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May 31, 2007

See Whisperado and save!
Posted by Patrick at 03:52 PM * 25 comments

As the twelve of you who ever look at nielsenhayden.com already know, Whisperado will play Desmond’s Tavern on lower Park Avenue this coming Saturday at 8 PM. Admission is a sturdy $10, but if you’re planning to show up, post in the comment section saying so and we’ll add your name to the Guest List so you can get in for $5 instead.

Sample some of the big-beat sound of Brooklyn’s phenomenal pop combo here. Sample review from Jim Henley: “The musicianship is excellent and varied and the songwriting solid. It doesn’t waste time with homage to the American roots music tradition. It just goes about adding to it. ‘Some Other Place’ is the kind of song Greg Brown might write if he weren’t annoying as shit.” Sample head-inflating praise from an actually good professional guitarist here.

New songs! Old songs reworked! Shoutouts to attendees who drop in from BEA! Free Boeing 757 to our 100,000th customer! Desmond’s Tavern is at 433 Park Avenue South, between 29th and 30th Streets, N Y F C. Close cover before striking. This release contains statements that are not statements of historical fact, but instead are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

Comments on See Whisperado and save!:
#1 ::: TexAnne ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2007, 04:02 PM:

I don't suppose you'll be playing anytime between the 7th and the 11th?

#2 ::: Susan ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2007, 04:20 PM:

I will be there. Anyone else?

(After wallowing in the catz thread, I have the impulse to write "I B at ur gig, any1 elz? Need peepz!" This is entirely the fault of this blog in general and abi in particular. U R ALL EVL!)


#3 ::: Peter Hentges ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2007, 04:35 PM:

Please place me on the guest list because a) it'll be cool to be on the list! and b) I might need an alibi for later.

#4 ::: Melanie S. ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2007, 05:07 PM:

Completely unrelated to just about anything, but--how does the street numbering work in NYC such that 433 is between 29th and 30th Streets? *blinks*

#5 ::: Teresa Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2007, 05:11 PM:

There's a semi-irregular system for relating street numbers and cross streets in Manhattan. I know Moshe Feder can explain it. I'm not sure who else can.

#6 ::: Ken houghton ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2007, 05:22 PM:

It's 433 Park Avenue South -- PA South ENDS (tops out) at 34th Street, and the numbering of NYC streets is generally based on increments of 20 per block (i.e., a block would run from 380 to 399, with 400 beginning the next block).

So I suspect 433 is 21 to 22 blocks above where the city considers PASouth numbering to start--which would be around 8th Street, also the street on which Fifth Avenue begins.)

Anyone have a NYC telephone book handy? They (used to, at least) list the "translation codes" for most streets.

(As an aside to the aside: Most of NYC makes perfect sense, in that way. Even numbers on the South and West sides of the streets, counting West and East from 5th Avenue in increments of 100 per Avenue block, yada yada.

(This does, of course, exclude the area below 14th Street, where you can meet someone on the corner of 4th Street and 10th Street [or 11th or 12th, at least].)

On topic: Would love to make it, but it's Valerie's sixth birthday party that day, and the chance of still being alive that late in the day is virtually nil. Meanwhile, those wishing the hear at least Patrick should check out this post at Eat Our Brains, if you haven't already.

#7 ::: Seth Breidbart ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2007, 05:53 PM:

In general, there are 10 numbers on each side of the street per block (so streets that have addresses on only one side, like parts of 5th Ave., go up 10 numbers per block; most go up 20). Numbering for each avenue starts at the base of that avenue, with a few exceptions (Park Ave. South used to be 4th Ave., and when the northern part of 4th Ave. was renamed they kept the numbers).

Easiest way to figure out where an address is is by using the Palm application X-Man.

#8 ::: Melanie S. ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2007, 06:01 PM:

I think I'm glad I live in Chicago. Looking for 600 S. anything? It's just on the south side of 6th street. Northside numbers are a little harder, but only because the streets aren't numbered...it's still 8 blocks, thus 800 in street numbers, to a mile...

Thanks for the info, though, guys. It just tells me to let my dad navigate when we go to NYC. :D

#9 ::: Patrick Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2007, 06:06 PM:

#6: Good god, Los Blues Guys at early-90s Armadillicons. I had forgotten about some of that stuff. But I don't think I was on stage for the "I'm A Lumberjack / Mannish Boy" mash-up, mostly because I distinctly remember being in the audience laughing so hard I nearly pissed myself.

This, on the other hand, definitely includes me and Rory Harper having one of those descent-of-the-spirit duels to which lead guitarists are prone.

#10 ::: Andrew Willett ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2007, 06:12 PM:

I'm in! And looking forward to seeing (and hearing) one and all.

#11 ::: Fragano Ledgister ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2007, 06:20 PM:

When will Whisperado be playing in Atlanta, if ever?

#12 ::: --E ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2007, 06:23 PM:

Totally OT...

I just wanted to castigate TNH for being a rose-pusher. I ordered a zillion miniature roses in some (doubtless misguided) attempt to enhance the green-plant jungle in my office with flowering plants.

I am probably denying their beauty to someone who could do a better job of keeping them alive. Muah ha ha! Come to me, my pretties!

#13 ::: --E ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2007, 06:24 PM:

Totally OT...

I just wanted to castigate TNH for being a rose-pusher. I ordered a zillion miniature roses in some (doubtless misguided) attempt to enhance the green-plant jungle in my office with flowering plants.

I am probably denying their beauty to someone who could do a better job of keeping them alive. Muah ha ha! Come to me, my pretties!

#14 ::: Lizzy L ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2007, 06:46 PM:

This release contains statements that are not statements of historical fact, but instead are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

We're from the government and we're here to help?

BTW, tomorrow (I think, but maybe it's today) is the 40th anniversary of the release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

#15 ::: Kathryn Cramer ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2007, 06:51 PM:

Free 747, huh? Never know when that might come in handy. If I squint really hard, I can sort of envision it fitting in our driveway . . .

#16 ::: Greg London ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2007, 07:16 PM:

it's a 757. But Boeing can't give them away after they came out with the 777(1/7th). They're practically the Edsel of airliners. Personally, I'd wait till Corellian Corporation comes out with the YT-1300 model. But that's just me.

#17 ::: Seth Breidbart ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2007, 07:38 PM:

Patrick didn't do the arithmetic. 757's are worth a lot more than 100,000 Whisperado tickets. Pepsi got in trouble for just that sort of thing.

#18 ::: Patrick Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2007, 09:17 PM:

Lizzy, the UK anniversary of Sgt Pepper is tomorrow, June 1; the US anniversary is a day later.

#19 ::: Paula Helm Murray ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2007, 11:53 PM:

I'd like to be there. I'm going to Springfeld, MO for a vacation instead. Not enough dough to fly anywhere.

I've been to a Los Blues Guys concert in KC, and Brad Denton and Jerry Gelb (mad mouth harp player) played their arses off at a friend's room party at Conquest in 2005.

(We've known Brad since (don't want to admit)....)

#20 ::: elise ::: (view all by) ::: June 01, 2007, 12:43 AM:

Seth: That reminds me of

Free, free
A trip to Mars
For 900
Empty jars...

... which also got somebody in trouble, if memory serves.

#21 ::: Rob Rusick ::: (view all by) ::: June 01, 2007, 12:53 AM:

Peter Hentges @3: Please place me on the guest list because a) it'll be cool to be on the list! and b) I might need an alibi for later.

I'd like to be on the list too, even though there is not a chance in hell I could get there (if I'm there, it's a time traveller; ask for stock tips).

#22 ::: James D. Macdonald ::: (view all by) ::: June 01, 2007, 12:59 AM:

... which also got somebody in trouble, if memory serves.

Burma Shave.

What they did, when a fellow collected the 900 empty jars, was send him to Mars, Pennsylvania. Which was great publicity.

#23 ::: Bruce E. Durocher II ::: (view all by) ::: June 01, 2007, 11:25 PM:

James D. Macdonald:

What they did, when a fellow collected the 900 empty jars, was send him to Mars, Pennsylvania. Which was great publicity.

Close: Burma Shave thought about Mars, Pennsylvania but ended up sending the guy to a town in Germany that was pronounced "Mars" but was spelled differently. Unfortunately my copy of The Verse by the Side of the Road is in storage or I could give you the correct spelling of the town

#24 ::: Susan ::: (view all by) ::: June 04, 2007, 10:07 AM:

Andrew:
Nolacon '88, Karen Turner (now Karen Dick) channels Beach Blanket Babylon in The Stars My Destination.

Nice meeting you Saturday!

#25 ::: Xopher ::: (view all by) ::: July 19, 2011, 07:21 PM:

Whisperado spam (with misspelled possessive) vanishes anon.

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