Saturday, June 25, 2005

Good Old-Fashioned Entertainment

Because I have been so responsible and well-behaved this week, I decided to take a break from organizing things in order to loiter irresponsibly with my neighbor downtown.

We had a few beers and things, ate pretzels and chocolate chip cookies at the Dali Museum jazz night, went out for a spot of sushi at Hook's, which had some lovely, buttery salmon and saki, then ambled aimlessly for an a.t.m. where no a.t.m. was to be found.

Later, we oozed on over to the State Theatre to hear a charming little band called The Dead Kennedys; perhaps you've heard of them? They may be slightly long in the tooth-- but are still good, wholesome entertainment despite their lack of Jello. In fact, the only refreshments to be found were an assortment of alcoholic beverages in the front room. So, I made do with a fizzy little beer.

The band was quite energetic and full of rollicking good fun, frequently making friendly gestures and comments to the crowd of local music-lovers who really seemed to enjoy dancing, diving off the stage, flinging beer, ripping off their shirts, and poking people in the eye with their pointy mohawks.

There was no lack of searing political commentary and charmingly artistic tattoos-- and the moshers were so adorable! Half of them couldn't have been more than 17, which made them only a couple of years younger than I, of course. It was really quite festively invigorating, and this morning I feel refreshed and ready to face the world after such good times were had by all.

To-day I shall plan tomorrow's little Artists & Nerds get-together for my new place.

I'm not quite sure what to do for refreshments, other than serve plenty of booze, but the music should be no problem. All I have to do is pick up one of these:


Anonymous happy and blue said...

You lead such a glamorous lifestyle. And that record should be great fun at your party. If only someone could bring their accordian for later in the evening when the good times are winding down..

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Anonymous Brenda Love said...

Now that's what I call a night out!

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Anonymous moos said...

WOW! Wonder if there are tunes from the mosh pit? That "sensational micro - groove" technique sounds like something they can apply to razors, too.

Tell us about your A&N get together.

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Anonymous rainypete said...

Dead Kennedys
Now that's a name I've not heard in a long time. A long time.

Good for you taking your glamorous self out for a well deserved break.

Now you'll have the energy for the houseful of artists and nerds.

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Anonymous weary hag said...

Good job getting yourself out on the town after a tedious move. I'll just bet you're walking on air having that "indoor" washer and dryer now. How about a photo of them? I'm sure Happy&Blue would get a kick outta that.

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Anonymous Phil said...

Hi there, you don't know me but I met your sister out saturday night at the sunrise cinemas. We got to talking and she suggested that I get in contact with you over some assistance that I needed with the "blogspot" webpage that I am working on. I was wondering if you know how to post multiple pictures on to the blog. I know that you can put one at a time but I went to bonnaroo and I have over 150 pictures that I am trying to put up on the web for people to view. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated and If you are interested in dancing and looking for a good time in st pete on a wed. night come check out our Swing night at the GulfPort casino. Its a great time. Well catch you later and thanks for the help..

9:44 PM  
Anonymous Phil said...

OH I forgot to add my blogspot address here it is. and my email is

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Blogger L said...

happy&blue: unfortunately, there were no accordians to be found.

brenda and moos: it was a lot of fun

rainypete: yeah, I hadn't heard it in a long time either

weary hag: at some point this week (after I've cleaned) I will probably post pics

Hi Phil: sure, I'll be glad to help. And I will definitely be headed over to the Casino for some dancing... haven't been there for a while.

9:45 PM  
Anonymous Laziest Girl said...

And here I was thinking that The Dead Kennedys were, well, dead.

9:46 PM  
Anonymous moos said...

No, they were just resting. Or maybe pining for the fjords.

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Anonymous glomgold said...

That collection surely is better than "NOW! That's Music Vol. 20".
An artist and nerd get together sounds like it actually would require lots of planning! My college was a 50/50 artist/nerd breakdown and there was no intermingling allowed it seemed.

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