Thursday, April 12, 2001

JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #118: Get out from under that lady's dress, George

Last Thursday for the first time in about 6 months I dusted off the camera and shot some pictures. Around 5 I headed to Mt. Hope Cemetery (791 Mt. Hope Ave.) to get a picture of the sunset. I shot a roll of 24 in an hour or so and the sun was still high above the horizon. I decided to shoot a roll of 36 and the sun finally set around 7:30. It wasn't as dramatic as I had hoped, but I thought I got some good shots and decided to head out. When I got to the South Gate I had entered through, it was closed. It turns out it's still "winter" and they close up at 6. I considered screaming to people on the street that I wasn't dead, but instead found a washout under the fence near Mt. Hope and Elmwood and crawled out. Feel free to draw your own moral.

Last Saturday I saw Justin's band Build at Richmond's. I left there around quarter-to-2. On the way home WBER lost its transmitter just as they started playing one of the test tracks ... one of the ones I liked -- Work It Out by Brassy, I think. It was kind of eerie with all the lightning and such, especially having just done my best Jesse Owens impression from Richmond Street to the parking garage on Scio trying not to get absolutely drenched. I guess it's the universe telling me, "Sharon was nice -- you should have planned to get in touch with her again," or "maybe you should pick a different radio station for a while," I can't tell exactly which.

On a strongly correlated related note, when I got home I noticed the heater in my bedroom was making a hissing noise. After turning it on and off a bit and with no change, I realized it was actually the clock radio tuned to WBER which was now just static. I couldn't get it to shut off. I guess it's the universe telling me, "you know, I think she kind of liked you too," or "it's about time you got a new clock radio," I can't tell exactly which.

Finally, You may have noticed the HomeCam image was stuck at 1:44 a.m. on April 8. That's the point at which a couple buffer amplifiers fried somewhere in the nether regions of the Ethernet in my house (the Nethernet?). The cable modem installer came by on Monday and swapped modems, but it turned out to be the LinkSys router. The only thing I can do until the new one comes in is to use the AirPort. I guess it's the universe telling me, "hello?!? would it have killed you to ask for her phone number," or "you should have bought a surge suppressor," I can't tell exactly which.

Now about this China thing. These are what I feel are the pertinent facts, given as quotations from a couple sources:

So ... I figure the story goes like this: America has been spying on China in a somewhat bizarre, overt manner for years and the Chinese don't like it. Their reaction has been to send fighters to menace the spy planes, but not to use weapons to do so (i.e. go to war). One of the more daring pilots collided with the spy plane and crashed. The spy plane was damaged and needed to make an emergency landing inside China. There is a cultural footnote here -- it is customary in Eastern culture to "apologize first and resolve later" to defuse volatile situations (I didn't find a direct reference that this applies to China like it does in Japan, so I may be wrong there). China has exploited this situation by demading the United States admit the spy activity is wrong. Basically, China wants the United States to apologize and take blame in the sense that the collision and loss of life occurred because the spy plane was in the way -- had it not been there, nothing would have happened.

Jesus-like statue Some of the statues at the cemetery look right through you.

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  • Bridget Jones's Diary - Bridget Jones is a publisher who keeps a diary. This is the story of that diary.
  • Josie and the Pussycats - Rachael Leigh Cook and Parker Posey? Could this be any closer to the fantasy universe I have constructed ... for ... my...self ... er ... I mean, I think Rachael has promise as an up and coming actress, and Parker continues to live up to her up-and-comer status, not to mention my admiration of the garage band phenomenon. Plus they have little kitty ears.
  • Kingdom Come - When a relative that nobody likes dies, the rest of the family rejoices.
  • Joe Dirt - Joe Dirt is, like, a total loser. This is a movie about such a loser.

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Checked personally by Jayce The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Experimental Cinema: The Tree of Life featuring
  • The Back Steps
  • Glass: Memories of Water #25
  • Arbor Vitae
  • An W+B
  • Surface Tension
  • Flood at Lyon
  • York Portrait: Chapter Two
  • Goldfish Bowl
  • Imaginary Light
I think you get the thematic idea ... er ... sort of.

Tonight at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave) is Groove Brother.

Like I mentioned earlier, I saw Build at Richmond's last week. Despite being distracted by hitting on the guitarist's girlfriend's friend Sharon, I did manage to note they were really good ... much more mainstream and overall better than they were before. Well lucky lucky, they'll be at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) with Darketecht starting around 10:30.

Rounding out the world of loud stuff to see, remember that Karaoke with Sugar Bear will be at Drinks by Mary Dawn (535 S. Clinton) tonight starting around 10:30. I think Meghan of White Cotton Panties fame fills in for the Bear at Mary Dawn's.

Comedy with Dave Schmitt and Friends will be at Johnny's Smoke Free Bar (1382 Culver Rd.) starting somewhere between 8 and 10.

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Dinner as always at California Rollin' at Village Gate Square (274 N. Goodman St.) This week's specials, straight from the mailing list's mouth are:
  • CRUNCHADELZ ROLL - consisting of spicy tuna, onion crunchies wrapped in delicious brie.
  • SEVICHE ROLL - consisting of marinated flounder in Sushi Chef Nic's super secret blend of purple onions, cilantro and other goodies.
  • LOBSTER DELIGHT ROLL - consisting of succulent lobster in a spicy mayonnaise with avocado and lemon rolled in orange tobiko eggs.


Checked personally by Jayce The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Monterey Pop starting at 8. This is a documentary of the Monterey International Pop Festival in Monterey, California in 1967.

Just to pad out the evening a bit, Rich Guzzi, Seth Buchwald and the local comic Doug Berryhill will be at the blandly tolerable Comix Cafe (3450 Winton Pl.) tonight at 8 and 10:45 and all weekend at various times. If you believe the Tetta-spin, the show actually looks to be pretty good.

If you're looking for something clean and mellow, The Earthtones will be at Johnny's Smoke Free Bar (1382 Culver Rd.) starting at 9. Jeff Elliot will perform for happy hour from 5 to 8.

Despite the otherwise quiet Friday night, Ned Pepper will be at Froggy's Bar & Grill (1129 Empire Blvd.)

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Checked personally by Jayce O'Bagelo's, 165 State Street, noon.

Checked personally by Jayce The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Yi Yi starting at 8. This is a Tiawanese film with English subtitles directed by Edward Yang. The description provided by Eastman House rambled on a bit about the why's and wherefore's then got to the point: "Edward Yang brings his brilliant non-professional cast to a performance whose freshness and warmth gives us the most emotionally direct cinema we have seen in years."

It's a prolific day at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) today ... First, at 3 is Sandfast, The Priests, Calibas, Avulsion and Up From Crash. Then later at 10 will be the NYC band Dimitri Gurevitch Quintette with one of the best local rock-ish bands around, Gaylord, and Jersey Band.

Meanwhile over at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave) is Thundergods with The Kills and American Acid.

Of course everybody has to pack their best bands into today ... Astronomical Unit will be at Acme Bar & Pizza (495 Monroe Ave.) tonight around 10.

Checked personally by Jayce In case none of that floats your boat, the really good modern rock cover band Three Flights Up will be at Froggy's Bar & Grill (1129 Empire Blvd.) tongith around 10.

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Easter

Stupid Glass Box:
  • Futurama: War Is the H-Word - Fry and Bender join the military, unaware that Earth is about to go to war; Leela serves under Zapp Brannigan.
  • King of the Hill: Spin the Choice - Bobby refuses to celebrate a traditional Thanksgiving after learning about its history from John Redcorn.
  • Simpsons: HOMR - Homer's intellectual curiosity blossoms after doctors remove a crayon wedged in his brain.
  • Malcolm in the Middle: Therapy - Malcolm fakes a mental breakdown to avoid the silly costumes and folk
  • Simpsons: Insane Clown Poppy - Bart meets a girl named Sophie who claims to be Krusty's illegitimate daughter.
  • Malcolm in the Middle: The Grandparents - Lois' parents withdraw their offer of financial assistance after Hal and Lois spend their money on a refrigerator.


Karaoke with Sugar Bear at The Blue Room (293 Alexander St.) Check out some singers, then head downstairs and regain your hearing.

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Tax Day

Trivia Quiz continues at The Old Toad (277 Alexander St.)

If you're up for it, Johnny's Smoke Free Bar (1382 Culver Rd.) will have a DJ playing Barenaked Ladies tunes.

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As of a few weeks ago, Java's (16 Gibb Street) still has open mic poetry downstairs starting around 9:30.

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Once again The Eastman Jazzmen 3 will be at Richmond's (21 Richmond St.) from 8 to 10.

Weekly karaoke contest with Sugar Bear, at Comix Cafe (3450 Winton Pl.)
 
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