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Damn, I am super behind again. Several weeks ago now, C took me to see Infected Mushroom for my birthday. Despite them opening the doors nearly an hour late (since the first opening group was really late for sound checks) the evening was a ton of fun. We had gotten there really and had a great spot near the stage.

I was not a huge fan of the opening group's stuff though they were clearly having fun, which helped.

I did really like the 2nd guy in the line-up though. His name is Randy Seidman, and you can check out his stuff on his webpage if you are interested. Mostly he seems to do house with some trance. Apparently he is actually the tour manager for Infected Mushroom as well, so he plays with them a lot. I honestly would go to a club just to see him though.

Infected Mushroom was as expected awesome, though the crowd got really asinine. Fortunately I had C to help carve out some space. One altercation in particularly nearly came to blows. Crazy! We left before their set was quite over due to the late start and the fact that we had taken public transport.

Yay! Lots of fun though. I also rediscovered that I am too out of shape to be dancing 4 hours without hurting the next day, but hey it was awesome to be out doing it.


Jul. 14th, 2009 10:03 am
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From [ profile] salvbard: it is like ICP for little kids.
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Go. Listen.

previously posted by [ profile] moderngypsy on Ravelry


Apr. 17th, 2008 08:44 am
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Thank goodness for all the knit-bloggers or I would never have found Magnatune. Has anyone else found any treasures there? My favorites at the moment are Beth Quist and Junoon.
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Does anyone have any interest in going to see Draco and the Malfoys, and Harry and the Potters friday? They will be in Harvard Square, and the event is free. More info can be found here.
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from [ profile] tpau:

Actual lyrics in case anyone cares

Last Week

Oct. 23rd, 2006 02:06 pm
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Last week was sort of uneventful for the most part, as I had been taking it a bit slow. I did mention to get 2 things done in particular though.

I stopped by Tab's school to get some contact information and got grabbed to help out with their school bank. The kids can deposit or withdraw money once a week, and it was the sign up date for the first graders, so they needed some extra help. Kuddos to the PTO people. It was insane. Over $2500 was deposited alone, and all of the numbers had to be checked and double checked before it was over. I can't imagine doing it on a regular basis.

Another highlight was that I dragged myself to Choir rehearsal for the first time in ages. I had forgotten how good I feel after I go. In addition to the normal pieces that we are doing for services, we are working on several pieces from Mozart's Requiem. I love these pieces so much! Between the instrumental and vocal parts, the music is sounded phenomenal.
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Feeling a bit lonely, I have found myself listening to more podcasts while I am out here in Wisconsin. A lot of these artists are still fairly new and have made their music available as podsafe music.

Adrina Thorpe
Josh Woodward
New London Fire
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On the recommendation of [ profile] anotherjen Tab and I decided last minute to see Billy Jonas. We were one of the last few to get tickets before they sold out that show. He does a really good show, and we had a blast! Unlike most family/children's music I found that I could genuinely enjoy it. The tunes and rythms are catchy, and the subject matter can lead to some great conversation. Tab got the What Kind of Cat Are You? CD and has been listening to it on repeat since.

A cappella

Jun. 8th, 2005 10:56 pm
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I spent the evening belatedly celebrating my sisters birthday. We did dinner and went to Acapella Fest, a local a cappella concert. Hyannis Sound was there as usual, along with The Cape Cod Surftones and a less formal group called "Men in Harmony" or some such.

I was very glad to see Hyannis Sound, if only to catch up with so many familiar faces. My sister and I have so many friends and memories from the local vocal music community, this was a wonderful way to spend some time together and jointly celebrate our close birthdays. We even saw a friend from high school, Rob who is a new member (a big congratulations to him). In getting the new CDs that I was lacking I realized that I am old school to them. (The guy who sold me the CDs didn't know the names of my favorite albums or what they looked like since he had never seen them.) All of the people I first knew from the group when I discovered them 6 years ago have moved on though. All the faces look so new and young now. They still have incredible music thoughm and many of their alumni write their current music still. I would love to hire this group to do my wedding someday.

Of the CDs they have put out I am only missing 2 ("Annual Bootleg Volume 1" because they sold out of them before I could get it, "Aged 10 Years" because it was just a remastered version of old stuff, oh and "Route 6" which comes out on the 20th so doesn't really count). My favorite song to date was released in 1999 on the "On The Beach" album: Heaven On Their Minds. I love this musical, but that version of the song is by far the best I have ever heard. It literally gives me goosebumps every time I hear it.

I picked up "Annual Bootleg Volume 2" and "Cape Standard Time" so if I can convince [ profile] kracktek to get me some speakers (hint, hint) then I will be listening to them a bunch the next couple of days.
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Somehow I managed to get triple booked last night. The graduate student BBQ was running all evening. A coworker of Roger's was going to have some of her band's music played at the B&D Ball at Manray. Unfortunately I was able to go to neither of these since I had already made plans months ago to Ani.

I went to the Ani show with some friends from high school that I have stayed close with. Fortunately the Orpheum Theatre is small enough that there really aren't any terrible seats. My friend J. and I were up pretty high due to when we got our tickers. The show was pretty good. I had a good time, but wish she had done a little less from the newest album, simply because I am not really that familiar with it. Over the course of 2 hours she played a grand total of 2 songs that I recognized. Other than that though the energy was great and I had a good time. I was really starting to drag by the end of the evening though; I am getting old. I got home a little past midnight and just collapsed into bed. And you wonder why I never get out...
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Roger and I had been planning to go to the New England Metal And Hardcore Festival this year. Somehow though I didn't get around to purchasing the tickets once I found out Corey couldn't go. So on a whim I checked to see if tickets were still available, and they are. Problem is that when I checked to make sure that Nightwish would still be playing on saturday, they weren't listed there. In fact according to their website, they are not playing anywhere in the US for a while. Now I am very glad I didn't buy tickets when they first came out, because they were being listed at the time. I wonder what happened.
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When I was filing some bills last night, I went through my files to clean out obsolete materials. I was quite delighted to find my stash of old sheet music (from 8 years of chorus, 3 years of SEMSBAs, and church choir). I hadn't thought of some of these songs in years. Now I want to find a piano (I think there is one in the Adekman Building that students can use) to play out the parts. The funny thing about this find is that I was just thinking about how much I missed singing regularly with a group because of a recent post by [ profile] queenofhalves.
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I had a wonderful evening out with Roger. We started off going to the Beezlebub concert. As always they were wonderful. The Dartmouth Decibelles on the other hand were merely mediocre which was sad. It really bothers me that nearly all of the female acapella groups have the same exact repetoire, but then again I guess if you are not arranging your own music then there is a lot more variety in accapella sheet music for male groups.

Then when we were leaving the concert we caught part of the Semi Annual Naked Quad Run. (One girl had on very cute leg warmers.) Which leads me to a few observations about the percentage of women who remove pubic hair as opposed to the same for men.

We went to P.F. Chang's for dinner. The food was very good, as always. My fortune read "You have the rare ability to recognize ability in others." Roger's said "You will never be last in line, you will always excel."
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The Beezlebubs, one of the Tufts University acapella groups, are having a concert today and tomorrow. There will also be 3 other local acapella groups including the MIT Muses. Cost is $6 at the door. Further information is available below. Let me know if anyone else is interested in going.

Winter Show
Goddard Chapel, Tufts University
Thursday, December 9, 9:30 PM &
Friday, December 10, 7:00 PM
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Well it is black friday, but I only bought one thing and it wasn't a Christmas/Yule gift. Actually it was for me. A while back when I went to visit my sister, we went to Incantations. In the story they were playing a CD that I instantly fell in love with. It is titled Lady Moon by Kellianna. I have found myself humming these songs for days at a time, although I had only heard them once. This woman is incredibly talented, and I can't say enough good things about her. So I am happily sitting at home listening, trying to convince myself that I really want to grade some Material Science homeworks.


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