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04:27 pm - Snow! Paul and Storm and Jonathan Coulton! Kyle is funny! I am posting!
Weather, you are so fired.

Yes, for those of you reading my journal from balmier, more temperate parts of the world (New York, Ottawa, Siberia...), Wisconsin has been getting a lot of snow over the last couple of weeks. It hasn't really been a huge quantity, but there have been several different snowfalls, which means more of the Three Ss: Shoveling, Scraping, and Swearing while sliding sideways down the interstate. Fun.

In other news, work is so busy right now that I don't have time to take a crap anymore, and have adjusted my pants accordingly. I've been stealing my jokes from Leisure Suit Larry Six.

Apart from the weather, there's nothing major going on with me. I went to the Majestic Theater on Friday the 7th to see Jonathan Coulton. It's the first time I've been in the Majestic since it was a nightclub, and it looks great. The new owners have done a wonderful job of retaining the original character of the old theater. I hope they have their act together and can make it profitable, because it's a very cozy and attractive venue right now.

And hey, what a fantastic show. The opening act was Paul and Storm, which was an amazingly good pairing. Jonathan Coulton, for those unfamiliar (hi mom and dad!) is a folk rock musician whose songs lean toward geekier subjects (the Mandelbrot set, zombies, Pluto's moon...). Paul and Storm used to belong to an acappella group called DaVinci's Notebook (now defunct), and are mostly known for doing comedy news pieces on The Bob and Tom Show. I could hold that against them, but I s'pose they've gotta eat. Both acts hold similar appeal, but I don't think there's much fanbase overlap, so I imagine that both have more fans than they did on Friday afternoon.

Shortly into Paul and Storm's set, I ran into defaultlisa, poriginal, mlitiagrl, and our friend Josh who may or may not have a livejournal, and ended up sitting with them. At one point, r3507, who was sitting in his old Rocky Horror balcony seat upstaged Paul and Storm for about 40 seconds, and I think I saw rob_matsushita, though I'm not sure. In other words, everybody was there, and if either act comes back to Madison, I expect to see you there, too.

Now all we have to do is get Corn Mo to come back.
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: The Ambitious Orchestra with Corn Mo -- Maybe Tonight

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From:the_tick27
Date:December 13th, 2007 09:03 am (UTC)
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Rock the Corn Mo
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From:sacredspud
Date:December 13th, 2007 04:42 pm (UTC)
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Ooh, I think you'll like Mr. Coulton. Good songs to start on are Code Monkey, Re: Your Brains, Chiron Beta Prime, and Ikea -- I think those are the ones that tend to drag people in. You can stream them all from his downloads store.
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From:fuzzyinthehead
Date:December 13th, 2007 04:36 pm (UTC)
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Damn it all. I heard about the Jonathan Coulton show the day before and couldn't arrange to go. Damn. Sounds like it was a fun time. And I missed Dork Side of the Moon. Sonofabitch.

In other news, Nick and I are crazy scary busy what with the second jobs and all. Is there a day after New Year's when you'd like to get together.
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From:sacredspud
Date:December 13th, 2007 04:40 pm (UTC)
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You didn't miss Dork Side of the Moon, but this is the last weekend (I was wrong when I gave you dates). I would have called you, but I didn't end up going because I've been crazy busy, too. I DO plan on going on Friday (tomorrow), possibly with Keith, if you're interested. Saturday's not good because there's an unannounced offBeat show going on. I should probably post about that...
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From:fuzzyinthehead
Date:December 13th, 2007 05:14 pm (UTC)
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We're heading up to visit my parents this weekend. So I can't go tomorrow either. Blech.

Hey, is there any way to get an offBeat CD other than through the website. Jason is interested in purchasing one and it seems a little silly to have it shipped.
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From:sacredspud
Date:December 13th, 2007 05:46 pm (UTC)
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Well crap.

Anyway, yes, I can get you a CD. I have a bunch of 'em.
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From:fuzzyinthehead
Date:December 13th, 2007 10:00 pm (UTC)
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Just let me know how much and I'll get the cash from Jason. I'd like to get it to him soon-ish, but he knows that I'm not exactly available lately.
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From:r3507
Date:December 13th, 2007 07:33 pm (UTC)
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Well, I only think I upstaged them because they decided to make a joke about me upstaging them.

Although I did have to fight the temptation to make people refer to me as "Il Duce."
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From:sacredspud
Date:December 13th, 2007 07:34 pm (UTC)
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You'll always be my Il Duce, Kyle.

I'm not sure what I mean by that.
Snow! Paul and Storm and Jonathan Coulton! Kyle is funny! I am posting! - Garmonbozia for the soul.

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