.  It says “Green Felt” on it as if it were some kind of acid.  Then, it focuses on a patch of clovers that grew on the top of the parking garage.  Then, "The Rainbow Connection" starts.

My mom sa...

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SXSW Showcase Review

Jim Shearer at IFC reviewed our set.

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Cool Shows to See

March 21 and 22
Genesis, no!
by Adrienne Truscott
Dance Theater Workshop
One half of the Wau Wau Sisters created this dance piece.  The two brilliants Carmine Covelli and Neal Medlyn are involved, also.

gothamist interview

tickets and info

March 22
Tragedy CD Release Party
BB Kings
Pure entertainment packed with a good sound. The Bee Gees wrote great songs.

March 23
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
Zipper Factory
They always put on a good show.

March 24
Megan Mullally and the Supreme Music Program
Zipper Factory
She has a beautiful, haunting voice. She'll hand you back your heart with her Ave Maria.

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Larry the Bear

Chapter 1
There were these 2 guys who had been pulling tobacco for five hours. A net of yellow weeds covered the patch but came off like Velcro. The pulled weeds accumulated on a pile of red tarps and soon resembled fries on ketchup. Larry, the first guy, hadn’t eaten since the day before. He kept swallowing the juice created by his skoal bandits due to the presence of a bear in his co-worker’s truck, as it kept startling him. His co-worker, Yancy, caught the gentleben when he was a cub and took care of him ever since. No bear is sacred to the best meats and Larry sensed that his skoal smell and skoal spit was akin to oozing gravy to that bear in the truck who was also named Larry.
Larry, the man, wanted to get drive-thru for lunch and Yancy wanted sit-down, “like Denny’s...

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video of Charlottesville show

A nice lady named Ellie put this on youtube:

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Gary Gygax

God rest the soul of a man who developed a wonderful world that allowed me to brandish Stormbringer. I cheated to get it only because two demigods at my middle school threatened to kill all of us. I know they didn’t become demigods the right way.
Here’s an interview me and kittenpants and some other friends gave to the late Gary Gygax.

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