Thursday, September 19, 2002
JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #193: Dots for LouisLet me tell you that I totally freaked out on Monday morning. I got up like usual around 5:30 or so and turned on the local news only to find static. I figured their transmitter was out for some reason until I found that _all_ the networks were off. Nothing ... 8, 10, 13, 21, and 31 were all not transmitting. I figured there was some kind of terrorist attack ... or maybe an EMP from a nuke or something, but no mention of it from the sattelite; plus the stuff in my house still worked fine. After 15 minutes or so most of them were back on, and not a single one even mentioned the event. You'd think they would have a sense of what news is when it happens right under their nose, but they have to wait until it's printed in the paper so they can read it on the air. How friggin' pathetic.
Well, other than that ... last week ... hmm ... I got to go to Clothesline Arts Festival at Memorial Art Gallery (500 University Ave., near Goodman St.) on Sunday only for a couple minutes. It was pretty good this year, but I only had an hour. I commented that I wished I could get in for free since it was 5 or so and the festival only runs until 6. The woman said that they needed the money to fund the museum--apparently the county funding is being cut. I made some comment about having a nice zoo, though, and she stopped just short of actually naming Jack Doyle in anger. I can't stand that guy ... we gotta get him out of office. All he wants is the "Jack Doyle Zoo Expansion" so he can be friggin' famous. Nobody else wants it, only him, and he'll stop at nothing to get it. Incompetent jerk.
Also, I saw some decent bands this past week. One of them was Fake Brain who plays a synthed up power-pop. The imagery on their CD's and other artwork is pretty disturbing but their music is pretty catchy. Same for ASA The Band except they stick to a slightly Irish power pop sound ... and the imagery isn't so dramatic. Hmm ... what else ... oh yeah,both The Cheats and The Razzels were really good too ... The Cheats play dirty old-school punk rock, and The Razzels do clean modern punk-rock like Dead Blue Hand but with a blue-collar edge. Both are from Buffalo.
Coming up this week, I'd like to try to see Second City on Saturday but I don't know if it'll happen. I guess that's about it. This week seems to be pretty light as far as things to do ... odd.
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