Re: Los Angeles, I'm Yours

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I have a class til 10, but I can make the late shift.

Or I could come at, say, 3:30. Afternoon snack is a underrated meetup hour.


Posted by: josh ksky | Link to this comment | 08- 9-09 9:55 AM
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Near or even in.

The afternoon has this disadvantage, that many have real jobs.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 9-09 9:59 AM
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Is the post title quoting a Decemberists song? Seems a bit mainstream for neb.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 08- 9-09 10:12 AM
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BH & I are available - there are a variety of places in WeHo that would suit, depending on the size of the group and what people want to eat.


Posted by: DominEditrix | Link to this comment | 08- 9-09 10:12 AM
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Your uncle was a crooked French Canadian, Stanley, and your mother wears army boots.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 9-09 10:14 AM
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5: Curses to this mirage!
A bottle of ancient Shiraz
A smattering of distant applause
Is ringing in my poor ears.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 08- 9-09 10:23 AM
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They do have some clunkers, don't they?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 9-09 10:26 AM
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Had been trying to decide whether to go see them this Friday here in town. A few crappy tickets left at retail (it is a pretty decent venue so no real terrible seats), but the aftermarket prices for good seats seem insane. $200+? Really? Or am I just "kids get off my lawn"ing it here?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08- 9-09 10:36 AM
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$200+ is insane.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 9-09 10:41 AM
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9: It could be that no one is really buying at those prices, but that is all I see online.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08- 9-09 10:46 AM
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They put on a good show, though I should admit that the time I saw them they were backed by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 08- 9-09 10:50 AM
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11: They do put on a good show. It is not a $200-good show, IMHO.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 08- 9-09 11:14 AM
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12: Trying to decide if it is a $45-good show from the rafters.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08- 9-09 11:16 AM
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And tonight Son Volt at Hartwood Acres at 7:30 (free concert). I had earlier thought of trying organize a mini-meetup there , but got too busy at home/work and was not sure we would even be able to make it to the concert. But looks like we will. If you go, we'll be the ones with our noses in books. (Or more reliably send a note to the e-mail at my pseud this afternoon.)


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08- 9-09 11:23 AM
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On the 13th I have a dinner appointment, but I could join you all afterwards, on the latish end of the evening, probably around the same time as ksky? I propose the Cat and Fiddle, as it's West Hollywood adjacent, can accommodate groups of varying sizes, stays open late, and offers Scotch egg.

But I defer to DE and BH, who are knowledgeabler about the area.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 08- 9-09 11:29 AM
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I've seen Meloy at the grocery store. For reals.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 08- 9-09 12:10 PM
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Your uncle was a crooked French Canadian, Stanley, and your mother wears army boots.

I don't know Stanley's mother, but the image of my own stomping about in army boots is delightful.


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 08- 9-09 12:10 PM
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16: Jesus, I hate to do this, but I'd replied to your email and haven't heard from anybody. I can resend if you didn't receive it. No worries otherwise.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 08- 9-09 12:24 PM
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Colin Meloy is, surprisingly, one hell of a front man. I saw them on this current tour (they play the Hazards of Love song cycle and then a mix of classics and covers, some of which are particularly fun with the two additional singers). $45 is at the outside limit of what I'd pay, but I'm cheap like that.


Posted by: Jimmy Pongo | Link to this comment | 08- 9-09 12:33 PM
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200+ is really quite insane; I paid around $45 with handling fees for tickets to see them at the newly renovated Fox Theatre in Oakland.

Sadly, though, I've no idea if they put on a good show because I got overwhelmed with work and family obligations and had to give my tickets away.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 08- 9-09 12:37 PM
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18: Oops. Check your email.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 08- 9-09 1:23 PM
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WeHo kinda sucks, really.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 9-09 2:48 PM
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15, like most jms offerings, is wise.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 08- 9-09 2:51 PM
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The Cat & Fiddle is awesome, but I'm not sure I realized it's anywhere near WeHo.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 9-09 2:52 PM
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It is about 2 miles away from the east side of WeHo.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 08- 9-09 2:58 PM
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15: We've been more familiar with the food at Cedars and Cedars' cafeteria lately. The Cat & Fiddle is fine with us.


Posted by: Biohazard | Link to this comment | 08- 9-09 4:18 PM
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WeHo kinda sucks, really.

I'm staying there.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08- 9-09 4:37 PM
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The afternoon has this disadvantage, that many have real jobs

Fuck the employed.

I will actually be in LA that afternoon, and if my plans don't conflict with whatever plans eventually get formed, I'd be happy to meet you anywhere, Benjamin.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 08-10-09 11:19 AM
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Are we meeting-up with Ben or aren't we? It's Tuesday, people!


Posted by: DominEditrix | Link to this comment | 08-11-09 6:52 AM
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This is a lively piece, Ben.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 08-11-09 6:38 PM
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Wow. I got home late and neb is playing Mahler!


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 08-11-09 6:40 PM
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I also just deleted the in-progress recording, because I decided that this show was too full of fuckups and it just wasn't very good arg arg arg.

This is Uri Caine's Mahler studio album.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08-11-09 6:46 PM
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Jesus wept (or will).


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 08-11-09 6:53 PM
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29 is exactly right, although I don't really need to know until 10 pm tomorrow, though that would have to be by phone.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 08-12-09 6:22 PM
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