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November 18, 2003

And looking very relaxed… Electrolite postings may have been few and thin lately, but you can see Whisperado, featuring me on guitar and (new feature!) backing vocals, this coming Thursday, November 20, 7 PM at The C-Note, 157 Avenue C at 10th Street, New York City. Experience the big-beat sounds of Brooklyn’s most electrifying pop combo! Then come see us. [03:38 PM]
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Claude Muncey ::: (view all by) ::: November 18, 2003, 05:28 PM:

Well, I will be busy being 3000 miles away . . .

Any chance of MP3's or perhaps some live video?

Scott Lynch ::: (view all by) ::: November 18, 2003, 05:32 PM:

So, what would be on your typical playlist?

I tried "click here for a live MP3," but that made my copy of Inept Exploder die like a weasel in a steam-cooker.

Keith ::: (view all by) ::: November 18, 2003, 06:46 PM:

Music by cool publisher type, or Kurosawa movie...


tough call...

Sorry Patrick.

The Bad Sleep Well is gonna win everytime - especially when I'm being graded on whether I show up.

Play on a weekend and I'll try to show up.

Claude Muncey ::: (view all by) ::: November 18, 2003, 07:11 PM:

Having followed the quite obvious link indicated by Scott (while wiping egg off his face, he said, "On me, this looks good") I got the MP3 to load.

Nice and tight, but I had a little trouble with the vocals. Considering the fact that only my left ear works these days, that is likely to be my problem, not yours. Sorry not to be there.

Patrick Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: November 18, 2003, 07:13 PM:

I'm a bit bemused by the idea that anyone is required to post an excuse for not showing up. I assure you, the C-Note isn't big enough for all of Electrolite's readership.

What would be on our typical playlist would be a bunch of songs by our frontman Jon Sobel, The Hardest Working Guy In Show Business. Jon calls it "American Music." That'll do. It sounds like rock and roll to me, sometimes with a country or blues tinge, sometimes less so. We also cover a thing or two.

I'd like to get more mp3s online. The one pointed to from the Whisperado homepage doesn't seem to me all that representative. But we're a band composed entirely of people with full-time jobs, which means a lot of little it-would-be-nice stuff doesn't get done in a hurry.

LauraJMixon ::: (view all by) ::: November 18, 2003, 07:51 PM:

Have a terrific performance. I knew you'd been working on vocals, but I hadn't realized you were singing! Trey schick.


Keith ::: (view all by) ::: November 18, 2003, 08:15 PM:

But how much of Electrolites readership is in NY? And would the C-Note hold that?

Just listened to the MP3. Nifty stuff. Kurosawa still wins.

Mary Kay ::: (view all by) ::: November 18, 2003, 08:24 PM:

I'm not coming unless you promise to play something by Fred Eaglesmith.


D. Potter ::: (view all by) ::: November 18, 2003, 10:41 PM:

Fscking teleport stage is still broken. Oh, well...

Patrick Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: November 18, 2003, 11:22 PM:

Mary Kay, you're confusing Whisperado with the We Rehearsed It In Email World Fantasy Con Players.

Although "Mighty Big Car" would indeed make a pretty good Whisperado song. Hmm.

Mary Kay ::: (view all by) ::: November 19, 2003, 01:47 AM:

Hmmm indeed. Would you believe I could buy a round trip ticket to NYC for Thursday dep and Sunday return for only $337? But that would be, um, foolish wouldn't it? Wouldn't it?

julia ::: (view all by) ::: November 19, 2003, 06:31 AM:

Husband requests information about cover charge and plastic friendliness?

Patrick Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: November 19, 2003, 07:45 AM:

Julia: It's just a bar. One-drink minimum per set. I don't recall seeing them take plastic but I could be wrong.

dave heasman ::: (view all by) ::: November 19, 2003, 08:45 AM:

Well, *I* liked the Bonzos reference.

Patrick Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: November 19, 2003, 09:07 AM:

Wonderful to see Brainiac on banjo.

John Farrell ::: (view all by) ::: November 19, 2003, 11:31 AM:


Hmm. What about posting a QuickTime snippet for us (way) out-of-towners at some point? Teresa can do the camera work....


Kate Nepveu ::: (view all by) ::: November 19, 2003, 12:14 PM:

Since you seemed to want this:

Yes, Mary Kay, it would be wrong.

John Scalzi ::: (view all by) ::: November 19, 2003, 01:02 PM:

I know you announce these things on short notice to ensure I don't just show up. Curse you, Patrick!

Mike Gold ::: (view all by) ::: November 20, 2003, 10:45 AM:

Well, I gotta admit, I respect the hell outta anybody who quotes the Bonzos. I did an apazine for a few years named Brainiac On Banjo.

James D. Macdonald ::: (view all by) ::: November 20, 2003, 10:14 PM:

I hope you had a great gig....

Mary Kay ::: (view all by) ::: November 21, 2003, 03:31 AM:

So then, how'd it go? Y'all gonna add Mighty Big Car?


Jon Meltzer ::: (view all by) ::: November 21, 2003, 11:47 AM:

Was George W. Bush playing vibes?

Mike Ward ::: (view all by) ::: November 21, 2003, 02:27 PM:

I read world and tech news, and then I read the op-ed page here. Witty and acerbic commentary not optional; must have.

Need more op, more ed. Can't afford to commute to your gigs. Saw Cav and Pag on the 20th instead; shorter trip.

Glad to see you have a life, though. So, how did the show go?

sean ::: (view all by) ::: November 21, 2003, 03:13 PM:

I live exactly three blocks from the venue, so I made it to the show. It was good fun. Patrick was rockin' on the guitar and wailing on vocals. I liked the mix of music they played and there was a good crowd in the bar. It was nice to see Teresa again and I met some nice people.

I complimented Patrick on the perfomance, he immediately shrugged my measly words with a +10 vorpal shield of modesty. "I played worse than I have in years!"

If he made any mistakes, I didn't notice. It was fun.