Thursday, November 14, 2002

JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #201: Seward's Folly, A.K.?

I guess just a couple things. I had never seen It's a Wonderful Life and I did the other day which I believe makes me the last person to do so. I saw Gummo right after it ... an experience I highly recommend. I kinda got the movies all mixed up ... George Bailey runs a nearly philanthropic savings in loan that falls on hard times, so he and his friends go out and kill stray cats which the unscrupulus restaurant supplier pays them cash for so he can sell them to restaurants. George ends up marrying a retarded prostitute, but things start to unravel in his life. On the brink of suicide, a bunny-eared angel comes down to show him how his town would be without him. When he returns to the real world, all his friends come over and the huff glue and the angel gets his cat.

In other news ... I got this idea in my head to buy a loofa so I did. In case you don't have one, you should at least try it ... in spite of all the weird exfoliating things they talk about, it really does feel good. The sponge I got from Wegmans comes with instructions:

  • Wet loofa thoroughly.
  • Using your favorite soap or shower gel, lather into loofa.
  • Gently massage skin. Remember to always massage towards the heart.
  • Let dry between uses.
Ok, all of that makes sense except for that "massage towards the heart." I mean, come on ... are they trying to friggin' kill me? They really think I'm going to draw a bunch of toxins out of my body only to drag them right back into my heart? Stupid idiots ... trying to kill me.
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  • Half Past Dead - Some prisoner on death row has a couple million dollars of hidden gold hidden somewhere and some other guy wants to find out where that hiding place might be.
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - If you know, you're probably already going ... if not, hmm ... well, I'm right there with you.

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Tonight is an early show starting around 8 at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) with Smoking Section and Mad HappyMP3 link.

Hooray ... kind of. The awsome modern ska band The BlackoutsMP3 link will be at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) tonight starting around 10:30. Now the problem is the place is soooo small that it will be sooo crowded.

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.

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The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Occupation starting at 8. This is an hour-long documentary of last years 21-day sit-in for a living wage for Harvard's support staff. This is followed by Stuggle in Smugtown: Rochester's Workers, Radicals and Reformers, the story of Rochester's working people.

Over at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) for an early show starting around 8 is JJ Paradise Players ClubMP3 link and the power-rock-punk-metal band Low TonMP3 link.

The funky groove-rock band Candid DaydreamGarageBand linkMP3 link will be at The Club at Water Street (204 N. Water St.) starting around 9.

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.

In case you're curious, it's Alla Turca at Lola Bistro and Bar (630 Monroe Ave.) tonight and every Friday from 10:30 to 2.

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

There will be a Tea Tasting over at Earthtones Coffee House (1217 Bay Rd.) starting around 10 this morning.

Over at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) tonight is Gordon Stone BandMP3 link and the pretty good funk/groove-rock band South Central starting around 11.

It's more fucking groove rock with Sweet Marble Cake, Soundcake and Long Trip Johnny at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) tonight starting around 10:30.

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Tonight at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is a late weekend badass rock-metal show with Alabama ThunderpussyMP3 link, 60 Watt Shamen, Low TonMP3 link and Veluxe starting around 10:30 or so.

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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There's apparently a Spoken Word Open Mic Poetry Night at Pythodd Jazz Room at the Heritage House (130 Spring St.) from around 6 to around 10. It used to be on Thursdays but I guess they moved it.

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Today is the peak of the Leonid Meteor Shower which may explain why your astronomer neighbor has been so excitable lately. Anyway, you'll probably want to get up really early because it's also the full moon so you'll want to get out after it sets around 5:30 in the morning when the shower is expected to peak. I gather the shower will appear to eminate from the Leo constellation above the eastern horizon which will rise as the evening progresses. See the article at Space.com for more details.

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Earth starting at 8. This is a Russian silent film about the creation of a collective farm and the conflicts between the workers and the owners.

Over at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) tonight is Abilene and Original Skin starting around 10:30.

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 Open-Mic Comedy Night at Daily Perks (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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The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Seven Men from Now starting at 8. A great film from the 1950's about a sheriff who hunts down the seven men who killed his wife in a bank robbery.

Over at Auditorium Center (875 Main St E.) tonight starting around 8 is Ani DiFrancoMP3 link with Hamell On TrialMP3 link.

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.

For something to do, the great acoustic cover soloist John Akers will be at Moonshine Barbeque (125 White Spruce Blvd., across from MCC) from 8 to midnight.
 
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William Seward was born 201 years ago in 1801 and arranged the purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867; at the time this was known as "Seward's Folly."

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