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Ok... get this...

The year is 2004. I just saw Camper Van Beethoven play a whole bunch of Camper Van Beethoven songs, including "Tina", "Wasted", and "Take the Skinheads Bowling."

Also, I'm knee-deep in plans to drive around the northwest seeing a bunch of Pixies shows.

And the year is still 2004.


PS: Dear Seattle, just because you CAN yell stupid shit at shows doesn't mean you SHOULD. Chances are, the band doesn't know or care about your friend's birthday, nor do they care that you think the Yankees suck. K, thanks.

PPS: Dear Seattle, just because there are cars and things obstructing your lane doesn't mean you're automatically entitled to part of mine. I got my own plans for THE ENTIRE THING and when you come creepin' in it freaks my shit. So get out. Love, Steve

Oh... one other funny thing. Yeah, I know you can't write more stuff after the PS and the PPS, unless it's a PPPS, but that's just ridiculous. Anyway... while I was standing out in front of the Crocodile waiting for the doors to open, a little crowd formed. It got bigger and bigger until there were about 20 people gathered around, staring at the front door, waiting for it to open. 20 people. There were 20 people. Yet, even after 20 people had gathered, the next 6 or 7 people to arrive went straight to the front door and pulled on it, thinking it would open and they would walk right in... like it was some sort of gameshow. Some lucky winner is gonna get to go right into the club while all these other poor sods have to wait outside. Who's the next contestant on "Get in the Club Early"?

You know... it's time for people to stop breeding.


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Feb. 16th, 2004 10:48 pm (UTC)
Do you know when/where Pixies tickets go on sale?
Feb. 16th, 2004 10:52 pm (UTC)
I know nothing firm. A reliable source tells me that the Davis show goes on sale tomorrow morning, and that the Vancouver shows go on sale Friday morning, but I can neither confirm nor deny this. I do have a lot of free time at work, though, and I'm planning on spending a good portion of it tomorrow on the phone with various venues and ticket sellers.

By the way, switchblade and I are working on a plan to guarantee we get tickets. The basics would be that we get four people who are DIE HARD dedicated to getting tickets. 30 minutes or so before sale, we all get on the same chat. At sale time, we all hit the speed dial and the web with all our might. Whoever gets through first buys four tickets and sends up the flag to the others to quit trying.

You in?
Feb. 17th, 2004 08:51 am (UTC)
Whoa, hell yeah. As long as you all don't mind tacking on another 4 tickets if you happen to get through?

Maybe I'll call in sick.
Feb. 17th, 2004 09:53 am (UTC)
i don't care, as long as there isn't a ticket limit or anything.

as of now, i think i'm gonna skip the spokane show, if i end up going to the davis show, cause that's too much damn driving. but i'm still in for the BC shows and eugene.
Feb. 17th, 2004 07:35 am (UTC)
camper van!
oh shit! camper van beethoven was here? and i didnt know? damn it! i love them. are they back together? making new albums? or is it a wierd one-off show/tour?

they were i think my 3rd concert, back in 89, at Bumbershoot they opened for Robyn Hitchcock. I could not have been more thrilled.
Feb. 17th, 2004 09:52 am (UTC)
Re: camper van!
Yep... they played last night, opening for Cracker. I don't know if it's a permanent thing or what. Apparently they've been doing shows for about a year now. They don't have the original violin player, I don't think.

Man, it was awesome!
Feb. 17th, 2004 11:18 am (UTC)
Re: camper van!
That was the original violin player (he left the band before Key Lime Pie). The drummer and the keyboard player were subs.
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