Tonight: Xanopticon @ DNA Lounge Wed, Apr 30: The Breeders @ Slim's Thu, May 01: Iron Man @ Metreon, 8pm Fri, May 02: Sons and Daughters @ GAMH Sat, May 03: Point Break Live @ Xenodrome, 7:30pm Tue, May 06: Ultraviolet / Electric Valentine @ Red Devil Lounge Thu, May 08: Dolores Park Movie Night: Soylent Green Thu, May 08: Emerging Illusions Fashion Show @ DNA Lounge Fri, May 09: The Trucks @ Du Nord Fri, May 16: Hubba Hubba Revue @ DNA Lounge Sat, May 17: The Kills @ Slim's Sat, May 17: Pop Roxx @ DNA Lounge Sun, May 18: Dresden Dolls @ Fillmore Mon, May 19: Clinic @ Independent Wed, May 21: Presets @ Mezzanine Thu, May 22: Meat @ DNA Lounge Fri, May 23: Mortified @ Make-Out Room Sat, May 24: Mortified @ Make-Out Room Sun, May 25: Hex Rx @ DNA Lounge Tue, May 27: Ladytron @ Fillmore Thu, May 29: Bong-Ra @ DNA Lounge Fri, May 30: Bohemian Carnival @ DNA Lounge
How's this whole mixtape thing working out for you? What are your listening patterns? Do you think of them as compilation albums, or a radio show? And why do they provoke so little actual discussion of music?
It should be the same gift every year.
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Hubba Hubba was also, but I will tell you about one awesome aspect in particular, and that is Pruno. If you have not read Eric Gillin's fine essay on Pruno, go read that now. I'll wait. ("Remember to feel the hate!")
Yeah, so. Jared wanted to do something prisony in the way of drink specials, so he was serving normal cocktails Pruno-style: in a zip-loc baggie, with a straw. In the hands of Inmate Kingfish in this photo is, if I'm not mistaken, a Mojito. A "prunojito" if you will.
So remember those new bathroom signs I had made? Someone stole one already. They tore it right off the men's room door near the end of the last New Wave City.
Fortunately I had a spare (the original prototype) of that particular sign. But come on, what the fuck!
I just can't have nice things.
As you may have noticed, we turned off publing posting to it a few months ago, mostly due to rampant shitcockery. (There were too many people who don't know the difference between "funny" and "mean". Plus, we were tired having to explain to a band's manager why the audience just insulted the band in glowing lights, or having to explain to people who run competing events why spamming our sign with their own advertisements twice a minute was not cool.)
So John's talk was partly about the technical aspects of getting the thing working, but mostly about the aforementioned shitcockery.
He's giving the talk again at the Web 2.0 conference at Moscone on Friday at 10AM, for those of you who are into that sort of thing.