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from [profile] miriam1978

Copy this list; leave in the bands you've seen perform live; delete the ones you haven't, and add new ones that you have seen until you reach 25. An asterisk means the previous person had it on their list. Two asterisks means the last two people who did this before you had that band on their list, etc.

[sorry about the difficulty of reading this, folks--I can't write about concerts and not reminisce!]

1. They Might Be Giants** 
[oh, only about 6 *times*... sometimes with [personal profile] orichalcum and [profile] adamhmorse including that time at GenCon w/ [profile] havenstone]

2. Tori Amos* 
[twice, including in 1996 with [profile] havenstone, [personal profile] outlawradio, [personal profile] julianyap, et al]

3. Dar Williams* 
[4 times, sometimes with [personal profile] ladybird97 and [personal profile] outlawradio]

4. Wilco*

5. Indigo Girls [3 times... the first was my first ever live show!]

6. Moxy Fruvous [may they rest in peace]

7. Da Vinci's Notebook 
[RIP. 3 times, first w/ [profile] havenstone, [personal profile] resonance42, [Bad username or unknown identity: orichalcum , [info]ladybird97] et al. My arrangement of Kingdom in the Sky is still performed by Vocal Heights.]

8. Robbie Schaefer [he opened for Da Vinci's Notebook, as I was telling [profile] a_dodecahedron]
9. Dave Matthews
10. Sheryl Crow
11. Tin Hat Trio [3 times. RIP]
12. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band
13. The Mighty, Mighty Bosstones
14. Rage Against the Machine [didn't see THAT coming, didja?]
15. Girlyman [most recent show I've seen, [personal profile] matt_rah was there]
16. Banana Fish Zero 
[RIP, friends of mine, 4 or 5 times, JT & I were groupies and [personal profile] resonance42 came along at least once]

17. Gin Blossoms [i'm dating myself]
18. Spin Doctors [i'm REALLY dating myself]
19. Primus
20. The Lemonheads
21. George Clinton & the P-Funk All Stars
22. The M Shanghai String Band
[3 times; amazing live shows, if you're in the NYC area, you MUST check them out!]
23. Goo Goo Dolls 
24. Moby
25. Sugar Ray

[editorial comment #1: I listen to and like a number of bands that previously were on this list, but I've seen very little big-name, new live music in recent years. So if anyone WANTS to go see Belle & Sebastian, The Magnetic Fields, Arcade Fire, or The Polyphonic Spree with a non-hip fogey, I'd totally be up for it.]

[editorial comment #2: I totally would have seen REM too, but my parents wouldn't let me go with my friends b/c it was Rosh Hashana]
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OMG, so many possibilities! Must choose 10...

Enjoy the Silence--Depeche Mode
Everything--Alanis Morrissette
Everywhere--Michelle Branch
Everyday People--Sly and the Family Stone
Every Breath You Take--The Police
Everyone's a Little Bit Racist--Avenue Q soundtrack
Experimental Film--They Might Be Giants [ok, so the homestarruner.com film sold me on this one]
Everybody Have Fun Tonight--Wang Chung
Every Day Is a Winding Road--Sheryl Crow
Enormous Penis--Da Vinci's Notebook
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Ironically (or maybe not), my Writing and Editing for the Web class is kicking my ass. I mean, it's difficult, probably because

A) my last experience with journalism was back in college


B) I have a more-than-full-time job, several extracurricular activities, and a life.

But on a more positive note, some of the fun things I've been doing with these late, great days of summer. Last Thursday night some friends (including [livejournal.com profile] matt_rah) and I went to see a triple bill of Main Squeeze Orchestra, Mucca Pazza, and Slavic Soul Party. Things were a little dicey at the beginning, with doors opening over an hour late due to a last-minute "inspection" of the venue. But we got in, got a table, got our obligatory drinks, and then... well, there's nothing like an all-accordion "Bohemian Rhapsody" to warm the soul.

Saturday I went to Warm Up at PS 1, this outdoor afternoon dance party at a contemporary art museum. Big summer fave. This year the courtyard's been done up with what look like Dr Seuss-inspired beach cabanas (and sand). Not to mention the sculptures that drop a ton of water on your head if you time it wrong (or right). My friends wouldn't dance, and I wasn't ready to leave them behind, so we ended up back in Central Park at a free jazz concert to benefit New Orleans. Not bad.

Sunday I got up before some of y'all went to bed, and waited in line to get free Shakespeare in the Park tickets w/ my equally insane friends (and a few hundred of our fellow New Yorkers). The show was absolutely worth it, though--they're doing A Midsummer Night's Dream, and the outdoor setting was MADE for that play, I swear. This was one of the few shows in recent seasons that hasn't relied on a few big names from movies and TV. Nope, these were actual stage actors, and it showed. Great lighting, costumes, music....

Now I'm happy 'cause my friend loaned me her They Might Be Giants double-CD set. And suddenly everyone's my friend in New York City.


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