Weekly Rochester Events #394: Burning Swedish Cities
Thursday, July 27, 2006
Last week on Wednesday I got out to the Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) to see Federico Fellini's 8 1/2. I'd heard it's one of those films that every filmmaker needs to see ... well, I somehow managed to never see it up until now. It took me a while to digest, but I have now decided I really liked it. As with any time of creative activity — especially the extremely manic ones — you can't tell whether you're awake or asleep, in reality or imagination.
Thursday I spent the day seriously preparing for the garage sale on Saturday. I did get out to Starry Nites Café (696 University Ave., formerly Moonbeans) and got to see Kev Rowe who has a clear, soft-but-bright voice perfectly complementing his gentle-but-complex guitar work. Friday I went to Spy Bar (139 State St.) and once again got to check out some familiar bands. Deadly Pillowfight Accident seemed to be at the top of their game, playing a thick improvisational-sounding jazz mix. The Lobster Quadrille were excellent as well with their twisted satirical gospel-ish sound.
Saturday I awoke to find the weather had turned — as of Thursday, the prediction was for a sunny Saturday but by Saturday morning, it was clearly going to be nothing but rain. A few people stopped in and I did sell a few things. Sunday had more people but less money ... all told I made about $100. I guess I'm going to do it again on Saturday to see if I can clear some more stuff out of this place. At least Sunday Ali was there so not only did I get help setting up and tearing down, but some excellent company as well. That night we went to Tandoor of India (376 Jefferson Rd.) The samosas were excellent and the meal was very good as well.
Monday night I headed to the show recommended by Herman-the-Bartender: The Sundresses at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) I got to chat with the folks in the band ... Jeremy videotaped an interview with me about my tall bike. The band was great ... they do this rock-blues/bluegrass/rockabilly/ska-ish/Klezmer-ish with a powerful organic rhythm. Plus they're really cool folks.
As you can see, I really didn't get a chance to get out much. I'll be winding down the site in the next week or so as I'll be taking off for Burning Man (The Man, Black Rock City, NV) ... not to say I won't be manic in that confusing-reality-and-fantasy way, just that I won't be seeing many bands, movies, or writing about all of it for that matter.
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About the title ... Jönköping, Sweden was burned by its citizens 394 years ago in 1612 to keep it from the Danes.
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