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Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Chappy Chanukah!

Hey folks. Sorry about the complete and utter lack of posts the other day. The Giants left me too sad to move my fingers.

The hipster tag sale at Tonic this past Sunday was clearly more heat than light. Lots of crappy homemade jewelry, some crappy homemade baby clothes, sock puppets, and a collection of used CDs from OM that found them seriously cleaning house. Fortunately, nothing was more than 4 dollars. The only thing I purchased was an unopened copy of Amateur Night In the Big Top which was the considerably maligned Shaun Ryder (ex-Happy Mondays) solo project released last year. I didn't even realize it had been released in the States. It was universally hated by the usually forgiving U.K. press, and it's not hard to see why. A collection outdated beats over Ryder's now completely unintelligible warblings (akin to that of a stroke victim), it's not worth listening to more than once. It also only cost me two dollars.

This Hannukah is shaping up to be a rather musical one indeed. Thursday night will find SoF in attendance at night 3 of Yo La Tengo's "Hannukahpalooza" at Maxwells in Hoboken. Despite having been purchasing rock music on a fairly regular basis since the age of 12, only recently have I become enamored with YLT. Better late than never. The Hannukah shows are supposedly a little different than the average YLT shows....lots of rarities and guest appearances from comedians and whatnot. I'll just be happy to hear a few songs off of I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One and "Double Dare" off of Painful. I'll be the dude in the Al Leiter jersey.

Night 5 of Hannukah finds SoF at the Bowery for a Ted Leo and the Pharmacists gig. Ted's not Jewish, but his onstage enthusiasm could light a menorah from hundreds of miles away.

But the 8th, final, and easily most crazy night will be taking place at the Hammerstein Ballroom for Los Pixies. Also no Jews in that band, although there's so many members of opening act Broken Social Scene that they probably have a Heeb in there somewhere.


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