Weekly Rochester Events #431: One Nestorius Heretic
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Last Thursday Ali and I got together for dinner. We intended to go to Raging Burrito but they're now known as Hot Shots Volleyball and Sports Bar (1046 University Ave.) Regardless, the burritos are still large and tasty. I had the Buffalo chicken variety and Ali tried the Jamaican Jerk — both very good. We intended to get a small order of loaded fries but our freshly-hired server made a mistake and got us a large plate — probably a full 3 pounds worth. Management was very kind and immediately removed the fries from the bill altogether. Regardless, it was still a little pricey — more expensive than I expected for a bar, but about par with a mid-priced dinner.
I headed out later to The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) and got to see Ada le O who are a solidly good 5-piece ambient rock band. Next was Tuurd — a fat, loud drum-and-bass/noise band, also very good, but very different stylistically. I also stayed through the performance of Ex-Lion Tamer. They did a good, loud combination of drone and punk-rock although it felt too math-rock at times for me.
On Friday I had a chance to get on the old bicycle (although it was still quite cold, as you might have noticed) and stopped by Boulder Coffee Co. (100 Alexander St.) The QUiTTERS were supposedly the act that night, but as of 8:30 or so the place was completely dead: about 10 people and no band nor band members nor band equipment. I decided to go to Solera Wine Bar (647 South Ave) but it was rather busy — in large part due to spill-over from the wine tasting at Nook (658 South Ave.) Now I hadn't heard about this. It appeared sometime Friday on the event calendar at RocWiki. Anyway, I hung out at Lux Lounge (666 South Ave.) for a bit before returning to Solera to chat with John and Christopher at the bar. I also ran into another John and we talked about slide rules and energy conversions — exciting stuff, I know! After all, I'm working on a project for Burning Man this year called The Energy Game that's designed to help people plan their energy needs for a camp — it could be extended to other stuff too, but for now it's pretty Burning Man centric.
On Saturday afternoon I met with Ali at The Park Place Restaurant (6025 S.R. 96, Farmington) for lunch. We both happened to get cheeseburgers and were lucky to have done so because they're excellent: hand-made patties and good beef. It's a stop I never would have thought to try in my quest for great hamburgers, although it is outside of the Rochester area I was searching before. Anyway, I headed back in the evening and went to The Rochester Visual Studies Workshop (31 Prince St.) to check out the art opening. I ran into a couple friends and generally hung out with them. I liked James Rajotte's stark portraits and even better contemporary, desolate scenes more than Kirby Pilcher's images charged with her own personal memories.
Sunday was Easter and Ali and I spent it in Schenectady with my parents. We finally got all that ham we've been craving for weeks. We also took the station wagon and got worse gas mileage than before — averaging 20 miles-per-gallon. I sure hope my project to improve those numbers (a) gets done and (b) actually works. A lot would be nice.
Ali has a cell phone as her main telephone and calling me, mostly, gets expensive because after 9 p.m. is rarely convenient. Since it's cheaper if I got a phone from the same company, we decided to switch her plan to a "family" plan and add a phone. So as of Tuesday evening, I'm back in the cell-phone world. (And it's not through SprintPCS because they suck.)
Anyway, Tuesday night we went to The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) once again. It was a very very quiet night with only a few regulars and a few people interested in the bands. Starting off was Shawnee Boyeee who did his typically good and interesting beatbox/acoustic guitar. Finishing up early was Roger Houston who once again put on a great set of solo synthesizer-and-singing. In all it was a nice night.
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