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December 1st, 2013

Showtime

Copying this over from Facebook because I’m feeling nostalgic.

50 Shows

August 5, 2009 at 6:36pm

This was weirdly hard. I sometimes feel like all I have done since I was 13 is go to shows, or talk about shows, or miss shows I wanted to see. The last few years have been something of a bust, though, possibly even all the years since I have lived in NY. I remember before I moved, going to a show at Jabberjaw and thinking I might die under the weight of knowing everyone there, everyone’s internecine history, our too-close family. And then I went to my first show in NY and feeling so alone because I only knew two people there. My memories are more about who was there and what happened than the music, but the music is what’s playing in my mind as I write this.

1. Sex Pistols on TV: Not really a concert but I was home from school and saw them playing “God Save the Queen” on the barge and it was an instant imprint—that you could make music, make a political statement, piss people off, and dress weird, all at once.
2. Weirdos in Redondo Beach: They had masking tape on their faces and all the surfers and the punkers just stared. They played “We got the Neutron Bomb” and I realized that the Sex Pistols thing was happening here too.
3. Black Flag everywhere and anywhere: The police rioted, the punks moshed—it was always an adrenalin rush and a test of endurance.
4. Operation Ivy at the Bottom of the Hill: They played all over, but this show stands out because basically it meant everyone trekked from the East Bay to SF to see them. After the last song Jesse arranged rides home for people. I was kind of burned out on punk and they reinspired me.
5. Celebrity Skin and 45 Grave at Scream: The Mentors were supposed to play too, but they bailed, so Celebrity Skin played a set as the Mentors, which was hilarious. Don smashed a beer on his head. Dayle Gloria was dressed like a nun, which freaked everyone out and she was the first person I had ever seen wearing a headset. Pat joined Gary on stage to sing “Golden Boys,” which was awesome. Later that night me and Skip got busted for jaywalking but the cops never noticed our IDs were fake and we had drugs on us.
6. Celebrity Skin at the Bottom of the Hill: I was not at this show but it is legend unto me. They had decided they were going to lipsynch all of their out of town shows, but they screwed up the tape and it devolved into Gary yelling at Jason or something—now I can’t even remember the story. Also every time Pat tells it he goes into some long tirade about how he almost sat on a couch that GG Allin had sat on and he shudders.
7. Nirvana at Jabberjaw: They had just gotten signed, and everyone kept talking about the show like it was a funeral. “It’s the last time we will ever see them,” was a common refrain. At the show I asked Kurt how he was going to handle being famous and he said, in all seriousness, “I don’t know, how do you handle it?” HAHA. He said “You are famous in your little circle!” I was like “I think it will be different for you.”
8. Nirvana with Distorted Pony at Rajis: I have to list this one because David U will die with a smile on his face, knowing Nirvana opened for him once.
9. Slug at Jabberjaw: Ok, obviously we all saw Slug 900 million times, at Jabberjaw and elsewhere. But there was this one show, one show, where they went from being a pretty good band of my friends to “Wow, when did Slug get so amazing?” I still remember standing there with my mind blown. I think it was mostly Tomas turning the corner with his drumming.
10. That weird music concrete show at Jabberjaw: What was their name???? Something with a K? Fuck me, I can’t remember but it was intense. I thought Damion was going to pop a vein.
11. Every show at Lectisternium: Still my favorite club of all time, except maybe that weird Mexican restaurant that used to have shows in Torrance. The very best one was Kevin Hanley’s band, Peaches or something like that? Peach?
12. Ethyl Meatplow at the Whisky and at the Temporary Contemporary: They were hitting the big time. The cops shut down the Temp show. Carla had on a leather bra and still seemed oddly prim. I still love this band and play it a lot.
13. Flaming Lips somewhere in NYC: I took a 5 hour bus ride and then sat in Tompkins Square Park for a few more hours waiting for the show. There were about 25 people there in a basement. The band started to play and at the same time turned on a bank of klieg lights behind them that were so strong we all had to turn around and listen to the whole show staring at the back wall of the club. I quit grad school the next week and moved back home to LA. I dig their stuff now but loved them when they were punk.
14. Dead Kennedys at Alpine Village: I am pretty sure I got my bf at the time to take me to this show by telling him that Jello would barf on stage. The next day, my dad very seriously asked me to explain “California Uber Alles” to him.
15. Creedence Clearwater at USC: This is totally weird to remember but somehow my bf (this was obv his musical choice) had gotten his best friend to drive us since we weren’t old enough. This is what blows my mind—we sat in the back seat! How fucking rude is that? I am still mortified in retrospect. Then we got there and he had forgotten/lost/never had tickets so we just walked around and did drugs with people.
16. U2 and J. Geils band at the Forum: Same guy, which is also hilarious. For some reason I though U2 would be kinda badass, but other than the “This is not a rebel song” stuff, they were really tame and I was pissed off. We brought my best friend who had just been dumped. She cried the whole entire show. And we also brought some other couple I can’t remember who made out the whole time but insisted on staying for J Geils. I was like, I need to get out of this fucking town.
17. Mission of Burma at Coney: I beat Matthew at Go-Karts, and since I rarely win at anything, it was a great day. We could hear MoB as we drove. People closer to the stage told me the sound sucked, but it sounded perfect to me.
18. Tribe Called Quest at Tibetan Freedom Concert, San Francisco: The Foo Fighters had just played to a lukewarm reception and then TCQ came out and it was like a few thousand more people had showed up who were STOKED. The rest of us were like, “Oh. That is the new thing, I guess.” The sun had set on our little indie rock moment.
19. Japanther at PS 1: With Penny Rimbaud. Everyone was running in circles (literally) and dancing, there were dinosaurs and smoke monsters. I believe Matt and Ian both had on track suits.
20. Japanther at Autumn Bowl: Ballet and punk rock in a skate park. Perfect.
21. Japanther at Automotive High: I could list every Japanther show, of course, but they played this show on day after a long tour, talked to the kids and exhorted them to be true and to be creative, and didn’t allow me to help carry equipment.
22. USA is a Monster at trucker shack in Greenpoint: What was the name of the shack? Freezing cold, beer in garbage cans, and sausage sandwiches. Jens hated it so of course I loved every minute.
23. Japanther at the Pool: How could I have forgotten this? Playing in a hidden indoor pool with water ballet accompaniment, crazy fans jumping in the water, and pool lady out of central casting with her clipboard and whistle yelling at everyone.
24. Cheeseburger record release party: I mostly remember this because I brought a bunch of ppl who hadn’t seen Cheeseburger before and was slightly scared of how it would go over. Afterwards everyone was soaked in beer and asking me when they were playing again.
25. Cheeseburger at Trash/Lux/whatever it was called then: It was Superbowl Sunday which somehow made the whole thing even funnier, as there were maybe 10 people there, three of them being me, Crystal and Kim. Joe was all “Hey, sports fans!” I don’t think this was the first Cheeseburger show but it was the first one I went to. I remember being so worried they would suck and then being totally impressed at how good they were. Christy had on some filthy white pants. Also, Joe threw an empty Diet Coke bottle at me and I caught it and felt like a badass.
26. Wrens at Knitting Factory: They were last of 30 bands playing at the benefit, and didn’t go on until maybe 1 am, but they had the biggest crowd. I didn’t even know them then and they were so so so nice, and I just suckered Charles into playing a benefit next month so I love them even more.
27. Naked Highway at Delancey: I think Breakup Breakdown and Julia Marvel had just played downstairs? Whitney and Caitlins’s bday? Jens and Jackie and Lisa and I were the last to leave and we passed a guy singing insanely dirty disco songs to a boombox, with a bubble machine and a dancer. I had flowers that someone had brought me (Denton maybe?) and we threw them at the singer and have been friends ever since! Xo Sy, love you.
28. Breakup Breakdown at closing party for Black Betty: Don’t think this needs to be explained at all.
29. Dealbreaker at Black Betty: The infamous night when Dealbreaker, still the worst band any of us has ever seen, will never be forgotten. At one point the singer jumped off the stage and played a guitar solo for me and I wanted to die. Also significant: I did not kiss Jesse Blockton that night, no matter what he has told you.
30. Todosantos and Mae Shi at Miss B’s in Austin, SXSW 2007: Actually every show I saw there was great, excellent programming from Mr. P.
31. Big Sleep at Studio B: Proved to me once and for all that I hate big shows, even with bands I love.
32. Pat Smear at Bogart’s: Pat had just done his first solo record. He had the words written on a piece of paper and played all the songs really fast, staring down at the words, then he played them all again without singing. I still love that record beyond reason, wish it was on CD. After him, SWA played and I was like what the fuck has happened while I have been at college?
33. Ultimate United Givers of Themes, Philadelphia: My MySpace friends! Who turned out to be Dave’s friends! What a weird little thing that was. I LOVE THIS BAND. They write theme songs to movies that don’t have them. So good, and ou know how I feel about comedy rock.
34. Kills at Bowery Ballroom: Alison Mossheart was throwing up in the bathroom before the show and on stage, which apparently really impresses me. I remember noting Don Bolles was good at this a long time ago.
35. Andrew WK at Two Boots: At that crappy little theater in the East Village, they showed his movie and then at the end part, it is a shot of him playing the piano, and the screen pulled up and he was there playing the piano! Whoa! The kids in front went crazy, it was cute. Afterwards he was signing posters and Tommy went slightly insane and took like 20, saying we could sell them on eBay and we’d be rich! Rich!
36. Ar Duvall in Philly: I was there for a booksigning and they played a show just for me and DW, or at least that is how I remember it in my head. Such a great band.
37. Tusk at that place on Cherokee, what was it called?: Two drummers, the first song (I think) was a Vanilla Ice cover, it was fucking awesome.
38. Maplewood at Knitting Factory: I love canyon rock! Closest I will come to seeing the Flying Burrito Bros.
39. Blood on the Wall somewhere in Dumbo with the Rogers Sisters: This might have been the first Todd P show I ever went to? Really really good stuff from two bands I hadn’t seen or heard before that night.
40. Caroliner Rainbow at Al’s Bar: They were weird, they were hard to listen to, they literally put up walls between them and the audience, and yet: love.
41. Motley Crue at the Whisky a Go Go: I think this was 1980? There had been some roundup in the LA Times about who the best new bands of the year were going to be and John Doe said Motley Crue (I swear), so me and my friend Daria went to see them. As true punks we were of course horrified.
42. Haunted Garage at the Coconut Teaszer: I think I had just moved home, and Nicky Beat and Mike Alvarez and some others were living near me in Hollywood. This was a Thanksgiving Day show which was super awesome. I usually hate Thanksgiving!
43. Guadalcanal Diary at Al’s Bar: This was such a great night. Bec I was with Katy and Skip! Generally I don’t like that REM post-punk genre but they were really good.
44. Jesus Lizard at Jabberjaw: David Yow, naked and bloodied, what more can I say?
45-50–God—all the shows in the desert, all the shows at the train tracks, the ones in basements and in backyards and under the piers.

  • Sheri Barclay likes this.
  • Johnny Napier Hey!…..thanks so much for mentioning “us” on this list Ms. Halpin!!!!!! That’s very kind of you. (;o)
  • Mikki Halpin But of course! You were probably at half of the other shows too!
  • David Brown I’m going to try to even remember 50 shows. It’s an inspiring list.
  • Johnny Napier hee hee hee!….yeah. It was a trip down (faded) memory land to be sure.

    Did not see Nirvana @ J.J. because I had the flu
    (As if that was something that should have stopped me?) and did not see David Y. “naked and bloodied” until a later date (…Metro, Chicago? Can’t remember.) but yes Mikki, I was quite the show hoe at one point in my life.
    Yeah…a bit more then half I’d say!!! (;o)… Read more

    Is that show w/ a “K” in it the KK Null show? If so…I just about shit my draw’s as well watching it! I remember hearing that show all the way up 5th Ave. over there past the Mom and Pops Supermarket and just outside the door at the house where my folks were staying at the time….What?…Like a about a mile down the road from J.J.? Fucker was llllllllloooooo….owww…oowww’d!
    (and amazingly great!)

  • Johnny Napier Nevermind….K K Null is not Muzak Concrete duh.
  • Mikki Halpin I don’t think it was KK Null. AGh I wish I could remember. They were super slow and quiet and Darby wanted to bring sleeping bags. Maybe they werent Music Concrete and I am confusing things.
  • Ruby Karp mikki I’m learning so much about you! i wish i knew you then too!
  • Mikki Halpin half of them are pretty recent
  • Ruby Karp well when we’re old and refusing to be admitted into the nursing homes, we can run away and you can catch me up on all this show-going of your past
  • Crystal Bahmaie these are great stories! that superbowl cheeseburger show was hilarious.

    i assume that number 50 would have been carrying two trays of cupcakes to one of our first shows. hahah.

  • Katy Lain Al’s Bar…those were the days. And wasn’t there an Ethyl Meaplow show at Barney’s Beanery one time? I was a J Geils, too. Your list is an inspiration. I should write down every Weller show I’ve been to, that would be fun.
  • Mikki Halpin Haha if all 50 shows were Weller that would be awesome.

Addendum, December 1, 2013

Reading this back now, have mixed feelings. John is dead. I probably went to more shows with him in my life than anyone except maybe Darby or Katy. He was old school—always watched every band, every song. And he had a wide, wild enthusiasm for music. I miss him.

Shows I would add—the Katrina benefit we did at the Knitting Factory, I think it was 30 bands? On all three stages? That seems insane in retrospect but we did it and it was amazing. The Wrens playing at midnight, Sy Boccari kicking it off on the main stage with Naked Highway….

a poster for a concert. it has a fist holding a microphone and the headline is "Act Local: Rock for Hurricane Relief", then it lists 30 bands, and details on ticket purchases. the concert was January 15, 2006

And the Domino “Friendraiser” concert, Nada Surf and Cheeseburger playing in the rain, next to the factory, on the water, getting the building landmarked in at least one tiny “fuck you” to developers. Vic Thrill, The Wau Wau Sisters, Black Tie Party, and The Hungry March Band also played. Some good pics here.

A poster for a concert, it has a fist holding a microphone, and it says ACT LOCAL DONT DEMO DOMINO, lists a concert "friend raiser"--you get in free if you sign the petition to landmark the factory

And the community center benefit, with Nada Surf, They Might Be Giants, Charles Bissell, and special guest John Roderick. It was my birthday and Ann from the Greenpoint Food Pantry made cakes, there was an all star jam, and I should especially thank TMBG who played on their one night off, and brought their entire stage production, confetti cannons and all, they paid their crew out of pocket and put on an incredible show. Logistically, this show was a nightmare because of the people I was working with and I basically quit any kind of local activism or benefit stuff afterwards to focus on the grant, but it was an excellent end, with local bands playing for a local cause, a lot of love in the room.

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October 21st, 2011

Well the shoes ruin it!



I don’t see how you could even walk a step in those shoes without losing your mind and totally undermining the skirt.

May 14th, 2011

For the Birds

A bird caller--it's a wood tube about an inch long with a screw through the hole and a round handle at one end. You use the handle to twist the screw and it makes squeaky bird sounds

I picked up a bird caller yesterday at the Cooper Hewitt gift shop after visiting the Sonia Delaunay exhibit (more on that later).

It’s just like a bird caller I had when I was little that was the first thing I ever won. I was at the Lawrence Hall of Science with my family and we had just watched a lecture on birds. There was a Q & A afterwards and the lecturer also asked questions and gave prizes to people who got them right. I can’t remember what the question was–something which species practiced a certain behavior, I think.  I said the answer quickly, but quietly, and was drowned out by louder kids saying the wrong answer. Somehow the lecturer heard me or saw me, with my cokebottle glasses and total nerd-dom, and gave me the prize.

I was dumbfounded. I had never won anything and also never been rewarded for being smart. At home it was considered a matter of course, expected but not something that earned compliments or praise. If anything I had to hide it because my brother had some learning challenges and my parents didn’t want him to feel bad. I think this is laudable! But have realized as an adult that it gave me some mixed messages, to say the least. At school being smart was definitely a liability. The first time I ever ditched school was because I had finished reading Carrie faster than a friend and she called me a liar and slapped me.

So the prize was a big deal to me. It took a while to figure out how it worked, but I kept it, on a string, for years and years. Mine was red. This new one is wood-colored but nevertheless makes convincing squeaks and squawks. I’m hanging it on the wall as a reminder to speak up.

May 1st, 2011

From Aberdeen to Zoviet France

EVERY BAND THAT EVER PERFORMED AT JABBERJAW

A

ABERDEEN, ACID KING, ACTION FAMILY, A DAY CALLED ZERO, AIR MIAMI,

ALAN CLAPP AND HIS ORCHESTRA, ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR, ALIEN BOYS, AMINATURE, AMINOR FOREST, ANGEL HAIR, ANTIOCH ARROW, ANTI SCENE, ANUS THE MENACE, THE APPLES IN STEREO, ARCHERS OF LOAF, ASTRID MOTHER, THE ASTRONAUTS, THE AUDIENCE, AZAILA SNAIL,

B

BABYLAND, BAILTER SPACE, BAKAMONO, BARBARA MANNING, BARKMARKET, BASTARD NOISE, THE BATS, BEAN, BECK, BEEKEEPER, BEN LEE, BEST KISSERS IN THE WORLD, BIG DAMN CRAZY WEIGHT, BIG DRILL CAR, BIG SANDY, BIKINI KILL, BLACK ANGELS DEATH SONG, BLACK MARKET FLOWERS, BLACKTOP, BLACK VELVET FLAG, BLAST OFF COUNTRY STYLE, BLITZ SPHERE, BLISTER, BLONDE RED HEAD, BLOW POPBLOOD LIBEL, THE BLOOD THIRSTY BUTCHERS, BLUE BIRD, BLUE TIP, BOB EVANS, BOBSLED, THE BOBBY TEENS, BOILERMAKER, BOMB, THE BOMBORAS, THE BONNET GANG, BORBETO MAGUS, BORIS THE SPRINKLER, BOSS HOG, BOSS MARTIAN, THE BOTTOM FEEDERS, BOY RACER, BOYS LIFE, BRAINIAC, BRATMOBILE, BRICK BAT, BRUTAL JUICE, THE BUCK PETS, BUFORD, BUG LAMP, BULIMIA BANQUET, BUNNY FOOT CHARM, BURLESQUE AFFAIR, BURNING SOFA ..10, BUTTERY GLORY, BUTT TRUMPET, BUXXONATOR, BUZZ,

C

CALAMITY JANE, CANDLEBOX, CANKERSORES, CANNANES, CANOPY, CARBON, CAROLINER RAINBOW, CARS GET CRUSHED, C.B. BARNS, C.C.C.C., CECIL SEASKULL, CELLAR MONKEYS, CHALK CIRCLE, THE CHAMPS, CHARLES BROWN SUPERSTAR, CHAVEZ, CHEESEBURGER, CHERUBS, CHIC EMPOWERMENT PLAN, CHINCHILLA, CHISEL, CHIXDIGIT, CHOKEBORE, CHRIST ON A CRUTCH, THE CHROME CRANKS, CHUMBAWUMBA, CHUNE, CHURN, CITIZEN FISH, CITIZEN UTILITIES, CLAWHAMMER, CLIKITAT IKATOWI, THE COCTAILS, CODIENE, COFFIN BREAK, COLD COLD HEARTS, COME, COMIT GAIN, CONGO NORVELL, THE CORPASS GRINDERS, COPPERHEAD, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, COSMIC PSYCHOS, THE COUNTBACKWARDS, THE COUNTDOWNS, COWS, CRACKERBASH, CRAIN, CRASH WORSHIP, THE CREAMERS, CRIB, THE CRIMINALS, CRISTIE FRONT DRIVE, CROM, CROWN HATE RUIN, CRUMBBOX, CUB, CULT OF EUGENE, CUPID CAR CLUB,

D

DAHLIA SEED, DANA LYNN, DARE DEVIL, DAS CLOWN, DAVID GREY, DAVID KILGOUR, DAZY FLUX, DAZZLING KILLMEN, DEADBOLT, DEAD WHITE AND BLUE, DEAD SURF KISS, DECEPTION BAY, THE DEEDS, DEEP TRACTION, THE DELTA 72, DEMOLITION DOLL RODS, THE DENISON KIMBALL TRIO, DEVIL DOGS, D.F.L., DICKTIT, DIE HAPPY, DIRT CLOD FIGHT, THE DIRTY 3, THE DISASTERS, DISCIPLINE, DISMEMBERMENT PLAN, DISTORTED PONY, DOG STAR, DOLOMITE, DON CABELLERO, THE DONNAS, DOO RAG, DOUG SHEPPARD, DOWN BY LAW, DOS, DRAGON ROJO, THE DRAGS, DRIFT WOOD, DRIVE LIKE JEHU, DUB NARCOTIC SOUND SYSTEM, DUH, DUMPSTER, DURA DELINQUENTS, DUTCHES SE SADE, THE DWARVES, DYNATONES,

E

E-COLI, ED HALL, EDSEL, EGGS, ELEVEN, ELEVENTEEN, ELLIOTT SHARP, ELLIOTT SMITH, EMERY, EMILY SASSY LIME, ENGINE 88, ENGINE KID, ETHYL MEATPLOW, EVERCLEAR, EVERGREEN, EVES PLUM, EXCUSE 17, EXENE CERVENKA, EX VOTO,

F

FAILURE, THE FALLOUTS, THE FAMILY JEWELS, FASTBACKS, THE FELLS, FIFTH COLUMN, THE FIGGS, THE FIREWORKS, FITZ OF DEPRESSION, FISHWIFE, THE FISTICUFFS BLUFF, THE 5,6,7,8’S, THE FIXTURES, THE FIZZY BANGERS, FLOODGATE, FLOP, THE FOR CARNATION, FORESKIN 500, FOUR WAY CROSS, THE FOXATIONS, FRANKLIN BRUNO, FREE KITTEN, THE FRUMPIES, FUCK, THE FUCKING ANGELS, FUDGE FACTORY, FU MAN CHU, FURTHER, F.Y.P.,

G

THE GAIN, THE GAMBLING SOUNDS, GAME FACE, GARDEN VARIETY, GAS HUFFER, GASTRO DEL SOUL, GAUNT, THE GERALDINE FIBBERS, GEKO, G-FORCE, THE GIBSON BROS., GIRLS AGAINST BOYS, THE GITS, GLEE CLUB, GLENN MEADMORE, GLUE, GNOMES OF ZURICH, GODBULLIES, GODFLESH, GOD AND TEXAS, GODHEADSILO, GOD IS MY CO-PILOT, GODPLOW, GO KART, THE GO NUTS, GRAVITY THROTTLE, THE GRATEFUL DEAD KENNEDYS, GREEN APPLE QUICK STEP, GREENDAY, GREEN MAGNET SCHOOL, THE GRIFTERS, THE GROOVIE GHOULIES, GROTUS, THE GROWN UPS, GUIDED BY VOICES, GUITAR WOLF, GUMBALL, GUZZARD,

H

HALF JAPANESE, THE HALO BENDERS, HAMMERBOX, HAMMERHEAD, HAUNTED GARAGE, HAZEL, HEAD, THEE HEADCOATS, HEAD OF DAVID, HEAVENS TO BETSY, HEAVY VEGETABLE, HELIOS CREED, HELLO DISASTER, HELMET, HENRY’S DRESS, THE HENTCHMEN, HENRYS DRESS, HERR K., HI CITY MILES, THE HI-FIVES, HIGHLANDER 2, HILL OF BEANS, HITTING BIRTH, HOLE, THE HOLY ROLLERS, H.P. ZINKER, HUEVOS RANCHEROS, HUGGYBEAR, HUNTINGTON CADS, HYDRAFIST, THE HYPERIONS,

I

IDAHO, IMPALA, THE IMPERIAL BUTT WIZARDS, INCH, INEXTREMOUS,

THE INFECTIONS, THE INSECT SURFERS, THE INVISIBLE MEN, INSULIN REACTION, I OWN THE SKY, I-SPY,

J

JACKASS, JACKBARBER, THE JACK BREWER BAND, JACKKINFE, JACK O NUTS, JALE, JANITOR JOE, JASMINE GROOVE, JAWBOX, JAWBREAKER, J. CHURCH, JENNY TOOMY, JEN WOOD, JESSAMINE, THE JESUS LIZARD, THE JET BOYS, THE JIGSAW SCENE, JIMMY EAT WORLD, JOAN OF ARC, JOHNBOY, JOHNNY LEGAND, JONATHAN FIRE EATER, JON COUGAR CONCENTRATION CAMP, JONESTOWN, THE JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION, JUKE, JUNED, JUNE OF 44, JUNO,

K

KARP, KEROSINE 454, KICKING GIANT, KID CONGO POWERS, KID DYNOMO, KILLDOZER, KILL SYBIL, KITTEN SPARKLES, KNAPSACK, K-PANTS, KREVIS,

L

LA DONNAS, LATEX GENERATION, THE L.A. TIMES, THE LAUGHING HYENAS, LAZY, LAZYTOWN, THE LEAVING TRAINS, THE LEFTIES, THE LEGENDARY JIM RUIZ, LES THUGS, LIDSVILLE, LIKE HELL, LIQUORICE, THE LOCUST, LOIS, LOLI AND THE CHONES, LONG HIND LEGS, LONGSTOCKING, LOOMIS SLOVAK, LORD HUNT AND THE MISSING FINKS, LOS CINCOS, LOUD FAMILY, LOUDSPEAKER, LOVE AS LAUGHTER, LOVE BATTERY, LOVE DEPOSIT, LOVE 666, LOW, LOWERCASE, LOW POP SUICIDE, L7, LUBRICATED GOAT, LUCID NATION, LUCIOUS JACKSON, LUNG, LUNGFISH, LURE, LUTEFISK, LYNC,

M

THE MADONNAWANNABES, MADIGAN, MAGGOT BRAIN, MAGIC PACER, MAGNA POP, MAGPIE, THE MAKERS, THE MAKE-UP, MAN IS THE BASTARD, MAN OR ASTROMAN?, MARY LOU LORD, MASONA, MECCA NORMAL, THE MEICES, MELT BANANA, MELVINS, MENTAL FLOSS, MERZBOW, MIA, MICKY FINN, MIND OVER METAL, MINERAL, MISS 45, MOCKET, MOLESTATION, MOLLY MCGUIRE, THE MONO MEN, MONO ORCHID, MOOG, MORPHINE, THE MOTARDS, THE MOUNTAIN GOATS, MOUSETRAP, MR. T EXPERIENCE, THE MUD WIMIN, THE MUFFS, MULE, MURDER IN EXILE, MY NAME,

N

NASHVILLE PUSSY, NATION OF ULYSSES, THE NECESSARY EVILS, NECTARINE, THE NEED, THE NELS CLINE TRIO, NEUROTONES, NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL, NEW BAD THINGS, NEW BOMB TURKS, NEW RADIANT STORM KING, NIKKI MCCLURE, THE NIP DRIVERS, NIRVANA, NOISE ADDICT, NO KNIFE, THE NOMADS, NORMAN MEYER GROUP, NOTHING PAINTED BLUE, NUMBER ONE CUP, NUZZLE,

O

THE OBLIVIONS, THE OBSESSED, ODD NUMBERS, THE OFFSPRING, OILER, OLIVE LAWN, OLIVIA TREMOR CONTROL, ONE TON, OSWALD 5.0, OVERWHELMING COLORFAST,

P

THE PAIN TEENS, THE PAJAMAS, PALMETTO, PAPA FRITAS, THE PAPER TULIPS, PAT MALEY, PAL WALKER AND THE DIRTIES, PAY THE MAN, PEDRO, MURIAL AND ESTHER, PEE, THE PEE-CHEES, PEG BOY, PERMANENT GREEN LIGHT, PETER JEFFRIES, PHANTOM SURFERS, PHLEG CAMP, PHRANC, PHYSICS, PILE UP, PIPE, PITCHEBLEND, PLAIN, PLAINSFIELD, PLASTIQUE, PLEASURE BOX, PLEXI, PLIMPTON, THE PLUG IN DRUG, THE POLAR GOLDIE CATS, POLVO, PONY, POSSUM DIXON, POSTAL, THE POSTER CHILDREN, THE POTATO MEN, POWERDRESSER, PRESSURHED, PUSSY WILLLOW

Q

THE QUEERS, QUICKSAND, THE QUINCY PUNKS,

R

RAILROAD JERK, RAIN ON FIRE, RADIO WEREWOLF, RECESS, THE RED AUNTS, REDD KROSS, THE RED KRAYOLA, RED RED MEAT, RED STARS THEORY, RED TEMPLE SPIRITS, REFECT, REFECT, THE REGISTRATORS, REIN SANCTION, THE REVERAND HORTON HEAT, REX, RICE, RIG, THE RINGLING SISTERS, THE RIP OFFS, RIZZO, ROCK BAND ..47, ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT, ROCKET SHIP, RODAN, RODGER MANNING, THE ROPERS, ROSEMARYS BILLYGOAT, ROYAL TRUX, RUBY FALLS,

S

SARA SPODEN, SATANS CHEERLEADERS, SATANS PILGRAMS, SATIVA LOVE BOX, SAM I AM, SANDY DUNCANS EYE, SATISFACT, SCENIC VERMONT, SCHROOM UNION, SCREW 32, THE SEEMEN, SEAM, SEESAW, SEASON TO RISK, SEAWEED, SECOND STORY WINDOW, THE SEDUCTIVE, SENSEFIELD, SERVOTRON, 764-HERO, SEVEN YEAR BITCH, SONE, SOMEVELVETSIDEWALK, SOVEREIGN, SEVEN LEAGUE BOOTS, SEX GANG CHILDREN, SHAPESHIFTER, SHINER, SHUDDER TO THINK, SICKO, SISSYBAR, SISTER DOUBLE HAPPINESS, SIX FINGER SATELITE, SIXTEEN (16), SIXTEEN DELUXE, 68 COMEBACK, SIX VOLT SUNBEAM, SKIPLOADER, SKYLAB, SLANT SIX, SLEEP, SLEEPY, SLEETER KINNEY, SLEEPYHEAD, SLIM MOON, SLOAN, SLUG, SMALL FACTORY, SMALL 23, SMART WENT CRAZY, SMOG, THE SMUGGLERS, THE SOFTIES, SOLID EYE, SOLID GOLD, SOMEVELVETSIDEWALK, SOUL COUGHING, SOUL JUNK, SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS, SPACEMEN THREE, SPAIN, SPANAKORZO, SPEAKER DEATH, SPECTRUM, SPECULUM FIGHT, SPENT, SPONGEHEAD, SPORE, SPRINKLER, THE SPINNANES, SPIRIT HOUSE, SPLENDOR, SPOON, THE SPOCK PISTOLS, STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT, STAR FISH, STARLIGHT DESPERATION, STAR PIMP, THE STATICS, S.T.D. 46, STEEL POLE BATHTUB, STEEL TREE, STEELWOOL, STILL LIFE, THE STINKY PUFFS, THE STITCHES, STOP, STRICKLY BALLROOM, SUE FOX, THE SUGAR PLASTIC, SUGAR SMACK, SUGAR TOOTH, THE SUMMER HITS, SUN 60, SUPERKOOLS, SUPERNOVA, SUPERSUCKERS, THE SUPREME DICKS, SURGERY, SEET CREAM U.S.A., SWERVEDRIVER, SWINGING UTTERS,

T

TANNER, TAPEWURM, TAR, TARA KEY, TATTLETALE, TEAM DRESCH, THE TEEN ANGELS, TEENAGE FANCLUB, TEENGENERATE, TERROR TRAIN, THAT DOG, THATS IT, THEATER CARNIVAL, THINKING FELLERS LOCAL UNION, THIRD GRADE TEACHER, THIRD SEX, THIRTY OUGHT SIx (3006), THE THREE D’S, THREE MILE PILOT, TIGER TRAP, TILT, TIMONIUM, TINA AGE 13, THE TITAN, TIT WRENCH, THE THIRD RAIL, THRONES, TIKI MEN, TIM CO., TODAY IS THE DAY, THE TOILING MIDGETS, THE TOMMY KNOCKERS, TOOL, TORTURE CHORUS, TRACK STAR, TRANS AM, TRASH CAN SCHOOL, TRASHWOMEN, TREE PEOPLE, TRENCHMOUTH, TRES FLORES, TRIBE EIGHT, TRIPPIN DAISY, TRI STATE KILL SPREE, THE TROUBLEMAKERS, TRUMANS WATER, TSNAUMI, T-TAURI, TULLY CRAFT, TUMMY ACHE, TUM WATER, THE TUNNELMEN,

U

THE UFOFU’S, THE ULTRAS, TYRANTS IN THERAPY, UNIVERSAL ORDER OF ARMIGEDION, UNREST, UNSANE, UNWOUND, THE UPHILL GARDENERS, URGE OVERKILL,

V

VAGINAL CREME DAVIS, THE VOLUPTUOUS HORROR OF KAREN BLACK, THE VEGAS BEAT, VERTIGO, VERSUS, VERY SHIT STORY, THE V.S.S., VICTOMS FAMILY, VIOLENT GREEN, VISH-GINKS, VITA-PUP, VOODOO GEARSHIFT,

W

WALT MINK, THE WALKABOUTS, THE WARLOCK PINCHERS, THE WARMERS, WAT TYLER, WAX, THE WAYDOWNS, WEATHER BELL, WEEN, WEEZER, WHITE FLAG, WHITE ZOMBIE, WING NUT SUPREME, WITCHY POO, THE WOGGLES, WONDERING LUCY, WOOL, WRECK, WRENS,

X

XORCIST

Y

YATSURA, THE YOUNG DESTROYERS, THE YOUNGINS, THE YOUNG PIONEERS,

Z

ZIP GUN, ZOINKS, ZOVIET FRANCE

Our Michelle is doing great things for the reunion festival, it has even gotten me excited.

May 1st, 2011

I Get Weak in a Glance

shipping containers, GPT, treasure hunts, watt, bookworms, bill cunningham, flaneurs, hikers, the ocean in the winter, humidifiers, miniatures, crime scenes, hydration, hip replacement, mysterious bruises.

headscarves,, underground zoos, custody agreements, the nutcracker, avoiding coffee, the magic penis, and other bad things, shelltoes, the motherfucking south bay, overnighters, work parties, the courtship of eddie’s father, everlast brand shorts, palatino, imovie, direct deposit, getting unstuck, spiral notebooks, paul weller.

bracketology, nooshs, exfoliants, burning bushes, sera, those born under the sign of taurus, repairs, bitters, horizons, godard, bond.

ginger ale, remote controls, fizzy water, rory stewart, burritos, sheikha mayassa, popcorn, mid-century modern, scott scanlon, sweater people, fake blood, ginger, pizza, foot scrubs.

fatoosh, the lockhorns, compression of mortality, blowouts, human-powered aquatics, salt water, kombucha, audrey, the concept of the third cat, and the return of the good old-fashioned date, if only in my head.

yahtzee, gentlemen callers, danny stiles, puffins, flirts, texters, spooners, serenaders, career counselees, a bass player, someone who will hire Josh, aliens, robots, astronauts, deep sea divers, cody and faith’s baby, members of the fritz newman fan club, those who want the pool to be run by the people.

blackberries, puffins, porches, mods, running lines, clean sheets, children’s theatrical productions, papermate medium blacks, sabrina the teenaged witch, incident at loch ness, hoods, pockets, bad haircuts, benefits.

sunscreen, badminton, pizza, jicama, horsehoes, candles, jars, hoses, steve mcqueen, miracle-gro, tour dates, kickball oldtimers league, balm, culottes, built by wendy, heels, defrizzers, croquet, commuters, asbury, grapefruit, invasion, coney.

dance parties of one, bilf, long distance romance and long distance friendship, breathing, biofeedback, the international table, jen’s dv camera, location scouting, dave gomez, wristguards, belts, puff skirts, slowriders.

protein bars, the erotomania of others, adria dawn, hats, internal cleansing, candy, vacuums, midnight movies, puttering, vegan baked goods, blowdryers, ab work, ice sculptures, kits, hasbeens, invoicing, master criminals, the delusion of self-knowledge, portland’s z100, cellphone plans, harry mathews, every day vs everyday, exposure through art, polish rock, spirulina, measuring things with my history ruler, abortion rights, nausea medication, musical numbers, tax attorneys, razorcuts.

the clash between love and hope, amateur cat movies, carnival of souls, flat shoes, courreges, hair color, louis althusser, the post office, cutting energy bills, eating vegetables, height, shell art, lamp bases, clumsy liars, scroker, being the 8th caller, tube socks, digitizing vinyl, the irs, sledding.

Found this old list of interests, most of which still apply.

Also Debbie Gibson–KAREN CARPENTER MUCH, AMIRITE?