Weekly Rochester Events #223: Vermont ... Capital
Thursday, April 17, 2003It's actually Thursday. I gotta get that through my head. I actually put out the garbage on Tuesday night thinking it was actually Wednesday. I've talked to a couple people and they think it's a day ahead too ... either it's that crazy Daylight Savings Time or it's the warm day on Tuesday. Who knows.
Oh yeah, before I forget (well after, actually, but I can get this online before anyone sees that I forgot): I don't think anyone will be at O'Bagelo's on Saturday because I'm pretty sure the entire crew is out of town.
Anyway, last Friday I went to Montage Grille (50 Chestnut St.) and got to see Lyambiko who were quite good, although I liked the African beat-based stuff better than the straight-up jazz. I was one of only a couple people (if not the only one) who decided to stay for both shows. They didn't come around and make me pay, nor did they check my ID--which they were doing twice (once at the door and once at the bar) for all the punk kids. I don't know any of them who are younger than 22 anymore, except for Christina who does that Smash! page.
The second show started with The Bamboo Kids who did some perfectly standard New York City-style modern rock. Nothing good or bad there ... they sound just like all the other bands down there. Next was Boss Martians who I really liked before and I thought they were really good again. The lead singer is kinda weird looking though. Oh well ... I stayed for part of The Priests since I was getting tired after going for 6 hours straight so I headed home.
On Saturday I had a thrilling time by staying home. That was weird ... I slept from 9 until 8 in the morning or so. Maybe grandpa needs his sleep, eh? Nothing much exciting after that ... Tuesday at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) was okay. I liked the ethereal harmonies of Scorces (and a friend of mine said they were two of the members of Charalambides from whom I had bought their CD.) I didn't like Daniel Johnston (who is not the Dan Johnson who runs Zwick's Wine and Liquor (1409 South Ave.) Ha!) I didn't think much of him ... his lyrics were pretty engaging (whereas the liquor store owner really knows what's what and I highly recommend.)
Anyway, I assume we'll get some big snowstorm soon since I put the summer tires on my car. I took it out for a test drive on the highway the other day. As I was merging from the East Henrietta ramp on 390 onto 590 there was this green Saturn to my left. I merged into the rightmost 590 northbound lane and checked to switch to the left lane, but the green Saturn was there too. I looked behind me and he was back! Yeesh ... oh, wait, there's two identical green Saturns.
So I ran them both off the road for freaking me out.
Anyway, I guess I'll miss most of the stuff this weekend because I plan to be in Montreal. We'll see how that goes, or if I even make it. Dunno ... we'll see. I don't think there will be any report, though, since I don't think I'll be taking pictures. We'll see about that too. Heck, I still owe you all the Boston report from December. Yikes ... so far behind.
Oh yeah, and I added this link (both here and to the right) so you can vote for my site at @ Rochester. They said certain patterns make them reset votes to zero, so try not to vote too often from the same computer.
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On this day ... April 17
Link of the Week:
American Forests Climate Change Calculator - Figure out how much environmental damage you're doing with your lifestyle and how many trees you should plant to compensate. It's at American Forests' website.
Rochester Music Coalition
Rochester Goes Out (D&C)
Rochester Punk Rock
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