Thursday, May 23, 2002

JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #176: Kilometers to Rome, NY or Rome, PA

In case anybody had any doubts, O'Bagelo's is closed this weekend. I figure we can go to First Taste Grill (653 Park Ave.) instead. They have some outdoor space on the street and do deli- and diner-style sandwiches and other American fare. Oh, and there's no Trivia Quiz, either on Memorial Day.

The other week I saw an article on SlashDot where they talked about a new cooling technology from a company called CoolChips. I thought the idea was a classic case of pseudo-science and really didn't look possible ... heck, they weren't even demonstrating a working prototype, nor did they get into any specifics on their website. However, I figured that since they were traded publically that the stock price would go up, and since I thought I saw the article pretty early, I might have an inside track on a bunch of speculative buying. So I looked up their symbol (COLCF [Quicken.com]) and found they were trading right around $3. I put in an order for 50 shares and waited. The purchase hadn't been executed after and hour so I got cold feet and cancelled the order. Well, almost a week later the stock was trading at $13. Of course, the volumes were so small that I should have bought an even lot (100 shares) to guarantee my transactions would happen. In the end, I could have made almost $500 in a couple days. Doh!

What else ... oh yeah, it looks like GarageBand.com is back online. I reactivated the links for the handful of bands that actually used it. They were trying to get some record company to distribute CDs for the bands on the site.


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  • Enough - Everyone's had enough of J. Lo.
  • Insomnia - Who needs sleep? (well you're never gonna get it) Who needs sleep? (tell me what's that for) Who needs sleep? (be happy with what you're getting There's a guy who's been awake since the Second World War)
  • Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron - I've never been one to like these new malt liquors, but I gotta say that cinnamon scallions doesn't sound like it'd work at all.

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Tonight at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is the new-to-me Metamorphosis and Edge of Jupiter GarageBand link starting around 10:45.

Over at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) is the new-to-me Jupiter Sunrise starting around 10.

Checked personally by Jayce The ever intolerable Milestones (170 East Ave.) is having a Go Girls Rock! Series from Go Girls Music with JoAnn Vaccaro MP3 link, Jennifer Marie MP3 link and JinXed MP3 link starting around 10.

If worse comes to worse you can always see, hear, and/or otherwise participate in Karaoke with Sugar Bear at Drinks by Mary Dawn (535 S. Clinton) starting around 10:30.

Over at Mercury (171 St. Paul, formerly Red) is the jazz band Viva Knieval 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 at Pythodd Jazz Room at the Heritage House (130 Spring St.) starting around 8 or so.

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Over at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is a rare early (8:00) show with milligram MP3 link, Lamont and Low Ton MP3 link.

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing another movie in this years Mondo series with Forbidden Zone with Bimbo's Initiation starting at 8.

In their first foray into live music, Elixir (938 South Clinton Ave.) will have Bee Eater starting around 10.

Swingin' Neckbreakers with The Grinders, True Love and QUiTTERS GarageBand link will be at Mercury Star Lounge (171 St. Paul, formerly Red) starting around 10.

If I can tolerate Milestones (170 East Ave.) the actually decent groove-rock (and a little zydeco) band Sunny Weather then Derelict Brew will be playing tonight starting around 10 or so.

In case you're shut in tonight (or tomorrow), check out I'm going to make a drug with my mind on cable public access (channel 15 on Time Warner) at 11:30 p.m. featuring Pisspot the Bunny interviewing local and out-of-town bands.

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Today we'll meet at First Taste Grill (653 Park Ave.) a bit before noon since O'Bagelo's is closed today.

Tonight at Le Club Shock at Analog Shock (674 South Ave.) at 7 is the noise and underground bands Davis Redford Triad from Portland, Oregon, Pengo doing (I believe) another rendition of their soundtrack to The ABC's of Sex Education for Trainable Persons (which is available on DVD on the compilation The Educational Archives, Vol. 1 - Sex & Drugs in case you think you need it) and Primordial Undermind.

Checked personally by Jayce Too bad Milestones (170 East Ave.) sucks so bad because some of Rochester's best ska and punk-rock will be there with The Blackouts MP3 link (well, both their site and Freetime Magazine say they will be there but the Milestones site doesn't mention them) The Goonies MP3 link The Lightbulbs and the new-to-me ska band from Wisconsin, I Voted for Kodos MP3 link starting early around 6:30.

There's a big-ol' pop-dance show at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) tonight featuring the Atlanta-then-Brooklin based sample-rich dance pop duo I Am The World Trade Center and another similar one-man group Busy Signals and another similar duo Triangles plus a bunch of DJ's between sets. Something different for the whole Saturday family starting around 10:30.

You know you can't get enough of Bee Eater because they'll be at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) with Dead Blue Hand starting around 10:30.

The excellent funk band Astronomical Unit GarageBand link will be at Acme Bar & Pizza (495 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10 or so.

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The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing THX 1138 starting at 8. George Lucas' first film ... quite expectedly, but ironically not in THX.

If you couldn't get enough of them, Swingin' Neckbreakers with The Grinders, and Irthlings GarageBand link will be at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) starting early around 8.

Not ready for mainstream Open Jar Jam at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) tonight and every Sunday.

Just like on Thursdays, you can see/do/avoid Karaoke with Sugar Bear at Drinks by Mary Dawn (535 S. Clinton) starting around 9.

Karaoke with Sugar Bear is back at The Blue Room (293 Alexander St.)

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Fly the flag today.Memorial Day Observed (half-staff until noon)

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One of my favorite more-or-less-local, unique funk-jazz-rock bands, Jerseyband with The Opening will be over at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:45.

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing the next in the Mondo series, the incomprehensible Phantom of the Paradise starting at 8.

Not ready for mainstream As of a few months ago, Java's (16 Gibb Street) still has open mic poetry downstairs starting around 9:30.

Not ready for mainstream Tonight from 8 to 10 is an interesting "new-material-only" Open-Mic Comedy Night at Daily Perks (389 Gregory St.) I think they're making it into a workshop type of environment.

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The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing M*A*S*H* starting at 7. Admission is $25 for members and $45 for patrons and includes an hors d'ouvres reception at 6. Film critic Jack Garner will introduce the film at 7.

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

Checked personally by Jayce Not ready for mainstream Tonight at Daily Perks (389 Gregory St.) is Open Mic Night (for music) from 7 to 10.

The Starving Artist Art Show will be at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 6 or so.
 
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