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Friday, November 12, 2004
2004-10-11: The Yes Men and Jobriath
2:43 AM

now playing: Slick Idiot "Rhinoceros"

Woke this morning a bit earlier than usual (read: on time), which was good, because I was in dire need of gas when i got in the car. gas prices seem to have gone down, which makes sense, i guess, now that the election's over.

work was fine; i got some crap done that i've wanted to do for literally years. it's only been rcently that i've been able to convince people to change system things in order to be able to accomplish it. (note: the circumlocution comes about as a result of my assumption that no one cares about the details of my work. or maybe it's just me that doesn't care about it. ;)

Anyway, my boss is all over it, wanting upwards of 16 versions of this report that we couldn't even get in any form two months ago. i hope she remembers this crap come review time. i'll remind her.

jobriath came up on my shuffle at work, and for some reason i looked up his discography, knowing ful well he'd put out two records ('73 and '74) and died in '83. HOWEVER, it seems that i'd missed, by two days, the release of a jobriath retrospective cd on morrissey's new label. crazy. a quick call to shake it and a copy (the only one they had in stock) was on reserve for me.

after work, i had gotten a message from baby kitty asking for a ride home from work at 9pm, since it was raining and she, i, and gabe were going to catch the last showing of the yes men at the esquire at 10:10 pm. i called gabe to invite him to shake it, then went round to collect him.

at shake it (where i also picked up the new bill hicks dvd) i ran into greg mills, former member of the haywards (in which i've played for a year). i asked him why he was in town, as he'd moved to NYC last year. he said the band he'd joined earlier this year, dan melchior's broke revue, was playing at the northside tavern a bit later. i told him i'd try to go, but i didnt have much hope of making it in time.

gabe and i then hit the red pepper for some chinese food, since we had about an hour before we picked up baby kitty. it was good, though gabe's szechuan was not spicy in the slightest, and my general tso's tofu was more spicy than usual.

we collected baby kitty, then back to gabe's to get his roommate john. john drove, which meant i could listen to my new jobriath disc on the way. yay. (i'm the lamest.) sure, he's derivative of bowie (and, gabe told me, alice cooper), but i think he's tub ring to bowie's mr. bungle. or something.

the yes men was great! if you didn't catch it: sorry. find the dvd. or read about it somewhere; i'm too tired to review it here now.

after that: karaoke. baby kitty by this time had bailed out, but janet and a couple of her friends had joined is, as well as gabe's girlfriend sara (who'd caught the film with us too). i tried singing "head over heels" without much success, but i redeemed myself later with "take my breath away". sharon told me she was jealous i could hit that high-C and she couldn't. i just sort of shrugged; i just sang it from memory, you know? i wonder what my range is....

now i'm here, blogging. forthwith i shall retire.

final music of the night: jobriath, "i'maman".

1 Comment(s):

Anonymous Tokyo Rose Records: We must have been thinking alike on the same day.
I saw you & Gabe at the Shake It! just after coming from the Red Pepper...chicken & noodle & cucumber salad...

11/12/2004 12:38 PM 

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