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cbertsch
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Passed Over
You'd be amazed how often the good shows scheduled for Tucson get cancelled. Unless, of course, you live here. I knew the minute I read the headline this morning that I would find disappointment behind the cut:
That's part of the reason I decided to go see the Arctic Monkeys. Any band from another continent willing to play two concerts in this state and then actually show up deserves some respect. As it turned out, their set far surpassed my modest expectations too. So you should see them, if you have the chance. And should Bonde do Role come back to the States as promised, let me know what they're like, because the odds are slim that their make-up tour will stop in Tucson. Remember that Wilco show at The Rialto cancelled when Jeff Tweedy went into rehab?

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From: e4q Date: September 27th, 2007 04:04 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
well if it is any consolation someone on my flist says they are going to seattle to see the tiger lilies.

i turned a nasty shade of
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 27th, 2007 04:25 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
It's hard to beat Seattle as a place to see shows. New York gets more. But the venues are larger and feel more crowded.

Nice "jealous" BTW!
From: e4q Date: September 27th, 2007 04:40 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
i like the idea of it. i feel that i want to just absent myself and start a new life somewhere clean. seattle sounds clean and fresh and imagine starting the new runaway life seeing the tiger lilies?

i am feeling snow and pines.



and. yum.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 27th, 2007 05:42 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
But very overcast still, despite global warming. Do you do better in humid circumstances or dry ones?
From: e4q Date: September 27th, 2007 06:00 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
actually, dry.

although i love the seaside, even london is too thundery for me, precipitating migraine, and don't get me started on breathing or rheumatism or whatnot. dryish and still suits my body if not my mind. i know you have the breathing issues too. what would be your ideal weather, body wise?
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 27th, 2007 06:23 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
The best I've ever felt was Charleston, South Carolina in June. Near the ocean. Humid and hot, but with a salty breeze perceptible.

I do pretty well in Seattle, too. But household mold, very common there, is a problem for me. Even the San Francisco Bay Area is a little too dry for me. People think fog = humidity, but the truth is that there's fog when the moisture can't diffuse into humidity. That's why the rainless portions of southern Peru and northern Chile, in the Atacama desert, have fog from the chilly ocean currents and not precipitation.

Anyway, I'd probably do well to switch places with you. Do you want to move to Tucson?
From: e4q Date: September 27th, 2007 06:50 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

household mold

bad for me too.

i think tucson would suit me.

my flat is dry, anyway, so no mold. and you would love all the culcha.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 27th, 2007 07:11 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: household mold

We have plenty of cultura here, but not much culcha!
From: e4q Date: September 27th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: culcha

(from what i remember, anyway, i might as well live out in the boonies for the amount of culcha i do...)
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 27th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: culcha

That's what the telly is for!
From: e4q Date: September 27th, 2007 07:49 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: telly

is a good thing. underrated.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 28th, 2007 01:58 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: telly

In the UK, at least. And if you get HBO and Showtime here.
From: e4q Date: September 28th, 2007 06:17 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: telly

people diss tv, but it has come a long way. if i lived at another time or place being ill, or come to that having kids would be very different, do you get good kids tv? here they have 3 channels all to themselves and the programming is extraordinary - post sesame street in the first instance, and then telly tubbies here - stuff for really young kids seems great, and far less grating for adults!
there is a new one called in the night garden which seems really lovely http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/tv/2007/07/my_names_peter_and_im_addicted.html

cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 28th, 2007 02:01 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: telly

Interesting show. We do get pretty good children's television, actually. Skylar rarely watches it, but that's because it's on when she's at school or her after-school program. On those rare days when she's home on a weekday, she watches public television.

Part of the reason that telly-viewing is hard here for adults who lack the special channels like HBO is that the shows come on at weird times, more specifically, dinner time. Because of the time zone we're in. Everything is oriented toward the Boston-Atlanta corridor.
From: e4q Date: September 28th, 2007 03:20 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: telly

weird! at least our tv is designed for our timezone. not that i am, necessarily. did you get to see carnivale? that was made by HBO. we didn't get it here, but i saw it on dvd and it was fabulous.
celebrian_3 From: celebrian_3 Date: September 27th, 2007 04:04 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I missed both opportunities to see the Arctic Monkeys, owing to my more pressing need to see The New Pornographers.

::sigh:: You can't catch them all.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 27th, 2007 04:27 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
The New Pornographers are more important to me too. That's why I bought that ticket in advance. But I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the Arctic Monkeys, despite being exhausted and with still-ringing ears.
From: willwhit Date: September 27th, 2007 05:37 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I'm back, baby.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 27th, 2007 05:41 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Thank goodness. I keep going to bars looking for you, but to no avail.
fermi_daza From: fermi_daza Date: September 27th, 2007 08:49 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
DAMN! Why is it that the Tucson shows always get canceled? Do we just suck as a music supporting community?

The most recent cancellations that pissed me off the most were Voxtrot at Plush (yeah, I know they ended up playing at Rialto with Arctic Monkeys but I wanted to see them at a smaller venue) and Ben Kweller at Solar Culture/Congress.

There was a nice interview with Bonde Do Role in the most recent issue of CMJ New Music Monthly (can't afford the weekly anymore!) and I was looking forward to the show.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 27th, 2007 10:39 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I think Tucson is regarded as a pretty good music-supporting community. We just happen to be a smaller market that can only be accessed via a long drive from L.A. or S.D. or a much longer drive from Austin.
From: ex_benlinus Date: September 29th, 2007 04:28 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I was just reminded about the Melvins show at Plush on the 22nd. I might have to buy my tix today.
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