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Posts made in November, 2007

Ed Lin Vs Mark Ruffalo

Posted by on Nov 18, 2007 in Celebrities, Ed | 3 comments

Ed Lin Vs Mark Ruffalo

So on Friday I went to go check out what turned out to be a not-very-interesting play. Yet there was some intriguing drama — co-starring me and very capable actor Mark Ruffalo. Let me just say from the outset that I’m a fan of Ruffalo’s work. He was great in You Can Count on Me and more recently, Zodiac. In any case, while the audience was still arriving before the show, I had my nose in my program. Because I was close to the aisle, I had to stand up a few times to let...

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Cavestomp 2007, Third Night

Posted by on Nov 5, 2007 in Music | 1 comment

Cavestomp 2007, Third Night

Third night, here we go! It’s your MC, Lenny (“It’s a Nugget if you dug it!”) Kaye! Up first, The Hall Monitors, from DC. Note female guitar player to the right. She becomes the first female in the festival to sing lead on a song. The Hall Monitors have issued a pass for a special guest: Eddie Angel from Los Straitjackets! Adding Eddie brings hot licks to this band, which is ambitious, but wasn’t really there yet, musically, for me. Great energy,...

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Cavestomp 2007, Second Night

Posted by on Nov 4, 2007 in Music | 0 comments

Cavestomp 2007, Second Night

Well, if you’ve never been to the night spot Warsaw in Brooklyn, you’ve probably never had one of these (a kielbasa sandwich) during a 60s garage band show (people love pictures of food in blogs): I missed taking a picture of the first band, The Higher State from England, but they were an OK, not particularly tight psych-influenced four piece. Extra points for the closing freakout, though. Next up was The Urges from Dublin. Kinda like an Axl Rose-fronted Stones, and a bit...

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Cavestomp 2007, First Night!

Posted by on Nov 3, 2007 in Music | 4 comments

Cavestomp 2007, First Night!

I’m a big-time fan of The Back From the Grave/Garage Punk Unknowns/Nuggets 60s garage rock reissues/bootlegs, so I was overjoyed to see The Cavestomp back in action! (I was at the last one in 2001, also!) Well, not a lot to write here, because the human connection with music predates language (our ancestors sang notes to communicate with each other before words were established), but hell, just go listen to The Sonics now now now! No one is more ready for Cavestomp 2007 than this guy...

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