JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #188: Village, Inc.
Saturday was a sorta peculiar night. It started out normal enough ... I biked there around 9 and it was a pretty light crowd. With
Reverend Horton Heat
Water Street Music Hall
(204 N. Water St.)
The Bug Jar
(219 Monroe Ave.)
and that 1980's thing going on at
George Eastman House
(900 East Ave.)
most of the crowd was covered as missing. Anyway, I hung out and played pool with some of the regulars then hung out for the bands. First up was
who're a decent rockabilly band from Utica. I think they got worse the more then drank, but that's not unusual ... it's a new venue for them and they're playing to a light crowd so why not mess around a bit. Next up was
who're sorta punk-ish groove rock, if you will.
Anyway, they burned incense on stage. That set me off into this nostalgic funk ... I was trying to figure out which of the girls I had a crush on in college burned that scent of incense. Well, as I let myself get deeper into that past, pondering that it's been a little over 14 years since I started at RIT. Fourteen years. I decided it would be a good idea to visit my old alma matter.
Let me just say that I did have a few drinks, but I would have gone anyway even if I wasn't drinking. I sorta felt like I had to go there, so around 1:30 I left and biked to RIT.
I rode around Perkins and Colony apartment complexes but didn't find any people ... well, there was a small group in Colony but I didn't stop. I went to the dorms and milled around outside for a bit trying to not look suspicious while also trying to find an unlocked door in the virtually deserted complex. When I came upon the door to the tunnels at Colby (I think) I was very surprised that I thought, "yes--this one will be unlocked," and despite my disbelief in my own confidence in such a statement, it was. How odd.
Once in the tunnels I relaxed a little since I could see if there were people coming and I don't think they put in any cameras. The elevators in NRH weren't working so I couldn't visit my Freshman year floor. I went to Sol Heumann and visited the dorm room I stayed in as a pre-freshman in 1988. I sat in the lounge that's right next door to my old room for a little bit then headed back to the tunnels.
Jayce first lives in Rochester, if only for a couple days
I found that the murals haven't really been updated since the early 1990's when I was there. Anyway, I went to Gleason 2 and was surprised to find that there were people actually living there over the summer. I talked with this one guy in his room and said I had lived here about 12 years ago. He didn't seem to be all that interested. I mean, come on ... it's three in the morning and there's some guy telling you he lived here when you were like 6 or something! I considered shaking him until he looked surprised but decided not to.
It was pretty foggy on the way back and there were deer everywhere. I got home around 3:30 and crashed. Finally a good nights sleep.
What else ... I sold theApple iBook
IBM ThinkPad power supply
on eBay. I didn't do too bad taking a loss on the iBook, although it's borderline in my mind whether it was worth it ... Hmm ... well, close to borderline ... I think it was worth it to not have to worry about my laptop on a four-day trip.
In local news, there was to be a cool comedy thing at
(Corner of Commercial St. and Mill St.)
for their new
Thursday Night Laugh Tracks
but it appears that most of the comics
will probably not be able to appear. I'm not sure what's going to happen there instead.
- The title, of course, referring to the crushing rejection you'd receive trying to date any of these women, and the blue balls you'll experience watching them prance around scantily clad and whatnot on the screen in front of you for 90 minutes or so.
In a not-too-overly-rare early show at
The Bug Jar
(219 Monroe Ave.)
is the pop-rock of
and the emotional acoustic-based rock from
and more pop (this time more low-fi) with Toronto's
starting early around 8.
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.
As of a few months ago,
(16 Gibb Street)
still has open mic poetry downstairs starting around 9:30.
Tonight from 8 to 10 is an
Open-Mic Comedy Night
(389 Gregory St.)
While once it was a workshop type of environment, the comics now have to force that behavior ... by default it's a place to try out new stuff.
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188 years ago in 1814, the Village of Rochester was incorporated.
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