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Weekly Rochester Events #221: What Kind of Garden are You Growing With Cookies and Milk, Friedrich?

Thursday, April 3, 2003

Let's see if these things are related at all.

Last Friday after getting some sushi, I found an umbrella in the parking lot at Village Gate Square (274 N. Goodman St.) It was really windy that night and the umbrella was taped to a stick like it was stuck in the ground somewhere. It might have come from across the street or the other side of the city. I didn't any other umbrellas around, so I figured it was mine.

On Saturday, I tried to burn a CD of some pictures I took of The Flour City KnuckleheadsGarageBand link at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) in February. I've got ... er ... had a SCSI CD burner that was giving me trouble. [Geek chat: I've been using an Adaptec SlimSCSI 1480 Cardbus card in my PowerBook, but Adaptec refuses to get the drivers done that have been in beta since April, 2002. I've also got an OrangeMicro FireWire to SCSI adapter which works basically like an unstable piece of crap.] Anyway, I managed to get a CD squeezed out with 10 megabytes of pictures and made six coasters [geek translation: failed CD's.] I decided that enough was enough, and I would not spend another five hours trying to get one disc done ever again. So, I took it outside, got a 14-pound splitting maul, and proceeded to cleave the piece of crap in two. It was actually much softer than my previous CD-R drive, and it only took five or so good chops to get it split down the middle.

I felt better.


I broke my CD-R drive, but I added some oranges in a blender and now it's fucking art!

Coincidence? Yeah ... pretty much. So much for that theory.

What else .. oh, I added a stupid T-shirt to my JayceLand CaféPress store. I'll try to do that as often as I can until I run out of ideas. In case you're curious, I make like $2 on most of the things I'm selling (except the stickers which are like 50 cents.) You can check the "wholesale" prices somewhere on the site and do the math compared to what I'm charging. Speaking of money, Amazon.com has this new offer they're pushing to the Associates members (the way I get money when you click through Amazon.com links like these and buy stuff) for a Platinum Visa card. The only trouble is the ads they have are animated, and I refuse to put blinking, animated ads on this page, so I made a separate page so you can go to the link. It's probably against their rules or something, but I'll wait for the e-mail from them to take it down. Anyway, the big plus is that it's a rewards card ... you get 1% back on everything you buy (and 3% of everything you buy at Amazon.com) in the form of gift certificates to Amazon.com (well, you get points and when you hit 2,500 points, they'll give you a $25 Amazon.com gift certificate.) Plus, you get $20 store credit just for signing up, and best of all, I get $20 credit as well.

The last thing in the irrelevant part of the essay is this: What's the point of Baked Doritos? I got some at work and they've got 5g fat (1g saturated) which accounts for 45 of the 170 calories in the bag. I mean, isn't baked supposed to be virtually fat-free? It seems that they soak them in oil (super nasty cholesterol producing partially hydrogenated canola (or corn) oil is the second ingredient after corn) then bake them ... isn't that close enough to frying them? I feel ripped off. Plus they made me feel queasy.

Ok, on to what's going on. Thursday night the early show at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is really good with The Witching, Purrs,and The Meat JoyMP3 link starting around 8. Purrs said The Witching is really good ... they played together at Richmond's (21 Richmond St.) a few weeks ago. Oh, that's like punk-rock kind of stuff.

The show at The Club at Water Street (204 N. Water St.) on Friday might be really cool. DJ Dangler used to have experimental and noise shows in the basement ("dungeon") when it was Piranha, and if they bring that back, it'll be cool. Otherwise, just okay. Oh, and that open mic thing at Verb Café at Writers and Books (740 University Ave.) might be cool too ... it's early. Er ... I guess I'll have to miss that because I've got to get together with people to talk about some art magazine idea.

On Saturday, the thing not to miss is Astronomical UnitGarageBand link at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) It should be fun to see them on "home turf." I'll probably shoot over to The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) first because I've never seen NogoodnixMP3 link nor Goblet.


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  • All the Real Girls (at The Little) - Some love story, I guess.
  • Bend It Like Beckham (at The Little) - A couple young women bend the rules to get into the world of football [soccer.]
  • A Man Apart - Tra! Panama. Woo hoo a palindrome ... well, it doesn't make sense, but you can't ask for everything. Oh yeah, the movie: a drug cartel and a guy named Diablo. Whatever.
  • Phone Booth - This movie would be awsome if only they shot Carrot Top doing one of those collect call commercials. Since they don't however, it isn't.
  • What a Girl Wants - Exactly the same thing as The Princess Diaries.

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I think this is going to be a really cool estrogen-rich show with Purrs, The Witching and The Meat JoyMP3 link starting aroun 10:30 at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.)

Over at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) tonight is The ManicsMP3 link, Whores and Fast Food Hard Liquor. Well, I'm kind of guessing ... Freetime Magazine has "Maniacs" listed along with "Fast Food Hardware" but I think I'm right. Fast Food Hard Liquor has got a pretty good chaotic punk sound going, and they play fast too.

Over at The Club at Water Street (204 N. Water St.) it's again The BuddhaHoodMP3 link ... this time with The Filthy Funk starting around 9:30.

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Salaam Bombay! starting at 8. An honest movie about a child living in the poverty of India.

Not ready for mainstream Daily Perks (389 Gregory St.) is hosting an Acoustic Open Jam from 8 to 10. For this one, there's no microphones and it's designed to be more of a true jam.

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DJ Dangler and his House of Hellfira crew will be at The Club at Water Street (204 N. Water St.) tonight from 10 until 3 (at night)with ComacastGarageBand linkMP3 link, experimental found-noises band lankMP3 link, and Process of EliminationMP3 link

You'll have to schlep all the way to Millennium (2235 Empire Blvd.) to get your fix of modern rock and covers with Better Days starting around 10 or so.

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Morvern Callar starting at 8. After a girl's boyfriend dies, she takes his unpublished novel and gets it published ... all the while, just sort-of drifting through life.

Over at Verb Café at Writers and Books (740 University Ave.) is Wide Open Mike with Norm Davis starting around 7:30. Apparently, anything goes. Anything.

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

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

The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) will have punk rock with Thundergods, The Bloody Hollies, NogoodnixMP3 link, and Goblet starting around 10:45.

Over at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) tonight is Rochester's best funk-rock-jazz band, Astronomical UnitGarageBand link starting around 10:30.

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Daylight Saving Time Begins -- Set your clock ahead one hour from 2:00 a.m. standard time to 3:00 a.m. daylight saving time in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing The New Gulliver starting at 3 (remember that it's early.) Apparently a captivatingly cool puppet-animation style is used to tell the story of Gulliver's Travels, Russian style (that is, in Russian, not like it's fifty hours long--only 68 minutes.)

If you're bored this afternoon, head over to Nextstage at Geva (75 Woodbury Blvd.) to see Lobby Hero, a hopefully clever urban play about lies and people at 3.

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Starting around 7 tonight at Verb Café at Writers and Books (740 University Ave.) is a showing of the movie Slam which is about a rapper who deals with his brutal world with words.

Montage Grille (50 Chestnut St.) is hosting Dave Rivello's 12-Piece Jazz Ensemble probably starting around 8 or so.

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Over at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) tonight is the new-to-me The EpoxiesGarageBand linkMP3 link with KinskiMP3 link and 25 SuavesMP3 link starting around 10:30.

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The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Decasia starting at 8. The film's creator, Bill Morrison will be on hand to introduce the film and answer questions afterward. It's ... I guess a life-death piece using found footage.

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, it's now more-or-less a regular open mic ... by default it's still a place to try out new stuff.
 
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