This Saturday, despite being the last Saturday of the month, head on over to
(165 State Street)
for lunch. I checked and they'll be open--even though I'm pretty sure I won't be able to make it this time.
I don't know if you've noticed, but
is advertising their new "iControl" which lets you rewind, fast-forward, and record your favorite shows--or something like that. Anyway, I'm really amazed that they managed to spin the addition of a previously removed feature--that of using your VCR to record and watch shows while watching another--into something that was a good thing. Yeesh.
I heard that the open mic poetry at
(16 Gibb St.)
doesn't happen in the winter. I'll have to stop by and chat with them to figure out the details.
Oh, and one other thing ... yet another political thing. The other week, Jack Doyle said, "if there was a mayor that looked like me, it would be a whole different landscape." Good grief, man, what the hell are you thinking? I wouldn't be surprised if he meant that if Mayor Johnson went along in tow to save the suburbs and fuck the city, we'd all be much better off. Thanks for yet another reason to think you're a weasel.
Oh, and in other news, I got the chance to see
High Heels and Low Lifes.
It's a really quite good subtle comedy. It's a British film about a couple women who stumble upon a plot to rob a bank then try to extort the robbers for some of the loot. The really remarkable thing is that none of the characters are stupid, yet the plot moves along nicely and it's actually pretty funny.
Oh yeah, and on the 20th, I saw
(170 East Ave.)
As usual, Jerseyband was awsome, doing some of their eclectic reinterpretations of Christmas songs and some of their own songs. Thought was also really good with strong melodies ... they do jazz-rock, I guess. I ran into Seamus and Matt from
and they're back in town to tour in the east. I thought it was funny that Jerseyband was at
(199 Lark St., Albany)
last week and that Snmnmnm would be playing regular gigs at
(17 New Scotland Ave., Albany)
on Fridays starting in a few weeks. Both places are interesting places to see in Albany, not far from Schenectady where I'm originally from.
M O V I E S
Catch Me If You Can
- Some kid pretends to be other people and gets away with it for a while until Forrest Gump ruins it all for him.
- Roberto Benigni tries his hand at wooden acting. (Wooden acting ... oh, I'm soooo funny.)
Shipping Dock Theatre
(151 St. Paul St.)
tonight is the first show of
It's about an amnesiac who tries to piece together his bizarre life. This is the last weekend, so it's tonight at 7:30, tomorrow at 8, Sundays at 2, and New Year's Eve at 6:30 and 9:30 on New Year's Eve.
If you're looking for some really good modern rock, check out
The Centers at High Falls
(60 Brown's Race)
starting around 9:30.
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.
(170 East Ave.)
Mountain Mojo Authority
is a really good groove-rock band ... they'll be playing with
The Bomb Squad
starting around 10:30 or so.
If you like the dive-bar scene like I do,
(21 Richmond St.)
would be a good pick with rockabilly from
starting around 10:30.
If you like the really clean and pretty bar scene,
Sheraton Four Points
(120 East Main St.)
would be a good bet because the tight funk-rock band
Prime Time Funk
will be there. Check with the hotel because I think there's a big party-and-room special deal they've got going on.
Tonight from 8 to 10 is an
Open-Mic Comedy Night
(389 Gregory St.)
While once it was a workshop type of environment, it's now more-or-less a regular open mic ... by default it's still a place to try out new stuff.
Link of the Week:
James Randi Education Foundation
- If you're sick of hearing about all this pseudoscience, this is a great debunking site. The guy has the standing offer of a million dollars to someone who can prove their psychics powers.
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