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Date: Sun, 08 May 2005 23:50:48 -0000
From: hawnaytroof <email@example.com>
Subject: [hawnaytroof] HAWNAY TROOF FULL U.S. TOUR WITH STEREO TOTAL/ NEW DOUBLE LP
HAWNAY TROOFS NEW DOUBLE RECORD, "DOLLAR + DEED", IS FINISHED! IT
WILL BE RELEASED OCTOBER 2004 ON RETARD DISCO AND WILL BE FOLLOWED BY
A FULL U.S. TOUR PROBABLY WITH BARR!!!
HAWNAY TROOF GOT INVITED AS THE OPENING ACT ON STEREO TOTAL'S
UPCOMING U.S. TOUR. SO DUH, ITS ON!! MOST OF THESE HAS WIERD AGE
RESTRICTION THINGS, SO U SHOULD CHECK BEFORE GOING!!!
THANKS AND MUCH LOVE,VC
w/ Stereo Total (ALL)
Les Georges Leningrad (11.05.-21.05.)
11.05.2005 USA-New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
12.05.2005 USA-Boston, MA - TT The Bears
13.05.2005 CDN-Montreal, PQ - Cabaret Theatre
14.05.2005 CDN-Montral, PQ - Cabaret Theatre
15.05.2005 CDN-Toronto, ONT - Lee's Palace
16.05.2005 CDN-London, ONT - Call The Office
17.05.2005 USA-Columbus, OH - Little Brothers
18.05.2005 USA-Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
19.05.2005 USA-Chicago, IL - Abbey Pub
20.05.2005 USA-Milwaukee, WI - Onopa Brewing Company
21.05.2005 USA-Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock
23.05.2005 USA-Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
24.05.2005 CDN-Vancouver, BC - Richards On Richards
25.05.2005 USA-Portland, OR - Berbati's Pan
26.05.2005 USA-San Francisco, CA - Bimbo's 365 Club
28.05.2005 USA-Los Angeles, CA - Knitting Factory Hollywood
29.05.2005 USA-San Diego, CA - Casbah
AND SOME NON STEREO TOTAL SHOWS::::
22.6.2005 USA- LOS ANGELES- KNITTING FACTORY
28.7.2005 USA- SAN FRANCISCO- RICKASHAW STOP (18+ I THINK)
If you need me, I'll be doing one of the following things:
1. Practicing with The Hidden Mitten or one of the other musical projects that I've talked about starting up with one or more of you.
2. Doing my part as the Athletic Director of the Live Band Karaoke Bar League Kickball Team, known as Lick Ball Kickball (subject to change).
3. Enjoying the summer.
6. Some/all of the above.
Contact information for me is in my profile.
RIP Bass Wolf
I know you wanna do it
You know I wanna do it too
Out here on the dance floor
We can make sandwiches
You can be the bun
And I can be the burger girl
I know you wanna do it
We can make sandwiches
So make your thighs like butter, easy to spread
And we can make sandwiches
Out here on the dance floor
Come on we can do it
We can make sandwiches
[CHICAGO] LET'S PLAY FIND THE HIDDEN MITTEN!
Play our game! It is teh awesome!!!11
We've quietly hidden five mittens at the
GALLERY CABARET, located at
2020 N. OAKLEY. The game starts promptly around
10PM SATURDAY, MARCH 12. There is (probably)
NO COST to play this game.
For more information, there are more details here.
PS: Tell your friends to play, too.
WTF? K got me a $20 certificate to Reckless for Valentine's.
If you can explain why my cheating ex did this, please call.
I finally caught up with my friends list reading... from last weekend.
In other news, my now-ex-girlfriend is moving out at the end of February. I have a feeling these may be long weeks.
Note: This post was written 1/3/05 on a notepad. I've finally gotten a chance to type it out.
There is a time out...
...on the field.
Thus endeth my whirlwind weekend, sitting high in the northwest corner of Soldier Field (more affectionately identified as "the spaceship that landed in the coliseum.") My dad won a pair of tickets a few months back at a trade show; he opted for a little father-son bonding time to sweeten the prize. But that's how my New Year's weekend ended, watching the Bears lose one last time this season, followed by dinner with the rest of the family included at my parents' favorite Mexican restaurant in my neighborhood.
Thursday afternoon was the start of my extended weekend, and I ended up spending the afternoon on Michigan Ave, window-shopping while K and a coworker shopped at some little hole-in-the-wall store for 3 hours or so. Followed that up with a stop at home to pick up Em and C, and we were off to gorge ourselves at Flattop Grill before we all headed down to Mother's for the last night of their month-long live band karaoke contest.
The highlights of karaoke included singing, drinking, watching all the tickets of people that either weren't there or didn't fill the ticket out get dropped to the floor, more drinking and, oh yes, more singing right before the second drawing of the night.
Before I get too far ahead of myself, the first drawing, for a guitar, was held during the band's regularly scheduled break, about halfway through the night. Lo and behold, someone I knew hadn't been part of this karaoke contest before that Thursday ended up winning that guitar: Em. Many congratulations go out to her for winning.
As it turned out, I ended up singing the last song before the second drawing was held, this time for a Mini-Harley (more commonly known as one of those non-street legal scooters.) Amid much fanfare, drinking, and a considerably smaller number of invalid tickets, my name came up as the winner of the Mini-Harley! The WonderTwins have swept the competition! The rest of the evening can be summed up in two short words: more drinking.
Friday turned out to be a marathon of packing, going over to G's house to pack my stuff, more packing at home, and a 5 hour drive to St. Louis for New Year's. Once again, a very FTL New Year's, with a pieced-together sound system, virtually free-flowing alcohol, copious amounts of dancing, and rampant nudity. Now, do you think that we can pull of a party of that magnitude here in Chicago for '06? I think it may involve renting either a loft or a venue to pull off something that fun and impressive.
Burnt eggs and a slow repacking later, and K and I were headed back home Saturday afternoon. The 5 hour cut across Illinois became a nine hour scenic trip, with the addition of a side trip to World Famous Big Al's in Peoria added to the itinerary to try to wait out the heavy fog and rain. We ended up not getting home until 2:30AM.
I've got a whole post in me, it's just the matter of finding the time to type it all out. It's a big one, including a Mini-Harley, naked Marines, and RHPS-style calls and responses at Soldier Field.
I caught The 18.104.22.168's as the soundtrack for a commercial last night. I think it was for one of those "cheap vacations" companies.
Edit: It was for vonage.com. I saw the commercial again.
Got stuff for Xmas. Woo.
Didn't get a new president like I asked for, though...
I "accidentally" drank dioxin to garner the sympathy vote! Ha!
Top Ten of 2004:
1. The Mae Shi Terrorbird (5 Rue Christine)
2. Mahjongg Machinegong EP (Cold Crush)
3. The Eternals Out of Proportion EP (Antifaz)
4. Deerhoof Milkman (5 Rue Christine)
5. The Coctails Popcorn Box (Carrot Top)
6. Neung Phak s/t (Abduction)
7. The Advantage s/t (5 Rue Christine)
8. Les Georges Leningrad Sur Les Traces de Black
9. Bloc Party s/t EP (Dim Mak)
10. No Doctors ERP Saints EP (No Sides)
1. Mahjongg Machinegong EP (Cold Crush)
2. The Eternals Out of Proportion EP (Antifaz)
3. The Coctails Popcorn Box (Carrot Top)
4. No Doctors ERP Saints EP (No Sides)
5. Vee Dee Further (Criminal IQ)
Tonight at the Abbey Pub!
WLUW and Criminal IQ present the End of the World Christmas Party
MIDWEST RUMBLE (Chicago ladies wrestling!)
doors at 8:30PM
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 2WD
For all of my politically-minded friends, I recommend you hook yourself up with neutron_x's journal. Seriously.
Here is the latest post of his, dealing with Keith Olbermann and possible voter fraud.
More reposted information, this time from neutron_x...
(This is not behind a livejournal cut for a reason.)
This chart makes the trend obvious. Look at the states with paper ballots and
audit trails, the exit polls accurately predicted the vote results. Which were overwhelmingly for Kerry
Now, look at the states using electronic machines, the vote results were overwhemlingly in favor of Bush.
And buck the polling trends.
Just some stuff I found on the internet and am reposting for my friends-list enjoyment:
Ten Reasons Not to Move to Canada
by Sarah Anderson
Ready to say screw this country and buy a one-way ticket north? Here are some reasons to stay in the belly of the beast.
1. The Rest of the World. After the February 2003 antiwar protests, the New York Times described the global peace movement as the world's second superpower. Their actions didn't prevent the war, but protestors in nine countries have succeeded in pressuring their governments to pull their troops from Iraq and/or withdraw from the so-called "coalition of the willing." Antiwar Americans owe it to the majority of the people on this planet who agree with them to stay and do what they can to end the suffering in Iraq and prevent future pre-emptive wars.
2. People Power Can Trump Presidential Power. The strength of social movements can be more important than whoever is in the White House. Example: In 1970, President Nixon supported the Occupational Safety and Health Act, widely considered the most important pro-worker legislation of the last 50 years. It didn't happen because Nixon loved labor unions, but because union power was strong. Stay and help build the peace, economic justice, environmental and other social movements that can make change.
3. The great strides made in voter registration and youth mobilization must be built on rather than abandoned.
4. Like Nicaraguans in the 1980s, Iraqis Need U.S. Allies. After Ronald Reagan was re-elected in 1984, progressives resisted the urge to flee northwards and instead stayed to fight the U.S. governments secret war of arming the contras in Nicaragua and supporting human rights atrocities throughout Central America. Iraq is a different scenario, but we can still learn from the U.S.-Central America solidarity work that exposed illegal U.S. activities and their brutal consequences and ultimately prevailed by forcing a change in policy.
5. We Can't Let up on the Free Trade Front. Activists have held the Bush administration at bay on some issues. On trade, opposition in the United States and in developing countries has largely blocked the Bush administrations corporate-driven trade agenda for four years. The President is expected to soon appoint a new top trade negotiator to break the impasse. Whoever he picks would love to see a progressive exodus to Canada.
6. Barack Obama. His victory to become the only African-American in the U.S. Senate was one of the few bright spots of the election. An early opponent of the Iraq war, Obama trounced his primary and general election opponents, even in white rural districts, showing he could teach other progressives a few things about broadening their base. As David Moberg of In These Times puts it, "Obama demonstrates how a progressive politician can redefine mainstream political symbols to expand support for liberal policies and politicians rather than engage in creeping capitulation to the right."
7. Say so long to the DLC. Barry Goldwater suffered a resounding defeat when he ran for president against Lyndon Johnson in 1964, but his campaign spawned a conservative movement that eventually gained control of the Republican Party and elected Ronald Reagan in 1980. Progressives should see the excitement surrounding Dean, Kucinich, Moseley Braun, and Sharpton during the primary season as the foundation for a similar takeover of the Democratic Party.
8. 2008. President Bush is entering his second term facing an escalating casualty rate in Iraq, a record trade deficit, a staggering budget deficit, sky-high oil prices, and a deeply divided nation. As the Republicans face likely failure, progressives need to start preparing for regime change in 2008 or sooner. Remember that Nixon was re-elected with a bigger margin than Bush, but faced impeachment within a year.
9. Americans are Not All Yahoos. Although I wouldn't attempt to convince a Frenchman of it right now, many surveys indicate that Americans are more internationalist than the election results suggest. In a September poll by the University of Maryland, majorities of Bush supporters expressed support for multilateral approaches to security, including the United States being part of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (68%), the International Criminal Court (75%), the treaty banning land mines (66%), and the Kyoto Treaty on climate change (54%). The problem is that most of these Bush supporters weren't aware that Bush opposed these positions. Stay and help turn progressive instincts into political power.
10. Winter. Average January temperature in Ottawa: 12.2°F.