JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #165: Atomic Forces and Cowboys
Oh *man* ... Anne and I saw the dumbest thing ever. We went all the way to
The French Quarter
(The Centers at High Falls)
on Saturday. That's basically the dance club part. There was supposed to be a
"Live Percussion Show"
there. We hung out for a while and eventually this guy went to the booth on the staircase right near the stage and started drumming on a synthesizer kit. Of course, you couldn't hear him because he wasn't connected to the mains, so basically it looked like he was pretending to play to the beat. Completely not worth the $5 cover. Ugh ... never again.
In completely unrelated news, I thought I'd take a shot at using another poll service. Well, it's not really a poll service but more like an e-zine that allows their users to make their own polls. It's called
Rum and Monkey
and has the advantage of getting a lot more traffic than my site so the polls should get more answers. I'll only use them when I can narrow the number of answers down to five because that's as many as they allow.
In completely unrelated news, keep an eye out for a different weekly lunch at the end of the month. I told John I'd probably be sending people elsewhere once a month or so, and I figured the last week of the month would be just as good as any. For now, just a heads up, but in two weeks ... whoa heh heh ... let's not get ahead of ourselves, okay?
By the way, your visual extravaganza today is of
Suran Song in Stag
(the name of the band that features Suran Song, the lead singer) whom Anne and I saw last Thursday. Basically they do a politically-charged rock show and use four slide projectors as a multimedia backdrop.
Suran Song in Stag at The Bug Jar, February 28, 2002 Suran Song in Suran Song in Stag
The Time Machine
- This remake of
The Time Machine
reduces the number of semi-obscure science-fiction movie trivia answers by removing "Eloi" and "Morlock" into not-very-obscure trivia category. Now the semi-obscure category consists only of "oscillation overthruster," "Colonel Wilma Deering," "centons," and "carnival."
If worse comes to worse you can always see, hear, and/or otherwise participate in
Drinks by Mary Dawn
(535 S. Clinton)
starting around 10:30.
(389 Gregory St.)
is hosting an
Acoustic Open Jam
from 8 to 10. For this one, there's no microphones and it's designed to be more of a true jam.
(171 St. Paul, formerly Red)
is the jazz band
from 8 to 11.
I'm still curious to see how jazz plays out at Mercury.
There's apparently a
Spoken Word Open Mic Poetry Night
Pythodd Jazz Room at the Heritage House
(130 Spring St.)
starting around 8 or so.
(described as "comic drama" with "tough sexy women" in the mailer)
Shipping Dock Theater
(151 St. Paul St.)
will be performed tonight at 7:30 and tomorrow at 8. It's also the end of its run here.
The Bug Jar
(219 Monroe Ave.)
Peachy Neachys Freak Fest
Free Sex Gum
starting around 10:45.
By the way, be sure to wish the Neachies a happy 10th anniversary--in fact, almost to the day.
Trivia Quiz continues at
The Old Toad
(277 Alexander St.)
My interest is waning, but I keep going and we still haven't won--whether we have a few people or a whole bunch.. We've been within a couple questions of winning, but so has everyone else. It all gets started a little after 9.
Movie links courtesy The Internet Movie Database Map links courtesy MapsOnUs TV show synopses courtesy TVGrid Some movie synopses courtesy UpcomingMovies.com
Both James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok and Johannes Diderik van der Waals were born 165 years ago in 1837.
is an event that has been confirmed either with the venue, the performers, or both.
links to a band's page on GarageBand.com which offers reviews and information about bands.
links to a band's page on MP3.com which offers music and entertainment downloads in MP3 format.
is an event that is "non-entertainment" for the masses such as practice sessions, open jams, etc.
is a day when you should fly the flag according to the Veterans of Foreign Wars calendar.
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