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December 26, 2006

Whisperado tonight
Posted by Patrick at 01:17 PM * 13 comments

One set, 9 PM, Kenny’s Castaways, 157 Bleecker Street, NYC. $5 cover. Our fourth anniversary! Old songs, new songs, red songs, blue songs. And of course Henry the Horse dances the waltz.

Comments on Whisperado tonight:
#1 ::: P J Evans ::: (view all by) ::: December 26, 2006, 01:35 PM:

They have space for a waltzing horse? Does Henry waltz with a mare or with a lady? Viennese waltz?

(Sorry, couldn't resist.)

#2 ::: Jon Meltzer ::: (view all by) ::: December 26, 2006, 01:37 PM:

Is this show a benefit?

#3 ::: Patrick Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: December 26, 2006, 01:52 PM:

"Is this show a benefit?"

Aside from the well-documented benefits of listening to live music (improved concentration, increased attractiveness, better luck at lotteries, and a shinier coat), no. Why?

#4 ::: Howard Peirce ::: (view all by) ::: December 26, 2006, 03:42 PM:

P J, I was about to joke that "Henry the Horse" sounds like a Damon Runyon character, which I thought terribly clever, but then I did a quick search to make sure I had the spelling of "Runyon" correct, and found out that, in fact, "Harry the Horse" is a Damon Runyon character. And yet, I somehow managed to miss the Beatles reference.

I swear, I must have at least 150 years' worth of pop-culture detritus swimming around in my brain, randomly linking and unlinking like memetic nucleopeptides.

Have fun tonight, Patrick. As we like to say after a particularly enjoyable gig, you don't get paid for playing music; you get paid for hauling equipment.

#5 ::: P J Evans ::: (view all by) ::: December 26, 2006, 03:49 PM:

Howard @ 4

I don't know the Runyon reference (although it sounds vaguely familiar). I think we're even (for at least some value of even).

#6 ::: beth meacham ::: (view all by) ::: December 26, 2006, 03:55 PM:

For the benefit of Mr. Kite, of course.

#7 ::: Fragano Ledgister ::: (view all by) ::: December 26, 2006, 04:17 PM:

And nobody's mentioned Theodore Geisel yet.

#8 ::: Jon Meltzer ::: (view all by) ::: December 26, 2006, 06:55 PM:

For the benefit of Mr. Kite, of course.

And the Hendersons will all be there. What a scene!

#9 ::: Linkmeister ::: (view all by) ::: December 26, 2006, 07:06 PM:

"I swear, I must have at least 150 years' worth of pop-culture detritus swimming around in my brain, randomly linking and unlinking like memetic nucleopeptides."

Howard, that sure beats the hell out of my explanation of the phenomenon: "My mind is a junkyard."

#10 ::: Madeleine Robins ::: (view all by) ::: December 27, 2006, 02:12 AM:

So, how'd it go?

#11 ::: Erik V. Olson ::: (view all by) ::: December 27, 2006, 08:32 AM:

Aside from the well-documented benefits of listening to live music (improved concentration, increased attractiveness, better luck at lotteries, and a shinier coat), no. Why?

Did I just see PNH miss a Beatles reference?

(Check list.)

Well, that's six. If the little bears of the north claim the flag of victory, we're all screwed.

#12 ::: Gar Lipow ::: (view all by) ::: December 27, 2006, 11:59 AM:

Belated Happy Anniversary!

#13 ::: Patrick Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: December 27, 2006, 12:25 PM:

"Did I just see PNH miss a Beatles reference?"

Evidently so. <facepalm>

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