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Taking the Rough with the Smooch

My step-mother called to rant at me. About Stella McCartney. And the exorbitant prices she charges for her vegan-friendly handbags. “But they’re just plastic!” Yes, you’ve found us out. It’s a vegan conspiracy to sell more plastic to the masses at crazy marked up prices. Vegans everywhere are getting a cut. And we’re laughing all the way to the bank! I asked my vegan ex what he was doing with his share, expecting he would be more fiscally responsible than I am. He replied with “I blew it all on neon signs.” You’d have to know him, how quiet and unassuming he is, to fully grasp the hilarity of this.

I may have over-done it just a tidge Tuesday night but it was well worth it. I made it to three shows at three venues! Caught Chain and the Gang (with Ian Svenonius) at Eclipse. Hightailed it to the Entry for Sharp Teeth and Vivian Girls. Then wrapped up the evening at Big V’s with the triumphant return of Sicbay.

In other music news:

  • An old video of our friend: SAM-azing. Wow. And just look at him now.
  • PJ Harvey is performing at the MN Zoo this month. I’m somewhat tempted to drag my son along. Getting him a ticket is just slightly cheaper than getting a sitter, and some day he’ll have a story to tell (he’s already seen Le Tigre and Deerhoof, among others). My parents took me to see Kenny Rogers when I was kid. Not nearly as cool.
  • 1000 Songs Everyone Must Hear
  • Tomorrow night is all about more live music (maybe not songs everyone must hear) and mayhem with friends’ bands playing a house show.

The TOO MUCH ALL AT ONCE continues this evening and barrels right on through the weekend, though not all of it will be enjoyable. And I’m going to be in serious need of some quiet by the time Monday rolls around.

May Day Parade 2009

Bonus: Searching for Value in Ludicrous Ideas and another new collaborative art project, my favorite kind, I got an envelope!
Plus: This is just plain crazy and moderately unbelievable - front element scratches.
And: Kate Beaton continues to bring it. It being the best in web comics. Love this one about Diogenes. And she’s on twitter now too. Which is how I found this: Save Tesla! A battle to preserve Wardenclyffe.


  1. e. wrote:

    I would have been thrilled to see Kenny Rogers when I was a kid. But Shaun Cassidy was good enough.

    Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 11:25 am | Permalink
  2. Sharyn wrote:

    Ha! I kinda sorta remember enjoying it, but I was only 5 at the time. It was at the State Fair. Wrote about it a little here too.

    Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 11:28 am | Permalink
  3. adam wrote:

    “maybe not songs everyone must hear”

    i am offended.

    Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 3:27 pm | Permalink
  4. Sharyn wrote:

    Hahahaha! I was wondering if you’d notice that. You know I love Charles de Gaulle.

    Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 3:38 pm | Permalink
  5. adam wrote:

    I am the lookout for comments like that. You are now banned from the show.

    Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 3:40 pm | Permalink
  6. Sharyn wrote:

    Oh yeah? Well, umm, get bent!

    Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 3:42 pm | Permalink
  7. adam wrote:


    Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 3:46 pm | Permalink
  8. Sharyn wrote:


    What if I bring you offerings of beer and cheese curds?

    Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 3:48 pm | Permalink
  9. adam wrote:

    That I can take into consideration

    Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 3:51 pm | Permalink
  10. e. wrote:

    There goes your sXe cred.

    Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 10:13 pm | Permalink
  11. Sharyn wrote:

    Heh. The last time I bought anything at a liquor store? It was a root beer keg. And that was 8 or 9 years ago. And I wouldn’t even know where cheese curds could be found. Other than in Wisco, I guess.

    Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 10:16 pm | Permalink
  12. Beques wrote:

    I’m doing docent/guide training at Griffith Observatory here in L.A., and a guy in my training has a Wardenclyffe Tower TATTOO. I fell instantly in love.

    Friday, May 8, 2009 at 9:39 am | Permalink
  13. Sharyn wrote:

    Oooooh, seriously! I’ve never seen the guy and now *I* have a crush on him too. Also? I think I need to come visit you.

    Friday, May 8, 2009 at 9:43 am | Permalink
  14. BEQUES wrote:

    You should look into it!!! Jeff is coming to visit the weekend of June 27-28 - wouldn’t it be fun to all hang out. Tix are cheep these days, and you’d have a lovely guest room all to yourself in the house I’m living in. - e-mail me.

    Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 5:43 pm | Permalink
  15. Sharyn wrote:

    Oh hell yes! I need to do this. And that would be super fun to go when Jeff is going (our birthdays are just days apart then). Hmmm.

    Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

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