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December 10, 2010

Struggling to life from the sloughs of despond, it’s…Whisperado
Posted by Patrick at 02:03 PM *

For the first time in months (we have these “lives,” you know), Whisperado has some gigs lined up in the near future. On Sunday, January 2, at 7 PM, you can watch as I turn 52 onstage at Spike Hill, 184-186 Bedford Avenue (at 7th Street), in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. And at 8 PM on January 23 we’ll be at Banjo Jim’s, 9th Street and Avenue C in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

Spike Hill is a new venue for us, but we’re up for it. We’ve played Banjo Jim’s several times; it’s a very friendly place with a great crowd of regulars. This post is an experiment in actually letting people know in advance when and where we’ll be playing, as opposed to my usual practice of sending out really strong telepathic emanations and maybe remembering to put a line onto Making Light the afternoon of the day of the gig. We’ll see how it works out.

Comments on Struggling to life from the sloughs of despond, it's...Whisperado:
#1 ::: Nina ::: (view all by) ::: December 10, 2010, 02:41 PM:

I'm there! And I can't thank you enough for announcing in advance!

#2 ::: Tom Whitmore ::: (view all by) ::: December 10, 2010, 02:51 PM:

I shan't be able to make it, being geographically challenged.

#3 ::: abi ::: (view all by) ::: December 10, 2010, 02:53 PM:

Likewise, helaas.

#4 ::: Steve C. ::: (view all by) ::: December 10, 2010, 02:55 PM:

Guess I'll have to wait for the world tour. :)

#5 ::: Ginger ::: (view all by) ::: December 10, 2010, 03:10 PM:

Oops, already have plans for that weekend.

#6 ::: Serge ::: (view all by) ::: December 10, 2010, 03:16 PM:

I can't make it, but some of Patrick's authors are having a book signing here tomorrow. Not sure it evens things out though...

#7 ::: Dave Weingart ::: (view all by) ::: December 10, 2010, 03:39 PM:

Advance notice makes it far more likely that I'll be able to make it!

#8 ::: Serge ::: (view all by) ::: December 10, 2010, 03:44 PM:

Ginger @ 5... I wonder what kind of plans...

#9 ::: Kip W ::: (view all by) ::: December 10, 2010, 05:06 PM:

I'll just stay home and listen to my 45s. [sigh]

#10 ::: The Modesto Kid ::: (view all by) ::: December 10, 2010, 06:56 PM:

Thanks for the notice. I have been wanting to hear you guys play for a while now. Will try to make it to the Banjo Jim's gig.

#11 ::: beth meacham ::: (view all by) ::: December 10, 2010, 08:13 PM:

Good job on the announcement. Wish I could be there.

No, not really. NYC. January. No.

Wish you could be here!

#12 ::: Earl Cooley III ::: (view all by) ::: December 10, 2010, 09:28 PM:

Live streaming video?

#13 ::: Xopher ::: (view all by) ::: December 10, 2010, 10:03 PM:

I want to see if turning 52 will look different onstage than it does ordinarily. Can we at least expect a hat with, you know, pointy things sticking out of the top?

I have a commitment that day that will keep me away, I'm afraid. I guess that means I won't know if you have a spiky hat or not.

#14 ::: Paula Helm Murray ::: (view all by) ::: December 10, 2010, 10:18 PM:

one of these days I'll have $$ and time to go. New York in winter? Feh, come to Kansas City in winter. We had a blizzard on Christmas eve last year....

Best wishes!

#15 ::: Ginger ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2010, 12:08 AM:

Serge @8: Ha! I think you're fishing..and I do have Those Kinds of Plans. I'd better stock up on insulin for everyone else.

#16 ::: Bill Higgins-- Beam Jockey ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2010, 11:41 AM:

Xopher writes in #13:

I want to see if turning 52 will look different onstage than it does ordinarily. Can we at least expect a hat with, you know, pointy things sticking out of the top?

I don't know, but it's nice to see that when a man turns 52, he has finally outgrown the sombrero jokes.

#17 ::: Velma ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2010, 11:56 AM:

Hey! Scraps and I get your telepathic emanations. Well, truth: we ask questions, and I'm on Jon's email list, too.

#18 ::: elise ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2010, 12:53 PM:

I'll be there. Woooo!

#19 ::: Joseph ::: (view all by) ::: December 13, 2010, 12:36 PM:

"you can watch as I turn 52 onstage"

Youngster!

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