May 20th, 2005


Cheese Is Good

Went out last night with timenchanter to the new Melting Post restaurant downtown.  Like most fondue places, pricey, but fun.  I'd recommend it if there's at least two of you and you have around $30-$40 a person to kill.  Given the menu, the impression I got was that they sell wine, and will give you some fondue to go with it - each menu was mostly a wine list.  Most of the fondue info was in the back...

That said, it tasted great, and I'd happily go back.

The show last night was a lot of fun.  In general, simply a much better energy, and while it wasn't hugely crowded, we had enough people that it stayed a party pretty much up until the end.

It showed a couple of characteristics - first of all, the "creeping end", where the first rotation started out really small, but people kept trickling in at just the right rate to keep it from finishing.  Sadly, I lost a couple of singers that way, but, well, that's life.

Second of all, though I haven't seen it this dramatically, the "exodus".  There were several people that wanted to sing an extra song at the end of the show, and though I seriously didn't have space, I told them to give me a song anyway.  Why?  Because people frequently leave.  In this case, a block of 5 people took off, and I managed to give everyone who'd asked their last song.

I like it when things work out - especially if they involve cekyr0 doing "If You're Not The One".

supersniffles and I went out to Denny's afterward, and had ourselves a nice low-key time.  Steven joined us a little later, after he'd been busy for a bit.  Not anywhere busy enough, from the sounds of it, but there ya go.

Now I need to get myself prepared for the music thing tonight, though it's starting to sound like it'll be pretty easy.  The full band has their own PA, and I'll just be handling girls with guitars.
  • Current Mood
    calm calm

More Contest Stuff

I just got off the phone with James.

First of all, I'll be running the karaoke on-stage at S.J. Pride, which will be extremely cool.  I even get a VIP pass out of the deal...

That would probably be a lot more useful if I was gay, huh?  But I'll possibly get to meet some of the acts.  This should be fun.

Second of all, some more information on Sunday:  Each bar gets to make up their own rules, and James has his own idea of how to run things, which may vary depending on how many people we can, um, "convince" to join the contest.  As far as he's concerned, once we get enough people to start, we'll get going - but we'll be happy to let people who come in later sign up.

Also, with enough people, we'll do elimination rounds.

Still a popularity contest, though, so bring your friends.  And their friends.  And your mother's aunt's second cousin, twice removed.
  • Current Mood
    complacent complacent

All Jazzed Up

Today has been one of my exercises in sound reinforcement - tonight has been live music at KoC.

Gretchen pulled together 3 groups, one of which flaked. The first was actually the only one I worked on - her friend Kelly and her guitar.

As I told swanhart at the time, you know it's lesbian music when the lyrics include the word "closure".

She actually wasn't half bad, but definitely stereotypical.

Of course, just as she was about to go on, someone from the second act, Shabfas, showed up to set up their full PA system. Gretchen was of course gone, and slight confusion occurred.

As a result of said confusion, bluize got on Gretchen's last nerve, and she took off in a huff. So I got to do liaison work with them and Kelly, which honestly wasn't too hard...

Anyway, the band set up, and started exactly at 11:00, the agreed-on time. And they're pretty fucking awesome. Certainly the best group I've heard here.

So I'll be here for a while.

Then I'll need to figure out how to Gretchen's stuff back to her...
  • Current Music
    I Just Wanna Make Love To You -- Shabfas