Re: In which a recommendation is hesitantly made

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White people like jazz.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 02-27-08 3:41 PM
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My mind is eased. A heavy load has been lifted.


Posted by: Michael | Link to this comment | 02-27-08 4:51 PM
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In preperation for these shows, you should steal McGratten's secret for getting unknown hot ladiez to plant one on you. Then report back on your (wild) success.


Posted by: Michael | Link to this comment | 02-27-08 5:35 PM
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The clever google-proofing is most welcome.

I am happy to share the secret. You can enroll in my online seminar. Only 29.99 a month with a full money-back guarantee.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 02-27-08 6:08 PM
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I was going to say that I'd go to the Friday's YBCA with you, but then I looked at the description, and am uncertain that I am ready for Swiss robot jazz.


Posted by: Belle Lettre | Link to this comment | 02-27-08 7:16 PM
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Everyone is ready for Swiss robot jazz. It's really great stuff. Totally, like, hypnotic.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 02-27-08 7:42 PM
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Send me a sample? I have a midterm on Tuesday (wtf, did I go back to college?) and will be in the mood to celebrate on Fri. I could take you to CHEAP but good Vietnamese food this time around. Slanted Door was way too pricey!


Posted by: Belle Lettre | Link to this comment | 02-27-08 8:05 PM
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Slanted Door is way to pricey. That grimy-ass place on 6th by Market is much better, especially if you get there early.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02-27-08 8:08 PM
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+o, yo.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02-27-08 8:08 PM
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Cordon Bleu on California by Polk is also awesome and cheap.


Posted by: water moccasin | Link to this comment | 02-27-08 8:13 PM
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There's a good Vietnamese restaurant on Ocean somewhere who's name I don't know and who's location I can't place. I'd probably be able to recognize it if I happened by it on some night in August when it's cold and foggy.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 02-27-08 8:16 PM
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whose, whose


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 02-27-08 8:16 PM
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I really like Bodega on Larkin & Ellis (I think that's the cross, I know it's on Larkin) near the Civic Center. I used to wonder why a Vietnamese restaurant had a Spanish sounding name, but it's the combination of three words, of three types of meat: Bo + De + Ga = Beef + Lamb + Chicken. I guess there was no way to integrate one of my favorite meats, Heo (Pork) in a way that sounded like an easy word to pronounce.

Nothing beats Little Saigon in Orange County, but the Chinese/Vietnamese town in Oakland from Broadway & 12th to Broadway & 9th (near Bart stops! Accessible by AC Transit #51!) and the "Saigon Business District" in San Jose come close.

Except that I don't have a car and wouldn't really care to go to San Jose, but...


Posted by: Belle Lettre | Link to this comment | 02-27-08 8:51 PM
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Richmond had a fabulous French/Vietnamese restraurant. I was very sad when it closed.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 02-27-08 8:57 PM
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Modul 15, from Randori.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 02-27-08 10:28 PM
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15: Solid drummer. I often hate cross-stick, but that was very tasteful. The clave, however: a bit twee. Overall: I'd go see them.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02-27-08 10:42 PM
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Incidentally, since this seems to be the closest thing to a music thread currently going, the new Goldfrapp album is excellent and the Pitchfork reviewer can shove it.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 02-28-08 12:36 AM
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Sifu: re the place near 6th & Market, do you mean Tu Lan? If so, then yes, that place is great!

I have no cool new music to review. I am too lame and behind the times. I would benefit from a w-lfs-n mix or going to Swiss robot jazz.

Although I have been listening to lotsa jazz lately, w-lfs-n. And Call and Response and The Parallelograms, whose melodic, feminine vocals fill me with grrrrl power.


Posted by: Belle Lettre | Link to this comment | 02-28-08 2:31 AM
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Oh and Ben: this is AWESOME. I would go see this.


Posted by: Belle Lettre | Link to this comment | 02-28-08 2:47 AM
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18: Tu Lan, yup.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02-28-08 6:43 AM
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w-lfs-n gets it exactly right. I endorse Aram Shelton unreservedly.

Alison Goldfrapp is always excellent and Pitchfork reviewers can always shove it, too.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 02-28-08 7:00 AM
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I often read Pitchfork as a source of new music recommendations. Not to see what their reviewers say, but just what they are reviewing. But yeah, the 'always shove it' viewpoint is fair.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 02-28-08 7:56 AM
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